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4.0 out of 5

"Close to Lake and dining and supermarket. Parking a bit of a problem since all guests don't park within the lines which are very narrow anyway. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 26 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

At Aspiring Lodge Motel you'll be within steps of Pembroke Park and Picture Lounge. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, a bar/lounge, and in-room kitchenettes.

All 14 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. Kitchenettes come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, and room service is also available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecue grills, and free newspapers in the lobby. Added amenities include tour/ticket assistance. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 3-star Wanaka motel include Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea.

Standard Studio, Kitchenette (Queen bed unit)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$105* Per night/room 16 Jun. - 17 Jun.

Family Room, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room, Kitchenette (Family Unit)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Executive Room, Kitchenette (Executive Studio)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Balcony (King Studio)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Aspiring Lodge Motel ratings based on 51 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Aspiring Lodge Motel

Everyone (20) Couples (20) Family (9)
4 out of 5
Close to Lake and dining and supermarket. Parking a bit of a problem since all guests don't park within the lines which are very narrow anyway.

Posted by , from Cooroy QLD on 26 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
Great room size & location.very quiet for central location.Staff excellent

Posted by on 3 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
The location was great. Facilities were clean and tidy. Staff member we dealt with was very friendly and helpful.

Posted by on 26 Jan. 2020

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1 out of 5
Had no internet, which meant no TV or radio. Motel room needs a good clean, especially bathroom. I hav3 stayed at this motel before under another name and the service was so much better. Picked up key before time allotted and was told “there will be no one here tomorrow we’re having the day off”. When complained this morning was told “why didn’t you ring the bell. for help. Really when you are told there wasn’t going to be anyone to answer you why would you think of ringing the bell. Will await your reply. Lynette Lyders.

Posted by , from Live in Fairfield Dunedin. on 26 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Dec. 2019 by Elizabeth

Dear Lynette. My name is Elizabeth and me and my husband are the owners of the business,/ not a freehold/ Aspiring Motel last 7 years. This Motel has always been under that name. We had replaced a lot of staff since we took over.We had a a lot of good feedback. We are very sorry you had a bed experience. Yes, we had a problem with Internet , all is fixed. The girl in the office had offer you a support to set up. First Day of Xmas is only a day the office is closed. Our staff working very hard and we offer them a day off to spend a time with their family. I hope you understand that. As a compensation we can offer you a free night stay.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Dec. 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Nov. 2019

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4 out of 5
Rooms were good, very happy with location but parking was pretty frustrating. There’s not enough spaces to accomodate for the rooms. Cleanliness could be a little better. Would still stay again.

Posted by on 30 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Oct. 2019 by Elle

Sorry to hear about your parking experience, I do try to mention to guests when parking fills up in our lot there is a public lot across the street that you are able to park overnight after 6pm. As for thinking the room could have been a little cleaner, I have mentioned to my staff to always be double checking their work. Thanks for the feedback.

3 out of 5
Great view. Nice staff. Good location overall average establishment

Posted by on 21 Aug. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great location, warm and comfortable. Friendly staff.

Posted by on 25 May 2019

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2 out of 5
location was great, the bed was comfortable but the list of what is wrong with the motel for the price you pay is far too long. I wouldn't recommend it.

Posted by , from Exeter NSW on 14 Oct. 2018

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About the Aspiring Lodge Motel

Location 16 Dungarvon Street, Wanaka, 9192

Property Features

Aspiring Lodge Motel offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Public spaces have free WiFi. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Wanaka motel is smoke free.

  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • Bar or lounge
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Wanaka (WKA) (10.3 km / 6.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aspiring Lodge Motel offers 14 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Accommodations at this 3-star motel have kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Wanaka motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - noon
  • Monday - Sunday: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - noon
  • Monday - Sunday: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 7:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aspiring Lodge Motel Wanaka
  • Aspiring Lodge Motel
  • Aspiring Wanaka
  • Aspiring Hotel Wanaka
  • Aspiring Lodge Motel Motel
  • Aspiring Lodge Motel Wanaka
  • Aspiring Lodge Motel Motel Wanaka

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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