We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Aspiring Lodge Motel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Aspiring Lodge Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 178: English reviews
Start your review of Aspiring Lodge Motel
 Click to rate
Maryborough, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good room, comfy beds, TV, walk into town, quiet, self sufficient with cook top, microwave etc supermarket just across the car park. only 13 rooms and although we are a couple we were given the last room which was a family room for 4/6. WIFI

Thank Vanessa A
Te Anau, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Good: -Great location in the heart of Wanaka. Close to the Movie Theater, Lake, Supermarket and Restaurants. Only a 1 min walk from the lake. -Very comfortable bed, one of the better beds I have slept in in a while. -Nice, efficient service at the front counter -WiFi worked pretty good. And the Bad: -Parking was soooooo tight. Absolutely...

Thank JustPlaneMad
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The motel was great had parking off road which was a bonus, walking distance to everything and shop really nearby. Great value for money. Only down side would be to consider if you're a light sleeper that the wooden clad room is very creaky and cracks throughout the night, which will wake you up! I guess on a calm no...

Thank Francesca C
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aspiring Lodge Motel was a good place to stay in Wanaka. The room was spacious, wood-paneled and had a microwave, refrigerator and small kitchenette. There was a nice balcony. The bathroom had a shower. We liked this hotel, but I would give it a 3.5 because it felt a little tired and the bed was not great. But location is...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Kate S
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The motel was easy to find and in a great location. The beds were comfortable and the facilities were good. There were only three issues - the car parking is very tight, the lighting in the rooms was not great (no main light) and two of the bulbs in the side lighting were broken. The staff were nice (both reception...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank siminta
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We book for 2 rooms as traveling with kids, we need more space. the rooms satisfies us all, one is big enough for 3, and the other is big enough for 6 but we got 4 ^--^ it is located next to new world store since we can buy for anything we want for dinner and breakfast yet it is...

Thank udomnan2121
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 December 2016

It was a pleasant stay for my family and me at wanaka. The Location is perfect because it is very close to the lake and there is a new world supermarket just beside of the motel. The staff was good as well.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank soowei91
Reviewed 18 November 2016

A well equipped motel just around the corner from the centre. Within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, supermarket and the lakeside. Very comfy, everything you need in the kitchen area. Good layout as you walk in with storage and hooks for ski equipment if you are lucky enough to be using this as a ski base.

Thank MrsB58
Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We had a downstairs unit at the back of the motel so it was very quiet, Close to shops, restaurants and a short walk to the foreshore of lake. Supermarket is literally at the rear of the motel through a car park. A staff member drove us to the Puzzling world after we had enquired about public transport and stored...

Thank Glenys H
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We booked in for just one night, thank goodness. It is in the center of Wanaka, so great for walking to shops and restaurants. It is very close to 2 backpacker places and a supermarket so there was a lot of noise into the night. The rooms are clad inside with pine boarding, which creeks and cracks very loudly ALL...

1Thank Jane S

41 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (30)
Room/Suite (15)
View from Room (4)
Bathroom (3)
Dining (1)
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (11)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Room/Suite (5)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Wanaka hotels
1.7 km away
#4 of 20 in Wanaka
706 reviews
1.9 km away
Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
0.4 km away
Lakeside Apartments
Lakeside Apartments
#1 of 20 in Wanaka
466 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.9 km away
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka
0.4 km away
The Moorings
The Moorings
#2 of 20 in Wanaka
395 reviews
0.2 km away
Bella Vista Wanaka
Bella Vista Wanaka
#10 of 20 in Wanaka
350 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aspiring Lodge Motel is nestled in the heart of the Southern Lakes tourist resort of Wanaka and the gateway to the Mount Aspiring National Park. Being one of the only motels situated right in the center of town, you can easily access many of the exciting activites that Wanaka has to offer by foot. Wanaka is a playground with an abundance of activities for everyone to enjoy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aspiring Lodge Motel

Address: 16 Dungarvon Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: €110 - €187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aspiring Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Agoda, Priceline, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Aspiring Lodge Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Aspiring Hotel Wanaka
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Aspiring Lodge Motel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Aspiring Lodge Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“rooms on second floor would be more appreciated”
 of 5 bubbles udomnan2121, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the downstair ones, not much lake view even on the upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles Roya36, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms provide a view of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles 47532015, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Payment required to owners bank account before stay, an excellent arrangement.”
 of 5 bubbles Suziqs, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“had family room for two people Dearer but more room, lovely outlook”
 of 5 bubbles lealappie, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
5 of 5