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"We stayed at"...The Lakes Motel (formally Aspen Court)..."for 2 nights going to/from Mt. Cook. We had a great stay! The room was spacious and clean, the wifi worked well, and the reception was so warm! The kitchen was well equipped and there was a selection of DVDs at reception for free. Highly recommend!"


Eliana F
12 Dec 2016



"Awesome welcome. Very accommodating. Very clean, Comfy beds. Recommend to all. They even let us wash our car. Top place. Handy to fishing spots. Not far to star gaze. With in walking distance to restaurants."


GrantandSheryl D
3 Dec 2016



"This was a great motel, close to Mount Cook allowing an easy drive to see the lake and mountains. Staff were really friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and comfortable. Huge spa bath which was just lovely to relax in after a long day's drive."


Martin N
8 Nov 2016



"We stayed for three nights in late September and found this to be a great location for exploring the region. The Motel owners were warm and friendly, nothing too much trouble. Having read previous reviews we were a little nervous of the welcome but soon realised that these are new owners and doing a great job of making their guests feel welcome. Very comfortable studio unit with great heating and good quality, modern furnishings and linen etc. We cycled on the A2O trail (just a couple of half days) and the spa bath at the end of each day was perfect."


25 Sep 2016



"Stop over between Invercargill and Christchurch, the room had one bedroom with Queen and single for the three of us. It was toasty warm on arrival, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The living area and the bedroom was fitted with radiators and additionally there was a heat pump in the living area. Rather thoughtfully there was even an ice scraper by the front door to assist with the very cold mornings when the car could be frosted over. Overall just what we needed, thank you."


Robert G
19 Sep 2016



 “Great little hotel with the best shower!” We stayed for one night in hotel room 1, which we think may have been the wheelchair accessible unit, as bathroom was huge! Room was comfortable with a small kitchenette. Not far from the centre of town. Our favourite part was the shower as the water pressure was really strong with plenty of hot water. Would recommend this hotel."


Pam M, Australia

26 April 2016



“Perfect roadside motel for NZ adventures” Aspen Court Motel is the perfect roadside basecamp when you spend most of your time outdoors and need a cozy place to return to at the end of the day. We picked Aspen Court Motel because we were fly fishing for 2 days in the Mackenzie Basin and it was an easy spot to get to and from. And I don't regret the decision. For a young adventurous married couple, the amenities were just right: free wifi, a comfortable bed, TV, kitchenette, and a lovely jacuzzi-esque tub. The best experience? Waking up to the chatty local birdlife outside our back window – a plus for birders/twitchers. I especially like the Dr. Seuss quote above the bed: "Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way."


K Zhang, China
05 April 2016