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Anndion Lodge, Whanganui, New Zealand

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Anndion Lodge

Anndion Lodge

Whanganui is located on the South Taranaki Bight, close to the mouth of the Whanganui River. It is 200 kilometres north of Wellington. Most of the town lies on the river’s northwestern bank, although some suburbs are located on the opposite side of the river. Today Wanganui and the Whanganui River provide a home for a multitude of lifestyle activities for locals and tourists.

Anndion Lodge is renowned for unique hospitality with a diverse range of affordable motel accommodation options it is more like a Travellers Resort than just a room for the night. Located on the river banks with stunning views and genuine kiwi hospitality to make you feel right at home.

The Lodge offers luxury yet affordable accommodation for business or pleasure, whether you are a corporate traveller, business rep, family, holiday backpacker, or an overseas guest looking for a boutique weekend bed and breakfast room.

Relaxing Pools

Whatever your requirements or budget, be it a backpackers dorm, a two-bedroom luxury motel suite with a private courtyard, or twin beds with guest share facilities, the Lodge has a unique range of accommodation options.
Base yourself at the riverside Anndion Lodge to explore the greater Wanganui district or the Whanganui River Valley, taking in The Village of Jerusalem (Hiruharama) made famous by Mother Mary Aubert (whose Catholic mission remains there today), and poet James K Baxter, then on to Pipiriki the gateway to the Whanganui National Park. Enjoy the Ski Season—the Lodge is an excellent choice of holiday accommodation for a group wishing to enjoy a day of skiing on the Whakapapa or Turoa ski fields on Mt Ruapehu as well as taking in the sights of the region then returning to relax in the sauna or spa.

Spacious Bedrooms

With twenty-one rooms, including eight apartments/suites the Anndion Lodge has the ability to accommodate up to fifty-four guests in a spacious, upmarket and homely environment with conference facilities. Refresh in the saltwater swimming pool or simply just enjoy the sunset at the end of your day sitting in the steaming outdoor spa. The BBQ courtyard and outdoor dining area is covered for year round alfresco dining, complete with gas BBQ’s and a patio heater.

Luxurious Rooms

The Anndion Lodge has a large stylish and modern fully equipped self-catering kitchen where guests can prepare meals at their leisure. Guests will find plates, platters, bowls, and dishes, so whether you are preparing a snack or a feast you will find what you require ucked away neatly in the kitchen cupboards. All appliances and lodge facilities are available for guest use.

  • $2 Café bar coffee bean/chocolate Espresso Machine.
  • 2 x microwaves, full stove, electric fry pans.
  • Dishwasher, fridge/freezer, water filter.
  • Griller, toasters, toasty sandwich machine, juicer, rice cooker, bread maker.

The lodge offers a large lounge area with two separate expanses where you can sit and relax or mix and mingle with other guests, share in experiences, and chatter. Sliding doors open out onto a sunny balcony that looks out over the picturesque Whanganui River where you can sit and watch as the Waimarie—New Zealand’s last paddle steamer—cruises on by.

Common facilities also include:

  • Full entertainment systems with DVD/video/CD Library.
  • A slate pool table for your leisure.
  • Assortment of books/newspapers/magazines for your reading pleasure.
  • A cosy gas log fire for the cooler evenings

Outdoor Dining

The Lodge offers a unique hospitality experience for guests young (but not too young) and old alike, with in-house licensed facilities offered in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

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