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Raceway Motel

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The motel is clean, warm and comfortable and the swimming pool just outside our door was a great bonus. Vicki and Jay were so helpful from the outset and this personal touch is the important aspect of any stay in a motel. We are from Scotland and it made for a relaxed and enjoyable stay They are genuinely interested in...

Thank Catseye284
justme554, Owner at Raceway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review... Was lovely to of met you both. We hope you managed to get more walks in while you were here. Hope you summer season goes well over there.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 February 2017

ICPP footy team stayed at the Raceway Motel Feb 17 for Whanganui Masters. Vicki was a marvelous host , warm, friendly and flexible. The weather was excellent & we made great use of the pool. Overall, perfect accomodation for a sporting team on tour. We'll be back.

Thank kearyadeane
justme554, Owner at Raceway Motel, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. Was so nice to meet you all. Easy to be a good host when you have such great people staying. Glad to hear you won congratulations. See you next time 😀

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Our football team has used the Raceway Hotel as our base for the New Zealand Masters for the last few years. Recently Vicky has taken over and her care and attention are already shining through. Its clean, comfortable, good value and Vicky is a great host who goes the extra mile to make sure all her guests have a good...

Thank Andrew C
justme554, Owner at Raceway Motel, responded to this review

Hi Andrew thanks for taking the time to give us a review was great to meet you all. Congratulations on your win. The other team did well as well they got silver so good achievements alll round. Look forward to seeing you all back again. Kind regards Vicky

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stayed for 4 nights, for a family function. Vicky, Abbey and Jay were the best. Like other reviews there was fresh baking every morning, including Gluten Free for the family members that are GT intolerant, and the bed was sooooo comfortable. The room was clean, and the pool was great for all the kids. This motel is exceptional value...

Thank r0yandi
justme554, Owner at Raceway Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Really enjoyed the time you were all here was nice to meet you all. Thanks for letting us be guest in our own motel. Loved the dinner. What an amazing family you have. Hope to see you all back again for mums next big birthday.

Masterton, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed for several days, very centrally located & easy walking distance to town. Host couldn't do enough for us even supplying home baking to enjoy with a cuppa. A most enjoyable stay will most definitely be back.

1Thank adelesmylie
justme554, Owner at Raceway Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are still discovering Whanganui Wanganui ourselves and are very much loving it. We have so much to offer here. Look forward to seeing you back soon. Regards Vicky

Reviewed 5 October 2016

Clean comfortable and affordable place to stay. Central to city center. Booked for a night and ended staying for 2 nights. Host greeted us like long lose friends very welcoming place to stay. Room overlooking the pool (to cold to use) Free wifi with great reception. Offered cake on arrival and when we advised that i was gluten free she...

1Thank Alan S
justme554, Owner at Raceway Motel, responded to this review

HI thanks for taking the time to give me a review. Was great to meet you both. Alan you will be pleased to hear I have done some more gluten free baking which I tried and tasted pretty much the same. Hope to see you both back again. Kind Regards Vicky

Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We stayed in a twin room at this Motel during our 3600klm bike trip around NZ and we must say it was the most reasonably priced and clean room in which we stayed. Our host Rex even offered us a drink on arrival (Which after 300klms was greatly appreciated) and also gave us a lift into town that night. Would...

Thank Geoff S
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We stayed for a weekend in a family unit. The location was central and we were able to walk to the main street for an evening meal. The units were so clean!! The pool awesome. The owners friendly and helpful

Thank emjoso
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Stayed over a long weekend with a party of 13 blind and partially sighted indoor bowlers and their guides. 2 Family rooms and 3 studios on the ground floor housed us perfectly and all were clean and well equipped. Our hosts Daph and Rex were very welcoming and could not have been more helpful and supportive. The outdoor pool and...

1Thank elanem4
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Very welcoming hosts. The breakfasts were good. There was an outdoor pool which i did not use as it was too early in the spring for swimming. The property is very well maintained and clean. The city centre is a short drive away and could even be walked in about 15 minutes.

2Thank Mathew2

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Raceway Motel

Address: Corner Purnell Street And Hurworth Place, Opposite The Racecourse, Whanganui, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Price Range: $95 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Raceway Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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