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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2016

The fact it is good value makes it very good in my mind, nothing wrong with the place but if you are looking to impress someone with facilities go elsewhere. What is here is functional and serves the purpose. Nice outside area. If I was in Wanganui again I would have no issue staying here.

1Thank Digory
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Motel is aptly named being located on the riverside in Wanganui. Only a short stroll into town. Road is busy during the day but quiet in the evening. Motel rooms were quite spacious but very dated. No Sky TV, didnt particularly worry me as the TV was quite small so didnt bother watching it anyway. Free 100mb wifi voucher each...

1Thank 67TravelBug67
Palmerston North
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Riverside location, easy walk to the city centre, Saturday market and local amenities. The rooms are spacious and clean, though a little dated now. Very friendly and helpful staff. For the budget price, it's very good value.

1Thank pgc369
Te Puke, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 October 2015

While the decor is obviously dated, the motel rooms were clean and spacious. We had a two bedroom apartment. The beds were comfortable enough and we slept well. The staff are friendly and helpful. It is in an excellent location and we enjoyed being able to walk along the riverfront to the CBD. I did not end up using the...

2Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I stayed here on a business trip for one night and will not be staying here again. It has a good location and reasonable price, but the room was very outdated and unclean. There were hairs on the pillow and sheets and made the thought of sleeping in the bed very uncomfortable. There was also no sky (which has become...

1Thank nathanf139
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Easy to locate with great views, very quiet with fabulous easy walks along the river to town. The parking spaces are generous. It is well equipped with a high standard of cleanliness and there is plenty of room inside. It was easy to heat and we appreciated two doors between the kitchen and toilet. The shower (water flow), sofa and...

Thank 1960Gwen
New Zealand
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We traveled as a couple with one friend so we booked a 2 bedroom apartment. It was great! Good location (opposite river and walking distance to town), the room was very spacious and he beds were comfortable. It is fairly dated but still tidy and more importantly clean, for the price you can't expect perfection. The water pressure in the...

Thank veedub72
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 February 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights in a studio unit & while this is an older motel it was clean & well equipped. The king size bed was very comfortable. As has been mentioned by another reviewer the owners are cat lovers & so if you are averse to felines this probably isn't the motel for you however this wasn't...

Thank JayannMarlborough
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights. We had the two bedroom unit. Although it is not a modern motel, the unit was comfortable and clean. The hosts were great, they even looked after our washing and put it in the dryer. Free wifi too. The motel is situated only about 1km from town centre and you can go for a...

Thank Nat A
Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 January 2015

Stayed for one night, it was very comfortable and clean. The service was very good and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Great place to stay for a couple of nights. The bed was very comfortable and the unit was very clean and fresh. There were also plenty of condiments provided.

Thank 880guinness15

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Riverside Motel

Address: 30 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Price Range: $86 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“River view in the ? management quarters above the office, not certain though”
kaylaracy, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appear equally good.”
pgc369, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Check all booking sites for the same venue as prices as vary. Be quick to book when you find a great priced motel that suits your needs.”
1960Gwen, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“Do not accept bottom rooms 3, 4. 5. ... room 5 definitely out if you do not want a heart attack with the clanging gate.”
LAURANIC287, 6 Dec 2014 | Read review
“All ground level units and all set back off the road.”
HeatherO44, 30 May 2014 | Read review
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