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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We booked a room last minute on a Friday night. Reasonable price and lucky us, we got upgraded to accommodate our child. We had a double and a single bed in the room. The room and bathroom were very clean and everything you might need in a stopover stay is included. Would stay here again for a short trip.

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Northcote Victoria
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I understand that there are some lovely hotels in Wanganui - this is not one of them. The room was old and tired, the beds had been beaten senseless by the vigorous activities of previous guests, and the scariest attraction was the long dark walk to the laundry.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Had a pleasant stay here. Room was clean, tidy and spacious, bathroom semi modern with the shower over bath set up. I loved the little balcony overlooking the grounds and main road, and the hotel is set back far enough from the road to be peaceful. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the location is fantastic with supermarkets and...

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Tweed Heads, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2015

The staff were hospitable and friendly. The room appeared clean .The bed was not that comfortable and my husband woke covered in bites. The stairs had no lights working we were offered a torch. We wouldn't stay again.

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Thank jeemuz10
Freya N, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui, responded to this review

We were disconcerted to read of this comment. Any complaints or issues would have been investigated immediately. Our housekeepers regularly clean mattresses and we have never had a complaint about bugs. I wonder if the complainant also had the same problem that her husband had. We wish you well on your future travels.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 October 2015

A rather old motel but priced nicely. They have room service, and a restaurant, which is handy. TV was good, bathroom was clean and tidy. Had a studio room with a little porch, which let in a nice breeze. Room was tidy and clean, just a little dated in its décor, but that was alright for the price. Got room...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This is anice hotel with friendly staff, clean rooms, comfy bed and a very good restaurant. Ideal for the business traveler. Wifi a little slow to be productive but that just meant I had the night off work.

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Reviewed 10 September 2015

Stayed the night here with work. Rooms are clean, staff are friendly, noise levels are very low, and the hotel is situated reasonably close to everything. Rooms however are in need of modernising quick smart. Everything just feels tired. With my work, I often stay a few weeks at a time in any given lodging, glad I wasn't in here...

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Thank DaveBevin
christchurch
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed here during a business trip. The room was very clean bit the decor was quite dated and tired looking. The 32" TV had very limited viewing - not even full freeview. Close access to Pak 'n' Save, New World and Countdown with a few fast food eateries near by. I did not take advantage of dinner when I...

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Freya N, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you found the room to be very clean. I was disappointed to hear that you found your breakfast to be less than satisfactory. I do apologize for that, we do try hard to give everyone the best experience possible. We do hope that you will consider returning to our hotel in...

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Easy parking close to room. Very soundproof rooms and nicely presented. Comfortable beds and a good layout in the bathroom. The food was a good price and great quality. Nice selection on the menu. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a reasonably priced hotel for an overnight stay and this place fit the bill. We stayed here a couple of years ago with a daughter, this time it was just the two of us. The room was clean and tidy. The furniture was dated. The bathroom had been revamped. The 32" TV was...

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Freya N, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you found your room clean and tidy. I am sorry that you had problems will the internet, we have recently had ultra fast internet installed to provide a fast service for guests. I hope your visit to Wanganui was enjoyable and we hope to see you back again in the future....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui

Address: 379 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand (Formerly The Avenue Hotel And Conf Ctr)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Price Range: $106 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
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