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Balmoral, Australia
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115 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were stuck in traffic on this day and called in advance to let the owner know we would be arriving late. This was much appreciated (will definitely keep doing this if we are delayed) and luckally it was no problem. On arrival we rang the bell at the reception as it was unattended due to the late hour. Somebody... More 

Thank Leeuw605
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late and Kev (night manager) was very patient with us (and our many bags) and showed us around the property and made us feel very welcome. The room was lovely, with a soothing view of the river out of large windows, and very spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was clean and well-equipped. Dining and lounge areas were large... More 

Thank neha g
Ruapehu, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gentleman met us at the reception very friendly and helpful remind us more than once if we need any assistance to call him any time. Gave us information about special event that was happening in Wanganui. Room an on suite had every thing we need for one night stay. TV room and common kitchen is available for customers in the... More 

Thank Chitha P
Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I booked the room on the phone, and the owner offered me a room for 70$ (that was what I heard on the phone). We turned up in the evening quite tired and there was another staff member who said she was new to the place. She said the room was normally 72$ but if the owner gave us a... More 

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TamaraLodge, Owner at Tamara Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

An unfortunate incident remembered quite differently to this description. My own staff member was herself upset by feeling bullied. Whilst misunderstandings can happen, I am duty bound to protect my staff More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I had a very long day of travel before I arrived at the Tamara Lodge. Though, from the moment I stepped inside my weariness started to fade and an immense sense of comfort set in as I saw the lovely house and was warmly welcomed by the host Barbara. I was shown to a nice clean room where I could... More 

Thank taospowderhound
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The title apples to both the abode & Rory who is the host who greeted us both welcoming and helpful. Tamara is a character 2 storey old dame. A bit chilly but the room was warm with an oil column heater. Located on the bank of the beautiful Whanganui river. Im joining BBH to secure member prices for next time.

Thank Harris J
New Zealand
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I stayed here with my sister (a couple of old ladies) in May 2016 - found it through booking.com and chosen by price. Found a lovely old building, former maternity hospital with a good view of the river. Our ensuite unit was part of a newer building at the back, facing onto the lawn and garden. Very cosy and clean,... More 

Thank Kiwirose
Orewa, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We received a very friendly welcome form host Rory. His knowledge of the city was great and he helped us maximise the short time we had on our one night stop. We stayed in one of the rooms in the little annexe behind the main building. It was basic but comfortable and good value for money. The shower was very... More 

Thank kiwi3mfs
Braunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2016

A great place to stay. We had a lovely first floor room at the front overlooking the river. The owner Rory is very friendly and obviously loves his town. Highly recommended. We cooked in the well equipped shared kitchen and ate outside in the lovely tranquil garden. Just ignore the advice about breakfasting at The Orange cafe, the food was... More 

Thank Glynis N
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

really enjoyed my stay here. overlooking the whanganui river a fantastic view. Room was very tidy and comfortable. Rory was very friendly and has been here a long time so really knows wanganui with an h well. if you like your whiskey have a chat with him he knows his stuff.

Thank Warrick P

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm welcome for the weary world traveller is only the start as you enjoy our spacious Edwardian Lodge overlooking the majestic Whanganui River. Views of Mt Ruapehu and just 5 mins walk to the city. Relaxation is easy here; the large garden is enticing and the hammocks welcoming. Piano and guitar available. Lots of information on activities. HEATED rooms! (Some en-suites) INTERNET, BBQ, TV, FREE WIFI, FREE BIKES. Hosts: Rory and Barbara ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tamara Riverside Lodge

Address: 24 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand (Formerly Tamara Backpackers Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Price Range: $53 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tamara Riverside Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Right by the river, spacious, good common facilities”
 of 5 bubbles 507nehag, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“single room by the garden nice an comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles chithap, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We wanted a ground floor room, this request fulfilled. Our room had a view of the garden”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwirose, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms are lovely, inexpensive, clean and comfortable. Can sleep up to four!”
 of 5 bubbles Splash135, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Amazing view on the river from the Double rooms in the second floor!”
 of 5 bubbles timtQ7977HY, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
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