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Riverview Motel

14 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500 New Zealand
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#4 of 26 hotels in Whanganui
We are Mark (a local from Whanganui) and Karen (from Ireland). We will be pleased to recommend you our favourite places to eat, the things in Wanganui that you absolutely shouldn't miss and hope you will have a great stay with us! Our motel is the closest one to town; depending if you want to take the 'scenic route' along the river or the more direct 'residential' way you could be in our main street within 5 -10 minutes walk. Restaurants and cafes are all within walking distance, so are the historic riverboats that go up the Whanganui river, the art galleries, the museum etc. Our motel has 15 different units; are you looking for low-cost, for a room with a view, for a family unit or for a unit with a spa bath; we have it all!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 2 more
185Reviews2Q+A59Room tips
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George Kinder wrote a review 2 Apr
7 contributions
On Thursday 1st April 2021 it was a very good room at Riverview motel and it was the first time I had stayed there and I didn’t quite use the spa bath and the shower and bed was good and will definitely stay there again
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Jill S wrote a review Feb 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand129 contributions19 helpful votes
Booked at last minute. We had room 8, which had a king size bed, separate lounge area, bathroom and kitchenette. Clean but rather dated. The lazy boy chairs were rather worn in places, lounge area could do with net curtains for privacy. Boiler was terribly noisy, which was situated in the kitchen. Not sure what the socket was for in the bathroom but the hairdryer didn't work in it, and struggled to use it in bedroom as cord wasn't long enough to reach mirror.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
tinx7 wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand4 contributions6 helpful votes
The riverview motel was lovely. Very clean and tidy units. Kids loved the big spa bath. The owners were very nice and accommodating. As we needed last minute accommodation. Would certainly go back there again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Kevin T wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand981 contributions244 helpful votes
We chose this option based on your reviews people but wow what a shame. The motel is on the river road but I am not sure how many rooms have a “river view” maybe one or two. I saw a few rooms and all are pretty much living in the dim and distant past, lots of yellow walls and very old facilities. The seating, beds and mattress have all seen better days and it’s all so dark and depressing. I get that it’s cheap ( $140 per night ) and the owners are keen but a quick paint job with some bright and colourful additions might help me revisit. Plus what is that constant noise ? It sounds like a long distant firework display and you can hear it all day and all night. Enjoy....
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jessie-Lee W wrote a review Nov 2020
Stratford, New Zealand9 contributions
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for a night so we could attend a concert near by and I have to say it was the perfect getaway the room was huge clean and the beds very comfortable, we were greeted with big happy smiles and made to feel very welcome. Highly highly recommend this place!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
USD 58 - USD 85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionWhanganui
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverview Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Riverview Motel?
Nearby attractions include Quartz Museum of Studio Ceramics (0.5 km), Kowhai Park (0.5 km), and New Zealand Glassworks (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverview Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Riverview Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Riverview Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverview Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverview Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Japanese Kitchen WA, Yellow House Cafe, and Rutland Arms.
Is Riverview Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Whanganui.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riverview Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riverview Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Riverview Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Durie Hill Memorial Tower (1.3 km) and William Birch Pools (3.4 km).
Does Riverview Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.