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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We stayed just one night in unit 4 but would have liked longer. Quiet and spotlessly clean and spacious, with comfortable twin beds in a separate room and a double bed in the studio area. However, this was squeezed between the breakfast bar and a settee with no room for a bedside cabinet or clock radio. There were no reading...

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant motel to stay in friendly staff and very roomy plenty of utensils very clean and tidy I did have same experience in the shower but found this motel excellent and price wise amazing I can recommend this Motel's for other travellers

1Thank Jeanette K
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We had the unfortunate experience of choosing this motel for our overnight stay. We thought the location was terrific being across the way from the river walk.After a long day of driving we looked forward to a good night. On turning down the sheets there was 2 large stains on the "white" sheets. Disgusting. On check in enquirer how comfy...

Thank fayefrey
graemeprince, Manager at Riverside Motel, responded to this review

Sorry you were not satisfied with your stay. I do remember your sore back and I explained that the beds were reasonably new and were a hotel grade which means in between hard and soft in effect. A tricky one as you can never have beds that please every one. Re: the stains. If you had come to the office...

Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Room 6. Living with soft single bed. Bedroom with firmer double. Bathroom with shower. Kitchenette. Bedroom overlooks river and road but noise level OK. Wifi code for 3 devices and 100mb per device. Speed 5 down / 1 up. Apart from the limited wifi, pleased with the package.

Thank MarkSmalleyNL
graemeprince, Manager at Riverside Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We have changed our guest wifi system and now have unlimited for all. Original system was intended for email and looking ahead at other accommodation, etc, but we realize that guest needs have changed. Please come again sometime!

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The faded interiors of the Riverside Motel aren't going to win any design awards. Neither is the faux-Spanish facade, nor the service, which is limited to perfunctory linen changes and certainly doesn't stretch to anything exotic like bed-making. But what the Riverside lacks in these departments, it more than makes up for with a plum location on the beautiful banks...

Thank BeauDean
graemeprince, Manager at Riverside Motel, responded to this review

The interiors are currently undergoing a facelift. They are being redecorated in modern, lighter colours and feedback has been very positive so far. Rooms are serviced daily but staff are careful not to touch anything which is covered in guest's property, including beds. Staff are cautious not to enter units while curtains are still drawn, particularly those of people who...

Reviewed 7 June 2016

Large but very dated. Well equiped for cooking, eating and lounging in front of TV with separate bedroom. Clean. Adequate for the night but definitely needs a face lift..nice location by the river with road in between. Quiet.

Thank Jane M
graemeprince, Manager at Riverside Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. Interior is currently undergoing a facelift to lighten and brighten! Results are pleasing

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Our motel accommodation was huge !!! 2 very large bedrooms and large lounge kitchen area in the centre. Clean but looking dated and showing its age, but very adequate for a weekend stay for my friend and I. Right on the river, a pleasant flat 5 minutes stroll into town centre. Good parking and friendly staff. Would stay there again.

St Neots, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2016

After a meandering drive from Wellington we'd scheduled an overnight stay before doing the paddle steamer up the river the following day. We had a big room with comfortable large bed. A quick trip to the supermarket sorted out our evening meal of chicken with salad, beers and wine. The cheerful hosts came the next morning with a breakfast to...

1Thank Brian_StNeots
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Unit 3: Boasts a Kingsized bed, whilst comfortable the line up the middle of the bed occurs of a disparity in the height of the two single mattresses that are zipped together. A request for the gentleman to look at this , sort this , met with the suggestion that I sleep on one side. (It was not amusing to...

Thank kaylaracy
graemeprince, Manager at Riverside Motel, responded to this review

Definitely a Hotel standard King bed but like many motels, our large beds are designed to split into full sized singles for extra bedding for sports teams,etc. zips are set in and covered with padding. Suggestion was a light hearted joke and taken that way I thought. King beds have ample room for two people, let alone one! Coupling holding...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2016

was fantastic to stay in a homely environment. the bed was comfy as. was lovely to be visited by the cats. we were missing our cat so we were happy to have cuddles with the family cats. close to everything we needed while we were there. will stay there again with no worries. highly recommend to everyone

1Thank belinda p

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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: £51 - £73 (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”
 of 5 bubbles kaylaracy, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appear equally good.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles LAURANIC287, 6 Dec 2014 | Read review
“All ground level units and all set back off the road.”
 of 5 bubbles HeatherO44, 30 May 2014 | Read review
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