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“Heavenly Beds”
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Aotea Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Heavenly Beds”
Reviewed 3 October 2012 via mobile

probably one of the most comfortable beds you will find, this is the place to stay in Wanganui. Easy access to city and located close to through roads so easy to find. Plenty of surrounding facilities from a Video Ezy to a pak n Save.
Note also FREE WIFi and big screen tv, rooms have dvd players.

Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Wellington, NewZealand
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

Stayed 3 nights earlier this month. Modern, contemporary style room. Location is close to city centre and there is Countdown, Pak n Save and New World supermarkets and the usual fast food outlets all within 200/300 metres (this does not detract from the property but very useful for shopping / self catering).The room was clean and tidy, no noticeable noise from the surrounding area and a good choice for business or leisure traveller. We booked a studio which offered an upgrade to an executive one (subject to space) which had a balcony. Recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

I thought this lodge was well located and a good place to stay.
Our room was quite large and very clean.
The only downside for anyone interested in sport was that it only had one TV Sports Channel which in my opinion is not really good enough
A couple of recommendations for Management would be to insure that there are enough knives and forks etc in the room-i.e at least 4 of each in a 4 person apartment.
The other is to stop recommending the Kingsgate which would have the worst breakfast in Wanganui especially when there is Parnell Cafe just 100 meters down the road which provides great food anfriendly service.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alaina T, Manager at Aotea Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 16 September 2012
Thank you for your comments – I will check all kitchen utensils and forward your feedback to the Kingsgate. Sincerely Alaina
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Te Horo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

Stayed just one night on the recommendation of a friend, had a one bedroom unit which accomodated my wife and I, our daughter and 2 grandchildren. It was extremely clean and everything that was provided was of top quality. The beds were just wonderful even a little too comfortable.
The bathroom is fantastic with a huge spa bath and great shower, you could spend a lot of time in there
Staff were very friendly and efficient.
Have no hesitation in recommending the Aotea.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Alaina T, Manager at Aotea Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 16 September 2012
Thank you for your positive feedback
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Nambour
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

We stayed two nights at Aotea as a break from a campervan. The rooms are spacious and the beds, spa, shower and TV are great. Though there is only a microwave, contrary to many places there is sufficient china and cutlery plus lots of little extras that make self catering possible if that is what you choose to do. Supermarkets, restaurants and takeaways are all handy and if you enjoy walking, the CBD is quite accessible. The management were helpful in every way including allowing us to park a 4 Berth campervan on the premises and giving us good advice on resaurants. In addition the cleaning staff we encountered during the day were kind, helpful and cheerful - a sign of a good workplace. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sunny T, Owner at Aotea Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 7 August 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write this review - We appreciate your kind words. Regards Alaina/Sunny and the Staff at Aotea Motor Lodge.
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

I have now stayed two times at Aotea Motor Lodge - the beds are wonderful, the bathroom superb and staff are extremely helpful! I have no hesitation in recommending
Aotea to anyone! This motel is the best in Wanganui!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Sunny T, Owner at Aotea Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 7 August 2012
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again. Regards Alaina/Sunny and the team.
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 July 2012 via mobile

Have stayed there a number ofttimes over the past few months and don't have a bad word to say. Reception has always been fun to deal with - happy, friendly and helpful. Once they understood I needed a room away from the street, I was well catered for. Don't settle for a road side room - they can be very noisy. Convenient to get to and close to supermarket if that is what you need. Would gladly choose again

Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Sunny T, Owner at Aotea Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 7 August 2012
Thank you for your review - I am not sure if you know or if this, but if there is a preference for a particular room, please inform Reception when you next make a booking and we will load it against your details to ensure that you get the room of your choice every time you stay with us. Sincere Regards Alaina.
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Property: Aotea Motor Lodge
Address: 390 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aotea Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury 5 star central city Wanganui accommodation including free wifi, spa baths, LCD Sky Tv and corporate rates available. ... more   less 
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