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“Motorcycle friendly, luxurious and super CLEAN” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aotea Motor Lodge
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Whanganui
Certificate of Excellence
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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119 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Motorcycle friendly, luxurious and super CLEAN”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

What a great place to stay. Awesome luxury room with fantastic HUGE spa bath in the lounge so you can watch tv from it. Very nice after riding a motorcycle in wet weather. Priced reasonably for the luxury. Handy to 3 supermarkets, bottle shop and Pizza Hut, plus a couple of other eateries. Great hospitality. Thanks, will make this a regular stay in future.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Spokane, Washington
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50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

We had inadvertently booked a room at a motel that turned out to be a hostel. Luckily, we were able to find a room here. The staff was very nice. The room was also very nice, spacious, clean and comfortable. A number of restaurants are close by. This motel is related to the Kingsgate Hotel across the street which has a very nice restaurant. Highly recommend this as a place to stay in Wanganui.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

We were in Wanganui for a family funeral. After our long drive, the Aotea Motor Lodge kindly let us have early entry to our room so we could rest and freshen up before the 1pm service. We were pleased with the room, which was very quiet and had every convenience. A big thank you to the staff who located reading glasses left behind and quickly sent them to our home by courier.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jill S
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Warragul, Australia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

New facilities, a little noisy, close to shops, awesome spa in room!
A little annoyed about paying $15 for a portacot??!!
But overall it was awesome!!!
Staff were friendly and gave great advice about the area and attractions!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lol R
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Fredrikstad, Norway
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

We were on a road trip around New Zealand and had to stop in Wanganui to spend the night. We ended up in Aotea Motor Lodge by chance but now I will for sure choose this lodge again. Enormous rooms with jacuzzi, satellite TV, equiped kitchenette, big bed, all new. The attention was perfect and the location quite good too. It´s a really good deal!

Room Tip: All rooms are fantastic!!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MiriamMedina
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Alaina T, Owner at Aotea Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thank you for the kind review.
Regards Alaina
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Brisbane
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70 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

This is definitely the best accommodation in town! Even the locals think so! Beautiful modern rooms with spa baths and kitchenette and very comfortable beds! There was five of us and there was plenty of space. We just wish we had longer to enjoy the room. The staff were very friendly also!

Room Tip: We had a room at the back which was very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KiwigirlBrisbane
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Alaina T, Owner at Aotea Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thank you for your kind review.
Regards Alaina
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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71 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Loved the room we were given, great big massive spa bath was magic,night robes, comfy big bed & huge tv, very clean rooms & warm, handy location & thanks to Will for his friendly reception on arrival.. Highly recommend Aotea & will definitely be back again..

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Frank and Tina ... B
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Alaina T, Owner at Aotea Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us.
Much Appreciated
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 #5 of 27 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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