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Aotea Motor Lodge
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Certificate of Excellence
North Shore City, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“fantastic place”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

stayed here a few times now, a must, walking distance to shops, next to supermarkets if you want to do your own cooking, best place in Wanganui i recon, the spa in the room is fantastic as you can watch tv from it, big beds and bathroom shower for big fellas like me...

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

My husband and I enjoyed such a relaxing time at this motel. absoulutely luxurious. The spa was a definite wow factor and the bed absolutely delightful. Truly the most luxurious accommodation in Wanganui and well worth the price, though it was cheaper than expected.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

A big surprise to find a double-size spa where we could sit side by side and watch TV. This was a very modern motel in the charming town of Wanganui. We made full use of the laundry - the drier costs $3 using both a $2 and $1 coin. The office supplied free washing powder. A well-appointed unit that was very comfortable and great recommendations for dining and shopping from the staff. We would stay there again

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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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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Warragul, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
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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 #4 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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