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“no cooktop, noisy traffic and street cleaner”
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Aotea Motor Lodge
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
133 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“no cooktop, noisy traffic and street cleaner”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

It is a very large room, with a huge spa bath that we didn't use. A corner of the room has a microwave, sink, and refrigerator, but no cooktop, so I couldn't make oatmeal. The WiFi is free and unlimited. Clean and new. Comfortable bed. Enclosed shower stall, so water doesn't get all over the floor. Victoria Street is a busy street at all hours; early one morning a street sweeper with leaf blower came down the street, waking us up. There was trash from the prior guest in the bathroom trash can when we arrived. A large grocery store is on the same block. McDonalds, Burger King, and KFC are a few blocks down the street. The river is a long but interesting walk away.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Loved the double spa in the room and that you could see the TV from it. Room was clean and comfortable. Didn't find road noise a problem and we were in the room closest to the road. Would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2014

This modernistic Motel is most acceptable with a huge Spa Bath for Two in the Apartment.

The bed was the most comfortable one we have slept in during our month's holiday in Australasia.

It was clean spacious and on located in the suburbs of this Historic town, ideal for a one night stop-over

Noisy traffic environment with constant background noise most of the night but it is located in an ideal location for several home catering with Three nearby supermarkets as well as the Pizza bar chains which we used for a mere $5-it was mouth watering.

The proprietors were most apologetic relating to the noise interuptions

No bedside lights or tables

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carlisle, Cumbria.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Well presented rooms with the quirky double turbo bath in bedroom. Good for when you fall out and one can literally sleep in the bath. Clean and well appointed an ideal stopover en route from Wellington to New Plymouth. If you are very lucky you may get to see Mount Taranaki in the distance as you travel Westward. If like us you are touring take " the forgotten highway" from Stratford - an amazing experience.

Stayed February 2014
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North Shore City, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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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