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“Very pleasant and quiet position”
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Riverside Motel
Ranked #20 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very pleasant and quiet position”
Reviewed 14 April 2013

my wife and I stayed one night 13 April. We last stayed several years ago knowing it used to be good value and handy to the river walks/town. It is possibly better now with a choice of fresh milk! very clean and comfortable reluctant to get out of bed as we had such a good sleep! Very friendly and helpful owner. Recommend this motel to all,we hope to make it to Wanganui a bit more often as the city looks fantastic with flower beds and hanging baskets,shopping has a huge variety....well done to you

Room Tip: We had a double with another bed in the roomy lounge
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Room was nice clean and very spacious kitchen with cooker microwave fridge in fact all you could need.Very frendly owners nothong to much would reccomend we had a 3 bed appt .double bed room and a single in the lounge / kitchen sepp bathroom consisting of shower toilet etc. we were even given fresh milk for tea etc not the little cartons .

  • Stayed March 2013
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York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2013

We were made to feel very welcome here by the owners. The rooms were very clean and well equipped. The location is lovely being by the river. We were given directions to this motel by another motel that was fully booked and they recommended it . We were also warned not to confuse this motel with a simlar sounding name just a short distance away and make sure we booked into the RiverSIDE. We would definitely stay here again if stopping in Wanganui.

Room Tip: All rooms of the same high standard
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank YorkBonBon
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Napier, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2012

We stayed at the Riverside Motel and found the Motel very smelly and dated,when I got an extra pillow out of the wardrobe it had long black hairs on it, when I posted a review to their site about it. The reply was full of lies.This is not good on the part of the owners.The Motel is close to everything and has a lovely view of the Whanganui river.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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chrisWanganui, Manager at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 5 December 2012
We are sorry Jude J is unhappy.
We dont see these review facilities as a platform for accusations of lies, therefore the following text is the response copied from our website that she referrs to and we will let the readers and other reviewers be the judges..........
Unfortunate that guests did not report their complaints to management as action would have been taken immediately. I seviced the unit myself after the first nights stay and upon entry noticed a strong unpleasant smell of wet clothes and footwear, which were scattered throughout and wet towels lying on bedding and couch, windows closed and curtains drawn. Of course I took evasive action. I also replace all the linen, etc, myself after each departure and sadly may have not seen a black hair in the wardrobe but can verify that the pillow cases, etc, were clean as always. I think this review is a combination of bad weather and the guests own lack of care. The unit was sanitised on their departure
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

My wife & I were on Holiday and The AA Booked it for us and we really were made very welcome right from The minute we arrived here. The Owners & Staff were very Helpful Friendly. We would most Likely stay here again if ever in Wanganui. We spent 2 nights here.We loved our time in Wanganui. Went up on The Paddle Steammer & had a gt day.
A very nice city too.

Room Tip: Very Clean Spotless Tidy Units.
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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ferrit47
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Turangi, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

My husband and I made a fleeting visit to Wanganui and wanted somewhere clean and reasonably priced for our overnight stay. We were pleased with the Riverside Motel.Our unit had a separate bedroom, as well as a queen bed in the lounge. The kitchen was pretty well set up although we didn't cook. A coffee plunger with coffee was available. The decor is 70s/80s but hey the rooms are spacious and SPOTLESS. Parking was easy, right outside the door, Lots of local information available and very friendly hosts. No noise at night, even though it's off the main drive along the river. Easy to find if you are new to town and close to the main shopping street. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank isabellamunro
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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64 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2011

Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable, with well appointed kitchens, so we could eat in. No traffic noise despite location on a busy street. Yes it has dated decor and fixtures - but all as clean a as whistle and all worked as they should - so no complaints there! Great value for money.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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2 Thank TripleJFLC
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Property: Riverside Motel
Address: 30 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
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Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
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Ranked #20 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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