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Riverside Motel
Ranked #21 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Reviewed 3 March 2014

the room was very clean and had everything we needed. enough space for the portacot as well. Staff were very friendly and helpful, The units were a bit older but well priced and prime location. Could not have asked for more.

Room Tip: If you dont mind a slightly older place, thats the perfect place to stay!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed just one night here, and it was very suitable for us. The manageress was most helpful, and the wifi worked well, although the usage was restricted and needed to be topped up (free of charge). The room was not the most modern, but was fine for us, and convenient for getting into Wanganui. Parking was free, unlike much of Wanganui. We would happily return to this motel, if we return to Wanganui.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

The unit was spacious and very clean, but completely lacking character (except as a through-back to the late seventies). The advantage of this sort of accommodation is having a separate bedroom.

Like most places, one is subject to the courtesy of one's neighbours when they come and go. There was one early noisy departure, but apart from that, everyone was considerate. Because of the solid concrete block walls, there's no noise coming from neighbouring units.

The shower was functional and adequate; there was no temptation to take a long shower. Lighting above the mirror was poor.

The bed was comfortable. The curtains were not dark enough to keep out the morning light.

A set of tall drinking glasses would be useful (instead of just tumblers) in the kitchen.

The units 1 to 6 have their kitchen and bathroom windows facing the back, i.e. completely away from the road. With bedroom windows closed, the unit was very quiet. The road could be heard with the window open, but traffic is generally light, especially during the night.

I would be happy to stay here again, but I would also consider other options if I were to stay in Wanganui again. (Wanganui, I have to say, is a great destination for people touring NZ - the historic centre has a lot of character, and Wanganui is a great base for activities in the region.)

Room Tip: Rooms 4 - 6 (parallel to the road) are probably the best re noise.
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Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Riverside Motel is a great location. Opposite the river, and only a few minutes from the city centre and our friends that we were visiting.
It was comfortable and the rooms were spacious.
Obviously an older style motel but it was kept clean and the staff we dealt with were very friendly and accommodating.
The free wifi was limited to 20MB a day but was usable by up to 3 devices.
The only thing I would comment about it that the shower room needed better ventilation. Despite having both the toilet and bathroom windows open the whole bathroom was very damp, the condensation on the walls was quite major.
Parking & access to our rooms was easy.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Really perfect stay. Rooms are of good size and very clean. Beds comfortable and all round an older but perfect stay. All units are on ground level. Found the stay quiet and you are also across from the River to take nice stroll . Also very close to town. Could not fault.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Kathleen M
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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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2  Thank John D
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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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3  Thank Michael C
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Address: 30 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
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Ranked #21 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Price Range: £48 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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