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Kensington Motel
Ranked #14 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
Kaitaia, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed 3 March 2013

I have just spent a night in this motel and it was extremely good. This is the second time I have been there and I highly recommend it. There were 3 of us and we were all very impressed with the one bedroom unit we had - very clean and well appointed. It was great to have 2 couches in the lounge instead of the usual armchairs. Pat Brott

Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

This is a gem ,a little dated but clean comfortable and well equipped. Owners were really friendly and did all they could to make us feel welcome. The motel has supermarket and several restaurants and takeaways nearby. We would definitely consider this motel for future stopovers.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Michael S, Owner at Kensington Motel, responded to this review, 13 April 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback. The location of the motel was one of the reasons we purchased it. As you say it is handy to town, put has a number of amenties close by so guests can walk to the supermarket and food outlets.
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Regina, Canada
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

When we first arrived, we were a bit skeptical. However that was quickly dismissed. The owner greeted us and treated us like family. It was a very nice change from the typical reception at accommodations. The accommodation was simple, but very clean, comfortable and well attended to.

Enjoyed our stay, with a nice couple of restaurants nearby and a convenient grocery store about 50 meters away. Would definitely stay agin f we are in the area!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Michael S, Owner at Kensington Motel, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Many thanks for your very kind words. We try and treat people the way we would like to be treated. We are currently in the process of providing new photo's of the motel, both inside the units and outside to show the type of accommodation we have on offer.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2013

I found the Kinsington a budget motel at a fair and reaonsable price. I paid $80.00 per night and found it to be fair for the price. yes it has a pool and food shops are handy but the sleep quality really let the place down.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Mike & Elaine are the nicest proprietors. Really friendly and helpful. A little out of the centre of town. The units are spotlessly clean but very dated. Have to admit this is the first motel this trip so comparisons difficult. Just used to modern European motels which are smaller but contemporary yet cheap.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Michael S, Owner at Kensington Motel, responded to this review, 18 January 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We take on board your comments regarding the unit being dated, we have been upgrading our facilities as money allows and will continue to do so until all of the units are complete.
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Opua, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

I stayed here for almost a week whilst my wife was in Kensington Hospital. The hospital is just a couple of minutes walk away so the location was very convienent. There are a half dozen different places to eat and a large supermarket within a couple of hundred yards. The room was spacious and clean and had everything I needed. Hosts Mike and Elaine could not have been more helpful. The town center is just a couple of Ks away. If I had to stay in Whangarei I would happily stay here again. This is a good motel and great value.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Michael S, Owner at Kensington Motel, responded to this review, 18 January 2013
Your feedback is very much appreciated. We endeavour to provide clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation on an on going basis.
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Russell, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

Really lovely,clean motel unit. Good size,well equipped facilities too. The owners are absolute gems too. Would definitely recommend people to stay here..Its top of our list if we need to make an overnight stop off in Whangarei again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Michael S, Owner at Kensington Motel, responded to this review, 18 January 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words. Our aim is to provide clean, comfortable and affordable units. Your comments would suggest we are on the right track, so thank you once again.
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Property: Kensington Motel
Address: 85-87 Kamo Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #14 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 13
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