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Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui

379 Victoria Ave, Wanganui 5001, New Zealand (Formerly The Avenue Hotel And Conf Ctr)
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Ranked #14 of 26 Hotels in Wanganui
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
GeordiefromSheffield Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shorter drive today made shorter by not visiting Dawson Falls on Mt. Taraniki because of very thick cloud cover. Arrived early afternoon, staff very friendly and obliging, shown to our room and then walked a short flat walk into town. Had lunch in the Rutland Arms after walking through town down to the river mouth and back. Missed the riverboat... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We received a friendly greeting and the staff looked after us very well.The hotel is very central.Nice spacious restaurant and Bar.The room was very clean and comfortable.We were there Xmas night and the staff made sure we could get an evening meal despite the fact we did not require the Xmas buffet.Our room overlooked a liquor outlet so it was... More 

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Freya N, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay at the Kingsgate Hotel and we hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I love the feeling of the hotel, I think it was built in the 1960s? It has that dated but hip charm about it. I think the staff are friendly. This time I had no choice but to stay in a budget room. The room was dated but large and right next to the lawn and the swimming pool. WHen... More 

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Freya N, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I was disappointed to hear that you had a few issues whilst staying with us. Even though it was a very busy time for us we like to think that we treat all guests the same. I apologize for the wifi dropping off, we are currently installing ultrafast broadband so that should improve. I have... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our family stayed here for a couple of nights. Central location so handy to everything. Comfortable accommodation in a family unit. Kids enjoyed the pool. Lovely breakfast in the onsite restaurant included in our room rate. The staff were friendly and service was excellent. We were really pleased with our stay and thought it represented excellent value for money. We... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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147 reviews 147 reviews
47 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The whole hotel needs a bit of a makeover as it is outdated. The beds are comfortable and the staff were friendly enough. Internet was average. I chose not to have breakfast as the dinning room was very bland, just a big open room with no ambiance at all, I prefer a room which has direct access outside to which... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you can get a road-facing upstairs room that would be your best bet. I got a garden facing downstairs room, which even in spring felt a bit dark and well, not fresh. The décor in the rooms is half 70s, half 90s, and with modern bathrooms - a little too yester year to feel comfortable in. More attention needs... More 

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Mangawhai, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

While on business in Wanganui I spent three nights in this classic seventies style hotel. The hotel is showing its age but it does provide the total package - food and accommodation. The dinner food was exceptional - so we ate there three times. We only encountered one minor problem on the last night - slow service. The breakfasts were... More 

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Freya N, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant meals, I will pass this on to our chefs. We have excellent chefs here. Thanks again and we hope to see you in the near future. More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Staff are polite. Rooms are reasonable size. Decor and fittings a bit dated. Convenient location, central and close to restraints and cafés and supermarkets. Convenient parking right in front of the hotel. All and all it's a comfortable stay.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We recently stayed at this Lovely Hotel,we had a room which faced the Marina so the views were amazing! our room was very clean and tidy and the bathroom spotless! We found the Staff to be very friendly and obliging and the Meals were nice too! We had very good service in the Dining Room and couldn't fault it.we would... More 

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Unfortunately unlike other reviewers we did NOT experience great staff service. Ingnored in the restaurant, after finally seating us they did not return for a drinks order for another ten minutes. Can not fault the food which was excellent, but the service was extremely slow,and no it was not busy, only two other tables. Weren't acknowledged at the end of... More 

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