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Astral Motel & Apartments

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   45 Somme Parade, Corner Dublin Street & Sommer Parade, Wanganui, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 26 hotels in Wanganui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We made a late call to visit family in Wanganui at Christmas, and they had no room at the inn. So casting around came up with the Astral as a last choice. Won't make the mistake again. The place is on a reasonably busy roundabout, and there is quite a lot of street noise late on weekend nights (young people).... More

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astralmotel, Owner at Astral Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

We are not the Ritz but offer good value.Most of the rooms are a long way from the road and trees block road noice.Room was updated 7 years ago. More

Hillsboro
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

And some of the friendliest people. The Astral is deceptive. It looks like a replica of a 1950s American motel on Route 66 (with palms!) but is in immaculate condition, very clean and, as noted in the title, very, very comfortable. The owners are very, very friendly and asked us if we'd like some kiwis. "Of course, thank you!", I... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Nice friendly guy. Motel very clean. It is a little ageing but is comfortable and adequate for needs. The road sound was quite busy - we were very close to main road. Anything we needed we were given, nice little garden area. Recommend charging cheaper for front bedrooms. My little dog was welcomed. No problems.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I stayed one night in a unit that must have been the closest to the road. I had an undisturbed sleep. This is an older motel but this is fairly represented by the price. I had a late arrival, early check out and this was arranged in advance by management which was quiet flexible of them. The room was clean... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Second time I've stayed here and love it. Close to a main road, but I wasn't at all bothered by any noise. Reasonably close to town, very close to the awesome Kowhai Park. Lovely gardens, fabulous host. Loved the offer of "would you like a firm bed or a soft one?" Sure, it might be a little tired, but I... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We have stayed at the Astral a few times over the years and it has ticked all the boxes for our family. The operator provided us with fresh strawberries from his garden as we arrived in today. Excellent garden setting and clean and very comfortable rooms. The kids walked to Kowhai riverside park while we relaxed outside with a plunger... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

As a family of 5, the Astra was surprisingly ideal and we would be happy to stay there again. Directly across the road from the river, 2 mins drive to the main shops and easy entry/exit. Lovely, clean rooms with plenty of bedding and clean bath towels with the usual essentials nicely arranged on the bench top. There was a... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Just across the river bridge from the best kids park in the country, as voted by our daughter... The 50+ channel SKY TV satisfied the family needs and free Wi-Fi helps too. Easy to find and good parking. If you are looking for something shiny and new, this is not it. If you are like us and look for rooms... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stayed at the Astral for one night in March 2013. At first sight, given the location of the Astral we thought it would be noisy but were pleasantly surprised to hear no traffic noise at all. Our unit was very clean and the bed was comfortable, notably fridge was remarkably quiet. Free internet was of high quality, a wide... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed here for one night only. Road noise terrible, no aircon so needed all the windows open. The double bed was terrible. The shower head was broken with water spurting everywhere and the front sliding door could be lifted and opened by hand after having locked it with the key. The owner was approached and shown this fault whereby... More

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astralmotel, Owner at Astral Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

We were unable to get tradesmen in as it was 3 o'clock on a Saturday afternoon.The lady who booked 2 units said one person could stay in her room when she was offered another bed in the room.$120 is not excessive when the whole town is booked out.Properties with aircon charge anything from $170 upwards. More

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Address: 45 Somme Parade, Corner Dublin Street & Sommer Parade, Wanganui, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Wanganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Astral Motel & Apartments 3*
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