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Tamara Riverside Lodge

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24 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand (Formerly Tamara Backpackers Lodge)
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Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tamara Backpackers Lodge in Whanganui already had had plenty positive comments on the Internet, so I was curious to see if my two-night stay there in early January 2016 would corroborate the complimentary comments of others. It did ! The two-bed ensuite unit came complete with air con, high-quality bedding and a view into the people-friendly garden and courtyard. The... More 

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Thank Highlander43
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We stayed here for one night over the New Year's holiday in a double room with private bathroom. What a cool place! Not only were the rooms perfect for the price, they were clean, in a great location and the staff/owners were super friendly and welcoming. The place is a massive old victorian house with heaps of rooms for backpackers... More 

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Thank Splash135
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The rooms are so-so. If you take time and do research, you can find better stays nearby, which is what I wish I would have done before making a reservation here. I wasn't comfortable around Rory, she is scary and rude.

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Thank jmb3509
TamaraLodge, Owner at Tamara Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi. Obviously a troubling review but I see this review was for a couple of months ago and I'm not sure that you have the right property as Rory (myself) is actually a male. My wife calls me a lot of things and rude might be one of them but "scary" is not, at least not so far. It would... More 

Cologne, Germany
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I stay for a couple of nights in this nice, little Hostel directly at the Whanganui River. The Rooms, the Kitchen, the Lounge - everything is very clean. It is a very beautiful Hostel with high ceilings. The manager is always friendly and very helpful to every guest! The WiFi is also very good! I really enjoyed my stay in... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

If you are looking for an easy place to rest with a great price, stay at Tamara Backpackers Lodge in Wanganui. After 10 days on the road in similarly priced accommodation, Tamara Lodge was a welcome relief with clean and spacious rooms, fresh linens, comfortable beds, and lots of natural light. Extra highlights include free wifi with a strong signal,... More 

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Thank Eudyptes
Maroochydore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Well positioned 5 min walk from town. Clean, well maintained, well managed and friendly. Good kitchen facilities and eating srea, lounge and verandah overlooking the river (front building). We likef the larger rooms towards the front. Two very front rooms overlook the river but possibly a bit of traffic noise.

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Thank Mimierod
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night in a double room that looked out to the river. The room was comfortable and the staff were friendly. The only negatives were that wifi didn't consistently reach our room (7) and there was only one power plug in the room. Encourages socialising I guess.

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Thank Kelly C
wellington, new zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

What staff, they were incredibly helpful. The main building is charming and comfortable. It is located in a picturesque area with the river across the road. We had a double with ensuite which is in a nice homely back yard. Room was comfortable and access to and from the car simple. All up the perfect spot to come and go... More 

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Thank MortimerEG
Calgary
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I spent three nights at Tamara Backpackers Lodge. The location is convenient as it is only a 10 minute walk to centre of Wanganui. Great view of the river from the balcony. I had a private room which is average size but sleeps three people - one double and one single bed. The room has a great shower, lots of... More 

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Milan, Italy
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I stayed at Tamara Lodge with my friends for one night. We had one room all to ourselves. The place is really cosy, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Just a few more sockets or a multiplug in the room would have made it perfect.

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Thank AliceAmico
Rory S, Owner at Tamara Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for taking the time to review Tamara Riverside Lodge. We appreciate your kind words but also thanks for the suggestion of the multi-board especially when groups are concerned. That make good sense and we possibly should have thought of that before More 

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