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Riverview Motel

14 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500 New Zealand
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#4 of 26 hotels in Whanganui
We are Mark (a local from Whanganui) and Karen (from Ireland). We will be pleased to recommend you our favourite places to eat, the things in Wanganui that you absolutely shouldn't miss and hope you will have a great stay with us! Our motel is the closest one to town; depending if you want to take the 'scenic route' along the river or the more direct 'residential' way you could be in our main street within 5 -10 minutes walk. Restaurants and cafes are all within walking distance, so are the historic riverboats that go up the Whanganui river, the art galleries, the museum etc. Our motel has 15 different units; are you looking for low-cost, for a room with a view, for a family unit or for a unit with a spa bath; we have it all!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 2 more
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JulieAndMeredith wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a solid option for a short stay. It is clean, in a great location, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are dated, but functional. The wifi is quite weak but ok for basic use. The problem we had was that the hot water was sporadic; even a short shower had cold patches.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
gaysie2013 wrote a review Feb 2020
Braidwood, Australia127 contributions17 helpful votes
Spent a lovely night here by the river Very clean and comfortable room Retro features was a wonderful room Walked along river to town easily and enjoyed the lovely features of Whanganui Saskia was a friendly and helpful host many thanks
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Vicki Havill wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed a night while on a quick getaway. It is like stepping back in time, but it is so scrupulously clean and in good condition. I've never seen stainless steel so shiny! Excellent shower, cute kitchen. We got the upstairs King size bed unit and were pleased. Not ultra modern, but comfortable, affordable and we'll definitely stay again. Host was friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Kate & Dan wrote a review Dec 2019
Wellington, New Zealand530 contributions88 helpful votes
Friendly service, clean and tidy room, quite central. I couldn’t want more from a motel! We only stayed one night in a two bedroom spa unit, I do wish I had the time to stay longer. The grounds are well kept, shower pressure great and in the two bedroom unit there were enough beds for 5 people. Good sized kitchen with full oven, mini fridge, kettle and microwave. I’d stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Frank and Tina ... B wrote a review Aug 2019
New Plymouth, New Zealand128 contributions26 helpful votes
Fantastic location. Lovely place. We had the suite with riverview and upon arriving warm friendly inviting host Steve. Even the weather improved on our arrival. So good we stopped another 2 nights here. Handy to town, river walks and a great cafe down the road called somme 25
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$58 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionWhanganui
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverview Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Riverview Motel?
Nearby attractions include Quartz Museum of Studio Ceramics (0.3 miles), Kowhai Park (0.3 miles), and New Zealand Glassworks (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverview Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Riverview Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Riverview Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverview Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverview Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Japanese Kitchen WA, Yellow House Cafe, and Rutland Arms.
Is Riverview Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Whanganui.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riverview Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riverview Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Riverview Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Durie Hill Memorial Tower (0.8 miles) and William Birch Pools (2.2 miles).
Does Riverview Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.