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Riverview Motel

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic location. Walking distance to town. We arrived a little early but they let us into our room as soon as they could. Room was very comfortable and quiet at night (we had the two bed unit, room 1). Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We'll be back!

Thank Chris26123
Alderney, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Great location 10 minutes walk to town, lovely view of river, very friendly helpful lady on reception. Spotlessly clean with light airy rooms, all you could need in the kitchenette. Very pleased and would highly recommend.

Thank shebakellylucy
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed March 25, 2017

We only stayed one night at the Riverview Motel. The owner was very friendly and helpful on arrival. Also great knowledge on eating places in Whanganui. We stayed in a downstairs studio it was very clean and had a very comfortable bed. Everything was there we needed. Would stay there again and recommend it. It's an easy walk into the...

Thank PiaE
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on our weekend getaway to whanganui. The riverview motel was excellent and just what we were looking for. We had a great view from our room, the staff were so friendly, our room was large and the beds so comfortable. Our only criticism would be that the upstairs rooms do get very stuffy on a...

Thank kiwi_Jac12
Reviewed February 23, 2017

We had not booked but were fortunate to spot the Riverview on our way to the town and luckily they had a spare room. We were surprised to hear a Scottish voice when we checked because the friendly guy on reception had originally come from Dunbar. The suite on the 1st floor overlooking the river was very nice - light...

Thank Kenneth L
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed February 10, 2017

The Riverview Motel was a great spot for my brother and I to stay during our recent week in Whanganui, spent working on our rental property. We initially checked into Room 6 which is on the roadside and has a great river view from the double bedroom, however being non-air conditioned and with no fans, the room was very noisy...

Thank Roadmail
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

We stayed for one night to break up our drive north from Welly after an afternoon ferry from Picton. Comfortable bed, hot and powerful shower, comfortable sofa, very clean. Right by the river which was handy for an early morning run on the riverside.

Thank HKirk-1234
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Lovely little motel on riverside . Staff was friendly n quite helpful . Was impressed by the cleaning of the rooms . Only thing have to say is chairs need to b changed in lobby pretty old apart from that 5 stars !

Thank Juliepoko
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We spent one night in a two bedroom unit and it was really nice. The unit was very functional and clean. Beds were comfy and owner gave us nice advice about the next market on the riverside the next day.

Thank frenchievirginie2017
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Nicely positioned. An easy 10 minute walk into downtown Taupo Quay. And a great morning walk up and across Dublin St, down though Kowhai Park and back across at the Victoria Ave Bridge. We had our dog with us and they are dog friendly - a large downstairs unit. Clean and had all the kitchenette facilities we needed + a...

Thank lazelle15
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Riverview Motel

Address: 14 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Price Range: $63 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverview Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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#3 Business Hotel in Whanganui
#3 Family Hotel in Whanganui
#4 Romantic Hotel in Whanganui
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“Rooms at front might be a little noisier due to traffic but you get a good view of the river. The noise didn't disturb our sleep however.”
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KennethL758, Feb 23, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the rear of the original block don't get a river view but also escape road noise. There are quiet cottages in a rear garden area.”
Roadmail, Feb 10, 2017 | Read review
“Two bedroom apartment”
frenchievirginie2017, Jan 18, 2017 | Read review
“Splash your cash out for a modern and luxurious spa pool unit, worth the $35 more than a studio that we stayed in.”
Traveltane, Jan 8, 2017 | Read review
“Try and get one of the newer units”
2kiwis_11, Oct 28, 2016 | Read review
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