Booked this "hotel" which turns out to be a dirty old motel online for a single night in Wanganui. It turned out to be one of those places where you step one foot in and the strange smell of mothballs (or worse) makes you want to walk out backwards as fast as you can. Unfortunately, we didn't and rather stayed for a night which was a big mistake.
The biggest cause of my disappointment is their completely misleading webpage which shows images of some kind of mock dream-room that unfortunately looks very different in reality. We had a so-called "Superior room" which costs over 100 Dollar and turns out to be a tired looking worn shady kind of motel room. The bedroom was dimly lit and really old with a wobbly mattress and a noisy little bar fridge. The bathroom was an absolute shocker, not only really old and tiny but it also only had a bath tub which was starting to overflow as soon as you turned on the water. In the end, the whole room was steamy and under water which was just disgusting.
The website states that the Superior rooms "have views over our picturesque grounds to the pool area or have balconies facing the mountain". Well, I don't know what their idea of "picturesque" is but the concrete back wall of a discount supermarket advertising the "Lowest grocery prices in Town" is everything but in my eyes (see photos below). Never again!
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