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“Great value/good location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Astral Motel & Apartments

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Astral Motel & Apartments
Ranked #17 of 27 Hotels in Whanganui
Lima, Peru
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605 reviews
185 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
“Great value/good location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed here after a three day/two night canoe trip of the Whanganui River. The owner was super friendly and the facilities well suited for the groceries and meal preparation we did. Internet was free and fast, something not often found. The room was spacious and comfortable and the location great as well. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

You know if you are only paying $NZ75 per night this won't be a five star experience, but the Astral Motel provided all I needed during a six night budget stay in Whanganui, which included limitless free wi-fi. In spite of being near the road my unit was perfectly quiet, no problem sleeping at all. The guest laundry was perfectly adequate, so I could catch up on a week's washing. I visit Whanganui from time to time, and will stay here again if I'm on a budget.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

Very loud traffic noise, and full of flies. Dated and couch looks as if it came from an op shop. Stayed in a fabulous apartment in Auckland last week for similar cost. Office person not interested in assisting to quieter unit. Because of location probably all similar.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shazze1
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astralmotel, Owner at Astral Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
There was no other big unit available but a smaller unit away from the road was offered, It is nestled behind mature trees which cut out the noise.The sofa is 2 years and purchased brand new.There is fly spray in all units.One bedroom units in Auckland cost a lot more than $125 for three.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2010

We were given instructions to get to the motel from the booking sheet, and thanks to these found it easily, despite unfamiliarity with Wanganui city roads. The motel is situated by the river and even though is close to the road, the fine gardens buffer the unit we were in from any noise.
We have a preference for older motels as we find them roomier than modern ones. The Astral provided us with ample room and good facilities. As mentioned, the garden is outstanding, with scope for children to play and for adults to relax in. Our only criticism with our room was that the microwave occupied space on the sink bench - a better location would be on a wall-mounted shelf close to a power point.
The owner was friendly and helpful.
The location is perfect for a walk along the river side and is reasonably close to central city attractions, so anyone up to a short walk could be in the main street in 15 minutes or so.
We would definitely come back to this motel if we visit Wanganui again.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pipi_on_the_go
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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2010

This is an older style motel that we found to be clean and tidy and the owner was very helpful. If you are looking for a tidy bugdet motel I would recommend Astral.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank grh55
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Property: Astral Motel & Apartments
Address: Corner Dublin Street & Sommer Parade 45 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 27 Hotels in Whanganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Astral Motel & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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