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Bignell Street Motel
Ranked #24 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Rotorua
1 review
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“Rotovagan”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2009

The manager's attitude was unbelievable and way out of line. Payment for the unit was to be in cash! The camp showers toilets and kitchen were grubby. The general condition of the room was below standard for the amount being charged per night. The advertisement for the motel reads "Happy Friendly and Relaxed" it most certainly was NOT! The whole experience put a damper on my weekend away.

  • Disliked — Management attitude!
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2009

Property apperance not bad.
Attitude very poor.. Initially wouldn't take Visa although advertised he would. Records very bad
Complained about dirty shower/ toilet block he said it was hard to find cleaners who would do toilets.
Also badly maintained - he admitted it had been painted but paint didn't last..
WON'T BE BACK

Stayed February 2009
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2009

Friends were with us also, but stayed in a motorhome. They said the toilet/shower blocks were very shabby, and not very clean. Our motel room had no lampshades, and toilet bowel looked like it needed a good dose of bleach. Sink unit in bathroom had no where to put toiletries, no shelving whatsoever. Very overpriced- $95.00 per night!! We checked out Castlecliff Seaside Park after leaving $65.00 for fully self contained cabin, that is where we will be heading next time. When it was time to pay, was told do not accept cheques (fair enough) offered visa, no don`t accept visa, only cash!!! So, I said I don`t carry cash with me, was then told "Well can accept visa, but it will be under another company!!!! But receipt showed Bignell St. Caravan Park! Well they say you learn from your mistakes, and we certainly have.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bignell Street Motel

Property: Bignell Street Motel
Address: 86 Bignell Street, Whanganui 4501, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bignell Street Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
$50 MOTEL. Save $$ On Your Accommodation. Come stay with us! Large new units available with one or two bedrooms. 36 caravan sites set in park-like grounds. Close to city centre. Quiet location. 24-hour camera security. Friendly atmosphere. ... more   less 
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