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“Unusual Mixture”
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Riverview Motel
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“Unusual Mixture”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

It is hard to imagine rating this motel as 5 stars. Positive: friendly office and cleanliness. Neutral: old and only partly refurbished. Negative: double bed with one side against wall and no side tables, shower that starts hot and runs cold, no ventilation on shower, poor stock of supplies such as soap and toilet paper, rather shabby in the parts not refurbished such as carpet. The long thin shape of the unit makes it hard to see how it could be made more suitable except for a single person - not for couples. Lucky that we were just passing through, though for two nights.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Riverview Motel is very clean, tidy, comfortable bed, warm, excellent sofa, a big screen TV. Well worth the money and it is a reasonable cost for a night. The owners are very friendly and helpful with special requests. It was actually very quiet considering it was on the main road. I have booked to stay again in December.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

I was initially worried about there being street noise as I was at the front of the hotel, but it wasn’t to bad at all. Nice big TV, heater worked well. The lady on the counter was friendly and helpful. Everything appeared clean, dishes clean etc, would stay again

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Riverview Motel was just excellent in every way. we had a deluxe studio and the spa bath was used a lot as it was a cold weekend. the beds were comfortable amd warm as was the unit. all facilities were excellent as was the proximity to most attractions , meaning we could walk everywhere. The attractions in Wanganui are special, and I loved the history of the city, the museum with it's Maori artefacts, is far superior and more authentic than Te Papa in Wellington.
The staff were welcoming at the motel and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely go there again

Room Tip: Pick a deluxe spa room at the back as it is quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

My sister and I have stayed at a number of Motels in Wanganui and have only returned to two, the other was about $20 cheaper but it was not clean, I returned to the Riverview and was so much happier its worth a few dollars more for a lovely clean room and the furniture was all modern with LCD Tv's etc very very nice indeed. Staff were friendly and very competent. Best value in Wanganui I will be returning. Great for travellers who need a decent place at a decent price.

Room Tip: the 1brm units are all upstairs for anyone with knee issues this could be something to discuss :-)
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Arrived into Wanganui and booked this at the last minute, was here for a night with family (2 adults, 2 kids) and decided on a 1 bedroom spa room.

The room was very clean and smelt nice, the bedroom had a queen bed and another single. In the lounge there was another single bed as well as a sofa and two armchairs. All very comfortable. TV was both in the lounge and bedroom.

Bathroom was a good size and had a large spa bath in that the kids loved. There was also a small kitchen with all the normal facilities, however we ate out.

Location wise it is very close to the main street and all the shops/restaurants etc.

Overall we had an excellent stay here and a good nights sleep. Will definitely return the next time we are in Wanganui.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

I really enjoyed staying here. Beautiful room and comfortable bed. It was great value for a room with spa bath. No river view from the room, but we enjoyed strolling along the river. Everything was satisfying. One of the best motel stay in my life. I would like to stay again. Thank you for very helpful service.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riverview Motel
Address: 14 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 Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverview Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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