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Riverview Motel
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

3 adults & We had to quickly find somewhere to stay for the night(4.30pm fri 4th July). Drove into this motel and was met by Mark who offered us their lovely upstairs river view apartment for $120. Cold & tired, we walked in to a lovely warm lounge room & instantly said yes. One double room for my parents and 2 single beds tucked away in the corner of the large lounge/kitchen. The apartment was spacious, spotlessly clean (so important) and really comfortable. Really close to shops, could have walked but we drove to the Saturday morning market. We would fully recommend this motel. Karen and Mark were friendly & very helpful too. Well done both of you! Big thanks Tanya

Room Tip: Upstairs river view great room. Warm sun soaked comfy lounge. Slight road noise at night but no big...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Unplanned stop in Wanganui overnight due to bad weather so chose this motel. Pleasantly surprised as this was an excellent motel not far from the city centre with comfortable beds and good rooms for a decent price. If I am in Whanganui again I would not stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed June 2014
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2014

This was a last minute booking due to a family emergency. The manager was very helpful. We were impressed with the unit. It was in a great location, was well equipped, spacious and very comfortable with lazy boy seating for four. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stayed for our first night of our NI trip. Ideal location, very friendly welcome, spotlessly clean, spacious and well equipped room - we had a spa room. Never been to Wanganui before, what an attractive town. Hope to be back to see more of it, and will definitely stay at Riverview.

Room Tip: The spa room was great.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Slough, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2014

While on holiday from the UK in March we were lucky to stay a night at the Riverview Motel. We experienced a bright and friendly welcome. A lovely room with a great view of the river and a seperate bedroom. Spacious, spotless and comfortable. There was also a nice walk into town along the riverbank. Thank you. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: We had the room in front overlooking the river which was great.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Only stayed one night here. We were given milk on arrival, plan of the town, where to shop and where to go to eat, and free wifi! The one bedroom apartment was so spacious, excellent facilities and most of all excellent view of the river! Would definitely recommend a stay here. Very friendly and helpful staff!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Yorkshire
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2014

Holidaying with friends, we stayed in 10 New Zealand motels and this was the most spacious but also one of the cheapest. It had comfy leather sofas which reclined and looked as if had been recently refurbished. The manager was very helpful and friendly and came straight away when we had a problem with the oven (user error!). It's very conveniently situated for town, the supermarket and of course the river. We were just sorry we couldn't have stayed longer.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverview Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are Mark (a local from Whanganui) and Karen (from Ireland). We will be pleased to recommend you our favourite places to eat, the things in Wanganui that you absolutely shouldn't miss and hope you will have a great stay with us! Our motel is the closest one to town; depending if you want to take the 'scenic route' along the river or the more direct 'residential' way you could be in our main street within 5 -10 minutes walk. Restaurants and cafes are all within walking distance, so are the historic riverboats that go up the Whanganui river, the art galleries, the museum etc. Our motel has 15 different units; are you looking for low-cost, for a room with a view, for a family unit or for a unit with a spa bath; we have it all! ... more   less 
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