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Kensington Motel
Ranked #11 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We chose this motel based on the positive reviews here and weren't disappointed, the owners were really friendly, it was like staying with family or friends. The other reviews have pretty much summed things up (well, the positive ones anyway, some people are so picky), there's a supermarket across the road and several food places within walking distance, as is the centre of Whangarei (it's about ten minutes or so on foot if you don't want to drive or take the bus). We'd definitely stay here again,.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael S, Owner at Kensington Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

We really do appreciate your comments, it makes all of our work over the past few years worthwhile and reinforces our decision about purchasing this motel. We think it is a great location, which is helped by the foodoutlets and supermarket.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

I have just spent a night in this motel and it was extremely good. This is the second time I have been there and I highly recommend it. There were 3 of us and we were all very impressed with the one bedroom unit we had - very clean and well appointed. It was great to have 2 couches in the lounge instead of the usual armchairs. Pat Brott

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is a gem ,a little dated but clean comfortable and well equipped. Owners were really friendly and did all they could to make us feel welcome. The motel has supermarket and several restaurants and takeaways nearby. We would definitely consider this motel for future stopovers.

Room Tip: Thw larger, 3 bed room was more spacious
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael S, Owner at Kensington Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

Thank you very much for your feedback. The location of the motel was one of the reasons we purchased it. As you say it is handy to town, put has a number of amenties close by so guests can walk to the supermarket and food outlets.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

When we first arrived, we were a bit skeptical. However that was quickly dismissed. The owner greeted us and treated us like family. It was a very nice change from the typical reception at accommodations. The accommodation was simple, but very clean, comfortable and well attended to.

Enjoyed our stay, with a nice couple of restaurants nearby and a convenient grocery store about 50 meters away. Would definitely stay agin f we are in the area!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael S, Owner at Kensington Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Many thanks for your very kind words. We try and treat people the way we would like to be treated. We are currently in the process of providing new photo's of the motel, both inside the units and outside to show the type of accommodation we have on offer.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

I found the Kinsington a budget motel at a fair and reaonsable price. I paid $80.00 per night and found it to be fair for the price. yes it has a pool and food shops are handy but the sleep quality really let the place down.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Mike & Elaine are the nicest proprietors. Really friendly and helpful. A little out of the centre of town. The units are spotlessly clean but very dated. Have to admit this is the first motel this trip so comparisons difficult. Just used to modern European motels which are smaller but contemporary yet cheap.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Michael S, Owner at Kensington Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We take on board your comments regarding the unit being dated, we have been upgrading our facilities as money allows and will continue to do so until all of the units are complete.

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

I stayed here for almost a week whilst my wife was in Kensington Hospital. The hospital is just a couple of minutes walk away so the location was very convienent. There are a half dozen different places to eat and a large supermarket within a couple of hundred yards. The room was spacious and clean and had everything I needed. Hosts Mike and Elaine could not have been more helpful. The town center is just a couple of Ks away. If I had to stay in Whangarei I would happily stay here again. This is a good motel and great value.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Michael S, Owner at Kensington Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Your feedback is very much appreciated. We endeavour to provide clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation on an on going basis.

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Additional Information about Kensington Motel

Address: 85-87 Kamo Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #11 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
Price Range: $77 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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