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4.6 out of 5

"It was a perfectly adequate place to stay for a night. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 17 Jan 2021

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Whanganui awaits you at Aotea Motor Lodge. You'll be 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from Watt Fountain and 1.5 km (1 mi) from Sarjeant Gallery. Highlights at this aparthotel include free self parking, a health club, and in-room kitchenettes.

Each apartment is soundproofed and features an LCD TV with satellite channels, along with free WiFi, free wired Internet, and a DVD player. In-room dining is easy with a kitchenette that comes equipped with a refrigerator and a microwave. Nice touches to enhance your stay include a jetted tub, bathrobes, and free toiletries. A separate tub and shower, a coffee/tea maker, and a hair dryer are also available.

This business-friendly aparthotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a terrace. Other amenities include laundry facilities, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 4.5-star Whanganui aparthotel include Queens Park and Whanganui Museum.

Deluxe Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$153* Per night/room 24 Jan. - 25 Jan.

Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Twin Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Aotea Motor Lodge ratings based on 157 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Aotea Motor Lodge

Everyone (77) Couples (56) Family (25)
3 out of 5
It was a perfectly adequate place to stay for a night.

Posted by on 17 Jan. 2021

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18 Jan. 2021 by Managers

Dear Anonymous, thank you for taking time to post a review. Regards Managers

3 out of 5
Very noisy...so many notes telling you what you can't do ...terrible lighting, one bedside side table, no lamps and a double bed (no queen/king) ...spa bath taps way out of reach to turn on (need to climb into it to turn the taps on) ...and then you can only fill it 1/2 way because it floods so your top half is above the waterline and no bench space/drawer in bathroom to put anything ...

Posted by , from Auckland, NZ on 8 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Dec. 2020 by Managers

Dear Shona, very sorry you found our Executive unit very noisy? If there was a problem with other guests you could have reported it directly to us as we live on site. In regard to your other comments ? We have Queen beds in all our units we do not have double. The problem that you describe in regard to the spa bath taps been located so that you have to reach over to them is safety feature so the children can not reach and turn then on. Yes we do have 2 signs in regard to the spa bath as unless we advise guests how to fill the spa bath we have had many floods in numerous units. Sorry you have such a unhappy stay with us and do hope you have better luck with your Motel choice in the future. Would have been grateful if you had of contacted us in person to advise what you were not happy with and given a chance to rectify the problems?

5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Oct. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Oct. 2020 by Managers

Dear Guest, thankyou for the great review. Regards Managers

5 out of 5
Warm comfortable room. Welcomed with a smile. Bed restful and bathroom excellent

Posted by , from Lower Hutt on 1 Oct. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Oct. 2020 by Maree

Dear Diane, thank you for taking time to post a review . Regards Dave and Maree

5 out of 5
Lovely place to stay. Owners very nice and only to happy to help with anything.

Posted by , from Hawkes Bay on 30 Aug. 2020

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30 Aug. 2020 by Maree

Hi Kate, thank-you for taking time to post a review. Regards Managers

4 out of 5
Nicely presented, when the spa bath fills up its quite relaxing.

Posted by , from NZ on 30 Aug. 2020

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30 Aug. 2020 by Maree

Dear Guest, thank you for the review. We will look at the time it takes to fill the spa bath. Best Wishes Managers

5 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Jul. 2020

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23 Jul. 2020 by Maree

Dear Guest, thank you for the great review. Regards Dave and Maree

4 out of 5
It was quiet and in a good location. Unit in good condition, and beds (and pillows) were really comfortable. Liked that there were bathrobes, and a good range of hot drink options with biscuits. Liked the free WiFi and Sky. Not so good - there aren’t enough car parks. Not sure why, maybe people parking more than one vehicle (there should be one only per unit). We had to squeeze our car into an area which wasn’t a parking space the first night, then park on the street the second.

Posted by on 3 Jun. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jul. 2020 by Maree

Dear Anonymous, very sorry for the parking problem ! but unless we have 24 hour security watching all the vehicles coming in and out of the Motel car park it is very hard for us to manage this. All guests are advised that only one car park per unit. Do hope it didn't spoil your stay to much. All the best. Managers

5 out of 5
Love Wanganui such a beautiful place and so great art and shopping.

Posted by on 22 May 2020

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23 May 2020 by Manager

Dear Guest, thank you for the post in regard to our town. Regards Managers

5 out of 5
Location was close to other amenities that support the motel industry. The beds were of excellent quality

Posted by , from Matamata on 12 Mar. 2020

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17 Mar. 2020 by Maree

Dear Brian, thank you for taking the time to post a review . Regards Dave and Maree

Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. A business center and a meeting room are available. A health club, a terrace, and laundry facilities are also featured at the luxury Aotea Motor Lodge. Self parking is free. This 4.5-star Whanganui aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 28 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Whanganui (WAG) (6.4 km / 4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aotea Motor Lodge offers 28 accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations at this 4.5-star aparthotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with jetted bathtubs, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Jetted tub
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include a health club.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 15 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Contactless check-out is available. The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Credit card pre-authorisation
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 15 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aotea Motor
  • Aotea Motor Lodge
  • Aotea Motor Lodge Wanganui
  • Aotea Motor Wanganui
  • Aotea Motor Lodge Whanganui
  • Aotea Motor Whanganui
  • Aotea Motor Lodge Whanganui
  • Aotea Motor Lodge Aparthotel
  • Aotea Motor Lodge Aparthotel Whanganui

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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