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3.8 out of 5

"Very obliging host. Good amenities, situation,car parking etc. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 18 Sep 2020

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Hotel Description

Astral Motel puts you in the heart of Whanganui, within a 20-minute stroll of Moutoa Gardens and Sarjeant Gallery. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

All 15 soundproofed rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy sitting areas, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and room service. Hair dryers, phones, and desks are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a terrace, and a garden. English breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 3-star Whanganui motel include Queens Park and Whanganui Museum.

Comfortable Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$83* Per night/room 26 Oct. - 27 Oct.

Standard Studio, Kitchen (Spacious )

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen, Garden Area

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Astral Motel ratings based on 50 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Astral Motel

Everyone (36) Couples (6) Family (9)
5 out of 5
Very obliging host. Good amenities, situation,car parking etc.

Posted by on 18 Sep. 2020

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4 out of 5
Was cosy and comfortable. Served our requirements well. Management and staff very helpful and accomodating. Thanks

Posted by , from New Plymouth NZ on 30 Aug. 2020

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5 out of 5
Lovely people and super clean. Will definitely stay there again next time I need to stay in whanganui

Posted by , from Rangitīkei on 29 Jul. 2020

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3 out of 5
Lots of space, great dual access bathroom. Comfortable beds

Posted by on 22 Jun. 2020

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5 out of 5
Spacious, warm and quiet.. travelled with family of 5 we had a great restful night. Thanks!

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Mar. 2020

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4 out of 5
Info booklet needs updating as the pool mentioned in definitely not able to be used. Otherwise it was a fairly pleasant stay, couple of minor issues that we advised management of and they were fixing them when we left :-)

Posted by , from Upper Hutt on 7 Jan. 2020

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2 out of 5
Room Clean and basic. Wifi constantly dropped out. Worst bit was both mornings ( 1st & 2nd Jan ) the cleaners barged in our room at 9am. We were both still asleep. Hacked off with my holding CC card for the room being charged before check out. We wanted to pay by other means.

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2019

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2 out of 5
Both sliding doors need new rollers power point was sparking wash dishes in bathroom sink not enough towles

Posted by on 12 Nov. 2019

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Property Features

Astral Motel offers its guests a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Astral Motel also features concierge services, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available.

  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking , Free self parking


  • Airport: Whanganui (WAG) (6.6 km / 4.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

Astral Motel offers 15 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Televisions come with satellite channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy English breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 12:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 12:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: NZD 25 per accommodation, per stay


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 advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Car required
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for English breakfast: NZD 16 for adults and NZD 16 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: NZD 25 per accommodation, per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Astral Motel
  • Astral Motel Wanganui
  • Astral Wanganui
  • Motel Astral
  • Astral Motel Whanganui
  • Astral Whanganui
  • Astral Motel Motel
  • Astral Motel Whanganui
  • Astral Motel Motel Whanganui

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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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.