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4.6 out of 5

"Nice hosts, noisey other tenants staying while i was there.. Shared balcony didnt help. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 25 Mar 2019

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Hotel Description

At Raceway Motel you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Sarjeant Gallery and Queens Park. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

You can enjoy TVs with satellite channels, and all 10 rooms feature furnished balconies or patios, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, and room service is also available. Free local calls, hair dryers, and free toiletries are also available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and barbecue grills. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a picnic area, and childcare. Full breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

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

Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Pool View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Basic Studio, Terrace

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Raceway Motel ratings based on 9 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 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Raceway Motel

Everyone (6) Couples (2)
3 out of 5
Nice hosts, noisey other tenants staying while i was there.. Shared balcony didnt help.

Posted by on 25 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Mar. 2019 by Vicky

Hi thanks for the feed back. IF other guest are ever a problem to you you just have to call the office and I am happy to sort it if it’s unreasonable we dont normally have problems with noise everyone normally tells me how quiet it is for a motel the balcony is designated to rooms and no one should of been on your designated area unless you invited them so if that happened once again sorry..

5 out of 5
Comfortable bed, Great host. Was happy to accommodate our late arrival.

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Feb. 2019 by Vicky

Hi thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Always happy to accommodate peoples needs.

5 out of 5
Great little spot and super clean. Wonderful hosts.

Posted by on 2 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Jan. 2019 by Vicky

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review we try hard to make people have a fantastic time in our great city.

5 out of 5
Very friendly and accommodating, excellent value for money. Highly recommend.

Posted by , from Tauranga on 8 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Oct. 2018 by Vicky

HI thanks for coming to stay with us we appreciate your business and the time you take to give us a review. We look forward to seeing you here if you are ever back this way.

5 out of 5
Great location close to the CBD and Raceway. Staff helpful and service excellent, far better than most motels. Small enough to be very personal.

Posted by , from Auckland on 15 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jul. 2018 by Vicky

Wow thanks for the kind words. My daughter was looking after it while I was away. Such great feed back to pass onto her, We try hard to meet peoples expectations.

4 out of 5
Staff were great, very accomodating. Room was clean and adequate. Suited our needs just fine.

Posted by on 19 Mar. 2018

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20 Mar. 2018 by Vicky

Hi thanks so much for taking the time to give us feed back we appreciate the time it takes to do this.

5 out of 5

Going to the dogs/races?

Pros: Basic, but very clean wth efficient management. Complimentary muffins fresh from oven in the morning a nice touch.
Cons: Very little
Location: Main rugby ground, greyhound track and horse racetrack adjacent, approx 10 minute walk to city.
Attended greyhound races at Hatrick and ideally situated within a few minutes walk.

Posted by , from taranaki, nz on 5 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Dec. 2017 by Vicky

Hi thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think. Hope you had a great night at the dogs.

4 out of 5

close to venue for conference

Pros: proximity to venue and value for cost.
Cons: all fine
Location: close to everything
very pleasant and welcoming staff. Close to venue for our conference over at the racecourse and both easy to get to. Close to centre of town allowing for evening walk around the locality.

Posted by , from Wellington on 30 Apr. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jun. 2017 by Vicky

Hi thanks for taking the time to give us feedback we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5

Great place across the road from race track.

We had a family birthday in one of the function rooms at the race track. With the RACEWAY MOTEL across the road it was great. The family booked the whole motel and the owners allowed us to enjoy the evening at the motel after the lunch time function had finished. The extra little treats in the room was a lovely personal touch from the owners. Thanks so much.

Posted by , from Mahiihi on 12 Dec. 2016

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Property Features

As a guest of Raceway Motel, you'll find an outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi is free in public spaces. Raceway Motel also features barbecue grills, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Whanganui motel is smoke free.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Raceway Motel offers 10 accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Accommodations at this 3-star motel have kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Satellite television is provided. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • In-room dining
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

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

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. 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.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 12.50 and NZD 18.50 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Raceway Motel Whanganui
  • Raceway Whanganui
  • Raceway Motel Wanganui
  • Raceway Wanganui
  • Raceway Motel Motel
  • Raceway Motel Whanganui
  • Raceway 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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