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4.4 out of 5

"Excellent place to stay at a very good price and easy to travel to anywhere. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 29 Sep 2020

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Hotel Description

Riverside Motel places you in the center of Whanganui, within just a 15-minute stroll of Sarjeant Gallery and Queens Park. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, a free airport shuttle, and in-room kitchens.

All 10 rooms feature free WiFi, dining areas, and wired Internet. Kitchens come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, and 24-hour room service is also available. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Flat-screen TVs, free newspapers, and phones are also available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a garden. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. There's also the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 3.5-star Whanganui motel include Whanganui Museum and Moutoa Gardens.

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Studio Unit)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$90* Per night/room 26 Oct. - 27 Oct.

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Kitchen (2 Bedroom)

Bed Count 5 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Riverside Motel ratings based on 87 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 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 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riverside Motel

Everyone (31) Couples (36) Family (22)
5 out of 5
Excellent place to stay at a very good price and easy to travel to anywhere.

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2020

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29 Sep. 2020 by Graeme

Thank you for your comments. Hope you can come again

5 out of 5
I was able to park right outside my unit. It was warm, clean and friendly welcome when I arrived.

Posted by on 12 Jun. 2020

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13 Jun. 2020 by Graeme

Thank you. We hope you have the opportunity to stay with us again

4 out of 5
Comfortable but some amenities dated. Good value for money

Posted by on 15 Mar. 2020

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15 Mar. 2020 by Graeme

Thanks for staying with us, and your feedback. We are happy to discuss what amenities you consider outdated face to face rather than an online review as the end result would be more positive.

5 out of 5
It was great to be allowed a early check in with the Wanganui street races on . Decor is a little bit classic but Very Very clean and great location walking distance to town. Will stay again.

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2019

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1 Jan. 2020 by g

Decor suits the age and style of Motel. Thanks for your feedback

4 out of 5
Handy to city and to the club we were playing 8 ball against - Nice and roomy and only $103 per night - very reasonable.

Posted by on 21 Nov. 2019

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22 Nov. 2019 by Graeme

Thanks for staying. Hope you will come again.

3 out of 5
did not like traffic noise did like convenience and location

Posted by on 19 Nov. 2019

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19 Nov. 2019 by Graeme

Fortunately traffic goes quiet at end of the working day - except for the odd 'hoon' that you can get anywhere. Grateful that our Motel is on an arterial route where it can be seen rather than lost in a quiet back street. Thanks for staying

3 out of 5
nearness to river and scenery. old fashioned decor looking a bit tired now .

Posted by on 26 Aug. 2019

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27 Aug. 2019 by Manager

Thanks for your comments. Yes, old. Built in 1973 but very well maintained and very functional. Decor in units has been 80% updated in last 3 years and outside is currently being repainted. There are much newer Motels with trendy decor and this may be reflected in their prices.

5 out of 5
Loved the position right by the river and close to town and the friendly cat

Posted by on 22 Jul. 2019

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22 Jul. 2019 by Graeme

Thank you for staying with us. Hope you can come again

4 out of 5
Great location, clean, friendly service. Would stay again.

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2019

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2 Mar. 2019 by Graeme

Thank you. Please do!

4 out of 5
Good location along the river and central. Comfortable but still very 70s in decor and in need of modernisation. Hosts are very friendly and the cooked breakfast was delicious and good value.

Posted by on 9 Jan. 2019

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10 Jan. 2019 by Graeme

Thank you. Just a comment - whats wrong with 70's decor? Most that stay love it. Things are being renewed all the time and paintwork, etc is being updated. We don't want to modernise it. That would spoil it. There are plenty of modern motels around and you have to pay for modern. However, thanks for staying

About the Riverside Motel

Location 30 Somme Parade, Whanganui,

Property Features

WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are free. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at Riverside Motel. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Whanganui motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1970
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

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

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Whanganui (WAG) (6.1 km / 3.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riverside Motel offers 10 accommodations with complimentary newspapers and irons/ironing boards. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 3.5-star motel have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Whanganui motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Dining room
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 9 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 7:30 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.

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

  • Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 9 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 7:30 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.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards
  • 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.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: NZD 10 for adults and NZD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: NZD 0.14 per minute (rates may vary)

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

Hotel Names

  • Riverside Motel Wanganui
  • Riverside Wanganui
  • Riverside Motel Whanganui
  • Riverside Whanganui
  • Riverside Motel Motel
  • Riverside Motel Whanganui
  • Riverside 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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