Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge
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Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge

170 Guyton Street Cnr of Guyton and Parnell St, Whanganui 4500 New Zealand
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4.5
#5 of 26 hotels in Whanganui
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
For a fine Whanganui motel visit ASURE Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge in Wanganui New Zealand. It offers high quality motel accommodation and well kept gardens. The location is superb and equally ideal for our tourist, sporting or business visitors.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Picnic area
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range

Location

170 Guyton Street Cnr of Guyton and Parnell St, Whanganui 4500 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 68 out of 100
68
Wanganui Airport
Palmerston North Airport
64.9 km
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I7397YCmoniques wrote a review Sept 2023
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The motel is central to the town centre, the room and ensuite were well sized and comfortable. Our room also had and extra area with kitchenette and table, and small lounge also with a single bed. Very comfortable accommodation and the hosts are very pleasant and helpful. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from susan Bukholt, Owner at Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge
Responded 9 Sept 2023
We really appreciate your feedback, we are pleased you had a great experience and comfortable stay. We look forward to seeing you again Kind Regards Susan and Murray Your Hosts
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Stephen H wrote a review Oct 2022
Greater Melbourne, Australia24 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Although located in an industrial part of town, this motel is only a walk or short drive to the shops, and the managers have put a lot of thought into the rooms, and are friendly and helpful. Room was clean, beds comfy and we had everything we needed. Was a nice stop on our driving holiday.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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GillyRoss wrote a review Mar 2024
26 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous place to stay - clean, comfortable, quiet walking distance to town. Fabulous hosts who went out of their way to help with anything we needed. Highly recommend this location for bikers or anyone passing through Whanganui - thanks for the wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Easy parking Quiet
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Aidisin wrote a review Nov 2020
Hastings, New Zealand12 contributions6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We got a very warm welcome & great trips of places to dine BUT even though I asked when making the booking if it was quiet I was assured it was & told traffic stopped at 5pm but they omitted to say it started again at 6.30 in the morning. It was on the corner of the property so boarded on two roads. The room was also very dark as a corner room & only a few windows at the end of a large lounge dining kitchen area. The beds were the final in a disappointing choice of motels. They should have been replaced years ago.
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Date of stay: November 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ORAK wrote a review Nov 2023
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent motel. The owners made our stay so easy and were extremely supportive given one of our group was injured during our bike ride down to Whanganui.
The offer to store our bikes in their garage for the night to ensure their safety was much appreciated as was the drop off into town for dinner.

The rooms are spotlessly clean, spacious and well appointed. The beds are extremely comfortable.

Overall, I'd recommend Cooks Gardens to stay and would definitely do so again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from susan Bukholt, Owner at Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge
Responded 8 Nov 2023
Thank you for your amazing review and for staying at our Motel, it is really appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all again From the team at Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge
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fleetwoodmac1 wrote a review 7 May
Auckland Central, New Zealand93 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We can only echo previous reviewers. Dont bother looking elsewhere, this motel is centrally located, has refurbished accommodation and the most helpful friendly owners you will encounter. It is well priced and close to the racetrack and sports ground. We wouldnt hesitate to stay again next time we are in Wanganui..
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AnFrahols wrote a review Feb 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in Wanganui and Sue and Murray’s welcoming hospitality made our stay even more memorable! Thank you!!
Your genuine kindness, especially making all guests feel special is the ideal complement to your very clean, comfortable units.
We wouldn’t stay anywhere else in WAG if you are still at Cooks Gardens! Amazing hosts and excellent accommodation.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Enjoy
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Response from Susan Bukholt, Owner at Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge
Responded 3 Feb 2024
Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing you again. From the Team at Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge
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Ali0706 wrote a review Jan 2020
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand12 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed for 1 night in January at this motel. The hosts so helpful and friendly, we had a studio room which was much bigger than we expected. The location is ideal for Town and very close to the racing track. I highly recommend staying at this accommodation.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cartney wrote a review Oct 2023
Wellington, New Zealand106 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hotel in Wanganui. Comfortable, modern, clean and warm and really friendly owners and staff that were very attentive. Had a 2 brm apartment and it was very spacious, and had an extra bed in the lounge if required. On quite a noisy road, but very close to the racecourse and town. My only gripe would be the low easy to unlock from the inside front door as I was concerned my 3 year old might let himself out - a higher lock would have been handy for peace of mind! Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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DANZSA wrote a review Feb 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent one night on a short work related visit, the rooms were immaculate, the location worked well, very close to restaurants and cafes. We were given a great welcome
by a friendly owner. I’d recommend this as an excellent stopover for business or recreational travel
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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GillyRoss wrote a tip Mar 2024
26 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy parking Quiet"
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AnFrahols wrote a tip Feb 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy "
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Back_to_Sandringham wrote a tip Feb 2023
Auckland, New Zealand739 contributions279 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free parking immediately outside your door."
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Linda M wrote a tip May 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand10 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 12 was exceptionally large"
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Leon & Trudy wrote a tip Sept 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You will not be disappointed with your stay here."
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PRICE RANGE
$178 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionWhanganui
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Quartz Museum of Studio Ceramics (1.0 km), New Zealand Glassworks (0.9 km), and Whanganui Regional Museum (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maria Lane Eatery & Bar, Japanese Kitchen WA, and Rutland Arms.
Is Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Whanganui.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Durie Hill Memorial Tower (1.3 km) and William Birch Pools (3.7 km).
Is Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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