Welcome to Rutland Arms Inn, your Whanganui “home away from home.” Rutland Arms Inn aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.
Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as St Mary's Catholic Church (0.3 mi) and St Paul Putiki Church (0.9 mi), guests of Rutland Arms Inn can easily experience some of Whanganui's most well known attractions.
Guest rooms offer a refrigerator, a desk, and a seating area, and Rutland Arms Inn makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.
You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including room service, baggage storage, and a coffee shop. In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.
While in Whanganui be sure to experience local fish and chips favourites at Yellow House Cafe or Georges Fisheries.
During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Durie Hill Elevator (0.4 mi), Kowhai Park (0.7 mi), and New Zealand Glassworks (0.1 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.
Rutland Arms Inn puts the best of Whanganui at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
Being parkrunners and with Wellington still in "lockdown level 4 red light something something something" we planned a weekend in Wanganui as our nearest as yet unattended parkrun. Which meant we had to book somewhere near the river not far from the start line. And Rutland Arms Inn seemed to tick all out boxes. Accommodation. Parking. Restaurant. And a bar. So I booked 2 nights online. Very easy. And all the paperwork was waiting when we arrived. Easy check-in. Parking out back with back access to upstairs rooms. Helpful friendly staff. Room was clean and tidy with a very well equipped bathroom including spa bath and bidet. There was a party going on somewhere a block or two back behind us on our first night which was loud enough to be heard but not loud enough to be annoying. We found the room very warm but couldn't open windows for fear of party noise getting louder. Bed was firm and pillows weren't. In the morning it was a early rise to attend parkrun before returning for showers at which point we discovered we had not body wash. And also one of the two yes two wash basins had no hand soap. We let downstairs know and it was fixed lickety split. Our second night was a much quieter night in the neighbourhood, quiet enough to be able to hear the town clock chime all through the night. But again, only noticeable if you were already awake. The one thing we would suggest if we got Room 8 directly above the bar/restaurant chiller, which although quiet enough with the window open, was noticeable reverberating through the building around us. Not enough to keep us awake all night but if you were a light sleeper you might notice it. Checkout was easy and done at the bar once we had finished breakfast. Would we stay again? Certainly. A great team and a great room. Thanks.…
Rooms have been refurbished beautifully. All food is exceptionally good, dinner was delicious with excellent friendly and efficient service… range of craft beers available was great fun. Room is super quiet above the inn and large even with this being the smallest type of room they have. Location is excellent, had a great time at market this morning and are just a quick walk away from lots to see and do. The included breakfast was a choice of several cereals and toast, with compote and yogurt… all of which was delicious. The team are very kind and helpful and super keen to support with anything you might need or want.
Decided to go for lunch. Sitting in courtyard eating our meals and all we can smell is cigarette smoke from person at table behind us. In fact so bad couldn’t finish my meal - talk about second hand smoke. Absolutely no signs stating this is a smoking zone. Disgusted
Great stay here - room was large and elegantly furnished. Cat fight outside for what seemed like an eternity in the early hours of the morning did not even dampen the enthusiasm! Would definitely recommend.
We had an enjoyable one night stay at the Rutland Arms - right in the city centre with on-ste (free) car parking. Friendly staff, cosy bar/restaurant and good value food (we had dinner). Will stay here again if passing through Whanganui.