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Riverview Motel

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We are Mark (a local from Whanganui) and Karen (from Ireland). We will be pleased to recommend you our favourite places to eat, the things in Wanganui that you absolutely shouldn't miss and hope you will have a great stay with us! Our motel is the closest one to town; depending if you want to take the 'scenic route' along the river or the more direct 'residential' way you could be in our main street within 5 -10 minutes walk. Restaurants and cafes are all within walking distance, so are the historic riverboats that go up the Whanganui river, the art galleries, the museum etc. Our motel has 15 different units; are you looking for low-cost, for a room with a view, for a family unit or for a unit with a spa bath; we have it all!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Dry Cleaning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Good to know
River View
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Convenienrly located close to town center and across from the river,
Clean comfortable rooms. Micro, fridge, cutlery and crockery were nice to have. Bed was comfortable and room quiet. Friendly welcome. Overall good value.
There is an outdoor picnic area and a bbq for guests
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Very close to the town centre, nice location just across the road from the Whanganui River. Comfortable and clean one-bedroom unit, if a little dated and basic. Fair value and OK for a one or two night stay.
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Pity about the weather ... it might have made this review better. A positive - we were surprised with our room - 2 bedrooms in fact! 4 x single beds & a double bed. Nice & roomy. BUT in need of a freshen up. The bathroom was large but obviously was a laundry/bathroom at one stage
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We stopped here for one night. The price was very good and the staff friendly. The unit was spacious and clean and the bed was very comfortable. Nice being next to the river to go for a leisurely walk as well
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Nice, simple motel set up. Lovely staff and welcome, free parking and good WiFi. The room is a little cold this time of year and no heaters on offer, but hot water always available. Would stay again if I were in town.
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View over road
Dull day but good view of river
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View from one of the front rooms
Am wanting a motel for a night that will accept a small friendly dog who is travelling with us. Is this motel dog friendly thanks.
Hi. Yes we have small dogs stay with us in certain units, one unit is $105 and the other is $135 for 2 people. Please tell us if you would like to book. Many thanks Mark Riverview Motel
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Can anyone comment on this motel subsequent to the June, 2015 flood? Particularly interested in comments from guests. Any damage evident at the motel? Any limits on access to the area. Any remaining "aromas" resulting from standing water etc.?.
Hi Virginia I'm the owner of the property and im glad to say we were fortunate enough not to be affected by the floods, we are on the high side. So its been business as usual if you are looking to book. many thanks Mark
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"Unit 6 has a view across the river, but you'll get some noise from passing traffic."
"Upstairs was best. Very little road noise as it is a quiet town!"
"Don't: there are better options for around the same price."
"Ask for the river view units."
"We had a studio close to reception and it was fine."
US$63 - US$96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionWhanganui
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