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Kensington Motel

85 Kamo Road Kensington, Whangarei 0112 New Zealand
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#4 of 17 motels in Whangarei
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Kensington Motel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Whangarei, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Kensington Motel provide a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a sofa, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

In addition, Kensington Motel offers a pool and barbeque facilities, which will help make your Whangarei trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you’re looking for a French restaurant, consider a visit to Le Bistro de Paris, which is not far from Kensington Motel.

Should time allow, Whangarei Quarry Gardens, Town Basin, and Burning Issues Gallery are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Whangarei!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Outdoor pool
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Fence around pool
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Kitchenette
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Jana P wrote a review Jan 2024
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Kay in Reception was very friendly and kind. Our room was clean and comfortable. Love cation was convenient for drive to City Center. All the appliances were in good working order. Bed was comfortable.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Roxanne M wrote a review Nov 2023
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
The room was exceptionally clean, spacious & nicely dark at night. Heat pump/air con in room. Location is excellent just a 5 minute drive to the city centre but you don’t have to drive as there are quite a few restaurants/takeaway places just a few metres away. Bit of street noise but not too bad.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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SpiritedAdventurer wrote a review Nov 2023
Fareham, United Kingdom48 contributions20 helpful votes
This place is beautifully clean, amazing shower, comfortable bed. I wasn't disturbed by noise. There are light blocking curtains across the front of the studio, but light did come through the blind at the back. When i stayed it was really quiet i rented a room that had fridge, microwave, ironing board and iron. I would stay here again. Good value, very clean, felt safe. The entrance sign is a little obscured on Kamo Road, but is easy to find from the Kensington intersection. Turn on the road with the Kensington Tavern to access the property from the rear.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Be on the Kamo Road to find this place easily.
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giggler12345 wrote a review Jan 2023
Auckland, New Zealand178 contributions103 helpful votes
This was our first stay with this motel. We were very impressed. We were warmly welcomed after a horrendous drive up through a severe rainstorm. The hosts were very helpful. We stayed in a two bedroom unit and it was very spacious. The room was a wee bit dated but the hosts have recently installed many things such as new curtains, heatpumps etc. There was a well equipped kitchen, Sky TV, and a designated carpark for your unit. There was an outdoor pool which was splendid. Overall we loved our stay and we will return for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Hakamix wrote a review Jan 2023
Helsinki, Finland115 contributions66 helpful votes
Two nights at this very convenient motel. We had large studio, two rooms (double and single beds) and kitchen. Very hot when we arrived (hot days in Whangarei) but at night it was ok. No laundry service at the motel. Clean room, friendly hosts. Restaurants (very good Thai restaurant) within walking distance and shops (like New World) near by. When you visit Whangarei, we recommend to visit Hundertwasser Art Centre. There are many cafés and restaurant around the Centre - and interesting clock museum, too.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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MicheleB wrote a review Jan 2023
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Happened to stay overnight at this motel & what a find it was! Conveniently located near the city, spotlessly clean with fresh modern decor & the gorgeous Scottish hosts Heather & Gordon are the icing on the cake👍. Super helpful & friendly, I feel like we’ve made new friends!! We’ll be back👍
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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heather458 wrote a review Jan 2023
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a fantastic motel clean and fully refurbished. The owners are amazing and go above and beyond. Highly recommend staying here. Lots of restaurants within walking distance, and the pub across the street.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Summah L wrote a review Jan 2023
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Booked an hour n half before check in Heather and Gordon were so friendly and welcoming very attentive and helpful nice rooms good size for 4 people. Nice area for pool an bbq, would highly recommend 😊
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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lpl51 wrote a review Oct 2022
Sunshine Coast, Australia309 contributions94 helpful votes
Wonderful warm friendly welcome from Gordon and Heather – very helpful with their local knowledge. Exceptionally clean and tidy one-bedroomunit, very spacious, comfortable and cosy. Quiet and relaxing even though near a Tavern – no noise interference from there. Warm rooms much appreciated – as heat pumps turned on. Loved the framed verse on the walls with a definition in 3 languages – English, Maori and Scottish. The fully-equipped kitchenette had everything needed, however with the many convenient delicious restaurants nearby we only used the tea / coffee making facilities on our one-night stay. Great location – not far from Town Basin and Whangarei Falls. Highly recommend the Kensington Motel for any travellers.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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rosemaryc438 wrote a review Oct 2022
Auckland, New Zealand174 contributions174 helpful votes
A very comfortable clean Motel with caring Owners Heather and Gordon who have great local knowledge and are most helpful. The Motel is close by to Kensington Hospital, walking distance to Restaurants and Cafes. Two Supermarkets close by. Walking track minutes away to walk into Whangarei.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Good parking outside. Driving distance from the City. Walking distance to Kensington Hospital,...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kensington Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Kensington Motel?
Nearby attractions include Whangarei Quarry Gardens (1.2 km), The Papermill (0.08 km), and Hangar Art and Framing (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kensington Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kensington Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Kensington Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kensington Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kensington Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, Khane Bahar Indian Restaurant and Bar, and Cafe Narnia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kensington Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Kensington Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.