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Kensington Motel

85-87 Kamo Road Kensington, Whangarei 0112 New Zealand
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#12 of 35 hotels in Whangarei

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)
Golf course
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Outdoor pool
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Seating area
Clothes rack
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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SamantinaNZ wrote a review Dec 2020
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Utterly disappointed!!!! The owner grumpily told my 8 year old daughter at 8pm, when still daylight to stop riding her newly gifted skateboard outside our room!!!! Who gets upset at the sound of happiness? The sun was still out! RUDE We didn't complain when the shower blocked with so much water it was a health hazard! Or the rooms being hot and stuffy with no airflow. If you have a young family, this motel IS NOT SUITABLE. You should state on your website, No kids allowed!!!! No sounds of children's enjoyment allowed!!! However, late night partying, loud music & fights are most welcome after 10pm.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Sightsee20695078832 wrote a review Nov 2020
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Two couples stayed in the two bedroom unit. Chosen for the lounge as meeting long lost relatives. A real home from home. Spotlessly clean and tidy. Full kitchen facilities with fridge/freezer, though I suggest you bring your own tea and coffee if you go through a lot. Cups and plates cater for minimum of five people. Comfortable beds, modern shower and hand basin area. Spacious lounge with extra bed. Location ideal with several eating places around the corner and supermarkets within walking distance. Motel was full which says something. Sandra is a cheerful and helpful host and we would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Kaikohe wrote a review Sep 2020
Kerikeri28 contributions9 helpful votes
I had both an early morning & late afternoon appointment, so we stayed the night before & following night as well. Very nice greeting by Sandra who showed us to our unit & explained all we needed to know. We had a one bedroom unit, which gave more space & worked well for us. The Motel is close to the Kensington Hospital on the old Kamo Road & should suit anybody visiting there. We also noticed little if any traffic noise from the road. Sandra & Paul looked after us very well indeed & we would gladly stay again thanks.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: A couple might find a one Bedroom unit more comfortable.
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Rose wrote a review Aug 2020
New Zealand96 contributions17 helpful votes
Good price. Used laundry facilities there and all very good. Nice clean unit. Micro.toaster. fridge. No sink in kitchen. Wifi and about 9 sky channels . We had a good stay. Would stay again 🤗 Close to supermarkets and short walk to meal places
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Nija1417 wrote a review Jan 2020
Kerikeri, New Zealand22 contributions7 helpful votes
This motel is conveniently located very close to Kensington Hospital (walking distance) as well as good restaurants and two supermarkets. Spotlessly clean with all facilities, including kitchenette, small fridge, wifi and comfortable armchairs. An older-style building but it has everything you could want.
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Date of stay: January 2020
US$75 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionWhangarei
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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 Khane Bahar Indian Restaurant and Bar, Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, and Red Dining.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kensington Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kensington Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Kensington Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.