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Motel Villa Del Rio

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#7 of 17 motels in Whangarei
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Being minutes away from Whangarei City as well as being the closest motel to Whangarei Hospital, Barge Park, Kiwi House and the museum, Motel Villa del Rio is the accommodation of choice for many who visit the area. We cater for individuals, families, groups, workers and corporate. Take advantage of our free onsite facilities to shake off the stress of the day with our affordable refurbished accommodation. Your hosts Dean and Judy welcome you to Whangarei.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
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Nicola M wrote a review Jan 2023
Whanganui, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here in between Xmas and new years. The pool was clean and a welcome asset during the hot weather. Our room was basic but clean and tidy, the only downside was no air-con but we had 2 x fans in our room. Shower pressure not great. Other guests were quiet overnight, but as the motel is close to the hospital be prepared for the rescue helicopter to take off early morning/late at night. Recommend a day trip to Waitangi/Paihia.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Steven S wrote a review Dec 2022
New Zealand13 contributions3 helpful votes
At 4pm, we went to book here on a business trip as there was no sign outside stating there was no vacancy. On entry we found an unattended reception counter displaying a no vacancy sign... Moved on up the road to spend our money else where. I know Covid has been tough on the industry, but would it be to much to ask to put up a sign outside?
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Carly W wrote a review Feb 2022
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The hospital put my mother up in this motel for a post-surgery stay. To care for her I paid and stayed with my two young children in the next room over. The pool was green and closed, yet no discount on the room was given despite not providing the amenities advertised. The rooms were clean, but very VERY run down. The kitchen floor and carpet in my mothers room was soaked from the fridge leaking, causing a slipping hazard. Management did not provide her towels despite me specifically asking if there were towels in her room at check in, so we could not clean this up ourselves. Management did mop immediately once made aware of the leak, but did not repair the fridge and still did not provide my mother any towels. The dining table chairs were broken in my room. The blades on the fan they provide broke off 2mins after being turned on rendering it useless. The beds were OK but the rooms are uncomfortably hot! We later found the milk pottles in my mothers fridge had curdled due to the fridge issues. Management shrugged their shoulders and told us a previous tenant must have muddled with the thermostat. We mentioned room checks being their responsibility (when we arrived our rooms were not locked, so presume the rooms had not been checked over after the cleaners left) and this is when management became hostile... said they would refund us and we could go somewhere else if we were not happy! We were not happy but at 7:30pm, 5 hours away from home with a post surgery check the next day, on waitangi weekend - unfortunately - we had no choice but to continue on with our subpar stay. We truly weren't expecting 5 star, wear and tear could have been overlooked for the price IF management weren't so dismissive of their failures to provide the basics and safety to their customers.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Leslie H wrote a review Dec 2021
Waipapa, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
When we needed last minute accommodation at 11pm on a Friday due to a family member being in hospital, Han at the Motel Villa del Rio was more than happy to accommodate us and made our late check in a breeze. The room was very clean and spacious, making our stay most comfortable. We would absolutely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Teina S wrote a review Jun 2021
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Cleanliness is all I look for in a motel and this motel has it. I'll be staying here evrytime I come to in whangarei. It's also close to everything and quiet. Heaps of space, beds are mint, big kitchen.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jess wrote a review Apr 2021
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I stayed at the motel there was a short ruggered moari lady there walking around looking angry texting on her phone I asked her to do my rubbish she threw a bad at me said u so it she was so rude then she stood there pulled at her phone began to tx her boss walked out he said I'm just going to do something she said under her breath oh F***k up I was disgusted . I met a lovely lady there with blond hair and she was so poilet and friendly but I'll never stay there again due to that moari lady my children where scared of her and she was so rude . Motel was clean but didn't enjoy my stay unfortunately.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Emma wrote a review Jul 2020
Wellington, New Zealand69 contributions26 helpful votes
The good reviews don’t match our experience unfortunately. I don’t mind outdated (and it is), as long as it’s clean. Spacious and well laid out but comes with some big buts......there was no soap provided to wash your hands, crumbs in the fridge, bedroom window latch was held together with toilet paper, the bathroom window latch was broken and wouldn’t close so there were sandflies everywhere. The shower pressure was non existent. Hate to have to give such a poor review as this place has way more potential. As it is, it’s a no from me.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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mark carey wrote a review Oct 2019
Whangarei, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
That's my apartment in the picture! No 2. Great place, plenty of room, like a little flat instead of a microscopic box with an ensuite in the corner. Excellent kitchen and facilities. Lovely pool and garden area. Was quiet and secure. Kind of quaint really, not this year's model but that's fine by me. Enjoyed my stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from peter200718, Owner at Motel Villa Del Rio
Responded 25 Oct 2019
Thank you for your comments. Hope we see you back again soon. Regards. Peter Motel Villa del Rio
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CarolynW wrote a review May 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
My sister's and I chose this motel for it's location to the hospital. Peter was very accommodating regarding nights stayed, as we were not sure how long we would need to be there. The motel is very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Responded 20 May 2019
Thanks very much for your review. It was nice to meet you and thanks for choosing Motel Villa del Rio
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VdBerg84 wrote a review Mar 2019
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We stayed at motel villa del rio in March 2019. It’s great value and a perfect spot if you need to be close to the Hosptial. The pool and spa are so nice. We really appreciated the friendly and helpful staff.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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$154 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel Villa Del Rio
Which popular attractions are close to Motel Villa Del Rio?
Nearby attractions include Piggery Bookshop (1.2 km), The Whangarei Growers Market (1.1 km), and Raumanga Falls (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel Villa Del Rio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Motel Villa Del Rio?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Motel Villa Del Rio?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel Villa Del Rio?
Conveniently located restaurants include Acropolis Cafe Bar & Grill, Divine Indian Restaurant, and Grand Thai & Indian Restaurant.