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1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board

Guest reviews

18 reviews
Guests rated this property 2.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Room service


Explore the area

Popular LocationSouth Beach14 min walk
Popular LocationWatt Fountain6 min drive
Popular LocationWard Observatory7 min drive
AirportWhanganui (WAG)11 min drive

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  • Kiwi Unit

    Room amenities

    • 63 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Kiwi Plus Unit

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Kiwi Extra Unit

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
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About this area


Located in Whanganui, Bignell Street Motel is next to a golf course and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Watt Fountain and Castlecliff Beach, while Whanganui Riverboat Centre and Museum and Whanganui Museum are cultural highlights. Durie Hill Elevator and Bason Botanic Gardens are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • South Beach - 14 min walk
  • Watt Fountain - 6 min drive
  • Whanganui Museum - 6 min drive
  • Ward Observatory - 7 min drive
  • Sarjeant Gallery - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Whanganui (WAG) - 11 min drive

About this property

Bignell Street Motel

Beachfront motel for sun and fun
Laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a library are available at this motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden and a front desk safe. All 9 rooms have flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and feature kitchenettes with fridges, hobs and microwaves. Guests will also find complimentary wireless Internet access, separate dining areas and room service (during limited hours).
Bignell Street Motel offers 9 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. Kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Whanganui motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Room amenities


  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Hob


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe



Check-in between 8 AM and 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 10.00 per pet, per night
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: NZD 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Bignell Street Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Bignell Street Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Bignell Street Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Bignell Street Motel pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of NZD 10.00 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at Bignell Street Motel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 8 AM to 9 PM.
What time is check-out at Bignell Street Motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in Whanganui, this beachfront motel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of South Beach, Castlecliff Beach and Watt Fountain. Queens Park and Moutoa Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Bignell Street Motel

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Smells from gigarets in the room In the bed sperm Lat of notice in the night

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

Linen smelled musty/unclean and had stains on it. Pillows stank of stale body oils. We paid upfront, but didn't stay... It was a last resort as all hotels/motels had been booked out for Labour Party conference. Thankfully someone took pity on us at an amazing B & B half an hour out of Whanganu; after much searching. This motel/caravan park was the worst I've experienced; even taking some 3rd world countries into account.

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


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    Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019


    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

    There appeared to be a lot of gang members standing around drinking. The police were in attendance. Not suitable for families.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019


    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Not at all value of money, would consider this hotel as a last option.

    Stayed 1 night in May 2018