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Overview of Bignell Street Motel

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1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, soundproofing
1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, soundproofing
1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, soundproofing
1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, soundproofing

Bignell Street Motel

2.5 out of 5
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 LocationWatt Fountain6 min drive
    Popular LocationWard Observatory7 min drive
    AirportWhanganui (WAG)11 min drive
    Popular LocationSouth Beach17 min drive

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Kiwi Plus Unit

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Kiwi Extra Unit

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Double Bed and 3 Single Beds

Kiwi Unit

  • 63 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

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 Ward Observatory are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Watt Fountain - 6 min drive
  • Whanganui Museum - 6 min drive
  • Ward Observatory - 7 min drive
  • Sarjeant Gallery - 11 min drive
  • South Beach - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Whanganui (WAG) - 11 min drive


  • Mischief On Guyton - 5 min drive
  • Tokyo Roll Black - 5 min drive
  • Parnells Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Red Eye Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Pita Pit - 6 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 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and DVD players. Guests will find kitchenettes with fridges, hobs and microwaves.
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.

Guests can surf the web using 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 on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

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
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • 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 any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • 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
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 8 AM - 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
This property accepts credit cards

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.

Property is also known as

Bignell Street
Bignell Street Motel Wanganui
Bignell Street Motel Whanganui
Bignell Street Whanganui
Bignell Street Motel Motel
Bignell Street Motel Whanganui
Bignell Street Motel Motel Whanganui

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 Bignell Street Motel?
Check-in is from 8 AM - 9 PM.
What time is check-out at Bignell Street Motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Bignell Street Motel located?
Located in Whanganui, this beachfront motel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Watt Fountain, Castlecliff Beach and Queens Park. Moutoa Gardens and Whanganui Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 0 out of 18 reviews
5 - Excellent 0%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 18 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 18 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 18 reviews
2 - Poor 22%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 11 out of 18 reviews
1 - Terrible 61%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family, Business traveller
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

1/5 Terrible

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
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

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
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

1/5 Terrible

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

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