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Riverside Motel

Hotel Class
3.5 out of 5



4.3 / 5Excellent
129 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Kitchen


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sarjeant Gallery
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Queens Park
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Whanganui Museum
    11 min walk
  • Airport
    Whanganui (WAG)
    10 min drive

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+64 9913 4658

    About this area


    Located in Whanganui, Riverside Motel is in the city centre and near the boardwalk. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Queens Park and Moutoa Gardens, while Sarjeant Gallery and Whanganui Museum are cultural highlights. Durie Hill Elevator and Bason Botanic Gardens are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the motel's central location.

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    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Sarjeant Gallery - 11 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Queens Park - 11 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Whanganui Museum - 11 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Moutoa Gardens - 11 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Whanganui Riverboat Centre and Museum - 13 min walk

    Getting around

    • Whanganui (WAG) - 10 min drive

    About this property

    Riverside Motel

    3.5-star motel with free airport shuttle and free area shuttle
    24-hour room service, dry cleaning and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free motel. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecues and a picnic area are on-site. All 10 rooms feature kitchens with fridges, ovens, hobs and microwaves. Guests will also find complimentary wireless Internet access, separate dining areas and 24-hour room service.
    Riverside Motel offers 10 forms of accommodation with free newspapers and an iron/ironing board. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 3.5-star motel has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries.
    This Whanganui motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.



    Check-in between 1 PM - 9:30 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open during the following times:
    • Monday-Friday: 7 AM-9 PM
    • Saturday-Sunday: 7:30 AM-8 PM
    If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
    24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.


    Check-out before 10 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Free cribs (infant beds)!


    • Pets not allowed

    Payment types at the property

    American Express

    Important information

    Optional extras

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

    • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: NZD 10 for adults and NZD 20 for children (approximately)
    • Fee for in-room wired Internet: NZD 0.14 per minute (rates may vary)

    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 are 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.

    Property is also known as

    • Riverside Motel Wanganui
    • Riverside Wanganui

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (NZD 0.14 per minute)
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • Free 24-hour return airport shuttle
    • Airport shuttle on request
    • Free local area shuttle

    Food and drink

    • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–8:00 AM: NZD 10 for adults and NZD 20 for children
    • 24-hour room service

    Family friendly

    • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Free local area shuttle
    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry facilities
    • Microwave
    • Fridge
    • Separate dining area

    Guest services

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities

    Languages spoken

    • English


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Picnic area


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


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Premium bedding


    • Free toiletries
    • Shower/bathtub combination


    • flat-screen TV
    • premium channels

    Food and drink

    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Dining room
    • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Fridge
    • Hob
    • Toaster


    • Free newspapers
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone

    Nearby activities


    • Theme parks


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

    4/5 Good

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

    Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

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

    Motel was quiet with a nice view. Staff helpful and friendly. Bed very comfortably and kitchen facilities good. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

    Stayed 3 nights in Sep. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

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

    Quiet clean and lots of room with super helpful team. I’ll be back again and again

    Stayed 3 nights in Aug. 2019


      nearness to river and scenery. old fashioned decor looking a bit tired now .

      Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019


      • Liked: Staff & service
      • Disliked: Amenities

      Location was great, but wouldn't stay here again. Bedding was a bit dingy, comforter looked and smelled like it needed a washing. Choose this place do to the location.

      Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019

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