Overview of Te Awa Motel

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4.5/5 Wonderful
101 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationPutiki Church8 min walk
Popular LocationDurie Hill Elevator11 min walk
Popular LocationMemorial Tower15 min walk
AirportWhanganui (WAG)7 min drive

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  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

    Room amenities

    • 36 sq m
    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Comfort Cabin, Multiple Beds, Kitchenette, River View

    Room amenities

    • 40 sq m
    • River view
    • Sleeps 5
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About this area


Te Awa Motel is located in Whanganui. Ward Observatory and Memorial Tower are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Watt Fountain and Moutoa Gardens. Durie Hill Elevator and Bason Botanic Gardens are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Putiki Church - 8 min walk
  • Durie Hill Elevator - 11 min walk
  • Memorial Tower - 15 min walk
  • Watt Fountain - 15 min walk
  • Whanganui Riverboat Centre and Museum - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Whanganui (WAG) - 7 min drive

About this property

Te Awa Motel

3-star motel in Whanganui with free parking
Along with a spa tub, this motel has laundry facilities and express check-in. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, express check-out and multilingual staff are on-site. All 7 rooms have flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and feature kitchenettes with fridges, hobs and microwaves. Guests will also find complimentary wireless Internet access, separate living rooms and separate dining areas.
Te Awa Motel offers 7 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Accommodation at this 3-star motel has kitchenettes with 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 come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include portable fans and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the motel include a spa tub.
Children aged under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa tub without adult supervision.

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

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily: NZD 11 per person
Room service available

Things to do

Hot tub

Family friendly

Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
DVD player
Laundry facilities
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Separate dining area
Separate living room

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff

Languages spoken



Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains
Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
Portable fan
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Free toiletries


Digital channels
DVD player
Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Dining room
Electric kettle


Iron/ironing board (on request)
Separate living room
Separate sitting area



Check-in between 2 PM and midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20.00 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for NZD 5.00 per night

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.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 11 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in fee: NZD 15 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in fee: NZD 5 for check-in between 9:00 PM and midnight
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 15 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 5.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20.00 per night

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

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa tub without adult supervision

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

Te Awa Motel Wanganui
Te Awa Motel
Te Awa Wanganui

Frequently asked questions

Is this motel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much does it cost to stay at Te Awa Motel?
As of 6 Jun 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Te Awa Motel on 1 Jul 2020 start from NZ$100, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
How much is parking at Te Awa Motel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to midnight. Early check-in is available for a fee of NZD 15 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available from 9:00 PM to midnight for a fee of NZD 5.
What time is check-out at this motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for NZD 15 (subject to availability).
Where is this property located?
Situated in Whanganui, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Durie Hill Elevator and Memorial Tower. Watt Fountain and Whanganui Riverboat Centre and Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Guest reviews

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

5/5 Excellent

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

Shower space having two rooms where i could put my toddler down! the whole place even watching dvds!!!

Stayed 2 nights in May 2020


    We found the stairs going to the units unsafe. The stairs were warped, uneven and unstable🙁 The unit it self was very clean👍

    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Motel Close to Local Sites

    This was a nice place to stay.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


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

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

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

    Very basic room. Staff were accomodating with late check in. Big sign out the front saying rooms $105 a night... We were charged $175. Seems we overpaid with our bargain check in?!?

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020