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Riverside Motel

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Standard Room, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Studio Unit) | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Standard Room, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Studio Unit) | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen | Living area | Flat-screen TV
Standard Room, Non Smoking, Kitchen (2 Bedroom) | Living area | Flat-screen TV
Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of Riverside Motel

Riverside Motel

3.5 star property
In the heart of Whanganui

8.6/10 Fabulous

179 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
The price is NZ$99
Price available on 01/01/2023
30 Somme Parade, Whanganui
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Babysitting
  • Business centre
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Premium TV channels

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Whanganui

Getting around

  • Whanganui (WAG) - 10 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free local area shuttle


  • Yellow House Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Tokyo Roll Black - 9 min walk
  • Pita Pit - 10 min walk
  • Jabee Kebabs - 11 min walk
  • Kebabholik - 11 min walk

About this property

Riverside Motel

Riverside Motel is only 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the airport and offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. The helpful staff and central location get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
  • BBQs
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Free local shuttle
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

Working away

  • Business centre


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1970
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Wired Internet access is available in guest rooms for NZD 0.14 per minute (rates may vary)
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 10 for adults and NZD 20 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Riverside Motel Wanganui
Riverside Wanganui
Riverside Motel Whanganui
Riverside Whanganui
Riverside Motel Motel
Riverside Motel Whanganui
Riverside Motel Motel Whanganui

Frequently asked questions

Does Riverside Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Riverside Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Riverside Motel?
As of 9 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riverside Motel on 1 January 2023 start from NZ$99, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riverside Motel?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Riverside Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Riverside Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Riverside Motel?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riverside Motel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Riverside Motel and nearby?
Riverside Motel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Riverside Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Yellow House Cafe (6-min walk), Tokyo Roll Black (9-min walk) and Pita Pit (10-min walk).
Does Riverside Motel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a toaster, cookware and a fridge.
What's the area around Riverside Motel like?
Riverside Motel is in the heart of Whanganui, a short 13-minute walk from Whanganui Riverboat Centre and Museum and 8 minutes' walk from Queens Park. Travellers say that the area is central and good for families.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

An OK stay butnot great
It was conveniently situated to city center. Across the road from the river. However rather a busy road in the morning and evening. Apartments in need of refurbishing. Cold not open any of the kitchen drawers. My husband had to lubricate the drawers with soap. Nowhere to hang a face towel. Dining roo overhead lights did not work.
EJ, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Clean spacious unit. Beds comfy & shower good. Continental breakfast great.
Kerry, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Location is excellent
Karen, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Julie, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Property is a bit tired and a bit of road noise
Graham, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Warwick, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Jan, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It's very nice quite pleasant place
Richard, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

HOANI, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great value for money. Although close to the road there were no heavy vehicles and the sound insulation was good.
David, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review