Te Awa Motel

3.0 star property
3-star motel in Putiki

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Te Awa Motel

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Comfort Cabin, Multiple Beds, Kitchenette, River View
In-room dining

Overview of Te Awa Motel

8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
95 Putiki Drive, Whanganui, 4500
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Room service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Living room
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Comfort Cabin, Multiple Beds, Kitchenette, River View

  • 40 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Single Beds and 1 Queen Bed

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

  • 36 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Beds and 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Putiki

Getting around

  • Whanganui (WAG) - 7 min drive


  • McDonald's - 2 min drive
  • Noodle Canteen - 20 min walk
  • The Vic - 14 min walk
  • Thai House Express 2 - 2 min drive
  • Manna Sushi - 2 min drive

About this property

Te Awa Motel

A great choice for a stay in Whanganui, Te Awa Motel is only 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from the airport. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • 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 9 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 AM 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Room service


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 0-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished lanai
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 25.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Te Awa Motel Wanganui
Te Awa Motel
Te Awa Wanganui
Te Awa Motel Whanganui
Te Awa Whanganui
Te Awa Motel Motel
Te Awa Motel Whanganui
Te Awa Motel Motel Whanganui

Frequently asked questions

Does Te Awa Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Te Awa 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Te Awa Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Te Awa Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Te Awa Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Te Awa Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Does Te Awa Motel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, a fridge and a microwave.
Does Te Awa Motel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished lanai.
What's the area around Te Awa Motel like?
Te Awa Motel is a short 11-minute walk from Durie Hill Elevator and 16 minutes' walk from Wanganui Community Arts Centre.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Room was ok but smelled a little fusty. Poor cooking facilities. Location a way out of town, but ok if you have transport
Sarah, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Katie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good location, however stairs to the decking could have been repaired they weren’t so safe and four had no slip resistant like the others bit dangerous. The overall property was good however their service of house keeping was very lacking it looked like nothing cleaned just the beds made and not that well either. Crumbs on the floor not removed our entire stay from day one where friend accidentally spilt in first day of our stay
2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Very pleasant units and environs, excellent location
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Te Awa Motel
Good Clean comfortable. I think that the owners must have thought of everything. As comfortable as some more expensive places.
Ken, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We stayed for 5 nights with our biys who are 6 and 8. Everything that we needed was there. Our room was serviced every day. There were DVDs that we could use to finish off a busy day. It is so close to town. We highly recommend this place.
5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
Great stay at Awa Motel again. Friendly staff, bed was so comfy, room clean and tidy, powerful shower.
Emily, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Adequate for a short stay in Whanganui
Although the motel is generally looking rather tired, we had everything we needed for our stay. The bed is comfortable, the shower is superb, but the couch is too soft and not good for your posture or comfort. With a little work, both inside and outside this motel could be great
Wendy, 2-night trip
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