Raceway Motel

3.0 star property
3-star Whanganui motel with outdoor pool

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Raceway Motel

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Outdoor pool
Basic Studio, Terrace
Family Room, Balcony | Dining
Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Pool View | Bathroom

Overview of Raceway Motel

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
1 Hurworth Place College Estate, Whanganui, 4500
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Terrace
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Basic Studio, Terrace

  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Pool View

  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Room, Balcony

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen Bed and 3 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In College Estate

Getting around

  • Whanganui (WAG) - 8 min drive


  • Kfc - 13 min walk
  • Thai House Express 2 - 11 min walk
  • Pita Pit - 10 min walk
  • Noodle Canteen - 12 min walk
  • McDonald's - 15 min walk

About this property

Raceway Motel

A great choice for a stay in Whanganui, Raceway Motel is only 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the airport. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 12.50 to 18.50 per person

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Raceway Motel Whanganui
Raceway Whanganui
Raceway Motel Wanganui
Raceway Wanganui
Raceway Motel Motel
Raceway Motel Whanganui
Raceway Motel Motel Whanganui

Frequently asked questions

Does Raceway Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Raceway 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.
Is there a pool at Raceway Motel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Raceway Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Raceway Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Raceway Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Raceway Motel and nearby?
Raceway Motel has an outdoor pool and a picnic area.
Does Raceway Motel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, cookware and a fridge.
Does Raceway Motel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Raceway Motel like?
Raceway Motel is a short 17-minute walk from Whanganui Museum and 9 minutes' walk from Ward Observatory.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Nice hosts, noisey other tenants staying while i was there.. Shared balcony didnt help.
3-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable bed, Great host. Was happy to accommodate our late arrival.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Extremely friendly and welcoming host and room was nice, clean and spacious with a comfortable bed.
1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great little spot and super clean. Wonderful hosts.
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everything we needed, very comfortable, and lovely fresh muffins were very much appreciated.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very friendly and accommodating, excellent value for money. Highly recommend.
David, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location close to the CBD and Raceway. Staff helpful and service excellent, far better than most motels. Small enough to be very personal.
Noel, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Home away from home.
Great food and very accommodating staff. We had 2 employees there for only a few nights and they raved about their stay.
2-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good value stay
Really comfortable place to stay. Bed was great and very clean room. Service great, lovely staff here.
Verified Hotels.com guest review