Riverview Motel - Whanganui

14 Somme Parade, Whanganui, New Zealand  show map
 3 stars
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Riverview Motel - Whanganui


On-site parking

Luggage storage
Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables


Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation



Self-service laundry


The lovely 3-star Riverview Motel is a great place to stay in Whanganui.

It lies within 10 minutes' walk of Whanganui Regional Museum. Whanganui city center is 1 km away.

Nearby points of interest include a museum and a gallery.

Guests can reach Riverview Motel by car from Wanganui airport in 5 minutes.


The property comprises of elegant rooms, including spa one-bedroom room, spa two-bedroom room and family room appointed with TV with satellite channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV with on-demand movies, a closet and a trouser press. Some rooms at Riverview Motel have a view over the garden. Guests can make use of a shower, a bathtub and a Jacuzzi.

Eat & Drink

Breakers Cafe and Bar is about 250 meters away and serves Thai specialties.


Service-minded staff provides guests with laundry, airport transfer and newspaper service.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   14.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Multilingual staff


  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view
  • River view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer


  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave


  • Electric blankets


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 9 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Riverview Motel - Whanganui Whanganui location
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Hotel Address:

14 Somme Parade, Whanganui, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Whanganui
    600 m
  • Wanganui (WAG)
    4.6 km
  • Palmerston North (PMR)
    64.9 km
  • Breakers Cafe and Bar
    200 m
  • Angora (cuisine: Turkish)
    600 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Spa Two-Bedroom Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

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Family Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center500 m

Local attractions

  • Virginia Lake3.5 km
    Great North Road, Wanganui
  • Bason Botanic Gardens9.9 km
    552 Rapanui Road, Wanganui

Near the hotel

  • Whanganui Regional Museum580 m
    Watt St, Wanganui
  • Chronicle Glass700 m
    2 Rutland St, Wanganui
  • Bridge to Nowhere690 m
    Wanganui National Park WanganuiNew Zealand

Restaurants nearby

  • Breakers Cafe and Bar200 m

    Address: St Hill Streets
    Phone: 06 345 0955

  • Thai House Express 2580 m

    Address: 149 Victoria Ave

    62% likes this, based on 29 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

  • Cosmopolitan Club Restaurant590 m

    Address: 13 Ridgway St
    Phone: (06) 345 8475

    72% likes this, based on 40 reviews

  • Angora600 m

    Address: 199 Victoria Avenue

    68% likes this, based on 82 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Mint Cafe and Bar590 m

    Address: 1-5 Maria Place

    65% likes this, based on 19 reviews
    Cuisine: Eclectic

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:
Cities nearby
  • Masterton hotels - 125 km
  • Paraparaumu hotels - 109 km
  • New Plymouth hotels - 127 km
  • Palmerston North hotels - 67 km
  • Turangi hotels - 123 km
  • Mount Ruapehu hotels - 85 km
  • Ohakune hotels - 64 km
  • National Park hotels - 90 km
  • Hawera hotels - 76 km
  • Raetihi hotels - 59 km

Riverview Motel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Riverview Motel

Average guest rating

8.8out of 10
Based on 53 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    We were booked into the front first floor room with an excellent window seat and great view of the Whanganui River. The room was lovely and modern, and large, and the location was perfect as it enabled us to walk down to breakfast, at Mud Ducks which was also excellent. Highly recommended!

  • Older travelers

    nice view from room 7 friendly staff-owners

    steep stairs parking away from unit

  • Older travelers

    Very comfortable and convenient with thoughtful extras such as plenty of towels, handtowel in kitchen, good lighting over beds, comfortable armchairs

  • Older travelers

    had a river view room. very pleasant, with comfortable relaxing layout. clean, tidy.one of the better motels we stayed at in our travel.

    local council needs to fix/smooth out the road outside the motel. can be a bit noisy if in a front unit

  • Older travelers

    Very understanding, accommodating and comfortable. Lovely friendly service and highly recommended.

  • Older travelers

    Friendly service and adequately fitted out

  • Group of friends

    The managers/owners were lovely and the rooms were spacious and had everything we needed. Great for short of long term stays.

  • Older travelers

    Mold in bathroom. Not close to 3+ star, 2 would be more propriate.

  • Older travelers

    Very nice place. We had a 1 bedroom unit overlooking the river. Very clean and in good shape. Owner very friendly, pointed out sights in town.

  • Older travelers

    The high standards of a stay nearly two years ago are still being maintained by the young couple who have taken over the running of the Motel. We had nothing to complain about and would stay again on one of the little bungalow style rooms

  • Older travelers

    It was quiet and peaceful. It was the cleanest motel that I have ever stayed in. For our purposes it was location was perfect. I will certainly stay there again if the need arises and will recommend them as a good place to stay to friends and family

  • Single

    Great location, nice staff. The studio room's layout seemed a bit long and dated, the little kitchenette room seemed to be empty or missing something. The bathroom looked newer than the rest which was nice, though I would have preferred a shower with a base I.E. more enclosed than just a curtain and a drain in the floor. It is obviously not the most modern place, but for what it is worth it was clean, comfy, adequate and with no major problems.

  • Family with children

    It was close to were we needed to be. It was friendly and very comfortable, had lovely grounds.

    There was nothing we didnt like about the motel.

  • Older travelers

    Well located. Good local knowledge assistance from owners. Friendly family run business. Superior Studio room was excellent value. New, clean and spacious.

    Original room selected was older & upstairs. Owner was happy to transfer us to a down stairs unit for a small additional cost.

  • Older travelers

    Friendly and welcoming hosts, central location within walking distance of main streets, clean and confortable room. We especially like the dining/living area being separate from the main bedroom as it meant someone could sleep if the other wanted to watch TV!

How to reach hotel

hotel Riverview Motel - Whanganui Whanganui location
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Hotel Address:

14 Somme Parade, Whanganui, New Zealand

Get directions
City Center
  • Whanganui
    600 m
  • Wanganui (WAG)
    4.6 km
  • Palmerston North (PMR)
    64.9 km
  • Breakers Cafe and Bar
    200 m
  • Angora (cuisine: Turkish)
    600 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms: