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Masterton, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed for several days, very centrally located & easy walking distance to town. Host couldn't do enough for us even supplying home baking to enjoy with a cuppa. A most enjoyable stay will most definitely be back.

1Thank adelesmylie
justme554, Owner at Raceway Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are still discovering Whanganui Wanganui ourselves and are very much loving it. We have so much to offer here. Look forward to seeing you back soon. Regards Vicky

Reviewed 5 October 2016

Clean comfortable and affordable place to stay. Central to city center. Booked for a night and ended staying for 2 nights. Host greeted us like long lose friends very welcoming place to stay. Room overlooking the pool (to cold to use) Free wifi with great reception. Offered cake on arrival and when we advised that i was gluten free she...

1Thank Alan S
justme554, Owner at Raceway Motel, responded to this review

HI thanks for taking the time to give me a review. Was great to meet you both. Alan you will be pleased to hear I have done some more gluten free baking which I tried and tasted pretty much the same. Hope to see you both back again. Kind Regards Vicky

Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We stayed in a twin room at this Motel during our 3600klm bike trip around NZ and we must say it was the most reasonably priced and clean room in which we stayed. Our host Rex even offered us a drink on arrival (Which after 300klms was greatly appreciated) and also gave us a lift into town that night. Would...

Thank Geoff S
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We stayed for a weekend in a family unit. The location was central and we were able to walk to the main street for an evening meal. The units were so clean!! The pool awesome. The owners friendly and helpful

Thank emjoso
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Stayed over a long weekend with a party of 13 blind and partially sighted indoor bowlers and their guides. 2 Family rooms and 3 studios on the ground floor housed us perfectly and all were clean and well equipped. Our hosts Daph and Rex were very welcoming and could not have been more helpful and supportive. The outdoor pool and...

1Thank elanem4
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Very welcoming hosts. The breakfasts were good. There was an outdoor pool which i did not use as it was too early in the spring for swimming. The property is very well maintained and clean. The city centre is a short drive away and could even be walked in about 15 minutes.

2Thank Mathew2
Europe Travelling
Reviewed 30 September 2010

Stuck in Wanganui because of a slip on the southern highway. No problems for these people who found us a very comfortable room, little kitchenette and everything you would need. Five minutes from centre of town. Place is older but comfortable and very friendly staff. Excellent breakfast. And all this for just over a $100NZ. Highly recommend and we will...

6Thank blueandjg

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Raceway Motel

Address: Corner Purnell Street And Hurworth Place, Opposite The Racecourse, Whanganui, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Price Range: ₹ 4,696 - ₹ 5,922 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Raceway Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms with view of the pool great”
 of 5 bubbles adelesmylie, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“An up stairs room might give a view of the town.”
 of 5 bubbles Mathew2, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
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