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Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay here. It is conveniently located in Whanganui, close to shopping, groceries and the CBD. The room was very clean and comfortable. We thought it was very good value and would definitely stay here again.

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Las Vegas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice family owned Motel in a convenient location, close to town. Good parking and good facilities with friendly staff make this a good place to stay in Whanganui. We would certainly use this Motel again. Recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice accommodation and reasonably priced. It was clean modern and bright. Free Wi-Fi. Staff very friendly and accommodating, especially with our breakfast menu. Central to main attractions. Had a small microwave in the little kitchenette which was very useful. Little free additions like a free chocolate each was a nice touch. Our room overlooked a magnificent Hydrangea. Had the...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This motel is in immaculate condition. The bed is huge and very comfortable. For the price this is just perfect. Our unit had no marks or knocks on the walls, and was everything you need for a stay in this town.

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Hoppers Crossing
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights over labour weekend. The hosts were welcoming and friendly. The place is spotless and a home away from home. The cleaners came and services daily, doing a great job. Keep it up guys!

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We rang late at night, the new owner was so hospitable. We had a ute with a car trailor with another car on it that he reserved 2 parks for us. He even offered us a park in front of his own personal garage. Place was clean and tidy! Would definitely stay there again

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We needed somewhere to stay overnight when attending dance competitions for two adults and two children. We had booked a one bedroom unit but were upgraded to a two bedroomed unit for the same tariff on arrival and we were offered a late check-out too. The large, spacious unit had all we needed and more. There was a hob, microwave,...

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My husband and I stayed here with our son, in a two bedroom unit. The rooms were spacious but the kitchen/living area was massive! Have never stayed in such a spacious motel - usually you can only use 3 sides of a dining table and sometimes there isn't even enough crockery/cutlery on site. Not here! I would definitely stay here...

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Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 September 2016

These units are very well presented, clean and have very comfortable beds which you appreciate after travelling. Also the showers are fantastic along with the spa bath. Breakfasts are available and looked delicious as they were being delivered past my door.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We spent the night at Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge, Whanganui. The motel was lovely, the staff were lovely and friendly. My husband had stayed here a number of times for work, so I thought it must be nice. The bed was lovely and comfortable, the shower was great, it was everything we needed for a nights stop. Arlene Hutcheon, New...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge

Address: 170 Guyton Street | Cnr of Guyton and Parnell St, Whanganui 4540, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Price Range: ₹ 5,759 - ₹ 7,199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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#2 Business Hotel in Whanganui
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“We tend to go out and about so for us any room will do. It was very restful. I would think most rooms would be similar.”
 of 5 bubbles petermS2319MX, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms that are adjacent to the office is where we mainly stay and they are very quiet. No road noise”
 of 5 bubbles suemjonescook, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“A quiet motel unit.”
 of 5 bubbles 400arlene, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are essentially the same placed around the car park”
 of 5 bubbles Emmajb255115, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Don't be afraid to ask, the staff are very helpful”
 of 5 bubbles Old_Toddler, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
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