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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The owner Peter is very welcoming and the park is not far from town, not close enough to walk. The kitchen could have been better appointed, such as dishwash liquid and something to dry down the benches. There were quite a lot permanents but the were friendly. The price was about average for what you got.

1Thank Vanman01
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I'm a great believer that you get what you pay for and this motel is testament to that philosophy. It was the cheapest place we stayed at during our 10 day drive around the central plateau of the North Island and this was reflected in the accommodation. The reception office was scruffy and untidy with a curtain draped behind the...

1Thank Trevor E
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a motel room and by no means can this be compared to a high quality motel as that is not what it is advertised as. In terms of value for money it was excellent, the room was generally clean and quite spacious. The beds were comfortable and it was very peaceful. It had all which we needed...

1Thank Peter J
Nigel M, Manager at Bignell Street Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review & we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are located 3.5 km from the center of town which is a short 35 minute walk or 3 minutes by car.

Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Paid two weeks in advance went to move out and they just kept money paid in advance....360.00 cost for four nites stay...should have been 286.00...guests here call the managers peter and nigel crooks...peter asks male guests to lunch repeatedly. ...after being told no...a awful place to stay...glad to leave here...even after being ripped off.

6Thank Mark O
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Have stayed here a couple of times and it motivated us to find more money for better accommodation for future trips. For the price you cant ask for 4 star but Its not clean and its not in a safe area. If your looking at tourist cabins this is an improvement but its not comparable to a proper motel. Lots...

Thank megabite
Nigel M, Manager at Bignell Street Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We spend a lot of time cleaning, maintaining and refurbishing our units. We provide a safe environment with staff on site 24hrs. I am sorry that you were not happy with your stay, but if you had contacted the on-site manager we may have been able to resolve any issues that you had.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2015

I would not stay here! This motel is by far the WORST place I have ever choosen to stay at! Complete muck around! Management do not know how to sort or manage issues, lazy attitudes, and the onsite managers do NOT know anything. After trying to sort an issue, was given excuses after excuses. He said, she said nonsense! I...

4Thank HMMorgan
Nigel M, Manager at Bignell Street Motel, responded to this review

HM Morgan. We have no record of you staying with us? I also note that you have posted the same review under different names on the internet. This leads me to believe that you did not stay here. If you would like to stay and post an honest review this would be welcomed.

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Spent 4 nights at this motel. Was on a budget. Chose this motel because it was only $14 more a night than the holiday camp we looked at. For an extra $14 a night we for 1. In room bathroom 2. In room Cooking facilities 3.In room TV 4. Linen 5 Room serviced daily Not upmarket and cant be reviewed...

Thank Margaret S
Nigel M, Manager at Bignell Street Motel, responded to this review

We are please you enjoyed your stay with us. Our aim is to provide value for money accommodation.

Reviewed 22 February 2014

Have just spent 2 nights at Bignell Street motel. We had a motorhome so used a powered site. We found the facilities quite adequate and clean with loads of hot water, in fact we were asked if the temperature of the water was ok. It was a quiet site no noise at all and only just over a 5 minute...

1Thank breadoven
Nigel M, General Manager at Bignell Street Motel, responded to this review

I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Have a safe trip home.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Not knowing what to expect - after a painful experience at a motel in Hastings. We only expected to stay one night at Bignell Street Motel - but after opening the door to our room - we saw how much room there was & clean the place was. We wanted somewhere with space & relaxation - we totally got it....

Thank Masta8586
Nigel M, Manager at Bignell Street Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much. This is exactly the experience that we want our guests to have. :-)

Dannevirke, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 November 2013

I rang to book a tent site but was offered his own caravan which I paid cash for. No receipt was offered. The caravan smelt musty. The bed didn't look as if the sheets were clean. Fortunately we took our own bedding. I washed all of the dishes because they had dead insects in them. There was only one large...

5Thank Valerie D
Nigel M, General Manager at Bignell Street Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. You paid for a tent site but I lent you my personal caravan to stay in at no extra cost as the weather forecast was not good. No one had stayed in the caravan for a few weeks so it had been closed up for awhile. An hour with the windows open would have aired...

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
$50 MOTEL. Save $$ On Your Accommodation. Come stay with us! Large new units available with one or two bedrooms. 36 caravan sites set in park-like grounds. Close to city centre. Quiet location. 24-hour camera security. Friendly atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bignell Street Motel

Address: 86 Bignell Street, Whanganui 4501, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Price Range: ₹ 3,601 - ₹ 5,968 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bignell Street Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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