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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Katrine715
Hoppers Crossing
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

Thank BidzHopez
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
Reviewed 25 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

Thank KK08_10
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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,... More 

Thank GrannyG45
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Kirstin B
Havelock North, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank suemjonescook
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Arlene H
Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Pleasant stay. Friendly staff and clean rooms. Had everything I needed for a multiple night stay. I got placed in a room with a jetted tub and was happy how clean it was (normally I won't take baths at hotels but this tub was sparkling clean!). Highly recommend!

Thank rec998
Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Stayed here as we were travelling for work the rooms are a good size very clean and the bed was very comfortable. It's a reasonably priced motel a little dated but not so that it matters. The shower pressure was very good and the owners were very friendly and helpful on arrival.

Thank Emmajb255115
Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Very clean and tidy in all respects. Friendly welcome. Room had all the amenities we needed and its close to the center. No SkyTV was the only thing I missed a weee bit. Shower was good. We got a mobility room so even more space than one would expecy in a shower. Didn't notice any road noise.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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: $123 - $220 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“We had Room 9 - it had a queen size bed which was adequate for the two of us, along with a table for two and a microwave in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles TrudiHart, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
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