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Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Ok this might not be the RITZ and after reading other people's reviews I did wonder what I'd booked. So when I arrived at this hotel I asked the lady if I could firstly look at the rooms no problem in fact she showed me more than one and said I could choose anyone I wanted. Then I asked to...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a night's stayover before departing for Palmerston North, so found this a perfectly good alternative for a short-term stay. The Receptionist was pleasant and everything was in order in the room.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm guessing this complex had its heyday in the late 70's or early 80's, with little done to it since. It is dark and dingy probably to disguise the worn, wrinkled and stained carpet. The beds are out of the ark and sag like a hammock. Food ok to average like everybody's enthusiasm there. I would never stay here again...

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Thank 39Jonno
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The advertising and images on the website bear no resemblance to the actual hotel which is dated and tired, clearly with antiquated systems as it took 15 minutes to issue a small tour group ahead of us with their keys. The price of the hotel is clearly based on its website images, not the outdated ensemble that awaits. Also don't...

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Thank Kath B
Manchester England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it you are wanting to stay in a hotel then this is not the place. It is a glorified motel. The day we arrived it was nearly empty so we were offered room service for breakfast, If you want a motel then I suppose this is satisfactory but we were expecting the facilities of a hotel and they are just...

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Thank Humphrey_Wright
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tired verging on exhausted rooms, disinterested staff, mediocre breakfast, caretakers dog goes for swims in the pool, virtually non-existent internet that can only be picked up in the entrance foyer at peak times and even then, iffy and in and out service. I left my room at 8.45pm to try to find an internet signal to find all but one...

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Thank blueandwhite372
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the staff were very friendly however that is the best bit! The rooms were not ready at 5pm to check in, the restaurant didn't have enough tables, the food was average and very overpriced, the rooms were tired and the beds very worn out (long time since we had springs prod us when we moved!). There was no air conditioning...

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Thank 6allison8
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We recently visited Wanganui for a family wedding. The motel we stayed in, recommended we dine across the road at the Kingsgate Hotel. So we walked across and dined in the Bistro Bar. There were about 6 other diners/drinkers in the bar. Our group of six ordered drinks, then we ordered our meals. We waited, weaited and waited. The place...

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I stayed here for work. Ground floor room stepping back to the 60's/70's. Not enough plugs for computer etc. Got car lights from drive through bottle store in my room till they closed! Bathroom had previous guests personal rubbish still in it. Told reception who didn't appear phased at all. Breakfast was basic with expired yoghurt. Didn't bother telling reception...

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Looks a lot more worn and tired than the website photos show. There is a new wing but the type of room we had booked was in the old area. The pluses are that the room was clean and hotel is quiet. It is in a central location with the bonus of being situated next to main supermarkets.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui

Address: 379 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand (Formerly The Avenue Hotel And Conf Ctr)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Price Range: €74 - €107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
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“A room nearer the Reception area is a good option...”
 of 5 bubbles PerryB137, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“.....just find somewhere else. Truly.”
 of 5 bubbles 457kathb, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There is one room that has been renovated, Room 847, but you pay a lot more for it, forget the rest”
 of 5 bubbles blueandwhite372, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Family room was wonderful with ground floor location.”
 of 5 bubbles BoJo76, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“Dont stay here unless you are prepared for a cheap and nasty experience.”
 of 5 bubbles 103rusty, 6 May 2016 | Read review
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