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Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Grotty room - room service breakfast very poor - mix up on room rate that receptionist wouldn't / couldn't correct - e-mailed last week & still no correction or adequate response. Would not reccomend - there is a much nicer hotel/motel over the road that would get our business next time.

Average accommodation. Clean but tired. Meal average but good choices. I ordered in room. Probably should have chosen less ambitious than duck which was a litre dry. Friendly staff. Will need a Reno soon I believe

Whilst the property itself is a little dated, I had no issues with my room, food or was quiet with no road noise, had dinner in the bar/restaurant - which needs a long over due makeover - but the food was good and staff member very friendly, off st parking, opp supermarket if you need and easy to find..I'll stay again! I do recommend but don't expect flash fixtures, bedding etc and you'll be fine!

We only spent 2 nights at this hotel. Its a tired hotel BUT it is not bad hotel. The staffs are friendly and welcoming. Do keep in mind that Wanganui is a small town so the environment is very relaxed and laid back. The location is excellent. This hotel is surrounded with supermarkets and shops. The main town is just down the road. They have a small bar with a pool table but was empty when we were staying here. Its a comfortable hotel for transit or a short stay.

Positives - friendly staff, clean rooms. Negatives - hard beds, not modern or comfortable rooms and facilities, seemed very empty. I stayed overnight on two separate trips in a month. Not horrible but just not the best either.

My partner and I had a two night stay here and found the staff and environment pleasant and friendly. The room was comfortable and cosy. I had previously stayed in one of the self contained apts at the back which are not as nice as the front rooms. The laundry facilities were useful halfway through our Nth Island experience. WiFi was ok but required password authentication each connection using a mobile device. Not sure about laptops.

We booked this prior to leaving on our trip and can honestly say we were not disappointed at all. Very welcoming, presented well. Spacious rooms with spotless facilities. Close proximity to walking into town, has major supermarket close by. Away from noise. All in all it was a great place to stay. Definitely stay again

Stayed one night and that was enough. The carpets are stained and the whole place smells mouldy and old. Right out of the 70's. None of my requests at time of booking where accommodated. Staff where just OK but could not advise on eating places nearby. Seemed disinterested. Would not recommend.

3 nights stay at this Hotel. Lovely Receptionists, staff friendly. Rooms clean and comfortable, value for money, Hotel location very convenient. Excellent dining each night, recommend Lamb Rack, Eye Fillet and Chicken Ballantine. Would've liked to have used the swimming pool but weather too cold! Will be back in future.

We came here for one night on a business trip. The first thing that strikes you is the impressive entrance way, it's very striking. The check in staff were helpful, friendly and efficient. The room was nice and tidy with everything needed. The restaurant opened at 5.30. The food was more than plentiful and delicious. Breakfast in the morning was equally delicious Overall, the hotel is adequate. It provides good food and a place to sleep all at a reasonable price.

379 Victoria Avenue Wanganui

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui is located within a mile (2 km) of Ward Observatory and Whanganui Museum. This 58-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. In central Whanganui, the hotel is also close to Watt Fountain and Sarjeant Gallery.


This hotel is home to a café and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


All 58 rooms feature refrigerators, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include hair dryers, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include 2 meeting rooms, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Studio

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Studio

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 107 reviews