Guest Reviews


Thank you so much for the wonderful stay and in particular looking after both my husband and I. Peter was not feeling too good over the two days stay but your attention to our needs was beyond what a good host needed to do. The unit was ideal and we will certainly recommend your establishment to all our friends that may come to Whanganui. Thanks again. Kind regards, Mary

Our home away from home

We always stay at Midtown Motor Inn when visiting Wanganui as it ticks all the boxes. Walking distance to , restaurants shops and super markets. Clean, tidy and warm rooms, with friendly, helpful staff and reasonable tariff. Good parking and away from the road noise. We’ll be back.

22nd May 2017

Great place

I stay at the MidTown now every time I visit Wanganui. The units are set well back from the street and the road noise is minimal. Basic cooking facilities are provided which means you can make your own breakfast or meals when needed. The staff are always friendly and helpful. It works for me.

May 20th 2017

Great Value

It may not have 5 stars but the staff surely make you feel that you are experiencing it. We cannot recommend the Midtown Motor Inn more highly for value for money and their wonderful staff.

May 20th 2017

Hotel staff were lovely

Hotel staff were lovely. The room was dated, however clean and serviced daily, which is nice. Rooms are spacious and have everything you need, however I could feel the springs in the bed. It didn’t bother me enough to lose sleep, but I could see how this would concern a lot of people. We were also missing our iron (we did have an ironing board) but I’m sure we would’ve been supplied one if we asked. Slightly overpriced based on other hotels we’ve stayed in for similar prices, which have been new & modern, but it’s central and served its purpose, so would consider staying here again 🙂

Clean and friendly, in an excellent location

I had need of centrally located motel in Wanganui for an overnight stay. I elected this motel because of reasonable pricing and because it offered a range of accommodation options. For my overnight stay, I chose a ‘budget’ room and I was well satisfied. Although perhaps in need of an upgrade in furnishings – and a fresh coat of paint – the things that mattered far more were excellent: comfortable bed, clean, tidy – and a welcoming host.

Value for money

Have been staying here for over 15 years off & on. Great location-bit out dated–nice to have an eating place back, but we will be back.


We found the motel staff to be very friendly from the time of arrival until departure. The room itself was a no frills room but had everything that we needed and was lovely and clean. The thing we enjoyed most was just how central the motel was to “everything” – which I think you perhaps need to specify more – especially for sporting or activity groups who need to get there hands on food. The Hungry Bear across the road was really good and we cannot rave enough about the Parnell little coffee shop which was fabulous!

We would recommend the motel to anyone who needed accommodation in Wanganui

Much appreciated

The service is great and the staff are only to willing to be of assistance

Having stayed at the Midtown Motor Inn previously over several years, the Motor Inn has become like a second home. The service is great and the staff are only to willing to be of assistance, the staff actively engagement and make the stay all the more comfortable. The most important value of the Midtown Motor Inn team is the consistent manner in which they all go about their respective roles and nothing is too much of a bother. To Kim and the Team, Thank you and we will be back….

August 2, 2016

Its very central to everything

I’ve stayed a few times. Its very central to everything, fast WiFi, very clean – and friendly, hospitable hosts.

June 12, 2016

An ideal place for a team to stay

An ideal place for a team to stay. The cost is value and the location is excellent. Also, the reception communication is very helpful and makes you very welcome.

June 9, 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff!

Good quality at a great price. Situated in the right location. Very friendly and helpful staff assisted by cat and chicken.

May 21, 2016

Wouldn’t consider looking elsewhere

We have stayed several times now at Midtown Motor Inn and wouldn’t consider looking elsewhere. Very clean, comfortable and quiet. Nice and handy to shops and restaurants. Kim, Lisa and the cleaning staff all A1. Thanks guys.

May 17, 2016

Will most definitely be staying there again!

This is the first time we stayed here and it was lovely the staff were friendly and always helpful. We were very impressed with the affordable rate and cleanliness of the rooms and had everything we needed. It was also conveniently located close to the shops. Thank you very much and will most definitely be staying there again 🙂

April 29, 2016

Staff were fabulous!

The staff were fabulous with their help.

March 15, 2016

Rooms were clean and comfy

Stayed at Midtown Motor Inn for 5 nights with 15 teenage boys for Softball Nationals. Staff were friendly and helpful. Super Markets were in walking distance so it made feeding our boys easy. Rooms were clean and comfy. Thanks Pat and the U15 Auckland Softball team.

January 19, 2016

Would recommend to any one!

Regular at Mid Town. very handy and quiet. very friendly staff Good bar . Would recommend to any one.

January 17, 2016

Highly recommended!

Five of us stayed at Midtown Motor Lodge on Monday night after visiting a relative in hospital. What a relief to get back Midtown, enjoy a snack and have an excellent night’s sleep on the superbly comfortable beds. We also liked the fact that it is unpretentious with a budget to match. Highly recommended.

December 17, 2015

I would definitely recommend it!

I had do a weekly commute for a new job for a few weeks and Midtown gave me a great deal to keep the costs down. I have a kitchenette, comfy bed and clean room. Staff are very welcoming and helpful. Affordable accommodation and central to everything. I would definitely recommend it!

December 16, 2015

Midtown motor Inn is the best

I am tramping the Te Araroa trail, 3000 kilometers from Cape Reinga to Bluff for the MS Society in NZ. The lovely people at Midtown gave me an awesome bargain on a room for a week as I rested up, met local MS staff and ran the Bridges marathon , all to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis in NZ. This was so fantastic as I am self funding my trip and after 1,200 kilometers I certainly needed a rest! The room had a bath which was great for sore muscles and a kitchen as well as sky. Thanks for your help and support Midtown motor Inn is the best.

December 16, 2015

I will definitely be back

I came to Wanganui for the night my stay was perfect from the reception to the room, a very comfortable bed nicely made I felt so relaxed. What impressed me most was how very clean the unit was cheers to the housekeeping staff, plus to the owners for having affordable accommodation with very good worker. I will definitely be back. Thank you all very much. Merry Christmas to you all.

Grateful to the receptionist

Midtown Motor Inn, We found this establishment adequate for our needs. We are particularly grateful to the receptionist in arranging help for my computer problems.

December 4, 2015

Good value accommodation with nice staff

Good value accommodation with nice staff and management that are accommodating and easy to talk to, but not in your face. About a minute’s walk from the centre of town. I would stay again.

November 27, 2015

I would highly recommend staying here

Hi I have stayed in the Midtown Motel for the last 8 months and continue to book each month. The staff are very friendly and there is everything I need in the room for a greats nights stay for a really great price. It is walking distance to down town and many restaurants around the motel. I would highly recommend staying here.

November 18, 2015

Friendly and helpful hosts

Hi, Very much enjoyed staying at Midtown Motor Inn,Wanganui. Friendly and helpful hosts.Fully recommend staying here. Kind Regards.

November 7, 2015

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Midtown Motor Inn
321 Victoria Avenue,
Whanganui 4500
New Zealand

p. 06 345 8408

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