clean comfortable and spacious unitson-site swimming poolaffordable roomsplenty of off-street parking

Welcome to the Raceway Motel, Wanganui

Enjoy a warm welcome and an affordable stay at Raceway Motel with your host Vicky and her daughter Abbey.

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Raceway Motel is in a great location situated opposite the Wanganui Racecourse, one of the oldest racecourses in New Zealand, Wanganui Function Centre, and Hatrick Raceway the home of the Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club is only a 5 minute walk. We are within walking distance to the central city, with its various restaurants, bars, sporting venues, and our well-known Saturday market and river attractions. We are also situated across the road from the Cleveland Funeral Home and are a 5 minute walk to Dempsey Forrest.

Facilities include outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, gas BBQ, guest laundry facilities and free WiFi.


Meet Vicky - Your Host

Well we have now been here since July 2016. We have really enjoyed living in our new city and love sharing it with you all. Come check out one of the oldest cities in New Zealand.

In our short time here Abbey and I have done so much. Abbey has settled into Wanganui High School and then does a great job here at the motel after school. We have redecorated all 10 rooms and the feed-back on them has been very positive. If you have not stayed with us in the last two years please come and check us out we would love to have you back. We have new beds in 9 of the rooms and all new bedding, people are telling me they love the pillows.

To the guests that have made recommendations thanks for that we have listened and done what you have asked for. All units now have blinds on the doors.

Truck parking is available.

Studio units have tea/coffee-making facilities, family units have full cooking facilities. TV, electric blankets and heaters are in all units. Swimming and spa pool. Sky Guest Select 50+ Channels.

Kind Regards Vicky

Contact 06 345 8224

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Reviewed 26 Dec 2016

I really enjoyed my stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I loved the Christmas decorations, Christmas cake, brownies, tea, coffee, and milk that was provided on arrival. Bathroom was very clean. Beds were made each day and towels replenished. Info about what to do was offered. It was everything that we needed as a family of four adults.


Stuck in Wanganui

Reviewed 24 Sep 2015

Stuck in Wanganui because of a slip on the southern highway. No problems for these people who found us a very comfortable room, little kitchenette and everything you would need. Five minutes from centre of town. Place is older but comfortable and very friendly staff. Excellent breakfast. Highly recommend and we will be staying here again when next in Wanganui.


On Holiday

Reviewed 24 Sep 2015

During our holiday in New Zealand. Great welcome and made to feel completely at home, room 5-star, clean, laundry a God send, safe parking, highly recommended, within easy reach of main town centre. To the owners many, many thanks, hope to see you again.



Cnr Purnell St & Hurworth Pl

+64 6 345 8224
+64 6 345 8223

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