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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Two adults, staying 6 nights, was able to book a room with a large fridge/freezer. Within 300 meters there are 2 Fish & Chip Takeaways, a Thai restaurant, Roast House, Sushi restaurant, a petrol (service/servo) station & a Bristo restaurant. Approx. 2 - 3 Km's down the road is a Supermarket. Location is near a railway line but you can... More 

Thank 271redbaron
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Can't ask for more. Renovated bathroom, comfy bed. All good for the night. Not the grand palais, but everything we needed for this occasion. Family have stayed here before, and it hasn't changed much.

Thank PhiBre2611
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85 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

One of the iconic motels in such an excellent location. Wonderful friendly hosts providing clean , comfortable units , warm , great shower , quiet and one level . At your door an excellent choice of restaurants , take out or pub ...and they are good ! Absolute value here.

Thank GoodyNZ
nelson, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

A wee gem. Budget motel with everything we needed. Very clean & serviced daily. Friendly & flexible with our bookings. Close to supermarkets and takeaway outlets. For us the prioximity to the hockey turf was a bonus. Most definitely we will stay there again.

Thank Gayle H
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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Budget hotel in a good location, friendly manager who was more than helpful and chatty. Clean and tidy, it was busy but not noisy. Close to shops and takeaway food and a pub fifty metres away. Breakfast available from motel and good off street parking

Thank Arn135
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

The Kensington Motel is in the picturesque Whangarei region about 2 hours north of Auckland. It is a small, understated complex but presents very well. Our two bedroom family unit was huge, clean and comfortable. The bathroom and kitchen had all modern fittings and were well stocked with the standard complimentary tea, coffee, soap and shampoo. Towels, linens and furnishings... More 

Thank Jboycey
Kaitaia. NZ
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Extremely clean & tidy rooms. We had a studio unit which was very adequate for us. Really hand to everything, Kensington Hospital, buses, food outlets etc. The owners are really friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to recommend this motel to others , & will be staying again soon.

Thank delton486
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59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Warm welcome by the owners of the property. Gave good recommendations as to where to eat locally. Very clean, comfy, good size bathroom. Provided a fantastic map of the area. If you are travelling between Auckland & Bay of Islands, great little spot to stay.

Thank LittleJourney
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54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

Recently, we stayed in the Kensington Motel in Whangarei for one night. We found the Manager and His Wife to be very Friendly and Helpful, That Evening we were invited to use the Barbeque and Pool area for our Families, and it turned out to be very well maintained, clean, and great to use. This is an Older Motel, but... More 

Thank Spider S
Kaitaia, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

We had to stay overnight in Whangarei recently to help our daughter, who suffers bad health, with car repairs. We do this now and again and usually only for one night and really only as a place to sleep so we try to find some where that we are not wasting our dollar. Well what a surprise the Kensington was,... More 


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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Kensington Motel

Address: 85-87 Kamo Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: RM293 - RM369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Review website, rooms vary depending on quest requirements.”
 of 5 bubbles 271redbaron, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Spacious family unit.”
 of 5 bubbles Jboycey, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We had unit 12 which was good, a studio unit.”
 of 5 bubbles delton486, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms looked much the same, we were happy with our room, so no dramas!”
 of 5 bubbles LittleJourney, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“From what we saw they are all good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles AUNTIEQUEENIE, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
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