Kings Court Motel

We are within 200 metres of the city centre and within walking distance of a selection of family, café and quality dining options. 12 four star units with family rooms to one bedroom options.

Cleanliness is always assured at the Kings Court Motel.

Operating as usual

Photos from Kings Court Motel's post 13/10/2020

What have you got planned for Labour Weekend? Here’s an idea – stay at the Kings Court Motel, Whanganui, visit the Sunday Heritage Market, excite your taste buds at ‘Taste Whanganui – on the vines’ and sail on New Zealand’s only coal fired paddle steamer – the PS Waimarie. Don’t delay, book today to avoid disappointment. Bookings direct with the Motel can take advantage of a 10% discount on the Waimarie. Call now on 06-345-8586 or head on over to our website at

Photos from Kings Court Motel's post 02/08/2020

Happy 101st birthday to the Drurie Hill Elevator today. Well worth a visit while you're in Whanganui and only $2 per person each way, up or down.

Photos from Kings Court Motel's post 20/07/2020

Beautiful sunsets and early morning views out to Mt Ruapehu from outside rooms 2 and 9, recently seen from Kings Court Motel!

Photos from Kings Court Motel's post 19/06/2020

Hey New Zealand it's time to burst out of your bubble and get that urge to travel out of your system! Here at Kings Court Motel we are celebrating the move to level 1 with the launch of our new website and we have an added incentive for anyone booking direct before the end of June! With many of Whanganui’s greatest attractions being free or as good as, it’s the perfect place to come for an affordable post-lockdown getaway. Kings Court Motel is one of the best-selling motels in Whanganui (as quoted on TripAdvisor) and we pride ourselves on our cleanliness and a relaxed atmosphere.

Anyone who books before the end of June, for a stay in July or August, can go into the draw to win a voucher to the value of $50, to be used at the Yellow House Café, Whanganui’s number 1 café on Trip Advisor. There is also a 2nd prize of a gift basket containing a selection of goodies made on-site by the chefs at Yellow House plus samples of their wonderful Ozone coffee for you to brew at home, which was very kindly donated by our friends at Yellow House Café. To be in the draw you need to book direct with the Motel, by phone, and mention Yellow House Café when you book. But as the saying goes ‘you’ve got to be in it to win it’, so book now and good luck everybody.

For more about us go to or phone 06 345 8586.


Here at Kings Court Motel we have always prided ourselves on the cleanliness of our rooms and facilities. Words like "spotlessly clean", "clean and comfortable" and "exceptionally clean" have recently appeared in our online reviews.

In these challenging times we recognise the importance of providing a safe space for both our guests and our staff. With this in mind we have updated our cleaning protocols in line with the latest advice from the New Zealand government and have also updated our procedures to deal with social distancing requirements.

Kings Court Motel is a small but popular motel and Whanganui has so much to offer being rich in heritage, arts and culture and the most recent recipient of the New Zealand's Most Beautiful City award. We may not be in the typical Top 10 lists of places to visit in New Zealand, but with so much to offer, Whanganui should definitely feature on your to do list. We look forward to welcoming you sometime soon!


What a wonderful phone call we had yesterday evening. A local lady, who lives very close to our Motel, has asked us to call her once the Covid-19 lockdown is over. Friends who visit her once or twice a year always say how much they enjoy their stay at Kings Court Motel. This lady was very keen to support the motel during these trying times and would like to come and stay here herself to support us as we try to rebuild the tourism industry here in Whanganui. We would like to say a big thank-you to her for her support and look forward to welcoming her sometime in the very near future! 🙂

Breakfast is available 21/04/2020

Breakfast is available

Great things to see and do in Whanganui 21/04/2020

Great things to see and do in Whanganui

Our rooms 21/04/2020

A variety of warm, comfortable and inviting rooms are available

Kings Court Motel updated their phone number. 21/04/2020

Kings Court Motel updated their phone number.

Kings Court Motel updated their phone number.

Photos from Kings Court Motel's post 14/02/2020

Earlier this week we booked ourselves onto the Whanganui Guided Walking Tour offered by the local i-Site. Our guide for the tour was Murray and we had a very interesting and informative 2 hours, walking round the central Whanganui area finding out all manner of things that we did not yet know. Murray's knowledge of the history in Whanganui was almost encyclopedic and we were shown a good number of things that we might have otherwise just walked past, not realising what they were. One example of this was the two lines of bricks enbedded in the pathway up at Queens Park, these were apparently the original inner and outer wall of the Rutland Stockade, occupied by the 58th Rutlandshire Regiment in the mid 19th century. The tour was very interesting and very good value at $10 per person (we were the only two people on the tour on this day!).


On a recent walk around the local area I came across the memorial gates at the site of the old Queens Park School, where the local library now stands. The school was apparently known also as the school on the hill and in 1926 pupils raised funds to build the Memorial Gates, in honour of past pupils who gave their lives in the First World War of 1914–1918. These gates still stand on their original site and are the only visible reminder of the school on the hill. One example of the wealth of local history in the surrounding area here at Kings Court Motel.

Photos from Kings Court Motel's post 24/01/2020

Earlier this week we went for a walk around the beautiful Virginia Lake Reserve. We started at the bird aviary where we saw cockatoos, cockatiels, kakariki (parakeets), doves, pheasants and finches, to name just a few. We then went for a slow, peaceful, walk right around the lake which took us around 25 minutes at a gentle stroll. There are many places where you could have a nice picnic, or maybe pop in to the on-site cafe to round off your visit. Highly recommended way to spend an hour or so when visiting Whaganui!


With the vintage cars all around Wanganui this weekend we had the pleasure of hosting one of the owners in one of our rooms. A model A Ford, thanks Pete and Ann for the photo.

Photos from Kings Court Motel's post 18/01/2020

Yesterday was a wonderful day here in Wanganui and we were fully booked for the Mainstreet Wanganui Caboodle. We even managed to make a visit there ourselves take a look...

Kings Court Motel updated their address. 18/01/2020

Kings Court Motel updated their address.

Kings Court Motel updated their address.

Kings Court Motel updated their website address. 18/01/2020

Kings Court Motel updated their website address.

Kings Court Motel updated their website address.



4-star accommodation, continental breakfast, free parking, free wi-fi



60 Plymouth Street

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