Motel Villa Del Rio, Whangarei

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Motel Villa Del Rio, Whangarei

Being minutes away from Whangarei City as well as being the closest motel to Whangarei Hospital, Barge Park, Kiwi House and the museum, Motel Villa del Rio is the accommodation of choice for many who visit the area. We cater for individuals, families, groups, workers and corporate.

Take advantage of our free onsite facilities to shake off the stress of the day with our affordable accommodation.


  • Free broadband wireless Internet available in your studio, one bedroom apartment and three bedroom house.
  • SKY TV (one movie &  two sports channels)
  • Spa pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • BBQ with gas available for guest use
  • Sauna (Charge)
  • Continental and cooked breakfasts available in room daily (Charge)
  • Laundry washing and drying service (Charge)
  • In-house photocopier and fax facilities provided (Charge)
  • All units are non-smoking
  • In-room iron and ironing board
  • Cot available 
  • Charge back meals available and some restaurant meals are available delivered to your room
  • Walking distance to Whangarei City Centre, Whangarei city hospital, restaurants, shops, cinema, bars, Forum North and amenities
  • Short drive to Kensington Stadium, Barge Park Event Centre and showgrounds
  • Free off road carpark


At Motel Villa del Rio we have multiple types of accommodation available from studio rooms to one bedroom apartments and a three bedroom house.  We have eight one bedroom apartments which can sleep up to four persons.  We have a studio plus that has a queen bed and a single bed side by side with a bar fridge, microwave, toaster and jug, this can sleep up to three persons.  The other two studios have a queen bed with small kitchen which includes a microwave, toaster, jug, bar fridge and two elements which can sleep up to two persons.  The three bedroom house can sleep up to six persons.

Local Attractions

Whangarei is New Zealand's most northern city and with its semi tropical climate it makes the perfect place to base yourself while exploring northlands stunning coastline, bush life and night life.

  • Visit Kiwi North which features a kauri homestead, miniature railway, bush walks, museum and Kiwi House.
  • Wander round the vibrant Quayside shopping mall at the Town Basin – the waterfront is alive with the boating community, museums, art and craft galleries and specialty stores
  • Climb up historic Mt Parahaki and look out over the town and see the site of New Zealand’s largest public Maori pa
  • Visit Abbey Caves, explore an underground world of stalagmites, stalactites and glow worms in these extensive limestone caves, just 4km from the city centre, a torch and sturdy footwear is essential.
  • Visit Clapham’s Clock collection in Water Street
  • Walk through A.H. Reed Kauri Park on Whareora Road and get up close to some giants of the New Zealand bush
  • Take a leisurely 30 minute walk along the Hatea River to the Whangarei Falls and view the 26 metre spectacular falls
  • Visit Marsden Point Oil Refinery visitor centre near the harbour entrance
  • Take a day trip around the magical Tutukaka Coast taking in Matapouri, Whale Bay and Sandy Bay  - Tutukaka is the base for deep-sea fishing charters and diving trips to the Poor Knight’s Marine Reserve and shipwrecks
  • Visit the Kingdom of Zion - home of the lion man (will reopen 2018)
  • There are seven golf courses in the Whangarei area and visitors are welcome on all greens
  • Forum North conference centre and events centre




118 Maunu Road

Phone: +64 9 438 7186

Freephone: within NZ: 0508 845 523

Fax: +64 9 438 7185

Web: Visit website

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