KIngs Court Motel in Whanganui, Business is for Sale



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KIngs Court Motel in Whanganui, Business is for Sale

The Kings Court Motel is in a great location in the Whanganui City Centre surrounded by trees and shrubs in its grounds and surrounds. The Motel is a sun trap and North facing.

The property has 12 Guest Rooms, eight of which are Studio units and 4 are one Bedroom Units. The rooms and owners accommodation have had recent refurbishing done and so they are looking smart and comfortable. The owners accommodation is a very nice two bedroom apartment adjacent to Reception, the Laundry and storage areas making the operating of the motel very easy and centralized.

The current business owner has spent a lot of time upgrading the premises and the occupancy shows increasing trends with high volumes even in the winter months. Guests are a good cross section of business people, tourists and those visiting friends and relatives.

The motel continues to get good write-ups on customer surveys and web chanels and received a TripAdvisor Travellers Award in 2015.

This is a very nice property - manageable by one person with readily available temp assistants willing to help out for times off.

Whanganui, the River City

Wanganui is located on the South Taranaki Bight, close to the mouth of the Whanganui River. It is 200 kilometres north of Wellington and 75 kilometres northwest of Palmerston North, at the junction of State Highways 3 and 4. Most of the town lies on the river's northwestern bank, although some suburbs are located on the opposite side of the river.

It enjoys a temperate climate, with slightly above the national average sunshine (2100 hours per annum), and about 900 mm of annual rainfall. Several frosts are experienced in winter.

Prominent buildings of the city include the Sarjeant Art Gallery, and the Royal Wanganui Opera House, which was built in 1901.

Cook's Gardens are a major sporting venue, used for cricket, cycling, and athletics. On January 27, 1962, a world record time for running the mile was set by Peter Snell on the grass track at the gardens.

Much of the city is on the river's northwest bank. The river is crossed by four bridges - Cobham Bridge, City Bridge, Dublin Street Bridge and Aramoho Railway Bridge (rail and pedestrians only). Close to the southeast end of the City Bridge is one of Wanganui's more unusual features, an elevator leading to a monument on the top of Durie Hill.

A considerable proportion of Wanganui's economy relates directly to the fertile and prosperous farming area that surrounds the city. Heads Road is Wanganui's main industrial area and s home to a number of manufacturing and engineering operations. The Wanganui Port, once the centre of industrial transport, still has some traffic but is more noted for the world famous Q-West Boat Builders, who operate from here.

Tourism is now becoming a major income stream for the district and the local Council has undertaken a number of tourism initiatives. Planning to relocate the local i-SITE Visitor Centre to a higher profile and specialised building is currently underway as well as the upgrading of a number of local landmarks (including the new riverfront walkway). Council has also taken actions to raise the profile of its main tourism website as this has been recognised as the leading source of information on Wanganui for visitor information.


Ross Larsen and Tourism does not accept responsibility for mis-statements or errors contained on this website.Interested persons should rely on their own enquiries. All prices are plus taxes, bonds, stamp duty etc if there are any or unless otherwise stated.

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