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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The South Africans who own Big Five could not have been more helpful in accommodating me and my little dog at short notice after my booking was lost by the motel I had initially reserved with. It's not easy finding places that will accommodate a...More

Thank Rocmimi
Response from BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five MotelResponded 31 March 2018

Thank you for a glowing review. We are glad to have been able to accommodate you and your pet in your time of need. You are most welcome to come stay with us on your next visit.

Reviewed 10 February 2018

Managed to get a room for one night when the rest of Palmerston North would only let rooms for two nights minimum. Owners were great, friendly, welcoming and provided a gold coin donation car ride to the speedway! Our room was small but extremely clean,...More

Thank Mechelle M
Response from BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five MotelResponded 10 March 2018

We are happy that your stay with us was fantastic for you and that you would happily return. We look forward to catching up with you next time you are in town.

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Providing an excellent review is usually not good when you're a regular. Which we are. But this needs saying: Big Five Motel is one of the best in Palmy. It is THE best for us. The owners go beyond expectation every time. Maybe not cheap,...More

Thank August_A_Du
Response from BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five MotelResponded 9 November 2017

It is always pleasing to hear that we can still meet your expectations after so many visits. Thank you for your kind words and we will see lots more of you and your dogs in the future.

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

If you're a couple it's well worth spending the extra $20 to upgrade from a studio to a one bedroom. It's twice the size, had two tellys to save bickering over channels and a much more complete kitchen. Your hosts are a lovely South African...More

Thank shouldhavebeenanAB
Response from BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five MotelResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your positive review. Our units have different configurations so there's always a perk or two for an upgrade. Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to catching up when you are next in town.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a great place to stay because the staff are friendly and go out of their way to help out. The place was clean and tidy and well looked after. We were able to bring our dog with us. Our dog was made very...More

Thank Grey_GSD
Response from BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five MotelResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for your glowing review. We are happy that you had such a great stay and your pets are always welcome. Look forward to catching up with you on your next visit.

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Spa
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Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Babysitting
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Refrigerator in room
Air Conditioning
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Bar/Lounge
Spa
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US$84 - US$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Price range
US$84 - US$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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"studio apartments are TINY, but have all amenities for a one night stay. Best eat out of have a meal..."
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"We find it very quiet and were towards the back off the units down stairs."
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"the room we had was the two bedroom unit it had two bathrooms and with two girls this made life very simple."
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"Lower rooms are larger and many have ensuites."
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