I have stayed in the Bentley Motor Inn twice this year and both times I have been completely happy with the accommodation. This review covers the executive room, which is possibly the most expensive accommodation per night in the entire region (but cheaper than the base rate some of the big city hotels) and as such you would expect it to be very good.
The front four rooms of the property are all executive rooms. This means you get a little more road noise, but you don’t get wet entering your front door. The rooms are well lit, well heated, and well stocked with enough items in the kitchenette to handle any meal. High end TV & DVD, microwave and stainless steel bench tops are complimented with modern furniture and bedding. The bathroom has very nice heated floors which are great on cold mornings. The internet was fast and reasonably priced at $5/night, but watch out for the charges if you go over your daily limit. Parking was adequate and there was a gym & squash court to burn up some calories (but I didn’t have time to use either of them).
On the (very small) negative side, I would say there may be a few problems for the less technically minded. Neither of the two rooms had the TV set tuned correctly. There was an unlabeled remote which operated the sky light that I was afraid the wrong button may open it and let the rain in. Even the sink in the bathroom had a plug that took me a few goes to work out (it was a push button design). I understand that the owners chose king singles for flexibility, but I found that the ridge in the middle when the two beds were joined was less comfortable and allowed cold air to come up from the floor.
And the worst crime of all was a complete lack of little biscuits to have with your cup of tea.
In summary, highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bentleys Motor Inn are a luxury accommodation provider in central Palmerston North. Bentleys provide their guests with a range of rooms and prices to suit all tastes while also ensuring guests are given the best value for money and luxurious but affordable accommodation. Bentleys Motor Inn provides two different spa alternatives, a standard spa bath and a spa pool large enough to fit 4. Bentleys exceed the expectations of a spa motel by locating the larger spa pool in its own private room off the bathroom, a feature Bentleys Motor Inn can boast as the only accommodation in the area to provide. As Bentleys are located on a side street they are able to ensure quiet accommodation while also being within walking distance to the central town area, one of few Palmerston North area that can provide this. Bentleys Motor Inn are also the only accommodation provider in the Palmerston North area to have their own Squash Court on the premises as well as a Gym & Sauna, all of which are free for guests to use. They also have ample off street free parking. ... more less
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