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“Bit lacking”
Review of Carramar Motor Inn

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Carramar Motor Inn
Palmerston North
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55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Bit lacking”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Stayed for one night whilst in Palmy at this place. The first interesting thing was our friends brought a delux room at $50 more per night than us yet their room was in no way different to our standard one. We are still unsure whether we were ungraded or if they were ripped off. There was hardly any guests there for a saturday night so being upgraded could be the case. We were pleased we were off the roadside and the hotel was very quiet. The bathroom had a massive spa bath which I looked forward to using but ran out of time. The bodywash in the showers was lovely, unlike most hotels which has cheap soap. The room was clean and tidy and everything we needed. However, Im not sure what it was but the room was ridiculously light and I was unable to sleep til after 2am due to the light streaming in. There was one outdoor light directly outside which I assumed (wrongly) might turn off at a designated time but Im unsure as to why it was so light. Maybe darker curtains need to be looked at. It got to the point where I used the linen that was spare to try hang up on the curtain rail to block out some light.

Other than that, for a cheap and clean place to stay it was more than sufficient.

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2013

This place was nice to stay in, and in a good area. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the room was very clean. It was also quite large and I would recommend staying here to anyone. It is also very affordable if you are on a budget.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rangitikei
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2012

The number one reason for staying here is it's proximity to the Palmerston North Hospital. So if you need to be close to the Hospital, check this motel out. It is clean and tidy. The Studio unit I had was comfortable. One annoying thing, was the TV was too small, and mounted too high on the wall. It has a nice cafe / restaurant, open from breakfast to dinner.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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wanganui
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012

I booked a two night deal through Wotif website for a spa studio for $80 per night. We arrived and were greeted in a very pleasant and helpful manner. The room whilst a little dated in areas was clean and comfortable with a large queen size bed which was very comfortable and a large corner spa bath in the bathroom. The deal did not include servicing of the room for the two nights which wasnt a problem for us but upon returning on Saturday afternoon we found our towels had been refreshed with new ones which was much appreciated (on check in we were originally told we would need to exchange wet towels for fresh ones with reception which again wasnt a problem). The unit was quiet and set back off the road. We have stayed here before and wouldnt hesitate to book again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Carramar Motor Inn
Address: 45 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #9 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Palmerston North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Carramar Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 59
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