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“Exceptional Hosts” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Harringtons Motor Lodge
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Palmerston North
Hawera, New Zealand
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96 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Exceptional Hosts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

The hosts at Harringtons are wonderful - so welcoming, friendly and helpful that you feel like you are staying at a home away from home. They are attentive to your every need and go above and beyond, making what might be an average stay at a motel something more. Clean, fresh rooms with everything you require inside - and very spacious. Great location, very close to Massey University and the city itself. Was not disturbed by the traffic noise even though I stayed on the side closest to the main road. Thank you for such a pleasant stay in Palmerston North!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank insertnamehere26
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 21 April 2012
Thanks for taking the time to post this review. Your feedback is important and we appreciate your comments. Pleased to hear your stay was everything it should be. Cheers, Keith and Brony.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Well found this motel on this site after two very disappointing stays at another motel further up the road. Was in Room One, As for the road noise other reviewers on this site have commented about, what noise? Very quiet, very clean, the hosts are very friendly and informative. The ELM cafe 100 meters away was ideal for lunch, the botanical garden and sports fields are straight across the road, the golf course, and the university are just a 5 min walk away. Over all an excellent experience.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank donut4u
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
We really appreciate you taking the time to post this review. Thank you. The 'Team' here at Harringtons Motor Lodge take pride in our complex and we are delighted your stay with us was an enjoyable experience.
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Timaru, New Zealand
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

I was really impressed with Harringtons - we stayed here in Feb 2012 for business. Brownyn and Keith are really lovely hosts, and were extremely helpful in assisting with our group booking. The rooms are spacious, very clean, modern, and quiet. The location is also good - close to Massey University (and town) and easy to find. Would definitely stay here again - very highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank carla_NZ
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 21 April 2012
A motel complex atmosphere is created by the guests. Your group were FANTASTIC and contributed enormously towards making our home here at Harringtons so enjoyable. Really appreciate your comments, Keith and Brony.
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Sydney
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Unfortunately we were given room one, which whilst large, was next to the highway. Even with all the windows shut it was extremely noisy. In the middle of the night it died down but started up in the early morning hours. It was not at all a good restful night.

I found several things disappointing:
Only one pillow each and uncomfortable flat ones at that.
No fry pan and insufficient range of cooking utensils.
Dated decor and a seriously small old CRT TV (I haven't come across such a small one in a long time)!
No Airconditioning so at least whilst awake, we had to leave the windows open and endure the very loud traffic noise. Upon going to sleep I noticed there were no window security screens so overnight I wasn't comfortable leaving windows open on such a main road. Without aircon it was uncomfortable! And still noisy!
The bathrooms whilst clean had a body odour smell. It wasn't noticeable when we arrived but the doors and windows had all been left open to air the room. After a night closed however the room did smell enough to be a nose turner.

I was pleased to see the manager was so friendly but given our room, I'm sorry but I can't say I was pleased with the room or the location, especially given the premium price we paid.

The cafe 100 m down the road was excellent though.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank OnlyStayInTopRated
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 2 February 2012
We are really sorry that your stay was not 100% satisfactory. Currently we have additional traffic whilst the Manawatu Gorge is closed. Two additional pillows are in unit drawers and an Electric frying pan is in the bottom kitchen cupboard. Dissapointing that you never enquired at Reception about these. We take pride in our standard of cleanliness and sincerley apologise for any smell in the unit. New 32" LCD TV's are currently being installed in our 3 Family units to complete our upgrade of LCD TV's throughout the complex. . Pleased that you enjoyed our recommendation of the Elm Cafe.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

It's often hard to find a home away from home, yet this is exactly what we found here. Good sized rooms, quiet as you can't hear the happenings in adjoining rooms, complete sets of crockery and cutlery, not exactly something you can count on these days. I guess for me, seeing the place clean and with up to date fixtures, this shows the passion that the owners have for their business. Friendly yet non-intrusive hosts. My next stay in Palmerston North will be here, won't even bother looking elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank robvp
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Hamilton
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

We stayed in a shocking hotel the night before in another town and were extremely impressed when we arrived at Harringtons! Little touches like name tags on staff, plunger coffee, super friendly service and a well put together info pack, all made a difference. The location was easy to get to, but a bit more restful than being right in the heart of the city, especially on a Saturday night. The room itself was impeccable - not a bump or scratch in sight and super clean! Very comfortable beds and extremely good value for money as well. We were planning to go out for dinner but decided to stay in, in the end, as we were so comfortable in our room. We have already recommended Harringtons to friends and family and will definitely stay there on our next visit to Palmy.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Erin C
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 6 October 2011
Many thanks for your recommendation. Great that you were able to enjoy the relaxing evening.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2011

Harringtons was a great place to stay. The room was spotlessly clean and the furniture seemed nice and up-to-date (not worn/tired) - the bed/pillows were also very comfortable.

I also really liked the man running the place; he seemed very warm and friendly. I will say that after reading some of the comments, I would agree that you can here a bit of traffic noise, but really the street isn't very busy and I didn't have the slightest problem getting to sleep (nor did it wake me up).

The location was good too - right next to the gardens and also the river trail. Very nice for a walk/run.

I would absolutely stay here again and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank abromide
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 6 October 2011
Many thanks for your comments - hope the filming went according to plan and was successful.
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Property: Harringtons Motor Lodge
Address: 301 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Palmerston North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Harringtons Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located less that 2km to Massey University, Caccia Birch House, Chalet on the Lake, Wharerata conference facilites, Wedding Venues Palmerston North and CBD The Square. Opposite Esplande gardens and walkways. All suites are Non Smoking and all Ground Floor. We offer the highest level of friendly personal service, and an atmosphere that allows for your complete privacy for the Corporate or Independent traveller. ... more   less 
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