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Harringtons Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Palmerston North
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Having stayed three nights did I find it value for money ???
Having landed three hours late and facing the worst storm Wellington had seen for many years
and driving up to palmerston north in the early hours of the morning.
On arriving found the heater and electric blanket on and the evening paper was great.
Rooms were clean and comfortable but the upholstery lounge and chairs could do with a clean.
Towels seemed a little thin and on the small side,did try the spa bath but did not seem to be working.
Could do with more plates and utensils in the kitchen.
Seemed some what overpriced compared to other accommodation in New Zealand

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank kevinandmorika
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WehaveAhome4you, Manager at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2013

Sadly your family's 3am arrival did not allow for us to show you to your apartment and explain how things operated. It is a shame you didn't come and ask if you had a challenge with the spa. We have a full set of crockery and cutlery (six of everything) in the apartment catered for four persons and we have received earlier reviews on trip advisor appreciating this.
We have recently had the linen supply rep view our towels (he was trying to sell us some new ones on Special) but agreed that ours are in excellent condition. They are of standard size sold to many accommodation providers. Often we get comments about the quality of our towels and how good they actually 'dry' you. Sorry they were not to your personal liking.
We feel it is unfair to compare pricing of accommodation to different regions around New Zealand as we all have different overheads. One example is Local Council Rates. These are a huge contributor to overhead costs and vary considerably region to region.
We are pleased that you appreciated that the apartment and beds were warm and made for a pleasant arrival after your harrowing journey. Safe travels...

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

The service was great, the breakfast was HUGE!!!! We stayed there while our son attended a camp at Massey university which was a fab location.

The couple running the hotel (Bronny and Keith) were great, friendly and helpful, which made our stay worth while.

We stayed in a room that accommodated all 5 of us.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank PaulaMarieBarnes
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2013

Pleased to hear you enjoyed the breakfasts - Keith does an excellent job and enjoys putting his 'chef's' hat on in the mornings. Safe travels out there...

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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Stayed here for a week while my daughter was playing hockey, so very handy to the turf. Had a one bedroom unit - lovely and clean and no complaints at all. The hosts, Keith and Bronwyn were great and nothing was a problem for them. So thank you both for a lovely stay and for really going out of your way - we look forward to staying with you again when next in Palmerston North!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank SunloversSouthland
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2013

Pleased the One Bedroom 'home' worked well for you for the week. Was a pleasure having you stay with us. Trust you are on top of the 'paper war' catch up now...

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Reviewed 26 June 2013

I stayed here two nights. The motel is on the University end of Fitzherbert Avenue, rather than the town end, which suited me. The room was spotless and modern. The cooked breakfast I had was generous and delicious. The couple running the motel made a huge, positive difference to my stay with their careful and kind service - simple things like greeting me by name when they brought me breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. Feedback is always appreciated as this helps others to make informed decisions. Pleased you enjoyed the Brekkie. Keith does a great job with his 'Chef" hat on.

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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Only stayed a night but was able to sample the friendly welcome from the hosts who wanted to help me.

i arrived by bus in the centre of town and the motel is quite a walk from there so be prepared for that.

If I ever go back to Palmerston North, I would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Asascore
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review and thank you for your recommendation. Re the15 - 20 minute walk with luggage in tow - It's a shame you didn't grab another bus as they stop right outside our motel complex. Safe travels... Keith and Brony

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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Stayed one night when on business and booked based on the Trip Advisor rating. Very friendly and helpful owners. It was a little way out of the main centre. The room was spacious, immaculate and had everything I needed so can't be faulted. Very reasonable price too. The only thing was the decor was a little old fashioned, which certainly didn't affect how comfortable it was, but I guess I would have liked something a bit more modern. When you are travelling by yourself this is quite important to me. Also a niggly thing was the coffee cups were the heavy "ex railway" style.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
Thank JofromHB
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Jo appreciate you taking the time to post your review. Pleased you found the room everything you needed. Decor - we did 1/2 of the units last year and are waiting (due in 6 weeks I have been told) for new bedspreads, drapes and comforters for the remaining Executive units.
Laughed at your 'ex railway' style coffee cup comment - personally I do not like them either but we get so many comments that it's good to get a decent size coffee cup...... :-)

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

This is a very clean, very well organised and pleasant motel not too far from the centre of Palmerston North. It was quiet and the couple who run it are extremely helpful and good to deal with. I would recommend this without hesitation.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Smithworldtraveller
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Many thanks for your recommendation, we enjoyed your visit with us, safe travels....

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Additional Information about Harringtons Motor Lodge

Address: 301 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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 #6 of 25 Hotels in Palmerston North
Price Range: £61 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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