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Harringtons Motor Lodge
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Palmerston North
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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“A great place to stay”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

It was a real pleasure meeting Keith and Bronwyn who were very friendly and accommodating and made our stay in their motel a pleasure. Thank-you very much for extending your hospitality and allowing us to secure our motorbike in your garage. Very highly recommended place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Many thanks for your recommendation Belinda - really appreciated. Safe travels out there....
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Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed last weekend after being given a list of possible hotels close to the wedding venue we were in Palmerston to attend and having done some research decided on harringtons - we were definitely not disappointed in any way. Very clean, comfortable bed, helpful and friendly hosts. Would definitely stay again and recommend.

Stayed February 2014
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Many thanks for your recommendation Glennis - pleased the weekend was an enjoyable one and the accommodation was well suited. Cheers, Keith and Brony
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Stayed here before xmas as an inbetween for Auckland and Wellington.

We had read previous reviews which suggested not getting the room beside the road, which we had requested, but ended up getting it anyway - but it wasn't as loud as another reviewer had said (barely a peep - just a low hum when a car/truck went passed)

Quite dark rooms - easy to get too, enough room for the toddler to go a little mad in, and a park across the road perfect for kids(as well as a ton of other parks and gardens for kids)

Fantastic spa bath, small dining room table and only two lounge chairs to sit in(main bed in lounge room). Most of the menus in the information booklets are out dated so we had some embarrassing phone calls trying to order dinner.Very clean.

No wifi

Friendly people running it

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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WehaveAhome4you, Manager at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 10 January 2014
Sorry but as we cannot identify which guest you are we are not sure if your booking was made direct or online. If made direct and you requested not to be beside the road we would certainly not have allocated that unit to you, and all online booking sites state that this particular unit is beside the road. Pleased to hear that the unit worked well for you, that you enjoyed the Spa and the Esplanade playground / gardens across the road.

All Compendium restaurant menu's are updated regularly as and when these are provided by the restaurant.

Your No wifi comment is puzzling. Our Corporates tell us repeatedly that our TrafficMate Wifi is the easiest wifi to connect to. It does however require a secure keycode for access obtainable from Reception.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Harringtons Motor Lodge recently, for a few days. The hosts, Brony and Keith were most welcoming and made the stay enjoyable.The rooms are very spacious, comfortable, quiet and very clean. The location is perfect, for either the corporate traveller or for families with a lovely big park just across the road from the Harringtons and walk ways along the river. We would most definitely stay at Harringtons again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Diane, many thanks for taking the time to post your review and for your comments. Pleased that our location worked well for you and that it was a positive experience staying with us. Safe travels out there......
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Stayed for a couple of nights, and found the host extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Large room with all you need, and very clean. Parking fine, and location good just out of the bustle. Value for money and very comfortable.
Will definitely be back when next in Palmy.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Ivan, thanks for taking the time to post this review. Pleased your stay with us was an enjoyable time. Safe travels out there.....
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at this establishment for three consecutive weeks in July just prior to heading overseas for a vacation. I chose the motel because 1) it gets good reviews here and 2) I was working out towards Massey University (one of the weeks I was at the university) and this motel is very convenient by car.

I have stayed in three different rooms; each room was spacious with a small kitchen in one corner adjacent to the bathroom. I found the bed to be confortable (but I can sleep anywhere) and the surroundings to be peaceful. There was a workstation for my laptop and a flat-screen TV (TIP: there are buttons on the TV the cleaners have been known to push inadvertently causing the TV not work--just ask Brony or Keith and they will show you how to fix it). As I recall there were a couple of easy chairs and a small coffee table in the room also.

Brony and Keith do their best to look after you really well and you get the impression they would do everything they can to make your stay more comfortable. One morning, after a severe frost I found Brony pouring (cold) water on my car windscreen to help remove the ice for me--most appreciated!

If you like walking there are really good tracks beside the river just a couple of hundred metres from the front door. I enjoyed walking the tracks making a round trip into town for dinner in the evenings when the light and weather allowed.

All-in-all I enjoyed my stays and will be back next time I am in Palmerston North.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Thank WellingtonChris10
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Hi Chris, many thanks for taking the time to post your review. Your support and kind thoughts are really appreciated. At the end of the day - All we do is try to make each guest's visit an enjoyable experience. Pleased to hear that the overseas trip went well. Cheers.
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Auckland
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

I travel to Palmerston North regularly for work and always look forward to staying with Bronny and Keith at Harringtons. Large, beautlfully presented rooms with great work stations in each for lap tops and papers. Bronny and Keith are always happy to help in anyway, with faxes, directions and restaurant selections. The motel is well situated near the town centre with easy access for out of town travel both north and south. I can only give this motel an A plus for the corporate traveller.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Andrea many thanks for your A plus review. Sometimes 'life' works for you and you find just what is needed - Pleased that we can make your stay away from home an enjoyable one.
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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 #7 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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