The Kiwi Studios motel is in a very good location, just 2 minutes walk from the centre of Palmerston North. The motel carpark was full when I arrived (even though I arrived early afternoon) so I had to park around the corner on the next side street. It wasn't far away but it was inconvenient. It rained a little during our stay so it was annoying having to walk an extra 50 metres to the car. The price you pay for being so close to the City centre.
Reception was friendly and helpful.
We had booked a 2 bedroom unit but were told that there were none available and asked if a 1 bedroom unit be OK. I said it was and we were charged $35 less for the smaller room.
The room was a little dark and it was also on the small side. The photos on Trip Advisor must be of the Executive room. Other than that, there were no problems and the room was clean.
Our room cost NZD $130 which for 3 people (and being so close to the city centre), I thought was OK.
If I am ever in Palmerston North again, I would consider staying at the Kiwi Studios motel again. However, I would try to get a room that wasn't so dark. And I would get a unit with a bit more room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location Location Location in the heart of the city. 25 comfortable rooms perfectly located in the CBD. 50m to the Regent Theatre on Broadway, Downtown Cinemas, UCOL, RSA, downtown shopping centre, restaurants, cafes and bars. Fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette with microwave. Electric blankets, heating. Portacot and hairdryer available. Off-street parking. Spa pool and guest laundry. Continental/cooked breakfasts. Sky Digital. All major credit cards, Eftpos. ... more less
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