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“Below average”
Review of United Motel

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United Motel
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103 reviews
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“Below average”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Stayed here for a week or so with work. National field days were on so everywhere was fully booked. Units are very old, fridge and cooker were ancient. The bathrooms are very run down, everything is just so dated. Worst thing was the ants though. Had an empty tuna can in the bin over night and the next day they were everywhere. So long as you leave nothing out they stay away. The only redeeming feature of this place is the owner. I found her to be very friendly, very accommodating. Would not stay here again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed here recently and found our unit very comfortable and well equipped. It was very close to the city and other attractions we were interested in. The service was friendly and helpful. It was also reasonably priced. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

OK location and good sized room. Very old, bad layout, cold with hardy any heating. Shower and bathroom rundown, kitchen old and poorly equipped. We paid $145 for our room but later looked at the prices online and found we got ripped off.

Above all the service was shocking and the lady (assuming the owner) was rude, abrupt and so unprofessional. I am absolutely lost for words.

Don't stay here. For $145 you can get something a lot nicer.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

We stayed here during our xmas trip and it was ok until we discovered ants through all our belongings in the morning. The ants were all over the table and the owner didnt think anything of it and stated they get ants all the time, and was going to put our breakfast down on the table with ants crawling all over it, YUK!
Unfortunately the ants made their home in the air vents of my helmet and have been impossible to remove,since we have returned home we now have an ant problem in our home as they seem to travel very well. Due to this I wouldnt recommend staying here. When I contacted the owners they were very unhelpful.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

Easy to find and convenient for the town (15 minute walk). Well equipped and with local shops including pizzas, burgers and petrol stations nearby. This was the only motel that we stayed in during our six weeks' holiday in NZ which had a swimming pool (outdoor). It was small and unheated but there was also an indoor hot tub where you could recover! Shirley, the manageress, was chatty, friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: United Motel
Address: 682 Pioneer Highway, Palmerston North 4412, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Palmerston North
Number of rooms: 12

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