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Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre
Ranked #4 of 25 Hotels in Palmerston North
melbourne
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay for business”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

I had a nice stay here - the location was very handy for my business appointments, the rooms were a good size and very clean. Overall a nice place with nice friendly staff. The restaurant was very good as well and once again the staff were great

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Rean V, Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 1 December 2013
Dear Imanaussie2
Thank you for taking the time to review following your recent stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our great team. We enjoy what we do and feedback such as yours certainly encourage us every day and I will pass on your feedback in regards to our friendly team

Kind Regards
Rean Vorster
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

My husband and I were down in Palmerston North to do a wedding (Bay of Plenty weddings -celebrant and photographer) and so we booked in for 2 nights and were pleasantly surprised by the size of the room, it was really quite big. The bed was king size, the facilities very clean and the price was really good value. We loved the art decor lift and the reception gave the feel of the 1920's. The receptionist (a male on check in and younger girl on check out) were so kind and both very helpful and friendly!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Dear bayofplentywedding
Thank you for taking the time to review following your recent stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our great team. We enjoy what we do and feedback such as yours certainly encourage us every day and I will pass on your feedback in regards to our friendly team ,Also thank you for your comments about our lovely old lift. It certainly is a charming feature of the heritage side of the hotel and at 85 years of age it certainly is a treasure.
thank you for taking the time to share with us. We look forward to your return visit to the hotel

Kind regards
Rean Vorster
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Ohakune
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We had an engagement to go to in Masterton so decided to stop halfway overnight in Palmerston North.
We have previously stayed at the Travel lodge and it was a really nice place to stay so we booked in there again.
It was just as nice the second time as the first. Nice clean tidy room, friendly helpful staff and the meals in the adjoining restaurant were very nice. They have a safe parking area behind the hotel and walking distance to the shopping centre.The only thing I didnt like was the view from our room, but didnt mind as we weren'tt staying there long.
I am very happy to reccomend the Travel Lodge if you want nice accommodation in Palmerston North.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Raewyn C
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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Dear Raewyn C
Thank you for taking the time to review following your recent stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our great team. We enjoy what we do and feedback such as yours certainly encourages us every day, so thank you for taking the time to share with us. We look forward to your return visit to the hotel

Kind Regards
Rean Vorster
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

My wife and I spent one night here in a cheap room, just to recharge after driving for quite a while.

The lobby and interior is quite nice. We didn't want to use the lift to begin with because we weren't too sure if it still worked!

We had a quick drink in the bar before going to bed, and it seemed nice enough. Obviously wasn't going to be much of an atmosphere on a Sunday night, but quite comfortable. Didn't look at the menu as we'd already eaten somewhere else.

Our room was tidy and the bathroom was huge! The bed was a bit solid, but wasn't too bad. Good TV options, although unfortunately as the NRL final was on Sky Sport 2, I couldn't watch it as they didn't have it. Neither did the bar! I wasn't going to stay up to watch it on Prime. Bugger.

Not long after we went to sleep, we heard the person next door arrive back in, and was able to hear their TV for about half an hour before they went to sleep. The walls were reasonbly thin! It did get a bit warm in the room, but we couldn't turn on the A/C as the power switch had been turned off and I wasn't tall enough to reach it.

Parking was good and secure - behind a security fence and easy access to the car/hotel.

Overall, not a bad place to stay, but if I were to stay again, I might pay a bit more for a better room.

Room Tip: Pay a bit extra for a better room - don't go cheap!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank bobinthebottle
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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Dear bobinthebottle
Thanks you for your feedback on your last visit. We really appreciate your feedback. It gives us the opportunity to change our operation and keep increasing our guest experience. Our heritage lift still operates and it provides great character to our hotel. It’s a bit of a shame that you experienced some noisy neighbours during your stay usually our guests experience a great night’s sleep especially on our heritage side.
We would love to welcome you back to really enjoy the quite tranquil surrounding we offer to our guests

Kind regards
Rean Vorster
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

The reception staff were pleasant and helpful when we needed direction to the hospital at 1 am. The room was clean and as we were staying 6 nights, the room was cleaned and refreshed each day. We had a lovely quiet room on the 5th floor. It was easy walking to the Manawatu Basketball Arena, to the tournament we were attending and to the shopping square. Would certainly return there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Bubbles088
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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Dear Bubbles 088
Thanks for reviewing the hotel I am pleased you had a pleasant experience and the hotel suited your needs. It’s always good to get positive feedback from our guests. We do pride ourselves on our team friendliness, and I will pass you’re feedback on to our team. I am also glad you enjoyed our central location and that our team gave you good directions during your stay
We welcome you back at your next visit to Palmerston North.

Kind Regards
Rean Vorster
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
230 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

First time visitor to the Travelodge.
Very clean & welcoming foyer/reception area making for a pleasant atmosphere.
My room was clean & well appointed with reasonably modern fittings & the bed very comfortable.
All staff were very pleasant & helpful.
The evening menu in Nosh was not what you would call extensive but certainly adequate & my meal, Lamb Shank, was very tasty & a dish I would have no problem recommending.
The downside of the stay for me was C rating I gave the breakfast buffet. The scambled eggs were very watery & the bacon was the cheap, reformed pork shoulder rubbish! To make matters worse the plates set out for breakfast we only marginally bigger than a side plate. I didn't need a small plate to make me eat less, the bacon & eggs did that!
If not for this breakfast I would have given the hotel an "Excellent" rating.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank John P
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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Dear John P
Thank you for taking the time to review following your recent stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our great team. Currently we have a new Restaurant & Bar Manager and we are working around the clock to improve our F&B outlets to provide our guests with a great experience. We have also been experimenting with different Bacon suppliers to find the best product for our guests
Thanks again for taking the time to comment on your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back

Kind Regards
Rean Vorster
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

This hotel is quiet, and in a convenient location. The room was comfortable and parking secure. Breakfast at Nosh is good value. The conference dinner in the hotel was delicious. Great food and spacious area for dining.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank juliababy
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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Dear Juliababy
The team at Travelodge Palmerston North are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your warm comments regarding service. It is also lovely to hear that you enjoyed your conference dinner during your stay.
Thanks again for taking the time to comment on your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Kind Regards
Rean vorster
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Property: Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre
Address: 175 Cuba Street | PO Box 5383, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand (Formerly Travelodge Palmerston North)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Palmerston North
#4 Business Hotel in Palmerston North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern, well appointed 4 star hotel in the hub of the CBD a few minutes walk from cafes, shops, theatres, the museum and convention centre. 85 Guest rooms with free unlimited Wifi, air-conditioning, iron & ironing board, fridge, tea / coffee making facilities. Free on-site parking. Accessible rooms and spa suite ideal for honeymooners. On-site restaurant and bars. Large functions & conference venue for up to 500 delegates & weddings for up to 300 people. ... more   less 
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Travelodge Palmerston North Hotel Palmerston North
Novotel Palmerston North
Palmerston North Novotel

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