10 mins drive from PN airport. Not far from The Square – easy walk. Surrounds a little dead with light industrials, quiet location. Has only 5 floors. Small lunch bar and Asian grocery shop next door. Pita pit next street up for wraps etc. Maccas for free wifi about 10-15 minutes walk (passing KFC) – all these turn left out of front door. For KFC and Maccas, turn left at lights and keep walking straight.
Large basic room and amenities. Good sized desk for work. Full length mirror (great!). Couch, chair and small table. Comfy double bed, pillows and doona but bed so light that it keeps moving around when you lean or sit on it. Clean and light-filled room. Good sized length bath. Complimentary 30 mins wifi/cable. Good water pressure and hot water. Coffee/tea, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, shampoo and conditioner, good blackout curtains. Lighting for makeup not great. Third pillow and safe deposit box in wardrobe but no bathrobe, slippers or shower cap. To make international calls, you need to dial reception - they call number and connect you through.
Breakfast spread adequate with good hot food (freshly hot) – crisp hash browns, creamy large mushrooms, decent sized sausages, big bacon pieces, grilled tomatoes with cheese, baked beans. Choice of continental ($16) or full buffet ($23). Adequate cereal choices, juice, fruit, toast, croissant and jams, coffee/tea.
Computer at reception area is a $2 coin operated use for 20 mins. Young lad on reception seemed more interested in the young female at reception instead of receiving me upon check in. I had to ask all the questions about wifi, breakfast, restaurant, any parcels left at reception for me, directions, map etc. Had to also ask for help with my bags to the room. Reception service could be improved. Service in dining room was great though. Chef’s special steak, egg and chips for $20. Room service menu quite limited and pricey, plus you need to add an extra $4 for in-room dining. Light snacks like sandwich or pizza can only be ordered after 10.30pm.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Travelodge Palmerston North Hotel Palmerston North
- Novotel Palmerston North
- Palmerston North Novotel