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“A rose amongst flowers.”
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Rose City Motel
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Kawakawa, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“A rose amongst flowers.”
Reviewed 18 May 2013

My wife and I stayed three nights on a deal that included cooked breakfasts. It was great! We've been to many motels in the past but this one we really did enjoy the whole experience. The unit we stayed was on the second floor and had an upstairs bedroom making for a very spacious unit. The whole decor with private spa bath and fully functioning kitchen was like a home way from home. Even the couch was so comfortable that nodding off was just about inevitable. The couple host were awesome and absolutely great deal with. Our cooked breakfast arrived right on time and was very nice, no short cuts here. The location made city visits a 2 minute drive and PaknSave is only a 5 min walk. Rose City will definitely be our motel next time we are in Palmy.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Excellent spacious unit, clean and well equipped, very friendly helpful staff. Would definitely stay again. We didn't use the pool or spa areas as only had the one night here. We stayed as a family of 5 adults and there was plenty of room for us all.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

Motel was clean and spacious - great for kids. The kitchen was well equipped The staff were nice. The location is great - just a few minute stroll to the main shopping centre and countdown supermarket. Only let-down was the playground was small and consistented of just a trampoline.
Being on one of the main roads into the city, this also meant a lot of traffic and noise at times.

Room Tip: We had an apartment suite, which was great with the kids.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2013 via mobile

We arrived in town to find everywhere booked out, but Rose City had a cancellation. Someone's loss was our gain. Great unit, clean, comfortable, spacious and well equipped. We had 3 nights there and the management were helpful and pleasant. Excellent wifi, which we have found to be rare in NZ.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

We stayed here with a sports team and they were very good at coping with us. The squash court was an added bonus for our group. The rooms are a good size and I stayed in an upstairs 2 bedroom unit. This had a fridge/freezer which was excellent for catering purposes.
The bathroom however is getting a bit tired and we were missing a couple of things in our unit such as toaster, but on the whole the unit was clean and tidy.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Lovely clean motel, with lovely hosts. Stayed here 2 nights whilst visiting our daughter for her birthday. We could walk to restaurants and shopping mall from the motel. So central. It was good value and quiet. Definately would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Definitely worth staying here. We asked the motel next door first if they had a unit with separate rooms and they didn't, but offered us a studio. We then went next door to Rose City and they offered us a large, two room unit for roughly the same price. Very clean, very tidy. Quick walk into town. Reception staff are very friendly, as is the motel cat the hangs around and enjoys all the attention you can give him. Highly recommended.

Was also nice to receive a letter from them a month of two later thanking us for our visit. Very kind.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Rose City Motel
Address: 120-122 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Palmerston North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Rose City Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rose City Motel, quality accommodation in the centre of Palmerston North. With newly renovated studio, spa studio, one bedroom and executive units, we have perfect motel suite for that special occasion, business trip or family holiday. Conveniently situated just a 3 minute walk from The Square with shops, theatres, cafes, restaurants at your doorstep. All units with free Ultra fast internet access, and Sky Guest Select 50+ Channels for your viewing pleasure. The airport, universities, golf & other sporting amenities are nearby. On-site facilities include spa pool, squash court, guest laundry, and peaceful garden area. ... more   less 
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