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“Clean, friendly and honest”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Palm Court Motel

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Palm Court Motel
Ranked #4 of 4 Otorohanga B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“Clean, friendly and honest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

We stayed in a good sized clean family unit for one-night in the busy holiday period - the owners' were away and the caretakers very friendly and helpful - when owners returned they realised that we were double charged (online and in then in person) and promptly refunded the money - very honest! The motel is easy to find and although close to the road we had no problems with traffic noise. The cutest milk bottle was given to us on arrival! Only down-side was that the water in the shower took a little while to heat up - otherwise a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

More than adequate motel facilities in a clean family room environment. Being close to the motorway did not make for a restful night though. The receptionist was friendly and helpful. Was a good stay overall.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Four ladies arrive at around 11 pm at Otorohanga, on the way to Wellington from Auckland. We really need a place to rest, thanks to internet we could search through it n found these motel name just near by Mac Donald that we were stop there.

We call them n a gentleman pick up the phone in a sleepy voice but very helpful .. then a minute later we already in a nice room, clean n warm ( a very good heater i believe ) fully equipped n of course with a bottle of New Zealand's milk.

A clean towel n warm bed....what a nice place you found in the middle of long way to go....

Room Tip: Corner suited are larger
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

As Sara R stated a particularly noisy motel being right on the main drag and the by-pass directly across the road.Hard to hide from it.The room I had wasn't the cleanest but the bed was comfortable.Very handy to the town centre is a plus.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Nelson, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

This motel is right on the State Highway, where the trucks change down in gear as they enter the town. It was horrendously noisy all night, even with all the windows shut as tight as the broken latches allowed. Of course that made the room stinking hot and there is no air-con. It was far too expensive for a tired and not particularly clean room. Best you can say is its walking distance to the township. The owner told us it might not be safe to leave our motorbikes in the motel carpark, even outside the reception, so that wasn't encouraging. And then the room's door wouldn't shut properly. Overall, really a poor option and, if we hadn't been so tired, I would have left and demanded my money back.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Uppsala, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

The Palm Court Motel is not to expensive and well worth the price. The room we got was spacious, clean and tidy with a very comfortable king size bed. There was a door out to the patio at the rear side of the hotel, where each room got some square meters, a table and some chairs. The hotel is close to a major road and the railroad so there is a bit of noise from that, but compared with staying i a major city, the noise is not really much to bother about.

This is hardly a place you go to for your honeymoon but else it is a good choice to have a comfortable room for a decent price.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Westlake Village, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

I stay in this motel frequently. It is what it is - friendly owners, average but comfortable rooms (stay as far away from the main road as possible) stay upstairs to eliminate the noise of upstairs neighbors, andif there is a problem of any kind they are happy to take care of anything.
So all in all I recommend it!

Room Tip: Stay in an upstairs renovated room away from the main road.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Palm Court Motel
Address: Cnr Clark & Maniapoto Sts - SH3, Otorohanga, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Otorohanga
Amenities:
Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Otorohanga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palm Court Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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