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Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre
Ranked #5 of 25 Hotels in Palmerston North
New Zealand
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101 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

We stayed here during out second holiday in NZ, and what a lovely building it is. They decor is very 1950’s, and extremely well maintained and preserved.

A real highlight with this hotel is the original lift shaft; it clunks and rattled, but is great fun and so in keeping with the rest of the decor. From what I remember there is parking but it’s a bit of a squeeze, if you all park sensible there is room.

All the staff we encounted seemed nice enough, if not a little rushed, I think they had a wedding party.

The only complaint I do have, it seemed that there was no quiet way to close the doors; they close with one almighty bang.

The room we stayed, whilst nice clean and comfortable seemed a tad on the small side, but it is an old building and probably was not meant for travellers who have to carry so with them. The bathroom was nicely laid out and again was clean.

There is a restaurant attached to the hotel, which we found to be a tad on the expensive side, as the hotel is located right next to the town, going out for a meal wasn’t a real issue.

Personally I don’t like Pamly North, but staying here certainly eased my time there. If I had to go back to Pamly I would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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KAtkinson090, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide your positive and constructive feedback about your recent stay. We are pleased you enjoyed your time here with us and we have looked into the two small concerns you raised, thank you.

Thanks also 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.

We will be pleased to welcome you back to the hotel next time you find yourself back in the city.

Kind regards

Kara Atkinson
Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

excellent place, very clean with friendly staffs. had a memorable stay, will defintely go back there . No doubt about it, location was very close to famous landmarks.will defintely tell the rest about my wonderful experience here.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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KAtkinson090, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Travelodge Hotel Palmerston North. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your time here with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy the hotel and city at your next visit.

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Kara Atkinson
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Stayed at the Travelodge for one night whilst driving from Wellington to Tauranga, and it was much better than we were expecting. Rooms were huge, we had 2 queen size beds in the room and had heaps of built-in wardope and desk space. Our room was spotless, as was the bathroom although the bathroom was looking slighly dated. Reception staff were all absolutely lovely and very friendly. All in all, it was a great place for a stopover, I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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KAtkinson090, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you found our rooms to be of a high standard of both cleanliness and comfort.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Travelodge Hotels as your stopover destination.

Kind regards

Kara Atkinson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Had a very nice stay at the Travelodge. Lovely big rooms with very comfortable beds, Great service and the breakfast was excellent. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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KAtkinson090, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 26 February 2012
Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on our hotel. We look forward to having you back to stay.

Kind regards

Kara Atkinson
Hotel Manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

The hotel is not in a pretty area of town and the rooms are very basic with dated decor. The staff however are extremely helpful and friendly and the Nosh Restaurant served better room service food than we've had in 5 star hotels. Overall good value for money. Comfortable beds.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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KAtkinson090, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 26 February 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay at the hotel and I am very pleased that you did enjoy our team and meals – they are both a real credit to our hotel.

I loved your room tip also – having had young children, I could totally understand!

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Kara Atkinson
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Additional Information about Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre

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:
#4 Business Hotel in Palmerston North
#4 Luxury Hotel in Palmerston North
Price range (per night): $97 - $167
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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Also Known As:
Travelodge Palmerston North Hotel Palmerston North
Novotel Palmerston North
Palmerston North Novotel
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