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The Cobb Hotel

528 Main Street | Cnr Princess & Main Streets, Palmerston North 4440 , New Zealand (Formerly Empire Hotel)
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Perth, Australia
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125 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Whilst there are many flash restaurants in Palmerston North, the Empire Hotel suited us for a great steak at a reasonable price. The staff were attentive, the food most enjoyable, and the atmosphere relaxing, as a pub should be. Would certainly pay a return visit when next in Palmerston North

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Not recommendable. It was an awful stay. Everything was horrible. People running in front of our room screaming as loud as possible at 1am, the room was dirty and we had to change the room because the first key broke and the second one didn't work ...

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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

First we were called by the proprietor to say we had booked for the Wednesday but it was for actually the Thursday we booked. We then got told Karaoke was on till 3am though the hotel description said Thursday, Friday and Saturday was noisy but nothing about till 3am. The room was filthy and the linen was marked with womens... More 

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Darfield, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This hotel doesn't pretend to be anything that it isn't. Clean rooms , friendly staff and good honest pub food, all at very reasonable prices. If noise is an issue ask for one of the premium rooms for an extra $8 a night.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My room cost $75 and had a double bed and two singles. Quite dated, especially the bathroom, but bedding was cleaning and plentiful towels. It was within easy walk of restaurants and cafes. The hotel warns guests that it is very noisy Thursday to Saturday nights and I stayed a Wednesday night and there was loud music until 2am. An... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We went back to The Empire for another one of there lovey meals. Once again it was very good. Plenty on the plate., a good pub meal. This time though unfortunatly they have done away with there VERY POPULAR $15 meals and complimentry drink. We stayed and still had a good enjoable meal but cost us double this time. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Was in Palmerston North for concert last week and just happenned to park the car outside this hotel. We were looking for a place to eat and decided to have a look at this hotels bistro menu. We were pleasantly surprised not only at the range of meals offered but also the most reasonable prices. I chose the roast of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

If you are considering this hotel, then you know you are not going to get luxury. But you are going to get a spacious room for a good price, a good shower, and a convenient location for central Palmerston North. The hotel site warns there may be noise, but no hotel noise reached our room. The rubbish truck emptying the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Everytime we go to palmy we go up to the empire for a good "Pub Food" meal. They have a good special on with about 8 to 10 choices..$15 to $18 and you get a free wine or beer too. They come with chips and salad (unless Specified) and nice a big. I would reccomend the "Beef schnitzel". We usually... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

It was ok for a short stay. We arrived here late at 11pm driving from Lake Taupo, and while the reception was already close, their staff was nice enough to wait for us at the bar. The room was a letdown and since there's a big gap between the floor and the room door, you can hear pretty much everything... More 

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