We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

A'La Vista Motel

171 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
A'La Vista Motel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
A'La Vista Motel
A'La Vista Motel
A'La Vista Motel
Write a Review

18 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Blenheim, NZ
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
52 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This cost us $120 and frankly, it could have been worth it but was probably about $30 too much in our case. I'll start with the good stuff - nice big room with a good heater (great for a chilly Palmy afternoon), great location - only about 5 minutes to the edge of town centre, a big spa bath and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
23 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

A La Vista was a bit cheaper than the other motels but don't let that worry you Our unit was recently refurbished and very clean and very quiet being well off the road Great little motel to stay at and will diffidently use again Staff friendly and willing to help

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My wife and I visit Palmerston North occasionally and thought that for this occasion we would give the A'La Vista motel a go. We were very glad that we did. Not only were we able to check in early, we were offered a complimentary upgrade. What a great motel. The room we had was excellently presented, very very clean. Very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nelson, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We apparently caught the lady at reception on a bad day!! She made us feel very unwelcome and was squabbling over the amount we had paid for the room online, and how many people i had booked for, we had booked a family unit sleep in 6, there were 4 adults one infant. Also we told 2 different things about... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
alavistamotel, Owner at A'La Vista Motel, responded to this review

Please accept my apology, I was unaware the bad news I had just received (via a phone call) had carried over to you. We generally can pride ourselves on our cheerfulness and helpfulness, I do hope we are able to change your mind and welcome you back for another stay. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We came in late at night. The arrangements with keys were perfect, with no hitches. The unit had a lovely spa bath.... great after a long drive. There were no problems checking out a little later than 10. Great customer service all round.

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The comfort and cleanliness of this motel is second to none. Its quiet & well maintained. The best heater I have ever encountered in a motel. The spa bath was exceptional in that all the jets worked. The housekeeping staff were tidy in appearance and cheerful. Plus good value for money. We will be back

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed here on Saturday 25 May 2013 for a night in a studio room which had 1 King Bed and a Single Bed. There was a huge double spa bath. I was travelling with a friend as our daughters were playing in a Basketball Tournament. From the time we checked in i was impressed. Friendly reception staff even though they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Thanks to family, we found this great motel a while ago and when in the area, always go back there. The rooms are very comfortable, clean, warm and quiet. The owners and staff are very helpful and friendly, and great rates. Very happy to recommend this great motel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Just stayed here and agree with previous reviews, good value, sign/ entrance appears old but interiors newly redone, neat, good bed, shower, and kitchen, friendly staff, even enjoyable pool. 5 min walk to square/ shopping or 5 minute drive to MU. Only other thoughts are to check wotif which was $20 less than website, ask for room without neighbours to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here one night after finding the motel on Wotif. It was a standard motel room but pleasant enough with a couple of extra touches, such as a jar of mints. The spa bath was excellent. The breakfast was very good and delivered right on time. The proximity to town and other restaurants was very good. If it hadn't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to A'La Vista Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about A'La Vista Motel

Address: 171 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your A'La Vista Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

18 photos of this hotel

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (18)
Hotel & grounds (4)
Bathroom (1)
Room/suite (3)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (9)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay