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Ambassador Motel

167 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Howick, Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in room 831 at the very back of the property. Most of the rooms are in a 2 level block but at the back there are several large units, much quieter away from the traffic. The room was huge and the biggest bathroom that we have seen in a long time. All very tired, bathroom wall needed some... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

This motel really needs a makeover! I don't mind staying at a 3 star property but not one that's so old it's to the point of feeling unclean. I would recommend paying a little more for a more comfortable motel. It is in a good location.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Easy check in and out, extra towels when asked, free wifi, walking distance to a couple of restaurants and bars. We stayed as a large group for two nights, there was plenty of off street parking. The rooms were clean and warm and reasonably priced. We would stay again.

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New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We pre-booked and paid for a unit on the ground floor with full kitchen several weeks before we needed it but on arriving, after a very long drive, we were told we had an upstairs unit. As I have issues climbing stairs currently we were offered one downstairs, but with no kitchen facilities-no refund was offered. The unit was VERY... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Price wise this accommodation might be perfect. for you, but it might be wise to ask for a room inspection. First impressions mean a lot and this whole complex is not being managed and maintained. A general tidy up is not too much to ask. Rooms are surface clean and tidy but there are faults to the condition of at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Our stay was less than pleasant. I advised at time of booking that my husband has mobility issues and was advised we had been allocated a spacious bathroom on that account. First impressions were that of shock. Shock at scruffy exterior which was further evident on most aspects of the interior. I booked for a couple, plus our adult daughter... More 

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Masterton, New Zealand
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I liked the fact that I was contacted with a pin to get my key and directions to the unit as we were arriving after reception closed. When we arrived there was no milk in the fridge and the fridge shelves were cracked. The instructions to get Sky on the Tv were stapled to the wall. There was freeview on... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Do not stay here. After explaining to Petty the receptionist that we were really not satisfied with the cleanliness of the room and were going to stay elsewhere (we did this in what I thought was a polite and respectful way, in no way rude and blaming her), she became rather spiteful and refused to refund us. She did explain... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is the first time we have tried the Ambassador and we would happily stay again. We wanted a studio unit and were given a spa unit. The block of units we were in was right at the back and wonderfully quiet which is a real bonus when you are on Fitzherbert street. Unit had a wet floor shower and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

If have stayed in the lot of places but this one by a long shot earns the tittle of WORST MOTEL EVER. Photo's looked good, Price was good. But really it was bloody horrible. Don't trust the photo's they must be at least 10 years old. It once was probably a nice place but it is no longer. Was booked... More 

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