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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
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 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
3 helpful votes 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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13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

If you're a student on a course at the University, this motel is one of your cheapest options. The theme of the motel is "Japanese". The motel is showing its age, but the owners are clearly working hard to improve it. The location is good. It's very close to the Uni and to town and supermarkets. My "studio" room had... More 

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I stayed at this motel for a week while on a course at the University. It was perfect for what I needed as it was extremely close to the Uni and also close to town and the supermarkets etc It had a fantastic heater which warmed up the room super fast and also had an electric blanket on the bed... More 

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