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Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre

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175 Cuba Street | PO Box 5383, Palmerston North 4441, New Zealand (Formerly Travelodge Palmerston North)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night at a great rate without checking too closely and this was a pleasant surprise. Particularly loved the lovely old lift and historic feel of the 1920s areas and the explanations of the history. Bed was very comfortable and the evening meal was also great value and well cooked. We went for the pub fare in the cosy... More 

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We value all guest feedback and are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are proud to offer a hotel that is a mix of old and new with our Heritage wing being the original hotel that... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a single night and were impressed with the value for money especially as we received an upgrade which was a pleasant surprise on checking in. Spacious modern room close to centre of town. I'm back in Palmerston North later in the year and this will be my first choice for accommodation.

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We are very glad that you chose to stay with us and enjoyed your stay. We offer dynamic rates that are always changing to provide the best value for money. I recommend joining our D Club on the our website which... More 

Pukekohe, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed in the Distiction several times in the last 6 months and found the rooms to be well equipped and spacious, perfect for working in, with high speed free internet access. Excellent food quaity with quicker than average room service. Well positioned for access to the town centre but this is not generally a hive of activity during the... More 

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We are glad that you enjoy your stay each time and the rooms that we provide meet your needs. As a regular guest to Distinction Hotel I recommend joining the D Club on our website which will give you an addtional 10% off... More 

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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for one night. Booked their $99 special - excellent value. Asked for quiet, comfortable, non smoking room and they delivered - room 105. Friendly happy staff. Helpful, efficient. Good central location and free WiFi. Slept well (though aircon was a little noisy). Happy to stay there again.

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback from your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of our $99 special. We look forward to having you stay with us again and I recommend joining... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stayed in the old part of the hotel and access was via an old lift that had gates to enter it. Reminded of an old warehouse lift. The room was nice though yet no view just over looking the roof top. Bathroom was nice. The worst thing was the air conditioner as it made a loud noise and noticed... More 

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning Russell, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Distinction Hotel Palmerston North. I am very disappointed that you found the staff to be unwelcoming and unhelpful and will be following this up with our front desk team. I am glad you were able to enjoy the experience of our lift to access... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Location is great, short walk to the "Square" which is the town centre. The hotel itself was built as a Novotel about 8 or 9 years ago so you have a good idea of the standard of rooms and the age. Although its almost 10 years old they have kept the rooms in good condition and generally clean. Its got... More 

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning Adam, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with. We are very happy to hear that the hotel and staff meet your expectations and we look forward to having you stay with us again. Kind regards, Cherie Crowther Front Office Manager More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The hotel was clean and the staff friendly. The old lift is a really cool and quirky way to get to your floor! My room was with one other in this weird offshoot corridor which I found unsettling. It felt quite isolated and, whilst I do like peace and quiet, I didn't like it. I can't comment on the food... More 

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for choosing to stay at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel and taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad to hear that you found the staff friendly and enjoyed the original hotel lift. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future perhaps in our of our newer hotel... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Have stayed here a few times now, in both the standard and heritage rooms. Every time I have stayed the service has been great and the rooms well equipped for the price. Another highlight is the Cuban bar and Nosh restaurants, both in house. Amazing food, served quickly and with a smile. Would definitely recommend.

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Richard, Thank you so much for your taking the time to review your stay with us. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us each time and been able to experience the different types of rooms we have to offer. I have passed your comments along to our staff who all work very... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Quiet and clean. Modern touches. Appalling free coffee sachets - provide good ones - you are called Distinction. Only one extra pillow in the room - for two? However, good value for $$. Central location with great cafe with good coffee across the road.

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Lynne, Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback from your stay with us. We appreciate all guest feedback and I have passed your comments along to the appropriate managers. I am sorry we did not have an additional pillow for you in the room and we do have extras available at reception which our staff... More 

Pretoria
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On a three day trip down from Auckland to Wellington this was by far the best accommodation. The price was excellent but the service and cleanliness even better. Rooms were great, big and very comfortable. Staff were very friendly and super efficient! Will recommend this for anyone visiting Palmy!

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your great feedback. Our housekeeping team works very diligently and they appreciate getting feedback from our guests so I will make sure to pass this on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Distinction Palmerston North. Kind regards, Cherie Crowther Front Office Manager More 

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