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Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre

4.0 of 5 175 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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My work brought me to Palmerston North for a formal Evening Function and we were catered for admirably at the Distinction. Facility was excellent as was the food - service and presentation and on time too. Well done!!

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Rean V, Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Hi Shayne S, Very please to hear you enjoyed your Evening Function. I have passed your kind words onto our team. Best Regards More 

Feilding, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal at our work function here last week and booked a room to make a weekend of it. Food and service was great! Room clean and a very comfortable bed. Bathroom quite quirky and retro, I enjoyed it. We had a late cup of tea before bed, nice selection, only I wish there was some complimentary... More 

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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear carol T Thank you for your kind words in regards to your recent stay. Glad you enjoyed our room and restaurant. Hope to see you back in the near future Kind regards Rean Vorster More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your looking for a good place to stay, you can go past Distinction... Great value, good sized rooms, excellent food options in the hotel and the surrounds. Friendly staff,adequate offsite parking in case you miss out on the hotel secure parking option. The only point to improve would be to place non stick mats in the bathroom as the... More 

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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear NihalFermandez Thank you for taking the time to give us you positive feedback from your recent stay. Its nice to hear guest enjoy our rooms and location. And we will investigate your feedback in regards to mat due to slippery floors Hope to see you back in the near future Kind regards Rean Vorster More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was happy with our stay, we were in the heritage part of the hotel and they accommodated our needs by allowing us to stay in a large room. They gave us a toaster to borrow along with some plates etc for our own breakfast which was gratefully accepted. Wifi was good. We thought the price and the room was worthwhile.... More 

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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear AJ C Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback on your recent stay. I am pleased that you enjoyed the room. In regards to the charger we have investigated and we have placed new procedures in place to make sure this dos not happen in the future Hope to see you back in the near... More 

wellington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I had concerns (as had read reviews and seen photo's online), Although I was not given the room I specifically requested (and paid for), Upon arrival in too the room I was very pleased with the quality, (enough that I didn't demand a change of room). No complaints. Even ordered room service (again very pleased).

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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Ahwin Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. I would like to start to apologise for wrong room type and we hope we can make it up to you on your next visit. I have shared your positive feedback with our team in regards to room service and its always good to get positive... More 

bolton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I stayed for 4 nights and arrived late on night number 1, there was no room left in the car park as it only has space for a few cars ( far less than hotel rooms ) I got told I could use staff car park but it wasn't well lit and was a little nervous walking back to door... More 

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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear fusion79 Thank you for taking the time in giving us feedback on your recent stay. Due to our central location we have limited space and currently we are looking at alternative options to increase parking. WE are please to hear that you enjoyed our rooms and general service. We hope to see you back in the near future Kind... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Very nice hotel. Nice clean room, comfortable bed, quite small room but ok for us. Room service great! Reasonable prices and lovely food. Within walking distance of the CBD, restaurants and shops, also race track. Would definately stay here again.

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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your wonderful feedback on our location and we look forward to see you back in the near future Kind regards Rean Vorster More 

Prerov, Czech Republic
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Stayed overnight at this hotel for a conference/presentation in early October. Located not far from the main street, the hotel and conference facilities were first rate. The room was clean, comfortable and a good value for a quick stop through town.

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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Sroop Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback . Its always nice to get some good feedback especially in regards to our conference venue Hope to see you back in the near future More 

Tauranga
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Stayed just the one night. Good beds, friendly staff, clean. Couldn't ask for more. Surprising good restaurant in the premises. The hotel is right in the centre of Palmerston North. Walking distances to most of the town. Recommend to all.

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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear DavidH Thank you for your great feedback on your recent stay. Always good to hear what our guest enjoy about the hotel Hope to see you back in the near future Kind regards Rean vorster More 

Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Second time staying at the Distinction in Palmerston North (formerly the Travelodge). I love the location on Cuba St, close to town. Parking is catered for foc - either in the secured park which you get to down a side street; or unsecured close by round the corner. Loved the free wifi. Foyer leaves a good impression, clean and polished.... More 

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Rean V, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Lots2Cee Thank you for your kind words on your recent stay with us. Its always good to get feedback like yours to motivate our team. We have investigated the smell and since your stay we have rectified this small problem. We hope to see you back in the near future Kind regards Rean Vorster More 

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Additional Information about Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre

Address: 175 Cuba Street | PO Box 5383, Palmerston North 4441, New Zealand (Formerly Travelodge Palmerston North)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 85
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Also Known As:
Travelodge Palmerston North Hotel Palmerston North
Novotel Palmerston North
Palmerston North Novotel

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