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Hotel Coachman

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   140 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand (Formerly Rydges Palmerston North)
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Ranked #7 of 22 hotels in Palmerston North
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed in the garden villa room its slightly seperate from the hotel and is huge, two story top story has two good sized bedrooms ( one queen and one double) a huge lounge with two very big comfortable couches, a dining table for 6 a reasonable sized balcony, well stocked kitchen and seoperate washing machine and drier. It also... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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92 reviews 92 reviews
63 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The bed was super comfy, the location was great (very close to inner city shopping centre), the chocolate biscuits were a nice touch, the bathroom was clean and very nice, free wifi always a bonus. The Coachman has two signs - when you come from the city towards it, the first sign leads you to the motel units and what... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This was my visit for around 20 years to the Coachman and the standard was great. The décor could be described as country English, but it suits the hotel. Certainly my room had a luxurious feel about it, with 9 pillows on the spacious bed and the bathroom was better than most hotels I have stayed at. I would happily... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

we stayed here for two nights and stayed in one of the studio motels and found the price per night very reasonable. the hotel room had everything we needed, kitchen,tv,bathroom. we could use the spa, pool and gym however we didn't get the opportunity due to our schedule to use these. The bed was terrible, it was lobsided and it... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We stayed here again on their weekend Facebook deal, which included breakfast in the restaurant. The motel unit looked like it had just been remodelled - it was very upmarket. Large room with a comfy bed .We had a back unit, so very quiet. The communal spa pool was empty, so had a good long soak before bed. The maître-de... More

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Howick, Auckland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stayed the first night with our son, wanted a larger room in the motel block so had to be at the front of building. Traffic too noisy. Second and third nights just my wife and I so we moved to the hotel. Cost a little more but well worth it. Much better maintained room, very quiet, nice outlook at back... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The hotel is okay for a short stay. The rooms are nice and spacious but getting a little old. The hotel is a few minutes walk from the city square and shopping centre. It has underground parking, a small pool and a "gym". The gym was a big let down with some old cardio equipment and 1 machine. I also... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

So disappointed in our stay this year. Rooms were nice and up to standard. The first negative was on arrival. On arrival we went to the reception to pay in full for our 2 nights accommodation of 2 rooms. The guy on the desk mucked around and was not on the game. Told us our two room numbers then proceeded... More

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Michael H, Manager at Hotel Coachman, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on your recent stay. We are very disappointed to hear that your sleep was disrupted during your stay by some unruly guests. I have checked into the matter with the Night Manager and he has given full details on the events of the evening and he also informed me that he was... More

Ashburton, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My stay was booked by a travel agent and a standard room was requested, which I assumed was at the hotel. Surprise to me for it to be booked in the motel part of the complex, adjacent to the hotel. I was upgraded to a motel room suite. This was a small room decorated in safari theme complete with a... More

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Michael H, Manager at Hotel Coachman, responded to this review

Your feedback is greatly appreciated as it gives us direction on what aspects of the property guests see the opportunity for us to improve. I am currently working on recommendations for the directors and I will make sure to talk through your suggestions. Please contact me at michaelhudson@coachman.co.nz if you have anything else you would like me to go over. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I stayed here for work about 3 weeks ago, and my company (who have an account) were originally quoted rack rate for a standard room. I rang back and managed to get the price down by $60, to what it should have been at the start. When I went to check in, I did not realize that the reception is... More

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Michael H, Manager at Hotel Coachman, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience with Hotel Coachman. We were pleased to hear that you were happy with the quality of your sleep, and thought the meals were excellent. We will will use your suggestions to help our reception team make the reservation / check- in process more streamlined. We hope to see... More

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Address: 140 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand (Formerly Rydges Palmerston North)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Coachman 4.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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#5 Luxury Hotel in Palmerston North
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Nestled in the heart of Palmerston North, New Zealand and just a 3 minute walk from the CBD, Hotel Coachman is Palmerston North's only 4 star plus Qaualmark boutique accommodation provider offering 72 accommodation rooms and suites feature sky digital television, mini bar, queen and king size beds and some studio rooms offer cooking facilities and free wireless internet access. ... more   less 
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