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Fitzherbert Castle Motel

3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   124 FItzherbert Ave, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved my stay at this motel. I was in town for work over a 5 day period and booked in for the week. The motel managers are just the nicest people and so helpful. The service, parking and room was excellent. My room was large (larger than expected). And really appreciated having windows that opened and looked out over... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The receptionist was very friendly and helpful. We got upgraded to a king unit. Very clean and tidy. Full array of television channels. Plunger coffee supplied. Loved the milk in a reusable bottle. We will be staying there again.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stayed in a studio unit, receptionist was friendly and obliging, This room was very clean and tidy, loved how you couple purchase in room snacks, my only gripe would be only getting two towels, when you have long hair it would be good to have a spare towel or two in the room so that your travel companion doesnt have... More 

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

i spend a lot of time on the road and have stayed in hundreds if not thousands of hotels in NZ, Australia and the USA but it is a long time since I have stayed in a motel that, while a little dated, exudes ambience, comfort and caters for all of the little whims a travel appreciates. Absolute cleanliness, all... More 

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Karikari Peninsula
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

As seasoned travellers who spend 150 nights a year in motels we're always after value, great sleep, ultra cleanliness, location and service. This motel ticks all the boxes with the added advantage of owners who really care about their business and go out of their way to be helpful. Room 9 where we stayed is very roomy, large spa bath,... More 

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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed two nights at the Fitzherbert Castle and were very impressed. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The room was absolutely spotless and everything was in excellent condition and very comfortable. There was minimal traffic noise however the fridge in the room did occasionally become quite loud. If you are a light sleeper you could unplug it!

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Sydney, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed here just one night on our way to Wellington. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, and the hotel is located on the street that leads out of Palmerston North to Wellington, just minutes from downtown. Down the road is a nice Irish pub with delicious hearty meals at amazingly low prices, and it has some great local ciders... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Stay regularly here during my travels around New Zealand. One of the best value for money motels around, Clean and tidy, the hosts are friendly and hospitable. Free Wifi is a bonus and the location to the heart of Palmy is great in terms of restaurants etc. Also they do a hearty cooked breakfast which sets you up for the... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We booked Fitzherbert Castle because we have happily stayed there before. The location is handy, the family room is comfortable and spacious. In that respect we were not disappointed at all. Unfortunately we were robbed, while we slept. I awoke to find the door ajar. The motel lady had said they had been meaning to get the door fixed and... More 

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MotelOwners, Owner at Fitzherbert Castle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are bemused as to why you say the door was faulty, as there have been no problems with the door previously (and during your stay you had not reported any). We have checked the door and lock and they work correctly. It is upsetting to us all that on your last night of stay,... More 

Howick, Auckland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Reception excellent - provided newspaper, milk .... . Parking at door. Room well presented, comfortable, quiet. Only negative a lot of light spilling into room at night. Very central with good restaurants metres away, excellent shopping mall, and three minutes walk to centre of town. Would stay again.

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MotelOwners, Owner at Fitzherbert Castle Motel, responded to this review

Hello David - thank you for your review. Will look into the light coming into the room - I'm thinking the small window above the door? Maybe the coach light outside the door was not dimmed that night. We will investigate getting a blind fitted. We look forward to your next visit. Regards Diane More 

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Address: 124 FItzherbert Ave, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fitzherbert Castle Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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