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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Minstrel2013 Karikari Peninsula
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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manchester
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

Whakatane, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had a short stay to visit family, we found our room was perfect, spotless and well appointed, and Diane gave us a great deal. The castle is very handy to town, the owners give super friendly service, and we had the biggest bed I have ever seen! highly recommended!

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North Shore City, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

I had to go to Palmerston North for a university course. As a "student" they were able to offer me a fantastic rate including breakfast. I was picked up from the airport and on the short drive to the motel I had restaurants and shops pointed out to me. Knowing I didn't have a car with me the bus stop... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Work colleague recommended this place to me for a visit to Massey University. People are very friendly and when I explained I had a job interview via Skype, they gave me 500Mb of wifi with no charge. Breakfast arrived promptly and the poached eggs were perfect. The room itself was large with a big comfortable bed. Tea, coffee (instant and... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Diane and Geoffrey were the perfect hosts. Everything was first class. Car parking was a little tight .our hosts gave us a good choice of restaurants within easy walking distance. 50 channels of sky allowed us to watch 6 nations rugby ( you have to be keen to watch from 3am) I would definitely go back

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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*
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Quality accommodation conveniently located within easy walking distance of the city centre, conference venues, Palmerston North's cafe & boutique quarter, the Plaza, Victoria Esplanade, theatres & art galleries. Wireless Broadband Internet, on-site parking, CCTV, charge back facilities from city restaurants, spa baths in most units, all units designated non-smoking. ... more   less 
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