Check-in was fast and efficient. I arrived on Monday evening and was expected, everything was ready. First impressions of the room was that is was quite satisfactory. However when I went to have a shower I found no shampoo had been provided. That was rectified on my third day there.
Restaurante service was quite slow, but staff were friendly and there could be no complaints about the food.
The lighting in the room was adequate for watching TV, or for a romantic couple, but was too dim for studying business papers. (This seems to be a common practice among many modern hotels.) To get sufficient light to read meant lying on the bed so the bedside lamps could be used. OK for reading a book before going to sleep, but not for serious work.
By the Wednesday night temperatures were getting quite warm and that is I found the airconditioning didn't work.
Overall, I would only give this stay an average rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern, well appointed 4 star hotel in the hub of the CBD a few minutes walk from cafes, shops, theatres, the museum and convention centre. 85 Well appointed guest rooms with free unlimited Wifi, air-conditioning, iron & ironing board, fridge, tea / coffee making facilities. Free on-site parking. On-site restaurant and bars. Large functions & conference venue for up to 500 delegates & weddings for up to 300 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Travelodge Palmerston North Hotel Palmerston North
- Novotel Palmerston North
- Palmerston North Novotel