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Ambassador Motel

167 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

First thing we did when we got in was put the jug on and make a cuppa. The first cup I picked up hadnt been washed from the last person that used it. The room was not clean like I expect in any motel. All very superficial bench wiped etc. Glad we only booked one night.

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4 Thank Daphne K
Tasman, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is a motel to stay away from. we spent 1 night here. the rooms are dirty, have broken fixtures and fittings. The lock on the top of the sliding door was hanging by a thread, the carpets filthy, the bed not great, hard uncomfortable and grubby blanket on top. Pillows lumpy old and smelly. Bathroom full of mould, broken... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Stayed in a couple of rooms at the motel with a sports group. The unit we had a separate bedroom with twin beds and a double bed in the lounge. The decor was old and shabby, likewise the outdated kitchen and bathroom. On one night, the electric blanket blew up. Lucky there was no injury or fire. The general condition... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Shabby and in need of maintenance in and out. Bathroom mouldy, place dusty, lack of kitchen utensils (1 small pot, no bowls), wallpaper flapping, beds comfy enough, shower good pressure. Pool area used to confine owners (or a guests) dog during day not ideal.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Probably paid to much for a room with mould in the bathroom,sliding door not working properly,kitchen cupboards hard to open.The outside needs quite a bit of work just like the inside.It did have a comfortable bed though.

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4 Thank alan h
Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Avoid this motel, very dirty and smelly. A lot of noise from the street and other people staying there. The price may be on the cheap side but you would be better off sleeping in your car. Would never stay there again.

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1 Thank thatjohnguy
Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

I stayed overnight at this motel last Monday. On arrival I was struck by the poor exterior condition of the building. I had a ground floor room. On entry there was a strong chemical smell presumably some type of cleaner. I wondered if I would be able to sleep with the odour. The furnishings are old, outdated and shabby. There... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Budget accommodation, value for money, however the cleaners have a lot to answer for. The room stunk of smoke and hadn't been aired out. Also we booked and paid for a family room but were given a studio room with an extra bed brought in. This made the room very cramped. We were also not given extra towels to cater... More 

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Thank Dodgers_6_Pack
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Great value. Everything you need in a motel can be found at the Ambassador, including more outdoor space than you can mow; a location just minutes from the square's duckpond; complimentary milk and load bearing raro; plus an innkeeper who can solve your Sky TV issues in 3 seconds.

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Reefton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The place looked run down and in need of some TLC. We stayed in family unit, my husband and I and my 3 children.i would not stay there again as it was very unclean, there was rubbish and food scraps under the bed.I guess if there any positives it was free wifi and sky tv.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Ambassador Motel

Address: 167 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Price Range: $63 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ambassador Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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