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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Good solid accommodation , no frills but modern. Great having a restaurant on site plus a bar. I had room service which was a good selection. Only thing that bugged me was the old elevator if you were one ones side of the building, very hit and miss whether it wanted to work. Otherwise great for business. Staff were great!

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with and were able to take advantage of our room service menu. I am sorry that you had some trouble with the lift and this was not working each time you wanted...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed for a couple of nights and enjoyed every minute of it. The hotel is over 90 years old and that explains the high ceilings and spacious rooms. The staff were very attentive and courteous. In fact the whole stay was very enjoyable. A special feature of the hotel is the Waygood-Otis lift. I helped a couple who were...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the Heritage features of the original hotel. The lift in our Heritage wing is the original lift that was installed in 1927 and to our knowledge it is...

Gosford, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for a night, and found the room to be spacious and well appointed. The staff were friendly and the old style lift was great fun. The hotel is well placed in the centre of Palmerston North, within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants, but the room was quiet and we had a good...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us in Palmerston North. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with and found the rooms to be comfortable and spacious. The lift in the Heritage wing of the hotel is the original lift that was installed in 1927 and from our knowledge is...

Rongotea, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I dropped in for a Friday night meal. We were told that only bar meals were available which was a disappointment but we elected to stay as it was nice and quiet. The meal -fish & chips, rather small ie one piece of nicely cooked fish some chips and side salad. During our meal we never once...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Corinna, Thank you for taking the time to review your meal with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel in our Cuban Bar. We are disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations and that our restaurant was closed on the evening you stopped in. We appreciate all guest feedback and your comments have been passed along...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms tidy, clean and functional, staff friendly. Would stay again. Shower and iron both good. Would recommend. Bed and pillows comfortable, TV could be bigger. Restaurant and bar is on site. Food and drinks reasonable price

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room to be comfortable and clean. We appreciate all guest feedback and are happy to hear that you found our menus to be of a reasonable...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed November 3, 2016

the car park is small, the room close to the main street is a bit of dated. there is an old fashion elvator, very classic. worth to try. bedding stuff is OK. breakfast is averagem, have some smoke leeked from the kintchen. but good service.

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning Frank, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We appreciate all guest feedback and are happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. I recommend trying our newer Tower wing the next time you visit Palmerston North as this was built in 2005 and is much newer....

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed October 29, 2016

I stayed here on business and from the moment I walked in it just had a good feel to it - this was helped along by a nice room upgrade from the GM at check in. The room was a decent size and had a good work station with powerpoints etc all in the right place. The TV did seem...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback from your stay with us in Palmerston North. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are now your choice for accommodation in Palmerston North. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and our selection of beverages....

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

The room was in the old block and had noisy floor, and the furniture apart from the bed was old too. However, on plus side, the staff members at the reception are great, especially Thu and Jan. Very helpful.

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We are glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. I recommend staying in theTower wing of the hotel the next time you visit as this wing was built...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Neat old building with the original ancient lift still in working order. Room was compact with a comfortable bed and good quality linens. Shower over the bath not fantastic for taller folks (read 5'7") and would have been nice to have one extra towel for hairdrying-the hairdryer was the wimpiest thing I've ever tried to use...lol. Tidy and clean and...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Rosemary, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We appreciate all guest feedback and we are happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for advising for us of the difficulty you experienced with the shower head. We are in the process...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Clean and tidy we had a room on the tower (modern) side. Great black out curtains. Hotel is hard to see from the street as the sign is small and we arrived at night. Onsite secure parking is available but be quick as it fills up quickly. Walking distance to town. Lovely restaurant. Buffet breakfast amazing with so many choices....

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback about your stay. We appreciate all guest feedback and it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us including the complimentary chocolate milk. We have recently changed this over to a complimentary chocolate bar to enjoy with a hot drink before bed. We are happy...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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 Guest rooms with free unlimited Wifi, air-conditioning, iron & ironing board, fridge, tea / coffee making facilities. Free on-site parking. Accessible rooms and spa suite ideal for honeymooners. On-site restaurant and bars. Large functions & conference venue for up to 500 delegates & weddings for up to 300 people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre

Address: 175 Cuba Street | PO Box 5383, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand (Formerly Travelodge Palmerston North)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Price Range: $66 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 85
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Also Known As:
Travelodge Palmerston North Hotel Palmerston North
Novotel Palmerston North
Palmerston North Novotel
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Palmerston North
#4 Business Hotel in Palmerston North
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“Older part of the building is pretty cool-did not see modern part”
 of 5 bubbles RosemaryN579, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in older part of the building are possibly quieter than the newer tower.”
 of 5 bubbles NazareSurfPixie, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the new block and one with an opening window -if that's what you like.”
 of 5 bubbles Karenbrisconz, Mar 23, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms were quiet”
 of 5 bubbles SiTheRuss, Mar 3, 2016 | Read review
“5 minute walk to town centre.”
 of 5 bubbles samw943, Feb 29, 2016 | Read review
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