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Wellington
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here twice for business twice in one week. First stay was good however second stay was average. Greeted with alot of used coffee cups and full ashtray in carpark, carpets up stairs needed a good vacuum. We got put into a studio room in the original hotel which was very small...requested move due to a banging noise which staff... More 

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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2nd time I have stayed at Distinction - and will be the last. Arrived on a typically wet and windy Palmy night - tired and hungry. Check in was without incident. Ordered 2 starters from the room service menu - Chicken Caesar and Seared Scallops, both arrived about 15 mins later. Caesar was average, not many places do Caeser really... More 

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

Good Afternoon Scott, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback from your stay. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us and your room service meal did not meet your expectations. We are uncertain as to where the banging on the building is coming from and our maintenance person... More 

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40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great little hotel in the middle of town. The rooms are clean and tidy. The staff are warm, friendly and helpful. I was here for a conference and the venue was outstanding. The buffet food was delicious. Impressed

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Thank P468VTianw
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 at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel and conference centre meet your requirements. We have recently welcomed some new staff into our Restaurant team and it is great to hear that the buffet... More 

Ohakune
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Our stay at the Distinction Hotel was okay. The reception was very welcoming apart from sending us to the wrong floor. The room very nice on arrival. I found the lighting to be inadequate as it wasn't bright enough. Also when looking at the view the window was dirty. Restaurant okay wasn't too impressed with the breakfast menu. I like... More 

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

Good Afternoon Raewyn, Thank you for taking the time to write some feedback from your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We are happy to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and welcoming and I am sorry to hear that there was some confusion with the location of your room upon arrival. Thank you for... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I stayed at the Distinction, Palmerston North, for just one night on a business trip. The location is good, with easy access by road and secure parking included in the price. Check in was quick and efficient. Unfortunately, even though it was early evening, my room had not been made up – an oversight by house keeping it would seem.... More 

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Thank raptorman44
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. I am very sorry that your room was not made up upon your arrival and am glad that we were able to rectify this as soon as possible. It is great to hear that you found our in house bar to... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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128 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

A good place to stay in Palmy. Only metres from good restaurants and the centre of town. The rooms are clean and comfortable. There is a good looking bar and restaurant (which were not busy on a wet Wednesday in July). My room was VERY cosy because the heating had been left on full. But once I worked out how... More 

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

Good Afternoon David, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the great location of the hotel within walking distance to the city centre. We appreciate all guest feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Palmerston North again soon. Kind regards,... More 

Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Friendly welcome. Given an upgrade to a Tower Standard Twin. Free secure parking, although limited capacity. Usual equipment in room, but at a slightly higher standard than most comparable properties. Quiet room (533). Excellent beds (for me) - firm but not hard. Good heating unit. 3 vouchers for 3GB internet usage (9 Mbps down / 10 up). Close to town... More 

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

Good Afternoon Mark, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room to be comfortable and of a high standard. We are lucky enough to have a great location that is within walking distance to the... More 

Bern
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We were very happy with this hotel. We had a twin room with 2 queen beds, spacious room, clean and comfortable. Parking was excellent in a secure adjacent covered yard. The staff were very helpful and well trained. We ate at the restaurant several times and we're reasonably pleased with the food although healthy options were lacking. We had to... More 

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

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the rooms to be clean and comfortable. We are currently are in the process of updating our menu and hope to have this available... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

You cannot ask much for $100, but a functioning heating unit during winter should be a given. What we got was a heat pump that blasted cold air only and turned itself off frequently. When turning itself off, it sounded like there was a rat inside thumping around. The lady at reception was wonderful and provided an oil heater to... More 

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Thank natalie5972
DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning Natalie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We appreciate all guest feedback and we are disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations for your stay. We are glad that we were able to provide an interim solution to the heating issue... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

On my last post I mentioned two concerns I had, one being the night bell broken and no marmalade, and its great to see that this has been rectified, which is a plus. I thought it was a great idea to have all the juices and milk in little milk bottles and the honey cone set up looked really great.... More 

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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 most recent stay with us. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed your stays with us each time and we have been able to rectify the issues brought to our attention the last time you stayed. I have spoken with our Food and Beverage team who advised... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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: $77 - $130 (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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