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Broadbeach, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The only reason we stayed here was because other 2 or 3 bedroom properties we normally stay at had already been booked out. Wasn't quite sure what to expect but was relieved when we pulled up to the entrance and the motel was nice, quiet & modern. - Loved the welcome pack of chocolates & biscuits. - Loved the electric... More 

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

We are happy that we exceeded your expectations and that you would gladly recommend our motel to others. We will look into the drainage of the wash basin - thanks for letting us know. We look forward to hosting you when you are next in the area. More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Excellent hosts,very friendly. Beautiful Crisp linen. Only down side Sky channels and WiFi needs upgrading. Had a great 2 nights. We loved the big ginger motel cat who payed us a visit as if long lost friends

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Thank Alexander S
BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback and comments on the SKY and wi-fi. We have looked into both and made improvements. The cat truly does make himself at home with our guests. We look forward to your next visit and catch up. More 

Gosford
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

As a room wasn't ready when we arrived (and we hadn't booked), the owner suggested we sit outside in the shade of the undercover area outside the room we were getting while they did up the room immediately. She even brought over some freshly squeezed orange juice for us while we waited. Talk about service. The room was lovely and... More 

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Thank bevgay
BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

It is our pleasure to be of assistance to you, so preparing a unit for you was no problem for us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again when you are in the area. More 

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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stayed here on ANZAC day and were greeted by one of the friendly hosts on arrival. Tidy and welcoming reception area with choice own choice of milk for room and complimentary local newspaper. Spacious & comfy family unit with a very friendly ginger cat who made himself at home in our unit too :-)

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. We aim to please our guests and make their stay with us a happy experience and are glad that you did. We look forward to your return visit. More 

New Zealand
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70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Stayed at this hotel with a friend while in town for the weekend. The lovely owner checked us in and provided us with directions to our destination. Parking was available directly outside our apartment. The room was very well serviced, beds were a good size as well as the unit. Being situated away from town and off the road, it... More 

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for a positive review. We are glad you had a comfortable and quiet night with us. Look forward to catching up with you on your next stay. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We brought our mini shunauzer but no extra charge for dog. Also the owner called me to propose a bigger room for dog just extra $10. I was impressed. Quite a few motel allows dog so I do recommend the motel for dog lovers but please confirm the owner for the availability of dog if your one is huge breed... More 

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

It was great hosting you and your dog. Your doggy is always welcome to visit us. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Gisborne, New Zealand
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66 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to big five motel was great . The owners daughter was looking after the place - what a lovely hostess - nothing was a problem. Room was nice and quiet and had everything we needed. There was a yummy welcome biscuit an chocolate along with the local paper in our room when we got there . Our... More 

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Thank Jenona
BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were well looked after. We look forward to hosting you again when you are next in town. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visit NZ each year, at least once, and love the place. Had never stayed in Palmerston North before and were on our way in a tight circuit back to Wellington via Tongariro National Park, The 'Naki and its eponymous, elusive Mount Taranaki, Rotorua, Whakatane / White Island and Napier. So we had only organised one night in NP. Our... More 

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BigFiveMotel, Manager at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at our motel and that you are keen to come back to us on your next visit. We look forward to hosting you both. More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Really enjoyed our stay, very warm welcome at reception, great decor and very clean rooms. Lovely touch with the Easter Eggs and good quiet location off the main road and not far from the centre of town.

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

We are happy that your stay was a memorable occasion. We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to your next visit. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The motel itself was ok but our experience is to do with the party next door that latest from 9pm to 12:30pm (once we had growled at them) and then they returned at 3am with more disturbance and then another group returned at 6:00am. I understand that this was other people making all the noise but what really annoyed me... More 

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry that your stay with us was a terrible experience due to the noise disturbances of other guests. We did hear a disturbance at 3 am when they came back from town and spoke to the guests to control the noise. We also asked for the visitors to leave. At the time we were unaware that you had... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Big Five Motel is situated in a quiet location off the main street of Palmerston North yet still within walking distance of most civic amenities. If you are looking for great accommodation at affordable rates with friendly service, our motel is perfect for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Five Motel

Address: 154 Park Road, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand (Formerly Settlers Motel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Price Range: $90 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Big Five Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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