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“Warm as at home!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Cobb Hotel

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The Cobb Hotel
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“Warm as at home!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

Centrally located in Palmerston North, few minutes from The Square, shopping malls and restaurants, this hotel was quite cheap. The room was warm as at my home, clean and well organised. The staffs were friendly and helpful. The bar on ground floor was a bit noisy but definitely a place to hang out in the night. Will stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Location is excellent, the place is clean and check in procedure was easy.
Top half of bed was sinking and very uncomfortable, TV wasn't tuned into Sky in our room and after asking someone at 10am in the morning they said they would re-tune it by the evening. The evening came and we went down to the bar but they were over-run and didnt have time to come up.
Overall, what you expect for a budget stay and for the price and location was a good choice for what we were after

Room Tip: Worth the extra to pay for rooms away from the bar!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Just needed a place to crash after a friends party so booked one of the cheapest rooms I could find online. Pleasantly surprised! It's not flash but very clean and comfortable. Free parking was handy. Location was very central and above a busy bar. Noise didn't bother me as I was out til after the bar closed.
Reception staff were very friendly but when I first checked in I found my room still being cleaned. I was an hour or so early so wasn't bothered about coming back later but found it odd they gave me the key when it wasn't ready. Otherwise, very accomodating.
Overall I had a very good experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

Old-fashioned town-centred hotel. Tired rooms, but with en suite and tv. Very good for price. Easy for strangers, however, to wander around corridors. No full-length mirror, grrrhhh!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about The Cobb Hotel

Property: The Cobb Hotel
Address: 528 Main Street | Cnr Princess & Main Streets, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand (Formerly Empire Hotel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Palmerston North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cobb Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Empire Hotel has historic associations with Palmerston North - it was the city's first school. In 1890 the school was relocated and the building was converted into a hotel and has been a popular hotel both for local residents and visitors to the city.Our 14 rooms are comfortable and tidy. They have ensuite bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities and SKY TV. Located in the city centre makes for an easy stroll to shopping and inner city attractions. The bar downstairs is one of the most popular bars in town and we also boast having Palmerston North’s only Mexican Restaurant. We’re perfect for golfers or sports teams looking to stay and enjoy the great night life of Palmerston North. With all the above, Off street parking, 18 gaming machines, Manned TAB facilities, a pool table, covered smoking areas, and only a five minute drive to airport, you can't go wrong! ... more   less 
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