I stayed at Harringtons on Monday 16 July 2012 after searching Palmerston North for a one night business stay. Money is not an issue but value for money is. I couldn't justify paying $185 for a night at other places in PN compared to hotels in say Auckland like Sky City Hotel for less. So after reviewing Trip advisor I chose Harringtons at $125 for a room, Continetal breakfast and use of ther Freyberg Lido gym.
This was excellent vlaue for money and I would return.
I checked in with Kieth and when he offered me calci trim or blue top milk, I commented that I we use light blue at home. Five minutes later he arrives with a jug of light blue. Wow.
The owners Keith and Bronwyn engaged in conversation and were perfect hosts. I've stayed at a lot of hotels and motels in NZ and overseas and often the reception is there to take your money and once that's done that's it. Not with Harringtons. There service was very exceptional and helpful.
As for the road noise. A few trucks but that's life. It didn't bother me.
The room. Not 5 star as a few years old but everything worked, was clean and tidy and the bed was very comfortable.
Flat screen tv was good and they had 3 sky sports and the racing channel. A big plus for me as many htoels do not have the racing channel.
And the Continetal breakfast. a very good selection and tasty. The mellow puff was a nIce touch but didn't last 'til breakfast.
I comment Keith and Bronwyn on being what I consider exceptional hosts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located less that 2km to Massey University, Caccia Birch House, Chalet on the Lake, Wharerata conference facilites, Wedding Venues Palmerston North and CBD The Square. Opposite Esplande gardens and walkways. All suites are Non Smoking and all Ground Floor. We offer the highest level of friendly personal service, and an atmosphere that allows for your complete privacy for the Corporate or Independent traveller. ... more less
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