I had the pleasure of staying at this establishment for three consecutive weeks in July just prior to heading overseas for a vacation. I chose the motel because 1) it gets good reviews here and 2) I was working out towards Massey University (one of the weeks I was at the university) and this motel is very convenient by car.
I have stayed in three different rooms; each room was spacious with a small kitchen in one corner adjacent to the bathroom. I found the bed to be confortable (but I can sleep anywhere) and the surroundings to be peaceful. There was a workstation for my laptop and a flat-screen TV (TIP: there are buttons on the TV the cleaners have been known to push inadvertently causing the TV not work--just ask Brony or Keith and they will show you how to fix it). As I recall there were a couple of easy chairs and a small coffee table in the room also.
Brony and Keith do their best to look after you really well and you get the impression they would do everything they can to make your stay more comfortable. One morning, after a severe frost I found Brony pouring (cold) water on my car windscreen to help remove the ice for me--most appreciated!
If you like walking there are really good tracks beside the river just a couple of hundred metres from the front door. I enjoyed walking the tracks making a round trip into town for dinner in the evenings when the light and weather allowed.
All-in-all I enjoyed my stays and will be back next time I am in Palmerston North.
- 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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