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Harringtons Motor Lodge
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Palmerston North
Reviewed September 23, 2013

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.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Hi Chris, many thanks for taking the time to post your review. Your support and kind thoughts are really appreciated. At the end of the day - All we do is try to make each guest's visit an enjoyable experience. Pleased to hear that the overseas trip went well. Cheers.

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

I travel to Palmerston North regularly for work and always look forward to staying with Bronny and Keith at Harringtons. Large, beautlfully presented rooms with great work stations in each for lap tops and papers. Bronny and Keith are always happy to help in anyway, with faxes, directions and restaurant selections. The motel is well situated near the town centre with easy access for out of town travel both north and south. I can only give this motel an A plus for the corporate traveller.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

Andrea many thanks for your A plus review. Sometimes 'life' works for you and you find just what is needed - Pleased that we can make your stay away from home an enjoyable one.

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed here last weekend with friends, we had booked separately so when Brony & Keith realised that we were travelling together they went out of their way to make sure we had rooms side by side. The heaters were on so our rooms were nice and cosy. Breakfast was awesome, rooms were really clean and modern. Found Brony & Keith exceptionally friendly and fun people. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

Marie, really appreciate you taking the time to post your feedback. Only too pleased to make your stay with your friends more convenient and enjoyable for you all. Your vehicles looked fantastic! Trust the day went well for you all.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Having stayed three nights did I find it value for money ???
Having landed three hours late and facing the worst storm Wellington had seen for many years
and driving up to palmerston north in the early hours of the morning.
On arriving found the heater and electric blanket on and the evening paper was great.
Rooms were clean and comfortable but the upholstery lounge and chairs could do with a clean.
Towels seemed a little thin and on the small side,did try the spa bath but did not seem to be working.
Could do with more plates and utensils in the kitchen.
Seemed some what overpriced compared to other accommodation in New Zealand

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank kevinandmorika
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WehaveAhome4you, Manager at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Sadly your family's 3am arrival did not allow for us to show you to your apartment and explain how things operated. It is a shame you didn't come and ask if you had a challenge with the spa. We have a full set of crockery and cutlery (six of everything) in the apartment catered for four persons and we have received earlier reviews on trip advisor appreciating this.
We have recently had the linen supply rep view our towels (he was trying to sell us some new ones on Special) but agreed that ours are in excellent condition. They are of standard size sold to many accommodation providers. Often we get comments about the quality of our towels and how good they actually 'dry' you. Sorry they were not to your personal liking.
We feel it is unfair to compare pricing of accommodation to different regions around New Zealand as we all have different overheads. One example is Local Council Rates. These are a huge contributor to overhead costs and vary considerably region to region.
We are pleased that you appreciated that the apartment and beds were warm and made for a pleasant arrival after your harrowing journey. Safe travels...

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The service was great, the breakfast was HUGE!!!! We stayed there while our son attended a camp at Massey university which was a fab location.

The couple running the hotel (Bronny and Keith) were great, friendly and helpful, which made our stay worth while.

We stayed in a room that accommodated all 5 of us.

Room Tip: Make sure you order the breakfast..
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Pleased to hear you enjoyed the breakfasts - Keith does an excellent job and enjoys putting his 'chef's' hat on in the mornings. Safe travels out there...

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Stayed here for a week while my daughter was playing hockey, so very handy to the turf. Had a one bedroom unit - lovely and clean and no complaints at all. The hosts, Keith and Bronwyn were great and nothing was a problem for them. So thank you both for a lovely stay and for really going out of your way - we look forward to staying with you again when next in Palmerston North!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Pleased the One Bedroom 'home' worked well for you for the week. Was a pleasure having you stay with us. Trust you are on top of the 'paper war' catch up now...

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

I stayed here two nights. The motel is on the University end of Fitzherbert Avenue, rather than the town end, which suited me. The room was spotless and modern. The cooked breakfast I had was generous and delicious. The couple running the motel made a huge, positive difference to my stay with their careful and kind service - simple things like greeting me by name when they brought me breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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WehaveAhome4you, Owner at Harringtons Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. Feedback is always appreciated as this helps others to make informed decisions. Pleased you enjoyed the Brekkie. Keith does a great job with his 'Chef" hat on.

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Address: 301 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Palmerston North
Price Range: $88 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harringtons Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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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