Maybe we got a dud room. Booked a two bedroom studio. Were placed in a one-bedroom studio with a double bed (no couch) in the lounge. Tiny, cramped place. Freezing cold. The bathroom was so small that it was difficult to actually get out of the way of the door to shut it, nearly fell in the toilet doing so! When we approached the receptionist about the fact that we'd booked a 2 bedroom place and got 1 bedroom she acted like we were being quite silly about it. We were travelling with young children and were extremely cramped in the tiny place. Paint was visibly chipping off all the walls, a very crappy renovation job 5-10 years ago looks like it cost about $300 at the time and adds to the feeling that you're staying in the dive. My daughter said it was 'huckery' and I think that's a good way to describe it. We were booked for 3 nights but about half an hour after arriving rang around Palmerston North. Ended up at Kauri Court Lodge the next morning in their serviced apartments and I can not recommend those highly enough. Skip Kiwi Studios and head straight to Kauri Court. To add insult to injury, we were still charged the full price the next morning when we left Kiwi Studios, in spite of being given a 1 bedroom studio instead of 2.
Not recommended at all.More