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Drovers Motor Inn
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Palmerston North
Reviewed October 3, 2012

I stayed here for a week in September on a Grabone deal ($75 per night). The staff are very friendly. Their WiFi wasn't working except for the first day but there is access to the free city wifi. Clean and spacious. Spare blankets and pillow. The rubbish bin was only emptied on the first two days, so by the end of the week it was overflowing. The coffee/hot chocolate etc was only replenished on the first two days as well. The little bottle of shampoo ran out after 3 days so it was lucky I had brought my own. Great shower.
The first four nights were quiet. I was the only person staying here for most of the week however, on the last night there was another guest and they were put in the room above mine. They were stomping around and dragging furniture over the wooden floor until the early hours of the morning. This wasn't a great end to my week away.

Room Tip: Don't stay in a ground floor room if there are people staying in the room above.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank mary j
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SiedaAndIsrael H, Owner at Drovers Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2012

With Regard to your review, We have checked our bookings and have no record in the name of Mary J in September for a single person, 4 night stay.

Can only conclude you may have mistaken us for another Property. As you can see our reviews have all been excellent.

We have offered GrabOne Deals in the past.But because they are such exceptional value and also include a free breakfast each day we ourselves would be less inclined to continue to top up commentaries that would normally be included in a fully priced unit. Perhaps the motel you stayed with may have done the same.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

My husband and I stopped over for one night en route to Wellington. We had a grabone voucher so it was $75 with continental breakfast. Friendly staff. Room was ready upon check-in.

We found the room to be wonderful - especially for this price! They have been updated inside and are quite spacious. We had a unit on the ground level but didn't find any surrounding units to be noisy. The bed is comfortable and there are extra pillows and blankets in the room.

There is a little kitchenette with small fridge, toaster, jug, hotplate and accompanying crockery. Would be excellent for a multi-night stop. The bathroom was clean and fresh feeling.

The room was warm and the owners spent a lot of time to put together a book of helpful info for the area and the lodging. It's only a couple km's walk into the square. We didn't find traffic noise to be an issue even though it's situated on Main st.

They delivered breakfast to the room - we requested to have it brought in the night before so it was ready for us when we woke up. There is a great selection of hot drinks and they provide real milk as well - not uht stuff. There is a coffee plunger with a lovely packet of coffee to use in it. All these small things really make a difference. The towels were in great condition and the toiletries provided were nice. The hairdryer is a real full-size one, not just one of the hotel kinds stuck to the wall.

Overall, really happy with the stay! Would stop in again if we were in the area. Thanks!

Room Tip: Our room was in the back corner and it suited us well.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank teamBCtravellers
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SiedaAndIsrael H, Owner at Drovers Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2012

Thank you for the Lovely Review. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Stayed here for a night & wanted budget pricing. The rooms are great for the money and the owners very pleasant and helpful.

WiFi is free for first 50Gb and then reasonable priced after that. Big TV & good heating, all in all, great value for the price.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank diver201
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SiedaAndIsrael H, Owner at Drovers Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2012

Thank you for the Lovely Review. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Great place to stay, close to some shops etc
I liked it very much, great shower, big screen TV
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  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank Feddyman
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SiedaAndIsrael H, Owner at Drovers Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2012

Thank you for the Lovely Review. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

With the Grabone voucher this was the best deal I have ever had in a motel.
Lovely spacious studio unit, eco friendly values with Manuka soaps and shampoo, lovely shower, TV and breakfast. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Heather O
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SiedaAndIsrael H, Manager at Drovers Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2012

Thank you for the Lovely Review. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Awesome place to stay. Studio room was very clean and roomy.The refurbishment makes the room nice and modern.The big tv is great. Quiet location as well. Totally loved the shower.. best Ive come across in a motel room!!.
Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stacey G
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SiedaAndIsrael H, Owner at Drovers Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2012

Thank you for the Lovely Review. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Our company had some very bad experiences with the prior operators of this motel, I was informed that it had changed ownership so decided to check it out. I was blown away with the changes, the refurbished units are great as is the welcome you receive upon arrival, I can highly recommend this motel now and can confirm our company will be staying there again whenever in Palmerston North.

John Masters

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Thank John M
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SiedaAndIsrael H, Owner at Drovers Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2012

Thank you for the Lovely Review. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Additional Information about Drovers Motor Inn

Address: 746 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Palmerston North
Price Range: $87 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Drovers Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the suburb of Terrace End, the Drovers Motor Inn offers a variety of well-presented apartments and suites to suit your individual needs and budget. Choose from our spacious family apartments to relaxing spa suites. Each offers comfortable seating, a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable place to rest your head. Situated just 1.6 km from the central city you can enjoy a leisurely stroll into town, the Hospital or even the Airport. ... more   less 
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