This would be a nice hotel if the air-conditioning worked. When we checked in, the room temperature was 30 degrees (C) and I set the air-conditioning to 20o. After dinner, it was still 30, so I called the front desk. The two employees there tried to fix it, but eventually gave up, and at 10pm, moved us next door. These things happen, but I was told that it happens all the time; this is one of the problems when you build a hotel with totally sealed windows. But I must comment that the staff were extremely helpful, and this reflects very well on themselves and the hotel management.
The hotel consists of the building of the old Carlton Hotel, plus a large new wing of bedrooms - rather more upmarket than the two Travelodges I stayed at in Australia (and, of course, the chain has nothing to do with Travelodge in the UK or the USA, though there were historical connections). There is a smart bar, and a stylish restaurant, though dinner was only ok, and breakfast (which they threw in the room rate to compensate us for the air-con problems) pretty standard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern, well appointed 4 star hotel in the hub of the CBD a few minutes walk from cafes, shops, theatres, the museum and convention centre. 85 Guest rooms with free unlimited Wifi, air-conditioning, iron & ironing board, fridge, tea / coffee making facilities. Free on-site parking. Accessible rooms and spa suite ideal for honeymooners. On-site restaurant and bars. Large functions & conference venue for up to 500 delegates & weddings for up to 300 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Travelodge Palmerston North Hotel Palmerston North
- Novotel Palmerston North
- Palmerston North Novotel