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“Great value, comfortable rooms” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Coachman
Ranked #9 of 25 Hotels in Palmerston North
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
133 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great value, comfortable rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

The hotel and staff were great. I arrived early but they had my room ready and even turned on the heat for me, which I always appreciate. The room was comfortable and quite large and the bed was great. It was dark in the room at night (lately seems hard to find, so that was a welcome finding for me).
For the price I paid, it was top-notch, I have paid about twice this around NZ and had much less quality rooms. I didn't go to breakfast, so can't comment on that.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa H
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hastings, New Zealand
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53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

Its been said in previous reviews that the units need an update-for the same $ you can get a more modern room with better facilities (tiny televisions) further down Fitzherbert-
The main building, bar and restaurant are very good however-
Would I stay again? Probably not.
Room sevice breakfast $22.50 plus $3 delivery-go to the Big Tomato in town great food and alot cheaper.

Room Tip: Stay in the main building if you can afford it.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gjm299
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, Manager at Hotel Coachman, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
We are currently in the process of updating the motel units. In the next few months many of the rooms will have new wall paper, paint, carpet and tile added. Please give us another chance in the future.
Also a tip for future bookings is to check our website for bed and breakfast deals that can be a great value for your money.
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Manukau, New Zealand
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127 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

Have stayed here a couple times. The hotel rooms are very nice. The motel rooms are tidy and heaps of room, but not quite as nice as the hotel rooms.
The pool is a fair size, with a hairdresser next to it.
Le Patio restaurant/bar is pretty good. The dinner menu looks good, and priced ok, pretty decent servings.
Breakfast is awesome. Has hot food, cereals, breads and pastries, juices and hot drinks.
If you're a light sleeper, I would recommend asking for a room away from the bar. Music can be a little loud for others. For me, I got to enjoy music since I didn't have a radio in the room.

Room Tip: Quiet rooms away from the bar. Hotel rooms are nicer, but a little smaller. Breakfast is awesome.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CookieM0nster
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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73 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

Really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Nice quiet room,good bed ,staff were all really helpful. Breakfast was 5 star I have never had such a yummy continental breakfast- lots of choices of juice and yummy fresh fruit and yogurt and heaps of it..yum yum!! Would go back here again,only complaint the tv was tiny but then we were not there to watch tele!!

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jenona
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

Lovely setting with a stunning outdoor area. Friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dana G
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
154 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

Great spot. Centrally located and easy to get in and out of. Ample parking above and below the Hotel.
The room was quite good. It had an African theme. Interesting but still comfortable. Also we had a heat pump in the room, which worked well enough.
Excellent location and access to the central part of the town.

Worthwhile and friendly staff. Didn't eat at the restaurant as we were there for 36 hours only for a wedding.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the road are a little quieter. But it is Palmerston North so not a hugely bustling c...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OsteoG
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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

This is a pleasant hotel, comforting, helpful staff and all within easy reach to the city centre. Our only regret was that we could not stay longer! We would be very happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ant D
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Additional Information about Hotel Coachman

Property: Hotel Coachman
Address: 140 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand (Formerly Rydges Palmerston North)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 25 Hotels in Palmerston North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Coachman 4.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Palmerston North, New Zealand and just a 3 minute walk from the CBD, Hotel Coachman is Palmerston North's only 4 star plus Qaualmark boutique accommodation provider offering 72 accommodation rooms and suites feature sky digital television, mini bar, queen and king size beds and some studio rooms offer cooking facilities and free wireless internet access. ... more   less 
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