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Big Five Motel
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Awesome”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

A great place to stay immaculately clean and tidy, also a close walk to the YMCA, Rose Garden and Lido Swimming Pool the best location ever and only a couple of minutes drive to town.
Great friendly service and was available when needed.
Also paid a worthwhile price for staying there two nights.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank jonatcha
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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you for your glowing review. Your satisfaction is our priority. See you soon.
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Napier
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Wow! I stay in a lot of motels/hotels, and what a wonderful friendly greeting on my arrival here. What a friendly lovely couple. Check in delightful, walked to our room, paper handed, and told to contact them for anything at all. Room immaculate, spotless, roomy, comfortable, modern and the kids loved the leopard theme and do did I! So much thought and care taken to create a lovely room, even biscuits and chocolates. We are in a back unit single floor, quiet and private. I am so impressed that I am writing this review while I am still here! I rely on trip advisor to help with my choice of accommodation, and trust me this place is fantastic, weather a couple, or family, business or pleasure, I won't stay anywhere else now in Palmerston but here! Very close to town also. Thank you so much big 5 you are a credit to the industry and yourselves! :)

  • Stayed July 2012
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, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review, July 14, 2012
Thank you for your glowing review. We try our best to make everyone's stay with us as comfortable as possible and give you a home from home. We look forward to your next visit.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Stayed here with my teenage son for 3 nights in the one bedroom unit at the back of the property.
The unit was very clean and all the fittings/furnishings were of a high standard. The owners were very helpful in storing some cold and frozen goods for me, and even lent us an ice-cream scoop one night.
The main living room however is very small and I think too much is put into this small space i.e. the kitchen, a dining table, a single bed, a bunk set and a sofa. Opening the blinds and window was difficult as it was obscured by the bunk set. The bathroom is off the bedroom and anyone else staying has to go through the bedroom.
This unit would probably be best suited to a couple.
However our stay was pleasant and comfortable, and we would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Car0lyn777
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, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Thank you for your positive feedback. We will bear your comments in mind in the future.
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Ponsonby
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

I was in Palmerston North on business and i needed to be close to town and have WiFi
Big Five Motel was the answer . The reception is helpful and the management very approachable . They gave me restaurant recommendations and advise on where to park in the city of cyclists.My unit was not the largest but had everything you need including generous supplies of biscuits which did my waistline no favors.The shower was amazing the water pressure massaged my back and gave a instant warm up on a cool afternoon.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Gerry H
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putaruru
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

We booked three rooms for our recent stay a one bedroom and two studios. The studios were extremely small. The one bedroom also small and those staying in the lounge had to go through the bedroom to use the bathroom that was ok for us being a family but if two couples were to have this unit it could pose a problem. We did have to ask for our free breakfast but to be fair it was a busy week in Palmerston North. Owners very helpful even lending us safety pins when we had a graduation gown malfunction.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Horsham, Victoria
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

Stayed there in February this year for almost a week with family and fellow sporting people. The rooms were first and foremost clean, tidy, modern and well cleaned throughout our stay. The parking was fine and we had a moderate sized van and never had any issues. The owners were friendly and went the extra mile on a couple of occasions where we were seeking some information and help. They customised our room to accommodate a double bed and two single beds.The price was what I expected to pay and the area was quiet and convenient to the central part of town. I look forward to staying there again and exploring the region.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 4 at back and on a corner and it was a convenient to a shared outdoor table too.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Iain S
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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review, May 16, 2012
Thank you, Iain, for your positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you and your group again in the near future.
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Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

Stayed for 10 days and couldnt fault the rooms and the service we received. my first time to palmerston north and i would recommend the Big Five Motel to anyone looking for good accommodation with a homely feel also very clean and tidy. thanks for your hospitality with a friendly smile and hopefully will get back to NZ and stay again with you.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Big Five Motel
Address: 154 Park Road, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand (Formerly Settlers Motel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Palmerston North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Big Five Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Big Five Motel is situated in a quiet location off the main street of Palmerston North yet still within walking distance of most civic amenities. If you are looking for great accommodation at affordable rates with friendly service, our motel is perfect for you. ... more   less 
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