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“Lovely motel, super friendly, stay here!”
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Big Five Motel
Dunedin, New Zealand
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50 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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“Lovely motel, super friendly, stay here!”
Reviewed November 23, 2009

Big Five is fantastic. The staff are welcoming and friendly, and go the extra mile for you; when I didn't manage to order breakfast for the final morning of my stay, I had a knock on my door the following morning, was greeted by name, and asked if I wanted any. The rooms are new, well-provisioned, tidily decorated and spotlessly clean. The fact that it's not on a main road means it's nice and quiet. Within easy walking distance of the Esplanade, close to Massey Uni. Great value for money ... what's not to like? Heartily recommended.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 22, 2009

Excellent, clean, friendly, quiet, with unexpected bonuses such as biscuits/chocolates on arrival. Stayed with my family and experienced generosity and fantastic service. New room with all amenities, and proprietors sent on items we had left behind. Would recommend to all.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2007

Everything is very updated at the small Motel - the owners treated us as their best friends and provide us with very usefull information. Stunning breakfast, meals and lovely company!! We strolled to the Lido hot water swimming pool, play ground, bird aviary , rose gardens and had fun on the train through the park (just like children) Thanks for our lovely stay. We will be back for more whenever we are in Palmerston North and good luck with your new extentions.

  • Liked — Friendliness of owners and the romance
  • Disliked — There is not enough quality places like this in the world
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled on business
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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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