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Big Five Motel
Reviewed November 25, 2009

We ended up at the Big Five after a bad experience in another Palmerston motel. Although the two bedroom units were about half the size of our previous ones, they were ten times more pleasant. Excellent service, extremely well-equipped rooms (with DVD players in both the lounge and main bedroom), great location - I'd thoroughly recommend to anyone. The only drawback would maybe be the small size of the rooms - although we were in the access unit, so the size of the bathroom may have had something to do with this, but things were just a little crammed in. (Maybe the second bedroom could just have two singles, with a rollaway added if necessary?)

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile
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Additional Information about 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 35 B&Bs / Inns in Palmerston North
Price Range: $81 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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