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Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre

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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights in the Distinction last week. Rooms were basic but very clean and comfortable. The bed was up to scratch. Service was pretty good in the whole. The 2 things that annoyed me were the fact that off site parking was limited and was on a first come first parked basis. The other annoying thing was that I...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for taking for time to review your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We are happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel to be clean and comfortable. I am sorry to hear that the complimentary car parking was limited during your stay. We do have secondary...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Distinction is an older hotel, but has friendly helpful staff. Decor is a little motel-like and tired, but has clean and fresh rooms. Stayed for a conference, and the facilities Good cafes and coffee nearby.

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for spending some time to review your stay in Palmerston North at Distinction Hotel. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. With our older wing of the hotel built in 1927 and the newer wing built in 2005 we are able to...

Reviewed 29 February 2016

Me and the family had our third stay here in February. Lovely clean rooms with 2 double beds. Staff are always willing to go the extra mile and the food is very good. We will definitely return in the future.

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning Sam, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Distinction Palmerton North Hotel. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the rooms have meet your requirements for your stays in Palmerston North. Although we have a smaller team of staff we are able to offer a...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We were with a Tour group. The reception had our room keys ready for us so there was no milling around the desk.Our rooms were clean and comfortable.With air conditioning.Comfortable bed .Room also had a sofa and arm chair. Dining room was clean and we had a lovely buffet style dinner.The wait staff were very helpful and attentive.Full breakfast available...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for spending some time to write a review of your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the meals that were served for your group. We are lucky enough to have a great central location that is within walking distance to...

Evesham
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Having stayed at the hotel for several nights over the last month, I and the people who were staying with me found everything about the hotel great. The staff all made us feel welcome, so accommodating, they did our washing when requested, cleaned the rooms superbly, the bar staff were friendly, as were the receptionists. The breakfast was great and...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Evening Ben, Thank you for taking the time time to write a review after your stay with at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be friendly and welcoming. We have recently refurbished our breakfast buffet and it is great to hear that it is...

Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Sunday is not a good day to evaluate a hotel that mainly caters for business users but it seemed to be up to the standard. The only real criticism is about the size of the cooked breakfast - about 400g of fatty bacon, 3 hash browns, 2 fried eggs and a large serving of baked beans is too much to...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback from your stay. We appreciate all guest feedback and I have passed your comments along to our Chef. We normally operate our breakfast as a buffet which allows our guests to determine their own serving sizes however, on low occupancy mornings we operate a to order...

Davis, California
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The room was clean, comfortable but small (we had a 2 bed room and it seemed a little cramped). Bathroom clean. Close to the city centre and local park, museums, eateries and shopping. Staff was friendly (especially the night clerk) and very helpful. Parking was in a locked, gated parking area and was very secure. They allowed us to stay...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Evening Sue, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room to be clean and comfortable. We are lucky enough to have a great location that is within walking distance to the...

Reviewed 5 February 2016

Well located characterful hotel with an amazing cage lift, within easy reach of city centre. Room was spacious clean and tidy. Generous wifi allocation appreciated. Staff obliging and helpful. Had an issue with the milk and the ironing board. Both were replaced immediately and without question. Attractively priced, secure off street parking an added bonus. We would stay here again.

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning Matt, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your stay with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. I am sorry to hear that you had issues in your room and am glad we were able to rectify these immediately....

Rangiora
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Before I explain my negative rating I like to address the positives. This hotel is central located with good sized bedrooms. It also accommodates a bar and restaurant (I have not visited either of them but they seem OK). Within 5 minutes walking you reach the city centre with lots of other restaurants, bars and pubs. Staffs are friendly and...

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DistinctionTeam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning Andi, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. I am disappointed to hear that you did not completely enjoy your stay with us due the air conditioning units not working. I can advise that as soon as it was possible more fans were purchased enough for each room...

Auckland
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Large room and bathroom. Airconditioning ineffective and very noisey. Bed and pillows poor. Restaurant closed. Option for dinner only room service (charge applies) or perching on high stool/leaners, no seating or tables. Fish & chip meal very poor and beer and wine selection poor. Given we were the only ones there they could have served our meal in the restaurant...

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DistinctionTeam, General Manager at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good Morning Miss Hopkins , Thank you for taking the time to complete our Guest Survey after your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be friendly. I have looked into the quality of the fish and chips with our head chef...

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre

Address: 175 Cuba Street | PO Box 5383, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand (Formerly Travelodge Palmerston North)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Price Range: $99 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 85
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Also Known As:
Travelodge Palmerston North Hotel Palmerston North
Novotel Palmerston North
Palmerston North Novotel
Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre North Island
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Palmerston North
#4 Business Hotel in Palmerston North
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