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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a really good stay here- and the best feature was tthe friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, especially at the Reception desk. I liked my first floor room; it was both comfortable and spacious while the vintage cage door elevator I rode up to get there was also impressive. There is good computer coverage in the Lobby, plus...

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

Good Afternoon Perry, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us in Palmerston North. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The heritage lift is a feature of the hotel that was originally installed in 1927 and to our knowledge is now...

Fresno, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here one night on my way back to Wellington. Was very nice hotel with comfortable beds and large rooms. Had small fridge and hot water pot for coffee and tea which was provided in the room. Free WIFI and parking was included in the Price. Staff was friendly an a breakfast add on was offered but I did eat....

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

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us Distinction Palmerston North Hotel and choosing us as your choice for accommodation during your stopover in the city. We understand that our guests have a lot of choice and we hope that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is great to hear that the staff...

Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank goodness it wasn't too hot. Air con unit unlike any we'd seen before and very noisy. Bathroom spacious, but person who did the initial tiling job should be shot - the water from shower runs under door straight to the toilet bowl base. Restaurant on-site very good. I asked for an omelette and it was superb. Thank you chef!...

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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 some feedback from your stay. It is wonderful to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and we were able to offer a breakfast choice to suit you. We are disappointed to hear that you had issues with water from the shower through the bathroom and thank you...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is one block from the city square and 100m from the Café Strip (George Street) - so very central. It is modern and clean. Rooms are adequate in size and well supplied with crisp white linen. Bathroom is small but adequate. Staff are friendly and helpful. Only negative is limited parking.

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

Good Afternoon Bevan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We appreciate all guest feedback and it is great to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. We are fortunate enough to have a great location that is close to the city centre but far...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I guess if you want consistency come here, since my last stay nothing much has changed. Only sky sport 1, so much for watching the cricket, rooms basic, room service slow and phones not working. For the $200+ per night one would expect better. As people have previously stated staff are very helpful and obliging.

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

Good Afternoon Michael, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We appreciate that you choose Distinction Palmerston North Hotel as your choice for accommodation in Palmerston North. We are disappointed to hear that you had some issues with slow rooms service and the phone not working. We have brought these to the...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Recently stayed at the Distinction Hotel for a 3-day conference. The rooms were exactly what we needed for the purpose of the conference. Nothing luxury but nothing too basic. Comfortable beds and amenities that we need. We managed to get an excellent package which included breakfast. I was glad that we got this; however, I don't think I would have...

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

Good Morning Kyle, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and provide us with some constructive feedback. We appreciate all guest feedback and are always looking for ways to improve the product and services we offer to our guests. It is great to hear that overall we meet the requirements for your stay in Palmerston...

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I have been to distinction on many occasions for conferences. I would rate it highly for conferences. The facilities are spacious and the food is enjoyable and prepared fresh. Standard hotel food. For conferences, there are many rooms and there have been occasions I have gone when multiple conferences were happening. I would rate it highly!

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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 the time to write a review of your stay with us Distinction Palmerston North Hotel and Conference Centre. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our conference facilities well equipped and spacious for your function. We have a great team of staff that are here to ensure...

Crail, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This might be as good a place as any to stay in Palmerston but it has little to commend it. The highlight and only redeeming feature (apart from the antique lift) was the friendly staff. The hotel is soulless and lacking warmth. Our bedroom was adequate and roomy enough with an en suite which was in need of modernising. There...

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

Good Afternoon Tyrone, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and provide us with some feedback. We are disappointed to hear that we did not meet the expectations for your stay and I am happy to hear that our staff were friendly and welcoming. We appreciate all guest feedback and your comments have been passed...

Slough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We stayed in October 2016 in one of the Heritage guest rooms. Spacious and had everything we needed. Reception very good and provided plenty of information for us. Enjoyed the trip in the lift. Its a well placed hotel with a short walk to the town centre.

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

Good Afternoon Stanley, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room meet the requirements for your stay in Palmerston North. It is great to hear that our friendly reception team were able to assist you in providing easy to understand...

New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We managed to book a good special and were happy with the price that we paid. However, if we had paid the full price that was advertised would say that it would have been overpriced. a The room was small but clean and fine if you just want somewhere to sleep but if you are planning on spending some time...

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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 are happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of the special rates over the holiday period. We appreciate all guest feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Palmerston North in...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: RM332 - RM646 (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 Manawatu-Wanganui Region
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Palmerston North
#4 Luxury Hotel in Palmerston North
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