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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 November 2015

I recently chose to have a cenference at the facilities at the Distinction, andI have to say that I was delighted with everything from the food, to the staff, to the venue. They catered to my every whim, even when I changed my mind frequently and our schedule ws running late and we had to delay lunch. In particular, Cherie...

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

Good Morning Renee, Thank you for choosing Distinction Palmerston North Hotel as your conference venue. We pride ourselves on being able to cater small and large functions or meetings and meet the needs of the many different businesses who utilize our facilities. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the use of our conference venue and and found the...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 November 2015

was nice and close to town. room was tidy staff were very friendly kadie and celeste were really helpful when checking in also loved the old lift in the reception area was nice to see that it was still working.

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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 review your stay with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We are lucky enough to have the Heritage lift in the hotel which was built in 1927 and is the second oldest operational lift in New Zealand....

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Room beds were uncomfortable, paper thin walls, there was a kettle but NO SINK? I guess expected to use bathroom sink which...gross. Not even a microwave. Air conditioning did NOT work so room was stuffy also, Windows don't open so why have them, certainly no view (unless you think the carpark is a good view) also there was no parking...

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

Good Morning Alex, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback from your stay. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy you stay with us. We value all guest comments and appreciate the suggestions you have supplied us with. We understand that our car park is limited with a first come first serve...

Carterton, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Check in was good. Location close to restaurants. Didn't use the in house restaurant due to high pricing more in line with more exclusive eateries. Parking excellent. Room small but clean and reasonable set up. Bed very soft which is not to my liking. Shower ridiculously small with very poor water pressure and fluctuating temperatures which actually burnt my partner...

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

Good Morning Derek, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us and appreciate all guest feedback. I am sorry to hear that you found the bed too soft for your liking and had trouble with the water temperature in the shower....

Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Seems well looked after. Our room (202) was front facing onto Cubs St, the room has decent views and is absolutely immaculately clean and well kept. For 99 dollars this is our new stop in Palmerston North. Lovely staff, the lift feature in the hotel is amazing.

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

Good Morning John, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in the Heritage rooms which are apart of the original hotel which was built in 1927. The lift on the heritage side is now the second oldest operational lift in New Zealand...

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We stayed two nights in September, After a friendly welcome by the staff, I was most impressed by the warmth and cleanliness of the entire hotel. Our room was light,modern,spacious,and had a nice view through a large window. The room was spotless,with large comfortable beds. It had a great shower/bath with good water temp. and pressure.I loved the plush bath...

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

Good Afternoon Grant, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We value all guest feedback and it is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again soon. Kind regards, Cherie Crowther Front Office Manager

AUCKLAND
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This is an historic 90 year old hotel which has been extensively modernised. I was housed in a room in the old part. The room was a good size, warm and very clean. A large en suite bathroom and plenty of hot water. It was quiet, though the air conditioning was a little noisy. The original lift has been retained...

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

Good Afternoon Larry, Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback from your stay with us at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of the services we offer our guests including complimentary Wi-Fi and newspapers. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Nice hotel near the centre of Palmerston North. Tidy, comfortable rooms with a large spacious bathroom. Old fashioned elevator and small parking area so you need to get in early to secure a spot great chips in the bar.

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

Good Morning Scott, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We value all guest feedback and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We understand that our car park is limited and we do have secondary carpark located on the other side of the hotel which is off street but unfortunately...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 September 2015

All round excellent value for money. The staff were very helpful. Clean and tidy and well appointed. Good secure parking under cover for our bikes. Would definitely stay there again. Very handy to city centre cafes and bars.

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

Good Morning Linz, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback from your stay. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We are lucky to have such a great location that is close to the centre of the city but far enough...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We had two nights in this hotel and left feeling exhausted! The walls are paper thin and the noise in the corridors on the first night was horrendous keeping us awake until early hours. The aircon never worked properly we would either be freezing but more often sweating! Bed was small and very uncomfortable. Couple of minor things were lights...

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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 review your stay with us. We value all guest feedback and are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We are very sorry that you were turned away for room service as this is definitely available until 10pm Monday - Saturday and the Hotel Manager is...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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: RM298 - RM529 (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:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Palmerston North
#4 Business Hotel in Palmerston North
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