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Pioneer Motel

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Finding an ideal family-friendly small hotel in Palmerston does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Pioneer Motel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Pioneer Motel is a family-friendly small hotel offering a kitchenette and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

Plus, guests can enjoy breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Palmerston. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

If you like cafes, Pioneer Motel is conveniently located near Station Cafe, The Coffee Cup Cafe, and McGregor's Bakery.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out sir John McKenzie monument (0.5 mi), which is a popular attraction amongst tourists, and it is within walking distance.

Pioneer Motel puts the best of Palmerston at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mason C wrote a review Jan 2023
Greymouth, New Zealand12 contributions3 helpful votes
Stopped here to break up a long road trip. Great room, comfortable bed. Older bathroom but has been modernized. Met Bazil the cat. Only downside was the recommendation for a feed at the local. When there is only one pub i guess choices are few
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Date of stay: December 2022
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smiliekiwi wrote a review Nov 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand155 contributions46 helpful votes
I am so glad I stopped here! What a lovely motel. With real milk and real coffee. Ü unit was warm comfy and clean and had everything one could need Quiet and Handy to shops Friendly owners. Lovely motel. Definitely recommend ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank you Thanks
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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smiliekiwi wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand155 contributions46 helpful votes
I am so glad I stopped here! What a lovely motel. With real milk and real coffee. Ü unit was warm comfy and clean and had everything one could need Quiet and Handy to shops Friendly owners. Lovely motel. Definitely recommend ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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AnneDickson wrote a review Nov 2019
Gisborne Region, New Zealand44 contributions8 helpful votes
I can't speak highly enough of our hosts at Pioneer Motel. They were so warm and friendly. The units look like they have been undergoing a regular programme of maintenance and updating so were comfortable and cosy on a wet night. Easy to find and easy parking.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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triedthat2 wrote a review Apr 2017
Auckland, New Zealand56 contributions28 helpful votes
We came across this place on our way to invercargil. Lovely place with nice clean rooms. Staff were nice and friendly. Great place for a break from the long drive. The unit we stayed in was a bit older but still clean and tidy.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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sherylb531 wrote a review Mar 2017
Tutukaka, New Zealand105 contributions72 helpful votes
We were on our way north from the Catlins and we're looking for somewhere to stay ,we happened across this motel. It was very quiet and very well appointed,clean and warm .. I would recommend this motel to anyone passing through
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nessywessy wrote a review Feb 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was a great place to stay. Nice, clean, tidy units.......The owners are lovely and friendly. Will Highly recommend this place to anyone I talk to and will definitely stop in again for another stay.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bonn wrote a review Nov 2016
47 contributions28 helpful votes
This is a nice and comfortable place to break a trip from Oamaru to Te Anau. The bathroom is old but is to be updated by the owner shortly. The owner is friendly and gave us a warm welcome. The room is clean with comfortable beds.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Julie B wrote a review Aug 2016
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Owners lovely couple. Small motel, only 8 - 10 rooms, very clean, semi modern, self contained, no meals. Tidy out doors. New owners took over in November 15. Still making upgrades. Walking distance to Waihemo Hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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LeKkY A wrote a review Apr 2016
Sydney, Australia286 contributions21 helpful votes
We are stop by for only a night. This motel got everything you need and small kitchen facility. The room are big enough to feel comfy and homey. Anyway, the bed was not compressive. The owner was very nice and he was patient to wait for our late check in (10 pm)
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pioneer Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Pioneer Motel?
Nearby attractions include Shag Point Nature Reserve (4.7 km), sir John McKenzie monument (0.8 km), and Tavora Reserve (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pioneer Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Pioneer Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pioneer Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pioneer Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Station Cafe, The Coffee Cup Cafe, and McGregor's Bakery.
Is Pioneer Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Palmerston.
Are there any historical sites close to Pioneer Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Matanaka Farm Building (13.0 km).