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Palm City Motor Inn

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#4 of 26 motels in Napier
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Centrally located in Napier, the Art Deco Capital of the World, Palm City Motor Inn provides a great mixture of studio, one and two bedroom apartments all situated off the main road. All our apartments have free WIFI, 40"Smart TVs, SKY television, Air conditioned and the complex provides a tranquil environment to all guests. Situated within walking distance to McLean Park and a short drive to local wineries and sports grounds. Palm City also has an onsite bar and restaurant (open Monday - Thursday & by demand on the weekend), swimming pool, BBQ and children's play area - the perfect location to unwind and relax after a long day sampling the amazing attractions the Hawkes Bay has to offer. To help take the headache out of organizing your activities, we are also happy to organize wine tours, which allows more time to relax and enjoy the amenities we have to offer. Onsite conference facility with catering available. The warm welcome you will receive on arrival makes Palm City a home away from home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Car park
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Business
Languages Spoken
English
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Britabroad.nz wrote a review Nov 2023
Auckland, New Zealand143 contributions53 helpful votes
Just stayed at the Palm City Motor Inn with husband and two young children. The room we had was split over two levels, with twin room for children and bathroom upstairs and our double bed/ living/ kitchen and a separate shower room downstairs. No sofa with the double in living space but no big deal was glad the children were in separate space upstairs. After kids were running around inside I noticed their socks were filthy and couldn’t understand why. Anyway turns out after wiping the kitchen Lino and looking at the carpets both were absolutely filthy. Like black when wiped with a wet cloth. Then when it came to bath time for the children I had to look twice when I saw bath scum around the entire edge of the bath and had to properly clean this. Made me feel a bit sick the disgusting condition of the place on close inspection. Sack the cleaners I say. Would definitely not stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Pool great in summer, parking great. 6 mins drive to central restaurants but all overlooked by...
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Responded 10 Nov 2023
Hi, Thank you for reviewing us. Very disappointed with what you experienced with us. I wished you had told me sooner, but after checking the cleaning roster, the lady who cleaned your room has now left the motel. I have a very good cleaning team, but this person was letting the team down. She did find the job very hard ( to be fair it is a very hard job to do), but that is no excuse for not doing the job correctly. My sincere apologies that your experience was not good with, but hope you would give us another chance next time in Napier. Kind Regards
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shelzaAuckland wrote a review Dec 2022
Auckland, New Zealand98 contributions68 helpful votes
What a fantastic motel! If friendly service, cleanliness and a welcoming smile is top of your list then this is the place for you. Over our stay of 4 days we utilised the pool area, the outdoor chairs(just outside our unit). We appreciated the milk, range of teas, the coffee and Xmas treats left out for us...one of us is partial to eating copious amounts of chocolate! Thank you to the cleaning team who topped up everything and replaced the towels.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking available! Friendly reception Walking distance to city centre 2 bedroom units spacious
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Responded 2 Jan 2023
Hi, Thank you for a great review, I will pass this onto the team. Hope you have a good New Year. Kind Regards From the team
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Emma wrote a review Dec 2022
Wellington, New Zealand69 contributions26 helpful votes
A very good place to stay, the units are clean, well set out and have everything you need. The larger units have 2 bathrooms, however the upstairs bathroom could benefit having a shower over the existing bath in my opinion.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Palm City, Owner at Palm City Motor Inn
Responded 19 Dec 2022
Hi, Thank you for reviewing palm City. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your with us. Regards having shower over the bath, that a good idea, and will look into that. Hope to see you again. Kind Regards
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Riley89 wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland, New Zealand426 contributions37 helpful votes
We stay at medium priced accommodation in Napier at least once a year. Usually, we try to get something on the beachfront and often have average experiences. this time, we tried Palm City. It was a lot cheaper, really clean, and within great walking distance to the restaurant we ate at. No complaints.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 4 Jun 2022
Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. Hope to see you again, next time in Napier Kind Regards
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daffles77 wrote a review May 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions14 helpful votes
Firstly we must say that the receptionist was very helpful, polite and was willing to return our money without problem. This motel is tired...... the fittings and furnishings need complete renovation, and the rooms themselves definitely need a deep-clean. So much so that we left and stayed at another motel in town. As it is, I would not recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 10 May 2021
Hi, Sorry to hear you where disappointed. We have already done a lot of renovations. Aircon/heat pumps are only 1 year old. 6 month old 40" smart TV's, Linen and new all appliances (Microwave, kettle etc). I have a very good housekeeping staff, and feel disappointed you saying they need a deep-clean. We did offer you a free up grade into a 2 bedroom apartment, plus even though you where in the room for more than 5 hours, we gave you a full refund and locked the room. My sincere apologies we did not reach your expectations. I hope it did not spoil your time in Napier. Kind Regards Jane
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G G wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom83 contributions70 helpful votes
We were staying overnight as apart of a journey south and chose it partly for its proximity to a sporting event we attended. The room was adequate. The TV coverage was poor, the wifi not great. Checking in was quite difficult because we struggled to get their attention.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Palm City, Owner at Palm City Motor Inn
Responded 23 Jun 2020
Hi, Thank you for filling in our on line survey. All our rooms now have new 40" Smart TV's. We have also up dated our WIFI Sorry for the inconvenience. Hope you will try us again Kind Regards Jane
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caroljG2412IY wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions8 helpful votes
Modern and clean unit, just out of the main town area but close enough for convenience, quiet and well appointed. Attached restaurant is worth a visit. The food was delicious with large servings. We did find the self service access a bit odd on arrival, but it was a Sunday and everybody needs some time off . We would stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Palm City, Owner at Palm City Motor Inn
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to fill in the online survey. Much appreciated. We do close reception earlier on a Sunday, but a contact number is on the reception door. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay, and hope you come and stay with us again Kind Regards Jane
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Sirjack_10 wrote a review Feb 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand31 contributions7 helpful votes
Had a great time staying at the Palm City Motor Inn, it was so hot when we arrived I immediately went in there lovely outdoor swimming pool, was very refreshing, thank goodness for aircon. Very quiet and peaceful place to stay, easily walked into town from the motel and supermarkets were handy. The staff were very friendly and the young women in the reception was very helpful made sure we were happy and was very organised as we were being up by bus at the motel for our concert, well worth the $40 each on the bus and we didn’t have to take our car. There is a restaurant at the motel and we had a lovely meal. We met some nice people along the way😀
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 24 Feb 2020
Hi, Thank you for filling in the online survey and giving us such a great review. Hope you enjoyed the concert. The Mission are going to be doing more concerts, and we will always sort transport for all our guests. Hope to see you again, next time in Napier Kind Regards Jane
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auklet48 wrote a review Feb 2020
Falls Church, Virginia12 contributions6 helpful votes
This is a wonderful Motor Inn. The rooms are spacious and the kitchenette well supplied. The AC and television work well. Bathtub-spa is simply sublime. The staff are super friendly. And there is a very nice little restaurant attached to the hotel. It has everything one could need. I highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Palm C, Front Office Manager at Palm City Motor Inn
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your amazing review, lovely to have you with us, hope to see you again! Kind regards, Nicola
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Christine Wenzlick wrote a review Feb 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand172 contributions31 helpful votes
This motel is a great location and easy to find. Even though its on the main road, the rooms are quiet. Rooms are clean and spacious rooms. The owners are friendly and helpful. Fantastic to have a restaurant on site and room service. This is now my motel of choice in Napier.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Palm C, Front Office Manager at Palm City Motor Inn
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Thank you for your lovely review and see you next time you're back in the bay! Thanks, Nicola :)
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$202 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandHawke's Bay RegionNapier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palm City Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Palm City Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Faraday Museum of Technology (0.5 km), Botanical Gardens (0.9 km), and Clive Square (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palm City Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Palm City Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Palm City Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Palm City Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palm City Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bollywood Stars Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Ilona Pasta, and BurgerFuel Napier.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palm City Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Palm City Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Napier.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palm City Motor Inn?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Palm City Motor Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Palm City Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Napier Cemetery (0.9 km).