Carramar Motor Inn
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Carramar Motor Inn

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4.5
#7 of 24 small hotels in Palmerston North
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly small hotel in Palmerston North, look no further than Carramar Motor Inn.

While staying at Carramar Motor Inn, visitors can check out Palmerston North Clock Tower (1.3 mi) and Robertson Holden International Speedway (1.8 mi), some of Palmerston North's top attractions.

Rooms at Carramar Motor Inn offer a refrigerator and a kitchenette providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Room service, newspaper, and a coffee shop are some of the conveniences offered at this small hotel. An on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Carramar Motor Inn, free parking is available.

While in Palmerston North be sure to experience local tapas favourites at The Fat Farmer.

Should time allow, Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and The Square are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

The staff at Carramar Motor Inn looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Paid public parking nearby
Car park
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
116Reviews0Q+A18Room tips

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Susan S wrote a review Jul 2020
Richmond, Virginia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My flight from Palmerston North was cancelled, and Air New Zealand gave me a 2 night stay voucher to this motel while awaiting re-booking: it was very nice, safe, and convenient. It's close to the airport and the hospital is directly across the street. My room was very clean and contained a shower, a separate tub, 2 burner electric stove, microwave, dormitory- sized refrigerator, clean linens, and a TV. Meg and Gary were very pleasant, attentive, and helpful. Cafe Zest is next door but closes at 3 PM Friday and SAT/SUN, but there's Cafe Cravings, a Dairy and an Asian take out with Fish and Chips right down the street, within easy walking distance for other food options. I did not pay (airline did) so I can't speak about
motel's value and can't compare to other motels.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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GURDYAL wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for accommodation in Palmerston North, situated in a quiet location and offering spacious units, let Datinder(Monty) welcome you to carramar Motel. You will find Carammar motel located in the heart of Palmerston North which is very close to hospital and only few blocks from the city centre where you will find some of the cities best restaurants, cafes, bars and shops for retail therapy. They offer many choices in rooms where you can choose as per your budget. Mattresses in the rooms are very comfortable and gives you a feel at home. Parking your vehicle is not a problem, which is suitable for cars, coaches, trailers and light trucks.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Carramar Motor inn DATINERPAL, General Manager at Carramar Motor Inn
Responded 9 Oct 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your kind comments and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Palmerston North.
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GoPlaces63356699520 wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights in an Executive Studio Twin room in the Carramar Motor Inn. The room was big, with a double and a single bed - both divinely comfortable. The amenities available included a fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, toaster, microwave, hairdryer, TV with Sky channels, free Wifi, etc. There was also a desk for us to work at, if we wished.
The bathroom was huge! It had a floor big enough to waltz on, and a full bath - in addition to the roomy shower with fantastic water pressure.
The unit was new and fresh, and immaculately clean.
The Cafe attached to the motel was great. We liked being able to build our own breakfasts. We enjoyed the food, service and surroundings so much that we had two breakfasts and two lunches there!
The motel is located opposite the entrance to the Palmerston North Hospital. This would be a wonderful place to stay if you wanted to be close to a patient there.
We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this motel to others. We would also like to thank Datinder for his kindnesses to us throughout our stay.
Michele and Pam
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Carramar Motor Inn, General Manager at Carramar Motor Inn
Responded 15 Sept 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We really appreciate your kind comments and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Palmerston North.
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Leanne wrote a review Apr 2022
Peka Peka, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were pleasantly surprised, after other recent experiences elsewhere, to walk into a modern, immaculately clean, well appointed studio room. There was a desk, separate table and chairs plus ample space to spare for a studio.
The very adequate kitchenette was modern and spotless.
The bathroom was huge and had a brilliant stand alone shower where water pressure was consistent, along with the water temperature.
There was a bath also. Totally unexpected at this price point.
Bed comfortable.
The stand out for us was the cleanliness, friendly staff, and the quiet, yet central location.
Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carramar Motor inn DATINERPAL, General Manager at Carramar Motor Inn
Responded 21 Apr 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your wonderful comments and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Palmerston North.
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Shelley M wrote a review Feb 2020
Albany, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 3 nights and it is lovely and clean and modern with parking available. Unit was great for our family with a nice bathroom and kitchen to make our own toast and coffee etc which helps save money when travelling, and great when you have small children. Has a cafe onsite which makes good coffee and nice breakfast. The reception were very accommodating as we arrived quite late and it was not a problem. You do get quite a bit of road noise and hospital noise, so I guess it depends on what unit. Would definitely stay again but would ask for a room off the main road just for the traffic noise.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Quieter rooms away from main road
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Emma A wrote a review Apr 2024
1.0 of 5 bubbles
BEWARE
They expect 52hours notice for cancellation - even though they will let the room to another customer. Really hard to get hold of and the woman answering the phone is rude and pretty much laughs in your face that they ripped you off! Sorry I am used to dealing with reputable places who only ever require 24hours for cancellation. They prey on the vulnerability of people with sick relatives in Palmy hospital.
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Date of stay: February 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Graham wrote a review Jul 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was so dirty and had a very unpleasant smell.
The duvet on the bed was dirty with good marks, I had to was the plates and cutlery before I could use, as they had left over food on them from past guest.
I ended up purchasing cleaning items from the supermarket to clean the bench, desk and side tables.
The seat of the toilet and the surround had urine splashes, not cleaned.
Would not stay here again.
I had to use the facecloths and towels to clean, see photos
The owner should be ashamed of such poor cleaning standards.
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Shane S wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been in many rooms at the Carramar. "Monty" is most helpful to make your stay pleasant. All of the rooms that i have been in have a modern theme. It is located directly across the road from Palmerston North Hospital perfect if your have to visit a sick friend or whatever you need to do. I use it for business purposes and wouldn't stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Carramar Motor inn DATINERPAL, General Manager at Carramar Motor Inn
Responded 8 Nov 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your wonderful comments and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Palmerston North.
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Endine D wrote a review Feb 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly staff, clean, great food and great facilities all round. Booked in for an extra night which was accommodated. Would definately come back again. Have stayed in other motels and chose this one due to only needing a one bedroom option based on photo and cost.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Carramar Motor inn DATINERPAL, General Manager at Carramar Motor Inn
Responded 23 Feb 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your wonderful comments and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay also thanks for giving a review of our room service menu. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Palmerston North.
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Sherpa67545594779 wrote a review Aug 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My recent stay at this motel was a complete letdown. The room was small, carpet dirty and the bathroom was filthy. The receptionist adverted our room without letting us know and just at 7:0 clock in the evening he told us to leave before 10 am tomorrow as he was fully booked. We requested him but he was not considerate. We had to find and shift to another airbnb the same night as we were working in the hospital the for the next morning. I wouldn't advise anyone to stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sandra N wrote a tip 6 Jul
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cafe Cuba for food is excellent. We did not check out the cafe on-site and cannot comment."
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Road05644308808 wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Excellent parking. Cafe Zest is great and part of the complex. "
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Kiwi A wrote a tip Jan 2024
New Plymouth, New Zealand101 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The motor inn is right across from the hospital so it's a handy spot if you're accessing hospital services. A cafe is on-sight."
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Chris S wrote a tip Dec 2023
New Zealand21 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is lots allocated for each room. There is a cafe within the site. And room service "
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Phillippa J wrote a tip Apr 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t trust the photos. "
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PRICE RANGE
$114 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionPalmerston North
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carramar Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Carramar Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Freyberg Community Pool (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Carramar Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Carramar Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Carramar Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Carramar Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Carramar Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Zest, Amayjen the Restaurant, and Cravings Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Carramar Motor Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Carramar Motor Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Is Carramar Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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