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45 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North 4414 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 22/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Palmerston North
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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
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Blackout curtains
Desk
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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
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Non-smoking rooms
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English
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Paul E wrote a review May 2022
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This is the second time I have stayed at the Carramar in the last three months - the first stay was for twelve nights, this one was for ten. It is in a very good location - right opposite the hospital, a five minute drive from the airport and easy to reach all parts of Palmy. When staying for several consecutive nights at a motel you can get a true appreciation of its good and bad points - things you might not pick up on a one night stay. I was very impressed by the service provided by the manager Datinderpal and his wife - nothing was too much trouble for them eg printing out emails from my office, mending my broken ID badge, storing boxes of stationery for me and all those minor needs which business people on the road have. Room was large enough without being massive, bed comfortable and shower good. No road noise as I was in one of the rear units, however the ones facing the road may be noisier. Parking is good - you may not be able to nab a space right outside you room but there is space for everyone and enough room to turn your car round when entering and exiting - something you don’t get in all motels. There is a good, cheap fish and chip/takeaway within two minutes walk and the CBD with its bars and restaurants is a five minute drive away. In short, the Carramar has everything you need when on the road for business or leisure. I will be coming back here next time.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 8 May 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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Leanne wrote a review Apr 2022
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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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Deol wrote a review Mar 2022
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i have enjoyed my first stay in carramar motor inn. really excellent service great and spacious rooms really neat and tidy. great service by Datinerpal and yum food. very modern units and clean rooms.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Carramar Motor inn DATINERPAL, General Manager at Carramar Motor Inn
Responded 27 Mar 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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Harry wrote a review Mar 2022
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Stayed there recomended by friend really impressed with the service on front desk spacious nd clean rooms with all amenties in budget must coming back with family. Very clean and modren room. Love to come back here
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Carramar Motor inn DATINERPAL, General Manager at Carramar Motor Inn
Responded 11 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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Greg Walker wrote a review Feb 2022
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Excellent facility only 3 minutes walk from the Radiation Oncology Department directly across the road. Comfort in high class well laid out rooms and close to shops etc for supplies, making life easier for those in difficult situations. Quiet situation albeit with occasional helicopter passing over to the Hospital. I am pleased I made the decision to stay here instead of other venues nearby. Staff are very helpful and flexible to make for an enjoyable stay.
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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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Endine D wrote a review Feb 2022
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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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BillRuth wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
We are very selective with where we stay and Carramar ticked all the boxes. Great units, staff and nice to have an outstanding café onsite. Very clean and comfortable. We needed to be near the hospital and shops and ended up having a great holiday as well We will be back
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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 16 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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Sidney M wrote a review Jan 2022
Palmerston North, New Zealand2 contributions
We had a great stay here for two nights as a family, comfortable, clean & spacious. The kitchen facilities were incredible. The pillows and beds were so comfortable. Our children loved it too and were very relaxed here. Friendly service with breakfast from Cafe Zest right there too. We would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dean B wrote a review Dec 2021
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Great stay very clean room with all the modern cons,and super friendly staff. The free wifi is great!Close to town, definately recommended stay.The Butter Chicken on room service menu was sensational 👌.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 17 Dec 2021
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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Bruce G wrote a review Nov 2021
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Good value, clean, tidy and a great location. Perfectly suited for the hospital and the industrial of town. Comfortable rooms. The small kitchenette was handy whilst staying away from home so as to minimise the need to dine out all the time. Rose N Crown 20 min walk and New World 25 mins. Cheers
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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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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US$85 - US$97 (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 The Medical Museum Palmerston North (0.09 km) and 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, O'Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe, and Cravings Cafe.
Does Carramar Motor Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Carramar Motor Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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.