We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Traveller (6)
Room & Suite (9)
Overview
528 Main Street Cnr Princess & Main Streets, Palmerston North 4440 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Free Wifi
3 Star accommodation
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget"}}
Reviews (42)
Filter reviews
38 results
Traveller rating
3
14
12
3
6
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
3
14
12
3
6
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2018

My friend and I were driving from New Plymouth for her to have cancer treatment and we stopped and rang to book a table in advance as my friend had previously had a great experience here. We were told they were not busy and to...More

Thank gabz95
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in for early dinner while busy. Had the offer on the 250g steak, 9.95 with chips and salad. Great value, good service, nice buzz. I really enjoyed it. Warm, central. Is have that again, definitely.

Thank lori_Willi
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Hoping the pub would still be serving lunch after arriving into Palmerston North late on a Saturday afternoon. A couple of other patrons in the dining room so speedy service and delivery of our food-veg burger and chips and the steak special (would have preferred...More

Thank Theresa D
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Went in prepared to have a few beers over a long lunch. Bar staff were not in any hurry to serve and just after ordering food and drink along with being advised I had to go pick food up myself when ready which I was...More

Thank Jet672944
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

For $85 per night we weren't expecting much, also because it is on top of a bar. But our $85 room was actually huge, with a double bed and single bed, a spacious bathroom, small fridge, coffee and tea, a fan, and a tv. Shower...More

Thank joannacampbell
View more reviews
About
Description
The Empire Hotel has historic associations with Palmerston North - it was the city's first school. In 1890 the school was relocated and the building was converted into a hotel and has been a popular hotel More both for local residents and visitors to the city.Our 14 rooms are comfortable and tidy. They have ensuite bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities and SKY TV. Located in the city centre makes for an easy stroll to shopping and inner city attractions. The bar downstairs is one of the most popular bars in town and we also boast having Palmerston North’s only Mexican Restaurant. We’re perfect for golfers or sports teams looking to stay and enjoy the great night life of Palmerston North. With all the above, Off street parking, 18 gaming machines, Manned TAB facilities, a pool table, covered smoking areas, and only a five minute drive to airport, you can't go wrong! Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
US$69 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Empire Hotel
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
US$69 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Empire Hotel
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Photos
Traveller (6)
Room & Suite (9)
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 25 nearby hotels
Kiwi Studios Motel
102 reviews
.15 km away
Broadway Motor Inn
39 reviews
.38 km away
Aubyn Court Spa Motel
181 reviews
.56 km away
Cornwall Motor Lodge
203 reviews
.59 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 229 nearby restaurants
Saigon Corner
122 reviews
.07 km away
Aberdeen
601 reviews
.19 km away
Yeda
195 reviews
.18 km away
Little Savanna
94 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 47 nearby attractions
Te Manawa
200 reviews
.81 km away
New Zealand Rugby Museum
166 reviews
.82 km away
Palmerston North i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
86 reviews
.36 km away
Dugald MacKenzie Rose Gardens
51 reviews
1.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Cobb Hotel staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"Sorry didn't stay there only had a meal in fact been back twice more since"
AdeleFeilding
19 Apr 2017
Read review
"Don`t go near the vent extractors rooms, ask"
CelticConnexionsTour
16 Feb 2017
Read review
"all rooms are dirty and noisy no A/c"
MarianneW630
13 Mar 2015
Read review
"Rooms on the side facing the car parking area are not over the bar."
Takingitscourse
13 Dec 2013
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing