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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good35%
  • Average29%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible17%
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 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!
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Free Parking
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Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Centrally Located
HOTEL CLASS
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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
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"Sorry didn't stay there only had a meal in fact been back twice more since"
AdeleFeilding
19 Apr 2017
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"Don`t go near the vent extractors rooms, ask"
CelticConnexionsTour
16 Feb 2017
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"all rooms are dirty and noisy no A/c"
MarianneW630
13 Mar 2015
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"Rooms on the side facing the car parking area are not over the bar."
Takingitscourse
13 Dec 2013
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PRICE RANGE
US$72 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Empire Hotel
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionPalmerston North
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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