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Arena Lodge

74 Pascal Street Takaro, Palmerston North 4410 New Zealand
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4.5
#1 of 2 lodges in Palmerston North
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Luxury accommodation close to the CBD but without the noise of busy traffic. Ideally situated in a quiet secure location directly opposite Arena Manawatu and walking distance to the city centre. Perfect place for corporate stays, couples, large groups or families. You can select from modern, generously appointed studios, one and two bedroom suites or the family orientated three bedroom apartments.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Desk
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay
52Reviews1Q+A6Room tips

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taupobiker wrote a review Oct 2020
Taupo, New Zealand13 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean, tidy comfortable room. We were 3 adults and without us asking they put another single bed in the room so one of us didn't have to sleep on the fold out sofa bed. Great location, great service and very quiet. Will definitely stay again - highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Meredith T wrote a review Sept 2021
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand62 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Motel in a quiet part of town. Very Spacious, well appointed with everything you might need including pots and pans etc. if you felt inclined to dine in.
What really stood out for me was just how exceptionally clean and well maintained the room was - the quality and attention to detail far surpassed the room we recently stayed in at a well known 5 Star "Luxury Resort Style" Hotel in Taupo. I would definitely stay at Arena Lodge again next time I am heading to Palmerston North - are you opening a motel anytime soon in Taupo??
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Bee2014 wrote a review Jul 2023
Auckland, New Zealand55 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Was a last minute trip and checked in earlier without an issue. Was upgraded to a bigger room and was perfect as had 2 last minute guests coming later, not an issue paid the extra person charges $70 and were off to view room.
Location great with parking near rooms. Self contained 2 bedroom spa bath unit on ground floor near reception.
Was worth it for the price. Amenities provided were all perfect! Full fridge/freezer with cooking element and microwave- was perfect for quick trips where takeouts are usually the meal of the day so option for quick reheats was welcoming!
Room had maps/dining options etc which were helpful.
A seperate laundry room with washer/dryer available for guest use.
Enjoyed our stay at this establishment and if ever another opportunity to visit Palmy will be back here!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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danjonelson wrote a review Aug 2015
Nelson, New Zealand2,853 contributions181 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I just had the one night here. It was about 15 minute walk to the center square. room itself was fine, reasonably modern, with a good shower area. Room was not huge, but not small, wifi was good,

I found the bed to be extremely hard and uncomfortable to sleep on. Heater only, no air conditioning.

Basic kitchenette but all that was needed.
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Date of stay: August 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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annualhols wrote a review Oct 2018
New Plymouth, New Zealand15 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights on one of the accessible units. It was well set up with 2 single beds but we did have to put our raisers under one bed to get enough height for the hoist. The bathroom worked well and had all that was required in a fully accessible shower.
We appreciated the quiet street so close to town. Travelers need to be aware though that when a sports event is on this motel and street will be very busy.
We appreciated the excellent hosts and the helpful service.
This motel is one of the few that really is accessible.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tania407 wrote a review Aug 2010
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you for a wonderful and friendly experience. From the time we pulled up the lady at reception was smiling. What a fantastic welcoming. The unit was gorgeous, clean, modern and very spacious. I highly recommend this lodge to family, friends etc.

I have stayed in alot of motels/lodges in my time and the friendly welcome when I arrived just made our stay so enjoyable.

Thank you once again.

Keep up the great work.

Tania and Nelson Leota
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Date of stay: July 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kart_Racer67 wrote a review Apr 2010
Auckland Central, New Zealand47 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I always try to stay here when I am in Palmerston North, the only downside is that I can't always get a booking, it's too popular I guess.

Brent and Stephanie are fantastic hosts, it feels like a home away from home when I stay there they make me feel so welcome.

The rooms are clean and modern, the internet access is good and reasonably priced, the location is handy, what more could you want? This would always be my #1 choice in Palmerston North. No Question
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Date of stay: March 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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pencils wrote a review Mar 2010
Picton, Ontario27 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent three nights at this lovely lodge in a one-bedroom unit, and were very impressed with the great service, spotless accommodation, spacious, beautifully decorated unit. The owner/hosts were very friendly and helpful. Close to supermarket, which was important to us. We highly recommend this lodge to everyone!
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Date of stay: February 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Merchant Adventurer wrote a review Feb 2010
Christchurch, New Zealand608 contributions110 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Arena Lodge. I received a lovely welcome and was made to feel a special guest. Great attention to detail and transport booked to and from the Lodge.
Spacious room furnished to a high standard. I would thoroughly recommend the Arena Lodge to one and all.
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Date of stay: February 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Lucille M wrote a review Dec 2009
Napier, New Zealand8 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Always chose this accommodation for our stay as Brent & Stephanie are a pleasure to do business with and nothing is ever too much trouble.
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Date of stay: December 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Angela asked a question Jan 2022
Wairoa, New Zealand21 contributions4 helpful votes
Do the units have air conditioning? And what is the parking like for bigger vehicles?
Chris_NZL wrote a tip Sept 2019
New Zealand47 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Side rooms will get plenty of afternoon sun. Any rooms will be good."
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Susancop wrote a tip Nov 2016
11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The room we had is upstairs. They have studio apartments and the multi bedroom apartments have bigger kitchen, are generally downstairs."
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seecrl wrote a tip Jul 2016
97 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor room was ideal with adjacent parking."
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Satu H wrote a tip May 2016
Tampere, Finland1,362 contribution211 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Second floor rooms are nice!"
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DaveBevin wrote a tip Jun 2014
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand165 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get on of the upstairs units down the back. You won't regret it!"
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PRICE RANGE
$143 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionPalmerston North
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arena Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Arena Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & Heritage (0.7 km), New Zealand Rugby Museum (0.7 km), and Robertson Holden International Speedway (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arena Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Arena Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
Is parking available at Arena Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arena Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arranged Marriage Restaurant, Haru Japanese Restaurant, and Cafe Jacko.
Is Arena Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Palmerston North.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arena Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Indonesian, and Malay.
Is Arena Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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