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Auckland, NZ
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our family of four stayed one night just after Christmas 2016. We didn't book but just turned up later in the evening. The owner was more than happy for us to inspect before we decided. This is off the main motel boulevard of Fitzherbert Ave, but till on Main St heading towards Napier so wa a little further out from...

Thank FPL10
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2017

room was excellent - staff replaced towels and emptied rubbish daily. Was only 5 minutes from the centre of town with plenty of restaurants before town. On site free parking was also included and it was in a quiet area

Thank Julie R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night and we were very comfortable. Greeted warmly and guy at reception was only happy to help out! Clean room and everything you need. Only a short walk or drive to city centre. Would definitely recommend!!

Thank Sarah W
Hunter Valley, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Booked in for 1 night and were delighted by the space. Separate lounge, bedroom and toilet. Comfy lounge in the lounge room. Even had our own outdoor area. There was a well stocked kitchen and good size bathroom. The unit was clean and the bed was comfy. Centrally located with supermarket and pub near by. The owners were pleasant, accommodating...

Thank CandE_Evans
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Clean and tidy rooms and staff who bent over backward to help with anything I needed. Enjoyed my stay and would recommend the place to others. Central to the city, with food outlets nearby. One of the better places in Palmerston Nth.

Thank Galdancio
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 November 2016

didn't get much sleep as bed was as hard as, we did get about four hours though, i don't mind if the maintenance is not kept up with. the tariff is good as one would close a blind eye to these minor imperfections wifi's excellent.

Thank muzbme
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I had a great experience here, despite being a little concerned at some of the poor comments posted. The Motel was easy to find, very well presented and great parking. The reception was friendly and efficient and the room (downstairs studio #8) was modern, tidy and clean. There was a little noise from neighbouring guests later at night, typical for...

Thank Glenn L
Rapaura, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We had 5 nights at this 'family' motel and certainly won't be going back or recommend. The rooms weren't regularly cleaned. After a number of incidents, the service was so disappointing, with little/ no attempt to make amends or rectify our issues. Sadly unprofessional when we weren't demanding and would have been easily pleased.

Thank jbhlr
Israel H, Manager at Drovers Motor Inn, responded to this review

We weren't able to fully service this room as the amount of belongings on everything was amazing and our Policy is for our cleaners to not touch a guests belongings. We are aware of x2 issues you had. You requested an additional bed within moments of arriving at the property which we located and put into the room at no...

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

After being treated rudely from a previous hotel, I was in a bit of a mood until I walked into reception and was greeted by the most cheerful person who helped us out last minute with a room and also with directions to a restaurant nearby. Room was very clean and warm. Shower was very roomy and water was hot....

Thank chrystal h
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Tairua, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Always hard to find a place when your towing a race car trailer as you don't want to leave them on the road and it's nice to have it inside a compound so you don't have to sleep with one eye open. Two story complex and I would suggest upstairs is better than down as you don't always get considerate...

2Thank Kevin G
Israel H, Manager at Drovers Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Hope to see you guys again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the suburb of Terrace End, the Drovers Motor Inn offers a variety of well-presented apartments and suites to suit your individual needs and budget. Choose from our spacious family apartments to relaxing spa suites. Each offers comfortable seating, a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable place to rest your head. Situated just 1.6 km from the central city you can enjoy a leisurely stroll into town, the Hospital or even the Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drovers Motor Inn

Address: 746 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Price Range: $107 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Drovers Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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#8 Luxury Hotel in Palmerston North
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“Unit 5 has separate bedroom, lounge and toilet plus outdoor courtyard.”
CandE_Evans, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I presume that upstairs rooms would be quieter, assuming accessibility is not an issue”
GlennL89, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Go upstairs and be considerate of those below.”
A7750TFkeving, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Great two bedroom suite for a group!”
147janellew, 9 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Choose an upstairs room that way you will get a fan.”
vomo2i, 27 Jan 2015 | Read review
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