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Drovers Motor Inn

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#2 of 19 motels in Palmerston North
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Located in the suburb of Terrace End, two minutes from the city centre, Drovers Motor Inn offers a variety of affordable accommodation options with well-presented apartments and suites to suit your individual needs and budget. Whether it's a shuttle service to get you to and from the places you need to be, or providing you delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners, we are committed in providing you with the best experience in accommodation that you could ever ask for! ​Our units and apartments are fitted with luxurious bedding, 42" Smart TVs, and brand new carpet. Each offers comfortable seating, a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, and a comfortable place to rest your head. Situated just 1.6km from the central city, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll into town, but as Palmerston North has some great shopping locations, you might want to grab a cab to get you and your purchases home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
Dining area
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Seating area
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Complimentary toiletries
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746 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410 New Zealand
Drovers Motor Inn
145Reviews1Q+A26Room tips

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18Beverly18 wrote a review Dec 2023
Hamilton, New Zealand96 contributions21 helpful votes
A nice place to stay - very clean and everything that was needed for an overnight stay. Easy to find, friendly welcome and good advice as to where to get dinner. On a busy road but didn't hear traffic from rear unit. On negatives were the security lights kept on all night and shone through the window. drapes over the blinds would help block out this light, if the lights need to stay on...and the "baby elephants" who started at 6pm upstairs, something that the motel owners/managers could do nothing about.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: rear unit best
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debsdeane73 wrote a review Jul 2022
15 contributions3 helpful votes
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Got a lovely professional greeting via phone as we were struggling to find accommodation anywhere on Palmerston due to a huge government conference being in town . The owner Paul was professional & helpful. The 2 bedroom unit had 2 bathrooms also , the room was spotless (well done to the clean team ) & a pleasure to stay in , It’s so great to stay in a motel who have not taken the obscene money offered from this government and kept it a clean pleasant tidy professional & SAFE accommodation. DEFINITELY recommended . Thank you so much for a good stay - keep up the good work!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Drovers Motor inn, Owner at Drovers Motor Inn
Responded 25 Jul 2022
Thanks Debbie for your kind words an awesome review, it is very much appreciated. It is nice to see our cleaning staff get the recognition they deserve and I will be sure to pass on your review to them. We wish you all the best and would love the opportunity of hosting you again. Regards Paul
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Selai R wrote a review Oct 2023
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Thank you Drover's team for the hospitality, we enjoyed our stay. The room were very tidy and lovely AirBnb apartment equipped with everything you need. A good bed and nice bathroom. Location is incredible!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Graeme B wrote a review Sept 2023
Napier, New Zealand140 contributions66 helpful votes
We booked an accessible room online with handicapped parking. We then got an email from the motel to describe the room to ensure it meet our needs. Check in was easy and counter staff very friendly. Room was great
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Drovers Motor inn, Owner at Drovers Motor Inn
Responded 18 Sept 2023
Hi Graeme Thank you for your great feedback. It's a pleasure having you stayed with us. Hope to see you next time. King regards Erma
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Mclal64 wrote a review Jun 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand38 contributions8 helpful votes
Nice motel, clean, warm and comfy. Stayed in a studio unit for 2 nights. Had everything we needed, with a kitchenette, table & chairs, comfy bed and big tv. Not far from food places. Parking right outside door. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Drovers Motor inn, Owner at Drovers Motor Inn
Responded 4 Jul 2023
Erma and I wish to thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated. It was a pleasure having you stay and look forward to seeing you again. Regards Paul
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Sharyn F wrote a review Mar 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very friendly on arrival. Excellent spacious studio unit. Very clean and well laid out. Amenities better than many major hotels I’ve stayed in. Good lighting, lots of plug points, and quiet. Close to supermarkets. Good pressure in shower and lots of towels.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Drovers Motor inn, Owner at Drovers Motor Inn
Responded 1 Apr 2023
Thanks Sharyn for your awesome review. It was such a pleasure having you stay and would welcome the opportunity of hostng you again. Regards Paul & Erma
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gdm10 wrote a review Jul 2022
Milan, Italy9 contributions1 helpful vote
Great spot, fresh, clean and everything feels brand new. Quiet too, 15-minute walk to town, The fit out is modern and practical and room spacious. Plenty of parking. Reception friendly and helpful too
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: all are great
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Response from Drovers Motor inn, Owner at Drovers Motor Inn
Responded 25 Jul 2022
Erma and I wish to thank you for posting such a great review, it is very much appreciated by both management and staff. We would love the opportunity of hosting you again if you happen to be passing this way. Regards Paul
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Jan Grime wrote a review Dec 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
We stayed over Christmas and what a fabulous place, spotless, the guy on the reception is lovely, dishwasher, cook top, Samsung washer and dryer, my hubby who is a builder was very impressed with everything. No vaccine pass required as no bar or restaurant so Copthorne missed out on $600, glad too because we loved Quest, few mins walk to the mall and close to supermarkets. Perfect!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MamooseNz wrote a review Jul 2021
NZ83 contributions14 helpful votes
We weren't here except to sleep and have breakfast, but the beds were comfy and the place was nice and clean with everything you need - milk in the fridge and a heat-pump for warmth. The guy at the front desk was lovely. Very good value for money.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Erma Wright, Owner at Drovers Motor Inn
Responded 26 Jul 2021
Erma and I along with our staff wish to thank you for taking the time to post your review, it is very much appreciated. We would welcome the chance to host you again. Regards Paul
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Michelle wrote a review Jun 2021
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Lovely greeting was a great start, room was spacious, super clean, smart TV, bottom floor room, easy access, large room, just a overly place to stay, highly recommend, sorry forgot to get photos, 20min walk to town or uber $7, perfect, we will back, thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 26 Jul 2021
Thank you for your review,it is very much appreciated by both management and staff. We all look forward to your return visit. Regards Paul
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$166 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionPalmerston North
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drovers Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Drovers Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Te Marae o Hine – The Square (1.2 km), Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (1.0 km), and Pacific Monarch (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Drovers Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Drovers Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Drovers Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Drovers Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drovers Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nero Restaurant, Cafe Brie, and Aberdeen.
Is Drovers Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.