Destiny on Fitzherbert
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Destiny on Fitzherbert

127 Fitzherbert Avenue Westend, Palmerston North 4410 New Zealand
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4.5
#1 of 9 B&Bs in Palmerston North
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Destiny Motel is a luxury motel accommodation located in the heart of Palmerston North. We are just a few blocks from the city centre where you will find the business hub, as well as some of the cities best restaurants, cafes, bars and shops for you to choose from. Our boutique Palmerston North motel has everything you need to make your stay a pleasure, with a range of spacious studio, one bedroom and two bedroom suites with 50” HDTV, Sky, free high speed Wi-Fi, beautiful bespoke furniture and in-room kitchen facilities. Owner, Brent Haami, looks forward to welcoming you to Destiny on Fitzherbert where attention to fine detail will ensure your stay is the ultimate experience in the best of accommodation on offer in Palmerston North
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English

Location

127 Fitzherbert Avenue Westend, Palmerston North 4410 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 77 out of 100
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Palmerston North Airport
Wanganui Airport
66.7 km
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Nigel S wrote a review Mar 2020
Lightwater, United Kingdom
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A friendly welcome in this modern classic motel. Good size room with small kitchen area and dining table. Cutlery and crockery is supplied altough only two pieces of each (in fact we only had one fork) and there are no glass bowls. So I think they anticipate you eating out. There is air conditioning and a small patio outside. There's a Smart TV and good Internet @ 41Mbps / 14 and the tv comes with Netflix. Bathroom has power shower, toiletries. Parking is outside although the numbering runs the wrong way so people park anywhere. Laundry facilities are avaiable.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Brent Haami, Owner at Destiny on Fitzherbert
Responded 23 Jul 2020
Hi, Great feedback. I will look into the cutlery shortage. Catering we are in the process of refurbishing our motel kitchen so we can provide breakfast and some light snacks throughout the day. The allocated car park numbers do have a strange layout; this is to average out the walking distance to your rooms. If I had them from 1 - 13, room 13 guests will be walking from one end to the other (maybe I was being too clever for my own doing lol). Again thank you for your review.
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Emsmum10 wrote a review Jul 2021
wanganui
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked direct via phone with the owner Brent. Brent was very pleasant to deal with and when I called to say we would be arriving later than planned on the day he gave me self check in details and followed that up with a text and email with all the required details. I had booked a premium 1 bdrm suite for the 3 of us for 2 nights (our young adult daughter was only staying one night). The room was nice and warm when we arrived and beautifully refurbished throughout with a great little, well appointed kitchenette. The cleaning team were very friendly and cleaned the room to a 5 star high standard and obviously take pride in their work.
Obviously it is an older motel that's been refurbished so there will always be little things that are out of their control such as carparking area- which was a little tight (bad parking by other guests didn't help) and soundproofing between rooms, could hear the next room talking/snoring 😴 but to be honest that is a minor thing and we really enjoyed our stay. Keen to check out their other room options and will definitely book again when needing accommodation in Palmerston North next time.

*side note - the "hard bed" was one of the best beds I've slept in in a long time.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brian K wrote a review Mar 2020
Coffs Harbour, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed here on our trip round NZ. Brent you are special - such a lovely person and so helpful. The rooms are stunning, everyone different and so wonderfully colourful and tasteful looks like something out of vouge. Rooms were large and very comfortable, bed was snuggly and the whole property was so, so clean. Well done Brent you run a good show.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Go nowhere else stay here
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Response from Brent Haami, Owner at Destiny on Fitzherbert
Responded 27 May 2020
Thank you so so much for your kind review. I take it you are home safe and sound. All the best.
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Danielle J wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived to find no one in the office. There was a door bell and also a phone number to ring. Which was fine, except no one answered either. After multiple door bell rings and in excess of 20 phone calls all up. I then jumped on the website to find the email address and emailed to say we were here and waiting and no one was there. 5 minutes turned to 10, which turned into 30mins and finally after an hour of waiting in the car park, we had had enough.
I had no contact from the property, no texts or missed calls or even emails that may have snuck into junk. We were being ghosted.
Finally we rung Booking.com to ask what we were supposed.
They said they would rebook us if they couldn’t contact the property themselves after 30mins.. if not they would find us somewhere else to stay and reimburse any price differences.
That 30 mins came and went. So we had been waiting an hour and a half for access to our room.
I had my elderly in-laws with me and my toddler. Who was forced to use her potty behind the car in the car park! We’d driven down to Palmy and had a long day.
We had to call bookings back to cancel the booking and find us an alternative accommodation. Only once this had been done did a very basic text message come through with room access details.. nearly 2 hours later!!!! We were not the only guest who also experienced this on the same day.
This is not acceptable. No apology and then to top it off they had the cheek to charge my card!!
So I rung them yet again and left another voicemail. No answer and still no apology. I contacted Booking.com who said they would organise a refund and apologised profusely. Also to top it off I’d made my booking months and months prior. Only for the owner to ring me to ask if I wouldn’t mind moving out of my family room so he could put someone else in it.. which when I explained that I’d made a booking so my husband and I could attend a wedding and have our first night out since our daughter was born. So when I said it wasn’t going to work for my family, I was greeted with hostility and huffed at as if I was the one who was being difficult.
I guess I should have taken that as a sign.
So unless you’re a keen car park enthusiast and enjoy being ignored. I wouldn’t bother booking here.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Make sure you can actually check in. Unless you like waiting in the car park for a few hours.
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Response from Brent Haami, Owner at Destiny on Fitzherbert
Responded 31 Jan 2022
My sincere apology, Yip, I'll take full responsibility for this detailed review and agree to 99.9% I'm not going to go into depth about the huge breakdown of communication for the TWO rooms that weren't able to check-in for that day. The other EIGHT rooms did check-in under our contactless system without difficulty. But again I highlight the fact that TWO rooms are far TOO many. This I disagree with; " I was greeted with hostility and huffed at as if I was the one who was being difficult". It was a simple request and by no means met with any HOSTILITY or HUFFED attitude when the request was denied. A case of two sides of the story. I'll leave it at that; since I tried to explain the communication breakdown (on request from the guest) when I called, however, the call was disconnected by the guest (which I totally understand after such a horrible sequence of events). My final point is this is not our way of doing business and this is a very very very rare one-off......misfortunate incident. To which I have looked at making sure it does not happen again. That is all I can do except apologies once again. Brent
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Wazza T wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is very clean and well located. The problem we had at this place is that the bed in our unit was like sleeping on a rock. In fact, we’ve haven’t stayed at any other accomodation place for many years with beds as hard as these. We did mention this to the reception after the first night with practically no sleep and asked if there was anything they were able to do to help us.

Long story short, when it came time to checkout at the end of our stay, we received a blasé “Sorry about that” response (presumably from the owner) with no solution or suggestion having been offered to us during the balance of our stay once it had been highlighted to them. Very disappointing.

So, if you like sleeping on a rock, this place will suit you down to the ground (no pun intended) - however, if, like us, you like sleeping on a bed with a little bit of give, then we’d suggest you find somewhere else to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Compass65410218563, Owner at Destiny on Fitzherbert
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Hi Warren, I appreciate your personal honesty on the "firmness" of the bed. The beds are only 4 years old manufactured by Sealy specifically designed for the hospitality industry. In the 4 years, we have had at the very most six guests complain about the beds. We have no other alternative solutions available that was explained when you first approached the reception staff. Yes, I was the owner that spoke to you on departure and I took your concerns seriously (not blase). I am truly sorry for the discomfort you experienced sleeping on my 'rocks'. Regards Brent
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david L wrote a review Jan 2023
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brent was most helpful and friendly when we arrived without a booking. He had limited space for the two nights we needed, but he could fit us in. We were offered a viewing of the proposed room and facilities before we decided, and he supplied us with additional local information. The room was well appointed, remarkably clean and most welcoming. As Destiny on Fitzherbert is a member of the Asure scheme, which we have used elsewhere, we were confident of the standard and we were most certainly NOT disappointed.
Would we recommend and use D on F again?
Without hesitation!
It would be hard for us to fault them on any aspect.
Thank you to Brent and all of the staff we met.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If arriving without a booking, ask to see the room before you commit to your stay. They'll...
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markilee wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel is absolutely superb, can't speak highly enough of it. We stayed overnight in an upstairs Premium Suite, it was amazing, the decor and furnishings were absolutely beautiful and different and the room was huge. The bed was wonderfully comfortable and the bathroom superb with plenty of bench room around the vanity. The kitchenette was well equipped and there were so many lovely wall hangings and art around the inside and outside of the motel.
Free WiFi, free onsite parking and a very helpful owner. Excellent location and value for money. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Palmerston North.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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biodream wrote a review Jul 2020
Wellington, New Zealand
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Smart owner!!! Air conditioning is programmed to stop working after midnight to save cost. But no electric blanket and no double glaze. Woke up at 5:30ish every night due to temperatures dropping. Understanding the hard time for business after Covid, but there should be a bottom line for cost saving. Make me wonder what else they save the money? E.g laundering, cleaning?

Sound proof is horrible as well. You can hear ur neighbours’ snoring!
Not recommended !!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Brent Haami, Owner at Destiny on Fitzherbert
Responded 23 Jul 2020
Hi, Appreciate your review and comments about the airconditioning. I will look at getting them turned back on the early hours of the morning. But I do take exception to the light-hearted comment about cost savings in laundry and cleaning. Our property has always been commented on its high standard of cleaning and the state of the rooms. Double glazing the property is what it is 25 years old; this I'm sorry is the same for the soundproofing of the walls between rooms on the top floor. Again appreciate the feedback. Take care...stay warm!!!
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Stewart D wrote a review Feb 2020
Napier, New Zealand
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed overnight while visiting friends in Palmerston North. The Studio Unit was spotlesly clean with a spacious room, a comfortable king sized bed,large TV and efficient air con.I was very impressed by the comfortable armchairs.
The bathroom was also spacious with a large spa bath and an excellent overhead shower
Good parking.
Breakfast is available but we did not use this offer
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Date of stay: February 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Best view from upper floor but access by stairs [no lift]
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Response from Brent Haami, Owner at Destiny on Fitzherbert
Responded 27 May 2020
Hi, Thank you for your review. I hope you are well and taking care of yourself. Best regards' Brent
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ChristchurchFlower wrote a review Oct 2022
Christchurch
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Destiny on Fitzherbert made everything easy from check-in to check-out and we didn't have to speak to a single person. Communication was all done via email and text. Great for introverts. The room was good and had everything we needed. Was close to town and would be a 10 min walk.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Natalie S wrote a tip Apr 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You will love staying here"
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david L wrote a tip Jan 2023
Market Harborough, United Kingdom45 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If arriving without a booking, ask to see the room before you commit to your stay. They'll be happy to oblige."
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Dianne T wrote a tip Mar 2022
Napier, New Zealand200 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"upstairs if possible"
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Danielle J wrote a tip Jan 2022
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you can actually check in. Unless you like waiting in the car park for a few hours."
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Value4money wrote a tip Nov 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand111 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Car park 8. (for room 8) is for a scooter only !! "
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LOCATION
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Frequently Asked Questions about Destiny on Fitzherbert
Which popular attractions are close to Destiny on Fitzherbert?
Nearby attractions include The Plaza Shopping Centre (0.5 km), Square Edge Community Arts Centre (0.5 km), and Ghost Of The Huia (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Destiny on Fitzherbert?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at Destiny on Fitzherbert?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Destiny on Fitzherbert?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Destiny on Fitzherbert?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Destiny on Fitzherbert?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pho Nem Hanoi Home Cooking, Namaste Bharat Authentic Indian Cuisine, and Navajo Steakhouse.
Is Destiny on Fitzherbert located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Palmerston North.
Are any cleaning services offered at Destiny on Fitzherbert?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
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