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Palmerston North, New Zealand

Double Studio stay

Review of Townhouse Motel
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 Jan 2017
We had a very pleasant stay here. Unit was very clean and spacious. It is an older style, but had been painted and modernised. Friendly and helpful staff. Even though on the main road was very quiet. The only issue for some people could be the steep drive down to the units which also makes parking interesting. We would definitely stay here again as very pleasant and affordable.
Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

A motel in a great location, clean and tidy. Outstanding was the service received, requested and was provided extra chairs & cultery for visiting family meal. Best of all was the surprise chives & garlic with a note left thoughtfully on the kitchen bench when we went to the local supermarket! A rather nice touch which was greatly appreciated. Would definitely stay there again. Easy walk to Caroline bay and the shops.

Room tip: Rooms at the lower levels are quieter.
Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Colin N
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. We were picked up from the bus stop and because our room was not quite ready (we arrived before lunch time) we were provided with refreshments while we waited. The room was nicely furnished and as we required assistance with some things we just asked and they provided. Nothing was too much trouble and the owners were great personalities with a sense of humour to match our own. On our last day (5th day) the weather was not suitable for us to go and do anything (due to disabilities) so they graciously allowed us to stay in the room longer saying they would leave our room till last, then transported us to the bus stop when it was time to go. The motel was conveniently located for our purposes and with the only drawback for us being the steepish incline of the driveway, but we managed by walking slowly and carefully. We would recommend this motel to everyone and next time we are going to Timaru they would be the first place we would consider staying at. All the staff were friendly and lovely to talk to as well. Thanks for making our trip so enjoyable.

Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank JillianD240
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

We arrived a bit early but had no problem in getting settled in our lovely accommodation.The staff really helpful and friendly indeed,The unit was very large with a bedroom separate from the lounge,We were near the busy road but did not hear much noise from the traffic,The lady let my wife do a load of washing just cost $2 with the use of their own wash powder how good was that,We found it to be very clean and tidy,Would recommend any one to stay here. John and Rene,

Room tip: All rooms are great but there is a steep hill if you had a unit further down,
Date of stay: November 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank 11Bear
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Room was clean & tidy with basic kitchen facilities. The drive down into the motel was a bit steep but once parked outside room access was ok. Staff were very helpful with all relevant knowledge about the area. Had all the requirements of 3 star motel.

Date of stay: November 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We spent a night here.The staff were friendly and the room was clean and functional.Decor was pretty rough but the spa bath was lovely also a huge double bed.We had a room furtherest from the road but still could hear road noise so choose your room carefully

Room tip: Away from the road
Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Alan M
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