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    Big Five Motel

    154 Park Road, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent61%
    • Very good34%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Kitchenette
    Pets Allowed
    Spa
    Wheelchair Access
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    1 - 5 of 61 reviews

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Providing an excellent review is usually not good when you're a regular. Which we are. But this needs saying: Big Five Motel is one of the best in Palmy. It is THE best for us. The owners go beyond expectation every time. Maybe not cheap,...More

    Thank August_A_Du
    Response from BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five MotelResponded 1 week ago

    It is always pleasing to hear that we can still meet your expectations after so many visits. Thank you for your kind words and we will see lots more of you and your dogs in the future.

    Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

    If you're a couple it's well worth spending the extra $20 to upgrade from a studio to a one bedroom. It's twice the size, had two tellys to save bickering over channels and a much more complete kitchen. Your hosts are a lovely South African...More

    Thank shouldhavebeenanAB
    Response from BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five MotelResponded 3 October 2017

    Thank you for your positive review. Our units have different configurations so there's always a perk or two for an upgrade. Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to catching up when you are next in town.

    Reviewed 17 September 2017

    This is a great place to stay because the staff are friendly and go out of their way to help out. The place was clean and tidy and well looked after. We were able to bring our dog with us. Our dog was made very...More

    Thank Grey_GSD
    Response from BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five MotelResponded 18 September 2017

    Thank you for your glowing review. We are happy that you had such a great stay and your pets are always welcome. Look forward to catching up with you on your next visit.

    Reviewed 20 May 2017

    I stay in a lot of hotels across Australia and New Zealand. When I am staying in Palmerston North I always choose the Big 5. The staff are the best and the hotel is clean and comfortable, nothing is too much trouble to them. Highly...More

    Thank Brian N
    Response from BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five MotelResponded 28 May 2017

    It feels so good to get such positive feedback from you. We aim to make your stay a home from home experience and look forward to catching up with you on your next trip through the area.

    Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

    We really enjoyed our quick stay at Big Five Motel. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit and we loved how there was two bathrooms! It was also great to have a large fridge/freezer! The kitchen was a great size. The beds were very comfortable...More

    Thank Charlie1288
    Response from BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five MotelResponded 8 April 2017

    We are happy to know that your stay with us was great. We look forward to catching up with you when you are next in town.

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$77 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 14
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    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Manawatu-Wanganui Region >
    • Palmerston North
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    Room Tips
    "studio apartments are TINY, but have all amenities for a one night stay. Best eat out of have a meal..."
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    "We find it very quiet and were towards the back off the units down stairs."
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    "the room we had was the two bedroom unit it had two bathrooms and with two girls this made life very simple."
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    "Lower rooms are larger and many have ensuites."
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