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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wanting somewhere quiet I left the centre of town for another day and came upon this lovely motel. Very friendly staff greeted me and offered a really lovely studio room which was perfect for what I needed. Fresh room with information where the the name came from plus also decorated in South African style. Very tasteful and lacked nothing. Great...

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review. We are delighted when our guests have such a wonderful experience at our motel. We look forward to catching up with you when you are next in town.

Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I, plus our two dogs, stayed overnight at the Big Five. Our room was lovely; very comfortable and quiet. The motel was easy to find and the lady who checked us in very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

We are glad that your stay at our motel was such a pleasant experience. It was great hosting you and we look forward to your next visit and catching up again.

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The photos don't do this place justice, or maybe it's the cushions in the images...but it was a pleasant surprise, we had a 2 bedroom, it was clean and beds comfy, master bedroom had a tv which is handy. Had a single bed in the lounge room which I thought was a little weird since we had 2 bedrooms. I...

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and that our motel exceeded your expectations. We look forward to your next stay with us.

Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The only reason we stayed here was because other 2 or 3 bedroom properties we normally stay at had already been booked out. Wasn't quite sure what to expect but was relieved when we pulled up to the entrance and the motel was nice, quiet & modern. - Loved the welcome pack of chocolates & biscuits. - Loved the electric...

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

We are happy that we exceeded your expectations and that you would gladly recommend our motel to others. We will look into the drainage of the wash basin - thanks for letting us know. We look forward to hosting you when you are next in the area.

Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Excellent hosts,very friendly. Beautiful Crisp linen. Only down side Sky channels and WiFi needs upgrading. Had a great 2 nights. We loved the big ginger motel cat who payed us a visit as if long lost friends

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback and comments on the SKY and wi-fi. We have looked into both and made improvements. The cat truly does make himself at home with our guests. We look forward to your next visit and catch up.

Gosford
Reviewed 19 February 2016

As a room wasn't ready when we arrived (and we hadn't booked), the owner suggested we sit outside in the shade of the undercover area outside the room we were getting while they did up the room immediately. She even brought over some freshly squeezed orange juice for us while we waited. Talk about service. The room was lovely and...

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

It is our pleasure to be of assistance to you, so preparing a unit for you was no problem for us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again when you are in the area.

Reviewed 17 August 2015

We stayed here on ANZAC day and were greeted by one of the friendly hosts on arrival. Tidy and welcoming reception area with choice own choice of milk for room and complimentary local newspaper. Spacious & comfy family unit with a very friendly ginger cat who made himself at home in our unit too :-)

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. We aim to please our guests and make their stay with us a happy experience and are glad that you did. We look forward to your return visit.

New Zealand
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Stayed at this hotel with a friend while in town for the weekend. The lovely owner checked us in and provided us with directions to our destination. Parking was available directly outside our apartment. The room was very well serviced, beds were a good size as well as the unit. Being situated away from town and off the road, it...

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for a positive review. We are glad you had a comfortable and quiet night with us. Look forward to catching up with you on your next stay.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We brought our mini shunauzer but no extra charge for dog. Also the owner called me to propose a bigger room for dog just extra $10. I was impressed. Quite a few motel allows dog so I do recommend the motel for dog lovers but please confirm the owner for the availability of dog if your one is huge breed...

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

It was great hosting you and your dog. Your doggy is always welcome to visit us. We look forward to your next visit.

Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to big five motel was great . The owners daughter was looking after the place - what a lovely hostess - nothing was a problem. Room was nice and quiet and had everything we needed. There was a yummy welcome biscuit an chocolate along with the local paper in our room when we got there . Our...

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BigFiveMotel, Owner at Big Five Motel, responded to this review

Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were well looked after. We look forward to hosting you again when you are next in town.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Big Five Motel is situated in a quiet location off the main street of Palmerston North yet still within walking distance of most civic amenities. If you are looking for great accommodation at affordable rates with friendly service, our motel is perfect for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Five Motel

Address: 154 Park Road, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand (Formerly Settlers Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Price Range: €81 - €100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Big Five Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“We find it very quiet and were towards the back off the units down stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles LAURANIC287, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
“the room we had was the two bedroom unit it had two bathrooms and with two girls this made life very simple.”
 of 5 bubbles Eggy62, 17 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Lower rooms are larger and many have ensuites.”
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 of 5 bubbles sureshd_12, 10 Nov 2012 | Read review
“We stayed in room 4 at back and on a corner and it was a convenient to a shared outdoor table too.”
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“All rooms are decorated in animal themes is hard to choose a room as they are all airy and clean with great decor”
 of 5 bubbles Eggy62, 27 Nov 2011 | Read review
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