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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We visit NZ each year, at least once, and love the place. Had never stayed in Palmerston North before and were on our way in a tight circuit back to Wellington via Tongariro National Park, The 'Naki and its eponymous, elusive Mount Taranaki, Rotorua, Whakatane / White Island and Napier. So we had only organised one night in NP. Our...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at our motel and that you are keen to come back to us on your next visit. We look forward to hosting you both.

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Really enjoyed our stay, very warm welcome at reception, great decor and very clean rooms. Lovely touch with the Easter Eggs and good quiet location off the main road and not far from the centre of town.

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

We are happy that your stay was a memorable occasion. We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to your next visit.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 February 2015

The motel itself was ok but our experience is to do with the party next door that latest from 9pm to 12:30pm (once we had growled at them) and then they returned at 3am with more disturbance and then another group returned at 6:00am. I understand that this was other people making all the noise but what really annoyed me...

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

We are sorry that your stay with us was a terrible experience due to the noise disturbances of other guests. We did hear a disturbance at 3 am when they came back from town and spoke to the guests to control the noise. We also asked for the visitors to leave. At the time we were unaware that you had...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2014

For me this was the ideal location. Just minutes from the CBD but all I had to do to get some exercise was walk out of the motel, turn left, diagonally cross the playing field next door (head to the stand of gum trees) and I was in the Esplanade with access to walks by the beautiful river. Park Road...

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

Thank you for a wonderful review. It was great hosting you and we look forward to catching up with you when you are next in town.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Our third stay here. Once again a very friendly warm welcome. Service and room presentation excellent as always. Very convenient and short walk to city centre. We have on hesitation in recommending this motel to anyone stopping in Palmerston North.

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed you stay with us and it was great catching up with you again. We look forward to your next visit.

Waitara, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 September 2014

On arrival we were made very welcome as she held our trim milk over. You get a choice of milk also chocolates and pens in your unit. Unit was small but compact all you need if on a busy trip with a pet dog. We slept well there and enjoyed our stay. Reasonable price.

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

We are so glad that you liked your stay with us and thank you for your positive review. We look forward to hosting you in the near future,

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Lovely people working at Big Five....from reception to the cleaning crew....the rooms were a wonderful surprise as they have been updated from the pictures on the internet.....I had booked for the reviews on the owners not on the decor!! I think that updated pics on the website is essential so that people know who up to date they are.

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

Thank you for such a positive review. We have been somewhat slow in updating our photos on the web following our refurbishing. Glad that you were happy with the changes.

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Each time we visit Palmerston North we stay at the Big Five, the room we had was comfortable and my two daughters who had never stayed before were very impressed and loved the wild animal theme in the room. Had to stop them from trying to pinch the cushions.

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

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your girls loved the theme of the unit. We hope to see you soon.

Auckland
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

This room was way too small for two people travelling as singles the bed was divided into two and we were very close to each other!! Not ideal. Also rain and wind hitting the glass wall kept me awake all night.. What a shame!

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

Thank you for your positive review. We alway try to accommodate our guests if they require more space, so when you next visit. request a ground floor unit instead. We look forward to hosting you again.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We reserved the deluxe room as the standard room looked very small after seeing some of photos posted on here by other posters. We were then offered upgrade to a one bed studio when we arrived. The studio was a nice size with a single in the living room, a small kitchen area, dining table and a two seater sofa....

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed the upgrade. We did have issues with the wi-fi and our technician has since resolved this. IT would be our pleasure to host you when you are next in the area.

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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: €80 - €90 (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.”
  • room at Big Five for 2 people
 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.”
 of 5 bubbles IainS662, 15 May 2012 | Read review
“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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