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10 Best Accommodation in Palmerston North for Foodies

10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Palmerston North šŸ½ļø [2024]

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Where to Find Self-Contained Accommodations in Palmerston North

Palmerston North, or as the locals lovingly call “Palmy”, is a foodie’s paradise between the frequent markets and abundance of restaurants. Travellers who want to be in charge of their own meals, however, whether it’s to cater to a special diet or save on the travel budget, can be thanks to the range of self-catering accommodations available throughout the city. We’ll go through some of your best options when it comes to self-catering accommodations in Palmerston North right here!

Plus, you might also be interested in The Complete Travel Guide to Palmerston North and the 16 Best Things to Do in Palmerston North.

1. Quest Palmerston North

Get the hotel meets home-away-from-home experience at Quest Palmerston North. The high-end apartment hotel chain offers an upmarket self-catering stay in Palmerston North with stylish contemporary studios and one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. All units feature a full kitchen with a dishwasher (PakN’Save is just across the road), while other conveniences include car parking, electric vehicle charging, laundry facilities, local restaurant chargeback, WiFi and in-house movies. Discover more upscale stays like this in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Palmerston North.

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10 Best Accommodation in Palmerston North for Foodies© Quest Palmerston North

2.Ā The Esplanade Motel & Conference Centre

One of the closest self-catering motels to Massey University, The Esplanade Motel & Conference Centre provides an alternative location with extra drawcards. The motel offers free mountain bikes to hire in summer and free access to a nearby gym and pool. The 13 well-appointed rooms include budget studios, one-bedroom single spa units and two-bedroom family apartments. Guests will have access to their own kitchenette, bathroom, Sky TV, DVD player with an extensive library and free WiFi. See more cheap stays like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Palmerston North.

Check The Esplanade Motel & Conference Centre out:

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3. Comfort Inn Kauri Court

A boutique motel near the scenic Fitzherbert Park, Comfort Inn Kauri Court provides tranquil self-catering accommodation. Stay in bright well-appointed studios and multi-bedroom apartments with features like air-conditioning, free WiFi, super king beds, a bathroom and practical cooking facilities. However, if you’re not feeling the cooking one morning, treat yourself to something off the motel’s breakfast menu. Other facilities include on-site parking and laundry facilities.

Check Comfort Inn Kauri Court out:

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4. Destiny on Fitzherbert

Destiny on Fitzherbert shows that you don’t have to sacrifice luxury when staying in self-catering accommodation. This boutique motel features unique and bespoke furnishings that almost never fail to impress. The “Premium One-Bedroom” unit is a romantic and relaxing retreat for couples, while the “Two-Bedroom” unit is the best choice for families, each boasting kitchenette facilities with a dishwasher and crockery with cute designs. What’s more, you can be entertained by the 50″ TVs with streaming services, free WiFi and more. See more accommodation like this in our 10 Best Motels in Palmerston North.

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5. Linton Cottage

Another way to ensure self-catering facilities for your stay in Palmerston North is to choose a holiday home. Linton Cottage is a good go-to with its modernly renovated kitchen with an open-plan lounge and a secluded deck with a barbecue. The four-bedroom holiday home sleeps up to eight people, but there are rates for fewer people, making it also ideal for smaller groups – even couples. What’s more, free WiFi is also available!

Check Linton Cottage out:

10 Best Accommodation in Palmerston North for Foodies© Linton Cottage

6. The Tiny Nest

Live the tiny home life at The Tiny Nest on the outskirts of Palmerston North. This cosy retreat proves that good things do come in small packages with a well-presented kitchen and ensuite, as well as a lounge spilling onto a sunny outside deck. With the juxtaposing nature and industrial-inspired interior design, this accommodation is certainly one you’ll remember and for good reason. Note that there’s no WiFi or TV, so make sure you spend your time here in good company! That’s why we also list this one in theĀ 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Palmerston North.

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10 Best Accommodation in Palmerston North for Foodies© The Tiny Nest

7. Cornwall Motor Lodge

Another upmarket motel well worth considering for self-catering travellers, Cornwall Motor Lodge has a huge range of facilities. Sky TV with Sky Decoder, spa pools and spa baths, free WiFi, bathrobes, on-site parking, chargeback meal services, TVs visible from the bed or spa, Sleepyhead king beds, breakfast delivery and, of course, well-equipped kitchenettes even including plunger coffee and cookies… And the list goes on! Rooms are available in studio and one-bedroom layouts. Find this motel in Fitzherbert.

Check Cornwall Motor Lodge out:

10 Best Accommodation in Palmerston North for Foodies© Cornwall Motor Lodge

8. Quality Suites Central Square

Home comforts and a super-central location unite at Quality Suites Central Square. This aparthotel rises high in the city centre, featuring 40 well-appointed self-contained apartments. Couples will find affordable luxury in the “Studios”, while the “One-Bedroom Executive Apartment” with a full kitchen, separate lounge and a private balcony heightens the experience. Families will also find ample space in the “Two-Bedroom Executive Apartment” with all the home-away-from-home amenities. Facilities at the aparthotel include 24-hour self-check-in, pet-friendly rooms, car parking and free WiFi. For more hotel-like stays, check out theĀ 10 Best Hotels in Palmerston North.

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10 Best Accommodation in Palmerston North for Foodies© Quality Suites Central Square

9.Ā Rose City Motel

Just a two-minute walk from the city centre and its array of restaurants, Rose City Motel offers an excellent location for travellers who want to be in the heart of the action. Guests can also make use of the on-site squash court, spa pool, barbecue area and handy amenities like on-site parking and laundry facilities. As for the rooms, relax in your indulgent “Spa Studio” or treat the family to a home away from home in the “Apartment Suite”. Whatever you choose, you’ll have access to at least basic cooking facilities.

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10.Ā Broadway Motor Inn

Affordable, close to the city centre and self-contained, Broadway Motor Inn ticks all the boxes for budget-conscious travellers. The motel has 21 rooms including studios sleeping up to three guests and one-bedroom units for four guests. Features in each room include kitchen facilities for making your own meals, as well as dining furniture, a bathroom with a shower, Sky TV and free WiFi. Other amenities include on-site parking, laundry and continental breakfasts. Thanks to the family-friendly facilities, we also list this one in theĀ 10 Best Family Accommodations in Palmerston North.

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More About Self-Catering Accommodations in Palmerston North

That’s it for our list of the best self-catering accommodations in Palmerston North, but it’s by no means the end of our advice! Check out more guides to help you plan the perfect trip to Palmerston North:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to Palmerston North.


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About The Author

Robin C.

This article has been reviewed and approved by Robin, who is the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. With more than 15 years of experience in the New Zealand tourism industry, Robin has co-founded three influential tourism businesses and five additional travel guides for South Pacific nations. He is an expert in New Zealand travel and has tested over 600 activities and 300+ accommodations across the country.

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