Comfort Inn Kauri Court
Comfort Inn Kauri Court

10 Best Accommodation in Palmerston North for Foodies

© Comfort Inn Kauri Court

Hotels with Restaurants and/or Self-catering Accommodation in Palmerston North

Palmerston North, or as the local’s lovingly call “Palmy”, is a foodies paradise between the frequent markets and abundance of restaurants, some of which feature directly within the city’s fabulous hotels. Alternatively, foodies can also be in charge of their own meals and diet thanks to the range of self-catering accommodation available throughout the city. We’ll go through some of your best options when it comes to accommodation in Palmerston North for foodies right here!

Plus, you might also be interested in The Foodie Guide to Palmerston North and 15 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Palmerston North.

1. Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North

Foodies love this international hotel for its super central location right next to a selection of eateries, as well as for its own restaurant. Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North suits corporate travellers, couples, friends and families thanks to its adaptable layouts. While standard rooms are available for travellers on a budget, the Family Suites with a separate living area and a kitchenette and luxurious Junior Suites with a private balcony are well worth treating yourself to. Rooms have free WiFi and in-room entertainment, while the main event is the on-site Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen. The restaurant specialises in gourmet steaks, seafood and Kiwi favourites. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in Palmerston North.

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© Millenium Palmerston North

2. Distinction Coachman Hotel, Palmerston North

Another hotel with a restaurant that’s sure to tickle the tastebuds is the Distinction Coachman Hotel. Experience historic charm at this hotel just 800m from the city centre. The hotel offers a wide range of room choices, from Deluxe Hotel Rooms with antique-style furnishings to multi-bedroom villas with private balconies looking into the rose gardens. Many of the rooms feature double spa baths for ultimate relaxation, while all guests can make use of the on-site swimming pool, spa pool and gym. Most importantly for foodies, fine dining can also be sampled at La Patio Cafe & Bar serving award-winning Pacific Rim and Mediterranean fusion cuisine. See more recommendations like this in our 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Palmerston North.

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© Distinction Coachman

3. ASURE Colonial Court Motel

One of the closest self-catering motels to Massey University, ASURE Colonial Court Motel 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 Executive 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 accommodation like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Palmerston North.

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© Asure Colonial Court

4. Broadway Motor Inn

Affordable, close to the city centre and self-contained, Broadway Motor Inn ticks all the boxes for budget-conscious foodies. 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, Freeview and Sky TV and free WiFi. Other amenities include on-site parking, laundry and continental breakfasts.

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© Broadway Motor Inn

5. The Cobb Hotel

Another budget option in the city, The Cobb Hotel offers affordable rooms above its lively pub. Couples have the option of the Studio Rooms with simple furnishings, an ensuite, fridge and tea/coffee facilities, while the Family Room has a little bit extra in terms of beds and space. Downstairs, the bar serves a range of crowd-pleasers at a reasonable price.

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© The Cobb Hotel

6. Quest Palmerston North Serviced Apartments

Luxury and home comforts combine at Quest Palmerston North. This aparthotel rises high in the city centre, featuring 40 superbly-appointed self-catering apartments. Couples will find affordable luxury in the One-Bedroom Executive Apartment with a full kitchen, separate lounge and a private balcony. Families will also find ample space in the Two-Bedroom Executive Apartment with all the home-away-from-home amenities, which, of course, include a kitchen! Even if you don’t feel like cooking, the aparthotel offers local restaurant chargebacks. Other facilities are in-house movies, access to a nearby gym, car parking and free WiFi.

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© Quest Apartments

7. Rose City Motel

Just two-minutes walk from the city centre and its array of restaurants, Rose City Motel offers an excellent location for foodies 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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© Rose City Motel

8. Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre

A four-star hotel in the centre of Palmerston North, Distinction Palmerston North Hotel is well worth considering for both its proximity to restaurants and its own dining offering. The hotel boasts modernly-appointed guest rooms across five storeys. While there are well-appointed entry-level rooms available for budget-conscious travellers, those looking to treat themselves certainly will in the Heritage Spa Suite with an indulgent spa bath. The main reason to stay, however, is for the exquisite dining at the Nosh Restaurant serving a buffet breakfast and well-presented a la carte dinners. You can also spend time in the two trendy bars, Cuba Bar specialising in single malt whiskies and fine wines and Bar One7Five offering a more boisterous social vibe.

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© Distinction Palmerston North Hotel

9. 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.

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© Comfort Inn Kauri Court

10. Destiny on Fitzherbert

Last but certainly not least, 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 Sky TV, free WiFi, as well as enjoy the city centre eateries just a few blocks away. See more accommodation like this in our 10 Best Motels in Palmerston North.

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© Destiny on Fitzherbert


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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