Aubyn Court Spa Motel
Aubyn Court Spa Motel

10 Best Motels in Palmerston North

© Aubyn Court Spa Motel

Motel Accommodation in Palmerston North

Escaping to the city doesn’t mean you have to leave the conveniences of home behind. The motels in Palmerston North allow you to keep to your budget thanks to self-catering facilities, while often providing extra luxuries like an in-room spa pool to remind you that you are truly on holiday. We’ll go through some of our tops picks for Palmerston North motels in the list below, making sure to have something suitable for all types of travellers.

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1. Bentleys Motor Inn

Treat yourself to affordable luxury at the Bentleys Motor Inn. It’s all about the spa baths and pools here at this high-end accommodation where pampering yourself is a must. Rooms here consist of studios, one and two-bedroom units of varying upgrades. Each room is extremely well-presented with most rooms having kitchen facilities and added luxurious like a dishwasher. Other facilities on the grounds include a gym, squash court, sauna, on-site parking, free WiFi, laundry and conference rooms.

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© Bentleys Motor Inn

2. Cornwall Motor Lodge

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

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3. Broadway Motor Inn

Affordable, close to the city centre and super practical, Broadway Motor Inn ticks all the boxes for budget-conscious travellers. The motel complex features 21 rooms with studios sleeping up to three guests and one-bedroom units for four guests. Facilities in each room include kitchens, dining furniture, a bathroom with a shower, Freeview and Sky TV and free WiFi. Other amenities include on-site parking, laundry and continental breakfasts. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Palmerston North.

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4. ASURE Colonial Court Motel

One of the closest motels to Massey University, ASURE Colonial Court Motel provides an ideal location for some. Drawcards of the motel include free mountain bikes to hire in summer and complimentary access to a nearby gym and pool. The motel has 13 well-presented rooms including budget Executive Studios, One-Bedroom Single Spa Units and Two-Bedroom Family Apartments. Guests will have their own kitchenette, Sky TV, DVD player with an extensive library, free WiFi and more. See more like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in Palmerston North.

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5. Destiny on Fitzherbert

A boutique motel with breathtaking decor, Destiny on Fitzherbert is an attractive option. Each studio and multi-bedroom unit features bespoke furnishings that provide the “wow” factor. The Premium Studio is a romantic retreat for couples, while the one and two-bedroom units have added luxuries like spa baths and kitchenette facilities. Be entertained with the 50″ TVs with Sky TV, free WiFi, as well as the city centre eateries just a few blocks away. See more accommodation like this in our 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Palmerston North.

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6. Aubyn Court Spa Motel

Couples looking for a romantic retreat, take a look at Aubyn Court Spa Motel. Treat your loved one to a night or two in one of the spa studios with a separate indoor spa pool separate from the ensuite bathroom. Additionally, the one and two-bedroom Family Suites ooze in contemporary style with luxurious additions like super-king beds and tiled bathrooms with a spa bath. Either way, rooms are ultra-spacious and feature free WiFi, mezzanine suite options and breakfast-making facilities. There’s also the convenience of on-site parking, Sky TV and a location near The Plaza shopping mall. For more like this, see our 5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Palmerston North.

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7. BKs Premier Motel Palmerston North

Located near Arena Manawatu and five minutes drive from the city centre, BKs Premier Motel is worth checking for availability. While the motel offers variety in apartments, spa suites and shower suites, all rooms feature amenities like Lazy Boys, coffee machines, kitchen facilities and Smart TVs. Although the main areas of the studios are simply furnished, the most impressive decor is in the bathrooms with tiled ensuites with a shower or spa bath. Each suite also has either a patio or balcony.

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8. Big Five Motel

The Big Five Motel could certainly be described as a motel with character thanks to its African wildlife-themed rooms. Whether you’re into the animal kingdom or not, there’s no denying the quality furnishings and convenient layouts of these motel rooms. There are three types of studios to suit a range of budgets, as well as multi-bedroom units for families. Rooms either have breakfast-making or cooking facilities in the kitchenette, as well as ensuite bathrooms, TV, lounge and dining furniture and more.

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9. Shadzz Motel

Stay in one of the 14 apartment-style motel units of the Shadzz Motel. Rooms have a homely vibe with most featuring a spa bath, free unlimited WiFi, self-catering facilities and more. There is a range of units to suit all traveller types, from couples to families to even corporate traveller that may want to make use of the conference room. Find this motel in Fitzherbert.

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10. Rose City Motel

Free unlimited WiFi: check! Sky TV: check! Two-minutes walk from the city centre: check! Rose City Motel does the job and more! Guests take advantage of the 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 one of the homely Apartment Suites. Whatever your style, you’ll have access to at least basic cooking facilities. See more self-catering accommodation in 10 Best Accommodation in Palmerston North for Foodies.

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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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