5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Palmerston North 🍸 [2023]
5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Palmerston North 🍸 [2023]

10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Palmerston North 🍸 [2023]

© Hiwinui Country Estate

Luxury Hotels, Lodges and B&Bs in Palmerston North

If a special occasion has brought you to one of the North Island’s most vibrant cities or perhaps you’re just seeking to treat yourself, then take a look at Palmerston North‘s luxury stays. Palmerston North is home to high-end international hotels, as well as deluxe motels and countryside B&Bs that you’ll never want to leave. We’ll lay out some of our favourite stays in this list of the best luxury accommodations in Palmerston North!

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Luxury Guide to Palmerston North or 6 Luxury Activities in Palmerston North.

1. Hiwinui Country Estate

After an NZ House & Garden Tour, relax in either the main lodge or the “Tree Tops Apartment” of Hiwinui Country Estate. The lodge boasts suites with king-sized beds and ensuites with large spa baths and walk-in showers. Alternatively, the apartment gives you a glorious elevated position among the trees with a kitchenette and bright bathroom included. All guests have access to the elegant lounge with a dominating log fireplace and extensive views of the grounds and pond. Treat yourself a step further with a spa treatment at the on-site Hiwinui Body & Day Spa – see the 6 Luxury Experiences in Palmerston North to learn more about this activity.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Palmerston North 🍸 [2023]© Hiwinui Country Estate

2. Destiny on Fitzherbert

A boutique motel with tasteful decor and a whole lot of luxury, Destiny on Fitzherbert is an attractive option. Each studio and multi-bedroom unit features unique and bespoke furnishings that never fail to impress. The “Premium Studio” is a romantic and relaxing retreat for couples, while the one and two-bedroom units have spa baths and kitchenette facilities. Be entertained by the 50″ TVs with streaming services, free WiFi, as well as 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

3. 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 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 self-catering stays in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Palmerston North.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Palmerston North 🍸 [2023]© Quest Palmerston North

4. Pin Oaks Luxury Bed & Breakfast

A charming country cottage between Palmerston North and Ashhurst, Pin Oaks Luxury Bed & Breakfast is a favourable option for up to five guests. The entire suite is yours, featuring two double bedrooms with glorious views across the manicured gardens, as well as a single bedroom and a sunny lounge and dining room with access to a patio area. You’ll be treated to an indulgent spread for breakfast, as well as a welcome afternoon tea with home baking.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Palmerston North 🍸 [2023]© Pin Oaks Luxury Bed & Breakfast

5. City Corporate Motor Inn

Discerning travellers visiting Palmerston North are best to look at the city’s motels before considering the hotels, and City Corporate Motor Inn is a great example as to why. Luxury features are included from tip to toe across the apartments and studios of this central motel, including apartments with massage recliners, twin-spa hot tubs, soundproofed and double-glazed windows, corporate transfer services and business facilities and more. Their breakfast menu is also a delight.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Palmerston North 🍸 [2023]© City Corporate Motor Inn

6. Aubyn Court Spa Motel

Another motel to consider, especially for couples celebrating a special occasion, is the 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 away from the ensuite bathroom. Rooms are ultra-spacious and feature free WiFi, mezzanine suite options and breakfast-making facilities. You’ll also have the convenience of on-site parking, Sky TV and a location near The Plaza shopping mall. For more romantic options like this, be sure to check out the 5 Most Romantic Accommodations in Palmerston North.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Palmerston North 🍸 [2023]© Aubyn Court Spa Motel

7. Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre

A four-star hotel in the centre of Palmerston North, Distinction Palmerston North Hotel is well worth considering. The hotel boasts modernly-appointed guest rooms across five storeys. The most luxurious of rooms include the “Tower Superior” with ample space to lounge and the “Heritage Spa Suite” with an indulgent spa bath and separate shower. The hotel boasts a range of facilities from wedding services to corporate facilities to exquisite dining at the Nosh Restaurant and its two trendy bars. Check out more hotel-style accommodation in 10 Best Hotels in Palmerston North.

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© Distinction Palmerston North Hotel

8. Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North

This international hotel is the right fit for corporate travellers, couples, friends and families thanks to its adaptable layouts. The Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North features “Family Suites” with a separate living area, a kitchenette and sofabed, as well as luxurious “Junior Suites” with space to wine and dine in your own lounge and take in the views of the Tararua Ranges from your private balcony. Rooms have free WiFi and in-room entertainment, while the on-site Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen is an excellent dining option for gourmet steaks, seafood and New Zealand favourites. See more stays like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodations in Palmerston North.

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© Millenium Palmerston North

9. Distinction Coachman Hotel, Palmerston North

Experience heritage and luxury at the Distinction Coachman Hotel. This second hotel in Palmerston North by Distinction Hotels offers a slightly more traditional stay in a quieter area just 800 m (875 yards) from the city centre. The hotel has a wide range of room choices, from “Deluxe Hotel Rooms” with antique-inspired decor to multi-bedroom villas with private balconies overlooking rose gardens. Many of the rooms feature double spa baths for ultimate relaxation, while other guests can make use of the on-site swimming pool, spa pool and gym. Fine dining can also be sampled at La Patio Cafe & Bar serving award-winning Pacific Rim and Mediterranean fusion cuisine.

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© Distinction Coachman


10. Quality Suites Central Square

Luxury and home comforts 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. Discover alternative affordable stays in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Palmerston North.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Palmerston North© Quality Suites Central Square


More About Luxury Accommodations in Palmerston North

That’s it for our list of the best luxury 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 Luxury Guide to Palmerston North.


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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