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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Palmerston North

10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Palmerston North ❤️ [2024]

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Romantic Stays and Honeymoon Accommodations in Palmerston North

Whether you’re travelling around New Zealand on your honeymoon or looking for a romantic city escape, Palmerston North has the accommodation to set the mood right. From lavish motels with luxurious fixtures like a spa pool to elegant hotels with superb restaurants, Palmerston North has it all within its city boundaries. Meanwhile, the surrounding countryside is home to an endearing selection of lodges and B&Bs. Check out some of our top picks in this list of the most romantic accommodations in Palmerston North!

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Palmerston North and 7 Romantic Things to Do in Palmerston North.

1. Aubyn Court Spa Motel

As you’re sure to find out, Palmerston North is mostly about the motels. The most romantic of which is arguably 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 motel options, see our 10 Best Motels in Palmerston North.

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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Palmerston North© Aubyn Court Spa Motel

2. Destiny on Fitzherbert

A boutique motel with attractive decor and a whole lot of luxury, Destiny on Fitzherbert is an attractive option for couples. Each studio and multi-bedroom unit features bespoke furnishings that never fail to impress. The “Premium Studio” is a romantic and relaxing retreat for couples, with sumptuous bedding, tea/coffee-making facilities, 48″ TVs with Sky TV and free WiFi. What’s more, city centre eateries are just a few blocks away for a romantic dinner. See more like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Palmerston North.

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© Destiny on Fitzherbert

3. 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 Romantic Accommodation in Palmerston North© Hiwinui Country Estate

4. Cornwall Motor Lodge

Another upmarket motel well worth considering for couples, 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 and one-bedroom layouts. Find this motel in Fitzherbert.

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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Palmerston North© Cornwall Motor Lodge

5. 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 this really is the place to disconnect to reconnect with each other.

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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Palmerston North© The Tiny Nest

6. Country Lane Homestay B&B

Decorated with charming antiques to reflect its historic cottage ambience, the style of Country Lane Homestay B&B is something couples will either love or hate, but we’re banking on you being in a more “lovey” mood. Either way, this B&B between Palmerston North and Ashhurst offers the ultimate out-of-town retreat with effortless romantic surroundings. Couples will be treated to a delightful breakfast each morning, which you’re free to enjoy amongst the gorgeous gardens if the weather permits.

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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Palmerston North© Country Lane Homestay B&B

7. Fitzherbert Castle Motel

Yes, you’re seeing the image correctly! The Fitzherbert Castle Motel is actually built in the style of a castle. Not only does this quirky accommodation provide a more “creative” option for couples, but the extra touches like Fairtrade coffee, chocolates and an in-room snack bar reinforce that this is not your average motel stay. The “Executive Studio” or “Superior Studio” is the best option for couples in a funky circular room, featuring a super-king bed, Sky TV with a My Sky Decoder, a DVD player, ensuite with a spa bath, and breakfast-making facilities. Alternatively, just order breakfast straight to your room.

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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Palmerston North© Fitzherbert Castle Motel

8. Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North

This international hotel is the right fit for couples, whether you’re on a budget or celebrating a special occasion. Stay in one of the “Standard Rooms” or 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 a romantic meal. See more accommodations like this in our 10 Best Hotels in Palmerston North.

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© Millenium Palmerston North

9. Quest Palmerston

For couples seeking home comforts, check out Quest Palmerston North. The high-end apartment hotel chain offers an upmarket stay in Palmerston North with stylish contemporary studios and 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 Romantic Accommodation in Palmerston North© Quest Palmerston North

10. Distinction Coachman Hotel, Palmerston North

Experience historical charm with a few luxurious touches at the Distinction Coachman Hotel. This hotel by Distinction Hotels offers a traditional stay just 800 m (875 ft) from the city centre. The hotel features a wide range of room choices for couples, from “Deluxe Hotel Rooms” with antique-style decor to “Executive Suites” with a double spa bath. Make use of the on-site swimming pool, spa pool and gym or dine at La Patio Cafe & Bar serving award-winning Pacific Rim and Mediterranean fusion cuisine. You never know, you might be inspired to use the hotel’s wedding facilities…

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© Distinction Coachman

More About Romantic Accommodations in Palmerston North

That’s it for our list of the most romantic 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 Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Palmerston North.


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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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