Big Five Motel - Palmerston North-40.36647, 175.61533
ex. Settlers Motel
The quiet 4-star Big Five Motel offers quick access to Plant and Food Research, which is about 1150 meters away. It features dry cleaning, laundry and newspaper service as well as a designated smoking area, free self parking and a luggage storage.
The property lies within 1200 meters from Te Manawa. The venue is located within 20 minutes' walk from Palmerston North center.
The hotel enjoys a great location within 10 minutes' drive from Palmerston North airport.
There are 14 modern rooms fitted with a patio, TV with satellite channels, ironing facilities, a writing desk and a balcony. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms with a spa bathtub, a hairdryer and free toiletries along with a dishwasher, an electric kettle and a toaster.
Eat & Drink
La Patio Cafe & Bar is about 550 meters away and serves European and New Zealand specialties.
A continental breakfast is served at affordable prices. A full english breakfast is served and charges are applicable.
The on-site bicycle rentals are also available.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.
High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Number of rooms: 14.
On-site car park
Bar/ Lounge area
Sports & Fitness
- Golf course
- Room service
- Bicycle rental
- Dry cleaning
- Newspaper service
- In-room breakfast
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Packed lunches
- Business centre
- Babysitting/Child services
Spa & Leisure
- BBQ facilities
- Air conditioning
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
- Electric blankets
- Flat-screen TV
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
In the Room
In the Room
- City landmarks
Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the room was very clean, and had character.
The Sky tv channels weren't right, it wasn't a big deal though.
Nice and tidy, clean, modern, nice staff
The bed was not comfortable
Friendly staff that responded well to our complaint with the unit initially assigned to us and offered us a better unit for the night.
Initial unit was shabby, with things that did not work, torn window coverings. From the advertisement we were expecting something rather more upmarket. What we got was old and tired looking.On departure, it took 20 minutes (at 0830) to rouse a staff member to take our money. We left after one night and found alternative accommodation.
Great water pressure in the shower and nice touches with decor. Some other motels in Palmerston North have free internet - but did get second voucher for free which was appreciated.
Rooms quite small - felt cramped, no towel rail in bathroom. Internet not included.
Quality of room, friendly and helpful staff
Room size was very small, should have been stated as hotel room with no cooking facilities, instead was a small double en suite with fridge and microwave, no room for luggage or eating/cooking. But room quality was good and big tv. Enjoyed our stay but got much bigger and better equipped rooms at same price else where.
It was superclean, the managers are very friendly and helpful, make you feel welcome
Very comfortable bed and well equipped kitchen
I don't like the security compromise of the windows being opened, and left open when you're not at the Motel. I've stayed at the Motel on 3 occassions now and each time the windows have been left open while all your personal gear is in the room.
The people are very nice and very accommodating.
It was a little noisy, which isn't the fault of the owners, but a group of people were outside partying until 2AM, and it made it hard to sleep.
a quiet comfortable stay. nice breakfast.pleasent happy to help staff. a nice tidy unit
Comfortable no nonsense accommodaion. Excellent sevice. Very friendly staff.
Alarm in empty vacant room next door at 0630!
The Motel looks like new and the owners are at the front desk.
Friednly service and clean and tidy
location staff good water pressure
Very tiny room, not much space to move.
Clean, bedding nice, chocolates & choice of trim milk for our cup of tea.
The people in the room next door using the outside seating area at 11.30pm a laughing up a storm with no consideration for people trying to sleep , then they were up outside our room and being loud again a 6am - makes it a bit hard to have a nice shopping trip when you are sleep deprived..... Might be a good idea to get ride of seating outside the room...