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Big Five Motel
1 Bedroom unit - Guestroom, Big Five Motel in Palmerston North
a living room filled with furniture and a tv, Big Five Motel in Palmerston North
a dining room table with chairs and a refrigerator, Big Five Motel in Palmerston North
a room with a table, chairs and a window, Big Five Motel in Palmerston North
a bathroom with a sink, toilet and shower, Big Five Motel in Palmerston North
a bathroom with a toilet, sink and tub, Big Five Motel in Palmerston North

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8.4

Excellent

17 reviews

17 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Orienteering Course 440 m
Victoria Esplanade Gardens 490 m
Lido Aquatic Centre 640 m
Esplanade Scenic Railway 690 m
Pak N Save 770 m
Countdown Supermarket 940 m
Post Office 990 m
Centrepoint Theatre 1.0 km
The Brewer's Apprentice 1.0 km
Square Edge Community Arts Centre 1.0 km

Big Five Motel

154 Park Rd West End,, West End, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 4410 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the West End part of Palmerston North, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Palmerston North Airport. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Daily housekeeping

Golf course [on-site]

Ticket services

Laundry service

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Golf course [on-site]

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Palmerston North in the last 24 hoursCompared to 61 Palmerston North properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center1.0 Km
Location rating8.8

Rooms available at Big Five Motel

Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 2 king bed...
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Standard Studio Unit
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Luxury Studio Unit
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed and 3 single bed...
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Deluxe Studio Unit
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed and 1 single bed
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1 Bedroom unit
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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2 Bedroom Unit
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 king beds and 3 single be...
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One-Bedroom Apartment (1 Single Bed & 1 King Bed)
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      DELUXE SINGLE ROOM HOUSE
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        Frequently asked questions

        What kind of non-water sports and outdoor activities are accessible at Big Five Motel?

        Big Five Motel features non-water sport and outdoor activities such as bicycle rental, and golf course (within 3 km) for you to take advantage of while remaining here.

        Is car parking available at Big Five Motel?

        Big Five Motel has car park onsite free of charge for guest visitors with vehicles to choose from when staying at this property. In case the car park is full, this property also has and nearby as well. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

        What is the typical travel time to the nearest airport from Big Five Motel?

        The average travel time to get from Big Five Motel to the airport is 15 minutes, but please bear in mind that the travel time may fluctuate based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

        What points of interest are near by Big Five Motel that are in walking range?

        While lounging at Big Five Motel, kick start your getaway by exploring the closest destinations that are within walking distance to the property which include Orienteering Course and Victoria Esplanade Gardens.

        What bars are close by Big Five Motel?

        While staying at Big Five Motel, delight in your evening or night out at Mao Bar, Bar Mode, and Celtic Inn to get the most out of your nightlife.

        What was the average room rate for Big Five Motel been in the past month?

        The average room rate for Big Five Motel in the past month is 141.01 NZD, compared to city's average of 172.4 NZD.

        What payment cards are supported at Big Five Motel?

        Enjoy the flexibility of easy payment at Big Five Motel which supports up to 6, with payment card options such as MasterCard, American Express, Cash, Visa, and UnionPay.

        What is the average rating that past Families with older children have given to Big Five Motel?

        Past families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Big Five Motel an average rating of 9.4. You can look up more comprehensive customer assessments and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

        What is the typical rating that past Group travelers have given to Big Five Motel?

        Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Big Five Motel an average rating of 8.4. You can check out more precise customer testimonials and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

        What do local visitors think about Big Five Motel?

        Verified local travelers that have stayed at this property have given Big Five Motel an average rating of 8.9. You can look up on more in depth customer testimonials, and comments for this property down in the review section.

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        What people love about Big Five Motel

        • 9.6

          Exceptional
          Location

          "Close to city center, for sure can walk thru good weather."

          Suwat

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          April 17, 2023

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "I would stay there again if I returned to the area."

          Anna

          |

          February 1, 2020

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "Would happily stay again."

          Ian

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          August 12, 2019

        Property ranking|Compared to 61 Palmerston North properties
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        Cheapest price score
        Value for money score
        8.5/10
        Room comfort score
        7.3/10
        Cleanliness score
        8.8/10
        Better than
        97
        %
        of Palmerston North properties
        Better than
        84
        %
        of Palmerston North properties
        Better than
        80
        %
        of Palmerston North properties
        Better than
        79
        %
        of Palmerston North properties
        Overall rating:

        8.4

        Excellent
        17 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.8
        Facilities
        8.0
        Location
        8.8
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        More about Big Five Motel

        More about Big Five Motel

        Big Five Motel

        See more of Palmerston North when you stay at Big Five Motel and experience all the benefits of a truly central location.
        Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Big Five Motel. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the motel's free parking, right on-site. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs.
        If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the motel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
        Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Big Five Motel guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms at Big Five Motel include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as daily newspaper, television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The motel also offers a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
        It's good to know that a hair dryer and toiletries are provided in some guest bathrooms.


        Dining and things to do

        If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the motel. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
        Recreational facilities at Big Five Motel are designed for escape and relaxation. Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing golf course on site at Big Five Motel.


        Reasons to stay here

        Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 98% of the city's accommodation.
        Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 83% of the city's accommodation.

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        Amenities and facilities

        Excellent
        Facilities

        8

        Languages spoken
        • English
        Accessibility
        • Wheelchair accessible
        Internet access
        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas
        Things to do, ways to relax
        • Golf course [on-site]
        • Ticket services
        • Tours
        Cleanliness and safety
        • Breakfast in room
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        Dining, drinking, and snacking
        • Alternative meal arrangement
        • BBQ facilities
        • Kitchen
        • Restaurants
        • Room service
        • Shared kitchen
        Services and conveniences
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Facilities for disabled guests
        • Heating in public area
        • Ironing service
        • Laundromat
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Meeting/banquet facilities
        • Smoking area
        • Xerox/fax in business center
        For the kids
        • Babysitting service
        • Family room
        Land sports
        • Golf course (within 3 km)
        Access
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pet-friendly [charges apply]
        • Pets allowed
        • Pets allowed for free
        Getting around
        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Car park [on-site]
        Sports equipment rental
        • Bicycle rental
        Available in all rooms
        • Coffee/tea maker
        • Daily newspaper
        • Desk
        • DVD/CD player
        • Fan
        • Free bottled water
        • Hair dryer
        • Internet access – LAN
        • Internet access – wireless
        • Ironing facilities
        • Kitchenette
        • LAN Internet in room [charges apply]
        • Microwave
        • Non-smoking
        • Refrigerator
        • Satellite/cable channels
        • Wi-Fi [charges apply]

        Location

        154 Park Rd West End,, West End, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 4410
        Excellent
        Location

        8.8

        Property policies

        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Children 0-5 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out
        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until10:00
        • Reception open until21:30
        Getting around
        • Distance from city center1.0 Km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)15
        Extras
        • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)NZD
        • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi feeNZD
        The property
        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of floors1
        • Number of rooms 14
        • Room voltage230
        • Year property opened2008
        • Most recent renovation2012

        Reviews of Big Five Motel from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        8.4
        /
        10
        Excellent
        Cleanliness8.8
        Facilities8.0
        Location8.8
        Room comfort and quality7.3
        Service8.6
        Value for money8.5
        High score for Palmerston North
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (4)
        8-9 Excellent (1)
        7-8 Very Good (4)
        6-7 Good (1)
        <6 Below Expectation (1)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (6)
        Jun - Aug (2)
        Sep - Nov (1)
        Dec - Feb (2)

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        Showing 11 verified guest comments
        7.2
        Very good
        Maureen from New Zealand
        Couple
        Standard Studio Unit
        Stayed 1 night in May 2023

        Size!”

        Our only concern was the size of the studio unit. I understand the measurements were probably in the description but this would be the smallest studio unit we have ever stayed in. You had to take care not to bang your head on shelving as you negotiated the space!

        Reviewed May 17, 2023

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Suwat from Thailand
        Family with teens
        Luxury Studio Unit
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2023

        Good place, friendly staff”

        Close to city center, for sure can walk thru good weather. Warm welcome and assist from staff. Very nice champion and bath lotion as special items.

        Reviewed April 17, 2023

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        7.2
        Very good
        Grant from New Zealand
        Couple
        Standard Studio Unit
        Stayed 1 night in January 2023

        Very good”

        When we arrived we were told the unit booked through Agoda was not a pet friendly unit (were were travelling with our elderly dog) but the owners of yhe motel said they had "upgraded us" to a suitable unit. Given that there was no kitchen sink to wash dishes in and we had to use the plastic bowl provided ,(and get water from the toilet hand basin!), we were left wondering what sort of unit may have been available if the agent had booked us correctly. However, apart from the above we were comfortable enough, but we would recommend other travellers to check facilities before booking.

        Reviewed January 07, 2023

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        5.2
        Adrian from New Zealand
        Couple
        Standard Studio Unit
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2021

        Above average”

        Reception Staff weren't all that welcoming. Pillows on the bed were so old and flat they may as well not have been there. Sheets on the bed couldn't even be tucked in properly. Not the most comfortable nights sleep.

        Reviewed July 26, 2021

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Dianne from New Zealand
        Couple
        Standard Studio Unit
        Stayed 1 night in March 2021

        Excellent”

        Quite a small room,but only there for 1 night

        Reviewed March 15, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Anna from United States
        Group
        Standard Studio Unit
        Stayed 1 night in January 2020

        A charming rest stop”

        We enjoyed staying at Big Five Motel. The service was efficient, and the bathrooms were wonderful. I would stay there again if I returned to the area.

        Reviewed February 01, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ian from New Zealand
        Couple
        Luxury Studio Unit
        Stayed 1 night in August 2019

        Exceptional”

        Absolutely trouble free stay. Dog friendly and welcoming staff. Wee apartment was just what we needed and great value too. Would happily stay again.

        Reviewed August 12, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Becky from New Zealand
        Business traveler
        Standard Studio Unit
        Stayed 1 night in March 2018

        Great service!”

        Lovely facilities, very friendly and helpful staff especially when my plane was late and Bruce stayed up to meet me and had the heater on in my room. Would definitely stay again.

        Reviewed March 11, 2018

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        Thank you for your great review. Your comfort and well being are important to us and we are happy to help out where we can. We look forward to your next visit to us.

        Responded March 13, 2018
        Big Five Motel
        8.0
        Excellent
        Leigh from New Zealand
        Group
        Stayed 6 nights in April 2014

        Clean, comfortable, but rooms on the small side”

        Close to sports activity, friendly staff, excellent water pressure in shower

        Very happy with our stay. Would visit again

        Reviewed April 28, 2014

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        6.7
        Good
        Dieter from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in April 2013

        enjoyable ”

        Quite Location and Friendly staff
        Reviewed April 28, 2013

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        7.7
        Very good
        Clyde from New Zealand
        Group
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

        hear showers in next room; car parks not numbered;”

        good facilities; well equipped rooms

        An enjoyable stay and handy to CBD.The Management were very accommadating. Found the rooms were a bit dark and better lighting would help improve the situation. Everything required was in the rooms. Just around the corner was a lovely park with a rose garden, bird aviary and playground for children with a facility with hot water and bbq for a picnic. Also a cafe there. Cleanliness ok, but could have been better. Overall a very pleasant stay.

        Reviewed November 15, 2012

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