Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre
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Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre

No. 4 of Top 4-star Select Hotels in Manawatu-Wanganui
175 Cuba Street, Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui 4441, New Zealand
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A stay at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre places you in the heart of Palmerston North, within a 5-minute walk of New Zealand Rugby Museum and City Library. This upscale hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Palmerston North Convention Centre and 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Centrepoint Theatre.Show More
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4.1/5Very Good·Cleanliness: 4.1
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Amenities
Private ParkingFreeBarRestaurantMeeting RoomMulti-Function RoomLuggage Storage24-Hour Front DeskWi-Fi in Public AreasFree
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Surroundings
Airport: Palmerston North Airport
(5.8 km)
Landmarks: Te Manawa Museum
(280m)
Landmarks: Robertson Prestige International Speedway
(290m)
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Tower Standard Twin Room
13

Tower Standard Twin Room

2 Double bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Refrigerator
Private Toilet
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Heritage Superior Room
8

Heritage Superior Room

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Refrigerator
Private Toilet
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Heritage Standard Room
8

Heritage Standard Room

1 Queen bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Refrigerator
Private Toilet
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Heritage Spa Suite
5

Heritage Spa Suite

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Refrigerator
Heating
24-Hour Hot Water
In-room Wi-Fi
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Tower Superior Room
11

Tower Superior Room

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Refrigerator
Private Toilet
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Heritage Standard Room for Business Traveler
4

Heritage Standard Room for Business Traveler

1 Queen bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Refrigerator
Heating
24-Hour Hot Water
In-room Wi-Fi
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Guest Reviews(57)

4.1/5
Very Good
Verified Reviews
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Amenities4.1
  • Location4.1
  • Service4.1
yuzling123
October 6, 2023
Very satisfied. Palmerston North is a small town and the hotel is considered the best in the area.
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Guest User
March 27, 2024
The staff are wonderful; friendly, attentive, competent, the best! Yes, it is not a sparkling new building but the kai is delicious, the linen fresh, the pillows just right. We were here for 3 long hard days of work, but we have been treated with such care and attention. Definitely made the days easier.
68Apollo
February 26, 2024
I booked many months ( 10) earlier as we were coming for a wedding and had booked 3 rooms. By chance happened to be in Palmy the weekend before the wedding and thought I’ll just check on our booking as we needed to change the number of people coming. To my surprise our rooms were not booked even though I had a confirmation email to state that it was all confirmed for those rooms and dates (3 nights) To our rescue was a lovely lady Julie who was on reception that day. She managed to change and sort everything so we had the rooms we needed. Thank you Julie. Oh but after such hard work by one member to make our stay great it was let down by the rooms themselves. The bed had stained sheets, a very loud and noisy air conditioner, a coffee machine provided as we had a suite, but no coffee pods to use in it. The next day I noticed our bed wasn’t made just pulled up and areas of the room were dusty. It did improve for the other days. Not a 4 star hotel at all more like a 2 star. We felt it was over priced and so won’t be staying again .
Guest User
February 24, 2024
Budget as! Clean enough. Ok to stay at if you want something cheap but still not cheap enough for what you get. Needs a good makeover, not like it was 5 years ago. Showers need a good scrub, no Skytv not even at bar to watch rugby. Used the pool, was clean but leaves everywhere grounds could do with a caretaker to tidy up leaves. Beds uncomfortable for me but was still clean enough. Looked in the gym, needs a clean and tidy, build up of dust and smells old and dusty really. Only stayed as was cheapest place left in Palmy. Rest were double the price
Guest User
January 18, 2024
Ok but not the cleanest. Dated. Restaurant food below par. 3 meals were enough as they got worse each night. The limited menu was not posted in rooms and all information in room and lift pretty out of date. Room was not cleaned much each day and a general tardiness in presentation.
Getaway07087573474
November 10, 2023
Visited one night stop over oct 2023 The rooms are dated, especially the bathroom with it's blown plastic metallic blue counter top. The beds were comfortable though and it served it's purpose. We ate in the restaurant for both dinner and breakfast. Dinner was good, wine was very good and service was likewise. Breakfast was unfortunately mediocre to say the least. Food wasn't that hot and in the main was tasteless. The coffee was probably the worst coffee ever experienced. When asked for a proper filter coffee, the waitress reluctantly provided but with the comment "I'm not supposed to do this". One massive plus point was the free secure parking on site which allows to to wheel your bags in the dry straight to the car. Like I say, it provided a nights sleep on our way to Wellington but as a hotel, the rooms need some updating.
Guest User
January 31, 2023
We know there’s no quality, 4star+ hotels in PLN. The Distinction brand offered hope- but its no where near other Distinction experiences-the Dunedin Distinction for example. Nod to the brand: the lady at reception, and all other staff, were friendly and helpful. The shell of a long time provincial hotel. The decor and furnishings are dated and time-warped; with no real need or sign of being jhuzzed to anything more contemporary (How small are the tvs!!). The room was clean and fit for purpose. The bed whilst comfy (and strangely low to the ground) has polyester duvets, covers and (either soft or rock hard) pillows. The bathroom was the most retro- midnight blue vanity, shower over bath and all single use, plastic wrapped products. Most disappointingly theres no in room or on site recycling offered. And the towels are changed daily (*face palm) Like multiple reviews reveal the heating/ cooling doesn’t work. Result either warm and sweaty or chilly cold- depending on the weather. The windows don’t open so the room constantly felt airless and stagnant. The breakfast buffet has plenty of choice but the quality (fresh fruit, coffee, sausages) is questionable. If you have to be in Palmy, and the modernised hotels are sold out, this is ok. Otherwise I wouldn’t recommend or return!
Guest User
January 31, 2023
The room we booked for our seminar was large. I was told the room would be set up for our seminar but upon arriving found that not to be the case. Had to spend an hour setting it up myself. The seminar ran well the following day but the lunch I feel was below average. There didn’t seem to be enough food and we had expected a buffet style lunch but was more of a “finger food” style lunch. Happy with the friendly service but disappointed by the food and lack of organisation. The water in our room also ran brown for our stay which made the water unusable. I probably wouldn’t book my function there again.
Guest User
January 31, 2023
Really impressed with the Distinction Palmerston North, Cuba Street. The room was very spacious, large king bed which was extremely comfortable and an amazing huge bathroom with super relaxing spa bath. I had to do some work so desk set up worked a treat and no problems with the internet access. My room was on second floor, super dark and quiet for sleeping. Breakfast buffet was as you would expect for offerings and tasty. Staff very welcoming, polite and friendly. Parking easy to access and very safe. Highly recommend.

Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: 14:00–23:00
Check-out: 07:00–11:00

Front desk hours: 24/7

Child Policies
Children of all ages are welcome at this hotel.
Children between 0 and 12 years old can stay for free if no extra bed is needed.

Cots and Extra Beds
For all room types, cots can be added, but extra beds cannot be added.
Fees for extra beds and cribs are not included in the total and must be paid at the hotel.
AgeFee
Children 2 years old and under
Adding crib: Free

Breakfast
StyleBuffet
AgeFee
Children 12 years old and under
NZD 16.00 per person
Children 13–17 years old
NZD 32.00 per person
Adult
NZD 32.00 per person
Additional breakfast fees are not included in the total and need to be paid at the property.

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Property Description

  • Opened: 2002
  • Number of Rooms: 84
A stay at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre places you in the heart of Palmerston North, within a 5-minute walk of New Zealand Rugby Museum and City Library. This upscale hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Palmerston North Convention Centre and 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Centrepoint Theatre.

Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless internet access, concierge services, and a banquet hall.

Satisfy your appetite for dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Nosh Restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the room service. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM for a fee.

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and 4 meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

Make yourself at home in one of the 85 guestrooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Services & Amenities

Bar
Restaurant
Meeting Room
Restaurant
Restaurant
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre?

Prices at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.

What is the closest airport to Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre?

The closest airport is Palmerston North Airport. It is 5.8 km from the hotel and approximately a 11minutes journey by taxi.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre?

The check-in time is after 14:00 and the check-out time is before 11:00.

Does Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre provide airport transfer services?

No, the Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre doesn't provide airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre have?

Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre has the following amenities and services: Parking, Bar, Restaurant.

Does Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre have a swimming pool?

No, Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre doesn't have a pool.

Does Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre have fitness amenities?

No, Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre doesn't have fitness amenities.

Does Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre provide Wi-Fi?

Yes, the hotel provides Wi-Fi.

Does Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre have non-smoking rooms?

Yes, Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre has non-smoking rooms. Please view the hotel listing for details.

Does Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre provide breakfast?

Yes, Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre provides breakfast.

About This Property

Nearest AirportPalmerston North Airport
Distance to Airport5.81KM
Average Price FromNZD331
Hotel Star Rating4