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4.2 out of 5

"Brenda is an excellent host 50 characters why 50 when what I said was ample now I’m just writing to fill in your silly criteria of 50 characters Kiwis ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 20 Sep 2020

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Hotel Description

Alpha Motor Inn places you in the center of Palmerston North, within just a 15-minute stroll of City Library and The Square. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 20 soundproofed rooms feature hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and wardrobes or closets. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient.

This motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecue grills. Added amenities include laundry facilities and a refrigerator in a common area.

With a stay at this 3-star Palmerston North motel, you'll be 4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Massey University.

Weka Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$102* Per night/room 4 Oct. - 5 Oct.

Fantail Family 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Tui Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Fantail Family 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Alpha Motor Inn ratings based on 60 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Alpha Motor Inn

Everyone (36) Couples (9) Business (1) Family (14)
4 out of 5
Brenda is an excellent host 50 characters why 50 when what I said was ample now I’m just writing to fill in your silly criteria of 50 characters Kiwis don’t need 50 characters to say how they feel

Posted by , from Taranaki on 20 Sep. 2020

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20 Sep. 2020 by Brenda

LOL!!! David you are awesome!! Well said and thank you for reviewing your stay with us! I am grateful that we don't have to write 50 characters!! Take care and we look forward to hosting you again when you need to come to Palmy.

1 out of 5
Booked a four bed unit. Was given a 3 bed unit, beds smell.of smoke. Ants running around on bench and floor. Tv didn't work because no remote.

Posted by , from gisborne on 1 Aug. 2020

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1 Aug. 2020 by Brenda

Oh Jonno! This is a very interesting thing! You booked a 3 bed unit and we upgraded you to a 6 bed unit and we waited, and waited, and waited and you did not arrive. We eventually went to bed and decided you were not coming. I don't know where you stayed, but it certainly was not here. Had you been staying here, we would have addressed any issues as soon as we knew about them. All our smart tvs have a remote. We go out of our way to ensure all our guests have a great experience when they stay with us. I am really sad that you have had a bad experience in Palmy. Very kind regards

4 out of 5
Friendly and relaxed owners. The unit was spacious - even for our family of six.

Posted by on 31 May 2020

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31 May 2020 by Brenda

Thank you for your great review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the large space in the unit. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Kind regards

5 out of 5
Cleanliness and friendly service. Good location. Relaxed environment

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2020

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10 Mar. 2020 by Brenda

Hi Anonymous, thank you for a great review! We love to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Take care!

5 out of 5
The property suited our needs well thank you. We would stay here again

Posted by on 3 Nov. 2019

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3 Nov. 2019 by Brenda

Thank you! Enjoy the rest of your time in Beautiful New Zealand

5 out of 5
Nice gardens, helpful staff & it was nice to have peace & quiet at night.

Posted by on 30 Sep. 2019

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1 Oct. 2019 by Brenda

Thank you! Great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to host you again sometime. Warm regards

5 out of 5
Avery quality and outstanding motel. Have travelled the world and this motel a 5 star!! Everything shouted quality ~~~ even the teabag s.

Posted by on 7 Jul. 2019

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7 Jul. 2019 by Brenda

Hi Robin, thank you for a great review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the upgrade from a Weka to a Tui studio as that does make a difference to your stay. We do look forward to hosting you again. Very warm regards

5 out of 5

Posted by on 13 May 2019

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13 May 2019 by Brenda

Thank you! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards, Brenda

3 out of 5
Loved the south island theme. The motor inn looked okay for what we paid for it. Was told off for not informing owner of not telling them that I had 2 children, so I had to pay. The owner kindly let me off for one of my children. Other than that, service was friendly. The room was clean and tidy and had all the facilities that we needed. Beds were comfy, and overall we enjoyed our stay :)

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2019

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29 Apr. 2019 by Brenda

Hi Anonymous, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Kind regards

4 out of 5
Good location, quite, car park. Nice spoken lady at reception was helpful. Will probably book again if going to Palmerston .

Posted by , from Hamilton NZ on 27 Nov. 2018

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27 Nov. 2018 by Brenda

Hi Saten, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to read that our staff were helpful. We strive to ensure that our guests feel comfortable and welcomed. We look forward to hosting you again when you visit Palmy next time! Kind regards.

Property Features

Alpha Motor Inn offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Alpha Motor Inn also features laundry facilities and a refrigerator in a common area. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Palmerston North motel.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1975
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Palmerston North (PMR-Palmerston North Intl.) (5 km / 3.1 mi)

Room Amenities

Alpha Motor Inn offers 20 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Heating
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Wardrobe or closet

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 2 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and onsite parking. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • One child stays free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are not cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards
  • Property is not currently implementing any guest safety measures

Hotel Names

  • Alpha Motor Inn
  • Alpha Motor Inn Palmerston North
  • Alpha Motor Palmerston North
  • Alpha Motor Inn Motel
  • Alpha Motor Inn Palmerston North
  • Alpha Motor Inn Motel Palmerston North

You should know

  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Alpha Motor Inn.

National Rating

This Motel property is rated 3 stars.

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