4.2 out of 5

"Very nice and welcoming hosts nothing was a problem " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 17 May 2016

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Hotel Description

Alpha Motor Inn puts you in the heart of Palmerston North, steps from Pacific Islands and within a 15-minute stroll of City Library. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 20 rooms feature hairdryers, phones and irons/ironing boards. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges, microwaves and hobs.

This motel has free WiFi in public areas, a garden and barbecues. Other amenities include laundry facilities and a fridge in a common area. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 3-star Palmerston North motel include The Square and Te Manawa.

Weka Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$91 per night

Fantail Family 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed 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 54 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) Business (1) Couples (8) Family (8)
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.

2 out of 5

Expect to be disappointed.

Pros: The iniial greeting by the South African hosts was the only high point.
Cons: This motel is possibly about forty years old and the toilet / kitchen area are of that era. Renovation of the room we stayed in is long overdue.
Location: Close to restaurant strip was a good factor.
A warm greeting by the reception person was the only good point in our overnight stay. The cracked glass door to our room should have alerted me right away. This was the smallest motel room have experienced in our three week tour around New Zealand and the largest disappointment. Wotif.com should send someone to check this motel out as it is a place that no one should recommend. Worn out, cheap repairs to cheap fittings are just a little of what is wrong with this overnight location.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 11 Aug. 2018

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16 Aug. 2018 by Brenda

Hi Gerry, thank you for taking the time to write a review, even if it is not a review that we like to read. You are correct and this is an old motel. We are constantly negotiating with our landlord about renovating the older bathrooms and kitchens. He has renovated a few of the rooms and this is still a work in progress. About the cracked window ... you will never believe this ... it is the 5th cracked window we have had! They are blaming the son!! The window has a film on it and it is not a danger to anyone. Our motel is annually assessed by Qualmark. We are a Qualmark approved three star motel. We are devastated that we are your largest disappointment. We endeavour to ensure that our guests have a clean, comfortable and affordable stay. Our Tui studios are a much nicer room. The Weka studio, where you booked stayed, are basic studios. We would like to welcome you again, if you would come back, and please choose to stay in a Tui next time. Kind regards.

5 out of 5
Pros: Friendly staff, close to city Centre and very reasonable
Cons: Nothing
Very nice and welcoming hosts nothing was a problem

Posted by on 17 May 2016

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21 May 2016 by Brenda

Thank you for staying with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again when you come to Palmy!

4 out of 5

Very suitable

Pros: Be great for a family plenty of beds.
Cons: Would have been better to have queen bed in bedroom not in lounge
Location: Close to main area of town and restaurants
Suited our needs as only needed a shower and bed for the night. Huge kitchen but unfortunately we didn't get to use it.

Posted by on 11 May 2016

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22 May 2016 by Brenda

Hi, thank you for staying with us. Next time, please speak to us and we will ensure that you have the Fantail Family 2 bedroom unit. There are two separate bedrooms and one of them has a queen bed and a TV in it. Looking forward to hosing you again! Cheers

5 out of 5
Friendly helpful and would defiantly stay again , rooms clean and tidy and close to the town centre

Posted by , from Hamilton on 7 Mar. 2016

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22 May 2016 by Brenda

Hi Doug, thank you for a great review! Our team tries hard to ensure that our units are clean and very comfortable. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, B.

2 out of 5

Easy walk to town

Pros: Handy location
Cons: Aircon or at least a Fan. Light block-out window coverings
Location: Easy walk into town, shops, restaurants & cafe's, movie theatre etc
Hosts very friendly & inviting. Uncomfortable warm sleeping conditions, missed our Air-con; they could supply a Fan for summer since there is a heater in the room for winter.

Posted by on 21 Feb. 2016

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8 Mar. 2016 by Brenda

Hello! We have had an exceptionally hot summer! It is abnormal for Palmy to get so hot. We do have a few fans and had we known you needed a one, we would have given you one and your stay would have been far more comfortable. We do hope we see you next time you come to Palmy.

5 out of 5

Close city center

Great place to stay, Brenda was very friendly and helpful. within walking distance of most places in PN. Would recommend to anyone.

Posted by on 6 Feb. 2016

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22 May 2016 by Brenda

Hi Len and Sandee, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again when you visit Palmy again. Cheers, B.

Property Features

As a guest of Alpha Motor Inn, you'll find a BBQ, a garden, and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Palmerston North motel.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1980
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Fridge in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Palmerston North (PMR-Palmerston North Intl.) (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Alpha Motor Inn offers 20 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

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

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • 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 are 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 cots/infant beds. On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited. LOCALIZE

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts
  • Events/parties not allowed

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 2 years old and younger stay 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

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Motel property has been rated 3 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.