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3.8 out of 5

"Very clean and tidy, parking with a trailer was no problem we will be back to stay again. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 30 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North places you in the center of Palmerston North, within just a 15-minute stroll of The Square and Victoria Esplanade. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 31 rooms, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and phones. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Additionally, irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecue grills. Additionally, you'll find a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star Palmerston North motel include City Library and Te Manawa.

Standard Studio, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$117* Per night/room 5 Jun. - 6 Jun.

Standard Room, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North ratings based on 142 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North

Everyone (73) Couples (34) Business (1) Family (32)
2 out of 5
The property is in a generally poor condition clearly demonstrating the lack of a maintenance program. Walls show damage, light fittings need to be replaced carpet mats fraying and very poor, carpet, curtains, vanity in bathroom, all need replacing. Interior plastering and painting all need rather urgent attention.

Posted by on 20 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
Very clean and tidy, parking with a trailer was no problem we will be back to stay again.

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2020

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3 out of 5
Lovely hosts and good location. Bed configuration works well with queen and single in lounge area. Having an oven works well for a family wanting to make their own meals. The decor is dated, and walls are thin. Thankfully our neighbors were quiet for the most part. Parking on site is a plenty, and in the summer the pool must be a great addition.

Posted by , from Wellington on 10 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5
The lady was super helpful as we were arriving later than the office was open

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
We like everything about our unit. Most of all the location.

Posted by on 7 May 2019

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3 out of 5
Basic Motel with everything required. Unfortunately the Motel made an error with our booking and instead of getting a studio spa unit I got a standard studio unit for the same price which was slightly annoying. We did like the Sky box so could pause and rewind which you don't get at all motels, but the Kitchen was very small with minimal basic utensils, very old stove, no salt or pepper. The toilet was put between a wall and the shower and as a big guy I couldn't fit on it properly - not good. The shower itself was good. The bed was relatively comfortable, room nice & dark when curtains were pulled and the fan was a welcome relief from the heat. Overall comfortable enough (except for the toilet) but a little underwhelming. We did swim in the pool but again this was underwhelming - Cloudy water, lots of broken tile surrounds, untidy gardens, broken pool cover. Better than no pool though given the heat!

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Was very impressed with my stay. Lovely room and staff. Very clean and tidy. Will definately stat again.

Posted by , from hawkes bay on 10 Aug. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Aug. 2018 by Bron

Thank you

5 out of 5
Perfect for our Kura's requirements! Boys at The Ambassador and girls next door at the Ala Vista. Great premises, very accommodating management and lovely staff. Made our week in Palmerston North all the more memorable! Ka nui te mihi! Thank You!

Posted by on 15 Jul. 2018

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4 out of 5
Very comfortable and just right for me, happily accepted me even though I was booked for a different night (my fault on booking).

Posted by , from Foxton on 21 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 May 2018 by Bron

Thank you Robyn

4 out of 5
I have stayed there before and find it handy to everything I need

Posted by on 15 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 May 2018 by Bron

Thank you

About the Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North

Location 167 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, 4410

Property Features

Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North offers its guests an outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking is free. This 3-star Palmerston North motel is smoke free.

  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Palmerston North (PMR-Palmerston North Intl.) (6.1 km / 3.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North offers 31 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

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


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.75 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Ambassador Motel Palmerston North
  • Ambassador Motel
  • Ambassador Palmerston North
  • Ambassador Palmerston North
  • Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North Motel
  • Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North Palmerston North
  • Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North Motel Palmerston North

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in September.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*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.