4.7 out of 5

"Very comfortable and clean. Spacious compared to other places. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 23 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Shadzz Motel & Conference Centre you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of The Square and City Library. Highlights at this Art Deco motel include in-room free WiFi, free high-speed Internet and LCD TVs.

All 14 rooms feature sofa beds, living rooms and dining areas. Satellite TV, fridges and coffee/tea makers are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business centre and a garden. Other amenities include a conference centre and laundry facilities. English breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star Palmerston North motel include Te Manawa and Victoria Esplanade.


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$124* Per night/room 8 Sep. - 9 Sep.

Family Room, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Executive Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Studio with Spa Bath

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Shadzz Motel & Conference Centre ratings based on 129 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Shadzz Motel & Conference Centre

Everyone (55) Couples (48) Family (27)
5 out of 5
Convenient, quiet, well appointed enjoyable stay. Very good heating arrangements, comfortable s bed and lounge suite. Very impressed with the efforts re recycling and waste disposal. Well groomed gardens at the front of the motel

Posted by on 19 May 2019

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19 May 2019 by bri

wow wow wow thank you so much for your reveiw

5 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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23 Apr. 2019 by Bri & Staff

wow thank you so much for your great review im glad our team ticked all the boxes for you again thank you

4 out of 5
The owners are fabulous, friendly and helpful. The motel is close to everything in the city and close the the university.

Posted by on 23 Mar. 2019

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23 Apr. 2019 by Bri & team

thanks guys reviews like this can be the make and break of a great day and today thanks too you is a great day

4 out of 5
Owner/manager very helpful cannot fault. I liked the drinking water tap Water pressure in shower very low

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2019

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25 Feb. 2019 by bri

having good water pressure while trying to remain water conchis in a very fine line when it comes to shower pressure , i greatful that it swung our way this tims , great comment thank you

5 out of 5
Very warm and friendly. A pleasant place to stay, close to city, easy walk. Brian can’t do enough to make you at home.

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2019

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25 Feb. 2019 by bri

wow thank you so so much for your thoughtful and incouraging comments , its like vitami C first thing in the morning thank you

4 out of 5

Run by a lovely, attentive husband and wife team.

Location: Walking distance to shopping area.
Very comfortable and clean. Spacious compared to other places.

Posted by , from Auckland on 23 Jul. 2018

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4 out of 5

Comfortable stay

Pros: Convenient location, comfy bed, good shower, plus kitchenette, and especially air conditioning was greatly appreciated as it was a very hot weekend.
Cons: Other reviews had mentioned friendly staff, and we didn't meet anyone but the host, but I wouldn't describe him as friendly.
Location: Close to city centre
We stayed one night while we were on a working weekend and found that all the facilities we needed were provided, and the room was clean and fresh. It is located on the corner of a busy intersection so there was some traffic noise, but mostly it was not noticeable inside the room.

Posted by , from Wellington on 28 Jan. 2018

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29 Jan. 2018 by Manager

Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We apologise that you found our minder not as friendly as we (the owners) strive to be.

5 out of 5

One of the best

Pros: Cleanliness, amenities, comfortable bed, quiet, plunger coffee,close
Location: close to Plaza shopping centre
Have stayed in many hotels but Shadzz was one of the best, lovely owners, room excellent with lovely amenities , very comfortable bedding, good amount of TV channels, absolutely highly recommend to all

Posted by , from Hastings , Hawkes Bay on 27 Dec. 2017

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2 Jan. 2018 by Manager

We really appreciate your review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed staying at our property. We strive very hard to make it a top place to stay in Palmerston North!

4 out of 5
A very comfortable convenient location for my business trip to Palmerston North. Very friendly helpful staff. Walking distance to The Plaza.

Posted by on 6 Sep. 2017

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9 Sep. 2017 by Shadzz Management

So pleased you enjoyed your stay and the location is very handy to town and shops. It is our pleasure to assist you!

4 out of 5

Awesome Motel

Pros: Location
Cons: Everything good
Very nice room, nice and homely, wonderful staff very friendly, nice and close to the city.

Posted by on 20 Jul. 2017

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22 Jul. 2017 by Manager

We enjoyed being your hosts and so pleased you enjoyed and found your room with us a pleasant experience.

About the Shadzz Motel & Conference Centre

Location 145 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, 4410

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business centre and a meeting room. Event space at this motel measures 55 square feet (5 square metres) and includes conference centres. The eco-friendly Shadzz Motel & Conference Centre also features a garden, laundry facilities, and complimentary use of a nearby fitness facility. Free self parking is available. You'll have access to the indoor pool at a partner property.

  • 1 building
  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 55 sq ft of conference space
  • 5 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1995
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Palmerston North (PMR-Palmerston North Intl.) (6 km / 3.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Shadzz Motel & Conference Centre offers 14 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free newspapers and coffee/tea makers. This accommodation has separate living rooms and is furnished with single sofa beds and desks. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and a hairdryer. This Palmerston North motel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a English breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • No pets allowed


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 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.


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for English breakfast: NZD 12.50 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 60.00 (subject to availability)
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Shadzz
  • Shadzz Motel
  • Shadzz Motel Palmerston North
  • Shadzz Palmerston North
  • Shadzz Motel Conference Centre

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Motel property has been rated 4 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.