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Portugal
Reviewed 13 December 2013

If you are considering this hotel, then you know you are not going to get luxury. But you are going to get a spacious room for a good price, a good shower, and a convenient location for central Palmerston North. The hotel site warns there may be noise, but no hotel noise reached our room. The rubbish truck emptying the...

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1Thank Takingitscourse
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Everytime we go to palmy we go up to the empire for a good "Pub Food" meal. They have a good special on with about 8 to 10 choices..$15 to $18 and you get a free wine or beer too. They come with chips and salad (unless Specified) and nice a big. I would reccomend the "Beef schnitzel". We usually...

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Thank judith m
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 19 September 2013

It was ok for a short stay. We arrived here late at 11pm driving from Lake Taupo, and while the reception was already close, their staff was nice enough to wait for us at the bar. The room was a letdown and since there's a big gap between the floor and the room door, you can hear pretty much everything...

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Stayed one night in January 2013. Room clean and en-suite facilities very good. Managed to have a authentic Mexican meal in the restaurant served by Fernando from Guataumala. Unwittingly chose a day when Palmerston North were hosting a national stock car convention & rally so had to deal with the traffic diversion. Staff helpful & friendly.

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Thank sdjulesdt1
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Having stayed in hostels travelling when i was younger I know the difference between a hostel and a hotel. This was sort of a missing link. There is parking, but you dont necessarily feel your car is safe, the rooms look clean but there is something that doesn't make you feel that they are and the soundproofing is appalling. You...

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Thank MrsBaum
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 December 2012

THe room was very basic but for $57 was great value. The room was above a pub but no noise was evident - restaurant below was great. A five minute walk to town was great with restaurants all very close. Staff were all polite and efficient - will be staying again.

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Thank Keith A
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 November 2012

My wife and I booked this hotel as we found quite good reviews about this hotel. It is centrally located, few minutes from the shopping malls, The Square, and other fine dining places in PN. The hotel was quite cheap and the room was small but clean. It is funny that the Hotel Reception is usually closed out all the...

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5Thank TravellerPorirua
Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Not looking for flash, just needed bed for the night the Empire filled all my needs. Nice and central I used local bus system, easy to follow and fares system clear. Glad I was in a premium room further from the bar, could be noisy over weekends I think. Room was old but beautifully clean will stay again for quick...

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Thank Dorothy C
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Centrally located in Palmerston North, few minutes from The Square, shopping malls and restaurants, this hotel was quite cheap. The room was warm as at my home, clean and well organised. The staffs were friendly and helpful. The bar on ground floor was a bit noisy but definitely a place to hang out in the night. Will stay here again.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Location is excellent, the place is clean and check in procedure was easy. Top half of bed was sinking and very uncomfortable, TV wasn't tuned into Sky in our room and after asking someone at 10am in the morning they said they would re-tune it by the evening. The evening came and we went down to the bar but they...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Empire Hotel has historic associations with Palmerston North - it was the city's first school. In 1890 the school was relocated and the building was converted into a hotel and has been a popular hotel both for local residents and visitors to the city.Our 14 rooms are comfortable and tidy. They have ensuite bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities and SKY TV. Located in the city centre makes for an easy stroll to shopping and inner city attractions. The bar downstairs is one of the most popular bars in town and we also boast having Palmerston North’s only Mexican Restaurant. We’re perfect for golfers or sports teams looking to stay and enjoy the great night life of Palmerston North. With all the above, Off street parking, 18 gaming machines, Manned TAB facilities, a pool table, covered smoking areas, and only a five minute drive to airport, you can't go wrong! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cobb Hotel

Address: 528 Main Street | Cnr Princess & Main Streets, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand (Formerly Empire Hotel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Price Range: ₹ 3,640 - ₹ 4,785 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cobb Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“all rooms are dirty and noisy no A/c”
 of 5 bubbles MarianneW630, 13 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the side facing the car parking area are not over the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles Takingitscourse, 13 Dec 2013 | Read review
“It is and older type of pub but the meals are worth it”
 of 5 bubbles judithm783, 7 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Rooms appear good value for the money you spend, but what might happen at night is absolutely unpredictable.”
 of 5 bubbles TravellerPorirua, 21 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Premium rooms further from bar and still affordable”
 of 5 bubbles DorothyC996, 5 Sep 2012 | Read review
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