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Outdoor pool
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32-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, Netflix
Fridge, microwave, electric kettle, toaster

Guest reviews

4.3 out of 5 Excellent
97 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Free airport shuttle
Air conditioning
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationPalmerston North Hospital5 min walk
AirportPalmerston North (PMR-Palmerston North Intl.)4 min drive
Popular LocationCity Library7 min drive
Popular LocationThe Square8 min drive

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    • Sleeps 4
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    Room amenities

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About this area

Palmerston North

Located in Palmerston North, Aztec Motel is in the business district and near the airport. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Victoria Esplanade, while New Zealand Rugby Museum and Te Manawa are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at Arena Manawatu. Relax and indulge in the area's health/beauty spas, or seek out an adventure with mountain biking, hunting and hiking/biking trails nearby.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Palmerston North Hospital - 5 min walk
  • Palmerston North Convention Centre - 7 min drive
  • City Library - 7 min drive
  • Te Manawa - 8 min drive
  • The Square - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportPalmerston North (PMR-Palmerston North Intl.) - 4 min drive


  • Rose and Crown Olde English Pub - 11 min walk
  • Yatai Japanese Izakaya Restaurant - 19 min walk
  • Haru Japanese Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Cafe Cuba - 3 min drive
  • Cafe Jacko - 4 min drive

About this property

Aztec Motel

3.5-star Suburban motel near The Square
This smoke-free motel features an outdoor pool, a snack bar/deli and a business centre. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and free airport drop-off are also provided. Other amenities include concierge services, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free local calls. Guests will appreciate conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, while flat-screen TVs with digital channels and Netflix provide a bit of entertainment.
Aztec Motel offers 16 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels and Netflix. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self parking
  • Free drop-off airport shuttle from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Access to nearby indoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Trampoline
  • Access to nearby indoor pool


  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels
  • Netflix

Food and drink

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Microwave
  • Paper towels
  • Fridge
  • Toaster


  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free local calls
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Laundry detergent
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide



Check-in between 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 20


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Best Western Aztec
Best Western Aztec Motel
Best Western Aztec Motel Palmerston North
Best Western Aztec Palmerston North
Aztec Motel Palmerston North
Aztec Palmerston North
Aztec Motel Motel
Aztec Motel Palmerston North
Aztec Motel Motel Palmerston North

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Aztec Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Aztec Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Aztec Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Aztec Motel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Aztec Motel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Aztec Motel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Aztec Motel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Aztec Motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Does Aztec Motel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free shuttle from the hotel to the airport.
Where is Aztec Motel located?
Situated near the airport, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Square, New Zealand Rugby Museum and Te Manawa. Arena Manawatu and Victoria Esplanade are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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Spacious, modern, well maintained units, parking right outside your door. I stayed here 30yrs ago and they have kept up a modern standard, will stay again if in Palmy.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

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Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
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I liked the layout of the unit. I didn’t like the location as it’s too close to a very busy and noisy traffic (unit 11). The bed was very comfortable.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

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Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
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Although we were visiting friends in Palmerston North, the motel is across the road from the hospital if you had friends or family in the hospital.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

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