Overview

The Cobb Hotel

cnr Main Street & Princess Streets, Palmerston North 4440, New Zealand
+64 6357 8002

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+64 6357 8002

Overall guest ratings

7.0/10 Good
Based on 409 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.4
  • 9.3
  • 3.8
  • 3.6

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    About

    The Empire Hotel is situated on the corner of Princess and Main Streets, and has historic associations with Palmerston North - as it was the city's first school. In 1890 the school was relocated to Campbell Street and the building was converted into a hotel and has since been a popular hotel both for local residents and visitors to the city. In 1990 the owners of the building started to extensively renovate the hotel back to its original style and was finally completed in 1996. The Trinity Group has been managing the site since November 2004. The hotel has 14 rooms available for guests. Each room has an en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities and SKY TV. The hotel is happy to arrange rooms for your guests at a special rate. Corporate and group rates available on request. The Empire boasts Palmerston North's only Mexican Restaurant - El Gusto Mexican Cantina. The hotel specializes in Mexican cuisine and have a healthy range of tequilas - with over 20 and building each week! Sangria's and Margaritas are the best in town. If you're looking for a secluded night with a loved one or a bashful night with 12 of your friends, the hotel can cater for all. The Empire is a great place to come if you want to watch live Super 15 rugby action or if you want to party the night away, the old 'Cobb Bar', as its affectionately known, is one of the most popular bars in town. An excellent DJ has the crowds going wild every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights right to 3am. Without a doubt the best place in town to enjoy a fun night out. The upstairs balcony area is an ideal spot for a cold ale on a sunny afternoon or cool down after a hard day's work. It's the only balcony bar in Palmerston North. The Balcony Bar is also available for private functions more information on these can be found under the functions link.The hotel also offers reception

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    Amenities

    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Night club
    • Free parking
    • Designated smoking area
    • Storage available
    • Non-smoking rooms available
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    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    7.0 Good
    Based on 409 reviews
    • 9.4 "Excellent value."
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      9.0 "Great parking, according to 90%."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 100%."
    • 7.0 "Good service."
      8.7 "87% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 5.0 "Bar is ok."
    • 3.8 "Internet is poor."
      3.6 "64% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 3.6 "Rooms are not good."
      3.6 "64% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      3.2 "68% said rooms were dirty."
      2.4 "76% complained about the bathroom."
      0.5 "95% thought they were poorly maintained."
      1.0 "90% said the bathroom was dirty."
      4.2 "58% said rooms were small."
      0.0 "For 100%, the rooms looked old."
      3.1 "69% had problems with the shower."
      3.0 "70% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      3.1 "Air conditioning was criticized by 69%."
    • 3.4 "Not very comfortable."
      3.6 "64% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      1.7 "83% thought it was too noisy."
      4.2 "58% said rooms were small."
      3.1 "Air conditioning was criticized by 69%."
    • 3.3 "Not very clean."
      3.2 "68% said rooms were dirty."
      1.0 "90% said the bathroom was dirty."
      2.0 "80% thought it was rather dirty."
    • 3.2 "Terrible amenities."
      3.5 "65% thought the building wasn't nice."
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    Overall Rating

    6.8 Good
    Based on 196 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
    • 9.2 "Excellent value."
    • 7.2 "Good service."
      8.9 "89% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 4.9 "Bar is not good."
    • 3.5 "Bad amenities."
      3.5 "65% thought the building wasn't nice."
    • 3.1 "Generally quite dirty."
      3.0 "70% said rooms were dirty."
    • 3.0 "Awful rooms."
      3.0 "70% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      3.0 "70% said rooms were dirty."
      2.4 "76% complained about the bathroom."
      0.4 "96% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.0 "For 100%, the rooms looked old."
    • 2.9 "Quite uncomfortable."
      3.0 "70% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      1.8 "82% thought it was too noisy."
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    Overall Rating

    6.8 Good
    Based on 16 reviews
    • 3.7 "Rooms are not good."
      3.5 "65% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
    • 3.4 "Not very comfortable."
      3.5 "65% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."

    Overall Rating

    6.9 Good
    Based on 196 reviews
    • 9.5 "Excellent value."
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
    • 7.2 "Good service."
      8.7 "87% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 3.9 "Rooms are not good."
      3.3 "67% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      3.1 "69% said rooms were dirty."
      3.2 "68% complained about the bathroom."
      0.6 "94% thought they were poorly maintained."
    • 3.9 "Internet is poor."
    • 3.2 "Generally quite dirty."
      3.1 "69% said rooms were dirty."
    • 3.2 "Terrible amenities."
      3.4 "66% thought the building wasn't nice."
    • 3.1 "Quite uncomfortable."
      3.3 "67% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      1.8 "82% thought it was too noisy."
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    Hotel type
    Friends Hotel
    Guests recommend this for traveling with friends.
    Solo Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for solo travelers.
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