Fodor's Expert Review Riverhills

41 Dittmer Dr., Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, 4412, New Zealand

Friendly hosts Ken and Marie Baird, who have worked in hospitality in Britain and France, built their home with views in mind—and you can enjoy them from the cozy lounge overlooking the river or from one of the warm, comfortable rooms in the separate guest wing, all of which have private decks. The property also features an entertainment room with a huge DVD library, a small gym, and free Wi-Fi. Complimentary breakfasts include wholesome, local fare.

PROS

  • thoughtful, knowledgeable hosts
  • river and mountains views
  • riverside walkway by the front door

CONS

  • so popular it's often booked up
  • five-minute drive from town center

QUICK FACTS

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Quiet
Residential Area
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 06-357–8140

HOTEL DETAILS

3 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed July and Aug., Free breakfast

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