What a lovely place you have! Thanks heaps for a short but wonderful stay @ "Arena Lodge" we will be sure to let all our family + friends know what a great comfy sleep we had.  Only suggestion I can make is to place a pen on the compendium.

Thanks again
Mark + Sam Goodin

From Arena Lodge - we have now placed a complimentary pen on our compendiums.  Thank you for your comments.


Arena Lodge has been an excellent place for us to spend three months in Palmerston. We would recommend you and your motel to anyone that needs short term corporate accommodation in Palmerston North. Our three bedroom townhouse like unit has easily accommodated the four of us. We particularly enjoyed the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Being able to walk to the city square and having the supermarket around the corner made life easy. The quick broadband kept us connected to family, friends and the wider world. It was a delight to have our room serviced; we would like to thank your cleaning crew for doing such a good job.

Allan and Julie Weir


“Our stay in Arena Lodge was fantastic a really welcoming place to stay with excellent hosts, it was also the best breakfast I’ve had in a motel before”

Jo Blowfield, High Tech Health


“I have stayed in hotels and motels world wide.  To me, Arena Lodge is the best motel in New Zealand bar none.”

Ambrose Blowfield, The Marketing Company NZ


"I've stayed in a number of motels around New Zealand.  I was very impressed with the high standard and cleanliness of Arena Lodge and would highly recommend to others."

Pat Miller


I attended the "Generating Futures Conference" in June. I walked into your Motel requesting a telephone number for a taxi and you were kind enough to offer me a lift.  I would like to express my sincere gratitude to both of you.  I truly appreciated your generosity. When I am next in Palmerston North I'll be sure to stay at the Arena Lodge.

Best wishes
Paul Petersen


The Arena Lodge is the best Motel I've ever stayed in. The rooms are modern, clean and have everything I might need. The hosts are the frendliest, most helpful people I've ever struck. I've already recommended it to others who are planning to visit the area.

John Van Der Leden


"The hosts were superb and their lodge is immaculately presented.  The care they take with their premises and guests is very evident in everything they do and they both do it with a great big smile. And to think that they even interrupted their cheering of the All Blacks in Wellington, Iive from their seats in the stand, just for us....we thought that was pretty impressive!"

Clare Malthus
Otago Netball Team