Suggested Accommodation

Palmerston North offers a variety of accommodation. The following are suggested due to their proximity to the Conference venue. The attached map shows distance from the Convention Centre.

Quest Palmerston North

QuestQuest Palmerston North is a purpose-built 4.5 Qualmark Star property located on in the TSB Building on the Square in the CBD of Palmerston North. It offers a range of studio, one and two bedroom interconnecting apartments. There is an internet connection in every room with the connection costing $5 per hour or $15 per day. While staying at Quest you get complimentary use of the gym at Palmerston North Squash Club which is just 2 min walking distance from our property. The Quest is within easy walking distance of Te Manawa. Map.

The following rates have been secured for participants:

Studio Apartment- A great alternative to a hotel room featuring en-suite bathroom, TV, DVD player, stereo and kitchenette with two burner stove top, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, mini bar fridge and all cutlery and crockery. Queen or 2 single beds. Rate is $150.00 including GST per night.

One Bedroom Apartment- Great for longer stays as they feature separate lounge/dining area, separate bedroom, bathroom, laundry facilities and full kitchen facilities with two burner stove top, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, full size refrigerator and all cutlery and crockery. Queen or King bed. Rate is $165.00 including GST per night.

A roll away bed can be added to the one bedroom apartments for the extra charge of $20.00 per night.
Car parking is available at the rate of $10.00 per night including GST. Booking is essential as spaces are limited.

For more information on Quest Palmerston North please see their website.

To secure these rates please contact Toni on and mention that you are attending the Next Generation Sequencing Conference.


Kingsgate Hotel

KingsgateKingsgate Palmerston North is the largest hotel complex in the Manawatu with 151 bedrooms ranging from premium executive suites with spa baths, to economy rooms ideal for sports teams and triple occupancy. Facilities include private spa pools, gymnasium, restaurant, bar, 5 meeting rooms, 24 hour room service and a guest laundry. All the rooms of Kingsgate Hotel Palmerston North come with Wi-Fi, Sky TV, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Room service is available 24/7. The Kingsgate is within easy walking distance of Te Manawa. Map.

For more information on the Kingsgate please see their website.


Travelodge Palmertson North Hotel

TravelodgeSituated in the town centre, Travelodge Palmerston North is just a few minutes walk from lively cafes, shops, theatres, art galleries, the museum and the convention centre. The hotel incorporates a beautiful 3 storey heritage building, built in 1927, and features 85 rooms with modern facilities and conference rooms for up to 500 people. Wi-fi is available in public areas and costs $20 per hour. The Travelodge is within easy walking distance of Te Manawa. Map.

To book and for more information on the Travelodge Palmertson North Hotel please see their website.