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16 Dawson Street, 4310 New Plymouth, New Zealand – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 141 reviews)
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Bikes Available (free)
Food & Drink
Breakfast in the Room
WiFi is available in all areas and charges apply.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying
Paid WiFi, Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Soundproof Rooms, Heating, Air Conditioning
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years is charged NZD 20 per person per night in a crib.
All older children or adults are charged NZD 20 per person per night when using existing beds.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 141 reviews
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Lacked outdoor space, balcony, or view particularly disappointing considering proximity to waterfront. Soundproofing could have been better as we were very aware of crying baby in the room next door.
Was great easy walking distance to waterfront, city centre & Womad with good free parking. Staff were very friendly & helpful. Room was clean, modern & well equipped. Plunger coffee was a nice touch. Overall good quality for price.
The staff were great and quick to contact me when I accidentally left something behind. Thanks :)
Very friendly helpful proprietors. Lovely clean modern unit. Close to the city, museum and gallery and the boardwalk. Stayed here four years ago and the standard has not dropped at all. Would definitely stay here again.
Needed a hot plate/ electric fry pan to cook a basic breakfast Stayed 4 nights didn't realise prices were more because of Womad
Bikes available Clean rooms each day
No safe facility in room or the office.
The quietness of the room during our stay
Close to town and water.
Excellent room. Lots of space. Very clean.
Very nice room, big bathroom with plenty of space to put your things, free parking and easy walk to town for the restaurants
That we had to leave!
Staff were very friendly and helpful. We asked for a late check out and that was not a problem - allowed us to check out at 11am with no extra charge which was fantastic. Hotel is in a great location, couple of blocks back from the sea and well within working distance to the main streets in town, yet far enough that noise was not an issue at all, either from traffic or rooms next door. Rooms are modern with good fittings, very clean, and bed was large and comfortable. Large and spacious too. Plenty of parking too. Would suit young couples, professionals. Will definitely look to stay here again.
The welcome , service and location was first class.
The WiFi was next to useless when more than two rooms away from the office, and the town itself was not exactly 'buzzing' with activities after 6 pm.
the staff were friendly and the accommodation very good.
Why not make laundry facilities available 24/7? Many motels have restrictions on timing so this is my suggestion to do better than the rest.
Not easy to find a motel that fairs excellent in almost all aspects. This one is. This was our first visit I to New Plumouth and we thourighly enjoyed our stay. Wifi was working all the time, signal strong, and was free. We borrowed the bikes for a free ride by the sea (access within less than 5 min walking).
No range to cook without microwave.
Modern design and color scheme. Very clean and comfortable. Very well maintained. Microwave + flatware. Close to sea. Close to shopping. Overall a great stay (one of the better ones i experienced in NZ).
Wifi was very slow, but that was all!
The rooms were really clean, spacious & well presented. Staff were nice & helpful.
Aircon could be better placed. (not blowing over the Bed)
Good all round Motel Well priced!
Did everything it promised but better quality
Hard to fault but could possibly have a few more kitchen utensils as those provided were quite basic and only 2 of everything so had to keep washing mugs and spoons etc., but at least had a toaster.
Probably the newest motel in town. Well located being close to the Coastal Walk, mall and restaurants etc. Spacious unit with very comfortable King size bed, great shower, heat pump / air con, quality appliances and decent flat screen TV at a good height (didn't have to look up at it!).
Well placed near town and the coastal walkway, I was greeted warmly and accommodated in a very tidy modern room. I'll stay again in future
In the photo online there was a bath with jets, and we were really looking forward to that, but our room only had a shower.
The king-sized bed was extremely comfortable. The coffee supplied was delicious. The room was very clean, spacious, and well presented.
Wcheerful friendly reception Helpful to requests
Per Booking.com confirmation email received, the Room price for the Twin Room showed NZ$410, however, Dawson Motel staff charged additional NZ$10 on check-out day. Although a small amount but it confuses customers of the motel's price versus online booking room price.
Well decked out and spotlessly clean
We had 3 nights here and found it excellent. A great location as just a short walk into town. We took advantage of the bikes for guests use and spent a morning cycling the coastal pathway - the mountain ein full view looking spectacular with a layer of snow.
Only minor issue was the lack of a cookingplate.
Perfect! All major things in walking distance! Free use of bike (great way to do the costal walking track). Free wifi .
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