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16 Dawson Street, 4310 New Plymouth, New Zealand – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 129 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Dawson Motel.
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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, Packed Lunches, Baggage Storage, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying
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 129 reviews
Value for money
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Score from 143 reviews Very good
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Score from 177 reviews Very good
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
The king-sized bed was extremely comfortable. The coffee supplied was delicious. The room was very clean, spacious, and well presented.
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.
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.
Perfect! All major things in walking distance! Free use of bike (great way to do the costal walking track). Free wifi .
Only minor issue was the lack of a cookingplate.
Big fluffy towels, crisp linen, super clean and quiet unit, and helpful staff
Only little windows to the north, where the sun and view are.
If there was a higher score for cleaning it would be more than excellent.
Super comfy bed, immaculate bathroom, friendly and efficient management and staff. Free WiFi was an added bonus during our stay.
The Receptionist was a lovely efficient young lady. The rooms are soundproof, modern, exceptionally clean. Location is 5 minutes walk to CBD. Manager could not do enough for us. Simple and nice decor, clean, clean, clean. Thoughtful touches, soap, shampoos etc. Quiet. Thank you so much, made our week as two sisters who needed a break.
What was there not to like? No issues whatsoever.
Good location to town. Particularly good and friendly room service. Super clean.
The only thing we thought was a bit unusual was the control for the kitchen tap was directly under the flow of water?........That's a design issue for the tap company and shouldn't reflect on your choice of this hotel.
Large, well equipped room with good views from the windows and balcony. A quiet place and within easy walking distance to coast trail. Very well maintained and good quality amenities. Staff knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
cleanliness and bathroom
No hot plate in kitchen and the advertised sky access was very limited
bed, clean closeness to restaurants
a bit noisy,but acceptable
lovely decor and cleanliness and spaciousness
kitchen very nice but would have liked an element to cook breakfast did not know there were bikes available to use !
Accessible, comfortable, and quiet. A "must go back " place, like home.
We liked everything. Received a courtesy call prior to confirm our booking, the staff were friendly and the location, decor, comfort and cleanliness were excellent. Totally recommend to others visiting New Plymouth.
The Dawson made us feel welcome and the stay was great
Slightly over priced, but guess you pay for what you get, which was abso excellento.... Suggest lower rates for ,pensioners?
Clean, spacious, fresh, really nice room.
Nothing I can really fault.
clean and modern
couldn't get the wifi working with the password provided verbally - should have it written down somewhere to ensure correct understanding.
Room overall Large comfy bed Easy check in Free use of bikes Access to waterfront and town
Shower rather than a bath Noise from the seagulls and road made for an early wake up call unrequested!
space, comfort and well equiped