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The Strand

464 Devon Street East | Strandon, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pattaya, Thailand
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174 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Stayed for 4 nights, yes the units are well furnished and very clean.Serviced everyday with clean towels etc.Very sparse for kitchen utensils only 2 knifes ,forks and spoons,. Good TV with 50 Channels plus free WiFi. Yes you have road noise most of the night. Did not like that it is run by remote ! You book in at reception... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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124 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Strand on Devon offers good value accommodation in a handy location. It is an old property, as you'll see from the concrete block walls and outside appearance. But it has been refurbished really thoroughly; virtually everything stripped out and replaced. We had a family unit with a queen bed in a separate bedroom and two singles in the lounge.... More 

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Northgate, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

Hello and thankyou for your review following your stay at The Strand. Yes, the motel is an older property but the boundary and courtyard walls are brand new and were built for privacy and noise control. Also the motel looks more modern now with the new double glazing windows and paint work on the exterior which detracts from the original... More 

Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were in New Plymouth for WOMAD, like thousands of other people. Our family of three found a one-room motel at a reasonable price, with clean modern furnishings and a well-equipped kitchen, a large and highly functional shower and parking at the door. What more could you want? It even had free wifi and was walking distance (if you are... More 

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Northgate, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Strand. Yes, the studio #7 is away from the road but the one bedroom units with the private courtyards are newly refurbished and very comfortable for three people also. We do hope you enjoyed your stay in New Plymouth and we hope to see you again. More 

Ulladulla, Australia
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Location within easy walking distance to beach. Close to CDB (Drive) and all facilities. Short stroll to Federal Store Cafe for great breakfast and music. Some noise from main road and other guests entering/exiting their room past our rear area. Remote booking in at reception is a novelty.

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Northgate, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

Hello and thankyou for reviewing your stay at The Strand. Yes, it is a lovely part of town and very convenient to cafes and the beach with the foreshore walkway. We hope you enjoyed New Plymouth and perhaps you'll visit again. More 

Kyoto, Japan
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This renovated motel is clean and tidy and has been nicely modernized. The internet is fast and reliable and FREE, which is a real plus. It also has a nice private patio area (although there is no table there). On the negative side, the night we stayed, the people in the next unit decided to play music loudly outside in... More 

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Northgate, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

Hello and thankyou for reviewing your stay with us. We are so pleased that you found it very clean and modern. We are very sorry that the guests next door were playing music loudly during their stay. We have recently installed a new phone system for guests to call us from their room if they need our assistance. The office... More 

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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Yes the check in is certainly different! Never checked in by "remote control" before. The room was really nice, clean and updated. Internet was free, and the room rate was really reasonable. Close to beach.

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Northgate, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

Firstly, thankyou very much for your review. Yes, the express and easy check in via video phone is a more innovative process which our guests are enjoying more and more. We have spent time updating the units and are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay. We certainly hope you will come back and stay again. More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Good value hotel. The exterior does not do the interior justice - our unit was very modern and up-to-date inside with everything we needed and more (kitchenette, iron, great bathroom, etc). Check-in was interesting... a web phone in the reception area patched us through to the manager who instructed us about our room, etc. Was a novel and innovative way... More 

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Northgate, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to review your stay with us. Yes, the check in via video phone is more modern, but you do get to see the owners friendly face during the express and easy check in process. Since you stayed we have been hard at work during the summer break and have painted the exterior of the motel... More 

Melbourne
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88 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were so surprised to find this place. Most hotels in New Plymouth are tired and worn, and those that are not are overpriced. We were returning from Melbourne to visit New Plymouth (our home town) for a fleeting two day visit and spotted this hotel on the Internet. The photos are an exact representation of the rooms that you... More 

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Northgate, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

Well, what can we say... you said it all! We are so pleased that you stay was all that you required. We couldn't have said it any better. We feel as though the long hours (and $$) spent refurbishing have really paid off! Please come and stay again when you are in New Plymouth, perhaps you'll be able to stay... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Was a cosy little motel about 10 min walk from town and the beach just down the road. Rooms have been done up since I was there last and they even gave us extra plunger coffee. Had 4 single beds, TV with most Sky Channels, Air Conditioning, nice shower and all you could eat internet.

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Northgate, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for such a positive review... we are very pleased that the accommodation you booked suited your needs. Yes, there have been many changes and the private courtyards with all of the one bedroom units have certainly received positive comments. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Wellington
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59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Fortunately I had done my research or I would have been concerned when I pulled up to the car park as it this place is very mediocre from the outside. However, once you get into the rooms it's a completely different story. This is obviously an older motel that has had a very creative makeover. Concrete walls have been painted... More 

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Northgate, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you found your stay with us a pleasing one. Well... we have certainly been busy since you stayed with us. Over the summer we painted the exterior of the motel which has given it a more modern look. And the new concrete walls have been painted with the lovely charcoal/black colour that we feel completes... More 

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