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464 Devon Street East | Strandon, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Ranked #14 of 23 New Plymouth B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Unfortunately for us it was a major weekend in New Plymouth and this was the only accommodation we could get. Hard to work out what happened as the other reviews are good. Initially we were booked into Room 6 then ended up in Room 4. Mistake #1. This unit consisted of a double in the lounge and 2 x singles... More

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Sharyn and Paul... W, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to review your stay... Yes, number 1 mistake was upgrading you from a Queen Studio to a One Bedroom Unit. We should have kept your original booking instead of providing something larger and more comfortable. Unfortunately there were some bits and pieces to tweak. But, as we have now completed those gorgeous One Bedroom Units... More

New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Convenient stay, was bit nippy but it did not matter to me.. I like the new refurbishments aswell. Shower is great, I called my room.. the Dolls House, that was a bit of a laugh about that. Nice bedding sorry I ruined it. Looking forward to my makeup bag being sent back to me with the help of my bag-in-bag... More

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Sharyn and Paul... W, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

We would like to say that we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the Queen Studios have had some refurbishment done to them since April 2013. The new bedcoverings, curtains and bedside lights have added to a guests stay. We hope to see you again at The Strand. More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The resident owner (Janice) who provided an old style type hospitality for so many years has sold this establishment to a younger couple who intend to upgrade facilities. New WIFI equipment being installed was appreciated. However, unit 8 has a problem with plumbing, so that one was woken when occupants from adjoining unit flushed the toilet at night. A request... More

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Sharyn and Paul... W, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review. There have been many positive improvements made by the new owners since April 2013. There a conference phone in reception for guests to use if they wish to contact the owners. This new style of providing accommodation has been received in a very positive way from new and returning guests. We are so pleased that you... More

Sechelt, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Janice the owner was very helpful. She moved things around to allow us to be able to stay an extra day. Less than $100.00 for 3 people was our best deal of the trip. Very close to the beach and boulevard as well as an excellent pizza place. Free wi-fi

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

once again all was good, unit 7 wonderful and clean. Very sunny and quiet. Staff so friendly even when so busy. Close to restaurants and beach, easy to walk to these places. Great recommendation,thank you

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Auckland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Our unit was very spacious and, while we were only a couple, it could accommodate five people (it had a studio with a large double bed and a single bed and a separate room with two other single beds). The kitchenette had a large fridge, sink, hot plate, microwave oven and plenty of crockery and cutlery. The bathroom had a... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Great place to stay, my grandson loves it, this is his 2nd stay with me. Clean, comfortable, close to town and beach, has everything you could want and the service and cleanliness is great. Towels changed daily, sheets changed regular, laundry available and clothes line so you may wash your own clothes. Staff so helpful and polite

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Ancaster, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

We stayed at The Strand on Devon Motel in New Plymouth during the Rugby World Cup. Our group consisted of four guys looking for inexpensive accommodation in New Plymouth for the Wales / Namibia Rugby game. All 8 units in this motel are on the ground level. We found the Strand on Devon Motel online since it has its own... More

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Schenectady, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

My husband and I spent two nights in this Motel. When I was looking for a place to stay in New Plymouth I trusted the two reviews for the Strand On Devon, and can only confirm what they said. What a lovely little Motel! It truly is a gem! The room we stayed in was very tastefully decorated, a combination... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

We only stayed here because one other person had put a review and it sounded to good to be true [for the money],but we were in total agreement,this is the cleanest,tidy [its an older property,but well maintained]property,we are a retired couple from auckland and when you get old its clean that really means something.It was cleaner and tidier than the... More

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Address: 464 Devon Street East | Strandon, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our comfortable and conveniently situated motel only a hop, step and a jump to New Plymouth's lovely, popular coastal foreshore walkway. We are a small family run complex with 8 ground floor units. The Superior Queen Studio has been completely renovated; a modern stylish unit. The one bedroom units have been refurbished with private courtyards. Our accommodation offers 4 x 1-bedroom family units (sleeps 4 people) 3 x studio units (sleeps 2-3 people) and 1-cosy saver studio that sleeps 1-2 people and a 3 Bedroom House (sleeps 5-6 people.) The East End swimming and surf beach is only 2 short blocks away. You will also find the skateboard park, inline hockey and skating rinks, children's playground, swimming pool and enjoy a great coffee from two cafes during the summer months. Or take a stroll down to one of New Plymouth's newest spots to be at "The Federal Store Cafe.' The coastal foreshore walkway extension to Bell Block is complete, making over 12km in total to wander along the seafront. ... more   less 
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