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The Dawson Motel

16 Dawson Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Three year old purpose built motel in good location. Great room - comfortable bed and exceptionally powerful shower :) Modern Panasonic Viera TV. Bit of road noise from trucks goin g to the port. We stayed three nights and found motel handy to board walk and park. We don't like air con so had the windows open. Not a quiet... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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).... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great 4 day stay at the Dawson Motel in New Plymouth for my nieces wedding in January 2015. The motel is within walking distance to New Plymouth's central shopping and business district and also close to the amazing foreshore walk way. Barb and Lloyd were friendly and helpful, making us feel right at home. We stayed in a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent 2 nights at the Dawson Motel. We had 2 adjoining rooms and they were very clean and comfortable - especially king size bed. Both rooms were quite a good size. It is close to the city centre, but still was very quiet. While is it well situated, it is surrounded by commercial property, so does not have... More 

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hi Alida, Thank you for such a wonderful review on The Dawson Motel, our beds a definitely a favourite for a good nights sleep! Yes a lot of guests love having an outlook onto the sea from our upstairs units. Thank you again, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

New Zealand
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242 reviews 242 reviews
72 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent a few days here while visiting the open gardens around New Plymouth and Hawera. It was a great place to stay - clean - modern, well appointed, and central enough to easily find good eating places.

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Dawson Motel, Our cleaners pride themselves on making sure we have beautiful, spotless rooms! And there sure is many wonderful eating places a short walk or drive away! Thank you again for a lovely review we hope to have you back.! Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

Cambridge, null, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was arranging this booking, the motel management couldn't place the four of us in a two-bedroom unit. Instead, they rearranged accommodation to give us two adjoining 2-bed units. When we arrived, they had everything ready in the office, just as you would expect but don't always get. The rooms were identical. Housekeeping was spot-on, the beds were comfortable... More 

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

HI David, Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts on The Dawson Motel. We certainly try our best to fit you into rooms that best suit your needs so we've very glad this was useful for you. Yes, thank you to our double glazing on the windows it sure does block out traffic noise well! We hope to have you... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clearly the owners have confidence in their place, with trip advisor cards strategically placed in areas encouraging a review, but only if you liked the place.Bottom line is this, for the price of $150, you get a modern unit, well appointed with nice shampoo etc, modern bathroom tastefully decorated. In actual fact, for the most part, great value for money.... More 

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us here at The Dawson Motel. We were sorry to hear that you had a problem with the aircon in your room. We had the unit checked out following your review and they have advised the unit is operating OK,and they wondered if it was something to do... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend this outstanding motel which is a short stroll to the boardwalk and central town. I stayed in a studio apartment and was pleasantly surprised at the size of my room which was in as new condition. The location of the motel is an easy walk to the board-walk and the city centre. I received great service and... More 

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sheryl, Thank you for a wonderful review of The Dawson Motel. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and glad you got to go on New Plymouths beautiful walkway. Especially with this lovely summer weather it is great to have so close by! We hope to have you stay with us again. Kind regards, Barb and Lloyd. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I loved my night spent at the Dawson Motel...lovely staff, accomodating to my needs, allowed early check in and late check out, central to everything I was doing, Clean, stylish, lovely shower, comfy bed and quiet. Definately recommend.

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hello Barbara, Thank you for a lovely review on The Dawson Motel we're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are happy to try and accommodate all requests to make your stay at The Dawson Motel as good as it can be. We are lucky to be in a spot so close to everything! We hope to have you... More 

Otaki Beach, NZ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have been staying at The Dawson for 3 years now (visiting New Plymouth for work each fortnight). It is a really well run, friendly place with top quality, clean rooms, couldn't fault it. If youre looking for a nice place to rest in New Plymouth would thoroughly recommend it.

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hi Robert Thank you for such a wonderful review on The Dawson Motel, we love our regular guests and we really do appreciate your continuing support so we are glad to hear such great feedback from you! We're very glad you can't find faults we try our very best to make it perfect every time! We'll look forward to seeing... More 

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Address: 16 Dawson Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 23
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