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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at The Dawson Motel and it won't be our last. It would have to be one of the cleanest places that we have stayed and the decor is amazing. Beds are really comfortable and the management are so helpful and friendly,as well as the staff. The motel is situated within walking distance to shops, restaurants... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed here twice and both times great. 1st time, the people looking after the motel were awesome, owners also great & staff was friendly. Stayed in different units each time but both were spotless & had everything we needed.Air con a plus.Close to town & Beach

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

Hi Maureen Thank you for your feedback on The Dawson Motel, its great to hear that our guests enjoy their stays every time! Yes our guest sure love the aircon in these summer months! We hope to have you return another time soon! Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
39 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel has everything we wanted. It was brilliantly clean and had good quality facilities. It is in a good location and the owners were friendly and helpful. We would definitely choose this again.

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

Hello, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on The Dawson Motel we are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Our cleaners definitely pride themselves on keeping all of our rooms the best they can be ,so thank you for that feedback!! We hope to have you again. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd. More 

Paris, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed there for two nights. It was great. Everything clean, charming owners and spacious room. We borrow the motel bikes for a 2h ride on the beach side and it was really nice. Then I forgot a skirt and they send it to my next hotel on the south island! I really appreciated that.

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

Hello, Thank you for your review on The Dawson Motel we love to hear our guests enjoyed their stay with us! The bikes certainly have been popular lately! We know there is nothing worse than leaving something behind so we try to do what we can to get it all back to you safely. We hope you enjoyed the rest... More 

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 5 weeks ago

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

Hello, Thank you for a wonderful review on The Dawson Motel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We have a lot of feedback about the showers they certainly are a favourite! Unfortunately there is a bit of traffic noise, the double glazing on the windows does cut it out however. Come on in and see us if... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Hello, Thank you for your thoughts on The Dawson Motel we are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your suggestion with the Laundry, that would be very useful for our guests however because the laundry is so close to the units we do need to put a restriction on the hours as no to disturb... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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

Hi Ross, Thank you for such a fantastic review on The Dawson Motel, we enjoyed having you with us! The One Bedroom units are definitely great for a longer stay .We like to make it feel like a home away from home! The bikes are a real favourite with our guests and its so lovely along the foreshore at the... More 

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 January 21, 2015

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
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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 January 6, 2015

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 

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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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