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The Dawson Motel

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16 Dawson Street | Cbd, 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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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great hosts, very personable and always welcoming... My place of choice every trip! I use to stay at hotels in the city but hate the noise hotel guests produce... Generally always a disturbance where the Dawson is in a quiet street and most often with quiet guests, I've never felt the need to complain and have never spoken badly of... More 

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

Thank you for sharing such an excellent review on The Dawson Motel, We are very lucky to have such wonderful guests, they do keep quiet! And our double glazed windows also helps to keep any noise out! There sure is some great pubs near by! We'll look forward to having you stay again! Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time staying at this property and I was pleasantly surprised. Super clean, lovely decor and layout and unbelievably quiet. Plus it's only a short distance to the main shopping areas. Will definitely be back and recommending to others.

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

Hello, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review on The Dawson Motel, we always love to hear that our guests enjoy their stay with us. The double glazed windows sure do keep the rooms quiet- and warm! We are very lucky to be so close by to some of the lovely shops New Plymouth has to offer! We hope to... More 

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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Barb and the whole team was the most kind. I was still in the room when they were finishing up for the day and made sure I had coffee, cups, clean towels and bins. The bright, spacious and cheery room was spit spot. Plenty of amenities: unlimited wifi, well-stocked kitchenette (hefty silver & dish ware,) jet tub, plenty of storage,... More 

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

Hi Sarah, Thank you for such a fantastic review on The Dawson Motel. Our cleaners are great at keeping the rooms nice and tidy -and providing you with anything you may need. We are glad you enjoyed our stay, we hope you do return. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

Bari
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent motel, very well refined. It has a small kitchen in the room, is near restaurants and pubs. The room was clean and big, the staff was friendly. The car park is big and the room is silent, even though near the street. If you get a room on the second floor, you'll enjouy a fantastic view of the ocean.

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review on The Dawson Motel, We are lucky so have some fantastic places to eat and drink so close by! Just stop in to the office and we can show you where all the top places are! Our double glazed window really do wonders to keep any traffic noise out -and the heat in-... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming to the Dawson for years and will keep coming for years to come due - simply it feels like coming home when you stay. The welcome to the consistent high standard of accommodation has never faltered. Located close to the waterfront / swimming pool and town getting around is simple. If you want clean comfortable accommodation... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your overwhelming support of The Dawson Motel, we are so grateful to our regular guests, we are lucky to be your home away from home and we do try our best to make it feel that way. We will look forward to having you back again soon. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From checkin to checkout nothing was too much trouble - staff very friendly and accommodating. Room spotlessly clean and very comfortable - everything you need and so very handy to CIty centre. Our 4th stay and will definitely be back.

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on The Dawson Motel, its great to hear from our regular guest, we definitely appreciate your continued support. We are lucky to have a spot so close by to so many of the wonderful things New Plymouth has to offer. We will look forward to seeing you again. Kind... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stayed in a 2brd apartment with our 23month old son for 5 nights. From the moment i walked into the reception i felt welcome. We arrived after 6pm & were shown to our room & advised they put the heater on to warm the room for us. WOW - its the little things :-) Our room was nicer than... More 

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

Hello, What an outstanding review on The Dawson Motel, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay so much! We like to add little touches like putting the heaters on to make your stay feel just like home! We are very lucky to be so close by to the beautiful walkway! Thank you for your suggestion we shall... More 

Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights over a weekend! The room was sparkling clean. And I should know as I own a cleaning business in Australia. The service is amazing! And I mean AMAZING! As it was heavily raining I had a cardigan trying to dry on the rail outside our room and one of the lovely staff came up and... More 

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

Hi Natasha, Thank you for such an outstanding review on The Dawson Motel. Is it great to hear that our guests are so pleased with their stay! We're very glad to hear our cleaning was up to standard, as our cleaners take a lot of pride in making sure our rooms look fantastic. At The Dawson Motel we like to... More 

New Zealand
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50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stayed for only one night whilst visiting friends. Check In was friendly and fast. Michelle escorted us to our unit. The unit was immaculate. So fresh and clean. You could not fault it. We had a sea view from the kitchen window and you can see the mountain on a clear day from the balcony upstairs. Very handy to... More 

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

Thank you for writing such a lovely review on The Dawson Motel, We like to make everything as quick and easy for you upon arrival, we know how exhausting travelling can be! We do get a wonderful view of the mountain, weather permitting. The bikes definitely are handy especially since we're so close to the walkway, our guests love them!... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Excelled my expectations by having a room available before midday upon check in. Room is a good size, the place has owners that care about presentation. Close to the water. May have to extend the short stay.

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

Hi Mark, Thank you for a fantastic review on The Dawson Motel, We are always happy to try and accommodate requests like early check ins! We do try to keep our Motel as nice as possible for our guests to enjoy. We are glad your chose to stay with us longer. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

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