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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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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Handy to central restaurants and cafes. Very hospitable host Barb and extremely comfy well appointed rooms. Extremely quiet and ultra comfy beds. I stay here regularly as a corporate traveller and will not stay anywhere else.

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

Hi Thank you very much for your lovely review on The Dawson Motel, We are very lucky to be such a short walk away from many wonderful restaurants and cafes. Our beds do get a lot of good feedback! Your regular support along with all our regulars is appreciated. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

Wellington
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Comfortable bed, warm clean room, walking distance to town, ample parking.. Friendly no nonsense check in, close to the coastal walk way. Easily found, not being subject to New Plymouth's one way system.

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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 like to keep your stay as easy and enjoyable as possible. And we are lucky to be in a nice spot away from all the town traffic! We're glad you enjoyed your time, We'll hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

On a cold winters night it was great to arrive to a friendly greeting and enter into a nice warm room, where they had turned on the heat pump in prep for our arrival. Windows are double glazed so not only was it super warm it was beautifully quiet. The rooms are very clean both inside and out and sheets... More 

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

Wow, thank you for such an outstanding review of The Dawson Motel. It is great to see you enjoyed your stay so much!! We do our best to keep you snug and warm throughout the cold winter months! Nothing better than coming in to a warm room! We have had a lot of guests rave about the water pressure in... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Just a block back from the waterfront on a quiet corner and yet just a couple blocks from cafes and bars and gallery and museum. Ample parking right out front. Generous rooms all fresh and new - with large bathrooms. Highly recommend.

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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 love hearing about what our guests enjoyed about their stay. We certainly have a great location with everything nice and close by. We hope to have you stay with us again. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The motel room was lovely, nice bed, bathroom and it was quiet. Good location even though it is opposite a building merchants, very short walk to town and the sea. It would be excellent for business but it did not have the personal touch we have experienced in a lot of other motels.

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

Hi Mike, Thank you for your wonderful review on The Dawson Motel. We are glad you enjoyed our rooms. Our windows are all double glazed so that we can keep the rooms nice and quiet -and warm- for you. We hope to have you visit us again. Kind regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Love this place! Upon arrival the outside looked average and we thought we may have the wrong place. When we checked into reception we were informed we had booked a room with 2 beds and they wanted to make sure this was correct as there was two of us and cheaper options available if we preferred. Now how many places... More 

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

Thank you very much for sharing such a fantastic review on The Dawson Motel. We definitely wish to ensure that you have a great stay with us, even if that means saving you a bit more money! The bikes certainly were very popular over the past few months so we're glad to enjoyed them! We will look forward to your... More 

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