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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Auckland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

o be honest, our first impression from the road was a little disappointing. It borders some light industrial properties, and there are a couple of busy roads nearby. However it proves the old adage that one should not be taken in by first impressions! Checkin was friendly and efficient, and the room was a pleasure to walk into. It was... More 

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

Thank you for letting us know your thoughts on The Dawson Motel, we are very glad to hear we impressed you . Yes the double glazed windows do cut out much of the sound, as you have found out! We certainly get a popular response on our bikes they are definitely handy when the walkway is so close by! And... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Stunningly clean and stylish place to stay. Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent Laundry. Very handy to town, restaurants and the local coastal walk which is well worth the walk. Walking distance to the town centre and local bars and restaurants.

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

Hi guys, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on The Dawson Motel. It is great to hear our guests enjoy their time with us. We are lucky to have such a fantastic location, nice and close by to town! We hope to have you back again and all the best for your new adventure. Kind Regards, Barb and... More 

new zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed one night and found the rooms and location where perfect as well as the service. Their is plenty to see and do in New Plymouth so will be back to stay. and explore the many attractions and good places to est

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

Hello, It was wonderful to read your review on The Dawson Motel. It definitely is an honour to be referred to as 'perfect'. There is certainly lots going on in New Plymouth lucky for us they are mostly close by! Thank you for a lovely review, we hope to see you again. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stay, very clean and modern. Just the right amount of input from the staff, there when you needed them. Very well situated, easy to find, short walk to town and the front. The only downside for us was that the bed was a little soft, we prefer a firmer base. However this is really looking for a problem, if... More 

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

Hi Neill, Thank you for sharing such wonderful thoughts about The Dawson Motel. We are glad to hear you found your stay to be enjoyable. Our staff members try to help in any way possible so we are glad this was appreciated. We are sorry the bed didn't quite suit your preferences its hard to find something to suit everyone... More 

Lennox Head, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the motel for 3 nights, it is new, clean and quiet. Quite spacious and our room had a seaview. It is well located in the town and a short walk to the main street. Just enough parking for each unit but if a guest takes up two parks, you're out in the street. My main problem was... More 

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

Hi Lesley, Thank you for your review of The Dawson Motel. With being so close to the CBD we do only have one carpark per room, unfortunately although we do try to monitor how many cars guests have they do sometimes bring in extra, we are sorry that if you had to park out on the street. Thank you for... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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

Thank you for sharing your review with us at The Dawson Motel. It is fantastic to hear such wonderful things. We definitely do have a lot of guests who love the beds! We would really love for you to return, thank you for your kind words. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

Rotorua District, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

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
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111 reviews 111 reviews
44 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

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 January 30, 2015

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 

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