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16 Northgate Motor Lodge

16-18 Northgate - New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Lovely little place I thought the rooms were quite decent for the amount ($120) for the basic room. the spa would have been better if the jets were running. Nice customer service. I thought the breakfast was a bit overpriced but i would come back here again.

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Northgate, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for writing a review... the spa pool is all fixed, it is annoying when we are waiting for parts I know. We hope to see you again. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were attending a National sailing regatta and it was great to be able to have a very comfortable apartment. It allowed us to cook regatta style meals in a kitchen with a better supply of various utensils and crockery than you would normally! The apartment was very clean, organised with comfortable beds. We all slept very well and had... More 

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Northgate, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Well we are so pleased that your stay in the fully renovated gorgeous apartment was all that you needed!! Yes, the weather could have been better...you'll have to come back in the summer to enjoy the private garden and outdoor furniture. Thankyou for your positive review. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Booked one of the apartments that had 2 Queens and 1 single which was sufficient for our needs. Arrived to be told we had been upgraded to the "really nice" apartment that had 1 King, 1 Queen and 1 single. Awesome and off we went with our directions to the apartment which is just behind the Motor Lodge. We were... More 

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Northgate, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thankyou for your review. Well we are so sorry that the upgrade was not appreciated as we thought it might have been. We try our best to provide the best accommodation, there is now a wall mirror to assist with guests needs. We would just like to let you know that the apartments are not council flats and have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We found`this motel to be overpriced .Our room was not cleaned properly - the spare pillows had been slept on and there was someone elses medication and makeup left in the drawer.The owner was not at all open to questions etc.Would not go there again.WE had to struggle upstairs with our bags which we found difficult

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Northgate, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou for your feedback...we are sorry that your stay at the motel was not what you were expecting. It can be difficult to choose accommodation that is just right on the internet. We recommend that travellers call the motel directly to discuss their individual requirements and needs. Perhaps you'll visit New Plymouth again one day. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Arrived late after a long drive from Wellington via Levin to visit some old friends. We made this journey because I was curious to have a look at Mt. Taraniki. Made very welcome by the operator and shown to our room at the end of a single story block to the rear of the hotel. Went down into New Plymouth... More 

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Northgate, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you found your stay with us to be comfortable and pleasant. We do try our very best to meet guests needs like late arrivals etc. It sounds as though you found somewhere nice to eat too. We thank you for your review and hope you choose to stay again. More 

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Having camped for the past several Womads in New Plymouth and being stormed-out last year (didn't spoil Womad, but howling gales and driving rain took the gloss off living under canvas). . . we decided to treat ourselves to a motel this time, even though the campground we'd used previously- Belt Road - was truly great. Northgate was just what... More 

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Northgate, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and a big thank you for reviewing your stay in such a positive way. We are so glad that you stayed with us and that there was everything you needed to top off a great WOMAD weekend. Call us at the motel and book ahead if you are coming to WOMAD 2016. Hope to see you again. More 

Templepatrick, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place looked as if it had reciently been refurbished. We only stayed one night, but would defiantly return. All the amenities you would expect plus a little bit of style. Not far into town. They also serve breakfast if you order the night before.

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Northgate, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Well we certainly do hope to see you again and perhaps you'll be able to stay for longer next time. We have been spending more time renovating the units, there is always something we think of doing to keep them stylish and modern for our guests. Thankyou so much for your positive review. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stayed one night for business in a ground floor unit and had a comfortable stay. Great sized desk for laying out my business papers and laptop and good facilities. I did find the lighting very dim and the room was quite dark in the afternoon and unfortunately the lighting didn't make a difference. On the upside the curtains blocked out... More 

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Northgate, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review, we are so pleased that the unit provided what you needed for your stay. We do try to always update bits and pieces and think about what a guest may require and prefer during their stay. We really hope that you stay again and yes, spread the word for us that Northgate Motor Lodge is a... More 

Feilding, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our accommodation was an apartment separated from the main complex but located just behind it. It contained 3 bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, lounge and kitchen. Newly refurbished, quiet, private outside area, just perfect for us and our friends for a relaxing weekend away. The spa pool was well maintained.

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Northgate, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Well thankyou for your review following your stay in one of our 3 bedroom apartments. We are so pleased that it was what you were needing and that you had a pleasant stay. We hope you come and stay again in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The lodge provided everything we needed. We were able to cook very nice meals with the small kitchen. There is a BBC place, but we did not use it. Parking is good, service is very friendly, WIFI is free but very slow, washing machine works very well, rooms are clean, showers are very nice

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Northgate, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and thankyou for writing a review following your stay. We are pleased that the motel provided what you were wanting and required. We hope that you enjoyed New Plymouth and hope to see you again in the future. More 

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