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“Overpriced and very average hotel” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Copthorne Hotel Grand Central New Plymouth

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Copthorne Hotel Grand Central New Plymouth
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   42 Powderham Street, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand (Formerly Grand Central Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 29 hotels in New Plymouth
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“Overpriced and very average hotel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2005

Extremely dissappointed with this hotel. Poor service as soon as we checked in. Rude staff and was made to wait two hours after check in time for our room with no reason given.

Room was very average with average size beds and average decor with average service.

Hotel facilities very limted and again average. Restaurant looked ok but was very pricey.

We won't be recommending this hotel to our family or friends.

Many far superior hotels in this area at half the price. If you are happy with average then stay at this hotel

  • Stayed August 2005, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2004

This is one of those business and conference focused hotels typically found in medium sized tourist towns. It's clean and well run, with a very basic gymnasium, servicable guest laundry and lots of identical looking hallways. Our room was functional and predictable, with the usual twin double beds, basic cable and standard quality shampoo and soap. Staff were helpful and likeable without being overly enthusiastic. The food was pretty expensive looking, so we ate at the Irish Pub down the road instead. Basically, there was absolutely nothing remarkable about this place in either a positive or a negative sense, but it was pretty good value, especially given the great position, just off the main street and a short walk from the beach. Just be warned that the surprisingly heavy traffic in New Plymouth can make getting in and out at peak hour a problem. Where possible, lock up the car and walk instead.

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Additional Information about Copthorne Hotel Grand Central New Plymouth

Address: 42 Powderham Street, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand (Formerly Grand Central Hotel)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 29 hotels in New Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Copthorne Hotel Grand Central New Plymouth 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is ideally situated for conferences, special events and holidays, right in the heart of New Plymouth City only 10 minutes from the airport and 25 minutes from magnificent Mt Taranaki and Egmont National Park. This welcoming New Plymouth Hotel is also within strolling distance of the CBD, the main shopping centre, TSB Showplace events centre, restaurants, bars and cafes. ... more   less 
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