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“Good Value” 4 of 5 stars
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Carrington Motel
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   61 Carrington St, New Plymouth, New Zealand   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #26 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Queensland, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stopped for two nights, very clean, basic, and the TV will have to be replaced soon. The room was spacious, comfortable and the resident mamager (Tony) very helpful and friendly. Considering we stayed mid week, the motel was quite busy. A good ten minutes walk to Town. We asked for a discount which was given, kitchen equipment a little basic, however , adequate. I would certainly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Katikati, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stayed here after reading previous reviews and our stay was very good ,older style rooms but they were large,clean, the bed was comfortable and service was excellent ,staff friendly.
The location is great, close to town and across the road from Pukekura Park. We would stay again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I stayed in this motel for 3 nights. I booked it based on previous reviews that I had read and I was not disappointed. It is a one mile easy walk from town and is managed by the wonderfully friendly Tony Kim, who gave me an incredibly warm welcome on my arrival. My particular studio room was a bit dated but impeccably clean. The free wi fi voucher was much appreciated. The location close to Pukekura Park was brilliant. The park is excellent and has a great tea room that serves very good food ( the breakfast bagels were great) I would happily stay at the Carrington Motel again and would recommend it to other people.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Good budget motel, clean and tidy, handy location to city center.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Had a one night stay in this motel & found it clean & comfortable. Had a very lovely room with plenty of space. In walking distance to Pukekura Park.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

A great place to stay while catching up with friends in New Plymouth. Maybe a bit dated, the most important thing was friendly staff and very clean unit. Another place we felt happy parking the bike just outside our room.
We would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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107 reviews 107 reviews
77 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Older style motel on two levels with plenty of parking. Friendly greeting from Mine Host.
Large unit with kitchen facilities but the room had a musty / damp smell probably contributed to the fact that the bathroom area was on an inner wall with no windows and some mold on the ceilings. Apart from that the rest of the unit looked clean and recently decorated. My unit was on the ground floor and the sounds of the people above were quite loud.

A short distance from the main part of town but OK with a car. Free WiFi, always a winner with this traveler.

Room Tip: Upstairs may be quieter
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Carrington Motel

Address: 61 Carrington St, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Carrington Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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