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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this motel back at the end of 2014. My husband and I were so impressed with how clean, modern and comfortable the rooms were. The service was very welcoming and attentive. For our second Taranaki visit in March 2016, we stayed here again, and we're delighted to see the high standard was still maintained. Thank you for your... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review on The Dawson Motel, we are so grateful for your continued support, we really appreciate all our returning guests! We like to keep our motel at a very high standard of service and cleanliness so we are glad that is recognised. We hope to have you stay again in the future! Kind Regards, Barb... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late at night, after driving down from Auckland (after work). We just needed a place to crash before glamping at WOMAD the next day, so we were only at The Dawson for a night. We had booked a 1 bedroom apartment with a fold out couch in the lounge for our 2 children to sleep on, on arrival... More 

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

Hi Bernie, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on The Dawson Motel. We do our best to try and accommodate all our guests requests and to go out of our way to ensure a pleasant stay. We hope you enjoyed WOMAD and hope to have you stay with us again. Kind Regards, Barb and... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. Lots of space in our room. Double glazed so very quiet and warm. 100m from coastal walkway and bikes are available. Easy walking distance to the main attractions. Absolutely everything we needed. Will definitely return.

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Thank Ali C
dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hi Ali Thanks for reviewing your stay with us here at The Dawson Motel. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and found our rooms had everything you wanted. We look forward to your next visit Kind Regards Barb and Lloyd More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Perfect location for central New Plymouth. Walking distance to most amentities. Good off street parking. Rooms were large by motel standards, modern and very clean. All the usual amenities with additional Sky channels than one would normally expect. Bed was large and comfortable with starched sheets. Nice we will be back.

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

Hi, Thank you for your review on The Dawson Motel, we love to hear from our guests about how they found their stay. We are very lucky to have such a central location, and it definitely comes in handy to be a short walk from so many places. We get great feedback about our beds, we are glad you were... More 

Auckland
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great location, lovely large rooms. Did however find it quite noisy as rooms are reasonably exposed to traffic (although to be fair, we're talking New Plymouth traffic!). Reception not always manned so allow some time to checkout. Sky/Cable TV (limited channels). WIFI was intermittent.

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

Thank you for your review on the Dawson Motel. We really appreciate our guests taking the time to share their thoughts. We are pleased you enjoyed our location and you found our rooms lovely and spacious. Check out time can be busy when guests are departing but we do have a bell so if we are looking after other guests... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Great location! Not far from Len Lye Centre, or the coastal walk! The rooms were fresh clean, warm and spacious! Very friendly, helpful and professional service! And there iss plently of parking! Very reasonable price for 2 spacious bedrooms! I would highly recommend this motel!

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on The Dawson Motel. We like to do our best to give all our guests an enjoyable stay! Thank you for your recommendations, we hope to have you stay again. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd More 

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at this motel which is very handy to everything. Walking distance is short. We appreciated the fact being winter that if we were out all day we came back to the heating switched on for us. Nothing was too much trouble. A nice quiet place although it was one of their quieter weekends. We would definitely... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review on The Dawson Motel, we love to hear from our guests on how they found their stay with us. We are defiantly very lucky to be so close to many of New Plymouths attractions! We know how chilly it is in these winter months, so we like to make sure you room is... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Spent a few nights here with the family. Plenty of the 2 bedroom units for a family of four. Very clean and comfortable and a warm welcome at reception. Kitchen has the basics - we didn't test it. Good pressure on the shower as well. Some might consider it to be a bit sterile - but it's a motel and... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for a lovely review on The Dawson Motel, we love to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time with us! We get a lot of really good feedback about our shower pressure, it will definitely wake you up in the morning! We are very lucky to be such a short distance walk to some of the... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Beautifully spacious suite. Courteous & helpful staff. Very clean Well located near museums and Coastal Walk. Bicycles available free. Near main highways. Advice on Taranaki attractions very helpful .

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

Hi Thank you for your recent review on your stay at The Dawson Motel. We really appreciate when we get great feedback and I will pass on your comments to our staff. I am pleased you enjoyed your time in New Plymouth and we may see you back in the future. Kind Regards Barb and Lloyd More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to New Plymouth. We spent 2 nights at the Dawson and were very impressed with the motel. Unit was extremely clean and modern. Bed was so comfortable. Management and staff were friendly and very helpful. We would definitely stay here again in the future. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for a wonderful review on The Dawson Motel, We are glad that your first time to New Plymouth went well and we are very pleased you decided to spend it with us! We do our best to keep the units as clean and tidy as possible. We hope to have you stay with us again Kind Regards, Barb... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located in New Plymouth The Dawson Motel opened in January 2011 providing affordable luxury for our guests.Whether visiting New Plymouth for business or pleasure , The Dawson Motel is the ideal destination for those seeking comfort and superior service.Guests can enjoy stylish interiors in our 23 suites with 19 studios with a number interconnecting to give greater flexibility, two one bedroom and two two bedroom suites. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Dawson Motel

Address: 16 Dawson Street | Cbd, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Price Range: $100 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Dawson Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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