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“A home away from home” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fitzroy Beach Motel

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Fitzroy Beach Motel
Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Warwickshire
Level Contributor
124 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A home away from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2010

There are lots of good motels in New Zealand. The difference between good and excellent is often not something that a tick-box assessment will show up. It is the atmosphere, and this is where Fitzroy Beach wins out. A very friendly welcome, really comfortable rooms and the feeling that you are at home. For those that are interested, it does have all the things you would expect but it is the thoughtful way the whole package has been put together that makes it special. Certainly the place to stay in New Plymouth.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank abcoldgit
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2010

This was an awesome hotel. My dad and I spent two weeks in New Zealand and this was the best place we stayed. They have actual fast internet ($1NZ/megabyte). The owner is very friendly and helpful. They also have bikes you can borrow for free, which are great for the coastal walk. Great location right by the beach too.

  • Stayed January 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ia3n
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Encinitas California
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2010

My son and I did a three week trip to New Zealand traveling around the South and North Island for surfing, kayaking and hiking. The Fitzroy Beach hotel was very clean and comfortable, located very close to Fitzroy Beach, good places to eat and stores for food. On the trip I constantly had problems finding internet access that I could use to keep in contact with my small business the whole time I was on the trip. This motel had the best internet access for low cost and the quality of the room was the best value for money we found on the trip. Steve and his wife in the office went out of their way to make our stay nice and helped us out. They even will loan you bikes to see the beachfront walk way path.

  • Stayed January 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Seadart
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North America
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2010

We stumbled across this motel. Planning to stay just one night, but after a visit to the blacksand beach just a short walk away and a good base for a hike up Mt. Taranaki we stayed longer. The rooms are great, extremely comfortable, clean and quiet. My work takes me around the world with over 75 nights away a year, and if all the rooms were this nice it would be great. Every small detail was well thought out, we left the hotel looking for the quilts used on the bed and the kitchen tap with the water filter built in. I can't say enough good things about our stay. We will be back. Thanks to the hosts Julie and Steve.

Slade and Brenda

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 09travel
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New Zealand
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100 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2010

If you want a quiet, clean, modern motel unit in New Plymouth, that is close to the beach and has owners that provide helpful, friendly service, then this is the place to stay. Fitzroy Beach Motel offers all these benefits and more. Thoroughly recommended for a relaxing stay in New Plymouth.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NZBeachlover
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Pukekohe
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2010

Our goal was peace, quiet and much needed rest and relaxation - as we had two nights without our children. The website was extremely appealing and showed this motel be exactly was it is, a haven. The room was immaculate, as was everything else. The owners are to be congratulated on a well thought-out, well appointed "home away from home". How nice it is to stay in a modern, clean, relaxed, friendly , reasonably priced motel - after all the other not-so good places out there. We will be back again, and I will be recommending the Fitzroy Beach Motel to all my friends! Superb , excellent...faultless.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank syn123
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Hamilton
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2009

Thanks Steve & Julie for a wonderful place to stay. This would be the best motel, we have every stayed in. You went the extra mile to make sure our stay in New Plymouth was the best. Shame the weather wasn't the same. Will be back. Hope you enjoyed Fleetwood Mac Sunday night.
Jan & Graeme White
Hamilton

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank whiteheronHamilton
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Property: Fitzroy Beach Motel
Address: 25 Beach Street, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
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Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fitzroy Beach Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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