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The Dawson Motel
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Fantastic room, very well maintained property. Very spacious room, big & comfortable bed. Came back everyday to beautifully clean room. Lovely hosts, very friendly, provided lots of information & gave recommendation as to where to visit. Great location, minutes from coastal walkway. Bikes provided at motel a plus. We stayed here for three nights, will definitely recommend to friends & family. We will definitely be staying here again when we next visit New Plymouth.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Carol S
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Hi carol

Thanks very much for taking the time to review your stay with us here at The Dawson motel.
Sorry about the delay in replying I thought I had replies previously.
We really appreciated the bottle of wine and it was enjoyed with friends.
look forward to seeing you back in New Plymouth.

regards
barb and lloyd

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Awesome motel. The rooms were spotlessly clean, and freshened up every day. It looks brand new. The shower was fantastic, great pressure and nozzle. Large comfortable bed, microwave, fridge, jug, TV, DVD player, everything you need in a room. It's so easy to stay there, the staff are friendly and it's close to town but with no noise. Well recommended, I would stay again to take advantage of the bikes along the walkway. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank debbied4763
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Thanks again Debbie for reviewing your stay with us at The Dawson Motel

Regards
Barb and lloyd

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

A superb motel in an ideal location. We had a 2 bedroom apartment with a spacious living area, comgortable furniture and a very well equipped kitchen. There was not a lot of natural light in the apartment but this was compensated by the very light walls and there were good lights in all living spaces.The bathroom was large, well lit and had a lovely deep bath with lashings of good hot water.
The spa unit in the bath was not working due to misuse by the last customer but we were given a reduction in price to allow for this. A good example of management dealing appropriately and cheerfully with a problem.
A big plus to this motel was the free loan of bicycles, enabling us to explore the nearby brilliant
coastal walkway. Wonderful!
Generally, a very well run motel with a friendly, helpfu and knowledgeable manager -to be recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Barbara V
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
Pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Dawson and made use of the bikes.
Sorry about the spa bath but it is all back up and running now.
Regards
Barb and Lloyd

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Motel is in a great spot very close to walkway and town. The rooms are roomy and it is a very quiet place to stay at no traffic noise at all. My only gripe would be lack of soap, we stayed 3 nights and were not given any more. But this would not stop us staying their again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jeanette R
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Hi Guys
Thanks for reviewing your stay with us here at The Dawson motel.
Firstly sorry about your soap not being topped up and the staff have all been reminded to ensure this is topped up daily. Thanks for letting us know.
Pleased you enjoyed the rest of your time and we look forward to your next visit.

Thanks
Barb and Lloyd

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Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Well appointed-traditional motel from the outside, but clean..good water pressure. Close to everything, perfect location. Some traffic noise so had to keep all windows shut at night. A short stroll to coastal walkway along the sea front.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank everichards
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Hi
Thanks for posting a review on your stay with us at The Dawson Motel.
We get alot of comments about the great water pressure in the showers.
Spending extra on getting good beds has also paid off with great feedback and nothing beats a great night sleep.

Thanks

barb and lloyd

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Don't usually write reviews but the exceptionally friendly service we received is worth commenting on. Thought maybe it was the owner we were dealing with, but no they were away and had someone filling in. Excellent choice of staff.
Room spotlessly clean. Well situated, with a very short walk to great restaurants.
Not the cheapest of motels at $155 for studio, but worth it for the very comfy bed.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2013

Hi Guys

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us here at The Dawson Motel.
it is great to know we can go away and Anne continues to offer great service to our guests.
Pleased you enjoyed your stay and we may see you back if you are ever in New Pymouth.
have passed on your comments to Anne and the cleaning staff.

regards

barb and Lloyd

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Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

From the moment you check in, you know you are dealing with someone who hasn't tired of running a motel. We were taken to our room which should be the envy for a great, great many motel operators. Ah, what a delight! Super clean, generous with everything you need for a short or extended stay. I'll be back in a flash.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Andre S
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2013

Hi Guys
Thanks very much for reviewing your stay with us here at The Dawson Motel.
Thrilled you enjoyed your time wth us and New Plymouth city.
Your review is why I really enjoy working in the motel industry.
Hope we see you back one day in Taranaki.

regards
Barb and Lloyd

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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
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Price Range: $118 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Dawson Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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