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“Won't stay anywhere else in New Plymouth”
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The Dawson Motel
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 22, 2014

I used a two bedroom unit with a lounge to conduct business meetings during the afternoon. Quiet. Very modern and tastefully decorated. Worked brilliantly. Overnight stay which was so comfortable and peaceful sleep. Lovely outlook to the sea from the windows. Handy to town. Excellent hosts. Highly recommend. Haven't been to New Plymouth in a while and will definitely be back with leisure time to explore and The Dawson will be the base.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2014

Hi
Thank you so much for your review of the Dawson Motel.
We are pleased you found the motel just what you needed for your business requirements.
Appreciate the 5/5 review score and look forward to your next visit when you hopefully get a chance to explore our city.

Regards
Barb and Lloyd

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Hi stayed here for 4 nights while in town for work, and it was a great place to stay. It is relatively new, and cleaned to a very high standard, the beds are very comfortable, large bathroom, small kitchenette with microwave, which i find important. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the shops, and about 1 minute to the walkway which runs along the seaside. There are plenty of restaurants within waking distance.The staff there are great and helpfull without being overdoing it.

they have breakfast available which i did not have, but is an excellent idea, cooked as well.

Rooms have air conditioning, and on the last night i read that we can use the womans gym across the road and be charged back, wish i had know that beforehand, what a great idea.

free internet which is very important, and it was fast and constant, never dropped out during the 4 nights i stayed there.
Is a tiny bit noisy with traffic noise, but really great double glazing keeps this down.
Towels are beautiful and fluffy. I am normally a very picky traveller, but this place was excellent and ticked all my important boxes, and I will definatly be staying again.

Room Tip: the rooms all looked the same to me, I was in room 18 and you do get a view of the sea from the kitc...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Thank danjonelson
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

Hi
Really appreciate the time and effort you gave on reviewing your stay with us here at The Dawson Motel.
Great to get positive feedback on the 4 days you had with us this week.
I will pass on your feedback to the staff who pride themselves on keeping our motel clean and tidy.
We look forward to your return visit next time you are in New Plymouth.

Regards
lloyd and Barb

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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Fantastic motel, looks like it was built quite recently, spacious, all mod cons, close to town centre and within walking distance to the beach. Our room was scrupulously clean and well maintained. All in all, highly recommended. Our first choice for staying in New Plymouth. Motel doesn't have a restaurant.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Terry C
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

Hi Guys
Thanks for your review on your stay with as at The Dawson Motel.
Appreicate the feedback on our cleanliness . Our staff and us we pride ourselves on making sure we keep the rooms clean and well maintained.

regards

Lloyd and barb

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Very clean, helpful, close to city center.Was only going to stay one night but stayed two . Quiet within a couple of minutes walk to city center, restaurants, bars and water front.Will definitely be staying again when we come back

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

Hi Guys
Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at The Dawson Motel.
yes we get alot of feedback on how handy our location is close to town making it easy for walking into the CBD for a meal or drink.
Look forward to a return visit from you.

Thanks

Lloyd and Barb

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Reviewed March 14, 2014

great little motel with five star rating luxury comfortable modern good size rooms king size beds very comfortable good thing though easy access to market shops and great access to coastal walk great staff and host

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

Hi
Appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us here at The Dawson Motel. Always great to get positive feedback and pleased you enjoyed your time with us.

Regards
Barb and Lloyd

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

A modern and scrupulously clean, comfortable motel. The standard of housekeeping here would put many hospitals to shame! Convenient for access to coastal walkway and downtown area, with choice of restaurants, etc. Friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

Hi Guys
Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay with us here at The Dawson Motel. Pleased you enjoyed your stay amd have passed on your compliments regarding the housekeeping to the staff.

Thank you

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Barb and Lloyd

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Great little family two story motel. Spotlessly clean, comfortable bed, little kitchenette and nice laundry. We did up all our clothes and didn't have to worry about having lots of change, the machines and soap were just added to our bill. Convenient to a market on the one way headed north and gas station right in the market parking lot. Warning, if you're headed over to Napier from here, the main road that goes most direct looks like a highway, but has about 17 km of gravel which may not fit your rental car contract. We'd stay in this motel again, it was a great value!

Room Tip: If your luggage is quite heavy, you might ask for a ground floor room and avoid the stairs.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2014

Hi Guys
Appreciate the great feedback you posted about your stay with us here at The Dawson Motel.
Great to get rated the three "c" close convenient and comfortable.

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Barb and Lloyd

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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 #4 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Price Range: $109 - $128 (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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