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“Friendly staff, average room with very thin walls!”

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The Devon Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
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Woodway, Texas
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47 reviews
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“Friendly staff, average room with very thin walls!”
Reviewed December 13, 2011

The staff was very friendly, and the bartender, Chris, made our last night there VERY memorable.

The room was plain and had 3 small beds which my husband and I found a bit strange, but they were comfortable so we couldn't argue with that. Our room was down a flight of stairs in a corridor we shared with a bunch of loud marines... loudest hotel EVER. We could hear the marines burping and complaining about their hangovers very clearly through the walls.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 7, 2011

We checked in to a room that was nothing like the pictures we saw of what we booked on the Hotel's own website, when we rang reception regarding this she was nice about it and agreed with us, she was on by herself so no one was around to show us the other room, we went and looked and switched to a room that we should of been allocated in the first place, the Hotel seemed to have a newer section and older section from what we saw.
Booked free wifi, but the room we were first allocated only had dial up.
We didn't dine in, but the restuarant seemed very full.
Our newspaper sign was put on our door but no news paper was given.
Would try somewere else next time we are in town.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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reedy creek queensland
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

was almost tempted not to stay here as it seemed too good to be true and you know what they say about that!!!. Excellent value for money, everything was on hand. the beach the city, good parking, great pool well appointed rooms new comfortable bedding. free internet, laundry and good on site restaurant.

Room Tip: we had a queen room, not sure if the king size rooms might be bigger. The room culd have been large...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

We stayed at the Devon on a recent trip to New Plymouth for 2 nights. Found the newly renovated rooms spacious and spotless.
Marbles buffet was great.
We got an online rate of $105 which was exceptional value. Made use of the free guest laundry service.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

Stayed here in Oct 2011 in room 730 - a queen twin. Reception was great - very friendly and helpful. Room was a good size with one bed in the main room and the other in a separate bedroom. Both rooms have flat screen tv and bed is very comfortable. I paid $99 for the room which was great value

  • Stayed October 2011
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

My husband and I stayed in New Plymouth for 2 nights while in town to see the USA vs. Ireland Rugby World Cup match at Stadium Taranaki. The staff is extremely friendly and the hotel itself is really nice. It is very clean, safe, and quiet. The rooms have a european feel to them and had very comfortable beds and the bathrooms are nicely updated with great water pressure in the shower. The breakfast buffet is great and the restaurant & bar employees are so nice! The only negative that I can say is that there are no elevators, but that's just a minor problem since there are plenty of employees to help with baggage. Also, the hotel is a bit on the outskirts of town so the little downtown area isn't walkable.

I would definitely return to this hotel if I went back to New Plymouth. Also, the people of New Plymouth are great -- so friendly and welcoming to us!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Aukland
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

We stayed at the Devon Hotel while in New Plymouth on a conference. I booked via the internet and got excellent rates for a King room for 3 nights. Our room was pretty much brand new (they have obviously been undergoing renovations) and nice and crisp white and clean, not large but then for the price I wouldn't have expected it. There was some outside renovations happening outside our door but during the week they didn't start till after 8am and finished at 5pm and on the Saturday we didn't see/hear anyone. The service was great and we had breakfast twice and room service once, all nice. I thoroughly recommend this hotel for it's value for money, you would expect to pay much more elsewhere for the same standard of accommodation. I do think you need to book online to get the exceptional rates but when I rang to book an extra night the night before the original booking she checked to see what online rates where available and confirmed there were none (I was checking at the same time and she was right), so didn't feel "ripped off" paying more for the extra night.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Property: The Devon Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4620, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in New Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Devon Hotel & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have a wide variety of accommodation from luxurious suites with spa baths to studio units with various bed configurations sleeping up to four people. All rooms with access to the extensive Hotel amenities, including complimentary internet access, playstations, mountain bikes, gym access and a fantastic spa and pool complex. We are the home of Marbles Buffet Restaurant New Plymouth open 7 nights a week. You can relax by the fire in The Rocks Lounge with a coffee or a drink and nibbles. OUR NEW CONFERENCE CENTRE IS NOW OPEN Let our team help you organise your wedding or your next conference, function, seminar, reunion, team visit or group tour. We have the expertise, contact us now for a quote. The Devon Hotel New Plymouth is the perfect destination, we'd love to look after you. ... more   less 
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