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The Devon Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Poor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

For what they charge, the room is far too small, the meals are not good, I paid $150 for half a room. I ordered room service for dinner, soup and chicken bresat with salad, the soup was bland the chicken was dry and the salad was fairly pathetic and came with no dressings. Won't stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Peter T, Owner at The Devon Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Ouch - thanks for the feedback. I shall go through with my team.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Staff were lovely and very helpful/accommodating. Entrance, lobby, hotel grounds and pool were very tidy, pretty and clean. Rooms were nothing much to write home about but still comfortable enough, clean and great beds! Quite thin walls but neighbours sounded like they were having fun and it didn't go on toooo late.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Peter T, Owner at The Devon Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Thanks Sylvia - we hope to welcome you back soon.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed here when visiting family for Xmas last year.It was real nice with a good atmosphere
and lovely decor and facilities.The restaurant was very inviting and warm.Parking was easy and the hotel is very central.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Charles A
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Peter T, Owner at The Devon Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thanks Charles,
We hope it's not long before you are back with us in Taranaki.
Kind regards,
Peter Tennent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Normally I can sleep like a log just about anywhere, but I found the noise of the neighbour's television going on until well after 2.00am very disturbing. It wasn't loud, it was just intrusive. There were no other outside noises, excepting the shower upstairs, so I don't think labelling the whole hotel as having "paper thin walls" is appropriate ~ just more bad luck, for me, that night.

The room was a good size and overlooked the fountain and garden courtyard, which was nice. Mini bar, small table and chairs and there was REAL MILK, which is such a bonus, as I despise being presented with limited quantities in thimbles with which to make my morning coffee.

Hand towels would have been nice, and extra towels also, as there's nowhere really to dry the allocated ones if you want to shower at both night and again in the morning. The toiletries were great though, including a comb (I'd forgotten to pack mine) a razor and toothbrush.

Dined at the buffet, after most of the shrieking kids had left. We could have had a quieter a la carte menu in the bar, which is where we did start with our bottle of wine. The wine list is not extensive, but it's well~priced. The buffet had a great selection of seafood, (the only reason I'd ever *do* a buffet) a carvery, and other hot dishes, with lots of salads and vegetables, and innumerable desserts. Excellent value for large appetites. Not outstanding, from a gourmet point of view, but a good variety.

Breakfast buffet was good too, although not such good value. I suspect there is a lot of waste when doing that style, if you don't have a full house. I've eaten worse for more money is some so~called top establishments, and eaten better for less money in some corner cafes...

All up, it was just what was needed, as we were arriving late from a long trip and needed accommodation with meal options. We've stayed here before and dined in town (which is close by), and we'll probably stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Peter T, Owner at The Devon Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thanks for joining us, and your feedback.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Stayed in a refurbished room, the decor was modern and clean. Very comfy bed and pillows. The room was very small, okay for a solo traveller. The window is floor to ceiling and looked out to the carpark and main road so the blind had to pulled the whole time, some net curtains may help with privacy. I dined in the restaurant for the buffet dinner which was not too bad for a buffet style meal which I'm not really a fan of, would prefer a menu order restaurant. The biggest problem is the sound proofing between rooms, I was woken by neighbours showering and using their hair dryer at midnight, it was so loud I could clearly hear their conversation while they were in their bathroom. I ended up putting in earplugs and for this reason I would not be able to stay again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Peter T, Owner at The Devon Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Friendly staff, easy check-in, could not find a lift and the stairs are a bit of a trial. But on the plus side for smokers there is a covered area with seating outside within the complex. Milk for tea and coffee is offered on arrival and the pillows are the best I have had in many many hotels.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Peter T, Owner at The Devon Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thanks for your feedback. We have a variety of room configurations , and outlooks. Next time you're in town, we'd love the opportunity to find the perfect one for you.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Working for a large company that stays very frequently doesnt cater very well for night shift workers, I stayed for 5 nights and found that the curtains weren't dark enough and was placed in a room that had banging/builders working above for the last two nights of my staff. Could also hear the showers/water running from the rooms next door. Food and staff excellent.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Peter T, Owner at The Devon Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thanks for that feedback. Yes - we've gone through our hotel with ac total revamp and upgrade. I'm sorry we had you in a room with builders making a racket. We are a larger hotel - I'm sorry we didn't offer a room in a quieter area!
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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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