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“Don't stop here”
Review of Sentry Hill Motel

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Sentry Hill Motel
Ranked #21 of 25 New Plymouth B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We pulled in here because it is on the. Main highway and we only wanted to stay one night, and we had our caravan in tow, what a mistake! We were met by this dragon lady at reception it's not cheap and we weren't aloud to use the toilet till in the evening because this is more of a hostel for local night shift workers and a stop over for truckers .The wifi only works around the reception area, so our advice is don't stop here.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Eric D
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81nola, Owner at Sentry Hill Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2014

Apologise for the inconvenience caused, Sorry if it came across as if you were not allowed to use the toilets, however there is no such policy here, however we do have a tariff for the use of our facilities or a lower tariff if the caravan or motorhome has their own facilities and do not require to use ours.
Perhaps you caught our wifi on a bad day, as it is fully functional now, and covers both accommodation blocks and the powered and non powered sites.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

At $125.00 per night the room was grossly overpriced. Not much of a welcome, but then not much really of anything. Even, down to the quarter roll of toilet paper that was proudly displayed in the toilet along with the dirty toilet brush, also, the toilet did not clear on the first flush. Bed was old and saggy and room was not what we would call professionally clean.
WARNING: These rooms do not have a sprinkler system or even a cheap $5.00 smoke detector!
A bad taste Fawlty Towers.

Room Tip: Room was noisy, decor well outdated
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank 992Xavier
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81nola, Owner at Sentry Hill Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2014

Would kindly like to disagree with dirty toilets as our housekeeping covers this area and our
toilets get cleaned to a high standard on a daily basis.
We have replaced the last of the older beds replaced with Queen beds, so please come
back and see how much we have refurbished.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed one night too many!
The rooms were old but clean and wi fi was free but that's it. The rooms were overpriced @ $125 and when we were offered a meal there were 3 choices, lamb chops, steak or lasagne. It was very basic food but we thought it would be a wholesome home cooked meal. Wrong - we ordered the lamb chops we got one chop each - a cheap cut chump chop -a pile of chips, a small piece of tomato topped off with a tablespoon of lettuce all for the bargain price of $30 each! It was crap and a rip off. The meal was worth $15 tops if that.......if you are offering food to your guests make sure it is true value for money. Worst experience in NZ never again!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

The owner is very invasive into your privacy if you have a visitor she does a rego check on there vehicle this is illegal and very invasive into yours and your visitors privacy the room was noisy next door was snoring and very annoying the hot water runs out and pressure is crap shower stops running half way thru your shower NOT RECOMMENDED!!!!

Room Tip: CRAP Stay Clear of the Interfearing owner Who obviously has Nothing Better TO DO!!!!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank Jellyfish M
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81nola, Owner at Sentry Hill Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2014

Sorry for any inconvenience caused we have had the plumbing checked and ensure that the showere pressure is excellent and plenty of hot water in all units, for all future guests.

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Arrived mid-week unbooked after trying to find accommodation in the New Plymouth central area this little gem is only 10 minutes out of town and warmly welcomed us. We got the large family room at a good price despite only being 2 of us. Great hot showers; clean room and electric blankets in the beds made our stay very pleasant. Topping it off was the excellent roast dinner meal including dessert that was bought to our room despite our lateish arrival. Well done ! WiFi was available in the room at no extra charge. Free parking was available outside the room.

Room Tip: We had the family room which is adjacent to the main road. Is Ok if you don't expect to sleep af...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank CarillonManager
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81nola, Owner at Sentry Hill Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to give your great feedback on our property and service and food. I pasted on your comments to my fantastic and friendly staff who do a great job.
Hope to see you again soon.

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Address: 56 Mountain Road | Rd3, New Plymouth 4373, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
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Ranked #21 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in New Plymouth
Number of rooms: 22

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