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Carrington Motel
Ranked #30 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stayed here after reading previous reviews and our stay was very good ,older style rooms but they were large,clean, the bed was comfortable and service was excellent ,staff friendly.
The location is great, close to town and across the road from Pukekura Park. We would stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

I stayed in this motel for 3 nights. I booked it based on previous reviews that I had read and I was not disappointed. It is a one mile easy walk from town and is managed by the wonderfully friendly Tony Kim, who gave me an incredibly warm welcome on my arrival. My particular studio room was a bit dated but impeccably clean. The free wi fi voucher was much appreciated. The location close to Pukekura Park was brilliant. The park is excellent and has a great tea room that serves very good food ( the breakfast bagels were great) I would happily stay at the Carrington Motel again and would recommend it to other people.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Good budget motel, clean and tidy, handy location to city center.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank PhilBrazier
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Had a one night stay in this motel & found it clean & comfortable. Had a very lovely room with plenty of space. In walking distance to Pukekura Park.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

A great place to stay while catching up with friends in New Plymouth. Maybe a bit dated, the most important thing was friendly staff and very clean unit. Another place we felt happy parking the bike just outside our room.
We would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank NZAilsa
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Older style motel on two levels with plenty of parking. Friendly greeting from Mine Host.
Large unit with kitchen facilities but the room had a musty / damp smell probably contributed to the fact that the bathroom area was on an inner wall with no windows and some mold on the ceilings. Apart from that the rest of the unit looked clean and recently decorated. My unit was on the ground floor and the sounds of the people above were quite loud.

A short distance from the main part of town but OK with a car. Free WiFi, always a winner with this traveler.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

I thought this place was great. If I'm being really picky, it is not brand spanking new in terms of decor but it is clean, and tidy and well furnished. I had a studio room with a double and a single bed. The room was large, with a table, a desk, chairs, and a kitchen area with toaster, kettle, fridge and microwave. The bathroom was clean and bright. The room was well lit - I cannot stand dingy dark rooms. It also faced towards the morning sun which was nice.

Tony was very helpful and welcoming. Breakfast was reasonable value and a pretty decent amount of food provided - good as I was heading up the mountain,

It is about 5-7 minutes walk to the city centre, and in a nice quiet. location. Also close to the excellent Pukekura park.

Brilliant for $87 a night. I think this is the least I have paid in NZ for this sort of room.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Carrington Motel

Address: 61 Carrington Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Price Range: $65 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carrington Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Walk to city centre, TSB Stadium, Pukekura Park, Bowl of Brooklands, Outdoor BBQ area High Speed Wifi available, Off street parking. ... more   less 
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