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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed here one night.The staff were very friendly & helpful. Our studio unit was modern, spacious, comfortable, clean & quiet.The disabled unit was excellent for my elderly Mother. Would definitely stay again

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on The Dawson Motel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do our best to make our rooms comfortable for all our guests and appreciate the feedback on your stay. We hope to have you all back again. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I stayed in The Dawson 2-3 nights a week over 3 months for work. Very clean rooms, lovely staff and very accommodating. I don't look for any other motels when I visit New Plymouth anymore. After a day out in the rain it was wonderful to come back to a nice clean and comfortable room. The staff were nice enough...

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hi Greg Thanks for taking the time to review your time with with us at The Dawson Motel. We really appreciated the positive feedback and the continued support. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Barb and Lloyd

Maroochydore
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great staff, spotlessly clean and so comfortable, quiet and warm. Real comfy bed! Central to everything, coastal walkway, shops and restaurants. This was an excellent choice. It was a shame about the weather but the lovely accommodation made up for it.

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hi Robin Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here at The Dawson Motel. We really appreciate the positive feedback and hopefully you have the chance to visit New Plymouth again ( when the sun is out) and we look forward to hosting you again. Kind Regards Barb and Lloyd

sydney
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this motel back at the end of 2014. My husband and I were so impressed with how clean, modern and comfortable the rooms were. The service was very welcoming and attentive. For our second Taranaki visit in March 2016, we stayed here again, and we're delighted to see the high standard was still maintained. Thank you for your...

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review on The Dawson Motel, we are so grateful for your continued support, we really appreciate all our returning guests! We like to keep our motel at a very high standard of service and cleanliness so we are glad that is recognised. We hope to have you stay again in the future! Kind Regards, Barb...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We arrived late at night, after driving down from Auckland (after work). We just needed a place to crash before glamping at WOMAD the next day, so we were only at The Dawson for a night. We had booked a 1 bedroom apartment with a fold out couch in the lounge for our 2 children to sleep on, on arrival...

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hi Bernie, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on The Dawson Motel. We do our best to try and accommodate all our guests requests and to go out of our way to ensure a pleasant stay. We hope you enjoyed WOMAD and hope to have you stay with us again. Kind Regards, Barb and...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Lots of space in our room. Double glazed so very quiet and warm. 100m from coastal walkway and bikes are available. Easy walking distance to the main attractions. Absolutely everything we needed. Will definitely return.

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hi Ali Thanks for reviewing your stay with us here at The Dawson Motel. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and found our rooms had everything you wanted. We look forward to your next visit Kind Regards Barb and Lloyd

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Perfect location for central New Plymouth. Walking distance to most amentities. Good off street parking. Rooms were large by motel standards, modern and very clean. All the usual amenities with additional Sky channels than one would normally expect. Bed was large and comfortable with starched sheets. Nice we will be back.

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review on The Dawson Motel, we love to hear from our guests about how they found their stay. We are very lucky to have such a central location, and it definitely comes in handy to be a short walk from so many places. We get great feedback about our beds, we are glad you were...

Auckland
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Great location, lovely large rooms. Did however find it quite noisy as rooms are reasonably exposed to traffic (although to be fair, we're talking New Plymouth traffic!). Reception not always manned so allow some time to checkout. Sky/Cable TV (limited channels). WIFI was intermittent.

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on the Dawson Motel. We really appreciate our guests taking the time to share their thoughts. We are pleased you enjoyed our location and you found our rooms lovely and spacious. Check out time can be busy when guests are departing but we do have a bell so if we are looking after other guests...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great location! Not far from Len Lye Centre, or the coastal walk! The rooms were fresh clean, warm and spacious! Very friendly, helpful and professional service! And there iss plently of parking! Very reasonable price for 2 spacious bedrooms! I would highly recommend this motel!

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on The Dawson Motel. We like to do our best to give all our guests an enjoyable stay! Thank you for your recommendations, we hope to have you stay again. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We enjoyed our stay at this motel which is very handy to everything. Walking distance is short. We appreciated the fact being winter that if we were out all day we came back to the heating switched on for us. Nothing was too much trouble. A nice quiet place although it was one of their quieter weekends. We would definitely...

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review on The Dawson Motel, we love to hear from our guests on how they found their stay with us. We are defiantly very lucky to be so close to many of New Plymouths attractions! We know how chilly it is in these winter months, so we like to make sure you room is...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about The Dawson Motel

Address: 16 Dawson Street | Cbd, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Price Range: RM485 - RM543 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Dawson Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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The Dawson Motel New Plymouth, New Zealand - Taranaki
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#1 Business Hotel in New Plymouth
#1 Family Hotel in New Plymouth
#2 Romantic Hotel in New Plymouth
#3 Luxury Hotel in New Plymouth
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“Rooms closer to reception get better wifi connection”
 of 5 bubbles schaafgreg, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Best views upstairs, convenient downstairs both with sea views”
 of 5 bubbles T8996RWrobinm, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We liked upstairs as it afforded a view of the sea and mountain (I think) when not covered in cloud.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterandMarionJ, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“They provide rooms and parking spaces for disabled. If you are not disabled but have trouble climbing stairs ask for a ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles _marganne5203, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs suite with separate bedroom”
 of 5 bubbles dgnetmail, 11 May 2016 | Read review
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