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    The Dawson Motel

    16 Dawson Street | Cbd, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Available
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Kitchenette
    Wheelchair Access
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    Self-Serve Laundry
    4.5 Star Hotel
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    11 - 15 of 192 reviews

    Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

    We enjoyed a fine Autumn weekend in New Plymouth. Took our cycles and biked the beautiful coastal path from the city to Bell Block and return. The Dawson is modern, spotlessly clean and conveniently located a short stroll from the city centre and the waterfront....More

    Thank Richard B
    Response from dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson MotelResponded 26 April 2017

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are so lucky to have the wonderful coastal walkway so close by, its the perfect place for walking or biking! And of course if you don't have bikes we provide them for free! We are very glad you...More

    Reviewed 23 April 2017

    To quote from my first review "The 3 biggest things that we look for in a Motel are location, cleanliness and service, could not fault the Dawson in any of these". Barb the proprietress was still great, helpful, friendly, we had our own bikes this...More

    Thank Shane B
    Response from dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson MotelResponded 26 April 2017

    Thank you for another wonderful review on The Dawson Motel! We really appreciate the on going support of all our regular guests, and we are thrilled you thought we have kept to the same high standards as last time! We hope to have you for...More

    Reviewed 11 April 2017

    Always really friendly at check-in & check-out, with real blue milk! Was so nice to drop in at lunchtime to a freshly serviced room on my 2nd day staying there. When I got in at the end of the day the heat-pump had been turned...More

    Thank RitaDixon_8
    Response from dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson MotelResponded 15 April 2017

    Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Here at The Dawson Motel we like to make sure our guests have a comfortable stay, and nothing is better than a warm room on a cold night! We will look into the shower heads, however we...More

    Reviewed 8 April 2017

    Rooms very well maintained, clean, nice bath and shower. Location great for walking into town for restaurants etc. I found the road noise a little irritating (but am sensitive to traffic noise) - but if one shuts the windows, all is fine (and good quality...More

    Thank Colin M
    Response from dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson MotelResponded 11 April 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on The Dawson Motel. We do our best to keep the rooms to a high standard so we are glad you have recognised this. We hope to have you stay with us again....More

    Reviewed 11 March 2017

    The motel was warm and comfortable, breakfast was yum and arrived at the time rerquested. Clean amenities. Easy parking and tidy environment. Barb (host) was welcoming. Free Wi-Fi. Definitely stay again!! :)More

    Thank Linda W
    Response from dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson MotelResponded 13 March 2017

    Thank you for a fantastic review on The Dawson Motel. We are glad you enjoyed the breakfast- nothing says your on holiday more than breakfast in bed! We do our best to keep the motel to a high standard of cleanliness, both in the rooms...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$109 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Business Hotel in New Plymouth
    • #1 Family Hotel in New Plymouth
    • #2 Romantic Hotel in New Plymouth
    • #4 Luxury Hotel in New Plymouth
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 23
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    • North Island >
    • Taranaki Region >
    • New Plymouth
    • Also Known As
    • The Dawson Motel New Plymouth, New Zealand - Taranaki
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    "All rooms are equally good."
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    "I prefer upstairs and rooms 22-20 not facing the coast/ocean."
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    "Even ground-floor rooms are quiet (one level above ground-floor)."
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    "Seaview is standing at kitchen only, not sitting down in the lounge."
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