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Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 1 February 2016

A very clean room, with a sea view through a small kitchen window and, if we moved two rooms to our left on the balcony, a partial view of Mount Taranaki through power lines. A very friendly front desk staff. Good parking. We like to keep the windows open, but the road noise (lots of muscle cars whizzing by) as...

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us at The Dawson Motel. I am sorry you were woken by an outside noise. Unfortunately we have no control when this is coming from a neighbouring property , thankfully this is a rare occurrence. However our air conditioning units have a number of settings and these can be adjusted...

Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 January 2016

check in effortless and the room didn't disappoint. The room, furnishings and fittings as new. Only thing I would have changed is bigger bath but that's my issue for being tall lady. The Dawson is a great location, 2 minutes walk to coastal walkway, 5 minutes to many of the restaurants and shopping.

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

Hello, Thank you for such a wonderful review, We are glad you found your stay at The Dawson Motel an enjoyable one, we like to do our best to make things easy for our guests! Yes we are lucky to be so close to the beautiful places New Plymouth has to offer. We hope to have you back again Kind...

kaiapoi
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We spent 2 nights at the Dawson. Check in was quick and easy. Our room was bright and and roomy. The unit was immaculate, if someone had said the unit was brand new,i would have believed them. Every thing you need including free wifi. Handy to the walkway too

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on The Dawson Motel, we like to make everything for our guests as easy as possible so they can get the most out of their stay with us at The Dawson Motel. We are very lucky to have the beautiful walkway so close by, perfect for taking a walk or bike ride on these...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Modern and spotlessly clean. Our room had views of the sea and Mt taranaki . Surrounds very urban but didn't spoil the quality of the accommodation or feel noisy. Walking distance to all shops, bars etc and a very short walk to the coastal walkway and famous windwand. My one suggestion to the owners would be to review the shower...

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

Hello, Thank you for a wonderful review on The Dawson Motel. We are very lucky to be able to see both the sea and the Mountain, especially since it isn't hiding under clouds on these lovely summer days! Thank you for your suggestion, we will look into that. We hope to have you stay again some time Kind Regards, Barb...

Westmead
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We stayed for one night early December and had a studio on the top floor. Check in was really easy. The room was a fantastic size and it was spotless. The cleaners should get a mention as this is one of the cleanest motels we have stayed in. The room had everything we needed for a one night stay. As...

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

Hello, Thank you for your review on The Dawson Motel. We are very lucky to have such wonderful cleaners here at The Dawson Motel who pride themselves on keeping the rooms spic and span! The walk way is definitely popular and being so close to it makes it handy for an stroll or a bike ride! We hope to have...

Waikanae, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Very clean room. Lots of space. Nice kitchen with everything you will need. One of the best things about the Motel is you get unlimited free internet at ADSL Speeds. About 5 -10 Minute walk to the shops and restaurants.

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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 very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at The Dawson Motel. The internet is very handy for our business guests trying to get some work done, or to relax. We hope to have you again soon Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 December 2015

I have nothing but praise for how lovely it was to stay at The Dawson, if you are looking for a place to stay in New Plymouth this is it! We visited New Plymouth during a road trip, staying two nights and were impressed with the helpful staff at check in, just the right amount of friendly plus professionalism. our...

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

Thank you very much for your comments on The Dawson Motel! We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We like to do our best to make your stay as welcoming and comfortable as possible! We certainly have a fantastic location here, we are so close to so many of the wonderful places New Plymouth has...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 November 2015

This motel is one of the best that I have stayed in ever - clean, modern big room. definitely recommend it for a stay if you are in New Plymouth. Great location - with great cafes near by. Cannot fault it.

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

Hi Carol, Thank you for such a lovely review on The Dawson Motel. Our cleaners pride themselves on keeping each room spic and span! We are very lucky to be so close by to a lot of different cafes and restaurants We hope to have you back again soon Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Another great motel, modern, clean,tidy and well located. I stayed 2 nights for business, I was greeted very hospitably with sweets at reception and a Christmas cake in my room. I found my stay very comfortable I will defiantly return. Good points; Big comfortable bed, quality shower, big room size, low noise level, good quality tea and coffee, plenty of...

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

Hi Mike Thank you for your review on The Dawson Motel, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We have a lot of great feedback on our beds and showers, they really are fantastic! We hope to see you again soon. Have a lovely holiday season. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Very clean and tidy in a great location.Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend this motel if visiting New Plymouth. Bonus is that rooms have double glaze windows making the rooms very quiet

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

Hello, Thank you for such a wonderful review. Our staff at The Dawson Motel pride themselves on keeping the rooms spic and span so we're glad to get the positive feedback.! We get a lot of comments on the double glazing windows , it definitely does help to keep that noise out - and the warmth in! We hope to...

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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
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $145 - $162 (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”
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“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.”
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“Upstairs suite with separate bedroom”
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