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16-18 Northgate, New Plymouth 4312 New Zealand
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 20-07-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-07-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 29 hotels in New Plymouth
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MY SKY HDi (50+ channels, recordable decoders) now in our Super King Studios! Or book a Queen Studio with GUEST SELECT, you be in control of what you'd like to watch!! 23 comfortable non-smoking serviced studio units. Fully equipped with cooking facilities allowing guests to be fully self contained. FREE wireless broadband internet and the use of a business centre. Quiet heat pumps/air conditioners in all studios adds to a comfortable stay throughout the year. Te Henui & Coastal walkway access on our doorstep. Enjoy Pukekura Park, the Bowl of Brooklands and the local beaches all within walking distance. Private and relaxing garden and BBQ area. Complimentary use of bikes, DVD players and a selection of DVDs. Park right outside of your room for easy access and security. Walking distance to supermarkets, takeaway outlets and restaurants.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Bea T wrote a review Jul. 2020
Wellington, New Zealand253 contributions57 helpful votes
We stayed here for just one night, but I must say, that it was a good place to stay. Only 10 minutes walk from the down centre. It is close to the main road, so easy to get there, of course it means there is a bit of traffic noise. But rooms are good and clean. Kitchen is well equipped. Value was good.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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CallOfDuty wrote a review Mar. 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand67 contributions11 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
This motel is a very tidy place to stay, with a good range of facilities. The hosts are very helpful, the rooms are impeccable, the internet very fast, and close to the city centre. It is also adjacent to the amazing Te Henui walkway.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Paul Watson, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge
Responded Mar. 25, 2020
Hi , thanks so much for the positive review, and yes the Te Henui walkway is a real asset to have close by.
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John M wrote a review Nov. 2019
Perth, Western Australia89 contributions30 helpful votes
Our two night stay at 16 Northgate Motel provided us with easy access to some fantastic sightseeing opportunities such as Taranaki National Park, Pukekura Park and the Coastal walkway. The motel is well situated at the northen end of New Plymouth and while the room is rather dated and small, it had been freshly painted and was clean and had everything needed for self catering.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Northgate, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge
Responded Nov. 8, 2019
Hi John, Thanks for the review and for the positive comments. Actually all the window joinery is 2 years old and is the latest double glazed and laminated for extra quietness and security. Toilets are just about 8 years old. Basins 8 years old , and new plush carpet just 8 months old. See you again. Paul
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W&E Ngatai wrote a review Oct. 2019
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Our first time to New Plymouth, we pulled over to search accommodation to meet our needs and rang Northgate Motor Lodge, Paul answered, we told him our situation...made our booking and he guided us to our accommodation, how awesome was that and he was very professional, pleasant and our accommodation was to our expectations. Our unit was very clean, and very nice, the super king bed was so comfortable, I didnt want to get up. The shower was very roomy and the spa tub was a nice way to relax Paul also guided us to where we were meant to go, and gave us a street map, very clear and simple instruction. We will definitely stay there again. Thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: This motel is on a main road, but it is so peaceful and very quiet with the double glazed windows
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Debzmyth771 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
The whole process from booking to checking out was conducted professionally with no problems at all. From efficient friendly people at reception to the lovely helpful cleaning lady, everyone was a delight to deal with. Our room was spotlessly clean and beautifully made over for us during our stay. Free spa was a bonus. Nice garden area. Easy walk to walkway and/or CBD. We will stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2019
US$74 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandTaranaki RegionNew Plymouth
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Frequently Asked Questions about 16 Northgate Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to 16 Northgate Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Pukekura Park (1.1 km), Te Henui Cemetery (0.1 km), and Te Henui Walkway (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 16 Northgate Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include India Today Tandoor and Bistro, Arranged Marriage Restaurant, and The Orangery.
Are any cleaning services offered at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to 16 Northgate Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hurworth Cottage (8.4 km).
Is 16 Northgate Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.