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The Dawson Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I travel a bit for work so I stay in quite a few hotels and the Dawson is my favourite. I stay at the Dawson every 2 months for work and it's always a great stay. Clean modern rooms and great staff. The only improvement I would suggest is to get full sky for the rooms.

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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 definitely appreciate your regular support and we are glad you enjoy your stays with us. Thanks for your feedback on sky. Thank you again for all your support. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia 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. Recommended

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

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 enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 time and no trouble leaving them in the motel garage and having access to them...

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

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 stays in the future! Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 on and the windows closed to prepare my room to be nice and cosy, on...

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

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 do have a few rooms with the adjustable showerheads so if this is a preference,...

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 aircon inside). And they have their own parking lot.

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

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. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Reviewed 12 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!! :)

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

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 and out! We hope to have you again. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Morrinsville, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Stayed for a long weekend in New Plymouth at the Dawson. Clean, comfortable, modern and quiet. Friendly and helpful owners. Handy location with a short stroll to resturants and shops.. Would recommend.

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

Thank you for a lovely review on The Dawson Motel. We are glad you enjoyed your long weekend away with us. We do our best to be able to help in anyway we can to ensure an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for the recommendation, we definatley appreciate it. Kind Reagrds, Barb and Lloyd

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

A very well appointed room. good quality and fresh fixtures and fittings with very comfortable bed. Very close to town and Len Lye centre and museum. Also sea views with a lovely walk along promenade.

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

Thank you for your lovely review on The Dawson Motel. We do our best to keep our rooms to a high quality so we are glad this is recognised. We certainly are lucky to be such a short distance from town!! Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Mandurah
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Looks like a typical motel but the rooms were very comfortable, from the bed to the bathroom. Modern clean and inviting. Quiet at night, when it counts. Travelling around the south and north islands we've stayed in some expensive shockers. This was well worth the relatively modest tariff. Staff are super friendly. Close to town, a short pleasant coastal walk...

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

Thank you very much for such a lovely review. Here at The Dawson Motel we do our best to make sure our rooms are kept to a high standard so our guests enjoy their time with us. We are glad that we stood out on your trip around NZ. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Kind Regards,...

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely, clean and new. No sound from street or other rooms. Short walk to restaurants and bars and best of all a wonderfully comfortable bed! Great value for money, friendly helpful staff, will go back.

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

Thank you for your lovely review on The Dawson Motel, we are glad you enjoyed our bed, we get a lot of great feedback from our guests about them, nothing is better than a comfortable rest while your away! We hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: ₹ 6,874 - ₹ 7,838 (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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#1 Family Hotel in New Plymouth
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms are equally good.”
lukeblommerde, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I prefer upstairs and rooms 22-20 not facing the coast/ocean.”
RitaDixon_8, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Even ground-floor rooms are quiet (one level above ground-floor).”
travellingET, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Seaview is standing at kitchen only, not sitting down in the lounge.”
WellingtonJen, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Unit 19 is upstairs in the corner, so nice and quiet”
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  • Dawson Motel, Unit 19 master bedroom
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