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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent one night in this motel. It's nicely situated near the museum, coastal walkway, and restaurants. We were allowed to check in a few hours early and check out one hour later. We had breakfast in the Salt restaurant the following morning and it was superb. My only negative comment was the supposed "ocean view" of...

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Mark D, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you M R, We are very pleased you had a great time at our Hotel recently. It means a lot to get feedback like this from our guests. We do not promote deluxe rooms as having ocean views im sorry. To have a ocean view the Penthouse rooms are the way to go. Our superior rooms also have appointed...

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Top location, nice, modern rooms and comfy bed. It was nice to get soft pillows for a change. A great place to stay in New Plymouth. I can't recommend the restaurant though, we had a very cheap and nasty breakfast with atrocious service. The rest of the hotel is great though.

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Mark D, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Hello Ladyj26 Firstly I would like to thank you for staying with us recently. Its nice to hear you enjoyed the hotel comforts and location. I am truly sorry you did not feel the same about the restaurant during breakfast. I assure you we will be looking into the events on the morning in question. Kind regards The Waterfront Hotel...

Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I liked it. Very helpful and friendly staff. I liked how my room and the bar was on the same level haha. Clean and modern rooms and bathroom. Central to everything and we could walk everywhere in min. Train is literally across one road which woke me up a few times. The side street was a bit noisy with traffic,...

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Mark D, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you Rahul J. Its nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and business greatly. We believe we have a fantastic location, and yes there is some city noise , but thats to be expected in any city. All the best!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I was in New Plymouth for work. I stayed at the Waterfront Hotel for 2 nights. The room was clean and the service was good. The Hotel is in a great location! I was able to enjoy great views in the morning and walk to my business meetings. I also had a meal at the restaurant and really enjoyed it....

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Mark D, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued feedback. Its fantastic to know you had a excellent experience and would return next time. We believe e have the best location and views in New Plymouth too!

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Although this hotel is advertised as waterfront be aware that it is also on the main road to the port and the traffic noise is bad to say the least.In this day and age non smoking should actually mean non smoking,yes the room may have been non smoking but this hotel allows guests to smoke on the tiny balcony outside...

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Mark D, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Hello SPTSLM Yes we are on a main road and all the rooms are fitted with Hush glass. In any CBD hotel / Motel you will get some noise, traffic / street or otherwise. Over the years we have had very little issues with noise, and I think you are over reacting a little to be fair. Our rooms are...

Lydney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This modern hotel is situated on the sea front, adjoining the excellent Puke Ariki museum. The rooms are spacious and well fitted. The reception service was superb. A vet good restaurant with the option of al fresco dining. I would certainly stay again

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Mark D, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Hi Graham Thank you very much for your feedback. That's fantastic, we are delighted you had an excellent stay with us. We would love to host you again if you ever return to New Plymouth.

Inverness
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Great location friendly staff lovely spacious room only fault would the lift is a bit slow. There are plenty bars restaurant all round shopping centre or you just cross the road and you can walk in any direction along the coast.

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Mark D, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your stay with us. Yes our lift is a little slow, but is out of our control for now. we appreciate your business and welcome you back one day soon.

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent hotel, very large studio, superking bed, great location, very clean, great service from all staff, will recommend to all, free parking, free WiFi, excellent restaurant Salt on-site, across road from coastal walkway, walking distance from bars abnd theatres and art galleries

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Mark D, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you Lawrie, We really appreciate your comments about your experience. Its super to hear you had a great time and thought so highly of our facilities and service levels. all the best!

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 5 nights in a superior suite on level 3, and I could not recommend this place highly enough. From the minute I walked in everything was incredible. Talia at the front desk made checking in a breeze, and gave some fantastic tips about both the hotel and the city and its sights. The room was large and...

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Mark D, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Aimee B Thank you for the amazing feedback! It was our pleasure looking after you for the duration of your stay, we are very excited you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and what New Plymouth has to offer. Talia will be very pleased her name is mentioned too. Kind regards The Waterfront Hotel Team.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We were in New Plymouth for the weekend and decided to stay at the Waterfront Hotel as we had stayed there three times before. From the moment we started to book in we realized why we go back there. The receptionist was friendly and efficient. The rooms we had were clean and tidy with nice views and quiet. We had...

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Mark D, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us again. We love hearing that return guests continue to have positive and enjoyable experiences when they come back. We value your custom and feedback greatly and it is our pleasure to look after you. Best regards The Waterfront Hotel Team!

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Simply watch the waves roll in... from New Plymouth's newest and ONLY Hotel on the Waterfront and yet only 1 minute to the CBD! Next door to the famous Puke Ariki Museum, Library and Information Centre! Complimentary FREE 1 hr wireless internet access daily. All rooms have super king size beds, or queen and single configuration if requested. Sea or City views from your step out balcony, most feature a step out Balcony and single spa bath, with all rooms including 12 channel sky TV, wireless & broadband internet & coffee/tea facilities. The Waterfront Hotel is a non-smoking hotel however you are most welcome to use the Balcony. Salt Restaurant and Bar on level one overlooks the sea! What more would you want!? Salt on the Waterfront offers an excellent range of seafood and contemporary cuisine with great views from every table. FORGET THE REST! TRY THE BEST! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waterfront

Address: 1 Egmont Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Price Range: ₹ 7,627 - ₹ 15,971 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Waterfront 4.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
Waterfront New Plymouth
The Waterfront New Plymouth, Taranaki
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in New Plymouth
#6 Luxury Hotel in New Plymouth
#7 Family Hotel in New Plymouth
#8 Business Hotel in New Plymouth
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