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Luxury Accommodation in New Plymouth

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Affordable Taranaki Motel Accommodation

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Our Rooms

Luxuriously modern and impeccably clean, our 23 spacious, fully furnished suites – a mix of studio, one and two bedroom suites – are just a stroll away from Taranaki’s stunning coastline. Affordable motel accommodation central to New Plymouth's best events and sights. We look forward to your stay.

Welcome to the Dawson Motel

The Dawson Motel was opened January 2011. We offer affordable luxury accommodation for both Corporate and Leisure travellers to New Plymouth.  On the corner of Dawson and Young Streets, in the heart of New Plymouth’s CBD, our affordable accommodation is a perfectly positioned place to stay when visiting New Plymouth's many popular events.

We’re conveniently close to the city’s most gorgeous scenery and iconic attractions, including our award winning museum, Puke Ariki, and 52 hectare botanical wonder, Pukekura Park.  Just a short walk away, you’ll find the architectural wonder, The Len Lye Centre – a superb collection of works by world renowned New Zealand filmmaker and multi-talented artist, Len Lye - that promises to inspire.

Our unique position in the CBD means we are only 10 minutes from Yarrows Stadium for rugby games, handy to local Golf Courses, a short walk to the Southern Cross Hospital and the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre. 

Using our courtesy bikes, explore the beaches and spectacular views on our award winning Taranaki Coastal Walkway – a 12.7km scenic pathway along the sea edge.  There, you’ll discover the magnificent Te Rewa Rewa Bridge and one of the city’s most prominent artworks - Len Lye’s 45 metre high kinetic sculpture, the Wind Wand.

Enjoy your Taranaki holiday in luxury with all the comforts of home.

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2017 Certificate of Excellence, 5th year running!

We’re proud to announce that The Dawson Motel has been awarded with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for the 5th year running! A huge thank you to all our loyal guests, we couldn't have done it without you!

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TSB Bank Festival of Lights

TSB Bank Festival of Lights Dec 16 2017 - Feb 5 2018

The remarkable TSB Bank Festival of Lights once again illuminates the picturesque Pukekura Park in New Plymouth from December 16 2017 through to February 5th 2018. This annual festival of light, music and family activities is a must do! Book a weekend away at The Dawson Motel for you and your family to experience the wonderment that is our Festival Of Lights.


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Len Lye Centre

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth is for experimental film and kinetic art. It houses the collection and archive of Len Lye, one of the most original artists of the twentieth century. Pioneer filmmaker, sculptor, painter and poet, his work gives a view into Modernism.

For further information click here to view.