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Modern and clean with attentive staff

Modern and clean with attentive staff

Peter and Mario - Trip Advisor

Reviewed on 27/06/2016

Perfect location for central New Plymouth. Walking distance to most amentities. Good off street parking. Rooms were large by motel standards, modern and very clean. All the usual amenities with additional Sky channels than one would normally expect. Bed was large and comfortable with starched sheets. Nice we will be back.

Room Tip: We liked upstairs as it afforded a view of the sea and mountain (I think) when not covered in cloud.



_marganne - Trip Advisor

Reviewed on 14/06/2016

We enjoyed our stay at this motel which is very handy to everything. Walking distance is short. We appreciated the fact being winter that if we were out all day we came back to the heating switched on for us. Nothing was too much trouble. A nice quiet place although it was one of their quieter weekends. We would definitely go there again.

Room Tip:
“They provide rooms and parking spaces for disabled. If you are not disabled but have trouble climbing stairs ask for a ground floor.”

Fantastic Place to Stay.

Fantastic Place to Stay.

N8846STwendym - Trip Advisor

Reviewed on 02/05/2016

This was my first visit to New Plymouth. We spent 2 nights at the Dawson and were very impressed with the motel. Unit was extremely clean and modern. Bed was so comfortable. Management and staff were friendly and very helpful. We would definitely stay here again in the future. Highly recommended.

Very Clean Rooms

Very Clean Rooms

Chris McCarthy

Reviewed on 06/07/2016

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.

Overnight stay before WOMAD exceeded expectations

Overnight stay before WOMAD exceeded expectations

Bernie M - Trip Advisor

Reviewed on 02/08/2016

We arrived late at night, after driving down from Auckland (after work). We just needed a place to crash before glamping at WOMAD the next day, so we were only at The Dawson for a night. We had booked a 1 bedroom apartment with a fold out couch in the lounge for our 2 children to sleep on, on arrival they had given us adjoining rooms so that the kids had real beds! Seriously, no-one ever does that - and only for one night too. Obviously we were very thankful. Late check in was easy, there was parking on the roof, the facilities (kitchen, bathroom etc) was all good and clean, big fridge. Would definitely stay again, great location for Len Lye Centre etc.

The place to stay in New Plymouth

The place to stay in New Plymouth

Ali C - Trip Advisor

Reviewed on 24/07/2016

Very friendly staff. Lots of space in our room. Double glazed so very quiet and warm. 100m from coastal walkway and bikes are available. Easy walking distance to the main attractions. Absolutely everything we needed. Will definitely return.

Cannot Recommend More Highly

Cannot Recommend More Highly

baker1234 - Trip Advisor

Reviewed on 06/08/2016

Stumbled across this motel back at the end of 2014. My husband and I were so impressed with how clean, modern and comfortable the rooms were. The service was very welcoming and attentive.

For our second Taranaki visit in March 2016, we stayed here again, and we're delighted to see the high standard was still maintained.
Thank you for your hospitality and such a pleasant stay!

Stayed March 2016, travelled with family.

Great Place To Stay

Great Place To Stay

Macmar2016 - Trip advisor

Reviewed on 24/10/2016

We recently stayed here one night. The staff were very friendly & helpful.

Our studio unit was modern, spacious, comfortable, clean & quiet. The disabled unit was excellent for my elderly Mother. Would definitely stay again.

Fantastic Place To Stay

Fantastic Place To Stay

schaafgreg - Trip Advisor

Reviewed on 30/09/2016

I stayed in The Dawson 2-3 nights a week over 3 months for work.

Very clean rooms, lovely staff and very accommodating. I don't look for any other motels when I visit New Plymouth anymore.

After a day out in the rain it was wonderful to come back to a nice clean and comfortable room. The staff were nice enough to dry my work clothes as well.

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