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Fitzroy Beach Motel
Ranked #11 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 March 2014

This is a new or refurbished motel. It is a couple of hundred yards to the beach. It is maybe 1 1/2 miles to a grocery store in New Plymouth. The kitchen area has 2 cooktop electric burners, microwave, and refrigerator. They give you a fairly liberal allowance for Wi-Fi, but we used it up by using the internet for more than an hour per day. It costs $2 to use the washer and $2 for the dryer; they only have one of each so they may not be available. We were awakened early in the morning by a garbage truck or some other type of noisy truck.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

The location of this motel is ideal for Fitzroy beach but it is almost 2 miles from the centre of New Plymouth. If you do not want to drive then the Coastal Walkway provides a pleasant way to get into town or a taxi costs about NZD 13.

We had a Deluxe One Bedroom Unit which consisted of a reasonable size bedroom and large living areas and bathroom. In general it was well equipped and furnished and unusually there was a full size oven (as well as microwave and hob). In the bedroom there was a large wardrobe but only two small bedside units for other clothes etc. The shower was above the bath with a shower curtain.

The only outside space was looking into the carpark and the views from all our windows were either the car park or fences.

For the price we thought this was very good value.

If one reason you are visiting New Plymouth is to go to art galleries be warned that the (reportedly excellent) Govett-Brewster Gallery is closed for rebuilding until some time in 2015 and the Real Tart Gallery is closed on Mondays.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

An excellent place to stay, five minutes' walk from the beach and five minutes by car from town. We had a one-bedroom suite with very comfortable lounge/kitchenette. The kitchenette had hotplates, microwave and kettle as well as sufficient cutlery, crockery and pans. You would think twice about trying to do any extensive cooking, but everything needed for preparing simple snacks or for eating and heating takeaways was available. Excellent quality of consumables supplied - tea, coffee, milk, etc. - and spotless rooms.
Very friendly and obliging owners/managers, and a bonus was the availability of quite reasonable, geared bicycles, free of charge, which we used for exploring the waterside walk/bikeway. The only minor criticisms I have relate to the design of the suite we were in, which had a bathroom with a curtained shower in the centre, ensuring that the whole bathroom floor became wet after a shower. This was a minor blot on an otherwise highly enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Great stay - very good location close (walking distance) to the surf beach. Staff were super helpful and rooms were clean and tidy. The beach side walkway was less than 10 minutes walk away and you can head north or south daily for a great hike.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

It wasn't exactly beach weather but the rooms are spacious, clean and well appointed and the motel was quiet. Some distance from the main part of town but a short drive if you have a car. The sliding glass doors reduce the privacy however overall the rooms were of a high standard for motel style accomodation.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Excellent place to stay, it has a very good reputation. Its close to the new coastal walkway. Very close to shopping centre, and walking distance to the city and the beach. Rooms are very clean, well kept, great customer service

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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fitzroybeachmotel, Manager at Fitzroy Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Thank you very much for the lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay and we are glad we met your high standard. Look forward to seeing you agin.

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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Wonderful location , helpful and pleasant management. Neat, clean and very tidy accommodation. We stayed for 4 nights and would do so again. Only problem struck was that their website states "WIFI initial complimentary 100mb per day , 5c per MB thereafter " was actually given only 100mb for the 4 days although they did give me a further 100mb.Website should be altered !!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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fitzroybeachmotel, Manager at Fitzroy Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Thank you for your kind words it was lovely to see you and enjoy your stay with us. Our wifi issue has been addressed and fixed. We look forward to seeing you again in the Naki.

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Address: 25 Beach Street, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
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Ranked #11 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Price Range: £83 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fitzroy Beach Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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