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“inexpensive and quite suitable”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Strand

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The Strand
Ranked #4 of 24 New Plymouth B&B and Inns
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Sechelt, Canada
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47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“inexpensive and quite suitable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Janice the owner was very helpful. She moved things around to allow us to be able to stay an extra day. Less than $100.00 for 3 people was our best deal of the trip. Very close to the beach and boulevard as well as an excellent pizza place. Free wi-fi

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

once again all was good, unit 7 wonderful and clean. Very sunny and quiet. Staff so friendly even when so busy. Close to restaurants and beach, easy to walk to these places. Great recommendation,thank you

Room Tip: unit 7 great for single and especially for women, pretty, Sunny, quiet
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013

Our unit was very spacious and, while we were only a couple, it could accommodate five people (it had a studio with a large double bed and a single bed and a separate room with two other single beds). The kitchenette had a large fridge, sink, hot plate, microwave oven and plenty of crockery and cutlery. The bathroom had a separate toilet, shower and hand basin. Everything was very clean. The motel is located within walking distance of Eastern Beach - one of the swimming beaches in New Plymouth, and the waterfront walk (a 'must' when you come to NP). It is on one of the main streets in town (but surprisingly quiet at night) about 20-25 minutes walk and 5 minutes drive from the centre of town. We stayed in a number of different motels while travelling around the south of the north island of NZ and this was the best.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

Great place to stay, my grandson loves it, this is his 2nd stay with me. Clean, comfortable, close to town and beach, has everything you could want and the service and cleanliness is great. Towels changed daily, sheets changed regular, laundry available and clothes line so you may wash your own clothes. Staff so helpful and polite

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

We stayed at The Strand on Devon Motel in New Plymouth during the Rugby World Cup. Our group consisted of four guys looking for inexpensive accommodation in New Plymouth for the Wales / Namibia Rugby game.

All 8 units in this motel are on the ground level.

We found the Strand on Devon Motel online since it has its own website. Initially, we booked it because of its location, low price and it had four beds with a kitchen. In fact, it had a separate bedroom for one of the beds. There was a full kitchen with an eating area, fridge, stove, microwave and food preparation area. The bathroom is setup with the toilet, shower and a vanity with mirror, all separated.

The main living area has a pullout couch and two single beds along with some comfortable chairs and a wall mounted flat-screen TV. Being four guys, we had to look past the colour scheme for the interior of the unit (check the photos). The motel units are marketed as family units and you can see how a whole family could stay comfortably. There was also surface parking for each unit onsite.

The people who run operate this motel were very helpful and pleasant. Without asking, they immediately brought us another key when our 2nd group arrived.

This was a very clean and efficient place to stay for our group. The cost was very reasonable ($100 NZ) and it certainly was good value for the four of us. You just have to look past the colour scheme, but I imagine that some people might think the colours are okay.

I would definitely recommend this motel perhaps for a multi-day stay in New Plymouth.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Newport Center, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2011

My husband and I spent two nights in this Motel. When I was looking for a place to stay in New Plymouth I trusted the two reviews for the Strand On Devon, and can only confirm what they said.

What a lovely little Motel! It truly is a gem! The room we stayed in was very tastefully decorated, a combination of older and new. The kitchenette is well equipped with everything to at least prepare a nice breakfast.

And of course you cannot be the price. It will be very hard to find a place which offers more value for the price.

The Strand on Devon Motel is highly recommended for people who look for something a bit slightly off mainstream.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2011

This motel was originally chosen for its location. Turned out to be a very pleasant surprise - units are structurally old but new lilac paint, fresh furniture and snazzy bedding was a nice change from the chain motel seaside colours you usually expect at this price (we paid $90 for a fully self contained unit that had beds for 4 plus a fold out sofa).

There was plenty of soap, shampoo, tea and coffee. There were free laundry facilities if needed and pool looked clean although we didn't get time to try it. Walking distance to the coastal walkway. Would definitely stay there again if we were in New Plymouth.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Strand
Address: 464 Devon Street West | Strandon, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in New Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Strand 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our comfortable and conveniently situated motel only a hop, step and a jump to New Plymouth's lovely, popular coastal foreshore walkway. We are a small family run complex with 8 ground floor units. The Superior Queen Studio has been completely renovated; a modern stylish unit. The one bedroom units have been refurbished with private courtyards. Our accommodation offers 4 x 1-bedroom family units (sleeps 4 people) 3 x studio units (sleeps 2-3 people) and 1-cosy saver studio that sleeps 1-2 people and a 3 Bedroom House (sleeps 5-6 people.) The East End swimming and surf beach is only 2 short blocks away. You will also find the skateboard park, inline hockey and skating rinks, children's playground, swimming pool and enjoy a great coffee from two cafes during the summer months. Or take a stroll down to one of New Plymouth's newest spots to be at "The Federal Store Cafe.' The coastal foreshore walkway extension to Bell Block is complete, making over 12km in total to wander along the seafront. ... more   less 
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