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Carrington Motel
Ranked #30 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Value for $s”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

We were looking for accomodation near Pukekua Park. Very happy with the value for money room. The room was very clean and the bed comfortabe. Very friendly service and advice. Will visit
again when in New Plymouth again.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

If you want somewhere that is clean to crash the night, I think this is a good find. Although the interior is dated the motel offers clean linen and a small all-in-one kitchen (stove top/grill/oven together) which I find useful for the two nights stay.

Room Tip: ours was a corner site which I believe was quieter than other rooms
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We have just stayed here for two nights the beds were extremely comfortable with lovely white linen. The unit was very clean and tidy and quite with being off the road. The big plus it is pet friendly. I did love the gardens as well they were very well maintained. The laundry facilities were very much appreciated due to the storm we had and needed to dry our clothes .We would not hesitate going back to stay here again. It is very close to the city so lots of shops on hand and anything else you may need. Thank you for your kind friendly welcome and a very comfortable stay.

Room Tip: We looked out on the beautiful gardens.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

My Wife & I stayed at The Carrington Motel a few years ago for 3 days & we were really impressed with The Motel. We were treated with great Repect by The Owners & nothing was a problem to Tony & his team. He connected our Laptop up to The Internet & gave us free useage while we stayed there. We had a very comforable bed & spacious Unit. I would be happy to stay here again. New Plymouth did us proud.

Room Tip: This motel is The Place to stay if looking for somewhere to stay in New Plymouth. Couldnt fault it...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

I choose the Carrington motel because it was pet friendly and cheap. I think we paid $89 per night. Overall the place is old, tired and grubby. The chap that checked us in had a limited grasp of english so he wasn't able to help us with directions etc. The one bedroom suites were quite spacious with three single beds in the main studio area, a small table and a kitchenette. There was also a small bedroom with two more single beds. The bathroom was a cramped and dated. The shower was pathetic. The kitchen whilst well appointed was grubby and half the plates/cups we went to use were dirty.

There is a small grass garden at the back of the motel which was convenient for doggie toilet breaks. Pukakora park is a 5min walk away and there is also walk along the river just over the road from the hotel. This river walk takes you down into the main part of New Plymouth but thats a bit of a long walk. It was a 10ish minute drive by car into NP and the beach.

The place feels like an old hospital, with signs everywhere telling you to wash/clean obvious things. I would not stay again unless very low on funds.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Korora, NSW
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Well this needs a bit of money spent on it. The beds would be a good place to start.
Reasonably clean and very friendly staff. Had a GPS and still missed the place. But found it on a second pass.
I would try somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Pet friendly meant we could take our dog. Grounds really well tended, room quite adequate and facillities satisfactory. Free WiFi a bonus.
Little tricky to find as only one route from the main centre on a confusinf one way system.
Well worth the visit.

Room Tip: Some noise from above on ground floor.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Carrington Motel
Address: 61 Carrington Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Carrington Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Walk to city centre, TSB Stadium, Pukekura Park, Bowl of Brooklands, Outdoor BBQ area High Speed Wifi available, Off street parking. ... more   less 
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