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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable bed, spacious room. Was a bit cautious after reading other's comments about the road noise, but didn't find it annoying at all. The person who booked me in could have been more welcoming, however to be fair, he also checked me out and he was very pleasant in doing so!!

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Thank heath531
Paul W, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and thankyou for writing a review following your stay. We are pleased that you had a comfortable stay and yes, we know that the double glazing works! As the owners that was our first expensive upgrade. We are very sorry that you found your welcome not as you would expect, sometimes we can also be very busy with our... More 

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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay here was brief but we really enjoyed the motel. It is a bit of a walk from the town centre and across one fairly busy road by NZ standards but we managed fine. Nice sized rooms with good bathrooms and facilities.

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Thank Martin N
Paul W, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and thankyou for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Yes, it is a brisk 10 minute walk to town or a 15 minute stroll roughly. But there are plenty of eating out choices within minutes with supermarkets nearby too. We hope to see you again another time. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed on the upper level away from the main road. the unit was clean and comfortable with good facilities and very quiet. A 15 minute walk to restaurant area or the coastal walkway. a great place to stay.

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Thank SolarStew99
Paul W, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and thankyou for reviewing your stay with us. Yes a short walk into town, but going along the walkway is so lovely by the beaches. We are pleased you had a quiet and comfortable stay. Please come and visit us again. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at the Northgate was super lovely. The staff were amazing, the unit was modern, very clean and warm. The motor lodge was a 10min walk from town, so was incredibly convenient. I would highly recommend staying here!

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Thank Erincave
Paul W, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and thankyou so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are pleased that you found your stay to be ''the perfect spot.'' We do hope to see you again the next time you stay in New Plymouth. More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I took our elderly parents away for a three day weekend. We had the four bedroom apartment off Lemon Street. Very quiet and spacious. Beds were clean and comfortable. Full kitchen with dishwasher and also washing machine in the unit. Met our needs well. Accessibility for our elderly parents was good. No steps to negotiate. Would stay... More 

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Thank _jenniferberry4
Paul W, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that the apartment was suitable for your stay. We thought this type of accommodation would be a great choice after you rang us and we talked about the necessary requirements you needed. So glad that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to see you again in New Plymouth. Thankyou for your review. More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Right by the road, but due to great insulation it's super quiet. Really friendly and welcoming. Clean, well maintained. I had a "business room" with well appointed galley, large table, king size bed, lots of space and more TV channels than you can watch in one evening. Very close to all shops and lost of restaurants. 5 min to airport,... More 

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Thank mizmae2
Paul W, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and thankyou so much for your positive review. We are so pleased that you found your business stay a great one. Yes, we are in a good location and look forward to seeing you next time. Thankyou once again. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We had booked a King Studio Online through Agoda.com. Nice clean rooms. Kitchenette facility available. Heat pump in rooms is good and handy. Now some issues which we would like to point out; Need some more lighting in rooms as the LED bulbs dont cover the entire room especially where we had our dining table. Now we had booked online... More 

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Thank sumanroy
Paul W, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and thankyou for your feedback. Firstly, there is adequate lighting which has been assessed by Qualmark whom we are members of. There is a desk lamp on the dining table. We are most sorry that you feel mistreated, we were only trying to give you the best rate possible that you seemed so very determined to get. We enjoy... More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Really nice place to stay, not overpriced. We booked last minute and enjoyed the room and facilities which were all top notch. Up to date amenities are something I always look for in a room. Had all sky channels which I haven't seen in a motel/hotel before

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Thank KK08_10
Paul W, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your most positive review following your stay. We are really pleased that the unit was all you needed. We are continually putting our time and funds back into the motel to provide a comfortable and up to date stay for our guests. We certainly hope you will stay with us again if you return to New... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

So many rooms have very little space to spread office work and laptops etc. when on the road. A decent table, comfortable room and good privacy, combined with excellent cooking facilities make this a place to stay again. Friendly people... and reasonably priced too compared to others.

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Thank Chaz258
Paul W, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Well you couldn't have said it better. Yes, the super king studios are set up well for our corporates on the road. We knew we needed to have excellent rooms for business travel. We hope to see you again, remember to book directly with us for the corporate rates. See you again soon. Thankyou so much for your positive and... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We only stayed one night in a queen unit but it was very comfortable. We were up the back in unit 12 so it was quiet and away from the main road. Good kitchen and bathroom facilities. It looked like the unit had recently had a makeover and was very clean. A short walk to town and supermarkets.

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Thank Diane A
Paul W, Owner at 16 Northgate Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and thankyou for your review. We are pleased that you had all you needed. Yes, the studios at the back are quiet but so are the super king spacious studios with double glazing. We hope to see you again. Thankyou. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
MY SKY HDi (50+ channels, recordable decoders) now in our Super King Studios! Or book a Queen Studio with GUEST SELECT, you be in control of what you'd like to watch!! 23 comfortable non-smoking serviced studio units. Fully equipped with cooking facilities allowing guests to be fully self contained. FREE wireless broadband internet and the use of a business centre. Quiet heat pumps/air conditioners in all studios adds to a comfortable stay throughout the year. Te Henui & Coastal walkway access on our doorstep. Enjoy Pukekura Park, the Bowl of Brooklands and the local beaches all within walking distance. Private and relaxing garden and BBQ area. Complimentary use of bikes, DVD players and a selection of DVDs. Park right outside of your room for easy access and security. Walking distance to supermarkets, takeaway outlets and restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 16 Northgate Motor Lodge

Address: 16-18 Northgate, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Price Range: $113 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 16 Northgate Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Second Floor studio”
 of 5 bubbles heath531, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose down stairs if you have a lot of luggage”
 of 5 bubbles mizmae2, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you're in the front rooms, you will need to keep the double glazed windows closed... bit of road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Chaz258, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“we had a room at the front, right on the road, and could not hear the traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles carolynh83, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Motel has access from Northgate and also Lemon Street this is very convenient, also room for large vehicles ie truck”
 of 5 bubbles GwenM1, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
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