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Clean, inexpensive and convenient

This is a classic NZ hotel: clean, basic and exactly what you need for a few days while on holiday. We arrived on the day and asked if there were any rooms available - we were offered a cheaper room located next to the laundry. We were warned it might be a bit loud but in truth, it was fine. We appreciated the heads up.

The motel has some very considerate rules which we appreciated: spa pool unavailable after a certain hour, laundry only until 9 or 10... It contributed to the quietness of the place. It was very peaceful.

We also liked all of the local guides -- restaurant lists, menus, tourist attractions. While it rained outside we both looked through the menus and decided where to have dinner. We settled on an Italian place (which I had the name) which was fantastic and authentic.

Welcoming

We stayed for two nights while touring New Zealand and found the room spacious, well equipped and clean. The spa pool was great and believe them when they say the drier in the laundry is very efficient! We were given helpful advice about routes and sights on our onward journey. We would certainly recommend this Northgate as a great example of this type of accommodation.

Perfect stay

We had booked in for a 2 night weekend stay which included breakfast (we were given the option of a continental of fully cooked breakfast which was of a high standard and delivered at the time that we had requested). The room we had was clean, comfortable and spacious with everything we required and the hosts were very friendly and helpful during our stay. We decided to stay an extra night which was not a problem and would definitely stay again and certainly recommend as great value for money. Very handy to city, and hosts told us of a local walk through bush to the seafront boardwalk. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Spot on

We stayed here and what a great stay it was. Not only was it clean and spacious but also quite modern. The bathroom was nicely laid out and the little kitchen area was well stocked. The bed was very comfy (actually the bed was HUGE) and the tv was obviously brand new. I think they had sky, too. But the weather was so amazing we didn’t stay inside too much.

The owners are lovely lovely people, when we stayed the lady was pregnant and the chap was running round as they were having a spa installed.

Northgate is only a short walk away from the town, a stone’s throw away from the beach and park. I do recall it being on the main road into New Plymouth, and our room was facing the road, however didn’t hear a single car go past.

I found it to be reasonably priced and certainly wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it. Great rooms, in a great location at a reasonable price, what more could you want?

Nothing is too much trouble for Sharyn and Paul

As a corporate client, I stay at The Northgate many times each year and can honestly say that since Paul and Sharyn took it over, the standard of the rooms has continued to improve since I first stayed there back in 2009.

Paul and Sharyn always make me very welcome and they and the cleaners are extremely honest. I dropped my wallet without realizing it and the cleaner who found it, gave it to Sharyn who promptly made several calls until she finally tracked me down and I was able to get my wallet back before I left New Plymouth.

The rooms are quiet and well appointed with heat pumps that work and a small kitchen which is ideal. I especially like the large flat screen TV, and now with the addition of MySky, I can generally find something to watch when the weather turns bad. The high speed wireless internet is great for my work stuff and being so handy to town makes it great for getting a meal or hopping out to see what is going on.

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants an affordable motel close to all the city. There is plenty of parking and it is QUIET! Tell Paul or Sharyn if you have any specific requirements at the time of your booking. They will do their best to make your stay all you want it to be.

Northgate Motor Lodge
16 Northgate
Strandon
New Plymouth 4312
New Zealand

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