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Novotel New Plymouth Hobson

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our final night on our round north island trip, so we enjoyed a really nice meal at the Novotel after a walk around the centre and ocean side walkway of this very interesting small city. There is a lot to see on the Aukland, Hamilton, New Plymouth axis, with some of the best scenery and pleasant driving you will find...

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NovotelHobson, Front Office Manager at Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, responded to this review

Dear Graham, Thank you very much for the great review! We are so pleased you took the time to come to little New Plymouth and you enjoyed what we have to offer. I agree, there is so much to see and do in this little part of the North Island and the beautiful scenery makes it even more worth it....

Auckland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Weekend with friends to visit family. Have an Accor card and since the hotel is newish thought would try. Easy to find, parking available, nice room. Most of the reception team were at a meeting when we arrived. Easy checkin, pleasant staff, happy with service. Strengths - clean, well maintained, modern room -nice amenities -comfortable beds -great helpful housekeeping staff...

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NovotelHobson, Front Office Manager at Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, responded to this review

Dear TLCAUCKLAND, Thank you for the raving review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and our staff were attentive. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and I will be sure to share your comments with our team. My apologies that you had issues with the hairdryer - I am please both reception and housekeeping were...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was a little on the small side but functional for our needs as a couple. I understand it has not been a Novotel long so one would hope they change the carpet - because its really in your face! Staff are nice and professional and the parking and entrance way is good. Probably my preferred accommodation in NP...

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NovotelHobson, Front Office Manager at Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, responded to this review

Dear Fambamm, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We certainly appreciate your comments regarding your stay at our hotel and we are glad your enjoyed our wonderful staff. We are so pleased you love the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Allie Blackwood

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

City business quality hotel in a regional NZ town at motel rates. Somewhat of a surprise to come across in New Plymouth. Staff friendly and helpful. Fairly new. Rooms smallish. Busy so something happening in New Plymouth I am not aware of.

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NovotelHobson, Front Office Manager at Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, responded to this review

Dear KimRoss, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at our hotel and I'm pleased to hear our staff were friendly and helpful - we have a great team. Yes, New Plymouth in general was busy last week with the New Zealand Petroleum Conference on. Hope you managed to enjoy our beautiful city and what we have to...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay regularly at the Novatel in New Plymouth and it is a nice new modern hotel. Staff are very friendly and helpful and always prepared for your arrival. Beds are new and comfortable, rooms are quiet despite being near a major road. AC is good in rooms, adjustable and doesn't blow directly on you.The Dinners are very good. Breakfasts...

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NovotelHobson, Front Office Manager at Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, responded to this review

Dear Ronald, Thank you for the great review! It is our pleasure having you stay with us here at Novotel Hobson and we look forward to welcoming you each week. We certainly value your feedback and we thank you for your loyalty. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again, Ronald. Yours sincerely, Allie Blackwood

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 3 nights as part of celebrating our wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect and attention to detail is their speciality. The staff are without exception genuinely warm and friendly in their welcome and service throughout. Breakfasts in the dining room were superb. The complimentary room upgrade was very much appreciated. Many thanks to Allie Blackwood and team.

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NovotelHobson, Front Office Manager at Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Thank you very much for the great review!! It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us to celebrate your anniversary. Thank you again for your patience in the booking process. We really do have a fantastic team so I am glad you got to experience that first hand. I will be sure to pass your positive...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a standard room at the rear of the hotel. The room was very small. This impression was not helped by the wooden shutters over the window blocking the view. A label affixed to the window said something to the effect of "the wooden shutters blocking your view are to provide the surrounding houses with privacy and were a...

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NovotelHobson, Front Office Manager at Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, responded to this review

Dear Steve, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at our hotel. The limited view is due to the hotel facing a residential area however if you select the Executive Room on your next stay, you will have floor to ceiling windows and a lot more floor space to spread out! We certainly value your feedback given and...

Hamilton
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great and professional service, would definitely stay their again and recommend to friends and others. Thanks again to the staff members that looked after us and went the extra mile to make our experience awesome!!!

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NovotelHobson, Front Office Manager at Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, responded to this review

Dear 775henniel, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at our hotel and I'm pleased to hear our staff made such a positive impact for you. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and I will be sure to share your comments with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in...

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay at Novotel in New Plymouth. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean, tidy and very comfortable. The restaurant was great for dinner but the breakfast buffet was a bit average. Not happy about paying 2% surcharge on credit card.

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NovotelHobson, Front Office Manager at Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, responded to this review

Dear Simon, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at our hotel and I'm pleased to hear our staff made such a positive impact for you. The 2% credit card surcharge is standard throughout New Zealand hotels however, next time perhaps settle with cash or EFTPOS to void this additional fee. It is always a pleasure to receive...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Staff couldn't have been more friendly, from reception to housekeeping. The rooms are well appointed and still new so clean and tidy. Our room, as requested, was super quiet - facing away from the street. Good car parking, and excellent location. The only downside was the restaurant - food was a bit hit and miss, although we understand the chef...

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NovotelHobson, Front Office Manager at Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, responded to this review

Dear Candsnz, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at our hotel and I'm pleased to hear our staff made such a positive impact for you. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and I will be sure to share your comments with our team. We have just introduced a beautiful new menu that is outstanding...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Unwind in New Plymouth's newest hotel, the 4.5 star Novotel New Plymouth Hobson. With a striking modern design, the hotel is conveniently located within New Plymouth's vibrant CBD and just a short stroll to the very best shopping and night life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Novotel New Plymouth Hobson

Address: Cnr of Hobson and Leach Streets, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Price Range: $142 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Novotel New Plymouth Hobson 4.5*
Number of rooms: 85
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#2 Luxury Hotel in New Plymouth
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Our first floor room was very quiet and the beds comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles 65Graham65, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing front are quiet despite proximity to road”
 of 5 bubbles ronaldmrn, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The suites at the front of the hotel and do not have shutters over the window however these are only slightly larger than standard rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 166stevej, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask if higher rooms have a view?”
 of 5 bubbles Amanda_LeeGoldCoast, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Close and accessible to business areas. Sleep on the East side and view the mountain.”
 of 5 bubbles 389KevinW, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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