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The Waterfront
Ranked #5 of 30 Hotels in New Plymouth
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I stayed with my mother for one night. Beds were wonderful, room modern and clean, and an overall peaceful feeling. From the step out balcony on one side we could see the ocean, on the other the snow capped mountain. Central location, walk to most places. Great service. Only thing to be aware of is the traffic noise from trucks going past, this didn't bother me but if you're sound sensitive for sleep something to be aware of - earplugs completely blocked it out for me. Restaurant also had a great breakfast and good coffee!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This place is on the upper pricey side, however it was perfect for us; right on the waterfront and a wonderful restaurant, Salt. We dined in there both our nights. Their Gluten free friendly menu was a big draw; apparently the chef is celiac and I could tell instantly! Makes such a difference. Wonderful meat and fish, sides, desserts...and add in the excellently trained waitressing and managers plus wine you've got the perfect formula. The ambience in the curve shaped restaurant adds to it, it was v busy and had a buzz even mid week. Would suggest booking. The views are lovely too of the sea. The hotel room is very smart, very comfy bed. Would definitely stay here again, v handy to all Museums, shops etc. we drove short distance to beautiful Pukekura Park, the changeable weather added to the fun! The waterfront walk/cycle way is great too.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed here overnight. Was a nice hotel. Spa in room. Heater wouldn't work. They come n set it n still didn't work. Not a lot of parking on side was a down side. But think there is a shop car park next door. Restaurant prices abit dear for us.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice quiet hotel, Night worker so slept days. Good sleep very quiet , Tasty breakfast , no complaints, Rooms clean and tidy, roomy see attached photo. would return if circumstances required it. close to the water.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

This hotel looks a bit old and dated from the outside but wow! When you step inside it is terrific. It is on the waterfront, and even if your room is on the side street you can still see the sea. It is central to everything we wanted and a pleasant 5 minute walk to everything we needed. The coastal walk is straight across the road. Many Asian and other restaurants are a one to two minute walk away and the post office and supermarket a short five minute and 10 minute walk away. The room was large, comfortable and quiet even though the street is busy.
The staff are friendly, helpful and efficient. The car park is straight out the front door.
This is the only hotel I have ever come across that offers a breakfast alternative (for those that don't want to eat much) of coffee and as much toast as you want for $5/head. A great idea for those who don't want much.
We wish we had the time to stay longer. Next time we will !

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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Waterfront

Address: 1 Egmont Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in New Plymouth
#6 Romantic Hotel in New Plymouth
#7 Family Hotel in New Plymouth
#8 Business Hotel in New Plymouth
Price Range: €118 - €150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Waterfront 4.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simply watch the waves roll in... from New Plymouth's newest and ONLY Hotel on the Waterfront and yet only 1 minute to the CBD! Next door to the famous Puke Ariki Museum, Library and Information Centre! Complimentary FREE 1 hr wireless internet access daily. All rooms have super king size beds, or queen and single configuration if requested. Sea or City views from your step out balcony, most feature a step out Balcony and single spa bath, with all rooms including 12 channel sky TV, wireless & broadband internet & coffee/tea facilities. The Waterfront Hotel is a non-smoking hotel however you are most welcome to use the Balcony. Salt Restaurant and Bar on level one overlooks the sea! What more would you want!? Salt on the Waterfront offers an excellent range of seafood and contemporary cuisine with great views from every table. FORGET THE REST! TRY THE BEST! ... more   less 
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