Auto Lodge Motor Inn
Auto Lodge Motor Inn

10 Best Accommodation in New Plymouth for Foodies

© Auto Lodge Motor Inn

Hotels with Restaurants and/or Self-catering Accommodation in New Plymouth

If food is the main thing on your mind when choosing accommodation then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you prefer to book a hotel room with a restaurant on your doorstep or be in charge of your own meals in self-catering accommodation, we’ve put the perfect list together (or at least we think so) of the best accommodation in New Plymouth for foodies! For alternative accommodation, be sure to check out the 10 Best Hotels in New Plymouth and the 10 Best Motels in New Plymouth.

Plus, for things to do, head to 10 New Plymouth Must-Dos.

1. Novotel New Plymouth Hobson

Novotel New Plymouth offers spacious and contemporary hotel rooms and a hotel restaurant. The rooms’ earth-toned decor creates a relaxing environment, enhanced further by the lavish furnishings. Find a room for your needs from simple Studios to luxurious Executive and Superior Rooms to self-catering One and Two-Bedroom Apartments. Room facilities include air-conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, minibar, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, free WiFi and more. The on-site Governors Eatery & Bar is well worth trying with their cuisine focussing on Taranaki-sourced ingredients.

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© Novotel New Plymouth Hobson

2. The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel

Luxury awaits at The Devon Hotel by the Heritage Collection. This 4.5-star hotel offers two varieties of rooms with adaptable layouts for couples, friends and families. Choose the compact and comfortable Studio Room or opt for more space in the Suite with a separate lounge. Food is made easy here thanks to the on-site Marbles Buffet where guests can dabble in a range of dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients. The hotel also offers bike hire, a heated outdoor pool, spa pool and much more! See more like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in New Plymouth.

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© The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel

3. The Strand

Those looking for quality self-catering accommodation, check out The Strand. The upmarket motel offers units, studios and even a three-bedroom house where kitchen facilities are a standard. Rooms are well-appointed and offer welcome additions like a private courtyard, heat pumps, Sky TV, free WiFi, bathrooms with modern fixtures, and kitchen facilities with plunger coffee and amenities to cook stove-top meals. Find The Strand located in Fitzroy, just a short walk from the Coastal Walkway and beach.

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4. Auto Lodge Motor Inn

A large motel located within easy walking distance of the city centre and Pukekura Park, Auto Lodge Motor Inn is well worth considering no matter if you prefer to self-cater or eat at the on-site restaurant. The 87 rooms cater to both families and business travellers with facilities like an indoor swimming pool, pool tables, conference rooms and more. Standard Studios make an affordable option for couples or upgrade to a Superior Studio with kitchen facilities. The one and two-bedroom family rooms have full kitchen facilities, while larger groups can book and cook in the Four-Bedroom Villa. The on-site award-winning Juliana’s Restaurant & Bar is an excellent place to meet up and try Kiwi cuisine.

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© Auto Lodge Motor Inn

5. Braemar Motor Inn

Enjoy the privacy and your own kitchen facilities just a short walk from the Coastal Walkway and city centre at the Braemar Motor Inn. The motel offers budget units for couples, groups and families with cooking facilities, shower bathroom, Sky TV and free WiFi. Rooms are simple, yet still sleek and well-appointed for a no-frills stay in New Plymouth. Motel facilities also include a barbecue area, swings for the kids, on-site parking, laundry and more. See more accommodation like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodation in New Plymouth.

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© Braemar Motor Inn

6. Quest New Plymouth Serviced Apartments

Home comforts and luxury combine at Quest New Plymouth. The serviced apartments in the heart of the city sit just across the road from the city centre shopping mall and feature 40 studios and apartments. There’s something for couples, families and groups with Studios, One-Bedroom and Two-Bedroom Executive Apartments. The latter features separate bedrooms, a fully-equipped and modern kitchen with an oven and plenty of space and furniture to lounge and dine. Keep entertained with the free WiFi and in-house movies, while practical facilities include car parking, access to an off-site gym, restaurant chargebacks and breakfast packs. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in New Plymouth.

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© Quest New Plymouth Serviced Apartments

7. The State Hotel

A boutique hotel in the heart of the city, The State Hotel is an excellent choice for solo travellers and couples looking to be nearby restaurants. The 15 rooms are creatively styled featuring modern artwork and sumptuous furniture. Make use of the free WiFi, Sky TV, a complimentary pass to a local gym, free guest laundry, and use of the guest lounge. Even on-site there are three popular eateries that you can roll out of bed for. See more like this in our 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in New Plymouth.

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8. Copthorne Hotel Grand Central New Plymouth

Get the international hotel experience at the Copthorne Hotel Grand Central New Plymouth. The centrally-located four-star hotel offers stylishly-appointed rooms with a range of rooms to suit different couples’ budgets, as well as an Apartment for families. Relax in your spa bath, spread out in your separate lounge, and enjoy the convenience of home with your own kitchen if staying in the apartment. The hotel also has an on-site restaurant, GCR Restaurant, serving breakfast and dinner in a brasserie environment. There is also an on-site gym to work it all off.

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© Copthorne Hotel Grand Central New Plymouth

9. Saddle and Sulky Motor Lodge

In a quiet garden setting five minutes from the city centre and just by Pukekura Park, Saddle and Sulky Motor Lodge is well worth considering. The motel offers affordable double, twin and family accommodation with self-catering facilities and the option of a cooked or continental breakfast. Kids will love the trampoline, while older kids or corporate travellers can make use of the complimentary WiFi. Rooms are decorated with love, offering something a little more luxurious than your average budget accommodation.

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© Saddle and Sulky Motor Lodge

10. Ducks & Drakes

For foodies on a real tight budget, check out this hostel and boutique motel in the centre of New Plymouth with a unique homely vibe. Enjoy the social vibe in the communal kitchen and dining area or relax in the guest lounge or sunroom. Room types include dorms and private double, twin and single rooms with shared bathrooms. Alternatively, there’s boutique motel accommodation with kitchen facilities and private bathrooms. See more like this in our 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in New Plymouth.

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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