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Where to Find Self-Contained Accommodation and Stays with Kitchen Facilities in New Plymouth

If food is the main thing on your mind when choosing accommodation then you’ve come to the right place. If you prefer to be in charge of your own meals, we’ve put the perfect list together (or at least we think so) of the best self-catering accommodations in New Plymouth! 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 during your stay in “The ‘Naki”, head to the 15 Best Things to Do in New Plymouth.

1. The Strand

For 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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2. Quest New Plymouth

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 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 hotel-style stays in the 10 Best Hotels in New Plymouth.

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10 Best Accommodation in New Plymouth for Foodies© Quest New Plymouth

3. 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. For more cheap stays like this, head to the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in New Plymouth.

Check Saddle and Sulky Motor Lodge out:

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4. The Residence Fitzroy

An ultra-modern motel and apartment complex in the heart of Fitzroy Village, The Residence Fitzroy is an easy choice for any discerning traveller wanting to be in charge of their own meals. Your ultra-modern home-away-from-home is kitted out with a full kitchen, laundry machines and separate bedrooms, all of which are elegantly furnished. The motel also features a communal sun-soaked courtyard which is a great outdoor space to relax in summer. For more motels worth checking out, see the 10 Best Motels in New Plymouth.

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5. One Burgess Hill

Surrounded by lush forest, yet only 5 km (3 miles) from New Plymouth city centre, One Burgess Hill provides a tranquil retreat for couples, groups and families. The “Two-Bedroom Unit” is ideal for groups of four, featuring a downstairs kitchen and open-plan lounge with a DVD player and free WiFi. Couples may want to treat themselves to a “King Studio” with modern furnishings, lots of space and an outdoor deck. Whichever accommodation you choose, if you want a break from cooking, there’s a cooked and continental breakfast available. Check out more upscale stays like this in the 15 Best Luxury Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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6. Aviator

Another type of self-catering accommodation in New Plymouth to consider is a holiday home. One of the top-rated is Aviator located on the quiet outskirts of town near New Plymouth Airport. Enjoy views of Mt Taranaki along with preparing meals in your well-equipped and modern kitchen. The space is ideal for couples with one bedroom with a double bed, or families if making use of the sofa bed in the lounge. Either way, there are plenty of ways to relax between the attractive garden with a barbecue and kicking back with the TVs featuring steaming services. For more stays ideal for couples, check out the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in New Plymouth & Taranaki.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in New Plymouth 🍽️ [2023]© Aviator

7. The Metrotel

A modern motel with rooms furnished to the standard of a four-star hotel, The Metrotel is well worth considering for those extra in-room facilities. Choose from stylish studios, two-bedroom mezzanine rooms and two-bedroom studios with ample space for groups. Each room has free WiFi, USB charging outlets, smart TVs, kitchen facilities and contemporary furnishings. The motel is located in the city centre.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in New Plymouth 🍽️ [2023]© The Metrotel

8. The Dawson Motel

Discerning travellers, take a look at The Dawson Motel. You’re unlikely to turn your nose up at the impeccably-presented studios, one and two-bedroom units. The centrally-located upmarket motel offers all the essentials, like free WiFi, Sky TV, laundry facilities and parking, as well as some welcome extras like in-room breakfasts and free bike hire. Rooms feature king-sized beds, iPod docking stations, some with a spa bath, double glazing, dry cleaning services and more.

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9. Ducks & Drakes

For travellers 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 of Ducks & Drakes 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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10. 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, a 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.

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More About Self-Catering Accommodations in New Plymouth

Now that you have found some of the best self-contained and self-catering accommodations in New Plymouth, check out what there is to do there using the following guides:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to New Plymouth.


The information in this guide has been compiled from our extensive research, travel and experiences across New Zealand and the South Pacific, accumulated over more than a decade of numerous visits to each destination. Additional sources for this guide include the following:

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About The Author

Robin C.

This article has been reviewed and approved by Robin, who is the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. With more than 15 years of experience in the New Zealand tourism industry, Robin has co-founded three influential tourism businesses and five additional travel guides for South Pacific nations. He is an expert in New Zealand travel and has tested over 600 activities and 300+ accommodations across the country.

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