Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park
Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park

10 Best Family Accommodation in New Plymouth

© Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park

Kid-friendly Accommodation in New Plymouth

Treat you and your family to a Taranaki getaway in the bustling hub of New Plymouth. Whether you’re seeking adventures on the mountain or prefer beachcombing, you’ll certainly find a kid-friendly place to retreat to. Budget motels, luxury hotels, apartments and affordable hostels all make up the family accommodation in New Plymouth! For alternative accommodation, check out the 10 Best Hotels in New Plymouth.

For inspiration on what to do, see The Guide to New Plymouth for Families and 10 New Plymouth Must-Dos.

1. The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel

Luxurious hotel rooms await at The Devon Hotel by the Heritage Collection. This 4.5-star hotel offers two varieties of rooms with versatile layouts for families. Choose the entry-level Studio Room with an ensuite bathroom or opt for more space in the Suite with a separate lounge. Food is not a hassle here thanks to the Marbles Buffet where guests can enjoy a range of dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients. The hotel also offers bike hire, a heated outdoor pool, spa pool and more! See more like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in New Plymouth.

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The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel© The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel

2. Flamingo Motel

A motel that offers more than just room, the Flamingo Motel is popular with families thanks to its indoor heated swimming pool, games room and location near the city centre. Rooms are simple with attractive features like timber-lined walls, while the furnishings are nothing flashy but make do for the affordable price. Smaller families can make use of the studio rooms sleeping up to three people, while larger tribes have the option of one and two-bedroom units. All rooms have self-catering facilities and a bathroom. Other features include on-site parking, gardens, guest laundry, indoor hot pool, Sky TV and WiFi. See more like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in New Plymouth.

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Flamingo Motel © Flamingo Motel

3. Quest New Plymouth Serviced Apartments

Home comforts and luxury are combined at Quest New Plymouth. The apartment complex in the heart of the city sits just across the road from the city centre shopping mall and feature 40 apartments. The best option for families is the Two-Bedroom Executive Apartment with 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 services include car parking, access to an off-site gym, restaurant chargebacks and breakfast packs.

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Quest New Plymouth Serviced Apartments© Quest New Plymouth Serviced Apartments

4. Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park

Families can always rely on New Zealand’s holiday parks for a holiday that kids will love, and it’s no different in New Plymouth. Check out Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park, offering camping spaces, as well as motel accommodation. Motel rooms are in stand-alone units, which are modernly-decorated and have all the essentials. Kitchen facilities, bathrooms, a TV and a deck make up the amenities in both the Studio sleeping up to three guests and the Two-Bedroom Motel sleeping up to six. For those on a tighter budget, cabins are also available where bedding needs to be hired or provided.

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Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park© Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park

5. Carrington Motel

The location near the family-friendly Pukekura Park is just one of the reasons for families to choose the Carrington Motel. Other reasons include the affordable Family Units with one bedroom sleeping three and one single bed in the lounge. Units have Sky TV, WiFi, room service and a bathroom. Guest also have access to a barbecue area, parking, laundry and self-catering facilities. Light and cooked breakfasts are also available.

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Carrington Motel © Carrington Motel

6. Auto Lodge Motor Inn

A larger motel located within walking distance of the city centre and Pukekura Park, Auto Lodge Motor Inn is well worth checking for availability. Many of the 87 rooms cater to families and feature facilities like the on-site Juliana’s Restaurant & Bar, an indoor swimming pool, pool tables and more. The one and two-bedroom family rooms have full kitchen facilities for extra convenience, while larger groups can book themselves in the Four-Bedroom Villa.

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Auto Lodge Motor Inn© Auto Lodge Motor Inn

7. One Burgess Hill

Surrounded by lush forest, yet only 5km (3 miles) from New Plymouth city centre, One Burgess Hill provides a tranquil retreat for families. The Two-Bedroom Unit is ideal for families of four, featuring a downstairs kitchen and open-plan lounge with a DVD player and free WiFi. Upstairs are two large bedrooms with a spa and shower bathroom. Kids have plenty of space to roam on the lawns outside. What’s more, if you want a break from cooking, there’s cooked and continental breakfast available.

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One Burgess Hill© One Burgess Hill

8. King and Queen Hotel Suites

Treat your loved ones to a luxurious stay in the King and Queen Hotel Suites. The King Henry Suites are a fine choice for families with two bedrooms, sumptuous bedding, lavish lounge furnishings and a full kitchen. Luxurious additions include a pillow menu, iPhone docking station, minibar, two TVs and views of the Tasman Sea. The hotel also offers the most extensive collection chargeback restaurants and cafes in the city, with seven eateries to indulge in, as well as an in-room dining menu. Other hotel features include free WiFi, undercover parking, hotel transfers, free bike hire, access to a local gym, dry cleaning and more.

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King and Queen Hotel Suites© King and Queen Hotel Suites

9. Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park

Kids love the beach, so get closer to one of New Plymouth’s best beaches at the Fitzroy Holiday Park! Accommodation at the holiday park includes camping, “glamping” tents in summer, and a range of cabins for families on a budget. Most cabins have kitchenettes and an ensuite, while some of the cheaper offerings require you to hire bedding or bring your own. The holiday park also have a communal kitchen, bathrooms, trampolines, a barbecue area, playground, swimming pool, free WiFi, laundry and more.

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Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park© Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park

10. Ariki Backpackers

For families who care about doing things more than where they stay, check out Ariki Backpackers. The laid-back hostel has an ideal location in the centre of New Plymouth. It includes all the essential facilities, from a communal kitchen and laundry, as well as the option to hire bikes, kayaks and surfboards. The hostel has family rooms available with an ensuite. Rooms are simple but ultra-affordable! See more recommendations like this in our 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in New Plymouth.

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Ariki Backpackers© Ariki Backpackers


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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