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10 Best Hotels in New Plymouth

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Accommodation in New Plymouth

This vibrant hub of the North Island is like nowhere else in New Zealand. New Plymouth offers a wide range of hotels, yet sits close to the stunning natural areas of Mt Taranaki and the rugged Taranaki coastline. Enjoy the conveniences and luxury of upmarket hotels close to nature at the fabulous hotels in New Plymouth. Our list of recommendations not only includes local and international hotels but a couple of alternative accommodation so you understand all of your options.

For more accommodation, check out the 10 Best Motels in New Plymouth.

1. Plymouth International

A locally-operated four-star hotel, Plymouth International is popular for both business and leisure. The hotel offers a number of spaces to relax, including the saltwater lap pool and spa, the highly-rated The Orangery restaurant, the on-site gym or your modern hotel room. Couples and business travellers have the choice of queen or king bedrooms with Executive upgrades available, while families may want to treat themselves to one of the Plymouth Suites with two levels, separate bedrooms and kitchen facilities. Find more family-friendly accommodation in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in New Plymouth.

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2. 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 elegantly-appointed rooms, from affordable Standard Rooms to more luxurious Suites for couples and Apartments for families. Basic rooms have all the usual hotel amenities wrapped in modern furnishings, while the upgraded rooms offer a spa bath, some with a separate lounge and others with a kitchen. The hotel also features the on-site GCR Restaurant serving meals in a brasserie environment, which you can work off at the on-site gym. See more hotels with restaurants in our 10 Best Accommodation in New Plymouth for Foodies.

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© Copthorne Hotel Grand Central New Plymouth

3. King and Queen Hotel Suites

If pure luxury is what you seek then treat yourself to a stay in the King and Queen Hotel Suites. Choose from a range of glamorous suites and studios with European designer furniture, such as the Anniversary Suite with a Juliet balcony for couples or the spacious King Henry Suites for families. Some of the amenities at the King and Queen Hotel Suites include a pillow menu, iPhone docking station, minibar, a TV, deep bathtubs, rainfall showers and views of the Tasman Sea. The hotel also offers chargebacks from an extensive collection of nearby restaurants, as well as an in-room dining menu. What’s left of the facilities include free WiFi, undercover parking, hotel transfers, free bike hire, access to a local gym, dry cleaning and more. See more like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in New Plymouth.

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4. Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront

It’s hard to beat the waterfront location of the Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, overlooking the Coastal Walkway and featuring breathtaking views of the Tasman Sea. The accommodation features 42 rooms with free WiFi, Sky TV, access to a nearby gym and undercover parking. Dine at the award-winning Salt Restaurant & Bar, which basks in sunshine all day. As for the rooms, they are minimalistic yet spacious with adaptable layouts for corporate travellers, couples and families. Most rooms have a small balcony, many feature a spa bath and feature a separate lounge in the Penthouse or Family Suite.

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© Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront

5. The State Hotel

A boutique hotel in the heart of the city, The State Hotel is a top choice for solo travellers and couples. The 15 rooms are creatively styled featuring modern artwork and sumptuous furniture. Guests have access to free WiFi, Sky TV, a complimentary pass to a local gym, free guest laundry, and use of the guest lounge. With wedding packages and three on-site eateries to roll out of bed for, this hotel makes an ideal getaway for couples. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in New Plymouth.

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6. Nice Hotel

While the name might feel uninspired, the rooms certainly don’t reflect that at the Nice Hotel. Stay in beautifully renovated rooms inside of New Plymouth’s oldest wooden building built in 1870. Each has unique furnishings and artwork to stimulate the senses, while some rooms have a private balcony, a Smart TV, free unlimited WiFi, ensuite, kitchenette, individual climate control, jetted spa baths and much more. Indulge in gourmet cuisine at the on-site restaurant with a New York-style bar and tasting menus.

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© Nice Hotel

7. Novotel New Plymouth Hobson

Stay in spacious and contemporary hotel rooms at Novotel New Plymouth. Rooms can be adapted to a number of layouts and feature earth-toned decor for a relaxing environment. Find a room for your needs from simple hotel Studios to luxurious Executive and Superior Rooms to self-contained One and Two-Bedroom Apartments. In-room facilities include air-conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, a minibar, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, free WiFi and more. You’ll also have the convenience of the on-site Governors Eatery & Bar focussing on Taranaki cuisine.

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© Novotel New Plymouth Hobson

8. The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel

Stylish hotel rooms await at The Devon Hotel by the Heritage Collection. This 4.5-star hotel offers two types of room with versatile layouts for couples, friends and families. Choose the compact yet utterly comfortable Studio Room with an ensuite bathroom. Or how about opting for more space in the Suite with a separate lounge? Food is not a hassle thanks to the on-site Marbles Buffet where guests can dabble in a variety of cuisines made from locally-sourced ingredients. The hotel also offers bike hire, a heated outdoor pool, spa pool and much more!

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© The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel

9. 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. Ariki Backpackers

Finally, those looking for ultra-budget accommodation in New Plymouth, consider the Ariki Backpackers. This laid-back hostel boasts an ideal location in the centre of New Plymouth. You’ll find all of the essential facilities, from a communal kitchen and laundry, as well as the option to hire bikes, kayaks and surfboards. Room types include dorms, private family rooms and private triple, twin and queen rooms – all with ensuite bathrooms. Rooms are simple but good for the price. See more like this in our 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in New Plymouth.

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© 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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