Novotel New Plymouth Hobson

Corner of Leach and Hobson StreetsNew Plymouth4312New Zealand
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About Novotel New Plymouth Hobson

Novotel New Plymouth Hobson is a mid-scale chain property occupying a curved, modern building just ten minutes’ walk from the scenic Coastal Walkway along the Tasman Sea waterfront. Highlights at this smoke-free hotel include conference facilities and free bike hire.

The stylish, bright rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows boast flat-screen cable televisions, minibars, en-suite bathrooms, and air conditioning. Accessible rooms are offered, as are apartments containing kitchenettes.

Conveniences include a 24-hour reception, lift, meeting rooms and an airport shuttle. Leisure facilities include a sauna and a 24-hour gym. There’s also free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout and complimentary covered parking.

The airy Governors Eatery + Bar has indoor and outdoor seating. It opens daily for buffet breakfasts plus lunches and dinners that celebrate regional cuisine and New Zealand wines. Room service is available.

Novotel New Plymouth Hobson sits about five minutes’ drive from Pukekura Park, with its botanic gardens. Egmont National Park lies about 30 minutes’ drive away, offering ski slopes and amazing views of the Mount Taranaki volcano.


Corner of Leach and Hobson Streets, New Plymouth, 4312, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(6)7699579 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Rooms to shout about

The rooms prove popular with reviewers, owing to their comfy beds and big bathrooms. Guests describe the quarters as spacious and clean. In addition, the rooms are reportedly in good condition and tend to be quiet.

Excellent restaurant

The on-site restaurant here earns plenty of high praise from diners. Some even go as far as to say it might be one of the best places to eat in town. On the menu are modern dishes made with regional produce, which guests can pair with great New Zealand wines. Diners certainly seem to enjoy their lunches and dinners in this establishment.

Great customer care

The consensus among reviewers is that the customer service here is one of the hotel’s strengths. The helpfulness and attentiveness of the employees is appreciated by visitors. Guest feedback reveals that the personnel are also friendly and knowledgeable about the city.

Negative Reviews

Mixed feelings about breakfast

The buffet breakfast divides opinion. Criticism of the breakfast is levelled at the limited choice of breads and fruit juices. Moreover, there are reports that the coffee is underwhelming. Considering that guests have to pay for breakfast if they want it, these oversights seem unforgivable for unimpressed diners.

Obstructed views from some rooms

Guests in certain rooms are shocked to find odd wooden planks nailed across the windows, saying these are unsightly in their own right and serve to block out natural light to boot.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 495 reviews across the web
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    8.2 /10
9.1 out of 10 based on 495 reviews