Hotel Saddle & Sulky Motor Lodge

188 Coronation AvenueNew Plymouth4310New Zealand
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About Hotel Saddle & Sulky Motor Lodge

Featuring unusually large windows, the studios at Hotel Saddle & Sulky Motor Lodge sit on the edge of the Racecourse. These units are felt to be a safe bet for those seeking accommodation in a peaceful, garden setting.

Wi-Fi and cable TV feature in the 14 suites and bedrooms at Hotel Saddle & Sulky Motor Lodge. A telephone and tea and coffee facilities are also included. A microwave, refrigerator and hob are in the kitchen space.

Optional services include off-street parking, automated laundry, and luggage storage. A trampoline and BBQ are provided for guests’ outdoor relaxation.

Breakfast choices are available. Neighbouring eateries include the traditional menus, around 100 metres away, at Coronation Bakery. It is a similar distance to the Asian menus of Spice of Life, and less than two kilometres to the food and craft beers at Stumble Inn.

It is approximately two kilometres to the city centre. With views of Sugar Loaf Mountain, Back Beach is seven kilometres from the motel. New Plymouth Airport is 12 kilometres away.


188 Coronation Avenue, New Plymouth, 4310, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(6)7575763 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Friendly management and staff

Management and staff are very friendly and helpful. Guests find that their more than willing advice as to restaurants, shops, and attractions in the area is extremely valuable.

A top place for tail-waggers

The real benefit for guests is, they say, the fact that the motel is pet-friendly. Not only is the family pet made to feel welcome, but they can get a regular exercise-fix in the dog exercise area next door. Dog owners, say guests, should not even paws for thought; just book in here.

A quiet, yet convenient setting

The city centre is, guests say, only a couple of kilometres away; and yet, here there is an atmosphere of peace and quiet which is accompanied by feelings of safety and security. Guests are impressed that many attractions such as Brooklands Zoo and the inspiring Coastal Walkway, are around three kilometres or less from the motel.

Negative Reviews

In need of a makeover

Guests say that furnishings and decor are stuck in the mid-1900s. Consequently, rooms feel distinctly dated; plus, there are elements that have been cobbled together in a failed attempt to repair them. Rusting windows and broken curtain rails are among the examples put forward by guests. Guests feel that these issues contribute towards creating rooms that are somewhat dark and depressing.

A noisy neighbouring road

There is a noise problem; the source of which, guests agree, is the nearby road and the heavy transport which uses it at all times of the day and night.

Rating Overview

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7.9 out of 10 based on 128 reviews