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Motel de la Mer

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Malaga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The studio apartment was spacious and even included a spa bath. It was well stocked and immaculately clean. It is a little more per night than others and could do with a little updating around the edges. Very minor detail. Sadly the car park is quite small and therefore the downstairs rooms suffer with cars parked right in front of...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Stayed 2 nights over New Year. Marine Parade is busy and noisy and because the rooms are set back it was much quieter than right on the street. Our room on 1st floor had a partial sea view but some do not which might annoy some people but we were happy to have a quiet room. Room was clean and...

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Thank Sue D
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I just want to spread the word about this wonderful, affordable motel. It is lovely and clean, very comfortable and our own private spa complete with robes and luxurious bath sheets is a heaven. Everything we needed was provided in the unit, fresh coffee, luxurious bathrobes with our private spa, and a really comfy bed.nice place. Best location near town...

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Thank Farid M
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Went for a much needed break this holiday season. Stayed at Motel De La Mer and loved every minute of it. Great location and service was THE best. Highly recommend as a place to stay. Large room, clean, tidy and modern. Impeccable service

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Thank 564natashar
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Overall my husband and I were very happy with the service we received , particularly from John co owner. We had the "penthouse" apartment which was lovely with an ocean view, although this was slightly interrupted by construction work on a skate park ( beyond the moteliers control) could be useful for this info to be on the motel webiste....

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Thank Julie G
JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

Hi Julie G Many thanks for your review. There are few items that do need clarifying so I will try and do the best I can. Regarding the blind over the spa yes the staff do get in to open but then your spa is rinsed and cleaned daily so they are hygienically clean. When each guest departs the spas...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 November 2016

You couldn't ask for a better location, or better hosts. We never got to meet John but his delightful wife told us all about him, with no details spared. They are justly proud of the awards displayed in reception. Our unit was beautifully presented with a restful decor, nice facilities and very comfortable amenities. Wifi was courtesy of a Zenbu...

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Thank Oolonz
JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

many thanks for your kind review Your thoughts and comments are very much appreciated. Best wishes John

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We cannot rave enough about Motel de la Mer and the staff - especially John and his wife. The basics: the room was large, very very clean and tidy with a huge spa bath and a separate bathroom. The kitchenette was lovely and well stocked. Ents wise: there was free wifi which was good speed (which we have struggled with...

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JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

Hi Hana Many thanks for your kind review. We hope you are enjoying the rest of your stay in New Zealand. Best wishes John & Llanys

kapiti
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I was expecting since it was on the Marine parade a balcony on the street front. The rooms however are set back from the street with the hotel car parking in front. I don't think I'd be too happy having a ground floor room as you really do look out on to someone's car. I'd also check to make sure...

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JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments Unfortunately the marine Parade revamp is beyond our control but it will look very impressive when completed in a couple of weeks. The grounds are being laid as I write to you. I can assure you the chairs are up to the standard code so they are quite safe. We have not had an issue...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Very comfortable accommodation. Nice and clean and well presented. Comfy bed and quiet at night. Very friendly staff and most helpful. Central location 5 min walk to town centre and just across the road from awesome playground bike park and marine parade. And looks like a huge new skate park opening soon too.

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JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

Hi Markyparknz Many thanks for your kind review. Say Hi to Abby for me. Best wishes John

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The Motel is very nice & clean centrally located near the city. We stayed in Room 7 with a commanding view of the ocean. The Hosts John Maulder & Llanys Searle are very nice couple who manages the business. My only criticism of this motel is the sagging bed mattress & pillows in the King Size bed which needs immediate...

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JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

Hi Bert Many thanks for your review. Pillows are always an issue and we try to have a selection in the room to choose but we will check this out to make sure the selection is correct. Regarding the mattress this is very new so we will also have this attended to by sleepyhead who we purchase from. Best wishes...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motel de la Mer looks forward to welcoming our customers having established ourselves as a favourite with business travellers and discerning holidaymakers, who relish luxury, and a genuine, hospital experience. Our stunning oceanfront location complemented by our spacious motel apartment suite accommodation is lavishly appointed with tasteful interior décor. Each of our suites has a luxurious, relaxed atmosphere and facilities to match. Spoiled for choice: Executive Studio, Deluxe Executive Suites with large in-room fresh water private spa's and Executive One Bedroom Suites (no spa), and Deluxe Penthouse Apartments with large fresh water in-room spas and spectacular views. Situated close to Napier's C.B.D, a variety of top class restaurants, cafe's, boutique shopping and a selection of activities with the oceanfront and promenade at your door. "McLean Park" is just a 12-15 minute stroll. A "Fabulous Sporting Arena" where all our "Major Rugby and Cricket" events are hosted!. Motel de la Mer has now achieved the TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence Award" for the fifth year running, and a place in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. This is all the more reason to come explore and experience Napier and the Hawkes Bay Region and our friendly hospitality at Motel de la Mer. Motel de la Mer - quality, superior, oceanfront suite accommodation - Relax with us in Napier, Hawkes Bay, where "Art Deco" lives on. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel de la Mer

Address: 321 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: £84 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Motel de la Mer 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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De La Mer Hotel
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#18 Luxury Hotel in Napier
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“Choose an upstairs room”
 of 5 bubbles AnonymousMalaga, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Best place; Nice Location:”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were happy with the ground floor due to my arthritic ankle, but the views from the balconies would be superb!”
 of 5 bubbles Oolonz, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I was in room 8. It was very good. View good You have to share the balcony - tho which I didn't like.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsBeasley09, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No. 7 hard to beat if you don't want a spa”
 of 5 bubbles LoisM_13, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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