This three storey complex of apartments is well situated on Napier's promenade, giving excellent sea views to most rooms. In view of previous reviewers comments about noise we asked for a quiet room, so were placed in a room overlooking the side street, so had a side-sea view only. So you have a choice of sea view + road noise, or less road noise and less of a sea view. Although there is no passenger lift, there is an antiquated, but functioning luggage lift; so disabled visitors must be careful to specify a room on the ground floor.
Whilst the outside is deceptively plain and functional, the rooms are of a really high quality. We had a one bed, executive suite, which was spacious, well-equipped showed good attention to detail and finish. There was a large circular spa bath integrated into the bedroom and a separate bathroom which featured a large shower. The kitchen area was equipped with a two-ring hob, microwave, toaster, a fridge, a good selection of minibar products, and an adequate selection of cutlery and crockery. There was also a safe discretely tucked away in a cupboard.
The reception staff are friendly and very helpful. Our only reservations were traffic noise from roads and railway and the Motel's restaurant, which we have reviewed separately.
We greatly enjoyed our stay here and would thoroughly recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Nautilus Napier, New Zealand. The Nautilus is a sophisticated, Art Deco-inspired waterfront accommodation, designed for the discerning traveller. The Nautilus offers self-contained executive studios and suites, one bedroom apartments and premium suites, and a fully-licensed restaurant and bar. All 41 luxurious rooms offer stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, gorgeous double spa baths, private balconies and decor, furnishings and fittings with a contemporary twist on Napier's 1930's Art Deco theme. Designed for privacy and comfort, The Nautilus Napier is a world away from a traditional hotel. The apartments are spacious and beautifully decorated, offering the perfect choice for corporate travellers, couples searching for romance or those attending one of the many exciting events, concerts and festivals held here in vibrant Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Nautilus Hotel Napier
- Nautilus Hotel Napier