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“Relaxing and convenient”
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The Nautilus
Ranked #6 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Relaxing and convenient”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We booked this stay for its positive reviews and location along the beach in Napier. Once we got there, we realized what a find it really was. The location was beautiful. The room was well appointed. The bathroom was especially lovely and modern.
After staying in a standard city hotel in Auckland, it was a treat to have a room with living space, comfortable furniture and a balcony overlooking the ocean.
As a bonus, the mini-bar and restaurant were economically priced and the food was very good.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to staying there any time we are in Hawke's Bay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Aloha and thank you so very much for posting a review of your stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and that you found your room comfortable and relaxing.
Thank you for your comments regarding Burtons restaurant, the quality of food and the minibar.
We look forward to your next visit should you venture back to Hawkes Bay.
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Glendale, California
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253 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This is a very fine motel...good beds, spacious rooms, very clean, well located. The shower was particularly wonderful. We booked because of good reviews and were glad we did. The location is perfect...on the waterfront but a few blocks away from noise downtown.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms with water view. Yes, that sounds romantic, but you will be disturbed by traffic noise...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at The Nautilus.
We are glad that our Trip Advisor reviews encouraged you to stay with us and delighted you found your accommodation to your liking. Thank you for choosing The Nautilus and we hope to see you again.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We travelled with our good friends to do a wine tour. The standard Room was amazing. Great Spa Bath, Bed and pillows were comfy. Friendly service from all the staff including the cleaning staff. Viewing the Sunrise in the mornings was an absolutely bonus. Will definitely return again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Thank you for posting a review of your stay with us.
We are delighted you enjoyed your time at The Nautilus and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Napier. We hope you enjoyed your wine tour. Thank you again
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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515 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Found it very hard to fault anything about the hotel. The room was probably one of the best we have had with a huge bath, great shower, lovely sitting area, huge bed, nice kitchenette. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but it certainly looked nice. 10/10 for this hotel.................and of couse lovely views of the ocean. This was an upgare premium room - highly recommended

Room Tip: take an upgrade to premium room - awesome!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Thank you so very much for your recommendation. We appreciate your kind comments regarding your recent stay with us. We are pleased you found your room and its' amenities to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for taking time to post your review.
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auckland
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Good room, right on marine parade looking out across to the beach. Clean tidy, well equiped including airconditioning which not all motels near by have. Very good. Highly recommended for Napier stays.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Thank you for posting a review of your stay at The Nautilus. We are happy you found the room and hotel to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next business trip to Napier. Thank you for your recommendation.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Very happy with the facilities at the Nautilus. The bathroom was huge, as was the room itself.
We were able to completely relax in the wonderfully appointed room. Furnishings were very tasteful. Even things such as salt and pepper were provided in the kitchen. We were not left wanting for anything at the Nautilus.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Thank you so much for writing a review of your October 2013 stay at The Nautilus.
We are glad you found your accommodation to your liking and that your time with us was comfortable and relaxing. We look foward to being able to host you again.
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

The Nautilus is a very nice beachfront motel, on the Marine Parade. We had an Executive Suite facing the water, with a small living room and deck with a table and chairs to enjoy the view. The bed was comfortable, room was quiet, and free wi-fi is included. The kitchenette was decent and the bathroom had good counter space, a heated towel rack and good-sized shower. Then there is the HUGE round jetted tub in the bedroom (which takes forever to fill.) It’s kind of fun, but I would gladly have traded that for a proper closet and some drawer space. There were literally NO drawers other than a tiny one in each bedside table, and the closet was a joke – about a foot wide, with 3-4 hangers, and an ironing board. It was difficult even to find space to lay two suitcases. An unfortunate flaw in an otherwise nice accommodation.

It’s a nice stroll along the Marine Parade to the center of town, a few blocks away. The motel parking lot does get full, but there is plenty of parking on the street behind it (parallel to Marine Parade) so it wasn’t a problem. Note that the office closes at 9pm. We didn’t try the onsite restaurant.

All in all, it was fine for a couple of nights but I wouldn’t want to be living out of our suitcases for an extended stay.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Thank you for taking time to post a review of your recent stay with us.
The rooms have been designed to provide maximum living space and we do acknowledge that some guests may find the closet space small.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you again.
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Property: The Nautilus
Address: 387 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#5 Business Hotel in Napier
#6 Luxury Hotel in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Nautilus 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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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