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Marineland Motels
Ranked #26 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
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216 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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“Loved it here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

My partner and I enjoyed a 5 night stay at this motel over the new year period.

This motel is located in the West Shore area. Although this location suited us, it would be recommended to bring a car if you are staying here to ensure that you can get around Napier easily. This motel is within walking distance of a new restaurant area, however, the main shopping centre and Marine Parade where a lot of the Napier attractions are is driving distance away.

We stayed in a one bedroom unit which we really enjoyed. Our room had good kitchen facilities which enabled us to prepare all of our breakfasts and some of our dinners easily. The room also included a spa bath which was nice.

Although this motel was full when we stayed here, there was very little noise and we found our room very peaceful.

The swimming pool at this motel is awesome and very warm.

The hosts are very friendly and helpful.

This motel is definitely suitable for families and couples. It is an affordable choice.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

14 Majors stayed here for 2 night as we were attending an event in Hawkes Bay, the units are very appointed, very clean, Carol & Evan Hosts were a delight, even had the camera's out before we went out to the function, the Ladies were rapt as we got extra photos seeing everyone were lined up & they took photos on the ladies camers as well, nothing was any problem, looking forward to return sometime soon, there is a Resturant right there too.

Room Tip: We had several units. they were all well appointed, no road noise either
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here, the unit was very functional if in need of a bit of a makeover. The staff were friendly and the restaurant food very good. We had our 2 young children with us and the staff were very accommodating to them, particularly during our meal.

Stayed December 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Very clean and tidy studio unit with good facilities. Close to main roads and easy access going either north, south or city. Large heated pool although we didn't use it. Reasonably quiet and close to inlet and sea. Nice welcome and good service. Serviced daily with eco friendly extras. Good wifi reception.
Good interior layout and good value for money.
The only thing I didn't like was the roller blind on north facing small window which lets light in early.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warragul, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

Close to town pretty walks and great outlook!!
Quiet room large size with sink and microwave
Nice new bathrooms secure parking
Nice indoor heated pool
Staff at hotel were so friendly went out of their way to be great hosts! Yummy breakfast!!!

Am unsure if the restaurant is associated with the motel so if they are not please disregard the following went for a meal with our 7 month old baby and were told they had no tables however the restaurant was empty and they said we would need to wait 20 minutes at least for a table.. We were confused by this as clearly there was room- we walked up the street and had delicious fresh fish and chips instead!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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newzealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. we had a one bedroom unit which gave us a full kitchen complete with nice glasses and appliances and perc coffee suplied and lounge area as wellas the spa bath,shower etc.and two t.vs and all was roomy.
the owners are great and treat you like long lost friends, greeting you by name and checking that we had all re required. i loved having the swimming pool
the motel is situated between two roads which on the map looks as if it would be noisy but we didnt find it so and we stayed midweek with intheory work traffic but we didnt hear road noise at all.
also it is great to have it between cycleways/pathways and it is an easy walk round to the great range of pub/resturants in the ahuirir/ marina end of town. we would definetly return to this motel and have recommended it to our friends.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

We planned for 2 nights in Napier and stayed for 5 solely because of the Marineland Motel. "Basil" and "Sybil" are definitely the hosts with the most and bent over backwards to make our stay.
Facilities great, rooms better than great and if you can twist his arm far enough "Bas" will deliver to you a cooked breakfast that will make you feel like a sixteen year old (although finding one in Napier may be a problem!!!)
If you are within a hundred miles of here on your trip then don't miss this one, you won't regret it.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Marineland Motels
Address: 19 Meeanee Quay, Westshore, | Hawkes Bay, Napier, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Napier
#9 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#20 Luxury Hotel in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Marineland Motels 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The motel, all ground floor accommodation with an official Qualmark rating of 4 star and an Environmental rating of silver. We have a fully licensed restaurant on site run by qualified chef's. We are situated in a lovely quiet area of Napier beside the ocean and within easy walking distance of Napier's Marina and some of Napiers most popular bars and cafe's. Vehicle parking is all off road and free. The range of accommodation available reflects the professional upgrades to the facility only recently completed and complements various room types available, from the essential smaller but air-conditioned over night- bed and bathroom studio for 2, to the latest luxury fully self contained Apartment that sleeps 7 situated on its own secure section. ... more   less 
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