My husband and I recently traveled all over New Zealand and one of the highlights was an overnight at the Quest Hotel in Napier. This hotel is head and shoulders above most of the accommodation our travel agent booked for us. I think originally the hotel was an old bank building made of stone and very solid. From the outside it looked a little severe but once through the glass doors everything was new and clean and very elegantly decorated. There's a lot going on in Napier. It was mostly flattened in the 1930s by a shocking earth quake and many people died. The town was rebuilt in the art deco style with so many buildings all together painted in pastel shades of the era. We went on an organized walking tour run by the Tourist Information Office and all the intricacies of the design were pointed out and explained. In March there's so many events happening to celebrate the Art Deco period. Most of the towns folk have a wardrobe filled with roaring 20's outfits and there's a ball and street parades and everyone lets loose. Napier is on the coast and the beach is lovely. Restaurants in Napier are first class. Our room was beautiful and the bed extremely comfortable. The staff at the Quest, too were friendly and helpful offering directions. If you stay on a Friday or Saturday night the car parking next door is free. It's on council land though and during the week is quite expensive. I loved my stay in Napier and would happily have stayed a lot longer. Happy travels, Dianne
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Quest Napier, located in the heart of Napier. Walk to all the shops, cafes, Farmer's Market and Art Deco attractions that this unique city is famous for. Our stylish self-contained apartments each contain a kitchenette for self-catering. Supermarkets are located right behind our building for convenience.Marine Parade and the MTG Hawke's Bay Museum are a short stroll from our front door step and this compact inner city area is a walker's dream. Discover at your pace or hire bicycles to venture further afield on any of the numerous bicycle trails. Our Historic building blends the old with the new for a unique accommodation experience. ... more less
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- Quest Napier Hotel Napier