We spent the last few days of our month-long trip here. We called ahead and talked to the manager, agreed on a good price for a 2-bedroom suite, and that was the price we were charged. The manager was very helpful advising us of places to see and things to do. We decided to use one of their grills to cook some steaks we bought at a nearby butcher shop. I also got a good haircut nearby, and bought some nice shirts at Prebbles. Toured Napier, saw our first live Kiwi birds, and visited the nearby Mission Winery (great place for lunch). Our room was nice, and I think we actually had two baths. We were there only two days after the tragic earthquake in Christchurch, so we had many somber moments. The hotel is a short drive to Napier, and we thought Taradale was a neat town to walk through. We don't have many small towns like that here in the States. Most of our shopping has moved outside the towns to the 'big box' stores... We were able to extend our stay here by a day since I was waiting for my camera equipment to be shipped from Picton. Again, the staff manager (Tim?) was very helpful in assisting us. I thought this hotel was a good value and we enjoyed our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of Hawke's Bay's newest luxury air-conditioned motels - the place where those in the know choose to spend their time while staying in Napier. What makes the Ballina Motel special is our small size allows us to focus on those important little details and provide personal service to ensure that your stay is both a relaxing and memorable experience. All our spacious rooms are air-conditioned (to provide some relief from Hawke's Bay's high summer temperatures and warmth in winter), and furnished to a high standard of quality which is reflected in our 4 Stars rating. Our quiet residential location (there are no crashing waves, barking seals, trucks or trains thundering through the night to keep you awake) ensures that you arise fully refreshed to take on the new day's challenges and fully enjoy the great Hawke's Bay lifestyle and glorious weather. Centrally located in Taradale midway between Napier and Hastings city centers - ensures that you are close to all of Hawke's Bay's diverse range of activities and attractions. Within easy walking distance of the cafe's restaurants, bars, and the main shopping center of Taradale. If you are looking for more than a standard motel, but not the excessive expense of a hotel then you are in the right place. Our accommodation makes the ideal base for visitors to Hawke's Bay. ... more less
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