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“Good location for Mission Concert”
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Ballina Motel
Ranked #33 of 47 Hotels in Napier
new zealand
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133 reviews
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“Good location for Mission Concert”
Reviewed 18 July 2012

We have stayed at the Ballina Motel in Napier several times now, both for the Mission Concert and again for a weeks holiday. The Ballina is well situated for the Mission Concert - they will take you up to the Mission for a small charge, and it is close enough to be able to walk back afterwards. The units are clean and spacious and well equipped. Taradale shopping and restaurants are easily within walking distance and Napier City is only a short drive. Our only compliant is the way they hike the prices up for the Mission Concert Weekend, but then we have found accommodation over this weekend is very difficult to find and every one seems to think it is ok to double the usual rate....

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

Once again, another excellent stay at Ballina. I am a regular visitor to Napier and always stay at the Ballina for the week I am there. The rooms are always clean and well presented and the sevice is fantastic. The owners are always prepared to help make your stay enjoyable and will offer friendly advice about places to visit in Napier - even booking for you if necessary. Comfortable, clean, friendly, close to amenities - what more could you ask for!....Awesome place. I look forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

We stayed two nights at this motel and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff were friendly and helpful, and we had a great stay. Nice big flat screen tv's too!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Wellington
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

I have been staying in Napier a fair bit over the last few years and I always go back to Ballina. Lovely rooms and owners to match - Highly recommend to everyone. Clean and smells good, the spa baths are awesome staff are friendly and really really helpful and the breakfasts are so yummy! Close to some yummy restaurants and all te vineyards - bonus!

Room Tip: You can get upstairs or downstairs with or without spa baths (they are at no extra costs,) two bedro...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

We stayed at the Ballina for 2 nights recently and found the place very clean and tidy. From the moment we arrived to when we left there were no problems and the Unit we had was lovely. The bed was very comfortable and the walk in shower was heaven.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

this does not sound like the Motel I stayed at - think this person had obviously drunk too much of the Local tipple at the the reception - one Sore Headed Bear with a Hang Over.
they should have had one of the Motels Superb breakfasts.
I will be back

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We stayed 2 nights here due to a bereavement.We had a 2 bedroom unit at the end of the complex which was lovely and quiet.Well set up and it suited our needs.
Was clean and tidy and comfortable.

Room Tip: Ring them and ask...I told them of our situation,so was thankful to have unit at the far end.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Ballina Motel
Address: 393 Gloucester Street, Napier, New Zealand (Formerly BEST WESTERN Ballina Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ballina Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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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