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“Nice clean and friendly motel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beach Front Motel Napier

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Beach Front Motel Napier
Ranked #13 of 48 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice clean and friendly motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Really nice motel with free wifi, lovely spa bath and good kitchen facilities. The reception people were really helpful and friendly. Parking right outside unit and an easy 10 minute walk into centre of Napier. When we booked we assumed we would be getting a sea view however our room was in a separate block looking away from the beachfront. This didn't actually bother us but make sure you book a sea view if its important to you.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Our third visit to beach front motel, and once again we were not disappointed. We even took our friends with us who are now converted. A Napier new years eve with the spa bath going and looking out over the ocean, what could be more amazing? The staff, especially the cleaning staff are so friendly. All of them we walked passed said hello to us, and wished us a happy new year, one even apologised for cleaning our room a little late- which we didn't even notice and was no bother (it was only 1pm anyway!). The front-desk people are absolutely lovely. Can't recommend enough.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Jersey
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32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

We picked this property randomly on driving through what seemed like a whole row of identical motels. The hosts were very pleasant, and the room was large and well appointed, including a spa tub (which we didn't bother with). The room does get full morning sun, and can overheat if you don't keep the drapes closed (thereby blocking the nice ocean view). No A/C, just a fan which provided some relief. We were on the ground floor, so couldn't leave the patio doors open for ventilation. I suspect any other motel on this row would have the same issues. Good Indonesian restaurant down the street, and for breakfast, we had a bacon and egg toastie from the silver Airstream coffee truck across the street. Not Art Deco fans, so would probably skip Napier next time.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pasadena, California
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67 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

The Beachfront Motel is very nice, but let’s not get confused: there is no beach at Napier – ‘the beach’ is just a pile of uninviting black gravel.
Our room was on the first floor (no elevator) and had an in-room spa bath. The room was very nice, and the location very handy for town. If you want to enjoy the view (such as it is), do it in the evening when the sun is behind the hotel – in the morning you will bake on the balcony! The spa was good, though the bubbles didn’t exactly linger.
Random gripes about the room include: the TV position - which meant it was almost impossible to watch from the bed; the room was extremely bright once the sun came up – the window over the door didn’t have a curtain, and the balcony window curtains seemed insufficient; the reverberating noise of people thumping up and down the metal staircases will get to you in the end.
We probably wouldn’t stay here again, but then we probably won’t come to Napier again either.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Amanda K
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Absolutely loving my stay in this wonderful motel! Everything from making the booking to checking in had been an easy and enjoyable experience :) reception was friendly and very helpful and that goes a long way with me.
For what I paid for my room I was pleasantly surprised by what I was given! It's just lovely! Clean, lots of room and very comfortable :) I rate this motel right up there with the best I have stayed in. Thank you beach front motel for a wonderful peaceful stay, I will definitely be back ;)

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Cairns, Australia
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210 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

The view was lovely and the room was fine but very noisy, every time someone walked up or down the stairs it was very loud in the room we were in, also the plumbing from the upstairs room was also very noticeable. The internet was non existence in the room and we had to go out onto the back balcony to get any reception.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ianandjade
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in the sunny Hawkes Bay, enjoying the food,wine and cycling trails. Mark the manager was very friendly and helpful which made for a pleasant stay. We stayed in an executive suite on the first floor, with a balcony overlooking Marine Parade. The room is beautifully furnished with Art Deco furniture, a good kitchenette, a comfortable bed and large spa bath. It is only a short walk to the cafes and bars of the city centre.We highly recommend a visit to the Nautilis.

Stayed October 2013
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Thank David H
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Property: Beach Front Motel Napier
Address: 373 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#13 Luxury Hotel in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Beach Front Motel Napier 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For business or pleasure beside the sea, we offer 46 spacious studio and family size units. All units have a spa pool or spa bath, and a kitchen. Some with balcony and sea views. Some with air con. Walk to city centre and restaurants. ... more   less 
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