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Beach Front Motel Napier
Ranked #14 of 46 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Located on Marine Parade in amongst several other motels, this motel is conveniently located about 15 minutes walk from the central shopping area. The motel rooms were clean and relatively spacious, with a spa bath located in the room next to the bed (?!). Marine Parade is a very busy road, and we were on the ground floor so had a lot of people walking past looking into our room meaning we had to choose between the view or shutting the curtains for privacy - hence would recommend paying a bit extra for an upstairs room which would also have a much better view. There was quite a bit of road noise, but didn't bother us at night - unlike the extremely noisy metal spiral staircases at the motel! Overall, a nice clean motel which I would happily stay at again, but wasn't a stand-out place, so would likely try one of the many other motels on Marine Parade to see if I could find something with the x-factor (maybe a swimming pool?).

Room Tip: Pay the extra for an upstairs room facing towards the sea
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

We stayed here with a big group. The location was great and the rooms were nice, but the man at the desk was rude.
When we went to check in, all we were waiting for was the keys, but he picked up the phone and spent 10 minutes talking to someone, along with taking their credit card details and reading them aloud, while all 10 of us stood there waiting - I don't see why he couldn't have just picked up the phone, asked the caller to hold for a second, and gave us our keys so we could be on our way.
We had booked 2 rooms together as a group and planned to pay the total together. Upon checking out, the first room handed their keys in then started packing up the car while we waited for those in the second room to come out before we paid - however, the man behind the desk came out asking which one of us was settling the bill thinking that we were going to drive off without paying - we hadn't even finished checking out! And this is a respectable group aged 50+! We were SO offended.
There is a big sign saying 'under new management' so I think this 'new management' needs to brush up on their customer service skills!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank SophieandGlenn
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Really friendly helpful staff. They stored our bikes for us and upgraded our room to a top floor sea view. Room was very spacious and clean. Enormus spa bath which was wonderful after a long bike ride! We will definately stay there again. Great value for money!

Room Tip: Top floor was great!
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Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Judith S
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Family of 5 - stayed in 2 bedroom unit. Plenty of room with balcony overlooking the sea. Very friendly staff and clean room. Easy walk into town with plenty of options for eating out. Have stayed before and will return in the future.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Friendly reception, nice waterfront location, road between unit and beach, so some traffic noise, motel unit could have been cleaner eg hairs in bathroom, eww, and tired in appearance. Not air conditioned, has balcony/ sliding doors, so nice breeze from this. I wouldn't recommend ground floor as by a pedestrian foot path, so lack of privacy. Good price, but probably wouldn't stay again.

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights Jan 15th. We had a room No: 3 on the ground floor with an enormous spa bath The room itself was excellent - clean and spacious - the only drawback was that being in close proximity to the bins we tended to get a few flies. The stairs to access the upper floors were on the outside of the building and made of metal so that when people used the stairs it sounded like being in a drum. This did not exactly bother us as the noise was usually during the day.

Would recommend if staying here you asked for a room number 5 onwards away from the bins.
Lots of parking so was not an issue when the accommodation was fully booked.

Staff were very friendly and helpful

Would definitely use this accommodation again if we ever came back.

Room Tip: Ask for room away from dustbins and if you have a problem with stairs ask for a ground floor room
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Located slightly out of the town but an easy walk. Good quality units with kitchen facilities, free Wi-Fi and very hospitable hosts. Views over the bay were amazing. No restaurant but if you do go visit Mister D - just outstanding.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#13 Luxury Hotel in Napier
Price Range: £73 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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