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Review of Beach Front Motel Napier

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Beach Front Motel Napier
Ranked #13 of 48 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Batemans Bay, Australia
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63 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“LOVED IT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2011

We had 2 nights at this motel on 2 & 3 January. We loved the outdoor art deco style of the motel and the town. The room itself was very big, the spa pool was a bonus and the view was very nice indeed. We would certainly stay here again if returning to the area as it was excellent value and close to everything.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jodean63
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2010

I stayed here with my husband, we had a great stay. Wonderful staff, very helpful. We loved waking up in the morning to open the curtains to look out to the awesome view of the ocean. The large spa was an absolute bonus! The large bed that we slept on was very comfy. I highly recommend this motel to anyone looking to stay in Napier. It is walking distance to town for shopping, nightlife or restaurants. We will definitely be going back here next time we are back in Napier.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Megan109
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Nelson
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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2010

I stayed with family in various rooms at Beach Front. All the rooms were clean, the beds comfortable and had good views. The spa baths were amazing. The management was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend Beach Front to others

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Thank MicheleNelson
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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566 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2010

I hadn’t read the reviews of this motel on Trip Advisor before going to New Zealand. Had I done so the two recent negative reviews may have turned me off. However, I’m glad I hadn’t read them, as this wasn’t my experience at all. We drove along Marine Parade assessing options and enquired at a few. This one offered the best rates for appearance (ones slightly cheaper looked much cheaper and less attractive), and was considerably less than the one next door, which is built in virtually the same style (and not 'cheap and nasty' - whatever that means - as one reviewer describes it). We had a spacious studio room with a king bed and enormous spa bath in the room, which overlooked the sea and had a nice balcony outside on which to sit and view the ocean. The room was clean and comfortable and, unlike a couple of previous reviewers, we were very pleased we had chosen this motel. We would certainly stay there again.

Malcolm Wilkins

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank malabarfly
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2010

This building, though modern, is cheap and nasty. We turned up to be shown our room which reeked of cigarette smoke the minute we walked in. As soon as we started to complain the Manager offered us another room and it was clear he had expected us to complain but was trying us out to see if we would accept the stinky room first before offering us something else. We were lucky we actually arrived before the office closed otherwise we would have been stuck with that room - we had arranged for a late check in with the key left out for us. The room we were given didn't get made up the next day because housekeeping staff hadn't been told we'd been moved and when I told the Manager we hadn't had our room made up he was immediately defensive about it until he realised what had happened. The bed was as hard as concrete, the most uncomfortable mattress imaginable. All night we could hear water dripping - it seemed to be in the wall cavities, not taps. The heater didn't work. Room facilities are really basic. If you get an "ocean view" room you need to know that you have to climb two flights of external stairs - not a big deal except when you have suitcases and it is raining. There are no lifts or internal staircases. In the rain the matting on the stair treads gets sodden and water puddles on the stair landings. The best description for this place is cheap and nasty.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Scrosser
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Gisborne
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53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2010

Long narrow unit down one side of the complex. One bedroom with the two single beds had no exterior window instead had a window looking out into a long narrow hall. Bedroom fitted in two single beds, no cupboards, stuffy. Large king bed in the other room obviously older hard and lumpy. Bathroom had a shower curtain for shower over the bath. No plunger for coffee. Would have had a sea view except a tree planted infront of it.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank november089
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Christchurch, UK
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56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2010

We arrived in Napier at about 6 in the evening & looked in 4 motels along the Marine parade. Could not tell too much difference between any of them - exect that Beach front offered a better deal.

Roomm offered super luxury - massive bed, massive spa pool in the bedroom with a separate bathroom / shower, kitchen & spacious lounge. Air conditioning was available but not required.

Room was very comfortable and quiet - Staff provided recomendations on eating, winaries & routes out.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris_from_Dorset
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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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