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The County Hotel Napier
Ranked #2 of 47 Hotels in Napier
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“Wonderful, quiet stay.”
Reviewed 7 January 2013

We spent 1 night here in December, and it was wonderful. The room was really spacious and in a quiet area on the 2nd floor, so you have lots of privacy. Immaculate presentation of the room as well, very comfortable and everything was provided that you could ask for. Lovely place with the old charm. Highly recommend the Churchills Bar and the staff were exceptional, especially the waiting staff and chef as I have coeliac disease. Great breakfast and dinner, and very close to the centre of a beautiful town. We will return!! Thanks again for a great stay!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

Stayed here for a few days over xmas period,what a great place.Attentive hosts,good staff,great room,fantastic breakfast.I cant recommend it enough.Close to town centre,close to seafront,what more could you ask for.
Do yourself a favour,don't overlook it.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Delightfully eccentric, this unique experience is a must for anyone for jaded by the plastic experience provided by "branded" hotel chains. Genuine old world surroundings and the charm of old leather and creaking staircases,friendly and attentive staff and all the extra touches that make this truly a five star experience. The Wine Centre is across the road,this is the perfect base for a tour of the regions exceptional wine. The local craft beer in the pub bar is pretty good too

Room Tip: Only stayed in one room so can't speak of the others. Air conditioning was excellent and the tho...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

We have just had a function at the County Hotel. What an amazing venue!! The surroundings and the staff made this a perfect night to remember. The food was stunning and beautifully presented. Thanks to everyone. This is the sort of place everyone should put at the top of their list for that special occasion. Well done to Chris and Angela and Staff. We will be back to enjoy your hospitality again soon.
Russell and Vicky

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

We (8 of us )have just had s great New Year's Eve @the county hotel.Chriso & Angela are great hosts they ran a Las Vegas nite with great food &wine & much hilarity
Staff are friendly &obliging ,we stayed overnight in quite, well appointed rooms with a fabulous breakfast .
Highly recommended we can't wait for next news years eve,
Chris & Ang many thanks
Warren,Wendy & Co

Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Pauanui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

The County Hotel has a unique charm. Very quiet and the staff are only too pleased to help. Service was top notch. It even has its own libary with port for after dinner drinks. It was the little things that impressed me, like a personal letter at the beginning of my stay, to introduce the hotel, and then daily to say what the weather was going to do and local attractions. Very nice. The food, although ok, was not really up to par and let the hotel down. I was expecting a little more.
Overall a good experience in the middle of the "Art Deco" town.

Room Tip: Watch out for construction work. No views to speak of.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

This is the first review I have ever done ,I travel a lot internationally and seek out the unusual quality places to stay.The County is very much that and one of the nicest places on my travels .I stayed their again last week .
I've been coming back regularly for several years .I always visit the Churchill bar with its very good range of beer and the library are my favourites ?great service and accom with a smile .
Colin Wells

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Property: The County Hotel Napier
Address: 12 Browning Street | Hawkes Bay, Napier 4015, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#16 Romantic Hotel in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The County Hotel Napier 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of the Art Deco Supreme Award. The owners of Napier's County Hotel wished to combine the qualities and ambience of some of the finest hotels in the world. They have achieved this by incorporating fine service, fine dining and luxurious accommodation in line with 1930's Art Deco characteristics of Napier. The County Hotel is situated in the centre of Napier which is considered to be the 'Art Deco Capital of the South Pacific' and has captivated the emotions and senses of countless admirers. Originally built for the Hawke's Bay County Council in 1909, The County Hotel is one of only two significant buildings to have survived the massive 1931 earthquake. Faithfully refurbished as a boutique hotel, the County Hotel now stands as Napier's premier Hotel. The hotel is home to an extremely popular, multi award winning Wine Street Restaurant, the superb Churchill's Champagne Lounge, an intimate library, well-appointed function areas, conference facilities and eighteen luxurious guest rooms and offer a variety of accommodation packages. Come and enjoy this architectural masterpiece with its atmosphere of conventional luxury and allow yourself to be pampered by the attentive service of our devoted staff. ... more   less 
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