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The County Hotel Napier
Ranked #2 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We booked a night here as a treat, from a travel website that was offering specials on luxury hotels, and ended up spending 3 nights as it was so restful. Some of the windows have been retro-double glazed so outside noise was at a minimum, and we certainly heard nothing from any of the rooms next door to us, despite being told the hotel was fairly full. All the staff were so attentive, treating us like special friends, and nothing was too much trouble. We had breakfast in the dining room for 2 of the mornings and wished we had for the other too.. Dinner on the first night was just lovely, as was the little meal we had on the second night. Rooms were comfortable, a good size (we had 3 suitcases and plenty of hand luggage) and were scrupulously clean. Little touches like the extensive library with the free port, fruit at reception with spoons, knives and plates, the manager accompanying us to our room to ensure all was perfect, the olde worlde charm of the place, like a high class hotel from a bygone era.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a bath with a shower curtain - if you don't like to shower with a curtain, menti...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ChristopherNapier, Reservations Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

It was a real treat to read that you appreciated The County Hotel and our hospitality!
I am also pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere we have created in our boutique hotel, Wine Street Restaurant and the little treats we know our guests delight in.
Come back & see us again very soon!! Warm Regards Fiona Booth

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Our recent stay was as always a very pleasant and relaxing experience. All staff, front desk to room service went out of there way to ensure our stay was up to the normal high standard, one of the reasons we keep returning.

Room Tip: book early if events on
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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ChristopherNapier, Reservations Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Thank you for posting your thoughts on Trip Advisor, we do appreciate your comments & honesty. Our team always look forward to the feedback given by our guests. Thank you for choosing to stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you very soon. Warm Regards Fiona Booth

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We had an amazing stay at The County Hotel, so much so that we stayed two nights instead of one. Everyone of the staff was extremely helpful and very friendly, They could not have done more for us. The atmosphere of the hotel is best described as a classic beauty with very comfortable rooms. Our heartfelt thanks to Chris for having such an amazing team, you all made staying with you the highlight of our trip and we will definitely be back to stay in the near future.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank kazzaweez
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ChristopherNapier, Reservations Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Wow! Thank you for your lovely comments about the hotel, we truly value your opinion. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and you value the unique charm we have created at The County Hotel. Come back and take advantage of the fantastic rates we have available during the winter months! Warm Regards Fiona Booth

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

What a grand and great place to stay in Napier. Jayne at front of house was most helpful and very pleasant to deal with. The hotel's personal touches of fresh fruit at reception, port in the library and high tea, made it a point of difference in the hospitality trade in the surrounds of a grand olde world building. All staff were most welcoming, pleasant and attentive at all times. It was a pleasure to stay here and were made to feel at home and welcome, and we would love to come back at a later date. Excellent location in the heart of Napier.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ChristopherNapier, Reservations Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

We appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts on Trip Advisor.
Our staff were delighted to read your feedback. The hotel Library is certainly a treasure & appreciated by many of our guests! Thank you for staying with us and for your preference when booking accommodation! Come Back and stay again very soon…
…. Warm Regards Fiona Booth

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

I do a lot traveling both in NZ and International and have stayed at numerous 5 Star Hotels, the County Hotel Napier, was recommended by a work colleague, and she was right.
It was absolutely fantastic, location perfect, the accommodation faultless, the service excellent, the restaurant menu was up there with the best.

I give full credit to the owners thank you for the experience and your personal attention to detail, and I will certainly be coming back again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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ChristopherNapier, Reservations Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Thank you for your wonderful words!
Your review is very much appreciated by our management and team!
We are delighted that you enjoyed so much that the hotel has to offer our guest’s.
Thank you again for your preference when booking accommodation in Napier. Warm Regards Fiona Booth

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Wonderful location.
Unmatched hospitality.
Helpful and welcoming staff.
Excellent amenities.
Some unique personal touches.

Ok, you would expect all these from a 5 star hotel…….. and this hotel delivers in spades.

However, a big WOW !!! also goes to Chris and his staff for the concern and assistance given to me when I arrived. I arrived in considerable pain and discomfort from some dental issues I was having. But thanks to helpful information and care given to me I was able to get through this without it completely spoiling my stay. So my heartfelt thanks to them.

For me it's the personal touches that count.

I am most certainly looking forward to my next stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Warren53
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ChristopherNapier, Reservations Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Your review is so very much appreciated, we do thank you for your lovely comments and your time taken to post your thoughts on Trip advisor. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we can welcome you back very soon. I hope your dental discomfort has not given you any further problems. Thank you for choosing to stay with us! - Warm Regards - Fiona Booth

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

You can feel the old, classy era as you walk through the doors. The service is friendly and professional. The room is warm and inviting with enough technology for business use. A real gem for those special occasions for the locals. The food is amazing! Will definitely visit again.

Room Tip: We were in room Ruru and it was quiet and beautiful
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ChristopherNapier, Reservations Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Thank you for posting your thoughts on Trip Advisor, we do appreciate your comments & honesty. Our team will appreciate your feedback. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Warm Regards Fiona Booth

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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: £81 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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