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“good modern motel close to town centre”
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Motel de la Mer
Ranked #22 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
UK
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“good modern motel close to town centre”
Reviewed 26 October 2011

modern motel with views of the sea. couldnt really pick holes in this place. We had a room with double spa bath in the main bedroom as well as a separate shower room

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Darmstadt
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

I recently stayed at the Motel de la Mer in Napier. Its location is superb, it is an easy walk to town center. The room was very spacious and very modern and nice and cosy. Our room was fully equipped with kitchen and everything you need. There is a large jacuzzi in the room which we didn't use. Extremely friendly owner. So to sum it up: terrificplace to stay, I would definitly come back.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Yiolou, Paphos, Cyprus
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Good location with very clean suites.Looks out over the ocean, across the main road that is Marine Parade.Free Wi-fi,TV & kitchen facilities.Friendly owners & staff.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth Australia
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

We recently stayed 2 nights in August 2011 while touring around NZ. We had done our research on a motel to stay in Napier and had chosen Motel de la Mer. We were not disappointed. John was very friendly and helpful and organised a tour around the Hawkes Bay region, including some good wineries. The room was large, clean and well appointed. Could almost swim laps in the spa!!!! Breakfast was excellent. Walking distance to the CBD and located right on the beach. All in all, great value for money and one of the best motels we stayed at in NZ. When we come back, Motel de la Mer will be our 1st choice in Napier.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Feilding, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

Situated on Napier's Marine Parade immediately opposite the now defunct "Marineland" complex, handy to town, easy access to beach and seaside walkway. Receptionist friendly and helpful guide to local eating places to suit a budget. We negotiated a reduced price and found it well worth the upper end of our budget. We have a vintage car (unlockable) and were offered secure off road car park. The room was newly decorated(downstairs so no view), very large with super king size bed and a super king size spa bath (room for two or more), good kitchen facilities, wet room shower and a heat pump that we were encouraged to turn up high to keep out the chill of the winter night. An unexpected night of luxury for ourone night (midweek) winter break.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

We were very lucky to stumble upon Motel de la Mer. We had tried to book into a bed and breakfast just down the road, but as nobody answered the door (or phone) we looked for an alternative. Motel de la Mer was just down the street, and based on the friendly host (John) and a quick inspection of the room we decided it was just right.

The rooms are well equipped and are spotlessly clean. The bed was very comfortable and the heating very efficient (well it was winter).

John recommended a local restaurant (MINT) and made our reservations. Well this turned out to be just fabulous. I would venture to say this was probably the best meal I had in New Zealand.

The next morning John recommended a cafe for breakfast, which also proved excellent, then helped us decide on which sites to see.

Superb service and a lovely motel. Well worth staying at when in Napier.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

We stayed at Hotel de la Mer for our wedding night and have been back to celebrate our anniversarie every year and will continue to. It is the only place in Napier/ Hawkes bay I will stay! Is very clean and has great decor and I am very fussy!! The price is great and so worth it. My only thought to make it 110% would maybe get heavier curtains/blinds as our rooms let in quite a bit of light. Spa are brilliant!! Love it and will be booking in next month! :)

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Motel de la Mer
Address: 321 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#19 Luxury Hotel in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Motel de la Mer 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel de la Mer looks forward to welcoming our customers having established ourselves as a favourite with business travellers and discerning holidaymakers, who relish luxury, and a genuine, hospital experience. Our stunning oceanfront location complemented by our spacious motel apartment suite accommodation is lavishly appointed with tasteful interior décor. Each of our suites has a luxurious, relaxed atmosphere and facilities to match. Spoiled for choice: Executive Studio, Deluxe Executive Suites with large in-room fresh water private spa's and Executive One Bedroom Suites (no spa), and Deluxe Penthouse Apartments with large fresh water in-room spas and spectacular views. Situated close to Napier's C.B.D, a variety of top class restaurants, cafe's, boutique shopping and a selection of activities with the oceanfront and promenade at your door. "McLean Park" is just a 12-15 minute stroll. A "Fabulous Sporting Arena" where all our "Major Rugby and Cricket" events are hosted!. Motel de la Mer has now achieved the TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence Award" for the fifth year running, and a place in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. This is all the more reason to come explore and experience Napier and the Hawkes Bay Region and our friendly hospitality at Motel de la Mer. Motel de la Mer - quality, superior, oceanfront suite accommodation - Relax with us in Napier, Hawkes Bay, where "Art Deco" lives on. ... more   less 
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