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“Lovely Room and Enjoyed the stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Motel de la Mer

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Motel de la Mer
Ranked #22 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham
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166 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Lovely Room and Enjoyed the stay”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Its in a fantastic location - right opposite the promenade walk and easy to get to the shops, restaurants and bars - recommend having room 10, the penthouse, it has 2 balconies a nice lounge area with spa bath, its very spacious and the decor is lovely - lots of space and sky tv, its a jewel in the crown of Napier. The owners are very nice and accomodating, you can use the laundry if you wish at a small cost, its a lovely place to stay and great value for money. You can walk to all shops, restaurants, bars.

Room Tip: Ask for the penthouse
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We have stayed at this motel 3 times in the last 6 months. Within walking distance to restaurants & City centre - no need for the car. Very pleasant outlook to the ocean (1st floor)and lovely walks along Marine Parade. Rooms are exceptional - very clean & spacious & very quiet considering its on a main road. The bed suits us very well as it's similar to ours at home. Has little touches that more expensive hotels do not provide. Spa bath good for people who like that. We come from Perth WA with high water restrictions and couldn't bear the thought of filling up a huge bath with all that water! Management very welcoming, friendly & helpful. Only minor issue is the car park is a little tight. We have taken our 4 wheel drive on one trip and found it a little difficult to get in if the parking is quite full. If you are in early though you can get a good space and we walk everywhere after that. Will continue to return to this establishment in the future.

Room Tip: 1st floor executive studios great view!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night and it was perfect before the drive to Wellington. A good walk along the beach to town, a very nice area. Rooms excellent and very clean. Comfy bed and very quiet. Free limited internet very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Stayed March 2014
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Stayed for one night on the way to Wellington. We were given a warm welcome and shown to our studio room on the ground floor. If we had been staying longer we would have booked a room on the first floor, as our room looked out onto the carpark.
The room itself was clean and spacious with a spa bath. There was also a large bathroom with a wet room shower.
The motel itself is in a very good location and it was a short walk into the town. The beach was just across the road.
The town of Napier is very interesting , and there are plenty of art deco buildings.
We had dinner in a Bistro almost next door, and the food was excellent and the gentleman serving us was very friendly, he spent a bit of time with us chatting about our travels.

Room Tip: Choose a first floor room for a seaview and to avoid looking out onto the carparking
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

The motel was one of the best properties we visited during our two-week trip across New Zealand. It is located right opposite the beach, a short walk south of the town center. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owners who showed us the rooms and offered us a bottle of milk for the coffee of the following morning. They were some of the nicest, friendliest and most helpful people we met in New Zealand, giving out suggestion on which wineries to visit and what to do.

The rooms were huge with a nice living room, spacious bed and big bathroom. WiFi is provided free of charge and works perfectly. When inside the room, you could not hear any noise, neither from other rooms nor from the road. We also noticed that the room was very clean.

All-in-all we would suggest staying here. For the price paid, the motel offered a wonderful value. The fact that it is often completely booked weeks in advance prooves this point.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2014

We stayed for two nights, shortly after our long trans-ocean flight, at the start of our New Zealand holiday. Had a room on the first (not ground) floor, with lovely view, balcony. Location is superb. Beautifully appointed. Very helpful staff. across the street from the beach walk/bike trail, short walk to restaurants. Art Deco buildings everywhere. Restful, wonderful spot.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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206 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We arrived on our Harleys and the host quickly ensured they were parked under cover and out of harms way. The rooms are spacious and well equiped - complete with a spa bath.

An acceptable walk into the town cwntre, and handy to all attractions.

Highly recommended

Room Tip: Ground floor for access, or upstairs for views
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Motel de la Mer

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
#18 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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