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Albatross Motel
Ranked #12 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Recommended”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

On the way to Wellington, we stayed for a couple of nights in this motel along the road to Napier. We were nicely surprised by the quality of the accommodation which is of very good value for the price and the owner is very friendly. We had a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sophie P
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you very much for reviewing us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

I am an ex motelier and have found the Albatross motel to be modern with all the extras as well as quality, service and price. well done to Management and staff. One street over from the ocean close to town, 5 min drive. don't look on the net for any other motel now as this is the best you can get especially the price and quality.

Room Tip: Stayed there twice now in different units and found that they were both excellent.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank John B
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
We really appreciate your glowing review, thank you very much. Being a motelier yourself, you will appreciate the effort and hard work that goes into making it a pleasant stay for guests. So nice to be appreciated. Thank you
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Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Nice motel, very clean. Owners were very helpful with ideas of things to do and see and where to buy dinner that night. We were only there overnight, next time I would like to stay longer.

Thought it might be a bit noisy being on main road into Napier, but I didn't notice excessive noise.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank softball51
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
We really appreciate your review, thank you and pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 May 2014

The owners of this motel are very friendly and super helpful, I took my 5 month pup with me fantastic location as there are good walking tracks just meters from the hotel.

The room was very clean and modern, lovely place to stay.

Next time in Napier I will be staying here.

Room Tip: Go with a deluxe room, you won't regret it
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you very much for giving us 5 in your review. It is much appreciated. Glad you and your pet enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again to our motel.
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Clean and friendly place to stay, very close to main area of Napier. Daily room service and some refreshments provided, which is nice. The fact that it is pet friendly makes it even better since we wanted to take our small dog for a road trip also :)

Overall, a great experience for all.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you very much for reviewing us. Glad you and your dog enjoyed your stay.
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We got a friendly welcome,and were shown to our room with a free bottle of fresh milk and everything explained which is nice when staying at a motel. The room had everything we needed for our one-night stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, thank you very much and glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Launceston
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We spent one night as the Albatross Motel and found the accommodation neat and clean. Rather more cramped accommodation than we've previously found in New Zealand but good value for money nevertheless. Friendly staff. The shower somewhat defeated us with its convoluted instructions - perhaps we need a degree in 'shower' so we gave it a miss and made sure we had an extra long shower at our next motel! A little further to walk to eateries than we imagined but we found a terrific Indian restaurant about 5 minutes drive away.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you very much for your review. Our deluxe units are our most spacious but still great value. the califont shower system can confuse some,[ easy when you know how] but they have great pressure and will never run out of hot water, so anyone can have a really long shower
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Additional Information about Albatross Motel

Property: Albatross Motel
Address: 56 Meeanee Quay | Westshore, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Napier
#4 Business Hotel in Napier
#6 Family Hotel in Napier
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#12 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#15 Romantic Hotel in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Albatross Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation proud to have scored 9.5/10 on Target TV, Unlimited Free Wifi, Guest Select 50+ TV Channels to choose from, 200m to the beach and overlooking the estuary. Range of room types to suit a variety of requirements and budgets. Refurbished rooms, Swimming pool and spa.You are guaranteed a warm welcome and friendly service at The Albatross. ... more   less 
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