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Review of The Crown Hotel Napier

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The Crown Hotel Napier
Ranked #4 of 48 Hotels in Napier
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Gorgeous stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Perfect 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartments opposite the beach in Napier.
Friendly service, super clean apartments, wi-fi, cable tv, cook top and top quality linen
Spacious enough for a family of 4. Parking underneath and shops across the road

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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MicheleCole, General Manager at The Crown Hotel Napier, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Dear Harriet

Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our 2 bedroom apartments! Thank you for taking the time to post your great feedback on Trip Advisor.

Kind Regards

Michele Cole
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

This was our first trip to NZ and booked all our accomodation over the internet. It always varies from the pictures you see online to what you get in person...but not here. The Crown was an excellent place to stay. We had four nights in a 2 bedroom suite. It was fantastic! I loved the pillow menu and the beds were so comfortable.
On the first night of our stay we were greeted with cup cakes from Bonnie Cakes which was across the road from our balcony...this became a daily ritual for us to sample the treats they had to offer.
Our suite was very clean and well maintained. The service was excellent and staff friendly.
We would definately come back to stay here again!!
Thank you
The Hellyer Family

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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MicheleCole, General Manager at The Crown Hotel Napier, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Dear JHellyer

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. I am glad you enjoyed you stay in the apartment and our newly introduced pillow menu!

Bonnie Cakes is big favourite with our staff and locals and dangerous when it is accros the road from the hotel!!

Thanks again

Kind Regards

Michele Cole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at The Crown Hotel Napier on our visit to New Zealand. Napier is a lovely town and staying at The Crown made it even better. The hotel is lovely with all facilities you may need including your own kitchenette well stocked and balcony overlooking the beach. Located on the port side you dont get any wind which is great, and the hotel even has its own cinema. The laundrette was free to use which is amazing with detergents provided. Another plus is the beautiful Milk and Honey restaurant located downstairs in the hotel - beautiful food and great service. We wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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MicheleCole, General Manager at The Crown Hotel Napier, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Dear Simblair

Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely feedback and i am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Hawkes Bay and at The Crown Hotel. Ahuriri is certainly a lovely place to stay, with it being right on the waterfront and many restaurants, boutique shops etc all on your doorstep.

Hopefully you will return back to New Zealand from Perth at some stage in the future.

Kind Regards

Michele Cole
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Napier was our last stop on our New Zealand holiday and it was a good place to finish. The Crown Hotel was a perfect choice in a great location just across the road from the boardwalk and beach. The reception was very friendly and efficient, and our room had a balcony with a great view over the bay. The room was comfortable and quiet despite being on the seafront road.
Car parking was underground so the car kept cool. There was wifi internet access and a small bar if you wanted a drink.
We loved this place and we would like to return again sometime.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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MicheleCole, General Manager at The Crown Hotel Napier, responded to this review, 5 September 2013
Dear Bursledon

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Crown Hotel and Hawkes Bay.

Hopefully we will see you back in NZL in the not too distant future?

PS Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback!

Kind Regards

Michele Cole
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North Island, NZ
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

We have stayed here a few times and they never disappoint. We were in a 1-bedroomed apartment with a balcony area so you can sit and enjoy the weather, have a meal outside should you wish. Very comfortable beds, good bathrooms and kitchen setup. A great location and close to everything. Ahuriri has a lot of eateries so you do not have to take the car and drive into Napier city are if you do not wish to. The staff are friendly and the cleanliness is always excellent.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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MicheleCole, General Manager at The Crown Hotel Napier, responded to this review, 5 September 2013
Dear Poppylover

It is always a pleasure to welcome back our regular guests and thank you for your continued support.

Great to hear that you love the local area and it is nice not to have to drive anywhere if you don't want to!!!

We look forward to welcoming you back again at The Crown Hotel and Hawkes Bay.

Kind Regards

Michele Cole
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Mornington, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Stayed here overnight for business. Got a good deal on the room, which was very new and clean. Well furnished, bed was OK, but quality was average. Service was good, location was excellent, restaurants close by and a arty cinema next door as well. Highly recommended and I will most likely stay here again next time in Napier.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dave864
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MicheleCole, General Manager at The Crown Hotel Napier, responded to this review, 5 September 2013
Dear Dave864

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments and pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

I was surprised regarding the comment that our quality of beds were average. I am not sure what room type you stayed in but majority of the hotel has been recently refurbished with new top of the range posturepedic beds. The 12 remaining rooms were left untouched as they are still relatively new.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Crown Hotel in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards

Michele Cole
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Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

We visited this hotel for 5 nights on this trip. This was a return visit and was even better than the last. Our room was fresh, bright, clean and spacious. We had a spacious living room facing the water with a small balcony to sit out on to enjoy the views and sunshine. This room would be our first choice again. There was a small kitchen area with microwave, fridge and good supply of basic cutlery, crockery and glassware. The bathroom was spacious and well appointed. It was great to be able to open the living room doors to the balcony and enjoy the sunshine. There is an excellent café/restaurant immediately next door and a house bar available on site. This is a wonderful area to stay, as there are many cafes and restaurants within close walking distance as well as local shops and galleries. Plenty of car parking available on site and the city centre is only about 5-10 minutes drive along the water front.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tabqc
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MicheleCole, General Manager at The Crown Hotel Napier, responded to this review, 5 September 2013
Dear Tabqc

It was a pleasure to welcome you back to The Crown Hotel and thank you for taking the time to post your lovely comments.

Ahuriri is indeed a great spot to enjoy the local shops, restaurants and Art deco buildings along with the lovely walks along the waterfront.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards

Michele Cole
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Property: The Crown Hotel Napier
Address: Cnr Bridge St & Hardinge Rd | Ahuriri, Napier 4144, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#4 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#7 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#9 Business Hotel in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Crown Hotel Napier 4.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri. The Crown Hotel Napier is located on the waterfront amongst boutique shops, cafes and restaurants and only a short drive to the award winning vineyards of the Hawkes Bay. The hotel offers 42 guestrooms and suites including 2 and 3 bedroom luxury apartments. Choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown Hotel building or the contemporary designed rooms overlooking the ocean. The Crown Hotel offers the ultimate combination of classic opulence and history to modern luxury and design. Offering full conference facilities, complimentary undercover carparking, daily newspaper, guest laundry, fitness centre, outdoor courtyard with fireplace, 2 bars and Milk & Honey Restaurant...relax and indulge at a boutique hotel with timeless charm and genuine personalised service. ... more   less 
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