A lovely large room (we stayed in the Sauvignon suite) in Esk Valley vineyards a few minutes from Napier. Jes and Eileen welcomed us with refreshments and cakes and later we enjoyed a wine and cheese with them on the veranda. Lovely peaceful position. Next morning we had a great breakfast. Our children were invited to collect the eggs and the plums! They gave us lots of useful hints and maps as to what to do in Hawkes Bay, and also for our onward travels.
Views across valley
Free wifi, expresso, bikes and fishing rods
Beautiful extensive gardens.
Good value for money, though need to pay 50C for hot water in the showers, and $2.50 if you want an extra doona or anything for the cabin.
One of a jaded traveller's (with a family)'s gems!!
Thank God we left Masterton midday on a wet wet day and phoned ahead to see if we could arrive a day early in Napier - no problem. Arrived to the kids having their own TV in their small but just fine room - and a spa bath (separate from the main bathroom) in main room / sitting room.
All I can tell you is even my travel weary hubby was impressed and SUCH lovely folks running it - helpful and informative!
Location - on Marine Parade
Great family accomodation
Very mediocre and poor vlaue. Thin bed on castors that moved when I sat down. Thin towels and no extractor fan in the bathroom so the tiles were slippery. Very low shower head so a normal sized person would have to stoop. Thin walls so you can hear fellow guests moving about and using the bathroom. Hardly worth the special discounted tarriff let alone the exorbitant regular tarriff. I travel extensively in NZ on business and this hotel is a disappointing rip off. Far from luxurious as their website claims
Ok location enar the airport and clsoe to restaurants and bars
It pains me to rate a hotel lower than I would like to, unfortunately this hotel did not meet my expectations at the price point. I booked a premium 2 bedroom suite, price range is $440-$660 per night, a rate that did not include breakfast. As far as I could tell this differs from the standard suite, in that the standard has 1 less en-suite, no wash machine/dryer and perhaps a little smaller. The hotel was air-conditioned (quiet) in the main hall (not ducted to the bedrooms). The hotel has only 2 of these rooms situated at the top floor and facing the sea. The larger room with ensuite comes with bathroom (nearly as large as the bedroom) and a bath/spa combination. The other room has an ensuite with a shower. Both equipped with the usual towels, amenities (shampoo, conditioner, soap) and thick bathrobes. Also has fully equipped kitchen with mini bar. It was kept very clean and the hotel is very new. The first thing that struck me was how tiny the LCD TV was (only about 20"), perhaps having rented an apartment at Taupo the night before for about the same price with a 42" LCD TV made it seem smaller.
The rooms are reasonably well insulated from road noise which is between the hotel and the sea. However this peace was broken in the morning when construction/demolition began next door. I asked if another room was available but they said only the standard rooms were available (with no mention of any refunds). I booked directly from the hotel website which promised free wine or something. I did not get this nor did I bother to ask for any. The website displays pictures from 3 sides but not the side where all the construction is happening, nor did it mention anything about the possibility that your stay may be less than peaceful. I will leave it up to you as to what you think of this omission. In the past, my stay at quality resorts were heavily discounted if the presence of construction would even remotely affect the tranquility. Attached are pictures showing the construction side which they have left out.
There are undercover parks available but they are not enough for all the rooms and are not allocated either. So don't expect any premium rates you pay to guarantee a covered park, as they are on a first come first served basis.
I normally use hotel gyms, but this tiny one only had a rower, exercycle and some weights, it was quite sad looking and I did not bother.
Overall, it is a clean tidy and new hotel, but in my opinion falls far short of "luxury". The standard is only of a good business quality motel certainly not a luxury hotel. The morning breakfast staff was helpful and friendly.
I would not be staying here again for the price.
Noise from demolition and construction next door may be useful if you forget to set the alarm.
I would definately recommend this place to anyone, it has a very friendly atmosphere, and is a great experience for anyone no matter what age you are. Although the facilities are basic they are clean and definately considered acceptable.
You can stay in your own room, double room, share a dorm room or if you're daring enough you can even have your own cell! It is about a 5 - 10 minute walk to town and 2 minutes to the beach. It has all basic facilities, kitchen, laundry, sky tv, internet access, etc. Also if you're interested in the history behind New Zealand's oldest prison then you can do a tour which lasts about an hour.
The Green House offers friendly, affordable bed and breakfast in a quiet woodland setting, yet only 5 mins walk from the heart of the Art Deco city centre.It has 1 en-suite room and 2 other queen bedded rooms with shared (often not shared!) bathroom facilities. The breakfast offers lots of homemade goodies...bread, preserves, yoghurt, fruit smoothies etc.
Great views over Napier City to the sea.
Vegetarian hosts and menu.
Quite frankly, this YHA has the nicest employees and owners of any hostel I've ever stayed. The management here acts much like a caring father and gives helpful hints over a shared dinner or a lounge in the massive dining area.
Napier was the first town that I visited after Auckland and I shipped myself on a bus not knowing where I was going to stay or what I was going to see. A blanket and key were left for me at the door, and Bob the owner graciously greeted me to his hostel. We talked for a bit and I went to rest.
The next day I woke mid morning to music in the dining room where most guests are eating and cooking their surprisingly large portions of lunch. The kitchen has everything you could ask for and more, and it is very clean. There is also two refridgerators that guests use to mark their apperance at the hostel. (Look for mine it says Deryck and has a drawing of the state of Indiana.)
The doors lock at night, but thankfully their is a keypad to entire after hours. I enjoyed my stay immensly and would recommend you staying here as well.
The rooms have two to four beds and quite comfortable mattresses. Outside of the rooms are just as nice. A clean and spacious kitchen with plenty of utensils, a large dining area, a television with plenty of channels and a computer in the lounge.
The hostel sits just a two minute walk down the parade to the city centre and directly across the street from the beach. Also across the street is an aquarium to watch dolphin and seal shows.
With the most genuine and honest staff, I would again like to recommend a stay here. It's cheap, clean, spacious and not too loud. You will need the rest as you walk about this beautiful city.
The Beach Front Motel offers suites with ocean views for those seeking Napier accommodation within the Hawke's Bay region.
The motel is located 4 minutes walk from the city centre on the beautiful Marine Parade.
Rooms have ensuite bathrooms with private balconies and views of the Pacific Ocean. The beds are super-king size and rooms have private freshwater spas.
travel requirements both to and from the airport as well as local tours, vehicles and taxis.
booking Art Deco tours, wine trails, kayaking excursions, restaurants, swimming with the dolphins, fishing charters, horse trekking, gannet tours and any other of the many pleasure activities that our beautiful region has to offer.
conference facility on site
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