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The Nautilus

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387 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 47 Hotels in Napier
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was nice and quiet considering it is on the waterfront... Room could do with a little more TLC however good facilities I.e spa pool in the bedroom. I paid $137 for one night and would stay again. Dined out and had breaky at a cafe so couldn't comment on the food. Service was good however the online booking system confused... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel doesn't look much from the outside. In fact it looks like a motel. However, the room my husband and I stayed in on the second floor was amazing. It was a great contrast to the outside. The room was clean, comfortable and had a jacuzzi in the bedroom! I wish we'd had longer here- if just to enjoy... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

We really appreciate your time in writing a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and found the room very comfortable. Thank you for staying with us. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel all the time for work and this is by far the best place to stay. Great staff, great rooms, super comfy beds, great view and nice to walk on the beach in the morning. And just to top it of the spa bath is heavenly !! Really do love this place. Thanks guys for always being awesome!

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely comments Sam, we are so pleased that you enjoy staying with us and appreciate the facilities. We take pride in providing the best possible guest service and look forward in accommodating you again. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guy on reception was a bit frosty when I asked for an upstairs room. He was going to put me in a ground floor room under the stairs which would have had both foot traffic and road traffic noise. Not my idea of a good time. The only problem when you book through Expedia is that sometimes you get... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

You booked a room through Expedia subject to availability. Of the two room types listed you opted for the less expensive option that states that the room either has a patio or balcony. All the rooms that are featured on that site are heavily discounted from the normal rack rate and are located throughout the complex. I dispute the comment... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic clean and tidy motel, all the facilities you need including a kitchenette. And a spa pool in the room too - very luxurious to be able to watch TV while having a spa :) Breakfast in the restaurant was tasty and good value too. Great location only a five minute walk from the main shops of Napier. Would definitely... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Many thanks in posting a review. We value your comments and we are very pleased that you had a wonderful stay. So pleased that you found the location of the hotel being so close to the city centre. Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I recently stayed at the nautilus and had a wonderful experience. The location couldn't be better with the beach across the road and shops, restaurants and activities all within walking distance. The room was very spacious, clean and had everything we needed (kitchenette, two TV's, couch, desk, table, shower, spa bath in the bedroom). Watching the sunrise... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Many thanks for such glowing review. We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience when you stayed at The Nautilus. We are so pleased that you both enjoyed the facilities and were able to capture the beautiful sunrise. Look forward in accommodating you again in the near future. More 

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We love this motel and repeatedly stay here on trips . The rooms are spacious and warm with great views. Especially the sunrise! The restaurant serves excellent meals too. It is an added bonus to be able to eat on the premises on a cold winters night.

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that we are able to share the great views and location with our guests. So pleased that you enjoy staying with us and dining in the Restaurant, hopefully we will be able to accommodate you again soon in the near future. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Really enjoyed out stay. Lovely room, great big lovely spa bath. Very good service from the staff and owners. Not a lot of room to unpack clothes though. Very easy walk to shops and restauarants. We have stayed at all of the places like this in the area and this is the only one with its own restaurant. We didn't... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy the convenience of being so close to the city. Glad you appreciated the facilities of the Nautilus. Many thanks for staying with us. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This accommodation would be hard to beat and surpassed our expectations. Very well appointed accommodation, spotless throughout with cooking facilities if required. Who would have thought there would be spa in the bedroom? The restaurant food was first class with super friendly staff to ensure you were being looked after. Close to town, across the road to the beach, playgrounds... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for an amazing review and fantastic feed back on your recent stay. So pleased that you were able to enjoy the facilities and appreciate the beauty that Napier has to offer. Glad you experienced the cuisine in the Restaurant and enjoyed the service. Many thanks for staying with us. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We arrived in a rain storm but had a welcoming and friendly greeting from reception staff which was appreciated after a long drive. The room was clean and spacious with a balcony looking out to sea as well as a well appointed jacuzzi - perfect for a soak! Central Napier was an easy stroll down the beach road with a... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities of The Nautilus. Glad you found the easy walk into the city centre. Shame about the weather but hopefully if you stay again Napier will turn on wonderful sunshine. Thank you for staying with us. More 

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  • Huge spa(3)
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