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The Nautilus

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387 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first pulled into the back driveway of the Nautilus, our hearts sank, as the building looked more like your usual roadside motel than a highly rated motel. However, our impressions changed once we entered our room. We were in an 'executive room' - on the first floor, with an uninterrupted ocean view. The room was quite spacious with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a ground floor room with a view of the bay, the room spacious and like it was new. Great position and an easy walk to the main shopping area of Napier or there are a couple of small shops only a minutes walk away for supplies. Napier a beautiful city, 3 nights not enough.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dictionary definition of a motel is: a roadside hotel designed primarily for motorists, typically having the rooms arranged in low blocks with parking directly outside. This sums up The Nautilus perfectly (although there are 3 floors). That's not to say, however that the rooms are not well appointed, because they are, albeit in need of a bit of maintenance... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there for a wedding and the hotel is fairly basic but in a good location. You get views of the water which is lovely although the beach itself is not great as it has pebbles. The room was nice a spacious with a little but quaint balcony to relax on. We had two rooms with one bed in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only stayed for one night, but would have loved to stay longer... The moment we walked into our room it took our breath away - magnificent! The room had absolutely everything we needed, was spotless and comfortable - and included wifi - superb! We walked along the beach front to the lovely town and enjoyed an excellent meal in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The host where very helpful,the bedroom had a jacuzzi very comfortable,the view from the bedroom was the Pacific Ocean,No breakfast but the evening meal was beyond reproach,as was the service.We would stay there again,The location was very good as it was walking distance to the city

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

We are delighted that you had wonderful time and enjoyed the facilities of The Nautilus. Great that you found that the hotel was in walking distance to the city centre. Many thanks for posting a review. We would love to accommodate you again in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is ideally situated on the Old Beach Front Marine Parade within striking distance off all the major tourist attractions, close to the shops and great resturants. The hotel rooms are very luxurious and top class. The Bedroom has a Spa Pool in it, Separate ensuite and kitchen and Living Room the Balcony overlooks the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Free wifi... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Many thanks for writing such a positive review. We are very pleased that you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed your time in Napier. There is a swimming complex within a 10 minute walk from the hotel along the Marine Parade. Sorry that you found TV 3 reception annoying but we are waiting on a new decoder to fix this... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This motel is pleasingly deceptive. It looks unassuming outside, but the rooms are great. We had an executive suite with a lovely living area with bi-fold doors opening onto the balcony for fabulous sea views. Aircon means you can keep the windows closed at night. Spa bath is enormous and the walk-in shower is spacious with a powerful jet. Small... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities. The view from the your room is spectacular watching the sunrise on a crystal clear morning is amazing, we are delighted that you loved the view. Thank you for staying with us. More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was amazing. Beautiful room and even better in room spa - just 1m from the bed! Very tidy and well maintained facilities with sea views. Free wifi! Would definitely consider this again if I returned to Napier. Staff were friendly and helpful on check in.

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. We are so glad to hear that you had a great time and hopefully we can accommodate you again in the near future. Thank you for staying with us. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Our room was on the top floor and the view was fantastic. Spa was huge and I was happy to discover a separate shower as well. Kitchen was well equipped with quality crockery and cutlery. Bit of a walk to the city centre if you have any disabilities but couple of restaurants close by. Absolute pleasure to stay here, just... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities of The Nautilus. Our staff are only to pleased to assist in any way. Thanks for writing a review. More 

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