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The Nautilus

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387 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
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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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Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Twizel
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice room with a hot tub and right across the road from the beach. Easy walk to town. Warm, clean, comfy bed. Very good quality accommodation at the right price. We would stay here again without question.

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Many thanks for writing a review we appreciate the feed back and we are so delighted that you had wonderful stay. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a wonderful and detailed review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the convenience of the Hotel to the central city centre. It was great you took the advantage of our free wifi. Hopefully we will see you again in the near future. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 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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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. Firstly I would like to mentioned that you were upgraded from your original booking and was not charged any extra. Not all motels, hotels have allocated parking outside your room. All of the motels, hotels along the marine parade in Napier are 2- 3 floors therefore parking is not always available near your room.... More 

Perth, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Many thanks for staying with us and posting a review. So pleased you enjoyed the wonderful view from your room. More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 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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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

We are delighted that you had a great experience when you stayed with us. Go glad that you enjoyed the facilities and the location. Hopefully we can accommodate you again. More 

Ayr
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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