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The Nautilus

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387 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 47 Hotels in Napier
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Twizel
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93 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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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