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Fern Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   4 Westminster Ave | Tamatea, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #24 of 47 hotels in Napier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014
JerrySargeant London, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I don't normally write reviews but our stay at the Fern Motel in Napier was so spectacular I just had to :) I stayed in the Fern Motel in Napier for three weeks this year. I have travelled widely with my family and have stayed in all sorts of hotels and motels. I have to say that the Fern Motel... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stayed here for one night as we had a wedding to go to at mission estate. This motel was located handy to where we needed to go and when I rang to make the booking the host was very helpful and allowed us a early check in, so we would not be late for our function. Unfortunately I found... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

we have just stayed at the fern motel for two nights, the rooms were spotless, but a little disappointing. beds comfortable and linen was excellent quality. the one down side to our stay was that we arrived on Friday afternoon and on the Saturday afternoon after being out most of the day with our children they went for a swim... More

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Roma, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed at the Fern for a total of 6 nights two blocks of three nights at the start and the end of out NZ holiday, and with a disaster with the pre-booked Auckland Motel or should I say cat box. The hosts Bernard and Finy are very friendly and helpful in every way. The rooms are spotless and the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We spent a night here on our way back from Wellington. After some disappointments with other advance booking, we decided to "walk-in" instead. The host was very friendly, she patiently showed me and my two kids the room to make sure that the kids are happy with it. The hotel has a small playground and a pool (non-heat) which to... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

After having a horrific experience in a different motel which had industrial amounts of air freshener to hide the smell of cat pee, the Fern Motel was a haven. Walking into the room, it smelled of.......nothing, sweet nothing. I've stayed several times and it is always scrupulously clean. The studio unit is nifty and compact with a well-designed bathroom, light... More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Had to go on business again and rang for bookings - Had a large group with us - no problems had family room plus one other - Nothing is a bother for the excellent hosts The motel is always clean and friendly and it is great that small dog who travels with us can stay too! We always stay here... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The fern motel was a great place to stay. Good kitchen facilities and the owner was lovely and helpful. The motel is central to places in Napier and the rates were very reasonable, would definitely stay again.

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Zwaantsje, Owner at Fern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such positive things about us and our motel. We really appreciate this. It was lovely to have you stay at our motel. Thanks. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We are going to visit Fern Motel in a couple of weeks, we are frequent visitors because it's an enjoyable stay. I nearly missed out on a booking but was fortunate that there was a cancellation. The premises is clean, and very comfortable. My mother lives in Napier so it's not far from her, and all amenities,I look forward to... More

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Zwaantsje, Owner at Fern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice words. We are always pleased if guests have a positive experience at our motel. It makes us happy if people want to come back to us and we are really looking forward to welcoming you again. Always a pleasure to have you stay. Thanks :) More

Zwartemeer, Drenthe, Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The owners do everything they can to make your stay a pleasant one! The room is very nice and clean. We had a very good sleep. Didn't wake up once and the swimming pool was a cool extra too as it was a hot day! Very happy with the airco in the room as well. Bernard and Finy are doing... More

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Zwaantsje, Owner at Fern Motel, responded to this review

Great to read you lovely words about us, our Units and our pool. Love to see you again sometime. More

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Address: 4 Westminster Ave | Tamatea, Napier, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fern Motel 4*
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Fern Motel offers you Family Friendly Kiwi Hospitality. We have 18 ground-floor units with natural surroundings. They all have fully equipped kitchens, en-suite bathrooms, heat pump / air con & free wireless internet. So that your stay is pleasurable we provide Standard and Deluxe Studios and Family Units –the Deluxe units have been beautifully refurbished with new kitchens with dishwasher (Family Units), flat-screen TVs, new beds, carpet, linen & modern decor.We also have one new 2 Bedroom Unit.It has a beautiful large kitchen with dishwasher, big fridge/freezer and large ceramic hob. Bedroom 1 has a queen and bedroom 2 has 3 singles.Both bedrooms and the lounge have flatscreen tv’s. The lounge is stylishly decorated and has a sofabed and a nice dining area. All units have secure off-street parking and their own private courtyard where you can sit outside or entertain in the BBQ area. You can watch the kids swim in the large pool and play in the children's fenced playground area. Just off the HB Expressway, Fern Motel is conveniently located between Taradale & Napier City, close to Napier Airport, Park Island Sports Complex, Pettigrew Green Arena, Onekawa Aquatic Centre & Church Road and Mission Estate Wineries. ... more   less 
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