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Art Deco Masonic Hotel

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2 Tennyson Street | Corner Tennyson St. & Marine Parade,, Napier, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful Art Deco apartment with lovely art deco furniture and the most wonderful claw foot bath and huge separate shower. Well equipped with cooking facilities, washing machine and dryer. Very comfortable, Lovely staff and huge breakfast that had something to make everyone happy.

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Maura We are so pleased you enjoyed our family apartment it does seem to take guests by surprise. Our Pacific View Suite can also be booked as two bedroom and is pretty special too. Thank you for staying with us and taking the time and trouble to post a review. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I selected the Art Deco Masonic Hotel due to its location right across the road from the museum, Art Deco Centre, and the sea. It is also close to the shops and bus transport links. My room was upgraded to an Art Deco Studio which I was very pleased with. It was roomy with a kitchenette and large retro bathroom,... More 

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello "Strandykins" Thank you for choosing Art Deco Masonic Hotel and for taking the time and trouble to post a review. Nothing gives us more pleasure than upgrading guests when it is possible to do so. We are glad we were able to do this for you on this occasion as clearly you appreciated it. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our daughter was recently married in Napier, and she was keen on the Art Deco theme. The Masonic Hotel is of course at the Centre of Art Deco City, and we couldn't have asked for a better venue. The pre-wedding events at the hotel went off very well, and the wedding day was spectacular! The ceremony was held on the... More 

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Bill We are so pleased that we were able to assist in giving your daughter a memorable wedding. The combination of a characterful hotel with 42 rooms and our Gatsby function space which can easily accommodate 90 seated diners do make us an ideal wedding location. We wish you and your family well for the future. Thank you More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked the hotel very much. Nice building with charming rooms / furniture (art deco style everywhere). + Nice and clean rooms + Clothes washer available + Delicious breakfast + Wifi (fast) + Parking nearby, but a bit expensive + Located right in the center, a few meters away fromt the beach. From some rooms you even hear/see the sea

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Singa-Travellers We are pleased that you liked our hotel and appreciate the time and trouble you have taken to post a review. yes there are a number of rooms located at the front of the hotel where you can see and hear the sea and there are many more rooms that open out to the communal balcony where it... More 

St Kilda, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredible hotel full of history and character which has been revamped with modern amenities. But that's not the only reason you should stay here. If you decide to stay in for a night, you'll appreciate the finest high-speed, unmetered wifi internet. Combine the above with the perfect location in Napier, incredible bar and restaurant downstairs, clean amenities,... More 

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Robert Thanks for your kind words. We made it our policy to provide complimentary wifi to guests and it is nice to see it appreciated as opposed to it being taken for granted. There are still loads of hotels out there happy to charge ridiculous prices for it or to limit your free access to the lobby area. Glad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the friendly reception, fabulous breakfast and quirky rooms - where else would you stay for an Art Deco experience ?? Tastefully decorated but I suggest the hotel should throw out the modern cupboards that house the mini bar and invest in more antiques - it works! Will be back ..

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Fabulouisa It is interesting your remarks about investing in antiques as this is exactly what we do. We often source appropriate items from our local auction house but it does take time. I'm sure you noticed a few interesting pieces about the place and we will keep at it! Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to stay in Napier if one wants to enjoy the Art Deco character of this city. The staff were amazingly friendly and efficient. A small issue with the room was handled in a caring and professional manner. I would love to return to Napier and would definitely stay

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Susan Thanks for choosing our hotel to stay and for taking time out to post a review. Another thanks for noticing that our staff are "amazingly friendly and efficient", they take great pride in their hotel and it is nice when guests notice and take the time to comment. More 

Broadbeach Waters
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night only, but wished for more. The hotel is very much in keeping with the rest of the city with a strong reflection of art deco styling. A visit to the Museum Theatre Gallery (across the road) to view the area's earthquake story soon made the art deco theme real enough, as the city was 90%... More 

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello David You are quite right one night is not enough to see and do all the wonderful things Napier has to offer. Visits to the Art Deco Trust shop and the Hawke's Bay Museum Theatre and Gallery (MTG) are both a must and our hotel is located within 100m of both. Sorry you felt that our leased car park... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

10 out of 10. Step back in time and relive the 1930's. Beautifully restored, fab staff, great location and competitive rate. You will not be disappointed. The hotel is situated in the art deco area of Napier and across the road from the Art Deco Trust Shop. Worth a visit.

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Jonathan and Kevin Perfect score thank you! Napier has much to offer Art Deco enthusiasts and a great place to start is the Art Deco Trust Shop immediately across the road from our hotel. They conduct guided walks both morning and afternoon which are inexpensive and a great way to gain some insight into the architectural delights of our... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love Napier you will love this hotel. You really do feel that you are retracing the steps of many travelers from the 1930. Great facilities in every room especially the huge bath! Nice hotel throughout with lovely features. Highly recommend the Emporium downstairs for dinner and drinks.

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Moxeymania Thanks for choosing Art Deco Masonic Hotel for your stay in Napier and for taking the time to post a review. I think you are right our hotel is a bit of a time warp but with modern facilities. Our Emporium Eatery & Bar is approaching its third birthday and has already won a number of awards. More 

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