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The County Hotel Napier

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12 Browning Street | Hawkes Bay, Napier 4015, New Zealand
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  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was originally the county government office building. It survived the devastating 1930's earthquake, and was refurbished in the art deco style that is so popular in Napier. The room would have been fine, except there were three adults in a room suited for just two. The hotel put a cot in the room -- by the time three... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is beautifully restored and within walking distance of the best Napier has to offer. Whats even better than this charming building are the lovely helpfull staff. Chris emerging from the office always has a smile on his face and words of advice on what to see and do and makes your experience memorable and very pleasant. I recommend... More 

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Hawkins, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is quite amazing and is totally new and modernized in the correct places. It was built during the Art Deco Period of the last century and has retained all of the charm of that period, but is also filled with comfort and showers and FREE WIFI. They had an excellent breakfast with our rooms that kept us going... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent two nights here- a charming refit of an old government office- nice old features, leadlight windows a beautiful timber stair- and it is in an excellent location. But what is really to be commended about this hotel is the staff and service. The staff were local, so knew the local bars, the local wines and were helpful and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just had a lovely night at The County Hotel last weekend, where we received a very warm welcome from the owner of the hotel Chris Barons. The hotel is a trip back in time but with all the modern day amenities. Rooms are very comfortable and spacious. Enjoyed the old antiquities in the hotel. Would definitely stay here again... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long drive to Napier we were greeted warmly by John at the front desk. From the get-go he made sure to meet our every needs. Chloe and Chris were also fantastic. Chris was lively and provided fantastic recommendations of local wineries and local sites to see. Each room is named after an NZ native bird. We stayed in... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a word: outstanding! While we were checking in, the owner Chris came and got our bags from our car and parked it. My wife enjoyed the mints at the reception desk and asked where she could find them. Chris gave her a 1.5 kg bag. Our room was spacious and not cookie-cutter. Wood paneling and high ceilings. Lovely jetted... More 

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Kingsclere, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two nights in the lovely city of Napier, which coincided with their brilliant Art Deco weekend, and stayed in this charming and characterful hotel. The staff were lovely and the food excellent. We were made to feel very welcome, and wished we had been able to stay longer. Loved the library with the bottle of port too!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had one night to spend in Napier but I wish it was more. The hotel was absolutely oozing with charm and history, I could have spent days in the library and my in laws were most impressed with the complimentary port!! Breakfast was excellent, staff were extremely helpful and rooms were comfy (and had air con!!). Would definitely... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely hotel in a beautiful City. The accommodation is really comfortable with lots of nice touches and loads of character. During our visits the staff made us very welcome and could not have been more helpful with lots of tips and always a cheerful word. We loved it.

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