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Motel de la Mer

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   321 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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43 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A warm welcome from a helpful and friendly owner; shown to our room - that's the way to do it right! We stayed for a couple of nights in a large first floor room. With floor to ceiling windows onto the balcony walkway there was some lack of privacy but hardly a problem. A good kitchenette and dining area backed-up... More

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wellington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice motel, friendly service. Bed comfortable, room well supplied and attractive, bathroom excellent, spa bath included but not tried. Lights at bed side not very "romantic" (downlights) and could be easier to turn on and off from one side or other. basic cooking area but adequate for warming food. could do with net curtain to close off view from outside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent location on the Pacific shore and an easy stroll into the centre. The room has been well designed, well equipped and was spotlessly clean. The eggy brekky was delicious. The 2 owner managers are SUPERB in their help, responsiveness and local knowledge.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights and had a wonderful time. The hosts were very friendly and offered lots of advice about where to go and what to do. The motel is a 5-10 minute stroll along Marine Parade to the town centre and there are lots of restaurants around to eat out. The room itself was immaculately clean and was... More

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Felton, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My daughter and I stayed at Motel de la Mer for 2 nights. The motel location is amazing; right on the Marine Parade! Motel de la Mer is right across the street from the park and the ocean and is walking distance to the central business district including lots of restaurants! The motel was safe and the rooms were well... More

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Birmingham
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Its in a fantastic location - right opposite the promenade walk and easy to get to the shops, restaurants and bars - recommend having room 10, the penthouse, it has 2 balconies a nice lounge area with spa bath, its very spacious and the decor is lovely - lots of space and sky tv, its a jewel in the crown... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We have stayed at this motel 3 times in the last 6 months. Within walking distance to restaurants & City centre - no need for the car. Very pleasant outlook to the ocean (1st floor)and lovely walks along Marine Parade. Rooms are exceptional - very clean & spacious & very quiet considering its on a main road. The bed suits... More

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Melbourne
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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stayed one night and it was perfect before the drive to Wellington. A good walk along the beach to town, a very nice area. Rooms excellent and very clean. Comfy bed and very quiet. Free limited internet very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Stayed for one night on the way to Wellington. We were given a warm welcome and shown to our studio room on the ground floor. If we had been staying longer we would have booked a room on the first floor, as our room looked out onto the carpark. The room itself was clean and spacious with a spa bath.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The motel was one of the best properties we visited during our two-week trip across New Zealand. It is located right opposite the beach, a short walk south of the town center. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owners who showed us the rooms and offered us a bottle of milk for the coffee of the following morning. They... More

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Address: 321 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Motel de la Mer 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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