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Motel de la Mer

#12 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
321 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #12 of 47 Hotels in Napier
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only stayed one night on this occasion but will be back next time in Napier. Good friendly and informative manager could not have been more helpful.Great location very handy to town and good restaurants. Very comfortable and clean rooms of huge proportions.Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This hotel is bang opposite the Bay, very good location. The room was very spacious, more than average size, with in-built jacuzzi tub, fully equipped kitchenette, tv, a/c and all other essentials. I found the hotel manager, Mr. John to be quite forthcoming and genuine in his approach. He suggested us a few good places to see in the rather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Lovely clean modern apartment with lots of space and facilities. Just over the road from the beach. We had the expensive penthouse apartment with the hot tub and views which were really worth the extra. Excellent hosts, helpful with advice and even did our washing for a nominal fee. Napier an amazing place to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A good location for the beach and town centre/local facilities. A larger than average apartment. The spa bath was a good size and a welcome end to the day. Beware the free internet is only 200MB so not much use. A friendly and clean place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Absolutely loved this motel. We walked into the room and went "wow!"-couldn't believe this was a motel and not a five star hotel room. It was the biggest room we had in our 3 week tour of New Zealand, very easy to find along the seafront and the decor was most appealing. (When I mentioned it to our host, he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

In an excellent location along Marine Parade, just off the highway and close to the city centre, 20 mins drive to wineries. Service was excellent with John providing tips on where to go and what to do and even updates on the weather. We got a room on the ground floor and the room was big and clean. Excellent place,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

This may not be a five star hotel but it is actually better than described and more than we had hoped for. The location right on Marine Parade is easy walking to fabulous restaurants and if you want to explore further it's an easy drive into the centre of town. On check in the owner was amazingly helpful and swapped... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

As other have noted the rooms are big and very well equipped but this place is on the busy Marine parade and whatever you're told the traffic noise is pretty constant from early morning, that said it has high standards & is conveniently located. It wasn't the warmest of welcomes given how friendly kiwis are but the owners are helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

What a wonderful place. The location was excellent, just across the road from the promenade, and less than 5 minutes walk from the centre of Napier. The gentleman who runs this place was lovely, very helpful in suggesting places where we could eat, and also where the supermarket was. He was obviously very proud of his rooms as he was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Motel de la Mer on the Napier leg of our tour of New Zealand. It is well located, being a five minute walk from the Art Deco centre of Napier and across the road from the beach promenade. Check in was very efficient and the room itself, on the first floor was wonderful. It was spotlessly clean... More 

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