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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 Reviewed June 17, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Felton, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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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18 hotel reviews
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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78 helpful votes 78 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed for two nights, shortly after our long trans-ocean flight, at the start of our New Zealand holiday. Had a room on the first (not ground) floor, with lovely view, balcony. Location is superb. Beautifully appointed. Very helpful staff. across the street from the beach walk/bike trail, short walk to restaurants. Art Deco buildings everywhere. Restful, wonderful spot.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We arrived on our Harleys and the host quickly ensured they were parked under cover and out of harms way. The rooms are spacious and well equiped - complete with a spa bath. An acceptable walk into the town cwntre, and handy to all attractions. Highly recommended

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New Zealand
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23 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stay at this Motel every year for the Mission Concert. Every time the motel is absolutely spotless. The owners are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them to organise. We think this is the best accommodation of its type we have used in NZ and will continue to do so. Well done to John and Lenis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Motel de la Mer was very easy to find and also very easy to park with my size of rental car. Our room was on the first floor and we had great views over the sea. The lounge area was very large as was the bedroom/spa bath. There was also a separate shower room with toilet and hand basin and... 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*
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