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At the Rocks Motor Lodge

27 Meeanee Quay, Westshore, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
16 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We arrived in Napier without a room reservation. We were happy to find The Rocks after checking out a few other spots. The rooms are lovely and very clean. The host, David, could not have been nicer or more helpful. It is an easy walk to the West Quay restaurant area. Good place to stay in Napier.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the best motels that I have stayed in anywhere in the world!!. Top location with the most helpful host that you could find anywhere in the hospitality/accommodation business. I have been a customer for a number of years and wouldn't look at another. Winter the rooms are warmed early before you arrive! A very popular motel... More 

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

At the rocks is a little gem. Our room was clean and comfortable, with all you would expect and a bit more. What was unexpected was the monster spa bath in our room, it was glorious and the free wifi was very handy. The location was a little out of town but it is such an easy city to get... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Stayed here in July 2014 winter and the room was nice and warm. Also the room was clean and tidy and modem. Bed was nice and comfy and had a good night sleep. Sevice from the front desk was good and easy to check in/out.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

3rd time I have stayed at The Rocks and again very good value. Arrived from Auckland 6.30pm, no reservation and the owner was great. Suggested a Studio for NZD$99.00 inc GST and even offered me a complimentary beer. Check in took 2 minutes as all my details were in their system from last couple of times. Bed very comfortable and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My parents and I were coming to Napier to celebrate my sister's birthday so I booked the Family Studio 1 (2 Queen sized beds) At The Rocks and chose At The Rocks because the room came with a Spa Bath. We rang the Motorlodge about 4 hours after our estimated time of arrival to say we were still coming we... More 

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Brisbane Australia
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62 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stayed over Easter weekend. Checkin prompt & managers courteous Perhaps the smallest we stayed in but still had everything that we required. Even a nice private outdoor area But oh that window needs to go. Even though it is of a frosted type it lets in heaps of light when some goes to to the bathroom at night & forget... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have stayed in many hotels around the world and unfortunately this is by far the worst review I have ever had to give on Trip Advisor. Where to start? Over priced small room with an awful musty smell, paint chipping off in the bathroom with scum in the corner of the bath and on tiles, bulky furniture and dated... More 

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daverayner53, Owner at At the Rocks Motor Lodge, responded to this review

This review reflects more on the reviewer rather than the reviewed, our bathrooms are fully tiled with no painted surfaces, other than the roof and the door which are spray painted and in good condition. Our levels of cleanliness as seen from previous reviews are very high. Our carpets are cleaned every day and steam cleaned every three months. Each... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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130 reviews 130 reviews
25 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

At the Rocks is a cut above your average motel. We had a king studio with funky decor, a large bathroom with claw-foot bath, and a semi-private little deck at the back. I say "semi" as there is trellis between the decks so you can see your neighbours if you make a point of looking. It's in a handy location... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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257 reviews 257 reviews
92 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Very nice place to stay, rooms nice, large and clean. Beds comfy and good size.ourroom (7) had a nice sun deck out the back. Wifi bit dodgy but works eventually, don't expect help with any problem with it though! Great restaurant within 5 mins walk(toward town on main road) called Estuary and a really good fish and chip shop about... More 

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