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The Nautilus
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   387 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #9 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
“Best Hotel in NAPIER...............”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

My husband and I just spent 9 days here for business and it was delightful. The room was spacious, clean and well appointed. Our reservation included breakfast, which offered a great variety of local and western fare. The staff was exceptional: always helpful and friendly. This was our first time in Napier and it was helpful to always have the staff to assist us with anything, dinner reservations and other activities reservations. . I would definitely choose this hotel again.
Just lovely place to stay...good view just great

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We checked into the Nautilus on a spur-of-the-moment visit to this beautiful provincial city and were pleased with the last minut accomodation choice that we made. The hotel is relatively new and fitted out to a reasonably high level of specification. It is immaculately clean and very comfortable. ROoms a a generous size. It is well located on the waterfront with good offstreet parking. They have a nice little restaurant if you can't be bothered visiting one of the restaurants nearby in the city. Best of all it won't break the bank.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

What can i say about this motel other than we LOVE it! We love Hawkes Bay too but the truth is, we take weekend roadtrips to this region so we can stay at this motel.

Spacious with good furnishings. One of our fave thing to do in Hawkes Bay is shop at the local farmers market for organic fresh produce, cook in our room and dine alfresco style, out on the deck looking at the ocean. Then we take after dinner walks on the beach and when we go back to the room we enjoy a glass of Hawkes Bay Pinot in the jacuzzi.

this establishment offers great value for such high quality accommodation. 5 stars

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

While this is more of a motel than a hotel, it is a top of the line motel. Huge spa bath in the room, large room and comfortable bed.

Facilities included a small kitchen, we didn't use it but seemed to have all the appliances you would need.

Housekeeping were very keen to service the room early, knocking on the door a couple of times before 11am. But this is minor, and maybe we should have got up to enjoy the bay! Room very clean and tidy after that had been through.

Will stay again

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Geelong, Australia
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39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

One night stopover with family (wife and little boy) in August 2012. I chose the Nautilus based on price, TA reviews and facilities. A very nice hotel (1 bedroom with fold-out sofa in lounge) with huge spa bath in main bedroom. Very clean, comfortable, quite spacious and well-appointed. We didn't see much of the staff (due to our short stay) but what we did see was very friendly and helpful. I certainly think we could have been very comfortable for a few more days and would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

A one night, mid week stay, booked through Wotif. We choose the hotel based on location and price. The room was very generous in size, and the quality of the furnishings etc was very high. Definitely a much better standard than I would have expected for the price.

The ground floor room was not far from the busy Marine Parade, but we had no problem with the very minimal traffic noise.

Carparking is not allocated per room, and the hotel was full with mid week business travelers, I can see why it would be a favourite. Staff were friendly and efficient, we didn't need anything from them, but the impression I received was they would certainly have been helpful.

Time constraints meant we didn't get to use the fantastic looking spa bath, but the large bathroom it self was to the same high standard as everything else.

10minute walk to the CBD for a great dinner, but thats another review ;)

Thanks Nautilus!

Room Tip: There are plenty of carparks, but they are unallocated. If you get a carpark, you may want to leave...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nautilusnapier, Front Office Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thank you for your delightful comments. We are pleased that you were able to take advantage of our exceptionally good specials during winter and hope to see you again on another occasion. Your comments are much appreciated.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is our second stay at The Nautilus and once again, we had a really enjoyable stay. The room was really comfortable, with great bathroom and kitchen facilities. The staff were really friendly and we would not hesitate to stay here again. Highly recommended to all.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nautilusnapier, Front Office Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your second stay with us. Your comments are much appreciated and we looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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Additional Information about The Nautilus

Address: 387 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#5 Business Hotel in Napier
#9 Luxury Hotel in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — The Nautilus 5*
Number of rooms: 41
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