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“We will be back for sure! Great price, location and quality” 5 of 5 stars
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The Nautilus
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   387 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #8 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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“We will be back for sure! Great price, location and quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We loved our overnight stay and wished we could stay longer. This was the cheapest stay of our NZ trip and yet the best room, cleanliness and facilities. We had absolute waterfront, kitchenette, lounge room, King bed with massive spa in room and large ensuite. All was perfectly clean and very modern. The staff were so lovely and helpful, going above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. We walked a few minutes to the stadium to watch the Hawke's Bay footy and had a great night. Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, 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, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you so much for your very kind words on your stay with us.
We were delighted to host you and glad you made the most of the Hotel amenities and a night out at the footy.
We hope it is not too long before we can welcome you back to The Nautilus.
Thank you again for your review and all the very best.
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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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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Well equipped, clean and well appointed apartment. Great location, plenty of parking and quiet rooms overlooking the ocean with a balcony for each apartment. Each room has a sofa bed so can sleep 4 if needed. And I know it's a little thing, but the shower was clean, hot and really powerful which means a lot to me. Would I stay again? Definitely

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thanks for the recent review you posted.
We are delighted your stay at The Nautilus was comfortable and was value for money.
We agree that the little things can make or break your experience and as such we a pleased the room and its' amenities were to your liking.
We look forward to welcoming you in the future.
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Amberley, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

A fantastic location gorgeous views and beautiful sparkling clean modern Rooms with everything you need.

After traveling for 20 years around new Zealand for work I would rate this accomodation as the best I've ever stayed at!!!!

I will be back again and again!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
We are very humbled by your wonderful review Helen.
Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review of your stay with us and for your recommendation.
We have shared your very kind words with all our staff and they wish to say a big "thanks"
It was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.
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Gisborne
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Nautilus for a weekend away break.
The motel room was just gorgeous, very well furnished and comfortable. Amazing views out on the balcony to the beach & sea.
Excellent double spa bath and en-suite made our stay just that extra special.

Very clean room and furniture which made it just so easy to relax and enjoy our time away.

Everything needed was provided in the motel room, amenities were all in great supply and we had a wonderful time! Will definitely re-visit when we are back in Napier!
Thank you :)

Room Tip: 2nd floor and a room right at the end or the beginning is great, it means there is only one side tha...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you so much for taking time to post a wonderful review of your stay.
We really do appreciate the opportunity we had to offer you a "home away from home",
Your very kind words confirm to us that we are heading in the right direction in striving to provide the level of service that our guest appreciate.

Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back soon
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Auckland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed on a thursday night after booking online.We were pleasantly surprised to receive a room upgrade on arrival.
The view out to sea ( as far as Cape Kidnappers) while having a wine on our balcony was beautiful.Hotel is in a good location with plenty of parking.
The room had as-new furnishings with a large spa bath off the bedroom.The bathroom also had an excellent shower.Two TV's - one in the bedroom.
Our dinner in the hotel restaurant was excellent.
Thank you Nautilus- we will be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
We are very grateful for the lovely review you posted on your stay with us.
From time to time we are able to offer a room upgrade and it was a pleasure to be able to do this for you on this occassion. We have shared your thoughts of Burtons with our restaurant staff who wish to thank you for your kind words.

We welcome the opportunity to host you again in the near future.
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lancashire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have just returned from this beautiful, greatly located Hotel and had an amazing time. The room had great views out to the sea and the most amazing spa bath to relax in. The room was clean and modern with all amenities including a mini bar, hairdryer, iron and ironing etc. I had the most amazing nights sleep in the comfiest of beds. Rooms were serviced daily. Burton's Restaurant was amazing, great food and great prices, good service. All this for a very reasonable price. Staff in particular, were friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for us in particular the husband and wife team who even took the time to come out and bid us farewell on our last day. We will definitely return here, good location, great views and a very comfortable stay. thank you for making us feel welcome and at home. Ant and Andrea Edwards (room 306) October 2013,

  • Stayed October 2013, 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, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Hello Andrea and Ant

Thank you for your lovely review and the very kind words you have shared. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests.
We have shared your comments with our restaurant staff and thay have expressed their gratitude. We strive to offer an "experience" for our guests and we are delighted you had an enjoyable and relaxing stay.
Thank you again and all the very best.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stayed here about half a dozen times or more over last three or four years when on business, it's the best place I've stayed in Napier. Large rooms, very well appointed, clean decor and high end furnishings, big spa bath it that takes your fancy. Great on site restaurant for breakfast or evening meal if you just want to eat on site and go. Very handy central location and straight across the road from the beach. Can't go past his place, staff are great too.

Room Tip: Three floors, no lifts so try ground floor if you want to avoid hauling luggage up flights of stairs...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you so very much for taking time to post a review of your stay with us.
We really appreciate your kind words and it is great to hear that after a number of stays at The Nautilus you remain impressed with the Hotel and its' amenities.

We do have a luggage lift available for guests that have rooms on the upper floors.
We look forward to welcoming you back.

Thanks again
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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
#8 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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