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Art Deco Masonic Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Tennyson Street | Corner Tennyson St. & Marine Parade,, Napier, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
“I have died and gone to heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful Art Deco apartment with lovely art deco furniture and the most wonderful claw foot bath and huge separate shower. Well equipped with cooking facilities, washing machine and dryer. Very comfortable, Lovely staff and huge breakfast that had something to make everyone happy.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review, yesterday
Hello Maura

We are so pleased you enjoyed our family apartment it does seem to take guests by surprise. Our Pacific View Suite can also be booked as two bedroom and is pretty special too. Thank you for staying with us and taking the time and trouble to post a review.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I selected the Art Deco Masonic Hotel due to its location right across the road from the museum, Art Deco Centre, and the sea. It is also close to the shops and bus transport links. My room was upgraded to an Art Deco Studio which I was very pleased with. It was roomy with a kitchenette and large retro bathroom, separate toilet, and separate huge shower with both rain and slide shower heads. They had free wi-fi and newspapers, and offered room service. The bed was comfortable with quality linens - felt refreshed in the morning. The balcony along Marine Parade is accessible by all guests, so I ate my breakfast at dawn while watching the sun come up over the water. In the evening the trees along the Parade are lit up by fairy lights, and seeing from the balcony was quite special. This was a very relaxing stay.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hello "Strandykins"

Thank you for choosing Art Deco Masonic Hotel and for taking the time and trouble to post a review. Nothing gives us more pleasure than upgrading guests when it is possible to do so. We are glad we were able to do this for you on this occasion as clearly you appreciated it.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our daughter was recently married in Napier, and she was keen on the Art Deco theme. The Masonic Hotel is of course at the Centre of Art Deco City, and we couldn't have asked for a better venue.

The pre-wedding events at the hotel went off very well, and the wedding day was spectacular! The ceremony was held on the grass across the main road, with some events there immediately after. The speeches, wedding reception and party were held within the hotel proper.

The manager and the staff at the Masonic Hotel and the Emporium restaurant were fantastic to deal with, and nothing (within reason) that we requested was too much bother for them. The food was beautiful, and the decor and the organisation was just right. Thanks to Shay, Graeme and everyone else who contributed to the success of the event.

Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hello Bill

We are so pleased that we were able to assist in giving your daughter a memorable wedding. The combination of a characterful hotel with 42 rooms and our Gatsby function space which can easily accommodate 90 seated diners do make us an ideal wedding location. We wish you and your family well for the future. Thank you
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked the hotel very much. Nice building with charming rooms / furniture (art deco style everywhere).

+ Nice and clean rooms
+ Clothes washer available
+ Delicious breakfast
+ Wifi (fast)
+ Parking nearby, but a bit expensive
+ Located right in the center, a few meters away fromt the beach. From some rooms you even hear/see the sea

Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hello Singa-Travellers

We are pleased that you liked our hotel and appreciate the time and trouble you have taken to post a review. yes there are a number of rooms located at the front of the hotel where you can see and hear the sea and there are many more rooms that open out to the communal balcony where it is possible to do the same. Contact the hotel direct and you get the best rates and we are happy to advise which rooms have sea views and or balcony access.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredible hotel full of history and character which has been revamped with modern amenities. But that's not the only reason you should stay here.

If you decide to stay in for a night, you'll appreciate the finest high-speed, unmetered wifi internet.

Combine the above with the perfect location in Napier, incredible bar and restaurant downstairs, clean amenities, friendly staff and a nice view of the beach from the guests' private courtyard and you'll have an unforgettable hotel stay.

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hello Robert

Thanks for your kind words. We made it our policy to provide complimentary wifi to guests and it is nice to see it appreciated as opposed to it being taken for granted. There are still loads of hotels out there happy to charge ridiculous prices for it or to limit your free access to the lobby area. Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for choosing us.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the friendly reception, fabulous breakfast and quirky rooms - where else would you stay for an Art Deco experience ?? Tastefully decorated but I suggest the hotel should throw out the modern cupboards that house the mini bar and invest in more antiques - it works! Will be back ..

Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hello Fabulouisa

It is interesting your remarks about investing in antiques as this is exactly what we do. We often source appropriate items from our local auction house but it does take time. I'm sure you noticed a few interesting pieces about the place and we will keep at it! Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to review our hotel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to stay in Napier if one wants to enjoy the Art Deco character of this city.
The staff were amazingly friendly and efficient. A small issue with the room was handled in a caring and professional manner.
I would love to return to Napier and would definitely stay

Room Tip: All the rooms seemed great. We were upgraded to the Royal suite. Great location in the corner of the...
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hello Susan

Thanks for choosing our hotel to stay and for taking time out to post a review. Another thanks for noticing that our staff are "amazingly friendly and efficient", they take great pride in their hotel and it is nice when guests notice and take the time to comment.
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Address: 2 Tennyson Street | Corner Tennyson St. & Marine Parade,, Napier, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#5 Luxury Hotel in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Art Deco Masonic Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Napier’s best located Hotel, overlooking Marine Parade with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.Opposite Napier’s new museum “MTG” and The Art Deco Centre, the hotel is perfectly positioned for meandering around our beautiful city’s attractions and businesses.Offering true Art Deco character with a choice of 42 Suites, Studios and Rooms. The Hotel also offer a 2 bedroomed Art Deco Apartment.Guests enjoy FREE Wireless Internet plusa choice of bar and dining optionsincluding our hip new Emporium Eatery and Bar, a “World’s Best Bar”, serving delicious all-day sharing plates,locally roasted coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner. ... more   less 
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