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“nice location, no sound proofing” 3 of 5 stars
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Scenic Hotel Te Pania
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   45 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #13 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“nice location, no sound proofing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

This was a perfectly adequate hotel, great location. But the soundproofing between the rooms (and in particular the outside hallway) is totally non existent. seriously at 2am I dont really want to hear people's conversations...

I wouldnt say the views are anything that special, mostly you are looking at the trees and we were on a high floor but to be fair, every room would have some sort of view which is a bonus..

reception on check in was somewhat lack lustre, not awful but not really very friendly either.

all in all, just an average hotel. The bed was very comfortable though!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

We stayed here a couple of nights and we were very pleased with the hotel. Our rooms were clean, housekeeping was great, nice views of the sea and walking distance to everything local. We ate at the restaurant one of the nights and the food was enjoyed by all 6 of us at our table. Particularly enjoyed the closeness to Marine Parade - we took a lovely walk early in the morning on the seaside path and was good not having to take our car to visit the shops for coffee and shopping.

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  • Stayed January 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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ScenicHotels, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Te Pania, responded to this review, February 1, 2012
Thank you for your lovely comments..I will pass them on to the team..we look forward to your return.Kind regards Kerryann
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

My wife and I looked at rooms in several other central Napier hotels upon our arrival in town and found them unusually over-priced. By contrast the Te Pania ticked all the boxes at a reasonable price. Being directly opposite the beach, most rooms on the higher floors have a view of the ocean. Our room was large and the bed was comfortable. The restaurant staff were helpful and attentive. There is plenty of parking at the rear of the hotel and we found the Te Pania an ideal base to explore the region. We arrived without a booking and stayed 4 nights. My only criticism is that the desk staff were sometimes distracted with other tasks and not always as approachable as I would have liked.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ScenicHotels, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Te Pania, responded to this review, February 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review the Hotel. I am pleased that we ticked all the boxes and look forward to your return
warm regards
Kerryann
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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012 via mobile

Very close to Ocean Spa and central Napier. All in walking distance. Average room. No coffee at bar.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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48 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Good hotel with all rooms facing the view of the ocean. Only 5 minutes to the town centre and everything clean and well looked after. Good sized room and all the expected amenities - fridge, toiletries etc. Only small gripes were with staff - this was a busy time of year but still don't appreciate housekeeping knocking to come in depsite the 'do not distrub' sign being out.

Rooms near the lifts can be noisy - we asked to move but there were no spare rooms.

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  • Stayed December 2011, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012 via mobile

Great rooms and location and comfortable except for the pillows.

We stayed for 4 nights and as far as we can tell the toilets were not disinfected for the time we were there.

The rooms were very good but could do with a blanket in the wardrobe as it got a little cold at night in Napier.

Other than that it was good value for money.

The staff were also very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ScenicHotels, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Te Pania, responded to this review, February 7, 2012
Thank you for your comments. I am sorry that you didn't feel the toilet was disinfected during your stay - i can assure you that we follow a chemicall free cleaning system that uses anti bacterial cloths and mircofibre. We clean every surface in the Hotel but it does not leave an obvious smell of disinfectant. This cleaning system is used in many Hospitals throughout New Zealand because of the hygenic nature of the process.
Thank you again for your comments, we appreciate being ableto clarify our processes.
warm regards
Kerryann
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Napier, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

So pleased we booked to stay here...
Great location,just across the road to the beach and easy walk to town.
Was welcomed by lovely receptionist and was hassle free.
Our room was lovely and had everything you needed for a good nights stay,and quiet air conditioning made it so comfortable on a hot Hawkes Bay night!
Highly recommend anyone to stay here,it is lovely!!

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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ScenicHotels, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Te Pania, responded to this review, January 23, 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review..it was our pleasure having you to stay and we welcome you back at any time.
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Address: 45 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#7 Business Hotel in Napier
#13 Luxury Hotel in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scenic Hotel Te Pania 4*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scenic Hotel Te Pania invites you to enjoy quality four-star accommodation and hospitality. From the moment you step into our spacious, light-filled lobby, you will experience our commitment to quality and customer service. The Hotel’s slender curved form echoes the shape of the bay, and guests enjoy sweeping views out over the water. Fresh and contemporary, Scenic Hotel Te Pania is just a short stroll from Napier’s main art deco architecture and little wonder why it is a firm favourite of all its valued guests! ... more   less 
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