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Deco City Motor Lodge
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   308 Kennedy Road, Napier 4110, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #13 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights, accompanied by our adult daughter in a two bedroom apartment. The lounge area, bedrooms and bathroom were all spacious, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The beds were very comfortable, as were the settees in the lounge area. The apartment had double glazed windows, so road noise was practically non-existent. The kitchenette was well laid out and surprisingly well equipped. The reception staff were cheerful, efficient and very helpful. WI-FI was free for the duration of our stay. We would definitely recommend the motel and use it again. It was superb value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Even though the Deco City Motel is on the main road the heavy drapes and the absence of traffic (Napier goes to sleep after ten o'clock on a week night) meant that I had a great night's sleep. Breakfast was on time and good value.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This has been my home away from home since Clint and Robyn opened 15 years ago.
Great place to stay, clean, modern and friendly. Sorry, had to rate fitness centre but they do not have one. Have also taken my family here while away for business and they love it too.
You wont regret staying here.

  • Stayed May 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Deco City Motor Lodge was a great base for exploring the Hawke's Bay. Our unit was immaculate and really nicely decorated. A mix of modern and art deco. I had a portacot in my bedroom with me, and there was still lots of space. The lounge and other bedroom were a good size. No noise bleed from neighbouring rooms either, which is a plus.

The bathroom had one of the best showers I've ever experienced at a motel/hotel.

The motel is located about 5 mins drive from the central city, and has easy access to the expressway. This might be a downside for some, but great for us. Particularly as it meant for a quiet night, and my 7 month old could sleep well.

Friendly and helpful service too.

Totally recommend to a family or someone wanting reasonably priced, quiet and comfortable accommodation.

One tip though - open windows when cooking in the unit as the smoke detectors are very sensitive, and go off in every room when triggered.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Staying with Clinton and Robyn at their Deco City Motor Lodge in Sunny Napier is an experience not to be missed. They make you feel welcome as though part of the family. The two bedroom unit was large and airy. We could not fault the cleanliness of the bathroom or the rest of the unit; everything was to the highest standard, as was to be expected for this class of motel.
Families are well catered for with a play area and safe swimming pool for the children.
The friendly hosts have all the information on local activates, if Clinton doesn’t know it, it’s not worth knowing. They recommended a Thai restaurant (Thai Chef) just up the road for dinner, excellent choose, very enjoyable.
Would definitely recommend Deco City for its modern, friendly, warm and inviting atmosphere, and will be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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New Plymouth
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6 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stayed at the motel with a group of friends. The Host went out of their way to move rooms around so we could all be by each other. Stayed in a 2 bedroom suite. The unit was large and spacious. The bedrooms were huge and the beds comfortable.
The lounge contained a three seater sofa bed and a two seater sofa bed. Plenty of sleeping space for everyone. The unit itself was very clean and tidy.
I liked the fact that when you checked in you got the choice of the type of milk you would like. Our unit had a full sized fridge/freezer which was awesome. Dont usually get them in motel rooms.
The motel unit was very close to the function we were attending but its not that close to town.
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay there. Will definitely stay there again.
Only thing I would change would to be to put two queen beds in the 2 bedroom units. The rooms are so spacious that there would be enough room to have a queen and single in each room.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ohope, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed here for one night and the woman at reception was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was spacious, the bed comfy and the spa bath a lovely treat. It's not idea for walking around as it's not in the heart of restaurants and such, but if you have a car I would certainly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Deco City Motor Lodge

Address: 308 Kennedy Road, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Napier
#3 Best Value Hotel in Napier
#12 Luxury Hotel in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Deco City Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have just completed the purchase of new KING KOIL top of the range queen and super king beds. ALL units with air conditioning both hot and cold. A Qualmark 4 star plus with many luxuries not normally associated with this type of property.Bike hire, swimming pool, small childrens splay area, walk to shops, pool, and restaurants. ... more   less 
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