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The County Hotel Napier

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Carterton, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our second visit to the County Hotel and we will always stay here when visiting Napier. The location is perfect, very close to shops and restaurants. The Churchill bar is a little treasure, the night we were there they had live Jazz and it was just perfect. The room was large and comfortable - close to the library... More 

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Feilding, New Zealand
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Napier is blessed with many fine hotels / motels with the "County " surely at the top. If you are heading to Napier to take in the Architecture, visit the vineyards, take in a show or just shop, the county Hotel is pretty much perfect, it is very centrally located, has an excellent restaurant and a mix of elegant rooms... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A really interesting and friendly place to stay. A well-designed adaptation of the old county council building into comfortable period rooms with modern bathrooms. Loved the library and the free port there, ideal for evening relaxing and chatting.

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were only in Napier for 1 day, but delighted with our stay in The County Hotel. Bang smack in the centre of town, and a stones throw from the beach. One of the few original hotels remaining from the earthquake in the 30's, it has kept every bit of its old school charm, but importantly moved with the times... More 

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Thank Karlos435
ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Karlos435 I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of our fabulous location and spending time in one of Napier's beautiful pre-earthquake buildings. The team will be delighted to know they made your time with us enjoyable and I will be sure to pass your kind words along to everyone. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit in 18 months and still my favourite hotel in the world. Staff friendly, efficient, caring and interested. Edwardian and later art deco decor has been retained everywhere and is stunning. Beautiful original wood, vaulted ceilings. Both rooms I've stayed in were huge with great bathrooms. The Churchill bar is fun and well stocked. Bar staff friendly and knowledgeable... More 

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Thank MarkDaisy
ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear MarkDaisy It was wonderful having you back to stay with us again and I am overjoyed to hear you enjoyed your second stay with us as much as the first! We thank you for your comments and look forward to your next trip to Napier! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place to stay. Staff were so friendly and accommodating, we really felt like part of the family. Rooms were great, food fantastic and the building itself is such a piece of history and beautifully restored. Loved the atrium library. Will be back.

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Thank Geoff C
ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Geoff C The staff will be very happy to read your gracious comments and I shall be sure to pass them on to the whole team. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts of the County Hotel here, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in Napier. This hotel was our choice and what a fantastic choice it was. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished from the Art Deco era. I couldn't thank this team enough for making our long weekend away so special. The hotel restaurant was excellent, as was... More 

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear jacquicoxnz Congratulations on your 20th wedding anniversary! I am delighted that you chose to celebrate here with us at the County and I am thrilled we made the occasion a special and memorable one for you both! It was a pleasure to have you both here with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next special... More 

Napier
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic service in the restaurant, great food, relaxed atmosphere to enjoy dinner with your partner, what a place, good old fashioned service with a smile. loved the decor, music not too loud, which is something that usually annoys me in other places, there was a jazz band in the bar as well, which added to the character.

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Norbert P It sounds like you had a fantastic evening in our Wine Street Restaurant and got to soak up the atmosphere and delicious food. We are very grateful to you for sharing your wonderful comments and we hope to welcome you back again for another evening with us. More 

Bundaberg
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55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked two rooms as a last minute deal while travelling and it was a great decision. Historic building beautifully presented with wonderful service and everything you could need. Delicious breakfasts and dinners in the restaurant and we loved the extra touches like the decor and port in the library. What a treat! Definitely recommend.

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Thank Wendy D
ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Wendy D I am so pleased you decided to stay with us at the County Hotel on your trip around New Zealand and got to spoil yourself with the food from our delicious Wine Street Restaurant and a nightcap in the library before bed! I shall make sure to pass your fantastic comments on to the whole team here! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully styled hotel building. But not one for the modernists. Wifi a little patchy in our room. All rooms named after indiginous birds. Nice touch Library upstairs even has free port for a tipple before bedtime. Charming stay.

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Thank Neil_g63
ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Nei_g63 The whole team here would like to thank you for your comments, I am thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Napier. More 

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Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Wine Street
Wine Street
Cuisines: European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Wine Bar
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winner of the Art Deco Supreme Award. The owners of Napier's County Hotel wished to combine the qualities and ambience of some of the finest hotels in the world. They have achieved this by incorporating fine service, fine dining and luxurious accommodation in line with 1930's Art Deco characteristics of Napier. The County Hotel is situated in the centre of Napier which is considered to be the 'Art Deco Capital of the South Pacific' and has captivated the emotions and senses of countless admirers. Originally built for the Hawke's Bay County Council in 1909, The County Hotel is one of only two significant buildings to have survived the massive 1931 earthquake. Faithfully refurbished as a boutique hotel, the County Hotel now stands as Napier's premier Hotel. The hotel is home to an extremely popular, multi award winning Wine Street Restaurant, the superb Churchill's Champagne Lounge, an intimate library, well-appointed function areas, conference facilities and eighteen luxurious guest rooms and offer a variety of accommodation packages. Come and enjoy this architectural masterpiece with its atmosphere of conventional luxury and allow yourself to be pampered by the attentive service of our devoted staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The County Hotel Napier

Address: 12 Browning Street | Hawkes Bay, Napier 4015, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $102 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The County Hotel Napier 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#16 Romantic Hotel in Napier
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