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Hove, UK
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171 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here on a romantic trip. This place is an atmospheric architectural gem. I was surprised to learn that it was actually converted from the county administration building to a hotel. Each room is named after a New Zealand bird. It may be a bit 'twee' in decoration, but we found it charming. The style is not necessarily art... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely wonderful nights stay, staff very lovely and helpful, no issues with WIFI, which is helpful when you are on a business trip. Loved the fact that there was a safe up the middle of the wall that couldn't be opened and there was a story to tell behind it, (my mum has suggested they get Oceans 11, or maybe... More 

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

Dear Rachael V It was a pleasure having you here with us and I am delighted you enjoyed our beautiful hotel, especially our mysterious safe! We look forward to your next visit, and who knows, we may have managed to crack it by then! More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fun weekend we had! We spent the first evening in Churchills Wine Bar, the staff were exceptionally helpful and attentive and the bar meal was great. Our second evening was a wine tasting put on by the owners, and what a fun night to be involved in. All the staff and the owners were welcoming and excellent. Not... More 

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

Dear Liane M Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review here on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and left having made new friends over some glasses of fine wine and delicious food. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. More 

West Midlands
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52 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice old hotel in the centre of town.Friendly staff and very good restaurant.The reason for giving it only 3 stars is that the windows in our room were frosted glass so you could not see out .I realise it is an historic building but if we had known about the windows we would have asked for a room with clear... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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105 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my 2nd stay at The County Hotel in the last 3 years and it is as charming & lovely as any boutique hotel anywhere. The rooms appear to be period correct as one would have stayed in during the early 1900s, but of course the building & rooms are in top condition and the rooms have all amenities.... More 

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

Dear CaptErnie It is always a pleasure to welcome back previous guests and I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us the second time around as much as the first. We all take a lot of pride in our beautiful heritage building and it is lovely to hear our gusts enjoy the beautiful interior and also our fantastic team.... More 

Palm City, Florida
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The County Hotel is the most charming hotel I have stayed at. Everyone at the hotel could not have been more accommodating and friendly. The rooms are spacious and exceptionally clean and well appointed. A lot of details you don't see at hotels, such a port wine in the library, iced water and fresh fruit in the lobby. The breakfast... More 

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

Dear Esgp It was a delight to read your review, I am thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and were able to appreciate all our special little touches to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. I thank you for your patience during our brief Wifi hiccup, I am happy to say, as you mentioned, that it... More 

New Zealand
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Napier stay at the art deco style places. Right in town and close to everything. Clean rooms with helpful staff. A real fun experience to stay in a place like this. With in the hotel there is a funky bar also. Also check out the hot pools on Marine Parade.

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Thank greenandblue08
ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear greenandblue08 The County Hotel offers all our guests the chance to stay in one of few buildings that survived the 931 earthquake and there is no place better to get that true Art Deco feel. I am pleased you were able to also make the most of our brilliant location to explore the city and finish off your day... More 

Waikato
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107 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 3rd time I've stayed at the County. Lovely hotel, very nice atmosphere, quirky. Small personal hotel with nice touches such as welcome biscuits (cookies to North Americans), free fruit, port in the library. Rooms are spacious, the place is very clean, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. There are a couple of shortcomings, some rooms... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my stay here. It makes a change to stay in a hotel that is different. It was clean and tidy, staff very friendly. The breakfast was superb, French toast with bacon, maple syrup and bananas. In my top five all time breakfasts!!!! Location great, hotel has its own off street carpark. Got a good last minute online deal.... More 

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

Dear P2255SNsteveg Thank you for posting your review here on Trip Advisor, it was lovely to read your comments. I am glad we were able to set you up for the day with a delicious breakfast and you enjoyed your time staying in our gorgeous hotel. I am very happy to say the internet is up and running so no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A warm and friendly welcome greeted us on arrival from Christine and the crew. Rooms were spacious ,clean and well appointed. The dinner in the Wine Street Restaurant was superb ,the wait staff attentive and helpful. The three course meal was a showcase of beautifully cooked and presented NZ food. Both breakfasts were lovely and the wait staff helpful and... More 

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

Dear Colin E Good on you for choosing our Celebration Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package, allowing you to be wined and dined in your own time with delicious food and friendly service! I am just thrilled you enjoyed all the aspects of your stay with us at the County Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back for another... More 

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Amenities

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 Options, Wine Bar
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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: $105 - $197 (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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Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#16 Romantic Hotel in Napier
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