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Cnr Clive Square East and Tennyson Street, Napier 4110 New Zealand
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#10 of 46 hotels in Napier
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expressotel is a perfect downtown base for the savvy traveller to enjoy the delights of Art Deco Napier. You're opposite picturesque Clive square in the heart of Napier City, with cafes, restaurants, and plenty of fun stuff to do right on your door step. expressotel offers 45 spacious, well presented and functional hotel rooms, including 42 studios (3 mobility-accessible), 2 one bedroom suites, and a new stylish one bedroom apartment. All hotel rooms include Free-view TV and WIFI/Ultra-fast broadband, free tea and coffee. Limited free parking is provided on site and other parking options are close by. Secure bike storage is available should you wish to bring your bikes to enjoy the cycle trails. Portofino Restaurant is located adjacent to reception on the ground floor and offers delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. expressotel is part of the Art Deco Masonic group which includes iconic Art Deco Masonic Hotel, Emporium Eatery & Bar and The Rose Irish Bar.
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Free parking
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Bicycle rental
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Russian
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Robin S wrote a review Sep 2020
Masterton, New Zealand202 contributions94 helpful votes
This is a very clean and comfortable hotel well situated close to main shopping area and within walking distance to the beach. We arrived a little early but Trina (housekeeper) let us in. Bless her as she was most helpful and accommodating. A real asset to the hotel. The restaurant has a good menu and the food was excellent. Restaurant staff were friendly and efficient. There was a little bit of noise early in the evening which didn't really worry us but the bed was a little too soft for our liking. Thank you for a most pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Rob Poole, Owner at expressotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We really appreciate your feedback. Trina will be really pleased to know you found her helpful. We hope to welcome you back sometime.
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Foodie20 wrote a review Aug 2020
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Staff very helpful on arrival, free parking was great, room was spacious and very clean and comfy bed. Good wifi and great location with walking distance to all the shows and the sea. Overall very pleasant stay, thank you!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Rob Poole, Owner at expressotel
Responded Aug 22, 2020
Delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for supporting us and your kind words. Will share with the team. We hope to see you again sometime.
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Carrie J wrote a review Mar 2020
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The hotel is located close to the main restaurant and shops which is convenient. However, it is situated on a very noisy traffic street - I had to wear ear plugs to drown out the traffic noise. Also across the street is a park that occassionally has an event that may include music well into the evening that you may or may not like. The rooms are spacious and clean. However, the AC does not work and the hotel does not have maintenance on staff to fix an issue. My room was hot and when I reported the problem, I was assured they could somehow reset the system to fix it but nothing was done and the hotel did not offer any kind of compensation. Cannot recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
PeterN1999 wrote a review Feb 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand54 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed two nights here, a few blocks from the waterfront but easily accessed. Very quirky decor but has everything you need. Very clean and well presented. Bed way too soft for our taste. Front check in lady was not very helpful, flustered because there were three lots of people in quick succession, did not give good information. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Better rooms face the square.
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Response from Napierhotels, General Manager at expressotel
Responded Jun 27, 2020
Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We have noted your comments regarding the bed and our receptionist, which were helpful thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Susie_Stevie wrote a review Feb 2020
Horsham, United Kingdom192 contributions86 helpful votes
We were not quite sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. Great value for money and a neat clean hotel. Reception were helpful and friendly, the hotel was centrally located yet quiet and the room was neat, clean and comfortable. Small car park allocated on a first come first serve basis. Even had an excellent Italian restaurant attached to it. Would recommend for a short stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Napierhotels, General Manager at expressotel
Responded Feb 16, 2020
Dear Susie_Steve Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us at the Expressotel and we are delighted to note that you enjoyed your stay. We are well located and just down the road from the hotel we have our other hotel The Art Deco Masonic which has the Emporium Eatery & Bar or Rose bar & Eatery for house guest to enjoy. Many thanks for the recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Rob Poole & the expressotel team
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Frequently Asked Questions about expressotel
Which popular attractions are close to expressotel?
Nearby attractions include Hawke's Bay Trails (0.3 miles), Sunken Gardens (0.3 miles), and MTG Hawke's Bay (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at expressotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at expressotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at expressotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at expressotel?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to expressotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bollywood Stars Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Rasoi Cuisine of India, and Faith Hope Love Malaysian Eatery.
Is expressotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Napier.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at expressotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to expressotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Napier Cemetery (0.6 miles).
Is expressotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.