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Fairley Motor Lodge
Ranked #10 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Oklahoma City, OK
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52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great hosts and a great hotel too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

Hugh and Jan were great hosts. The hotel is very well kept on the outskirts of town which we found a bonus. It is very close to the water and the estuary where you can go on a great hike. The rooms were very well kept and the beds were comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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janewestshore, Owner at Fairley Motor Lodge, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
We enjoy everyone that comes to stay at Fairley!
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Great hosts and a really clean and well presented room. We are sensitive to cleaning products so are grateful when we find a place that is aware of these things when cleaning. It's also nice to have a full range of t.b channels for viewing.Thanks guys.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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janewestshore, Owner at Fairley Motor Lodge, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Thank you for your review and your wonderful choice! We hope to see you again!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

This single storey motel is located a short drive from the hub of Napier. However, the advantages are: being very close to the sea-2 minute walk & you can hear it which is very soothing & it is only a 10 minute walk to the marina area where there are lots of lovely restaurants & bars. Though there is a main road close by, the accommodation was very quiet & peaceful.
We had unit 9 which was more like an apartment with separate kitchen/dining/sitting room, one bedroom & luxury spa bathroom. It was beautifully furnished, comfortable & clean.
There is plenty of parking, laundry facilities available & only a short distance to a supermarket.
Free wifi was generously provided.
The host Hugh was delightful & we could have spent all day chatting to him.
Highly recommended & would gladly stay here again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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janewestshore, Owner at Fairley Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for your trip advisor review.Hugh and I are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we would like to see you back again. Hugh may have said that we have now been at Fairley for just over 10 years. We have high standards, and enjoy interacting with our guests and ensuring that they enjoy their stay here, and in Hawkes Bay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had arrived late after being on the road all day with walks to waterfalls en route so were glad to randomly select such a nice place to stay the night. We found it really clean, spacious, particularly the bathroom and the bed very comfortable.Unfortunately didn't have time to use the spa bath due to our late arrival and need to promptly find somewhere to dine out. Our host suggested the closeby Estuary Restaurant which had wonderful food, knowledgeable and friendly service. Despite being so close to the main trucking route, the unit was surprisingly quiet. A good night's sleep was needed and had. Thanks.

Room Tip: Choose room further away from main highway as heavy trucks travel along here 24/7
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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janewestshore, Owner at Fairley Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
We are glad to enjoyed your stay. All of our units are concrete lined so are very quiet and comfortable. The Estuary restaurant just 50 metres down the road is an excellent restaurant as you found.They even will deliver an a la carte meal to your unit in the motel. We hope to see you again
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed in Napier for one night and wished we had stayed for longer! We were warmly greeted by the hosts Hugh and Jane who made us feel so welcome. Our room was spacious, clean and very well appointed. Jane was only too happy to tell us what to see and do in Napier and I would recommend walking around the Art Deco buildings in the city centre at Napier. We had dinner in the Blue Whale on the harbour front and although the place was busy we were seated and served delicious food in no time.
Napier is a must see place in NZ and I would highly recommend a stay at the Fairley.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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janewestshore, Owner at Fairley Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thank you for reviewing our wonderful location . I know we live in a special place where within minutes I can be walking through the estuary,walking along a beach or then walking over to Ahuriri with its restaurants,art galleries and boutique shops.I agree with you that Hawkes Bay is a stunning place
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

This motel is well priced, very clean and spacious and the owners are pleasant and helpful. We recommend it if you have a car for the short journey to lovely Napier or surrounds. The end room has a particularly comfortable bed along with a verandah looking towards the sea.

Room Tip: Some rooms have private if somewhat spartan courtyards. The end unit has a verandah looking towards...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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janewestshore, Owner at Fairley Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thank you for your review. Our units are very spacious and we are pleased you enjoyed them
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

Wonderful owners, very helpful. Large dedicated parking spaces with glass front units with privacy curtains. Unit was sparkling clean with a nice kitchenette. No air conditioning, but was near the harbor and had a nice breeze with the windows open, a cooler type fan and heater were provided. Short walk to a nice restaurant. Very convenient to drive to town. Great value on a weekend with a major town concert event.

Room Tip: They're all off the highway, nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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janewestshore, Owner at Fairley Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thank you for staying at Fairley & your nice review All of our executive units have air conditioning but we usually find with a coastal breeze it is not required
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Property: Fairley Motor Lodge
Address: 1 Tareha St (off Meeanee Quay) | Westshore, Napier 4110, New Zealand (Formerly Best Western Fairley Motor Lodge)
Phone Number:
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fairley Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy true Kiwi hospitality & exceptional comfort (Qualmark 4 star plus) at Fairley Motor Lodge. Superb location, just minutes from Napier's vibrant city centre, across from the harbour village of Ahuriri with restaurants, galleries, Art Deco, sailing, Westshore Beach & Ahuriri Wildlife Estuary giving endless options at your doorstep. Your hosts Hugh and Jane have extensive local knowledge and offer personal service to guests. Fairley offers spacious motel accommodation, most units with a double spa bath, cooking facilities, 32in Sky TV, private courtyards or patio areas. Queen and super king beds. One and two bedroom units have two TVs. Air-conditioning in all units. High quality triple sheeting bed linen and superb selection of teas & coffee. Newspaper and late checkout available on request. Free WIFI and free parking at you door. ... more   less 
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