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City Close Motel
Ranked #38 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“neat and quiet units”
Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Units have full kitchen and are fairly spacious. However the bathroom is tiny as, sliding doors are used to separate shower, toilet and kitchen. It has free wifi and parking space. It is walking distance to art deco streets of Napier. It was very quiet at night, you'll definitely get a good night's sleep. Owners are very nice people.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Only stayed one night here, but found the location of the motel was excellent, and the staff were friendly. It was exactly what we wanted and expected from our stay.

The room was pretty clean and although some furniture was a bit outdated, that didn't cause any issues. We impressed with the room service breakfast prices, although we had other plans so didn't order anything. Found the kitchen to be well-equipped and the unit was bigger than we had expected.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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New South Wales
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99 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We inquired at the i-site in Napier about a room for the night with free WiFi. And were booked into a room at City Close. It turned out to be a good location for going into the city center to check out all the beautiful art deco buildings. There is a huge grocery store within walking distance. The room we had, #1, was a two BDRM that could sleep 7 to 8. Well equiped kitchen. The whole place is a step back in time but was clean.
The room was the one next to the road and we found out during the night also right across the rd from a railroad track that ran goods trains to the docks, I assume, ALL night long. It was good value and you can also have a cooked or continental breakfast. All in all, for a spur of the moment booking we were quite happy with every thing. Ken was very nice and helpful.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

unit was crammed very outdated décor we were there over a week and our towels were not serviced daily lucky if it was every three days unit was cold and when we left oil heater going they would come in once we had gne out and turn it off so when we returned unit was like a freezer most unpleasant stay

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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we booked a wrong date accomodation. but the lady there rang around and helped us to find another accomodation during the hot season. very nice people. did not end up living there, but will try to be there next time.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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85 reviews
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We chanced upon City Close Motel purely by accident.

The unit was very clean, tidy, and for a 3 night stay over a long weekend, this worked out well.

It is a 3 star property, basic, but comfortable with TV, stove, microwave, fridge , off street car parking, and laundry facilities. Bedside lamps turned on / off by touching them ( never seen these before). Location could not have been better for walking to all the waterfront, restaurants and shops. It is handy to main entry points from either the South or North and therefore using the Motel as a base.

The staff went way, way, beyond the call of duty to assist us on a number of matters. If only other establishments had similar standards.

We notice little matters when these do not take place, or, when standards slip. City Close could not be faulted.

Would we stay there again? Yes. Our rating of Average is a reflection not of the standards at this place, but rather a comparison with . say, a Motor Lodge, which would have a restaurant , 24 hour room service and a Conference Centre, swimming pool- justifying a higher rating.

Anna and David R
Auckland, NZ

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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139 reviews
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed in a two-bedroom apartment that has definitely seen better days. The furniture dates back to the 1960s/70s and is quite a shock to someone who is younger than that. The standard of cleanliness was ok and the receptionist very friendly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: City Close Motel
Address: 50 Munroe Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
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Ranked #38 of 47 Hotels in Napier
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Hotel Class:3 star — City Close Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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