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Harbour View Lodge
Ranked #21 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great place for a holiday”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Fantastic views at this Motel. We had a downstairs 2 bedroom apartment which opened out onto the grass immediately outside. It had a good table and chairs. Within 50m we were on the boardwalk and down to the sea edge. Only 5 mins walk and you were at the local resturants/bars/shops. Could walk down to the marina in 5 mins and go fishing or just watch the boats going in and out. Very quiet even though you were in a very busy area. Really felt like you were on holiday. Would return and recommed to others to stay awhile there.

Room Tip: Even though there was no resturant there were plenty within walking distance
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

The Harbour View Motel is out of town it's too far to walk either of the possible routes into Napier we did both, not scenic and too far. It's also probably too far to walk to the old fishing village of Ahuriri. However there is a pretty good restaurant almost in the grounds, East Pier. The room bedroom/kitchen/sitting is a reasonable size and both modern and clean. The bathroom is a good size with a spa bath. We had a terrace with excellent views across the bay which was enjoyable but is not private.

The kitchen is pretty modern and well equipped apart from the fact it has not got any hot plates for cooking so the microwave is only the option if eating in and preparing something hot yourself.

The receptionist was very friendly and helpful. Some free WIFI too.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Wellington, new Zealand
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

This motel was an excellent choice. Great location. It is just a 30 second walk over the grass to the beach. Lots of cafés and restaurants within walking distance plus a great playground nearby for the kids. We had an upstairs room so it was lovely sitting on our balcony watching the sunsets. The room was large and clean. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Comfy beds so we had restful sleeps. Lots of off street parking. Excellent value for money. We had a fantastic stay and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

The motel is ideally situated right across the road from the beach, which was wonderful for leisurely strolls. Eating out was easy, as there are restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. The rooms and large and comfy, and had great views of the ocean from our balcony. In all, we had a really relaxing stay and found the motel really good value.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

I stayed at this motel during my trip to N.Z. I enjoyed the ocean frontage and the short walk to the beach for swimming. The staff were very helpful and friendly - arranging a bike hire for me was just one of services available. The room was bright and clean with just perfect views across the ocean. It was definitely an accomodation highlight for me on my recent holiday.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have a slightly better view
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Brisbane
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

On our 3 week holiday around the North Island we spent one night in an upstairs studio and wished we could have stayed longer. The studio was a little dated but was large, clean and comfortable with a great balcony to take in the view, which was one the best we experienced on our trip. The property is right on the seafront and has great seafront walks and no road noise. A range of eateries are within walking distance, so there is no need to drive. Napier CBD is only a short drive away but close enough to walk to. Checkin and checkout was efficient and friendly.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bribie Island
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We stayed at this motel in a studio unit for 5 nights.
There is nothing more to add to the previous reviews. There are great bars and restaurants within walking distance as is the city of Napier. The room was spacious, very clean and incredible value for money considering the location right on the foreshore. The staff were friendly and we would stay there again.

Room Tip: rooms on the 1st floor have their own balcony.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Harbour View Lodge
Address: 60 Nelson Quay | Ahuriri, Napier 4144, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harbour View Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harbour View Lodge Napier's only motel accommodation on the beach Welcome to Harbour View Lodge, Napier's only Motel Lodge on the beach. Located in the popular suburb of Ahuriri, you will find yourself relaxing in your room while looking out over the Pacific Ocean. Harbour View Lodge offers 32 spacious units all with full sea views. Napier city centre and the Airport are both an easy 5 minute drive away. Easy access to the boardwalk and beach directly from your unit. Whether you are a corporate traveller looking for some relaxation or a family looking for outdoor adventure, Harbour View Lodge is the perfect place to stay while visiting Hawke's Bay. ... more   less 
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