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Kennedy Park Resort Napier
Ranked #6 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Napier
Reviewed March 5, 2012

Some 17 years ago we stayed at Kennedy Park when I was on transfer from Christchurch to Napier. We were so impressed with the service and cleanliness of the place that we stayed some 6 weeks.

This year we revisited Kennedy Park and stayed for four nights in one of their motel units. It had been carefully maintained by the City Council who own the complex and the standard of service was as good as before.

It is an ideal base to explore Napier from and is particularly suitable for families and those on a tight budget.

During out stay the country experiences a rare "weather bomb" which meant we were confined indoors for a day. Our motel unit was cosy and warm.

If I had one small 'quibble' it would be that many New Zealand motels just vacuum their vinyl and tiled floors; they need to wet mop from time to time as well. Kennedy Park could address this as well.

All in all a great place to stay and value for the money. Napier phtos at http://www.worldlense.com/napier.html.

Room Tip: These are not 5 Star units but a very respectable 3 Star+
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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David A, General Manager at Kennedy Park Resort Napier, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed our facilities and your choice of accommodation. Thank you for returning to stay with us again. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed February 16, 2012

We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom villas which is the top of the range accommodation at the park.

It was modern and clean and well laid out. The unit had air conditioning, flat screen tv's in the lounge and master bedroom, but no oven.

There is a pay laundry, but fortunately a neighbour showed me the free laundry for the use of the villa guests. I think I should have been informed of this by the staff on check in as it wasn't mentioned in the compendium and the price is high enough that I wouldn't expect to pay to do laundry. There was then no where to hang it, so we bought line and strung it up ourselves. Some clothes lines would be good.

The facilities at the camp are great for kids, although in peak season the pool is packed. Standing room only!

Even though we were there at peak time, it was still quiet in the unit.

The price was expensive but we were happy with our stay here.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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David A, General Manager at Kennedy Park Resort Napier, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your choice of accommodation. We do apologise that you were not informed of the free laundry facilities to our guests in the Villas and the Motel Units. We do hope that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed February 14, 2012

The park was ok. but then youd expect it to be for the price. We felt the place felt like staying at a motel. Just concrete everywhere, and crambed in. Was clean and tidy. Over priced

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank lyn w
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David A, General Manager at Kennedy Park Resort Napier, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you felt we were overpriced. We do hope that you still enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed February 14, 2012

we got one of the new apartments and it was gorgeous, clean and well appointed. Really nice park with lots of faciliites, but the pool needs some work it could do with a decent cover and probably a larger pool area etc. Our clothes got stolen off the line which is not the owners fault of course, but a shame.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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David A, General Manager at Kennedy Park Resort Napier, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed you choice of accommodation. We are sorry to hear that your clothes got stolen from the line. We do hope that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed February 11, 2012

We arrived for a one night stay, after staying at a lot of Top 10 parks around NZ while we were travelling around. We usually stayed in the cheapest rooms, but they had none available. The man on reception had the personality of a glass of water - rude, couldn't care less, and kept leaving us to make phone calls and check other guest's bookings!

Once we finally booked a more expensive room than we would have liked, we checked out the facilities. The room itself was not too bad, except for the shower head that burst off the wall and hit one of us. We told reception - did not even get an apology, just a "thanks for letting us know"! When we later drove down to the main strip (not too close), we looked at some lovely beachfront motels, which turned out to be cheaper than the room we'd booked, and much better located.

Avoid this place if you don't have kids - not great for a one night stay. Looked like a nice atmosphere for families staying a while though.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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David A, General Manager at Kennedy Park Resort Napier, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2012

Thank you for reviewing us. We strive to provide you with the best possible service, and when you feel it fails to meet your expectations, it is important for us to know.

We apologise on our staff member’s behalf. Please be reassured that our staff have been advised on the best practice in this situation.

We are known for having a wide range of unit types to suit all budgets and are happy that you found one reasonably suited to your needs. We like to deal with any concerns and/or maintenance issues as soon as possible. We are sorry for this unexpected incident. All staff are advised to ensure the guest is safe and well. We follow Napier City Council policy and complete all necessary Incident and Accident Reports for Health and Safety issues.

We do agree that Napier has plenty of lovely accommodation options. We review our prices yearly. We believe our prices are fair based on the fact that we are not just a motel room but an entire resort for you to enjoy that is only a short walk out of the city centre.

Thank you for suggesting us as a nice atmosphere for families in particular. We have many repeat corporate customers, groups and of course families alike who choose us for our facilities, level of service and location whether it be for one night or one month.

Once again please accept our apologies. Do not hesitate to visit us again should you be passing through as I’m sure you will find us more than accommodating.

The Kennedy Park TOP 10 Resort Team

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Reviewed January 18, 2012

We had a en-suite unit which had four bunks and a king sized bed separately. It was very model and comfortable. The shower was good pressure. Although there was a full set of pots and pans there was only a double cooker on the bench. How it would have handled dinner for 8 is not worth thinking about.

Any nice central location and handy to town.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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David A, General Manager at Kennedy Park Resort Napier, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your choice of accommodation. We do hope that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Thank you for the lovely stay :) We thouroughly enjoy the experience. Great place to start my 1st camping adventure :) see you soon for the art deco weekend feb 2012.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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David A, General Manager at Kennedy Park Resort Napier, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed our facilities with your first camping experience. We do hope that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Address: 11 Storkey Street | Napier 4110, Napier 4110, New Zealand (Formerly Kennedy Park TOP 10 Resort)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Napier
Price Range: $42 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kennedy Park Resort Napier 5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kennedy Park Resort Napier has simply the best selection of accommodation in Hawke’s Bay. Whether you are on a leisurely holiday, organising a large family or special interest group, or are a business seeking accommodation for individuals or a conference - Kennedy Park has something for everyone. We are Hawke’s Bay’s largest holiday park, providing a variety of accommodation deals and a bed to suit every budget.Arrive, take a deep breath and be prepared to relax! There’s no need to rush out to find ways to keep a family entertained – it’s all right here at our place.You’ll find quality New Zealand accommodation to suit your needs and all our on-site facilities to keep your family entertained. If you want to venture out to enjoy all the great Hawke’s Bay activities, our friendly team will point you in the right direction.You don’t stop having fun because you’re getting old; you get old because you stop having fun! So stay young and have some fun with us at Kennedy Park Resort Napier. ... more   less 
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