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“Nice safe comfortable lodge” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Parkside Lodge
Ranked #2 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice safe comfortable lodge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

On my recent trip to watch the cricket ODI I had the pleasure of staying at parkside lodge. The atmosphere was nice and on commenting to the hostess about the obvious previous usage of the building she said they have made their best attempt to make it more homely, but there is only so much they could have done to hide the hospital type layout. The communal facilities are fantastic, with a full kitchen which was well used and games / tv room with full sky access a great place to meet other travelers from all over the world. I was surprised to have free wifi as most lodges don't offer this. The hosts were more than helpful with any request and the quiet location was appreciated for a post cricket loss sleepin. Thanks for a great stay, see you next time I'm in Napier.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had a great stay at Parkside Lodge. The staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, and the lodge itself was perfect. The old records playing and the fresh baking were such a lovely touch and we actually found the location perfect. As lovely as Napier is, it is better to be slightly further away where you are closer to the wineries and other Hawke's Bay attractions. We also made great use of the BBQ area and games room with my family. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We found Parkside Lodge ticked all the boxes for our stay in Hawks Bay. It was so convenient for exploring the wineries in the area and close to the town centre. Everything was very clean and cosy, just like staying at a friends place. Fresh cut flowers beside your bed & home made baked cookies in the communal kitchen daily made us feel very at home. The service is welcoming & genuine (and they give you great tips on places to eat & visit around the area). We really enjoyed our stay & would definately recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Parkside_Lodge, General Manager at Parkside Lodge, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Poppettravel,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you had a pleasant time with us as well as exploring Hawke's Bay. It's especially nice to hear that your enjoyed the personalised touches provided at the lodge.
We hope to welcome you back to Parkside Lodge in the future.
Sateesh & Prue
General Managers
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Ireland
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120 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

A Grabone deal led me here over the New Year's Holidays. Once I got over the feeling of being in a nursing home I really started to enjoy my stay. Quirky touches have helped to make it feel less like it's former purpose and the rooms are clean and comfortable. As it was over the busy period we had to park out on the road both nights but had no issues with this. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Just a short drive from Napier and a good location to explore the local area. Definitely need a car to stay here though as it isn't walking distance to the city/restaurants/attractions. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Prue K, General Manager at Parkside Lodge, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear splodge, thanks for the positive review and we certainly hope we can entice you back for another visit. We do have alternative parking available to avoid parking on the street and we make efforts to point this out during busy period. Sorry we missed advising you this time around but we will be happy to show you next time. Regarding the building's former use, I guess most buildings have a history. Churches are converted to restaurants, bookshops into cafes, and then there's us. The former use of this building provided a perfect canvas for clean, fire-safe, and spacious accommodation at affordable rates. We've enjoyed adding the homely touches with vintage stereos, recycled furniture, bird artwork, and nostalgic items and we are even more pleased our guests appreciate it too.
Sateesh & Prue Krishnayya
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Malaga, Spain
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99 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We have just had a very pleasant 3-night stay at Parkside Lodge. Yes, it is a little different from the normal run-of-the-mill place, but that's all part of the fun - and the price was exceptional!

We found the manager, Sateesh, to be very friendly and he suggested various places in the local area we might like to visit. Lucky for us we arrived over the weekend, as Prue's home-baked banana bread was on offer to anyone visiting the communal kitchen, as were fresh herbs, picked straight from the garden.

This young couple are doing an excellent job as our room was spotless, the bed was comfy, towels were changed daily and toiletries replenished.

There is a washing machine for guest use, and a room upstairs to play table tennis or exchange a book. We had access to super-fast broadband internet too during our stay, without restriction.

I love all the retro items throughout the building - it was nice to see the record player and old typewriter in the reception area.

I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again when I return to the Napier area. Well done Parkside Lodge!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MCB21
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Prue K, General Manager at Parkside Lodge, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear folks, we really appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely and personalised review. It is nice to see the efforts we make are noticed and appreciated and it was our sincere pleasure to have you both stay with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand.
Sateesh & Prue Krishnayya
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NZ
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Stayed for a couple of nights. Comfortable bed and the room was spotless. It is different from other motels as there is no tea/coffee making facilities inside the room, but there is a fully equipped communal kitchen/diniing room. It provides a place to chat with other guests (if one wants to). The kitchen did get used by guests during our stay, but it was surprisingly clean. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The hot water upstairs can do with slightly higher temperature..Also a couple of hooks in the bathroom would be handy.

In the past, we would stay in the city centre and had to either pay $20 for a reserved park or get up early to move the car or feed the meter (even on a Saturday morning). Parking is not an issue here and it only takes 10 minutes to go to the city.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank huhugrub
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Prue K, General Manager at Parkside Lodge, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Mr/Mrs. Grub,
We appreciate your feedback and kind words. You will be pleased to know as part of our continuous efforts to make Parkside Lodge the best place in Napier to stay for unbeatable value and the finest service, we have since upgraded all rooms to include and tea and coffee making facilities. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Sateesh & Prue Krishnayya
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Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

After travelling around the country for more than a month, I needed to stay somewhere to have a rest from the journey. I stayed two nights in the Parkside Lodge. The manager Sateesh was very friendly and helpful. He showed me all the facilities right upon check-in so I would feel comfortable and even offered me help with the luggage. The room was clean and very cosy. I did not feel like in a hotel, I felt more like being a guest at somebodys home which was a wonderful feeling when you travel around a lot. There is a nice kitchen and good washing facilities. I highly recommend the Parkside Lodge and will happily return on my next trip to Napier.
Thank you for the great service!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FrouOman
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Prue K, General Manager at Parkside Lodge, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
FrouOman.

Dear Ms.Oman, thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you with us for a couple of nights. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip.

Sateesh and Prue Krishnayya
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Property: Parkside Lodge
Address: 82 Tait Drive | Greenmeadows, Napier 4112, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Parkside Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Parkside Lodge is an affordable and peaceful 21 room lodge within easy reach of the Napier city centre, and a convenient distance from Hawke's Bay's most renowned tourist attractions. Famous wineries Church Road and The Mission are within a three minute drive, and a bus service is located right outside the property for transport to Napier, Taradale, Pettigrew Arena, the EIT, Hastings, and the Hawke's Bay Hospital. Nestled in the scenic tranquillity of Greenmeadows, we are located opposite 3 hectares of diverse parklands, and a short walk away from the Greenmeadows shops, cafes, restaurants, bakery, and supermarket. Hawke's Bay's diverse and panoramic cycle trails are within 1.5 Km and we have secure, undercover storage as well as bike hire for those in need. Our cosy air-conditioned rooms are perfect for wedding groups, sports teams, travelling business professionals, and holiday-makers seeking a peaceful retreat. Let our internationally experienced hospitality team treat you to a warm welcome and memorable stay. Contact us directly for corporate, group or long stay rates and ask about our loyalty card too! Lodge FeaturesFree Wi Fi InternetKitchen and Laundry FacilitiesOn Site Car ParkingGames RoomLibraryBBQ FacilitiesPetanque CourtCourtyard Rooms AvailableDVD Players AvailableNearby AttractionsAnderson ParkMission EstateChurch Road WineryPettigrew Sports ArenaPark Island Recreational AreaGreenmeadows ShopsTaradale ShopsNapier City Centre (7 minute drive) ... more   less 
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