Recently I acquired a voucher for 2 nights at this place .On arriving I thought something was odd and when I walked in , it Hit Me (the Odour), I proceeded to the Reception area which reminded Me straight away of something out of "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest " and asked the Fellow behind the desk what this place use to be and sure enough it turned out it had been an Old People Hospital / Rest Home . It had an Eerie , Freaky feeling about it . The Manager quickly showed Me about the place , the Communal Kitchen ,with various furnishings blocking doors ??!, took Me upstairs to the Games Room area , that was Eerie and the Big Hallway up there reminded Me of something out of "The Shining" . Then the Room which He said He had upgraded for Us (We were the only "Guests " there ) ,it was very Average .My Partner came in and She was quite shocked but We decided We,d handle it . The heat pump wasn't working properly and when I asked the Female Manager to come and sort it out ,She did begrudgingly ,got it working ,left the room sighing and 5 minutes later it conked out again ,just as it had done for Me . My Partner got annoyed ,went and saw Her and evidently got told there was a heater in the Games Room area .I'm in Our room hearing all this banging around and my partner turns up with a big oil heater She had lugged down stairs which She said had been Scary ! Next day We moved on FAST ! I went to Reception ,same Female there ,told Her We weren't staying another night and She just looked at Me blankly ,didn't say a word .We headed off to a Motel on Marine Parade for another night of Luxury ! A Terrible Experience We had at The Parkside Lodge .Isn't there enough Motels in Napier without this one !But there's More ...?!
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- 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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