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“Nice motel along the ocean”
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Motel de la Mer
Ranked #21 of 46 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 18, 2011

This is a nice place for a short stay in Napier. The motel is located across the street and athere is a playground between the road and the beach walk. So the "ocean view" is from some distance, and you will need to book the superior rooms on 1st or 2nd floor to get the view. Room we had (2 bedrooms suite) was nicely furnished, extrelemey spacious and very clean. Friendly staff. Parking somewhat cramped. Within a walking distance from historical art deco district and a few restaurants .

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

After a long week of driving we found this place as you go into Napier from the South side right on Marine Paraade just accross from the sea.
I place my opinion on my first impressions normally or within 20 secs of meeting people.
The staff were extremely warm welcoming, friendly and helpful. We stayed in Rm 8 on the second floor, the room was immaculate,spacious well laid out and very comfortable. There is a mini bar with refreshments if you need them, the charges are reasonable. There is a spa bath in the room which was a pleasant surprise. The bed was soooo comfortable and the linen/towels etc clean and of good quality.
It also has free internet for first hour, which I didnt use alot of apart from checking a few emails, the connection was easy and fast
We were too tired to eat out and had takeaways from one of the many places close by you can choose from, super market few minutes away for a bottle of wine!
Although we were just passing through and stayed 1 night only I would definately recommend and stay here again

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

Enjoyed staying here - given the review we saw on trip advisor, I have to say it didn't live up to its excellent reputation. But despite this it was still very good and would recommend it.
They clearly have a few issues with their cleaning staff that they were very apologetic about - dirty bathrobes and a broken/empty shower gel dispenser.

The things that did disappoint us were that we were assured that we would get replacement bathrobes, although the next day told we wouldn't as they were at the drycleaners!!
Also, the website we booked on told us that we would get free wifi - which was very important to us as I had alot of study to do, again didnt prove true as only the first hour was free!

Given that we had paid for the best room, the penthouse, I dont think it was unreasonable to expect the best!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

Large and comfortable room--Room 6 on the ground floor. The room was immaculate and had a great bed. Spa tub right in the room was really a treat. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The beach was just across Marine Parade. The Art Deco center of town was just a short walk away. Kitchenette had everything you'd need. Free WiFi in the room worked great. Nice and quiet even though it is on a potentially busy road.

Room Tip: Upper level rooms would have a view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

We stayed at the Motel de la Mer last week. The location, accommodation and the friendliness of the owners was great. We had room 9 and can't fault it is any way at all, enjoyed a few glasses of the local wine on one of the two balconies in the evening, just perfect. The room had a spa bath as well as a separate bathroom. The standard was very good, spacious, modern and well equipped.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

modern motel with views of the sea. couldnt really pick holes in this place. We had a room with double spa bath in the main bedroom as well as a separate shower room

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

I recently stayed at the Motel de la Mer in Napier. Its location is superb, it is an easy walk to town center. The room was very spacious and very modern and nice and cosy. Our room was fully equipped with kitchen and everything you need. There is a large jacuzzi in the room which we didn't use. Extremely friendly owner. So to sum it up: terrificplace to stay, I would definitly come back.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Motel de la Mer

Address: 321 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#19 Luxury Hotel in Napier
Price Range: $103 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Motel de la Mer 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel de la Mer looks forward to welcoming our customers having established ourselves as a favourite with business travellers and discerning holidaymakers, who relish luxury, and a genuine, hospital experience. Our stunning oceanfront location complemented by our spacious motel apartment suite accommodation is lavishly appointed with tasteful interior décor. Each of our suites has a luxurious, relaxed atmosphere and facilities to match. Spoiled for choice: Executive Studio, Deluxe Executive Suites with large in-room fresh water private spa's and Executive One Bedroom Suites (no spa), and Deluxe Penthouse Apartments with large fresh water in-room spas and spectacular views. Situated close to Napier's C.B.D, a variety of top class restaurants, cafe's, boutique shopping and a selection of activities with the oceanfront and promenade at your door. "McLean Park" is just a 12-15 minute stroll. A "Fabulous Sporting Arena" where all our "Major Rugby and Cricket" events are hosted!. Motel de la Mer has now achieved the TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence Award" for the fifth year running, and a place in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. This is all the more reason to come explore and experience Napier and the Hawkes Bay Region and our friendly hospitality at Motel de la Mer. Motel de la Mer - quality, superior, oceanfront suite accommodation - Relax with us in Napier, Hawkes Bay, where "Art Deco" lives on. ... more   less 
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