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“Three night stay for Mission Concert”

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Fountain Court Motor Inn Motel
Ranked #20 of 47 Hotels in Napier
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Adelaide, Australia
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111 reviews
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“Three night stay for Mission Concert”
Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Overall it was not too bad a stay as we were there for the Mission concert so we could appreciate that the staff were busy with a full motel.

We shared a two bed unit with family members who stay there every year for the concert. Our feedback as overseas visitors is that the beds are comfortable. There is plenty of space wasted space in the lounge area yet only one small couch for four people to use, tv stuck in far corner of wall, not sure why. We wanted to do our washing on arrival having been on the road but they only allow use of the laundry in the afternoon so we had to drive into the city to find a laundromat. They should consider using the wasted space in the bathroom to install a washIng machine and dryer that would have been ideal. A pity the BBQ is wrecked, as we would have liked to have a BBQ meal given we had good weather. the motel is in an ideal location only one street back from the Esplanade and not too far to walk to town or restaurants, supermarkets. We had a good time though in Napier.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Overall i found upstairs traffic bothering but as a whole, the staff made it a pleasure with their infectious laughter, smiles and great room service. Fantastic area as it's close to town, restaurants and beach. Luckily enough to have beautiful weather too.

  • Stayed February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

This was one of our favourite motels in New Zealand. It is very convenient for walks along the prom and in the town. The facilities were clean,comfortable and modern with a pleasant eating area inside and outside the room so we chose to self cater all our meals. Staff were very friendly. There is also a lovely pool and free wifi which not all motels have. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed here for two nights while touring around the area, from Dec 30 to Jan. 1. The two bedroom unit was great for our family of five, and the location was quite handy to Marine Parade, the main drag of Napier, and the beach. Our first night was fine, but unfortunately, it all went to pieces on New Year's Eve. It seems like a lot of the beach towns in NZ turn into magnets for rowdy party animals, so I suppose we were taking our chances by traveling at this time of the year. (It has been some years since I've lived in NZ.) But the level of noise shocked us. We had the unit right by the road, which was probably the noisiest. From about 11 pm, people yelling up and down the street, car horns, doors slamming, several fights, and worst of all a woman screaming at her partner in the next unit at 3 in the morning. Nobody got much sleep and my kids were scared.

To be fair, the owners were away and another couple were there as caretakers. Being from Auckland, they seemed as surprised as we were by the level of noise all night. They were helpful and obliging and did a good job with the guests. It wasn't their fault. However, while I can recommend this motel at any other time, I would avoid Napier altogether at New Year, unless you hate to sleep.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Lovely big rooms and well equipped kitchen. Very clean. Lovely friendly staff. Great value for money. Will definitely stay again. A short walk to the centre of Napier (10 mins) or the beach (2 mins). It doesn't have beach views (or claim to have) but you can hear the water from the rooms which was lovely and relaxing.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Lovely room - everything you needed was there - very clean
Only a few minutes walk from town centre and about 50m from beach
Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Have stayed here previously and would definitely do so again in future

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

To get that nostalgic feeling of the Formica Period, come here to Formica heaven. Be it in the kitchenette, on the wardrobes and desk or in the bathroom, Formica is king. Why pay to go to a museum when here the nostalgia is included in the price (NZD 115 for a double room), which isn´t too much in my opinion. The microwave oven is also an early classic. For the price, recommendable!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fountain Court Motor Inn Motel
Address: 411 Hastings Street | Hawkes Bay Region, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #20 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fountain Court Motor Inn Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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