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Albatross Motel
Ranked #11 of 46 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 28, 2012

We stayed at Albatross Motel a little over two years ago so when we required accommodation in Napier recently for a family wedding it was an automatic choice for us to stay at Albatross. We were two couples so chose a Unit with a seperate bedroom which was comfortable, clean and well appointed. A bonus was the friendly cat who came to visit both days. Albatross is located in a handy position to Hawkes Bay Airport which was much appreciated when we were meeting a 10.30pm flight. Within an easy walk we found the best fish & chip shop we have come across in a long time.Fish & chips on the nearby Westshore beach on a beautiful summer evening - wonderful. Free Zenbu wifi was much appreciated even though we have a Zenbu account. All in all we happily recommend Albatross Motel as a great place to stay if you require accommodatation in Napier - Helen and Nigel are wonderful helpful and friendly hosts.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2012

Thank you so much for your review and for returning to stay with us a second time. We hope to see you again next time you visit our lovely city.

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Reviewed March 25, 2012

I originally booked for a single bedroom unit and rang to change to a double bedroom unit when our eldest daughter decided to come with us. This was changed without a problem. When we arrived the lady on reception was lovely. The unit was light, bright and well appointed. Having the two bedrooms was great and it was nice that we could all sit around the table to dinner as well. Having a flat rate charge meant no nasty surprises with charges for extras. Happy, happy, happy. Would happily recommend this place to others. The fish and chip shop just around the corner (walking distance) was brilliant too.

Room Tip: The double bedroom units are great if you have kids. Usually the double bed is in the bedroom and t...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2012

We thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is much appreciated. Our aim is to make all our guests feel welcome and to help them wherever we can. glad you enjoyed your stay, and yes, the local fish and chip shop/restaurant is very popular.

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Reviewed March 25, 2012

We were met by the friendly helpful Moterlier Nigel. He imformed us of the local restaurants and how long it would take to walk should we wish to, his information was very helpful and we had a wonderful evening dining on the Quay. The rooms were spotless and cosy, we would recommend this Motel and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2012

Thank you so much for your nice review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We try our very best to make sure our rooms are spotless and hygenic, We believe cleanliness and friendliness to be so important. Nice weather always helps too...

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Reviewed March 25, 2012

The owners of this establishment are great hosts! They were very accommodating when I arrived earlier than planned. Lovely rooms - clean, trendy & very comfortable with all the amenities & utensils being likewise. Close to the city centre & restaurant & bars just down the road. Would highly recommend to everyone without hesitation! Had reviewed previous comments that made them a stand-out No. 1 choice. My expectations were easily met & exceeded! Thanks Helen & Nigel! Hope to stay longer next time.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Thank esthen
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2012

We really appreciate that you took the time to review us, and such a nice one at that.. we would love to see you again next time you visit the bay.

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Reviewed March 21, 2012

Comfortable, clean, easy access to Napier and the Highway, nice owners, nice cat, nice location with nice views and walks nearby. Good TV.

Room Tip: 1st floor has nice views on to the estuary
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2012

Thank you very much for your positive review, it is much appreciated.

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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Stayed recently at the Albatross Motel, had a pleasant stay great hosts. We had a dripping tap overnight which we went to the office about in the morning and while we were out shopping it was quickly fixed with no problems.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2012

Thank you for your review and very glad you enjoyed your stay .Things can stop working properly and we appreciate it when guests let us know so we can fix it. Tap washers seem to be quite a common fix it job.

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Reviewed March 10, 2012

I and my wife had stayed over at this property for 2 nights in March'12.
The Studio Unit we stayed in were spacious and clean. The Hosts were very friendly and approachable. We had requested for a hot plate in our room which was there when we checked-in. The kitchen facilities provided were clean as well.
Contrary to what others might say about this property being noisy, our room was facing the road and i am a light sleeper, still we didn't heard any noises from the roads.
The location is good, 8-10 minutes drive from the city center.

I do want to add that on our 2nd night of stay, We did notice cobwebs and spiders on the walls of our room and bathroom, which we pointed out to the property owners when we were checking out. Saying that, we will not have any hesitation in staying there again.
Highly recommended to anyone travelling to Napier.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2012

We are very glad that enjoyed your stay with us. We apologise for the pesky spiders, they do catch us out sometimes, especially if we haven't been a room for a few days. We do not like to douse our rooms in insecticide so resort to cobwebbing and catching them, then unfortunatley squashing them.

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Address: 56 Meeanee Quay | Westshore, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Napier
#4 Business Hotel in Napier
#6 Family Hotel in Napier
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#11 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#14 Romantic Hotel in Napier
Price Range: $74 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Albatross Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation proud to have scored 9.5/10 on Target TV, Unlimited Free Wifi, Guest Select 50+ TV Channels to choose from, 200m to the beach and overlooking the estuary. Range of room types to suit a variety of requirements and budgets. Refurbished rooms, Swimming pool and spa.You are guaranteed a warm welcome and friendly service at The Albatross. ... more   less 
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