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“Great stay, spotless and very family friendly” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Albatross Motel
Ranked #12 of 48 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Great stay, spotless and very family friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Thanks so much for a great stay - 5 nights in two studio units with our family of five. Hosts were very hospitable and friendly. They made every effort to make us comfortable and every extra need was tended to. Whilst the kitchen is small, we had everything we needed to make family meals and I feel confident that we could have asked for anything extra we may have needed.
It was fantastic to see competely new linens (including cover blankets and matress covers) being applied to rooms that were being made up for new guests.
Would definately reccommend and stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Kate D
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with your other team members and thank you for posting a review for us. We always like to give good service to our guests and always prepared to go the extra mile to meet their needs, where possible.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

My Son and I stayed here for 3 nights in a studio unit, part of a large group who were attending a sports competition and had booked out most of the rooms in the motel. The hosts were extremely helpful and went out of their way to help where possible including a late check out due to our afternoon flight. The room was absolutely spotless, and the facilities including the small pool and spa were good. Excellent value, highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Kiwipoms
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you very much for posting your review, we really appreciate the time you took to do so. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and no problem with the late check out. We aim to help where possible when guests have need to fit in with flights etc.
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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Our unit was very comfortable, clean and spacious. Great location with Arahuri's eateries and shopping not far away and easy drive to the CBD. Close to beach. The hosts were very welcoming and loved the little touch of 'Welcome' shaped into the throw on the bed. We will definitely go back. Great value for money.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lani H
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank you very much for reviewing us so positively. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay in our lovely city.
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Paeroa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Excellent hosts - Nigel made sure our every need was catered for in advance. The Albatross is handily placed on the way into the city (North), very comfortable, there are a number of restaurants handy, without being in the city centre. We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank John D
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
We really appreciate you taking the time to review our motel and we are so pleased that you enjoyed our hospitality. thank you for staying with us.
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Marton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

VERY comfortable beds, literally every little detail paid attention to in the unit. Great shower, very comfortable chairs, huge range of channels on TV, everything yopu could possibly need in the kitchen including recycling rubbish. Very clean and tidy. Would highly recommend.

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Thank James A
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
thank you so much for your great review. It makes us very happy when our guests are too. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

We booked through Grab One, the hosts were friendly and helpful.& accommodating. The room was clean and had everything we required, comfy bed. Great location near walkways and great eating places. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and definitely would stay again. Loved our whole trip to Napier very friendly people and awesome food. Cheers

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jeanne M
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you for reviewing us and pleased you had a nice stay in our lovely city.
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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We were absolutely thrilled with the "house" that we had at the Albatross. We were offered a selection of several units and chose an upstairs (yes, a little more awkward) house because of the comfort, and because of the space it offered. We slept like logs and awoke refreshed and ready for the days ahead. The manager could not have been more helpful. We loved the place.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank John M
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us , if you were happy, then we are happy, so thank you again for staying with us.
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Additional Information about Albatross Motel

Property: Albatross Motel
Address: 56 Meeanee Quay | Westshore, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#15 Romantic Hotel in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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