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At the Rocks Motor Lodge
Ranked #29 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Very pleasant stay...”
Reviewed November 22, 2010

Recently we had to be in Napier and discovered this very pleasant motel. It was a pleasant stay in nice and clean rooms. Friendly reception service. Great outlook over the estuary. Nice for a morning walk. Not very close to the city centre but close to the beach. Good location in relation to the airport.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

Great motel, nice and clean, well appointed. will be my first choice for Napier from now on.
Quiet too, would have liked to stay a bit longer.
I don't usually sleep well in hotels but this was the exception, internet connection was also good in my room.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

This is great accomodation. The rooms are lovely with everything you need and the staff are incredibly professional and attentive. The pricing is spot on, great value. Especially when you are on holidays with your famiy and everyone wants to stick you for extra. It is slightly out of town but we had a car so it was no issue.
I would stay here next time we are in Napier without hesitation.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Perth
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Reviewed September 15, 2010

I Used trip advisor to plan a road trip around NZ, the "Rocks" lived up to its reviews.
We arrived on a cold and windy August day to find our room allready heated, a great start.
The owners had upgraded us to an Executive suite from the King studio we had booked,two flat sreen tvs a lovely big spa bath to soak in and a great room service meal meal from the Estuary Restaurant next door, we decided to stay a second night.
This was our first trip to Napierand we did a wine tour which Dave and Jan the hosts recommendedn , we loved the Mission and had dinner there the second night. We also did a Art Deco tour.which was very imformative.
We will be back to Napier we did not have enough time to fit it all in and will definitely stay at the "Rocks"

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 6, 2010

Friendly reception - Rooms were spotless. The rack rate is affordable and extremely good value. I would recommend this establishment to everyone. Very comfortable. The douyble spa bath was an added bonus. Quiet location and close to town centre.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 29, 2010

I regularly visit Napier and have stayed at 'The Rocks' many times over the past five years. This rates for me as one of the best motels you will find anywhere in NZ! (I use many, many motels & hotels around NZ). The service is always friendly and accommodating (they even turn the heaters on before I get to my unit at the end of a hard working day!). The complementary beer/wine/daily newspaper is always welcome at the start of my stay and during my visit and the hospitality of hosts David and Jan are consistently good and really couldn't be better. They are always available to help if needed or they check in to make sure things are okay during the stay. The rooms are very clean with linen always fresh each day, spacious, beds excellent, have large baths/spas in each room, a courtyard at the back, and a real treat is having the large flat screen TV is a real treat when I am away from home. The free internet use is a bonus as well. The motel is very well located near the beach at Ahuriri and is close to restaurants and cafe's and a short trip to Napier shopping area.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Vail, Colorado
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Reviewed June 18, 2010

What a great find in Napier. Close to the beach and airport, it couldn't be more convenient. Lovely design and special touches like spa bathrooms & the great care taken by proprietors Jan and Dave make this a real treasure. With great attentions to detail not often found in a motor lodge, the place is spotless as well as comfortable.
I stayed here on my way to play Golf at Cape Kidnappers and was very impressed indeed.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
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Property: At the Rocks Motor Lodge
Address: 27 Meeanee Quay, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — At the Rocks Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious Qualmark 4 plus star motel featuring modern deluxe studio, executive and family rooms with relaxing spa baths, romantic clawfoot baths and private gym. Situated adjacent to Ahuriri Estuary and close to Napier's West Quay with wonderful waterfront dining, bars and cafe's, and still only 5 minutes from Napier City Centre and Airport. We are only 80 metres from a safe swimming beach. ... more   less 
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