We stayed here just one night on our way from Taupo to Martinborough. Check-in was a bit disappointing in that our room was not ready (OK, it was 2:45pm and check-in was at 3:00pm, but still). They offered us a free drink in the small bar, but we decided to go into Napier (the Crown Hotel is just north of Napier, but its walkable). When we came back to check-in the room was ready, but now we were just offered a 2 for 1 drink. Hmm, kinda cheap. Then, when we went down to have the drink, they told us the bar was closed for a private function for an hour. Nice.
The room itself (Heritage Suite - the one in their pictures) was very nicely appointed, with a large bath with a spa tub and separate shower, and a very comfy bed. Unfortunately the view was just of the back street. The modern suites in the new building have the views.
Overall it was a decent place for the night, but we found it was a bit pricey for what you get - which is basically a nice room. Since the West Quay is so close, we walked over to Caution for dinner and it was AMAZING. So, maybe it was OK that we stayed here and not direcly in Napier.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri. The Crown Hotel Napier is located on the waterfront amongst boutique shops, cafes and restaurants and only a short drive to the award winning vineyards of the Hawkes Bay. The hotel offers 42 guestrooms and suites including 2 and 3 bedroom luxury apartments. Choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown Hotel building or the contemporary designed rooms overlooking the ocean. The Crown Hotel offers the ultimate combination of classic opulence and history to modern luxury and design. Offering full conference facilities, complimentary undercover carparking, daily newspaper, guest laundry, fitness centre, outdoor courtyard with fireplace, 2 bars and Milk & Honey Restaurant...relax and indulge at a boutique hotel with timeless charm and genuine personalised service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crown Hotel Napier