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The Nautilus

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Chelmsford Essex
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were booked in quickly by friendly people. We were given an upstairs suite for 2 of us. It was fantastic with big rooms and a lovely balcony overlooking the sea. I loved the wooden furniture in the Art Deco style. We ate here and the food was good. It is a short walk to the town, but a really...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome spot, just across the road from beach and handy to the aquarium. The most comfy beds and pillows. Rooms are immaculate. Staff were helpful and friendly, I would definitely recommend a stay here!

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Leland, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large, clean rooms right on the Napier waterfront, easy to find, easy to access. Comfortable room with small kitchenette. Extremely slow wifi, can't download anything. That is the only criticism. Parking on site looks like it could be a problem on busy weekends. On site restaurant had good breakfasts.

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NT, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Nautilius Motor Inn in Napier for two nights. Got a great Sunday internet deal for $109 per night for the first night. Very comfy room with modern furnishings and a large generous room with a balcony with sea views (see photo). It also had a small kitchenette with all the necessary cooking facilities. Enjoyed it so much...

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Thank TanyaLSNT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nautilus had easy check in and was located conveniently on Marine Parade. Room was spacious and clean and supplied with everything you would need. Room service was delicious and quick even though a function was on. Only negative was not enough parking onsite for the number of units.. Thank you for your amazing hospitality.

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and the family stayed here for a night away from home. We found the place nice a relaxing. Although the it had air conditioning the room where the kids stayed didn't and it was a hot night! Other than that I can't really fault much else. Would stay here again

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room is big with a great view of the beach. But it is getting a bit tired and needs some TLC. The varnish on the table tops is long gone and the cleaning over the days we stayed was not the best. Surfaces were not wiped down and vacuuming not done. It's not cheap so would expect more.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms are nice and overlook the beach. Excellent beds, very comfortable. Cleanliness was below average, the skirting boards were caked in dust, also the glass in the bathroom had someone else lipstick on it. The shower was useless, like standing under a hose as it was not able to be adjusted. When manager was advised about these he didn't seem...

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2Thank celine805
Auckland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, opposite the beach on Marine Parade Walking distance to centre of town. Room was fantastic, spacious and everything you needed. Comfortable beds, very clean. Breakfast, continental for $15,very well priced but was average, bowl of yoghurt & the fresh fruit salad was warm and could have been sat in ice to keep cool.

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Woolooware
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a road trip with a girlfriend just 2 weeks ago and didn't have accommodation booked when we arrived in Napier. We were getting concerned when we saw NO VACANCY after NO VACANCY sign but were so relieved when we saw the Vacancy sign at Nautilus. Last room left which, lucky for us, was in the corner of the building...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Nautilus Restaurant
The Nautilus Restaurant
Cuisines: International, European, Contemporary, New Zealand
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Nautilus Napier, New Zealand. The Nautilus is a sophisticated, Art Deco-inspired waterfront accommodation, designed for the discerning traveller. The Nautilus offers self-contained executive studios and suites, one bedroom apartments and premium suites, and a fully-licensed restaurant and bar. All 41 luxurious rooms offer stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, gorgeous double spa baths, private balconies and decor, furnishings and fittings with a contemporary twist on Napier's 1930's Art Deco theme. Designed for privacy and comfort, The Nautilus Napier is a world away from a traditional hotel. The apartments are spacious and beautifully decorated, offering the perfect choice for corporate travellers, couples searching for romance or those attending one of the many exciting events, concerts and festivals held here in vibrant Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Nautilus

Address: 387 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $154 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Nautilus 5*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
The Nautilus Hotel Napier
Nautilus Hotel Napier
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#5 Business Hotel in Napier
#6 Luxury Hotel in Napier
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“First floor to get the views.”
 of 5 bubbles theoldone, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the beach”
 of 5 bubbles celine805, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites (I believe) are the biggest.”
 of 5 bubbles patricialA304ZV, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for first floor for views and a balcony to the sea front”
 of 5 bubbles 899salp, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for rooms on upper floors to reduce traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles HIK, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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