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The Nautilus

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Reviewed 20 January 2015

We stayed here over Summer 2014/15. We found our room to be very generous in space and really enjoyed the location. Right on marine parade amongst restaurants, the beach and other attractions. well worth staying here, price was really reasonable as their was 4 adults and 1 child. The only thing was that the patio fencing didnt have a gate...

2Thank rachel_Stu
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased that your stay was pleasurable and you found our facilities to be spacious and comfortable.

Reviewed 19 January 2015

The Nautilus is a new motel situated on Marine Parade. It has great views of the Pacific just over the road (ask for an upstairs room). Great location too. Has an on-site restaurant but didn't try it since easy walking to CBD, restaurants, etc. Rooms comfortable with spa baths but parking can be a bit limited when busy. Plenty of...

1Thank Mike B
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review on your recent stay. Great that you found our rooms comfortable. Occasionally there is some traffic noise as we are centrally located. We would love to host you again.

Redruth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2015

We stayed for one night at the hotel, very friendly welcome, plenty of space for the car, room was clean well appointed and had great views overlooking the sea front, we had dinner on the balcony because it was so nice, we also have a jacuzzi in the room. The hotel also has a good priced launderette so we were...

2Thank Kenneth O
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and the positive feedback. So glad you enjoyed the spectacular view from your room.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

We were made to feel most welcome. Got the ground floor suite we wanted with parking right outside the back door and the fabulous marina outside the front door. World class! Very modern decor and total comfort. Within walking distance to Napier city Centre.

Thank Meredith C
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your lovely comments in your review

Reviewed 8 January 2015

We stayed in this hotel just after Christmas 2014. We found it very well-located for discovering Napier and the surrounding area - very close to the seafront, National Aquarium and spa pools. It is rather noisy at night, as all rooms face a busy road, but it's not unbearable. The rooms are well-decorated, the kitchen is small but well-equipped, and...

1Thank Rebeccakw
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for staying with us and writing a review. So glad you enjoyed the surrounding facilities and the layout of your room including the spa bath. Traffic noise is a bear minimum at night considering where the hotel is situated. All our family apartments are on the ground floor with a terrace and seaview.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Have stayed here before and will again. Tidy rooms and comfy beds. Kids love having their own room with TV. Great location apart from road noise. Staff accommodating with last minute booking. Recommended.

1Thank DeeJay316
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a positive review. We are delighted that you had a great time. Look forward in hosting you and your family again.

Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

We went as three families for a short break in Napier, 11 in total taking three rooms. The hotel is immaculately clean and run by very helpful, accommodating and friendly people. The rooms are huge with well maintained fixtures and fittings and modern furniture. The beds are very comfortable and despite the location being on the main road you hear...

1Thank mattythompson1
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for excellent review and for your recommendation to future guest to experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed the facilities and we look forward to seeing you on another occasion.

Playa San Juan, Spain
Reviewed 27 December 2014

Stayed at the Nautilus over Christmas, what a wonderful experience, had a top floor studio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The room was big with a circular double spa right next to our bed. Immaculate housekeeping, the place was spotless. Kathy and Mark, the managers were so welcoming and really exceeded our expectations. Kathy hosed down our car as she was...

1Thank GillPhil2014
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are delighted that you had a memorable experience in Napier. It was a real pleasure to host you and we would love to see you again.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 December 2014

Lovely spot for a walk to town & all amenities. Right on Marine Parade and across from the beach and close to hot pools & aquarium. Spa bath in room was huge and very pleasant. There is a restaurant on site although we went out for lunch/dinners.

1Thank singaporestace
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Many thanks for writing a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the location of the hotel. Great to hear that you made use of the spa bath to relax in.

Spalding, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2014

excellent 2 days in Napier. Check in was easy, very friendly staff. Room was on second level, room was clean and well appointed for our needs. The kitchenette was adequate, had everything we needed for our simple breakfast. The bed was comfortable, the jacuzzi bath was unusually in the bedroom area but was very enjoyable non the less. The bathroom...

1Thank AJLunn
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review. We are pleased that your stay was comfortable and that you enjoyed the hotel and the facilities on offer.

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  • 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
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $135 - $255 (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
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#5 Business Hotel in Napier
#6 Luxury Hotel in Napier
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“First floor rooms would obviously have a better view of the bay, but we were happy in our ground floor room (No. 105)”
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KKGoldCoast, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Dont pick a ground level room here.”
KeithM360, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great, they look out towards the sea”
653AnnFrank, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“make sure you get an uppe story for lovely views.”
Robynandcraig, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“First floor to get the views.”
theoldone, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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