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The County Hotel Napier

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed two nights in this excellent historic hotel. Everything is very well maintained unlike some historic places that are faded glory. Very helpful staff and great service. Great library area with free Port. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located right downtown in Napier, you are steps from the beach and Marine Parade. This made a great location for wine tasting, bike riding and the other activities that we did. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and up to date (within the art deco feel). The Maitre d' at the restaurant was very knowledgeable...

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This has to be the friendliest hotel in New Zealand! Superb rooms, excellent bar/restaurant. The best thing? The staff. Any request was met with a smile and great local knowledge by everyone from front desk to restaurant to bar staff. I must mention Penny on the front desk whose name I got wrong on the final morning......sorry Penny!

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Thank WAP1956
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed on night in this historic building in Napier. Hotel has a real authentic feeling with antique furniture, wood panelling. The rooms are nice with a small but stylish bathroom. What stood out was the friendliness of the people. We got a wonderful welcome from Penny who did everything to make us feel welcome. We had a marvellous evening...

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Thank Peter_charles12
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place was really well laid out with beautiful finishings that made you feel like you'd stepped right back into the 1930s. The staff were so friendly from the very first moment we arrived, to rushing to get umbrellas for us when the weather turned. We loved this hotel and would definitely stay again!

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Lincoln, NE USA
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service was excellent, location good, clean and friendly. Did not give it 5 stars as we tend to like more modern style hotels, none available in Napier. But if you like classic old style, this is a gem for you. They offer an excellent breakfast with the room, free fruits any complimentary port wine all day and night. A very...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights this week. Very comfortable, delightful period style. Although we usually go and explore other places to eat, we decided to eat in the hotel restaurant ( Wine Street) the first night and had a delicious meal in quiet surroundings (although there were several other groups dining) . The following night we only wanted a light meal...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked into this Hotel on a bit of a road trip of the North Island. It was centrally located and within easy walk of the town centre which we liked. Parking was available over the road at no cost which was another bonus. The interior was certainly stylish and the staff welcoming, our room was spacious and the bed...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely hotel, very centrally located. The staff are exceptional, Penny makes you feel especially welcome and is such an asset. Rooms are great and we had dinner in the restaurant which was very nice. Highly recommend.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for our 10th anniversary. From start to finish, the service was first class. We were upgraded to a corner suite which was amazing. While some things need maintenance this did not detract at all from an outstanding experience. The complimentary port was a highlight as was the ample space and old school opulence that...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Wine Street
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Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winner of the Art Deco Supreme Award. The owners of Napier's County Hotel wished to combine the qualities and ambience of some of the finest hotels in the world. They have achieved this by incorporating fine service, fine dining and luxurious accommodation in line with 1930's Art Deco characteristics of Napier. The County Hotel is situated in the centre of Napier which is considered to be the 'Art Deco Capital of the South Pacific' and has captivated the emotions and senses of countless admirers. Originally built for the Hawke's Bay County Council in 1909, The County Hotel is one of only two significant buildings to have survived the massive 1931 earthquake. Faithfully refurbished as a boutique hotel, the County Hotel now stands as Napier's premier Hotel. The hotel is home to an extremely popular, multi award winning Wine Street Restaurant, the superb Churchill's Champagne Lounge, an intimate library, well-appointed function areas, conference facilities and eighteen luxurious guest rooms and offer a variety of accommodation packages. Come and enjoy this architectural masterpiece with its atmosphere of conventional luxury and allow yourself to be pampered by the attentive service of our devoted staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The County Hotel Napier

Address: 12 Browning Street | Hawkes Bay, Napier 4015, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $160 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The County Hotel Napier 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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County Hotel Napier
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#16 Romantic Hotel in Napier
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“If my room was typical then all rooms are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles WAP1956, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Quiet, Central, Deco Style”
 of 5 bubbles kiwilad74, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms lovely but street facing have best views.”
 of 5 bubbles nolab459, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The more you pay the better the room.”
 of 5 bubbles gadzogadzo, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Just stay here. Enjoy the old-world ambience. Don't miss the Library.”
 of 5 bubbles 842brucec, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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