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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 July 2016

A really interesting and friendly place to stay. A well-designed adaptation of the old county council building into comfortable period rooms with modern bathrooms. Loved the library and the free port there, ideal for evening relaxing and chatting.

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear stuartQ1288VW I am so pleased you enjoyed your time here at the County Hotel, staying in one of Napier's original buildings and got to soak up the charm of our lovely heritage building. The port is certainly one of our guests favorite little touches, perfect for whiling away some time before bed!

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We were only in Napier for 1 day, but delighted with our stay in The County Hotel. Bang smack in the centre of town, and a stones throw from the beach. One of the few original hotels remaining from the earthquake in the 30's, it has kept every bit of its old school charm, but importantly moved with the times...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Karlos435 I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of our fabulous location and spending time in one of Napier's beautiful pre-earthquake buildings. The team will be delighted to know they made your time with us enjoyable and I will be sure to pass your kind words along to everyone.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Second visit in 18 months and still my favourite hotel in the world. Staff friendly, efficient, caring and interested. Edwardian and later art deco decor has been retained everywhere and is stunning. Beautiful original wood, vaulted ceilings. Both rooms I've stayed in were huge with great bathrooms. The Churchill bar is fun and well stocked. Bar staff friendly and knowledgeable...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear MarkDaisy It was wonderful having you back to stay with us again and I am overjoyed to hear you enjoyed your second stay with us as much as the first! We thank you for your comments and look forward to your next trip to Napier!

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing place to stay. Staff were so friendly and accommodating, we really felt like part of the family. Rooms were great, food fantastic and the building itself is such a piece of history and beautifully restored. Loved the atrium library. Will be back.

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Geoff C The staff will be very happy to read your gracious comments and I shall be sure to pass them on to the whole team. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts of the County Hotel here, we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We decided to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in Napier. This hotel was our choice and what a fantastic choice it was. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished from the Art Deco era. I couldn't thank this team enough for making our long weekend away so special. The hotel restaurant was excellent, as was...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear jacquicoxnz Congratulations on your 20th wedding anniversary! I am delighted that you chose to celebrate here with us at the County and I am thrilled we made the occasion a special and memorable one for you both! It was a pleasure to have you both here with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next special...

Napier
Reviewed 12 July 2016

fantastic service in the restaurant, great food, relaxed atmosphere to enjoy dinner with your partner, what a place, good old fashioned service with a smile. loved the decor, music not too loud, which is something that usually annoys me in other places, there was a jazz band in the bar as well, which added to the character.

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Norbert P It sounds like you had a fantastic evening in our Wine Street Restaurant and got to soak up the atmosphere and delicious food. We are very grateful to you for sharing your wonderful comments and we hope to welcome you back again for another evening with us.

Bundaberg
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We booked two rooms as a last minute deal while travelling and it was a great decision. Historic building beautifully presented with wonderful service and everything you could need. Delicious breakfasts and dinners in the restaurant and we loved the extra touches like the decor and port in the library. What a treat! Definitely recommend.

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Wendy D I am so pleased you decided to stay with us at the County Hotel on your trip around New Zealand and got to spoil yourself with the food from our delicious Wine Street Restaurant and a nightcap in the library before bed! I shall make sure to pass your fantastic comments on to the whole team here!

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Beautifully styled hotel building. But not one for the modernists. Wifi a little patchy in our room. All rooms named after indiginous birds. Nice touch Library upstairs even has free port for a tipple before bedtime. Charming stay.

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Nei_g63 The whole team here would like to thank you for your comments, I am thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Napier.

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. Very attentive staff and really appreciated the attention to detail (and the mini muffins in my room!). A suggestion would be to leave instructions of how to turn on the tv haha I turned it on once and then could not for the life of me figure out how to do it the next day....

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Julie F Thank you for taking the time to post your comments here on Trip Advisor, we are all very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and please, always let us know if there is anything we can help you with whilst you are here! We all look forward to welcoming you back to the County Hotel on...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We stayed here for one night on a quick trip around New Zealand. Napier is a very pretty city to visit, and this hotel is one of its gems. It is a beautifully restored former local government administration building. We had a room on the first floor which was spacious and comfortable with high ceilings. The bathroom was modern and...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear TCB72 I am delighted to hear you found our little city charming and that you decided to spent your short trip here with us. We pride ourselves on our personal service and the whole team will be thrilled to know that they helped you to enjoy your time here. It was a pleasure having you with us and we...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Wine Street
Wine Street
Cuisines: European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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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: $180 - $364 (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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#2 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#16 Romantic Hotel in Napier
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“Avoid the room "Pari" until the air-con is fixed”
 of 5 bubbles 263michaelv, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms above the Churchill bar get a bit of noise travel, I'd request one further away from that next time.”
 of 5 bubbles SamG655, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are named after New Zealand birds ours was fine, expect all are ok.”
 of 5 bubbles Wazzalagomorph, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The staff can advise you regarding the best rooms. Our room was very quiet and was named the Pateke Room.”
 of 5 bubbles mandmhart2715, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you really MUST stay here, try and organise a room where the view is not blocked by any of the 30s pillars.”
 of 5 bubbles 942marguerites, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
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