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Motel de la Mer

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. We find the location very good - a nice walk to near by restaurants and over the road to the wonderful Napier beach side walk way. We have stayed here before and will return again

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Fife, Scotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel was fantastic we had a jacuzzi in the room, the room was well cleaned and serviced during our stay, across the road from the beach in walking distance to the centre of town, the hotel was full when we were there but we heard no noise, the owners well very helpful and made our stay very enjoyable.

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JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. We hope you can return someday. Best wishes John

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful location and fantastic room with no faults I can think off! John was so helpful with everything. Internet a bit problematic !! Really close to the wonderful town with fantastic shops and a beautiful shopping area.

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JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review We hope to see you again someday Best wishes

Malaga
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The studio apartment was spacious and even included a spa bath. It was well stocked and immaculately clean. It is a little more per night than others and could do with a little updating around the edges. Very minor detail. Sadly the car park is quite small and therefore the downstairs rooms suffer with cars parked right in front of...

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JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. Yes parking is tight but being close to town we do have minimal space. Best wishes

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Stayed 2 nights over New Year. Marine Parade is busy and noisy and because the rooms are set back it was much quieter than right on the street. Our room on 1st floor had a partial sea view but some do not which might annoy some people but we were happy to have a quiet room. Room was clean and...

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JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. We hope to see you again someday Best wishes

Reviewed 12 January 2017

I just want to spread the word about this wonderful, affordable motel. It is lovely and clean, very comfortable and our own private spa complete with robes and luxurious bath sheets is a heaven. Everything we needed was provided in the unit, fresh coffee, luxurious bathrobes with our private spa, and a really comfy bed.nice place. Best location near town...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Went for a much needed break this holiday season. Stayed at Motel De La Mer and loved every minute of it. Great location and service was THE best. Highly recommend as a place to stay. Large room, clean, tidy and modern. Impeccable service

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JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

Hi to you many thanks for your kind review We look forward to seeing you again someday. Best wishes John

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Overall my husband and I were very happy with the service we received , particularly from John co owner. We had the "penthouse" apartment which was lovely with an ocean view, although this was slightly interrupted by construction work on a skate park ( beyond the moteliers control) could be useful for this info to be on the motel webiste....

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JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

Hi Julie G Many thanks for your review. There are few items that do need clarifying so I will try and do the best I can. Regarding the blind over the spa yes the staff do get in to open but then your spa is rinsed and cleaned daily so they are hygienically clean. When each guest departs the spas...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 November 2016

You couldn't ask for a better location, or better hosts. We never got to meet John but his delightful wife told us all about him, with no details spared. They are justly proud of the awards displayed in reception. Our unit was beautifully presented with a restful decor, nice facilities and very comfortable amenities. Wifi was courtesy of a Zenbu...

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JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

many thanks for your kind review Your thoughts and comments are very much appreciated. Best wishes John

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We cannot rave enough about Motel de la Mer and the staff - especially John and his wife. The basics: the room was large, very very clean and tidy with a huge spa bath and a separate bathroom. The kitchenette was lovely and well stocked. Ents wise: there was free wifi which was good speed (which we have struggled with...

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JWM53, Owner at Motel de la Mer, responded to this review

Hi Hana Many thanks for your kind review. We hope you are enjoying the rest of your stay in New Zealand. Best wishes John & Llanys

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motel de la Mer looks forward to welcoming our customers having established ourselves as a favourite with business travellers and discerning holidaymakers, who relish luxury, and a genuine, hospital experience. Our stunning oceanfront location complemented by our spacious motel apartment suite accommodation is lavishly appointed with tasteful interior décor. Each of our suites has a luxurious, relaxed atmosphere and facilities to match. Spoiled for choice: Executive Studio, Deluxe Executive Suites with large in-room fresh water private spa's and Executive One Bedroom Suites (no spa), and Deluxe Penthouse Apartments with large fresh water in-room spas and spectacular views. Situated close to Napier's C.B.D, a variety of top class restaurants, cafe's, boutique shopping and a selection of activities with the oceanfront and promenade at your door. "McLean Park" is just a 12-15 minute stroll. A "Fabulous Sporting Arena" where all our "Major Rugby and Cricket" events are hosted!. Motel de la Mer has now achieved the TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence Award" for the fifth year running, and a place in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. This is all the more reason to come explore and experience Napier and the Hawkes Bay Region and our friendly hospitality at Motel de la Mer. Motel de la Mer - quality, superior, oceanfront suite accommodation - Relax with us in Napier, Hawkes Bay, where "Art Deco" lives on. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel de la Mer

Address: 321 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $141 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Motel de la Mer 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Hotel De La Mer
De La Mer Hotel
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#18 Luxury Hotel in Napier
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“There was wheelchair access to some of the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles KateFife_Scotland, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose an upstairs room”
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“Best place; Nice Location:”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were happy with the ground floor due to my arthritic ankle, but the views from the balconies would be superb!”
 of 5 bubbles Oolonz, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I was in room 8. It was very good. View good You have to share the balcony - tho which I didn't like.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsBeasley09, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
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