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Motel de la Mer

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We stayed for two nights, shortly after our long trans-ocean flight, at the start of our New Zealand holiday. Had a room on the first (not ground) floor, with lovely view, balcony. Location is superb. Beautifully appointed. Very helpful staff. across the street from the beach walk/bike trail, short walk to restaurants. Art Deco buildings everywhere. Restful, wonderful spot.

Thank Nzack
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We arrived on our Harleys and the host quickly ensured they were parked under cover and out of harms way. The rooms are spacious and well equiped - complete with a spa bath. An acceptable walk into the town cwntre, and handy to all attractions. Highly recommended

1Thank donmalcolm
New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stay at this Motel every year for the Mission Concert. Every time the motel is absolutely spotless. The owners are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them to organise. We think this is the best accommodation of its type we have used in NZ and will continue to do so. Well done to John and Lenis.

1Thank professional2ourist
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Motel de la Mer was very easy to find and also very easy to park with my size of rental car. Our room was on the first floor and we had great views over the sea. The lounge area was very large as was the bedroom/spa bath. There was also a separate shower room with toilet and hand basin and...

1Thank kenandco
Newick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2014

We had just one night here....very warm reception..we arrived early and wanted to go on a wine tour....they just picked up the phone, and 10 minutes later we were on a tour...for the afternoon. (Hamish was a great guide and took us to 4 wineries & also up the Peak....sadly it was very damp and cloudy,so the view was not...

Thank Melanie2109
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Nice room & facilities but you may need help with luggage. Across road to'promenade' and it's a five walk into the town centre. WiFi limited unless you beg another voucher. Fine for a 1 night stop in Napier.

Thank Albert K
Palmerston North
Reviewed 27 January 2014

We stayed in a ground floor studio unit because the larger upstairs rooms were not available at the time of booking. Our room had a partial view of the sea, but the upstairs rooms would have much better views. Even the studio room was as spacious and well appointed as the ads make it look. We arrived early and couldn't...

1Thank Les_Poulets
Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2014

An excellent motel. Perfectly located with warm, friendly and helpful hosts. The room was large, with small kitchen area, bathroom, shower and spa bath. There are plenty of varying priced restaurants a short walk away and the beach is just across the road. Would definitely return.

Thank Angela W
Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Right in the centre of the Marine Parade, the Motel is across from the beach and minutes away walking to all the best restaurants and the downtown. Spotlessly clean, spacious, with a great bed, friendly and a very helpful manager who gave us great advice on where to go along the way to our next destination. Outstanding.

Thank DrillerBurlington
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Spacious, well fitted out suite with sitting room as well as bedroom, bathroom and kitchen area. Also has spa bath we didn't have time to try!! Great location on the marine parade, new restaurant next door was very good. Perfect for exploring the town. Brilliant advice regarding our onward journey to Wellington. Owners are pleasant and helpful, recommend without hesitation.

Thank drmary145

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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: $147 - $252 (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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“Choose an upstairs room”
 of 5 bubbles AnonymousMalaga, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Best place; Nice Location:”
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“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.”
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“No. 7 hard to beat if you don't want a spa”
 of 5 bubbles LoisM_13, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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