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VR Napier Hotel

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location, handy for town. I was given a arge spacious corner room with good views. Very courteous and friendly staff. No breakfast served but plenty of nearby cafes. All basic requirements met. Room lighting at night a little dingy, and Sky movies wasn't working for the whole stay. Otherwise fine,

Thank MartinSetchell
Darwin, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've rated this hotel a "4" only becuase there is no "3 & 1/2". Not the most impressive presentation I've seen but the staff are friendly and the rooms are comfortable. It is a very lazy 5 minute walk to the beachfront and there are plenty of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. If you can get a special... More 

Thank Rob255066
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The V.R.Napier Hotel was a very nice place. Staff were excellent and the hotel was in a good location, a block back from the beach. Our room had a lounge and a balcony, and was really clean and well appointed. The balcony looked over a small park opposite. Wifi was free, but parking was a little tight. Many restaurants and... More 

Thank Goannamanor
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 4 nights. The hotel is in a convenient location, close to the bus terminal for those using public transport. It was also about a 10 minute walk to the Waterfront and a number of cafes and restaurants. The rooms look a little tired, but the amenities had all that I required including mini fridge, table and... More 

Thank 89vickim80
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A sympathetically renovated old hotel the VR Napier nevertheless misses the mark on several aspects. For example: only one bedside table for a double bed, bedside lights that require you to get up to turn them off. But my biggest gripe is that for a hotel normally available for $99 a night charged $304 a night for each of two... More 

Thank Joy M
New Zealand
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

What an amazing location to have being right next to the main street. It was just a shame that the receptionist was rude to me both on the phone and when checking in. I don't think being a receptionist is her calling. The rooms aren't ready until 3pm. Also the bathroom in the reception area was filthy and overflowing with... More 

Thank awesomeast
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

VR has 40 refurbished rooms, a conference room, fitness centre, laundry facilities, computer station and free wifi. Next door is a nice looking café but we did not eat there, choosing instead to take our chances in the city centre. We stayed in a very pleasant room overlooking Clive Square. The room had a refrigerator and coffee making facilities and... More 

Thank mikeclapham92
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The hotel is close to many of the attractions and eateries in Napier, making it easy to get around and explore. I find the hotel staff very friendly and helpful with my accomodation arrangements. The room I stayed had all the basic things I need, and the cost of stay was value for money.

Thank Nigel C
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The Hotel has been refurbished to a good standard & the King room was spacious and comfortable. However, the laundry service takes a bit to be desired - crumpled clothes returned straight from the drier. The safe remains inoperative, despite bringing this to the staff's attention. Arrived late and our key was just left on reception, not too security savvy!The... More 

1 Thank jason G
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Quite a bit of bang for buck but u don't have to pay much buck therefore not much bang but very satisfied with the bang for the buck.... Car park is sweet as, first in first serve. Nice decks in the evening sun on the westside overlooking the park. Spacious room. Reno = could do with new curtains and a... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Culture, Heritage and Style await you when you stay at the VR Napier - Tennyson St, Hawkes Bay. Set amongst the world famous Art Deco Precinct in Napier, the recently refurbished VR Napier brings to the area, style and class to compliment the sophisticated culture that is Napier. Located next to Clive Square opposite the Municipal theater, the Hotel is conveniently situated on the edge of the Napier Central Business District (CBD). The VR Napier offers the very best in comfort and style, including 40 suites, two one bedroom suites and accessible rooms. All hotel rooms include Free-view TV and WIFI/Ultra-fast broadband.Car parking is limited(first come first serve).Surcharge will be applicable if paying by credit card. ... more   less 

Additional Information about VR Napier Hotel

Address: Tennyson St and Clive Square, Napier 4110, New Zealand (Formerly Viceroy Hotel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $87 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — VR Napier Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#14 Luxury Hotel in Napier
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“ask for corner room (more light and views)”
 of 5 bubbles MartinSetchell, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on the street side and it was quiet with double-glazed windows”
 of 5 bubbles Rob255066, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Balcony suites are great”
 of 5 bubbles Goannamanor, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room with balcony, nice and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles GinaT864, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room was on the Napier Park Side. Quiet. Will recommend to everyone. I will be returning. .”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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