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Motel de la Mer

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#23 of 47 Hotels in Napier
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 10 February 2015

The room was a surprise. Very Nice with a large jacuzzi tub in the bedroom. Well laid out room, with lots of little extras. Right across the street from the promenade and beach. A plus for some or a minus for others is that there is a kids playground right across the street and you had noise from children throughout...

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Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2015

We stayed in the spacious executive suite on top floor. Bed was very comfortable and the unit was clean. Facility is located on busy road and beach views are somewhat obliterated by large building over the road. The terrace area overlooking the ocean was rendered unusable due to considerable traffic noise but with windows closed the noise did not affect...

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Andalucia, Spain
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We chose to stop in Napier as it was a convenient stopping place for us on the way from Wellington to Auckland. It was therefore a pleasant surprise to find such a well-appointed motel, with friendly and helpful owners. Our room included separate bedroom/living/kitchen areas and a hot tub. The owners directed us to the RSA club, five minutes' walk...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

I cannot believe I have just seen a review of this place titled 'unfriendly'! The owners of this place are the nicest, friendliest and most helpful people I have ever encountered!!! They helped us with transport around the area, sorted out a booking we had made which went wrong, spent time chatting to us when we were waiting to go...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 February 2015

When we arrived, we noted that the street in front of the motel was very noisy - heavily loaded trucks driving by every couple of minutes. We were told by the owners (the lady) that this would stop latest at 5 p.m. But when we came back at 7 p.m. the trucks were still driving by continuously making the windows...

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

Many thanks for your review. We pride ourselves as being a very welcoming and friendly motel. We did not lie to you, unfortunately this is a route that most heavy vehicles use and it is beyond our control and the Napier City Council are aware of it. Usually the vehicle noise does get less after 5pm. It is an a...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Located at a extremely noisy four lane road we had permanent traffic from heavy lorries - EVERY MINUTE going or coming one, both directions. From 6 AM TILL 11 pm!! We asked the receptuion to do something about it, they lied and said it would stop at 6 pm and not go on the next day. What happened: It did...

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

Many thanks for your review. We pride ourselves as being a very welcoming and friendly motel. We did not lie to you, unfortunately this is a route that most heavy vehicles use and it is beyond our control and the Napier City Council are aware of it. Usually the vehicle noise does get less after 5pm. It is an a...

Banstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2015

We booked the penthouse accommodation and were not disappointed. It is decorated and furnished to a very high standard,with a large bedroom and sitting room. It is one of the cleanest hotels we have stayed at. It is in good position to walk along the sea front and there are good restuarants near by. We did the one hour walking...

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Thank Malcolm E
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Situated on the beach front Marine Parade, Motel de la Mer is an easy walk to the main shopping area with many eateries as well as the famed Art Deco buildings right there for you to wander around and view. We visit Napier 3 or 4 times a year and although we have stayed at other motels we now keep...

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Thank 44kay44
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Fantastic, made to feel very welcome (don't always get that on a motorcycle) room was really comfortable, fantastic big spa bath, good undercover park for the bike, easy walk in to town. Owners are friendly and nothing was a bother. Would recommend to anyone!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Stayed here for 5 nights and found the place to be nice and clean and well appointed. Only 12 units, each with a Spa Bath. The owners are extremely pleasant and helpful, providing advice on sights and restaurants.

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Microwave
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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: $131 - $217 (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
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#18 Luxury Hotel in Napier
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“Higher floors have a great view of the ocean”
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“Upstairs, you have a view of the sea. Just ask for a view and John will oblige.”
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“There was wheelchair access to some of the rooms”
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“Choose an upstairs room”
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