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“Very nice and the hosts are great” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Marineland Motels
Ranked #25 of 48 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very nice and the hosts are great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

The proprietors are great hosts and very pleasant, welcoming and helpful. We were very pleased when shown to our room which was very modern and had a big spa bath, and our hosts also gave us a key to the pool. There was a lovely balcony with the unit overlooking the tidal estuary, which is lovely to view, the only thing was that a guest in the restaurant next door thought the balcony to our unit was for smoking. That person apologised and moved when we told them the balcony was with the unit. All in all we enjoyed our stay and will go back to this motel if in Napier again.

Tip:
If driving from Wellington to Marineland Motel don't confuse Meeanee Road with Meeanee Quay - they're completely different streets miles apart from each other.

Room Tip: The unit next to the restaurant, facing the estuary has a great view of the tidal estuary.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank champ1410
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owner007, Owner at Marineland Motels, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
Thankyou "Champ" for these comments. For the readership, I draw your attn to the fact that the unit stayed in on this occasion was the unit next to the restaurant. All I'm saying here is some people prefer total peace and quiet while others are happy to enjoy the fun of others enjoying themselves while dining next door before they too embark on a nights entertainment. If it is the former that a client requires, don't hesitate to request not to be placed next to the restaurant

Evan
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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papamoa
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Three couples booked into the 3-bed complex over a period of 4 hours. When our hosts realised the office would be closed by the time the final couple arrived, they phoned our room to advise us. This allowed us to phone our buddies and give them directions to our accommodation. We we very well looked after - especially when the taxi company mucked up our transport and we only just arrived at the wedding 2 minutes before the bride! The pool is great and our accommodation had a lawn area larger than ours at home. Just installed a new gas fire place and the bathroom is lovely. No door for the third bedroom so one couple had to walk past anothers' bed to get downstairs. We all buddies so no issue for us - especially as we had the bedroom downstairs! The only toilet is in the only bathroom so this needed a little lining up - we discovered a toilet in the pool area, so this saved us at least twice. Very quiet, close to the beach and walkway. Did not get to use the restaurant but was full every night we were there. Check out the extremely reasonably priced drinks in the office!
Thanks for a great three days guys.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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owner007, Owner at Marineland Motels, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
Thankyou "Papgal" for your comments. Carol and I too did enjoy your banter. It is a great feeling to read comments like yours especially when we saw the anguish on your faces as we tried to resolve the taxi issue which after many phone calls we succeeded, albeit, just in time. The Luxury Apartment in which you stayed is a 1920/30s beach bungalo that we retained the exterior of except for the aluminium joinery but the interior has clearly been rebuilt and brought into the 21st century with decor, furniture and fittings. The new gas fire place save clients having obtain wood from outside on cold wet nights but retains the cosy atmosphere of a wood burner

Evan
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Checked in to this motel on Christmas Eve. Our room was just next to a restaurant. The room looked very new and came with a spa pool. After long drive from Rotorua, we were delighted to have a relaxing soak in the spa pool. The host Carol and her husband were very friendly to cater to our needs, especially on our breakfast choice. We spent only a night at Napier before heading to Wellington, so did not get to visit many places at Napier. Just managed to catch the Art Deco guided walk. It was a nice town with pretty buildings. Good for spending a weekend there.

Room Tip: Choose a Premier Seaview Room away from the restaurant to avoid kitchen smell and noise.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mini_Cheryl
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owner007, Owner at Marineland Motels, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
Thankyou for your comment and we accept what you say. We are trying to find a solution to the not excessive noise audible from the kitchen when they leave their front door open on a busy night, which also allows the drifting of taste bud tantalising aromas of "warm garlic buttered bruchetta, or the quick searing on a hot plate of sweet chilli marinated tiger prawns or large piece of prime Angus Scotch fillet that some punters enjoy

Evan
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

Very clean and well presented room with all the fixings of a quality hotel: quality shampoo, conditioner, lotion etc. Sky tv and a complete kitchenette. We were very comfy staying there and I would highly recommend it. Within short walking distance to the bay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank afrowoman
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owner007, Owner at Marineland Motels, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
It is so pleasing to read comments like this. Not that "I" can claim any personal pleasure from the selection of soaps, shampoos etc, or decor per room, that is all done in consultation with appropriate consultants by my wife Carol who has a great nose for perfumes and an even better eye for colour matching and modern room fittings. I get to write the cheques though and it is comments like these that help keep our marriage "harmonious"
Evan
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

We really enjoyed our short stay at this motel. The room was very nice and had everything we needed. It was spotlessly clean and the bed and pillows were nice and comfy. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and the location was great. We were easily able to walk to nearby bars and cafes and just a short drive into town too. Would definitely stay again :)

Room Tip: The executive studio with spa was just right for the 2 of us
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mary s
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owner007, Owner at Marineland Motels, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
Thankyou Mary for your comments. Carol & I have spent a lot of time, money and energy with consultants to refurbish our Motel. If a client was a shop-a-holic and stayed with us they would best have their own transport or rely on public transport to get to the action. If on the other hand you were one that preferred to stroll along the beach, wander the and watch the native birds around the Estuary, love great food and wine experiences - all easily accessed from our Motel, this must surely be your place of choice. But you new that didn't you

Evan
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Property: Marineland Motels
Address: 19 Meeanee Quay, Westshore, | Hawkes Bay, Napier, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Napier
#9 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#21 Luxury Hotel in Napier
Price range (per night): $113 - $170
Hotel Class:4 star — Marineland Motels 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The motel, all ground floor accommodation with an official Qualmark rating of 4 star and an Environmental rating of silver. We have a fully licensed restaurant on site run by qualified chef's. We are situated in a lovely quiet area of Napier beside the ocean and within easy walking distance of Napier's Marina and some of Napiers most popular bars and cafe's. Vehicle parking is all off road and free. The range of accommodation available reflects the professional upgrades to the facility only recently completed and complements various room types available, from the essential smaller but air-conditioned over night- bed and bathroom studio for 2, to the latest luxury fully self contained Apartment that sleeps 7 situated on its own secure section. ... more   less 
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