We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

City Close Motel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
City Close Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 32: English reviews
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for one night at City Close motel and were happy with our stay. We'd give it 3 and half stars if we could. Good location. Close to shops, beach front and supermarket. Friendly staff and the unit itself was very clean. Bedding, curtains and carpet have all been recently upgraded and are very nice. Bed was comfy. Kitchenette... More 

Thank Kirsty S
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

At first I was skeptical of the motels because of the movies, but the couple that manage this motel was very friendly, the room very clean and neat, although the motel it is like a 70's motel is very neat and does not look old nor bad conditions, great stay. I was a bit worried because there are glass doors... More 

Thank Carlos C
Paraparamu, New Zealand
Level Contributor
49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

The best thing going for this motel is its closeness to the city centre, supermarkets, restaurants and shopping. Very dated decor. Old fashioned in every way. I was in unit 8 up flight of steep stairs, dangerous for kids or elderly. Milk was provided in open top uncovered jug. Room was very warm, no air conditioning. Cicadas in near trees... More 

Thank Denise_MM

Travellers are raving about these Napier hotels

Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Well it's not the flashiest accommodation - the fridge is a little loud and it can be stinking hot the staff were friendly and helpful! The room had great kitchen facilities which meant we could cook breakfast rather than dine out, but it was super close so we could walk to local restaurants and bars if we wanted. Close to... More 

1 Thank DeeeeThomson
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Awesome owners and customer service, motel room we had been updated and renovated not long ago. very clean and tidy. Great breakfast and they were very helpful telling us about things to see and do in Napier. good location, quiet

Thank AaronNZW
Kaeo, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2015

upon arrival they had given us a different room than they had arranged for us and My word what a perfect room we had 5 beds in our very clean rooms that I will call it an apartment there were 3 of us and uncertain if the 4th member of our family was going to stay and very glad she... More 

Thank 1stHappyChappy
Ashburton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2015

A clean and tidy motel close to the city.The owner was most helpful.He knew the area very well and directed me to some of the sites around and about.Had all the amenities needed to make the stay enjoyable.Just around the corner from a good restaurant.

Thank Hank311326
Level Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Worse Motel ever stayed in, dirty sheets, walls smelly didn't even want to use the shower or towels, woman most unpleasant not welcoming at all. Didn't even want to stay there but she said had to pay for first night so stayed, moved out next day by 8.30 went to Information Centre where Tai was more than helpful and found... More 

Thank Glennis C
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
228 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

If you don't mind the dated décor then City Close is a reasonable option for those wanting to be 5 minutes walk away from the city centre. We stayed in Unit 6 which is a smallish studio with a king size bed. There was a full kitchen with Shacklock Orion stove, microwave and which was well equipped. The only place... More 

Thank John_M255115
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
223 reviews
165 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Originally 4 of us were going to stay in one room but after someone preferred their own room, and a couple of late additions to our travelling party, we had 5 people in the biggest room in the place and the other person with their own room. I think motels like this get a bit of a bad rap unfairly... More 

Thank glennomeister

13 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (13)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Room/Suite (3)
Bathroom (1)
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Napier hotels
0.9 km away
Napier Garden Motel
Napier Garden Motel
#35 of 48 in Napier
64 reviews
0.5 km away
VR Napier Hotel
VR Napier Hotel
#14 of 48 in Napier
218 reviews
0.7 km away
Art Deco Masonic Hotel
Art Deco Masonic Hotel
#5 of 48 in Napier
639 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
The Nautilus
The Nautilus
#6 of 48 in Napier
533 reviews
0.4 km away
Gardner Court Motel
Gardner Court Motel
#28 of 48 in Napier
29 reviews
0.3 km away
Quest Napier
Quest Napier
#3 of 36 in Napier
288 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about City Close Motel

Address: 50 Munroe St.,, Napier, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: €82 - €100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Close Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your City Close Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from City Close Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Great value”
 of 5 bubbles AaronNZW, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Most have a Sunny outlook”
 of 5 bubbles Hank311326, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Lots people coming and going in first room”
 of 5 bubbles GlennisC_12, 21 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The entrance to Unit 6 is very close to the entrance of the larger Unit 7 (the units are at 90 degree angles to each other). During our stay the woman staying at Unit 7 was always sitting in the chair beside the entrance to our unit smoking and checking her Facebook. Not very pleasant for privacy and respect for others right to fresh air”
 of 5 bubbles John_M255115, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Choose one as far back as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles SoCalexpat, 5 Sep 2013 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay