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Art Deco Masonic Hotel

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Lovely hotel and enjoyed the experience. Room large and clean with access to the verandah and view out to sea. Parking a little way down the road (not too far). Breakfast buffet was more than adequate. Great hotel for a night or weekend getaway.

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Shayamoya Thank you for choosing our "lovely" hotel for your stay in Napier and we are glad that you enjoyed the experience. I'm sure that you are right and Agatha Christie's Poirot would have felt quite at home in this hotel.

Maine
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The art deco city of Napier is like a walk back in time. To complete the picture, stay at this beautiful hotel, located in the midst. Our comfortable room opened onto a large shared balcony from which we could see the water and view the activities below. There is an escellent restaurant on site as well.

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello "topat16" You are absolutely right Napier is a beautiful city and one of its charms is the abundant Art Deco architecture. Our hotel which was rebuilt in 1932 is no exception and is certainly regarded as an Art Deco icon. The hotel is central located right in the heart of the Art Deco district with views out across Napier's...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We loved the location, the unobtrusive yet effective staff, bed comfort and the decor . The lunch and dinner meals were fabulous, having a local wine selection was a real treat- it is great when the staff know about the origions and styles of food and wine. Quite a treasure of a Hotel, highly recommended.

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Felicity We are so glad that you felt our hotel was an ideal weekend getaway and "quite a treasure of a hotel". I appreciate your comments about our staff being unobtrusive but effective and clearly you found them knowledgeable too. Thanks for posting your review.

Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Booked this venue for a business function and we were all pleased with our rooms and the venue. The rooms were well decorated, clean and tidy. The staff were awesome and very helpful. Good selection of food for meals and service was efficient.

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello "eclairtaupo" Thank you for choosing our hotel for your business function. The combination of 40 hotel rooms and function space that we can seat 120 for dinner or accommodate 180 for a cocktail and canape function make us an ideal venue. So glad that you found our staff "awesome and very helpful", they will be wrapped as they love...

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Nice old school hotel, right out of the deco period. Great location, right across the street from the beach and a stones throw from many activities. Great service from the desk and the on location restaurant/bar.

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Mark If by "Old School" you mean historical and true to period then thanks. The hotel has been extensively refurbished (and we won a National Award for our efforts) but great care has been taken to highlight the Hotel's original Art Deco features.

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The Art Deco Masonic Hotel is an expertly remodeled blend of historical respect for the buildings character with the modern amenities that you would want. The ambiance felt so special. The staff were always helpful & professional. Loved cocktails & dinner in their Emporium Bar & Eater. Drank our coffee on the balcony gazing st the sea! Stunning experience!

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Kim We love guests like you who take advantage of all our hotel's unique amenities and are appreciative. Emporium Eatery and Bar was not voted New Zealand's Best Bar for no reason and you are right the cocktails are great. The view from our communal balcony out to the Pacific Ocean does take some beating.

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Had a twin room -big problem is the size of the single beds- built for children not adults so when booking be very specific as to what you want in the room as there are some lovely rooms with king size beds. Rooms very tidy and cleaned beautifully each day -well done. Be careful in the shower over bath as...

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Nigel Good advice to be specific about your requirements as we have a wide variety of options. For the best descriptions of room sizes and room styles and for that matter best prices it is wise to visit our website and book direct.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you are in Napier for the wonderful art deco architecture and the sea, you can't do better than to stay at the Masonic. Right in the heart of Napier and close to the sea, you get the best of all Napier has to offer. The Emporium restaurant was great too - a lot better than most hotel restaurants. Our...

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello "SFlocalNM" Thanks for your very kind remarks it is lovely to have appreciative guests. Our central location and proximity to the ocean are certainly features for our hotel. So pleased that you enjoyed our hotel restaurant Emporium Eatery & Bar which recently received Hospitality New Zealand's Best Bar Award.

Otaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 December 2016

A wonderful place to stay. We had a beautiful Art Deco room with a view of the beach. All the staff were helpful and friendly and the Emporium Eatery & Bar on the ground floor provided great food and an extensive breakfast menu. Looking forward to staying there again sometime.

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Elizabeth Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay in Napier and for taking time out to post your review. Our staff do try very hard to go the extra mile so thank you for your remark that you found them to be friendly and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

A good hotel but a little tired. It is in a great location but parking is a 3 minute walk/2 minute trot away. the art deco theme is not only in the hotel but in the surroundings and although we weren't particular fans of the era, we loved it all. February is the best time to visit when all dress...

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CraigAH, Owner at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, responded to this review

Hello "Jan-Arthur" Our hotel is indeed Art Deco as (this version) was built in 1932. The entire property has undergone an extensive refurbishment program in the last three years for which we received a National Award for Excellence. We are pleased that you enjoyed our Rose Irish Pub which affords guests a choice from our other restaurant Emporium Eatery &...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Napier's best located Boutique Hotel, on the waterfront with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean - Masonic Hotel is an Art Deco jewel. Right in the heart of 1930's Napier and opposite Hawke's Bay's MTG (museum), The Art Deco Centre and i-SITE, Masonic Hotel's location is perfect for exploring Art Deco Napier. With a choice of stylish and individual Rooms, Studios, Suites, Apartments your stay at Art Deco Masonic Hotel is guaranteed to add glamour and fond memories to your Napier experience. Art Deco Masonic Hotel guests enjoy a choice of bar and dining options including our "World's Best Bars" Emporium Eatery and Bar serving delicious breakfasts, seasonal all-day sharing plates, locally roasted coffee and a great range of New Zealand and international beers, wines and spirits. The Hotel has a variety of unique spaces for conferences, functions and celebrations and guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi. "We look forward to sharing this award winning character Hotel with you and hope you enjoy the hospitality of our friendly team." - Craig Hay and Neil Barber, Owners and Proprietors. "2015/2016 Hospitality NZ's Award For Excellence "Supreme Champion" and "Best Accommodation Hotel". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Art Deco Masonic Hotel

Address: 2 Tennyson Street | Corner Tennyson St. & Marine Parade,, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: €126 - €424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Art Deco Masonic Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Masonic Hotel Napier
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
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“Suite - face the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles u2fan56, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with access to the extensiver rooftop terraces”
 of 5 bubbles IanJ630, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great views, central”
 of 5 bubbles 790JohnH, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Anywhere which is not above the bar or restaurant areas.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewMarks31, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you like peace and quiet, ask for a room overlooking an internal courtyard rather than the exterior of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Suzeb222, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
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