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The County Hotel Napier

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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

On walking into the hotel, I was immediately surprised by the amazing decor, just like going back in time to the thirties. Our room was similarly decorated and had every conceivable need. It was also much larger than most rooms we have stayed in. A drink in the Churchill bar was a delight and the restaurant and food equally impressive....

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Keith B It was so wonderful having you here to stay with us and it was our pleasure in ensuring you enjoyed your time here. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, these comments mean a great deal to us all. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time here in New Zealand...

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 April 2016

This hotel is very much of a previous era but with great service and friendliness. It's location is wonderful - so close to the Marine Parade, beach and all Napier's cafes & restaurants. It is definitely tranquil and would recommend it.

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Sarah5368 Thank you for your lovely comments, I am pleased you were able to enjoy Napier easily from our fantastic location and that you had a lovely time with us. The whole team thank you for your sharing your review here on Trip Advisor and hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Rotorua
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Have been staying in Napier hotels for the last 25 years. Deeply regret that it was only last month that we discovered the County Hotel. Had been staying around the corner at the Scenic Circle. Went for a walk and looked in the window at their cosy Churchill's bar. So booked one of their lovely rooms on my next visit....

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Llywyllyn How fantastic that you have found us after 25 years of traveling to Napier, I am thrilled you decided to stay with us after being enticed by our cosy Churchill's Bar. We are all so pleased to hear you enjoyed our gorgeous hotel and the peaceful ambiance here. We most certainly look forward to welcoming you back again...

Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the County Hotel. It effectively captures the style of a hotel from yesteryear, in tune with the surrounding town. The service was excellent and we would definitely return. Facilities for those travelling with a baby are more than adequate. The restaurant on site is also worth a visit.

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Sidney L We are very grateful to you for taking the time to share your review of our lovely hotel here in on Trip Advisor and thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We all take great pride in this beautiful building and endeavor to make sure our guests have a welcoming, comfortable and relaxing time with us so...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is a fabulous Art Deco hotel, furnished to period but still functional and comfortable. Much more than we were expecting! The location was great, very central and walking distance to the "centre" of town, shops and restaurants. The service was excellent, with surprising touches such as port available in the library later in the evening! Will definitely be staying...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear DeeT43 Such lovely comments! Thank you so much from the whole team here, we are always delighted to receive such fantastic feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit to Napier!

Lyon, France
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This hotel takes you back in time but doesn't lose sight of the fact that rooms need to be comfortable, functional and the price correct. The County does very well with this. The staff and the management are just perfect and helpful at all times. All smiles and no frowns. The hotel is right in the centre and it's perfect...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Des G It was a joy having you here with us, all the staff enjoyed your company and we are thrilled you had a good time here at the County. Why only four stars Des?! Next time we look forward to the extra tick!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This hotel was all and more than we were expecting, the history of the property and how it has been furnished and maintained was excellent. The atmosphere and the staff were of the highest level and they went beyond our expectations. We only stayed one night but would recommend this hotel for couples going away to spend some quality time...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear t0ni51 What a lovely review! Thank you so much for your gracious comments, we look forward to welcoming you back again and hopefully next time you can stay for longer than the one evening!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I stayed here on the recommendation of a work colleague and I am very happy I did. This hotel is a little gem from the past. Everything is Art Deco - the light fixtures, telephone, room decoration etc and in addition the service is a little bit old world. I was taken to my room by the receptionist and all...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear QualityController_10 What a fantastic review! Your comments have put a smile on all of our faces here, I am so pleased your colleague recommended us to you and that you were not disappointed. We are very lucky to be in this beautiful heritage building where original features and Art Deco touches combine to create a unique hotel whilst also...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We can't fault this hotel.A very special place to stay,eat , and drink.Full of character and service to match.Well done County Hoteforl creating a very special hotel.We will definetly be back and will be telling our friends.

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Ian N We are very grateful to your for your wonderful comments and sharing your review here on Trip Advisor for other travelers. We hope to be able to open our doors to you again in the future.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We've previously stayed here two years ago around NYE, and were happy to return for another five night stay on this visit to Napier. The hotel presents beautifully - excellent art deco architecture, library with free port and a wide selection of reading material in opulent surrounds. Little period details throughout the building are a delight to come across -...

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Dear Rhianna M I am so thankful to you for your comments and overjoyed that you enjoyed your stay here as much as we enjoyed having you with us for your five night stay. It was our absolute pleasure to make you feel comfortable and welcomed during your time with us and the whole team here thank you and certainly...

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Wine Street
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Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winner of the Art Deco Supreme Award. The owners of Napier's County Hotel wished to combine the qualities and ambience of some of the finest hotels in the world. They have achieved this by incorporating fine service, fine dining and luxurious accommodation in line with 1930's Art Deco characteristics of Napier. The County Hotel is situated in the centre of Napier which is considered to be the 'Art Deco Capital of the South Pacific' and has captivated the emotions and senses of countless admirers. Originally built for the Hawke's Bay County Council in 1909, The County Hotel is one of only two significant buildings to have survived the massive 1931 earthquake. Faithfully refurbished as a boutique hotel, the County Hotel now stands as Napier's premier Hotel. The hotel is home to an extremely popular, multi award winning Wine Street Restaurant, the superb Churchill's Champagne Lounge, an intimate library, well-appointed function areas, conference facilities and eighteen luxurious guest rooms and offer a variety of accommodation packages. Come and enjoy this architectural masterpiece with its atmosphere of conventional luxury and allow yourself to be pampered by the attentive service of our devoted staff. ... more   less 

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Address: 12 Browning Street | Hawkes Bay, Napier 4015, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: €110 - €224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The County Hotel Napier 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#16 Romantic Hotel in Napier
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“The rooms have no numbers; we were in Kotuku on the 2nd floor, a large room with a refurbished bathroom and a balcony with extensive views.”
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“We only visited the restaurant/bar - definitely worth a try!”
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