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Motel de la Mer

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38 reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2014

We stayed one night, the Motel is great, very clean, rooms set back unlike others on the road, lovely helpful hosts. Near to the centre and just cross the rd to the sea. Good value the room has everything you need, cooker, fridge, spa bath, comfy bed and air con.

Thank murphsters
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105 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

Great location, clean, spacy, confirm all previous comments read before I booked this place. The place is more what I expected and we felt very welcomed from the host. The apartment is huge and comfortable near to all important places in town.

Thank Ann-Kathrin B
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

A great welcome from John who was so helpful. Great location and spotless accommodation. It felt just like coming home each evening of our 3 night stay. Hope to be back in the area sometime and this is where I would stay.

Thank Jan D
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Reviewed 4 December 2014

Mine host, John, was very helpful and obliging and was good with his recommendations as to the need to see things in Napier. The room was large and the breakfasts were good and on time. The location ius good with the ocean 100 metres away. Shopping was closeby as was public transport (buses).

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2014

We spent 5 nights at the Motel de la Mer and it proved to be an excellent choice. The owner gave us really good advice on the best places to go in the area and this meant we were able to get the best out of our time in Napier. Highly recommended.

Thank Graham_NT
North East England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2014

A warm welcome from a helpful and friendly owner; shown to our room - that's the way to do it right! We stayed for a couple of nights in a large first floor room. With floor to ceiling windows onto the balcony walkway there was some lack of privacy but hardly a problem. A good kitchenette and dining area backed-up... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Nice motel, friendly service. Bed comfortable, room well supplied and attractive, bathroom excellent, spa bath included but not tried. Lights at bed side not very "romantic" (downlights) and could be easier to turn on and off from one side or other. basic cooking area but adequate for warming food. could do with net curtain to close off view from outside... More 

Thank thorstenvilliers
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Reviewed 5 November 2014

This is an excellent location on the Pacific shore and an easy stroll into the centre. The room has been well designed, well equipped and was spotlessly clean. The eggy brekky was delicious. The 2 owner managers are SUPERB in their help, responsiveness and local knowledge.

Thank grier p
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

We stayed for two nights and had a wonderful time. The hosts were very friendly and offered lots of advice about where to go and what to do. The motel is a 5-10 minute stroll along Marine Parade to the town centre and there are lots of restaurants around to eat out. The room itself was immaculately clean and was... More 

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Felton, California
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

My daughter and I stayed at Motel de la Mer for 2 nights. The motel location is amazing; right on the Marine Parade! Motel de la Mer is right across the street from the park and the ocean and is walking distance to the central business district including lots of restaurants! The motel was safe and the rooms were well... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: €100 - €170 (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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#6 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#17 Luxury Hotel in Napier
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