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Albatross Motel

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Taupo District, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We really enjoyed our stay because the motel is comfortable for us and also well suited to our 2 quiet older dogs. The room stayed cool even though the weather was not so the dogs were safe being left there during the day when we needed to go places without them. The reserve across the road has a dog exercise...

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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting your review. Pleased that you and your pets had a pleasant stay. Kind Regards Helen and Nigel

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Stayed for 2 nights and had a good stay in the reasonable sized room, with all you need.Great upstairs decking area to admire the views over the lagoon and a pool/ tub available to relax in. You need a car to get into town, but a small selection of shops within walking distance to the rear of the hotel. Only...

Thank AndyIsobel
NZ Northland
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Stayed 2 nights for Iron Maori event. Great location very close to the event I was at Pandora Pond. Queen bed and one single ground floor. Had a spa pool but didn't get time to use it. Lady in office very friendly and helpful. Shower was difficult for my mum to use as she is short and could just reach...

Thank hinukoa
AlbatrossNapier, Manager at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Trust you were not too sore after the event. Yes the spa was very popular that day, relaxing sore muscles I guess. Hope to see you back next year.

Reviewed 8 December 2016

I stayed at The Albatross Motel while attending a conference in Napier. It was very convenient, a nice 20 minutes walk from the conference venue. Nice view and a very helpful staff. No problems at all, and would stay again.

Thank Dave M
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff - even printed my concert tickets for me because I forgot them They had clean and comfortable rooms and it was quiet Handy location close to beach and city Napier is a lovely little city

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AlbatrossNapier, Manager at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, hope you enjoyed the concert and we'd love to see you back for the next one. (or maybe the Art Deco Festival).

Reviewed 5 December 2016

What a fab motel ... its right on the run route which was great for my partner and other partners at the motel ... cos they were close enough to bring runners water and ice on the run ... but also just a walk to the finish line. Hosts were fantastic and accomodating!

Thank Kari L
AlbatrossNapier, Manager at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

You are correct, the triathlons, marathons and Ironman runs follow the beach and we get our daily exersize watching from the office window. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you for the next event in Napier.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The room was very clean, well maintained and the bed very comfortable. It was also quiet so we had a good night's sleep. Staff were friendly and very helpful in providing information on sites to visit and best places to eat and how to get there. The Motel was situated within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants/cafes and the beach.

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Paihia, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Albatross is an older looking property but we thought the price looked really good. From the time we walked through the door to reception we were treated to 5 star service. The rooms were spotless clean, well presented and surprisingly modern. We were even taken to the room by our fantastic hosts and shown all the features that made...

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AlbatrossNapier, Manager at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Yes we have been around for as while but we pride ourselves on the presentation of the property and our rooms. We are constantly refurbishing as things get a little tired. We would love to see you back again at some time in the near future.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We spent four days in Napier recently and chose to stay at the Albatross because of its prior good reviews. It lived up to those, and met our expectations. It is an older motel, but provides good facilities. Very friendly and helpful staff, really clean on arrival, moderately well equipped, plenty of hot water, comfortable bed, great pillows, excellent quality...

Thank KCiscasey
AlbatrossNapier, Manager at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We are happy we met your three important markers. We do pride ourselves on the comfort, cleanliness and homeliness of the Albatross Motel and, notwithstanding the fact that we maybe a little older than some other motels in Napier, our property is regularly kept up to scratch. Love to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Service and cleanleness were excellent. Missed a hook in the bathroom to hang my clothes though.Great locality with many different and pleasent places to walk the dog. Will definatly be our place of choice when next in Napier.

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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you and your dog enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. regards Helen and Nigel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation proud to have scored 9.5/10 on Target TV, Unlimited Free Wifi, Guest Select 50+ TV Channels to choose from, 200m to the beach and overlooking the estuary. Range of room types to suit a variety of requirements and budgets. Refurbished rooms, Swimming pool and spa.You are guaranteed a warm welcome and friendly service at The Albatross. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Albatross Motel

Address: 56 Meeanee Quay | Westshore, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: €71 - €100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Albatross Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Albatross Hotel Napier
Albatross Motel Napier
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Napier
#4 Business Hotel in Napier
#6 Family Hotel in Napier
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#10 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#15 Romantic Hotel in Napier
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“Deluxe Unit(s) are near the main road. Ask questions about the Deluxe Unit BEFORE you pay extra for it.”
  • Oven/Stove Control Knob settings (especially black knobs) faded, worn, hard to read.
  • Kitchen Stone left top ring would not work.
  • Wall Switch For the Stove & Oven (Button Switch looks faulty)
  • Kitchen Oven Door Handle
  • SOME of the Kitchen Area Ants
 of 5 bubbles icad2000, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upper floor room for easy use of the decking.”
 of 5 bubbles AndyIsobel, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We needed ground floor, mum not able to climb stairs, however upstairs had a nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles hinukoa, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try the ground floor studios.”
 of 5 bubbles BountyMgr, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“head for upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles KCiscasey, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
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