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387 Marine Parade Corner of Marine Parade and Sale Street, Napier 4110 New Zealand
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Welcome to The Nautilus Napier, New Zealand. The Nautilus is a sophisticated, Art Deco-inspired waterfront accommodation, designed for the discerning traveller. The Nautilus offers self-contained executive studios and suites, one bedroom apartments and premium suites, and a fully-licensed restaurant and bar. All 41 luxurious rooms offer stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, gorgeous double spa baths, private balconies and decor, furnishings and fittings with a contemporary twist on Napier's 1930's Art Deco theme. Designed for privacy and comfort, The Nautilus Napier is a world away from a traditional hotel. The apartments are spacious and beautifully decorated, offering the perfect choice for corporate travellers, couples searching for romance or those attending one of the many exciting events, concerts and festivals held here in vibrant Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Spa
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
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Monique wrote a review Yesterday
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Our stay at the Nautilius was amazing. The room we had was on the third floor and we had to trudge those stairs however, our room was lovely and warm, clean and really cozy. We had such a beautiful view looking over towards the sea, especially in the morning absolutely stunning. The traffic was only noisy when the doors were open but we didn't mind and it settled down in the evening. The manager and cleaning staff were super friendly and helpful. Defs worth another visit sometime this year. I think the only little downside was my husband loves tea and the teabags were stale in his opinion.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Katy P wrote a review 21 May
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Clean, tidy, central, fabulous view. We purchased a voucher through grab one. Just what we needed. Very comfortable, king bed, spa bath. We will be be back! I recommend this hotel. Enough room for the kids too.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Thank you for taking time to review your stay. We really appreciate your wonderful comments and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Napier.
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Rhonda D wrote a review 21 May
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The units have beautiful views - possibly best to check you are getting a sea view. Kitchen was pretty good. Plenty of cupboard space and basic gear. Mini bar drinks and snacks were all reasonably priced which was nice to see. A little noisy with the traffic and trucks going by but not too bad. Lovely waves crashing at night when all is quiet. Good deck seats to enjoy the views. Beds were comfy - although not without their marks on the bedding. A large hole in the tea towel made me wonder if the manager needs to keep a close eye on the simple things. Good black out curtains. Spa was pretty shallow to be honest, but fills quickly with fresh tap water - so possibly need to fill to the top to get a good soak. Pretty hard to get in and out of spa as there is a big wide rim around the bath - so previous gymnastics experience is helpful! Possibly better for younger agile guests! I wonder if they intended to make such a wide surround for it with no step. But if you can sit on the edge and swing your legs over - should not require an ACC form to be filled in! Staff were friendly.Unit was pretty clean except for the long black hair on the floor in places... and the obvious dirt and mould around the window and door frames - but with steam from the spa in the unit it would need constant wiping down to keep it clean.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Quite expensive but for a treat - very nice rooms with views. Very good dinners at the restaurant.
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Thank you for taking time to review your stay. We really appreciate your wonderful comments and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Napier.
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yehudi2014 wrote a review 21 May
Hastings, New Zealand59 contributions34 helpful votes
If you pay a bit more and get the corner premium suite, you will enjoy a much larger extra space area so you get a bedroom, a lounge and another bed in the lounge but off to the side. The large round bath is great but you must fill it right up if you want to get it above your belly button and you need to be quite flexible and physically able to get over a high, quite wide wall around the bath - not step up to this to get into our out of the bath. Keep the fan on and open the windows when the spa bath is filling and filled. Quit a lot of mould around the window frames - and in the shower but it is to be expected in a way - but it would not take much extra time, once a week for these to be washed down and wiped down. Also in between guests, the doors and windows for these units should be left open to air them out. But that is a management thing - great sea views and good heat pump in the unit to keep warm. In house restaurant is fantastic for dinners. Deserts are big enough for two easily. Having said that staff need to wear their masks all of the time - down round under your nose or off is a waste of time. And guests should be wearing one too in communal areas.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Great spa units. A bit noisey with the traffic and the natural sea waves at night but nice...
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Thank you for taking time to review your stay. We really appreciate your wonderful comments and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have noted your feedback, as discussed. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Napier.
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Fouzi wrote a review 20 May
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Great Hotel, friendly staff and the best location in Napier opposite the ocean in Marine Parade, room big and very comfortable with big jacuzzi, walking distance to the beach, new Zealand aquarium and CBC I will recommend this Hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Nautilus Napier, Guest Services / Front Office at The Nautilus
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Thank you for an amazing review! We really appreciate your wonderful recommendation of The Nautilus. So thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.
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PRICE RANGE
US$91 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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the nautilus hotel napier, nautilus hotel napier
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandHawke's Bay RegionNapier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
41
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Nautilus
Which popular attractions are close to The Nautilus?
Nearby attractions include National Aquarium of New Zealand (0.3 km), Bay Skate (0.4 km), and Laserforce - the ultimate laser game (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Nautilus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Nautilus?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Nautilus?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Nautilus?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Nautilus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Indonesia, Thai Hutt Restaurant Napier, and Lick This.
Is The Nautilus located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Napier.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Nautilus?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Nautilus?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Napier Cemetery (1.6 km).
Does The Nautilus have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Nautilus accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.