Fern Motel
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Fern Motel

4 Westminster Avenue Tamatea, Napier 4112 New Zealand
The caravan is a nice cozy option for two
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2 Bedroom living area
Room & Suite (20)
Large outdoor pool with thermal cover
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4.5
#13 of 26 motels in Napier
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Fern Motel offers you Family Friendly Kiwi Hospitality. We have 18 ground-floor units with natural surroundings. They all have fully equipped kitchens, en-suite bathrooms, heat pump / air con & free wireless internet. So that your stay is pleasurable we provide Standard and Deluxe Studios and Family Units –the Deluxe units have been beautifully refurbished with new kitchens with dishwasher (Family Units), flat-screen TVs, new beds, carpet, linen & modern decor.We also have one new 2 Bedroom Unit.It has a beautiful large kitchen with dishwasher, big fridge/freezer and large ceramic hob. Bedroom 1 has a queen and bedroom 2 has 3 singles.Both bedrooms and the lounge have flatscreen tv’s. The lounge is stylishly decorated and has a sofabed and a nice dining area. All units have secure off-street parking and their own private courtyard where you can sit outside or entertain in the BBQ area. You can watch the kids swim in the large pool and play in the children's fenced playground area. Just off the HB Expressway, Fern Motel is conveniently located between Taradale & Napier City, close to Napier Airport, Park Island Sports Complex, Pettigrew Green Arena, Onekawa Aquatic Centre & Church Road and Mission Estate Wineries.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Golf course
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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JerrySargeant wrote a review Jun 2014
London, United Kingdom1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I don't normally write reviews but our stay at the Fern Motel in Napier was so spectacular I just had to :)

I stayed in the Fern Motel in Napier for three weeks this year. I have travelled widely with my family and have stayed in all sorts of hotels and motels. I have to say that the Fern Motel was up there near the very top. It has definitely been the best Motel by a long way for a number of different reasons.

1. It was extremely clean and tidy.
2. Nothing was too much effort. What ever we needed was done and with a great big smile.
3. The rooms were spacious and the beds were so comfortable.
4. The owners were very friendly. We felt like we were living with family.
5. The Motel is near to the beach, the shops and everything else we needed.

There are a number of other reasons we loved our stay there. We actually only planned to stay for 2 weeks but extended due to the environment we were staying in. We have already booked our stay for next year. Its along way from the UK to New Zealand but when you are looked after the way Bernard and Finny looked after my family and I you would travel to the ends of the earth to feel the passion they instil at their Motel.

I would recommend the Fern Motel to anyone. If you want a clean, relaxing and friendly environment to unwind and have fun then try this Motel for yourself.

Jerry Sargeant
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Date of stay: March 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Chose a family two bed room. It is perfect.
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Madison S wrote a review Aug 2017
Palmerston North, New Zealand1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I stayed in the caravan for 2 nights and we found it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay with heating, complete kitchen set up as well as Sky tv, free WiFi and free parking to top it off.

The motel is in a good location only a short drive to most places and not an overly loud place to be.

The hosts are very friendly and were very helpful with reccomendations for things to do and eat.

Overall great value for money and we would definitely not hesitate to visit again. Thanks again for the hospitality Fern :)
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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reymaster66 wrote a review Mar 2017
Napier, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying in the caravan for 2 nights and I just gotta say, it's one of the flashiest ones around! Toilet doesn't work but the guest toilet is right around the corner along with the laundry.. How good is that?? Besides that, it's fully decked out with heating/cooling, full kitchen setup and even SKYTV.. What's more, is that the (Free) WIFI signal is TOPS. They really look after their people as the caravan was immaculate inside and out, definitely what you want to see if you plan to stay here for a couple nights.

Overall, excellent value for money, super friendly staff and amazing location too. Thanks to Carolyn and Steve!
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Date of stay: March 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If you're planning to book the Caravan, DO IT! $$$
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Elias09 wrote a review Jan 2017
3 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great accomodation. Enjoyed a very tidy,cozy family room. Excellent space for a family.
Steve squeezed my family in at the last hour - Thank you!
Recommend this place to everyone looking for Top quality accomodation in Napier.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Response from Steve G, Manager at Fern Motel
Responded 18 Jan 2017
Thank you
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maqh wrote a review Mar 2016
MAURITIUS9 contributions22 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very welcoming staff, was given a bigger room than booked which was quite nice, room well equipped and free wifi. Parking in front of the room with back door giving in a small garden. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Steve G, Manager at Fern Motel
Responded 23 Mar 2016
Thank you, hope to see you all again
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Russell M wrote a review Sept 2015
Rotorua, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay, with very tidy units. Adjoining rooms are great for larger groups and the family units sleep five, so you can sleep eight with two adjoining rooms. Easy to find off the main highway. The owner is very friendly and they tidy the room every day. Will go back soon
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Date of stay: September 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Steve G, Owner at Fern Motel
Responded 29 Dec 2015
Thank you and we look forward to your return trip :)
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Bryda21 wrote a review Jan 2014
Brisbane Region, Australia7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Fern for a total of 6 nights two blocks of three nights at the start and the end of out NZ holiday, and with a disaster with the pre-booked Auckland Motel or should I say cat box. The hosts Bernard and Finy are very friendly and helpful in every way. The rooms are spotless and the cleaners are friendly with daily room services you can't go wrong. Loved the red towels just sets off the total effect. Close to everything but with NO street noise. Highly recommend this place and will stay again soon I hope. Highly Recommended to everyone from the business traveller to the family. Lorell from Roma Qld Australia.
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Date of stay: January 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Deluxe rooms a little dearer but well worth the few dollars extra.
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KC K wrote a review Jan 2014
Auckland, New Zealand65 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a night here on our way back from Wellington. After some disappointments with other advance booking, we decided to "walk-in" instead. The host was very friendly, she patiently showed me and my two kids the room to make sure that the kids are happy with it. The hotel has a small playground and a pool (non-heat) which to the delight of the kids. The room itself was a bit dated but has been repainted. They also have the refurbished unit was occupied during our stay. The extra point was the air-conditioner in the room, which comes handy during the stuffy summer night. The street on the side can be a bit noisy at night if some blokes decided to muscle their high powered engines. The motel is about 10 mins drive to the town centre and the major supermarkets but only 5 mins walk to a big park.

The room we stayed had one double bed and three single beds in a limited space and separated by a noisy sliding door. The kitchen located right next to the double bed room and can be inconvenient if it's to be used late at night. Despite this, our overall experience of the place was positive and would come back if we're in Napier again.
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Date of stay: December 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Try the refurbished unit, it may be better.
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Dorienntje wrote a review Mar 2013
Zwartemeer, The Netherlands10 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owners do everything they can to make your stay a pleasant one! The room is very nice and clean. We had a very good sleep. Didn't wake up once and the swimming pool was a cool extra too as it was a hot day! Very happy with the airco in the room as well. Bernard and Finy are doing a great job at the Fern motel.
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Date of stay: February 2013Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Zwaantsje, Owner at Fern Motel
Responded 3 Jun 2013
Great to read you lovely words about us, our Units and our pool. Love to see you again sometime.
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Wrassie wrote a review Feb 2018
Fraser Coast, Australia43 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pre-booked one night Studio. Warm welcome. Good guest laundry.
Older motel and decor to suit. Situated away from town center so had to drive for restaurants and shopping. Room was clean and quite well appointed, small bathroom and shower , low water pressure in shower. Double bed uncomfortable, requires a bed upgrade.
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Date of stay: February 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms on left of complex may be quieter road noise.
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HingstonMill wrote a tip Dec 2018
Wellington2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"close to the beaten track if you're travelling"
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Wrassie wrote a tip Feb 2018
Fraser Coast, Australia43 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on left of complex may be quieter road noise."
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not-happy14 wrote a tip Dec 2017
Palmerston North, New Zealand20 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Caravan is a decent standard, comfy and everything needed. Enjoyed it here"
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Alan H wrote a tip May 2017
Lower Hutt, New Zealand182 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 12 was very nice."
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reymaster66 wrote a tip Mar 2017
Napier, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you're planning to book the Caravan, DO IT! $$$"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fern Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Fern Motel?
Nearby attractions include Faraday Museum of Technology (3.4 km), Marine Parade (5.0 km), and Bluff Hill Lookout (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fern Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Fern Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fern Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Fern Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fern Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bollywood Stars Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Faith Hope Love Malaysian Eatery, and Rasoi Cuisine of India.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fern Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fern Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Fern Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fern Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Fern Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Otatara Pa Historic Reserve Walk (5.4 km) and Napier Cemetery (3.5 km).
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