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The County Hotel

12 Browning Street Hawkes Bay, Napier 4015 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#1 of 46 hotels in Napier
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Brenda wrote a review 20 Jan
Paihia, New Zealand6 contributions
We stayed here for two nights. what a lovely boutique hotel, staff where so friendly and accommodating. We had the most amazing meal the first night, so had to rebook for the next night too. Would definitely recommend a stay and meal on your visit to Napier.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Whittakb wrote a review 16 Jan
Auckland, New Zealand163 contributions41 helpful votes
Having returned again here, it was great to see they were still giving fabulous service and a quality experience even thru these tough times. It’s rarely that you can rate your stay at 10/10 but we certainly did this. Everything was perfect from the small, thoughtful things in the room to the fabulous meals and attention we received each day and night. The staff were warm and friendly and so professional. It was a delight to meet Chris and here about the phenomenal work that had been put in to make the hotel so fabulous. Truely a dream come true! Well done! I do hope the industry turns around to normal again soon to give you the success you so rightfully deserve. Many many thanks from the tow of us. A super experience in a super place!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be sure to take something nice to wear in the elegant bar and restaurant. This is not kiwi casual!
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arlene wrote a review 8 Jan
Hamilton, New Zealand61 contributions35 helpful votes
It was quite nostalgic staying in an old and historic hotel. Didn't expect my kids to like it but they did. They especially enjoyed the library where my youngest played her first game of chess. We stayed in Tui room for 2 nights and didn't have any problem whatsoever. The beds (they placed another single bed as we booked for 3 pax) were comfortable and the room, including the toilet, is very clean and has no foul smell. Angela and all the staff we met during our stay were all so friendly and welcoming. We had a wonderful time.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
LandC46 wrote a review Dec 2021
Auckland, New Zealand255 contributions53 helpful votes
This is a lovely, nicely furbished historic hotel in an excellent location. Good amenities and comfortable beds and the port in the Library added to the whole. The breakfast arrangements in these Covid times worked very well while offering multiple choices. We also dined in the restaurant on excellent Beef Wellington. Mask wearing was faultless. But a really special mention must go to how kind and helpful the staff were in responding to some minor (but to us) important glitches and our sincere thanks are due.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The hotel, while probably just partly full, was so quiet it seemed no-one else was around.
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Stephen Coleman wrote a review Dec 2021
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Had a wonderful stay at the County Hotel last week on my honeymoon. Staff were really lovely and the hotel and restaurant is absolutely beautiful. The facilities were also in good order. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$117 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandHawke's Bay RegionNapier
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Frequently Asked Questions about The County Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The County Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Marine Parade (0.4 km), Sunken Gardens (0.3 km), and MTG Hawke's Bay (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The County Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The County Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The County Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The County Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The County Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bollywood Stars Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Rasoi Cuisine of India, and Faith Hope Love Malaysian Eatery.
Is The County Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Napier.
Are any cleaning services offered at The County Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The County Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The County Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Napier Cemetery (1.4 km).
Is The County Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.