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321 Marine Parade, Napier 4110 New Zealand
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Welcome to Napier's finest boutique ocean front motel suites - luxurious accommodation right on Napier's famous Marine Parade, Hawke's Bay. Motel de la Mer has established itself as a favourite with business travellers and holidaymakers looking for comfort, style and an outstanding location right on Napier’s Marine Parade. The motel suites are lavishly appointed with tasteful interior décor. Our central location means you are spoiled for choice with Napier’s favourite activities right at your door, including a variety of excellent restaurants, cafes and shopping as well as the ocean beachfront and Marine Parade. HAWKE'S BAY, WHERE "ART DECO" LIVES ON
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Wifi
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Iron
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Microwave
Refrigerator
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shigelbinks wrote a review Jun 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand19 contributions28 helpful votes
We had the best time for my 40th birthday. Clean, comfortable and large rooms. The spas were a real bonus. The hosts were so friendly and helpful. Everything was so easy! The location is brilliant as it is across from the water with lovely views and a short 10 minute stroll to town. Loved it!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Lots of stairs so not accessible for some.
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angela r wrote a review Feb 2022
Queenstown, New Zealand38 contributions14 helpful votes
We had a penthouse room. The room was a great size and very clean. The view was great, the location was great. The hosts are wonderful and super friendly. Would definitely be back. Situated across the road from the beach
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Rachael W wrote a review Nov 2021
Whanganui, New Zealand16 contributions
Fantastic accommodation - Santani and Tanja made us feel welcome from moment we got there. Great location too. We enjoyed the penthouse apartment with its amazing balcony to watch the world go by. We will definitely stay again when in the Bay
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stu Leslie wrote a review Nov 2021
Upper Hutt, New Zealand42 contributions2 helpful votes
We were pretty specific in the area we wanted to stay for our weekend away in Napier with Motel de la Mer being smack bang right in the middle. But possibly like many others we read the Tripadvisor reviews and were a bit put off by "big bad john". Well let me put things straight right from the start - its "long gone john" and welcome new owners Tanja and Santani. GREAT hosts. Friendly. Helpful. And super nice to deal with. Even we had to growl them to not make up our room after our first night which they insisted on doing anyway. Tanja and Santani might look too young to be running a motel but trust me, they run a good ship and should be commended for how they are doing, not tagged with bad reviews from previous owners. We had 1 of the 2 top level rooms (on the left as you look up from the road) and apart from the warning at the bottom of the stairs warning that steps may be slippery when wet, we had nothing else in the room to worry about. Everything was perfect. Unfortunately we had such a busy weekend we didn't get to enjoy the spa in the room. But I reckon we used every thing else and nothing disappointed. Especially the view out the open front doors at sunrise. Allegedly there are only 9 car parks for 11 rooms but we managed to get a park both nights we were there so can't comment. So take our advise and stay here if you're looking for somewhere central near the beach with a view. (ps: don't dine at Drift next door unless you're really hungry and don't care too much about atmosphere or hosts or how the food looks. Our Grabone dinner and breakfast filled a gap. But we wouldn't go back again.)
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: We think Room 9 top floor on left might have a better view than Room 10 top floor right.
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StheG wrote a review Oct 2021
Tairua, New Zealand133 contributions68 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights in one of the two "Penthouse" suites. The owners were lovely and always called us by name whenever we spoke, which was very nice. The suites are quite large, with a living room and balcony, small kitchen, separate bedroom area with a spa bath, and a separate bathroom with a shower and vanity unit. They were very clean, the shower worked well, bed was comfortable and the room easy to heat with its own heat pump and controls (it was winter). Netflix is available to use with your own login. The room was serviced daily. The balcony had a restricted view out to the ocean. The living room had plenty of natural light and sunshine (when it wasn't raining!). Restaurants and the main shopping centre were all within walking distance, as is the lovely seaside esplanade walkway. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Mr Mahu wrote a review Aug 2021
Huntly, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
Celebrating my daughter's 18th birthday she wanted to be able to take her family away for the weekend and decided on Napier after searching for the most accomodating and most central (walking distance)and the most cost effective we came across MOTEL DE LA MER...I could not have asked for anything better👍 and if you have been to Napier you will know options available are endless for motels in this area...but I have NO issues on giving this Motel AAAAA++++ review!! as the experience made for the lasting memories that my whole whanau who could attend will never forget Thank you Motel De la Mer staff💯❤❤ thank you Tanja and Santini
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alan A wrote a review Jun 2021
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We had just one night stay and what a great place .We were so lucky to be upgraded to the ocean view room .The room was brilliant the big spa bath ,perk coffee ,so clean and very quiet. Wish we could have stayed longer and will always stay there in the future. The hosts were just fabulous thank you both.. Alan and Dayle Abbott.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Tanja Cowan, Owner at Motel de la Mer
Responded 30 Jun 2021
Thank you so much for the fantastic review Alan & Dayle. So thrilled to know you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kindest regards Tanja & Santani
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Dave P wrote a review Jan 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand72 contributions29 helpful votes
We had 2 nights at the Motel de la Mer and we'll be back next time we're in Gisborne. The room was spacious, exceptionally clean and well appointed. It's an easy stroll into town or across Marine Parade to the stony beach.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Tiulipe Naisali wrote a review Sep 2019
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When we arrived onsite the owner was really RUDE to us while trying to park up our vehicle without a hello but went straight into saying “you’re not staying here” before asking for our details. He went on to say “our motel is fully booked, you’re not staying here” after numerous times telling him we have booked 2 weeks earlier he continued to say “I don’t have a booking for adults and a bunch of kids” which was really embarrassing especially with the kids sitting in the back seat who can hear his rude comments. We felt like we were being watched for every move we made because we had an extra child with us which we explained was not staying onsite but was only over to hang out with the kids. A lady had come to our room to explain the rules that we only have 4 occupants max in the room due to Health & Safety which we understood and said my niece will be taken to her parents at dinner. An hour later we received a call to say you still have 5 occupants in the room, while getting ready to leave for dinner after telling them earlier my niece was not sleeping over!!! I have stayed in numerous motels/hotels nationally and overseas and this is by far the worst experience I have faced being judged by our appearance especially being our first time in Napier. I would not recommend this motel for families with young kids as they watch you like a hawk. After all this we decided to leave Napier a day early and head to Rotorua as we did not feel welcome after all the events that took place in one day. The facilities are great and well presented, the housekeeping team really do a great job. It’s a shame there is lack of service from front desk. I would recommend they reconsider their approach when dealing with people of all cultures and do not judge a book by its cover. No point marketing the property being luxury accomodation if your first impression service is well below average!!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dee wrote a review Sep 2019
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After a terrible experience with crown you were both amazing & lovely to deal with. Provided us a modern beautiful comfortable clean room with the beautiful ocean right at our fingertips. You saved our holiday and we are forever grateful & will definately be back! Thank you!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$113 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandHawke's Bay RegionNapier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel de la Mer
Which popular attractions are close to Motel de la Mer?
Nearby attractions include Hawke's Bay Trails (0.3 km), Sunken Gardens (0.5 km), and Bay Skate (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel de la Mer?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Motel de la Mer?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Motel de la Mer?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Motel de la Mer?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel de la Mer?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bollywood Stars Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Restaurant Indonesia, and Kilim Cafe.
Is Motel de la Mer located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Napier.
Are any cleaning services offered at Motel de la Mer?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Motel de la Mer?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Napier Cemetery (1.5 km).
Does Motel de la Mer have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
Is Motel de la Mer accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.