Motel de la Mer
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Motel de la Mer

Traveller (45)
Room & Suite (57)
Lovely sea front gardens
Pool & Beach (2)

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$197
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4.5
#7 of 26 motels in Napier
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Modern
Languages Spoken
English

Location

321 Marine Parade, Napier 4110 New Zealand
Getting there
Good for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 82 out of 100
82
Hawkes Bay Airport
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StheG wrote a review Oct 2021
Tairua, New Zealand141 contributions69 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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lostinlosa wrote a review Nov 2023
Los Angeles, California11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This older but well-maintained property is ideally located in Napier. It is within walking distance of the old downtown and a number of very good restaurants; it also faces Hawke's Bay (some rooms probably have an ocean view). It was surprisingly quiet despite being on the main street by the water. The owners are very helpful and friendly. The room was spacious and comfortable, with a good kitchenette that we used daily for breakfast. The room was little quirky, in a fun way. The bedroom included a giant bathtub that reminded me of something from a honeymoon suite in the Pocono Mountains. There was also a separate bathroom that included a shower. For wine lovers, the motel is a short drive from the greatest concentration of high end cellar doors (tasting rooms) in Hawke's Bay. This facility met our needs well.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Voucheruser27 wrote a review Oct 2023
Winterbourne, United Kingdom48 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights in glorious Napier. Beautifully situated on Marine Parade with sea views and easy walking distances to bars, restaurants and shops. We love art deco Napier. The apartment was well appointed, everything you might need was supplied with a charge for the minibar. Guest laundry available FOC. Friendly staff and warm welcome, cases even carried to our first floor room! Fabulous spa bath, which I took advantage of, husband even paddled his feet (2 knee replacements and an ankle replacement precludes him from indulging 😞. Weather was brilliant, which always helps 😀
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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shigelbinks wrote a review Jun 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand17 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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miniman2804 wrote a review Feb 2024
Berkshire251 contributions159 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I get the impression that there are many NZ towns that didn't have much of an existence until the advent of tourism. Consequently, when the tourists arrived in their tens of thousands they needed housed and fed. Even genteel Napier built motel after motel, which, like my review on the one in Rotorua is a bit off putting at first.

In fairness, this one was clean, well equipped, and when you get used to the window as wide as the room looking out on to the car park it was fine. There was a kitchenette which came in handy if you are running out of enthusiasm of eating out every night on a trip around this beautiful country
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Date of stay: February 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Happy Traveller wrote a review Nov 2022
London, United Kingdom225 contributions69 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a wonderful place to stay - elegant rooms with lovely decor and spa baths. Lots of thought put in, right down to the beautiful toiletries. Staff were hugely friendly with suggestions. It's perfectly situated on the sea front and only ten mins walk from the centre. Would love to come back.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Izzybizzy2 wrote a review Apr 2023
Aylesbury Vale, United Kingdom90 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked this motel from the UK.
Napier was on our list as we thoroughly enjoyed being there 4 yrs ago.
We love the area & all the Art Deco buildings. Such a beautiful place.
This motel was perfect for us as we were able to leave our car safely & walk into town.
The room was light, airy, very comfortable & clean.
The owners were very welcoming & very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.
My husband had lost his camera lens at a previous place we visited & they emailed them to help us try & locate it.
We will definitely return to this motel again should we return to Napier.
Thank you so much Tanya.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vacation794303 wrote a review Oct 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel was an ideal place for our one night stay in Napier. We had a spacious room which was very clean and comfortable. The motel is perfectly located on Marine Parade so has a view across to the beach and a short walk to everything. The reception team were great and helped us out with advice on what to do, where to eat which really helped us as we had such a short stay. Would highly recommend for s visit to Napier.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dave P wrote a review Jan 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand70 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Angela e wrote a review 3 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Only one word excellent, clean, nothing to much bother owners and staff were very friendly. Room was cleaned daily clean towels etc. Walking distance of the town for cafes and restaurants. Aquarium close by and worth a visit. Just walking along the sea front was relaxing.
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Date of stay: May 2024
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
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Jan D asked a question Apr 2015
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi there Can we get a twin room on the ground floor as I am travelling with my very elderly Mum.
ron b wrote a tip Mar 2024
pittsburgh27 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We did stop in national aquarium just down the street , would be better if the crowds were not in from a cruise ship."
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shigelbinks wrote a tip Jun 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand17 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lots of stairs so not accessible for some."
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Stu Leslie wrote a tip Nov 2021
Upper Hutt, New Zealand65 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We think Room 9 top floor on left might have a better view than Room 10 top floor right."
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Glyn/Wanda wrote a tip Jun 2019
Raglan, New Zealand66 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take John's advice."
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Ingrid d wrote a tip Jan 2019
Auckland, New Zealand33 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We were on the second floor with a partial view of the ocean. If you have mobility issues ask for a downstairs room."
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PRICE RANGE
$191 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel de la mer, de la mer hotel
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 Sunken Gardens (0.5 km), Hawke's Bay Trails (0.3 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 complimentary tea and 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 Restaurant Indonesia, Kilim Cafe, and Pacifica Kaimoana Restaurant.
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.
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