We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Nautilus

Show Prices
#6 of 48 Hotels in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
The Nautilus
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

533 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Nautilus
See the most recent reviews
Showing 524: English reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location, being walking distance to the main streets of town and a stones throw to the beachfront. The room itself was roomy and comfortable. The staff were very friendly. Great wifi. We would stay here again, highly recommended.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gillian B
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your stay. We appreciate your lovely comments and look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Napier.

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Heard great things about this place and certainly did not disappoint at all. The waiter was a young Russian lad very efficient and friendly. Food was excellant 10/10. Service 8/10. Bathroom 8/10 perhaps a mirror on the wall....to check ya lippy! Just a hint... stop apologizing for the wait time- there was no wait honestly everything was excellent. I was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Deb H
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review. We have passed your comments on to our restaurant staff and look forward to seeing you next time.

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Just stayed a week at this great Hotel in Napier , beautiful room with amazing spa bath and every thing was of top standard . The restaurant is located on site and the meals were absolutely superb compliments to the chef this was truely fine dining at its best. Would highly recommend to all

 Report
Helpful?
Thank smpenney
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and restaurant experience. We look forward to seeing you on another occasion.

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice modern facilities. Friendly helpful staff. Close to attractions. Nice restaurant. Good value for money. Near the beach and the Aquarium. Of all the accommodation we stayed at for our North NZ holiday this was by far the best.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Peter M
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your stay. We appreciate your wonderful comments and look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Napier.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a spacious and warm motel on Marine Parade. We had a view of Cape Kidnappers which was great on a clear day. Good clean kitchen facilities to self cater and helpful staff with an onsite restaurant. Only downside was that it was a longish walk into town but not a major issue on a nice day.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bryan B
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Coventry
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We checked out the room and asked the price for that night. In the winter don't be afraid to turn up in this location with no booking, lots of places had vacancies. We had a side seaview room with jet bath and a huge double bed and a room with twin beds. Nice location, decent rooms, they have a restaurant...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Si_Coventry
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your stay. We look forward to seeing you on another occasion.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Along the Marine Drive overlooking Hawkes Bay this is an ok place but not my style. The rooms are a good size with a big comfortable bed. There is a huge spa bath next to the bed. Many other reviewers liked having the spa bath and it seems to be very popular in New Zealand. If there has to be...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ozallan
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your stay. We appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Napier.

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Had two nights here. The good things - free parking, free wifi, looking over the ocean, large spa bath in bedroom. Other stuff - a touch tired, poky little kitchen, a bit of a walk into town, had to pay extra to upgrade room with view over ocean. Overall quite good for what we paid. With a plethora of accommodation...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Roger P
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your stay. We appreciate your wonderful comments and look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Napier.

Taupo
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Excellent Location walking distance to everything. Friendly warm staff on arrival. Very nice and clean. Cute little balcony with sea views, Free wifi. We came as 2 couples and booked 2 rooms, but could definately recommend for families. Great value for your dollar and they havent skimped on quality or cleanliness.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TaupoGlennis
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Dear TaupoGlennis, Thanks for your time for writing a wonderful review. Look forward to welcome you on your next trip to Napier.

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome accommodation. We booked through wotif and were upgraded to a bigger room. Awesome spa bath in the bathroom well worth using. Massive King sized bed in the living area plus couches to sit on. Room had a heat pump so it was perfect for winter. Also had a separate room with two single beds which we're not needed. Very...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Demi R
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Dear Demi R, Thanks for your great review and we love to hear that you enjoyed your weekend at The Nautilus. Look forward to welcome you on your next trip to Napier

117 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (115)
Viewed
Room/Suite (41)
Viewed
View from Room (17)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (28)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Napier hotels
0.9 km away
Art Deco Masonic Hotel
Art Deco Masonic Hotel
#5 of 48 in Napier
641 reviews
1.0 km away
The County Hotel Napier
2.6 km away
The Crown Hotel Napier
The Crown Hotel Napier
#3 of 48 in Napier
997 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.6 km away
Navigate Seaside Hotel & Apartments
1.2 km away
Scenic Hotel Te Pania
Scenic Hotel Te Pania
#8 of 48 in Napier
665 reviews
0.9 km away
VR Napier Hotel
VR Napier Hotel
#14 of 48 in Napier
218 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Nautilus Restaurant
The Nautilus Restaurant
Cuisines: European, International, Contemporary, New Zealand
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Nautilus

Address: 387 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $124 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Nautilus 5*
Number of rooms: 41
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, Odigeo and Agoda so you can book your The Nautilus reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Nautilus Hotel Napier
Nautilus Hotel Napier
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#5 Business Hotel in Napier
#6 Luxury Hotel in Napier
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Nautilus staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Nautilus staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I think all are seaview !”
 of 5 bubbles HollyHants, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floor, ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Josp651, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sea facing room on first or second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 146nevillew, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“See my review”
 of 5 bubbles skysearcher, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was looking a little tired, the wooden furniture needed some attention. We did enjoy hainv a seprerate bedroom and a lounge area.”
 of 5 bubbles whowesit, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay