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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Really good hotel, staff at check in and out were super nice. The spa in the room was actually a proper size spa, and it was really clean. The room had a decent size wall mounted tv, great view of the beach, balcony you could eat breakfast on and a coffee plunger with halfway decent coffee. It was a 10/15...

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review and recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again on your next visit.

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 17 April 2014

This was the most expensive place I stayed in NZ, but it felt worth it. My room was really bigger than I needed (and an in-room spa tub?), so the value was not as high as some other places, but it was great. Napier appears to be quite a nice town and I enjoyed having this hotel as my home...

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at The Nautilus. We a pleased you were able to enjoy the sights of Napier and use the hotel as a base to explore from. We would enjoy hosting you again if you ever venture back to Napier.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We had a great few days, the motel is clean, well equipped, with friendly staff with an added bonus of a great little restaurant which served great food. And it's location is perfect with stunning sea views:-)

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us. We are pleased you found everything to your liking including the restaurant. We would be delighted to host you again when you are back in Napier.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2014

This is a motel which has been wonderfully renovated. Nice touches included a large spa-bath, two televisions, a well-priced mini-bar and reliable wifi service. The balcony looks onto the beach, with large concertina glass doors blocking out road noise at night.

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review of your stay. We are delighted you enjoyed the hotel and the facilities on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Nautilus.

Morrinsville, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We asked for a room on the top floor that had a balcony and view. It was a little bit extra, but worth it. While the room was a studio, it had a full lounge suite in it. The view is very nice for Napier. (Note: Napier has a stoney beach with a bad undertow, so we are not taking...

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay with us. Apologies for the length of time it has taken to respond to you. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us albeit the mattress was not quite to your liking. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again.

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We booked this stay for its positive reviews and location along the beach in Napier. Once we got there, we realized what a find it really was. The location was beautiful. The room was well appointed. The bathroom was especially lovely and modern. After staying in a standard city hotel in Auckland, it was a treat to have a room...

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you so very much for posting a review of your stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and that you found your room comfortable and relaxing. Thank you for your comments regarding Burtons restaurant, the quality of food and the minibar. We look forward to your next visit should you venture back to Hawkes...

Glendale, California
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This is a very fine motel...good beds, spacious rooms, very clean, well located. The shower was particularly wonderful. We booked because of good reviews and were glad we did. The location is perfect...on the waterfront but a few blocks away from noise downtown.

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at The Nautilus. We are glad that our Trip Advisor reviews encouraged you to stay with us and delighted you found your accommodation to your liking. Thank you for choosing The Nautilus and we hope to see you again.

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We travelled with our good friends to do a wine tour. The standard Room was amazing. Great Spa Bath, Bed and pillows were comfy. Friendly service from all the staff including the cleaning staff. Viewing the Sunrise in the mornings was an absolutely bonus. Will definitely return again.

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at The Nautilus and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Napier. We hope you enjoyed your wine tour. Thank you again

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Found it very hard to fault anything about the hotel. The room was probably one of the best we have had with a huge bath, great shower, lovely sitting area, huge bed, nice kitchenette. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but it certainly looked nice. 10/10 for this hotel.................and of couse lovely views of the ocean. This was an upgare...

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your recommendation. We appreciate your kind comments regarding your recent stay with us. We are pleased you found your room and its' amenities to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for taking time to post your review.

auckland
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Good room, right on marine parade looking out across to the beach. Clean tidy, well equiped including airconditioning which not all motels near by have. Very good. Highly recommended for Napier stays.

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of your stay at The Nautilus. We are happy you found the room and hotel to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next business trip to Napier. Thank you for your recommendation.

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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: International, European, Contemporary, New Zealand
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $153 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Nautilus 5*
Number of rooms: 41
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The Nautilus Hotel Napier
Nautilus Hotel Napier
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#5 Business Hotel in Napier
#6 Luxury Hotel in Napier
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“All rooms face the beach”
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“Ask for first floor for views and a balcony to the sea front”
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“Ask for rooms on upper floors to reduce traffic noise.”
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“Top floor has the odd but useful jacuzzi in the middle of the room!”
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