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Reviewed 14 March 2014

I was initially disappointed to have a room on the top floor as I thought I'd have to haul my tonnage of luggage up flights of stairs. A luggage elevator makes life so much easier ! The room was a jaw dropper. Huge spa bath, balcony with 180 degrees ocean views, immaculate, air conditioner, kitchen with everything, tasteful decor and...

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review of your recent stay at The Nautilus. We are delighted you found the room and amenities to your liking . We look forward to welcoming you again on your return.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 13 March 2014

If you don't (or can't) stay in downtown for Art Deco, I recommend The Nautilus. The staff was friendly (they do close the office at 9pm, so if you arrive late, you'll need to call for over-the-phone check in prior to 9pm. They were really friendly about this, and even agreed to do it over email if we needed to)....

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of your stay with us during one of Napier's busiest weekends. It was fabulous to see everyone getting into the spirit of things. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and were able to enjoy breakfast at Burtons Restaurant. We have shared your lovely comments with our staff. Thank you again and...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 12 March 2014

They have 41 rooms and 34 parking spaces. If you arrive late or go out in the evening, you may have to try to find parking on the street somewhere. They just say that that's the way it is, and there is nothing they can do. The internet, both Wifi and Ethernet cable, is free and supposedly unlimited. But it...

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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 at The Nautilus. We do appreciate your comments and acknowledge that parking can be tight at times when the hotel is full. Every guest is informed that parking is undesignated at check in. We will certainly investigate the issue you had with your wifi connection. We are...

Yealmpton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

Sea view balconies. Nicely furnished. Magnificent spa bath on bedroom with sea view as well as normal good shower. Clean with comfortable large lounge area in room. Comfortable bed. Convenient to walk into town in 5-10 mins. Something for most other motels to aspire to? Great value

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased you found The Nautilus to your liking and you found your stay to be great value. Should you ever venture to Napier again, we would be delighted to host you again. Thank you and all the best in your travels.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We didn't have a reservation, the Nautilus was the first property we tried; our host invited us to inspect - just what we wanted! Kevin couldn't be more helpful throughout our stay. We had a ground floor room; it was spacious and well appointed; very clean; and, the noise from Marine Parade wasn't an issue as it was only during...

Thank Jane M
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review of your stay with us. We very much appreciate you taking time to post your review. We strive to provide a level of high level of service to our guests during their time with us. We are glad we were able to offer you a great experience. Thank you and we hope to see...

Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Fantastic experience from the moment we checked in, to the moment we departed. Kevin, his wife and their assistant Sarah were 100 % accommodating and very friendly. Kevin could not do enough for me and he and his wife always had a genuine smile. Sarah had recommended a winery (Mission Winery) for lunch which I was unaware of. I cannot...

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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 appreciate your lovely words and it was certainly our pleasure to have you as our guest. We are glad you enjoyed your time in the Hawkes Bay region and happy we were able to pass on some recommendations you valued. Thank you again...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Mixed reviews for Nautilus made us a little nervous BUT all I can say is that Nautilus exceeded all of our expectations and certainly delivery quality. Both before and on arrival they went out of their way to ensure that we had an enjoyable stay. The location is great being within walking distance of all the attractions and the beach...

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation, it is much appreciated. We strive to offer our guests an experience that exceeds expectations both in quality of accommodation and service, We are glad you stayed with us and look forward to being able to offer the same high standards on any return visit. Thank you for taking the time to...

Reviewed 1 March 2014

We have stayed in many hotels in Napier and finally I have found one that I would come back to regularly. Modern, great location and excellent spa bath. Beautiful views, close to town and even though it was close to the road it was still surprisingly quiet. We had a family unit, similar layout to other motels in this area....

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of your recent stay. We are delighted we were able to provide you high quality accommodation and that your time with us was an enjoyable experience. We look forward to being able to welcome you back on your next visit to Napier. Thank you again.

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We have just found our always stay Hawkes Bay accommodation. Fantastic location, perfect room, great balcony overlooking the sea, and such friendly hosts and staff. Nothing was too much of a problem and it was excellent value for money. Well done and thanks to the Nautilus team for making our long weekend away from home such a pleasure. Seriously absolutely...

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of your recent stay with us. We are delighted we could assist in making your long weekend comfortable and enjoyable. It was certainly our pleasure to have you as a guest in the Hotel. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again.

United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We had a sea facing room , a super spa bath with a TV in both the bedroom and the lounge. The kitchen area was very well appointed with every thing that you needed. We loved the bi folding doors on to the balcony. The room was large, very clean . We had a very comfortable stay at this hotel....

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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 at The Nautilus. We appreciate your very kind words regarding the Hotel, staff and the experience you had during your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back if you get to Napier again. Thank you and all the very best.

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  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $147 - $243 (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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