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The County Hotel Napier

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a night booked the DBB Deal, Everything was perfect, the food was delicious, the room was great, wonderful place to get away from it all, & to top it the staff were very helpful & friendly. Also I have to mention the FREE port it went down a treat. Well be back for sure.

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Dinerxx It was a pleasure having you to stay with us, and I am overjoyed to hear that your whole stay was perfect. Our Celebration Dinner Bed and Breakfast Package is the perfect way to spend a night here with us and the team will be very happy to hear they helped to make your stay a pleasurable one....

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A former local government building, the County Hotel is the perfect lodging during your visit to Napier. About a block from the sea, across the street from the wine center and a block away from the Art Deco Trust, this charming hotel is very convenient. The staff are friendly and attentive; the rooms, while small, are comfortable and nicely decorated....

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear cbr79 I am so pleased you enjoyed the ambiance and fantastic location of our beautiful hotel, we enjoyed having you here to stay with us and he whole team look forward to welcoming you back again on your next venture to Napier.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Dinner and wine was amazing! Food recommended was the catch of the day and wine matched with it was devine! Our waiter was charming and well knowledgeable about food, wine and the area. Fine dining not pub food! Reasonably priced... We paid $120 for entree, mains, dessert and a glass of wine.

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear MB1015 I am delighted you enjoyed your evening with us here and have shared your review here on Trip Advisor. We pride ourselves on our delicious, locally sourced food and friendly, knowledgeably service. I shall be sure to pass your comments on to our wait team and we hope to wine and dine you again in the future.

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I stayed at the County Hotel Napier with my girlfriend in November of 2015. We had been driving from Wellington in a sort of loop around the North Island, and hit Napier on the way back to see the truly amazing art deco architecture (some of which, sadly, is being torn down to comply with new, very strict building regulations...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Had two fun days here. Hotel is a cool old building, the library on the 1St floor is a really cool place to read and drink port (free). Saturday night there was a wine tasting dinner. Super fun, great food, good wine, lots of people enjoying themselves as two locals, father and daughter, belted out some songs. Memorable night.

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Munstastravel It is always lovely to hear our guests feedback and we thank you for your comments. I am delighted you enjoyed all our little added touches, and the ambiance of the fantastic wine tasting event in our Wine Street Restaurant and Churchill's Bar. We hope to welcome you back for another memorable night with us here at the...

Reviewed 28 July 2016

Our second time staying and the first at a wine tasting dinner. We live only 20 minutes away and staying at the County is our special treat to ourselves. It's almost like Angela and Chris Barons were in on the secret of our wedding anniversary because everything was perfect. Hospitality, everybody on staff, the classic feel of landmark hotel with...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Just had an amazing experience there.... so personal with lots of special touches, like the front page of the newspaper from 150 years ago to read with a cup of tea each morning. Have already booked to go back !!!!

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear martinandbrenda I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us, thank you for your wonderful review. We are all looking forward to your next visit!

Carterton, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is our second visit to the County Hotel and we will always stay here when visiting Napier. The location is perfect, very close to shops and restaurants. The Churchill bar is a little treasure, the night we were there they had live Jazz and it was just perfect. The room was large and comfortable - close to the library...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Kelly Jane007 It was a pleasure having you to stay with us on your second visit to the County Hotel, and the whole team would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with other travelers. We are delighted your enjoyed your second stay as much as the first and we look forward to welcoming...

Feilding, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Napier is blessed with many fine hotels / motels with the "County " surely at the top. If you are heading to Napier to take in the Architecture, visit the vineyards, take in a show or just shop, the county Hotel is pretty much perfect, it is very centrally located, has an excellent restaurant and a mix of elegant rooms...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear AlistairM1961 I can't thank you enough for your excellent review and thrilled you rate us so highly amongst many other places you have stayed here in Napier. Fantastic that you took the opportunity to dine with us in our wonderful Wine Street Restaurant, we pride ourselves on our fresh local produce and friendly knowledgeable staff. I shall be sure...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 July 2016

A really interesting and friendly place to stay. A well-designed adaptation of the old county council building into comfortable period rooms with modern bathrooms. Loved the library and the free port there, ideal for evening relaxing and chatting.

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Dear stuartQ1288VW I am so pleased you enjoyed your time here at the County Hotel, staying in one of Napier's original buildings and got to soak up the charm of our lovely heritage building. The port is certainly one of our guests favorite little touches, perfect for whiling away some time before bed!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Wine Street
Wine Street
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winner of the Art Deco Supreme Award. The owners of Napier's County Hotel wished to combine the qualities and ambience of some of the finest hotels in the world. They have achieved this by incorporating fine service, fine dining and luxurious accommodation in line with 1930's Art Deco characteristics of Napier. The County Hotel is situated in the centre of Napier which is considered to be the 'Art Deco Capital of the South Pacific' and has captivated the emotions and senses of countless admirers. Originally built for the Hawke's Bay County Council in 1909, The County Hotel is one of only two significant buildings to have survived the massive 1931 earthquake. Faithfully refurbished as a boutique hotel, the County Hotel now stands as Napier's premier Hotel. The hotel is home to an extremely popular, multi award winning Wine Street Restaurant, the superb Churchill's Champagne Lounge, an intimate library, well-appointed function areas, conference facilities and eighteen luxurious guest rooms and offer a variety of accommodation packages. Come and enjoy this architectural masterpiece with its atmosphere of conventional luxury and allow yourself to be pampered by the attentive service of our devoted staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The County Hotel Napier

Address: 12 Browning Street | Hawkes Bay, Napier 4015, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $161 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The County Hotel Napier 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#16 Romantic Hotel in Napier
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“Just check which room you will be staying in as there are quite a few different ones to choose from!”
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“Our good sized room on (I think ) the second floor was on the side so had no particular view but was quite quiet.”
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“Rooms on upper floors are, we were told, quieter.”
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“Gorgeous rooms to which you require, spacious and extremely comfortable, your choice of a room with a balcony or not.”
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“Corner unit allowed for cross-flow of air through windows when AC not desired”
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