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Motel de la Mer

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Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

As other have noted the rooms are big and very well equipped but this place is on the busy Marine parade and whatever you're told the traffic noise is pretty constant from early morning, that said it has high standards & is conveniently located. It wasn't the warmest of welcomes given how friendly kiwis are but the owners are helpful...

Thank noahoxford1
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2015

What a wonderful place. The location was excellent, just across the road from the promenade, and less than 5 minutes walk from the centre of Napier. The gentleman who runs this place was lovely, very helpful in suggesting places where we could eat, and also where the supermarket was. He was obviously very proud of his rooms as he was...

1Thank Julia B
Market Bosworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We stayed at Motel de la Mer on the Napier leg of our tour of New Zealand. It is well located, being a five minute walk from the Art Deco centre of Napier and across the road from the beach promenade. Check in was very efficient and the room itself, on the first floor was wonderful. It was spotlessly clean...

Thank 14SRH
Killingworth, Connecticut
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

If there could be just one word to describe this motel it would be CLEAN!!! Had a wonderful stay and the private jacuzzi was a godsend after a 20 mile bike ride!! Would definetly recommend this motel! Within walking distance to downtown sites and restaurants.

Thank lledge
Narbonne, France
Reviewed 19 February 2015

i booked the top floor apartment. very large and comfortable,very nice bathroom . the place was so so clean . the flat has double glass windows,so no noise at all . the staff was very helpful place to come back

Thank brunoannette
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2015

The motel is very well located being a 5 minute walk from the centre of Napier and although on the Marine Parade we had no problem with noise - apart from the very wild sea waves one night as sea is across the road & activity area. We had a top floor unit that was very spacious and well fitted...

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 13 February 2015

conveniently situated little motel, a short walk into the centre of Napier. Very well maintained to the point of everything cleaned and vacuumed thoroughly every day with fresh towels, coffee and tea also replenished daily. We had a studio room on the ground floor which was very large and comfortable. Enormous spa bath which took ages to fill but very...

Thank Anne N
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 9 February 2015

The room was a surprise. Very Nice with a large jacuzzi tub in the bedroom. Well laid out room, with lots of little extras. Right across the street from the promenade and beach. A plus for some or a minus for others is that there is a kids playground right across the street and you had noise from children throughout...

Thank CSMantik
Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 February 2015

We stayed in the spacious executive suite on top floor. Bed was very comfortable and the unit was clean. Facility is located on busy road and beach views are somewhat obliterated by large building over the road. The terrace area overlooking the ocean was rendered unusable due to considerable traffic noise but with windows closed the noise did not affect...

2Thank Annette C
Andalucia, Spain
Reviewed 4 February 2015

We chose to stop in Napier as it was a convenient stopping place for us on the way from Wellington to Auckland. It was therefore a pleasant surprise to find such a well-appointed motel, with friendly and helpful owners. Our room included separate bedroom/living/kitchen areas and a hot tub. The owners directed us to the RSA club, five minutes' walk...

Thank WorldTravelerMinus

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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motel de la Mer looks forward to welcoming our customers having established ourselves as a favourite with business travellers and discerning holidaymakers, who relish luxury, and a genuine, hospital experience. Our stunning oceanfront location complemented by our spacious motel apartment suite accommodation is lavishly appointed with tasteful interior décor. Each of our suites has a luxurious, relaxed atmosphere and facilities to match. Spoiled for choice: Executive Studio, Deluxe Executive Suites with large in-room fresh water private spa's and Executive One Bedroom Suites (no spa), and Deluxe Penthouse Apartments with large fresh water in-room spas and spectacular views. Situated close to Napier's C.B.D, a variety of top class restaurants, cafe's, boutique shopping and a selection of activities with the oceanfront and promenade at your door. "McLean Park" is just a 12-15 minute stroll. A "Fabulous Sporting Arena" where all our "Major Rugby and Cricket" events are hosted!. Motel de la Mer has now achieved the TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence Award" for the fifth year running, and a place in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. This is all the more reason to come explore and experience Napier and the Hawkes Bay Region and our friendly hospitality at Motel de la Mer. Motel de la Mer - quality, superior, oceanfront suite accommodation - Relax with us in Napier, Hawkes Bay, where "Art Deco" lives on. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel de la Mer

Address: 321 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $134 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Motel de la Mer 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Hotel De La Mer
De La Mer Hotel
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#18 Luxury Hotel in Napier
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“We were happy with the ground floor due to my arthritic ankle, but the views from the balconies would be superb!”
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“I was in room 8. It was very good. View good You have to share the balcony - tho which I didn't like.”
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