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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rooms are nice and overlook the beach. Excellent beds, very comfortable. Cleanliness was below average, the skirting boards were caked in dust, also the glass in the bathroom had someone else lipstick on it. The shower was useless, like standing under a hose as it was not able to be adjusted. When manager was advised about these he didn't seem...

Thank celine805
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, opposite the beach on Marine Parade Walking distance to centre of town. Room was fantastic, spacious and everything you needed. Comfortable beds, very clean. Breakfast, continental for $15,very well priced but was average, bowl of yoghurt & the fresh fruit salad was warm and could have been sat in ice to keep cool.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a road trip with a girlfriend just 2 weeks ago and didn't have accommodation booked when we arrived in Napier. We were getting concerned when we saw NO VACANCY after NO VACANCY sign but were so relieved when we saw the Vacancy sign at Nautilus. Last room left which, lucky for us, was in the corner of the building...

Thank patricialA304ZV
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Twice we have visited this excellent motel and enjoyed a good nights sleep in comparative luxury. It's located on the seafront and if you are lucky enough to get a first floor room, there are wonderful sea & coast views from the balconette. ( and your room). The road can be a bit noisy but once the windows are closed,...

Thank Sal P
nautilusnapier, Front Office Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your stay. We appreciate your wonderful comments, so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again.

St. Catharines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside, we were not sure what to expect of this hotel but as soon as we walked into our ground floor apartment, we were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were very spacious, beds comfortable and the kitchenette was well appointed with all utensils necessary to make our breakfast. We chose to go out for dinner but could easily have...

Thank HIK
nautilusnapier, Front Office Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to submit a review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Napier.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were extremely satisfied with our stay. Had a nice view of the beach from our patio and the bed was super comfortable. The pressure in the shower could be a bit better but the large spa bath in the room made up for that. Will stay again.

Thank Lachicka
nautilusnapier, Front Office Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to submit a review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Napier.

Queanbeyan, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Cannot speak highly enough of this motel - we booked for 2 nights at one of the busiest times of year and then had another motel cancel our reservations at the last minute. Guru worked a miracle and managed to get us another night even though they were fully booked - cannot speak highly enough of the service. The location...

1Thank Ris W
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Nice rooms with a nice bathroom and a spa bath. The kids had a separate room with a small TV. We were on the ground floor, everyone can see in if the curtains are open, I would request a higher level. The king sized bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay. It was about a 10 minute walk into...

Thank Marlisa B
New Plymouth
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed with my family and booked a second room for a friend's family. Prime location. Superb facilities. Hard to imagine having a spa pool in your room for that price. Friendly staff. Plenty of space and amenities. Hard to fault, but for me, best if they put up reliable high-speed Wifi, even if they charge a bit extra for it.

Thank Marc R
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The price is reasonable. The place is not new but is has been upgraded recently. Clean, safe, mini kitchen but oddly no drawers to store clothes!!! And the closet is tiny. Bathroom is large and the balcony is comfortable with a great ocean view. And a dramatic oddity is in the middle of the room beside the bed is a...


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  • 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
  • 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: RM531 - RM955 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms face the beach”
 of 5 bubbles celine805, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites (I believe) are the biggest.”
 of 5 bubbles patricialA304ZV, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for first floor for views and a balcony to the sea front”
 of 5 bubbles 899salp, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for rooms on upper floors to reduce traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles HIK, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Top floor has the odd but useful jacuzzi in the middle of the room!”
 of 5 bubbles REO-LTL, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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