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The Nautilus

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Waikato New Zealand
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We had a room on the top floor and we enjoyed fantastic views from the balcony and also from our bed. The decor is really nice and well looked after.The spa bath is fantastic and the room was absolutely spotless and serviced daily. We didn't have any noise issues from the road. The only disappointment was that we couldn't test...

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a positive review. We are always pleased to hear from guests that have had a great stay. Glad you enjoyed the facilities and the wonderful view from your room. Look forward to hosting you again.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Hi, Thinking of somewhere to stay, look no further than the Nautilus, it is very comfortable and well situated on the beach front and close to main shopping centre. The staff are great, special mention to Restaurant staff, service was first class and great quality of food. Highly recommended

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

It is great to know that you had a wonderful experience when staying with us. I have complemented the staff in the Restaurant as requested. We are all focused on giving the guest a memorable stay. Thanks for writing a review

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Normally I stay at Pebble Beach down the road, but it was full, so I chose to stay at the Nautilus a few doors down. My first impression when arriving on the premises wasn't that great, outdoor decor/seating was rusty and the parking spaces were quite small. I was greeted by friendly staff and given the spill on the free...

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Many thanks for staying with us, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities of The Nautilus. Hopefully we can accommodate you again.

Narbonne, France
Reviewed 20 February 2015

the place is very clean,staff very very helpful. facing the sea was nice but it get noisy because of the road . in fact the windows are not double glass . the bathroom is very nice , they have a laundry room,so easy to use ,

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities of the hotel. The road can be busy during peak times as the hotel is centrally located to the city but we have hash glass in the windows to quieten the noise. Thank you for staying with us.

New Zealand
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We stayed here for a night last week and wish we had time to stay longer. Excellent location , spacious room and spotlessly clean. Very friendly reception. Highly recommend this motel to anyone visiting Napier.

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the time you spend in Napier.

Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

We often stay in different places in Napier and so far this is the best. Lovely decor, awesome spa in suite. Very comfortable beds, brilliant sofas. Very good price for the superior suite. 5 min walk to CBD.

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found our facilities very comfortable. Thank you for posting a review. Hopefully we can accommodate you again.

Thames, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 January 2015

I am from a Information center and my daughter and I loved it so, great home away from home with a mean as view, everything there but the restaurant was the bomb..com staff were really genuinely nice great people even the cleaners were awsome. I had drop my daughter off to boarding school and this made our time so much...

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review. We are delighted that you have found a comfortable home away from home. All our staff at The Nautilus strive to maintain that the guest has a great experience and meets their expectations. Hopefully we will host you again.

Northland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Very happy with our choice of hotel - all the fittings were good quality, everything in good condition looking almost new, and great view from the lounge. Would get back after a day out, fling the balcony doors open and relax with a gin & tonic and chip & dip. Perfect.

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful view from your balcony.

Witney
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Four of us stayed in two rooms in December 2014 for 3 nights on a short visit to Napier. The location on Marine Parade gave easy access on foot to town and the view of the ocean was lovely - particularly from our balcony on the top floor. On the first night we decided to take a chance and visit...

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a great review. Our Restaurant Nautilus special meal has been enjoyed by many. Our mission always is to make your stay enjoyable. Many thanks for staying with us.

Frizington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2015

This is a great motel. The rooms are very spacious, scrupulously clean and the staff are helpful and friendly. The views over the ocean are lovely and the delights of the town centre are within an easy walk. The restaurant was very good indeed, in fact, much better than the restaurants we sampled in town. The food was imaginatively presented...

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review and we certainly appreciate your delightful comments. I will forward your praise onto our chef. Thank you for staying with us.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 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
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
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: RM436 - RM819 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Nautilus 5*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
The Nautilus Hotel Napier
Nautilus Hotel Napier
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#5 Business Hotel in Napier
#6 Luxury Hotel in Napier
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“First floor rooms would obviously have a better view of the bay, but we were happy in our ground floor room (No. 105)”
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KKGoldCoast, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Dont pick a ground level room here.”
KeithM360, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great, they look out towards the sea”
653AnnFrank, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“make sure you get an uppe story for lovely views.”
Robynandcraig, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“First floor to get the views.”
theoldone, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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