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Albatross Motel

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 adults stayed for 2 nights. All slept well in comfortable beds. Not a huge unit but adequate. Lovely big bathroom which is always a bonus. We were away from the road which was nice and reasonably quiet. Did not interfere with sleep. No air conditioning which would have been an issue if the Weather hadn't been cooler. We would...

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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad to hear you had a good sleep. Sorry we don't have air conditioning but supply fans in all rooms for those few hot nights we get in the height of summer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and comfortable room, Friendly greeting on arrival, nice view of the sunset over the Estuary. Even though the Motel was fully booked our room was quiet and we were not disturbed by other guests. Well located, within walking distance to cafes in Ahuriri.

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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Regards Helen and Nigel Pedersen

Kettering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice clean room with comfortable bed. Beware there is only a microwave, toaster and kettle in the kitchenette. And only one large bowl for cooking. There is a small pool - the hot tub was not in action when we were there as some other guest had broken the lid.

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Knutsford UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I gave the Albatross 4* not because it is a 4* hotel, but because it is a reasonable 2 or 3* motel. Our ground floor room had a fair sized double and a single bed. The kitchen had all the basics inc a microwave. The TV had 50 Sky channels too. It was all clean and tidy, but they had...

Thank TimBob_53
AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Road noise is definitely subjective, but is an issue that most motels have,which are usually in cities and near main roads and for people who either come from the country or a quiet cul de sac, any extra noise is can be an issue. But our new sound reducing wall is a big improvement. Yes...

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 February 2017

My wife and I booking a DELUXE UNIT at the Albatross Motel, we paid more for the Deluxe Unit. So you would expect a unit better than the standard unit, right? At the time of pre-booking the deluxe unit we were asked for our visa credit card details, that’s normal. However, when we checked in at reception we were asked...

Thank icad2000
AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

We , the owners have just arrived back to the motel after having it under management for 3 months . Firstly we apologise for any problems that had not been fixed that were fixable. We are disappointed to hear that our managers were not available at reception. That is a big 'no no' in our book and it certainly won't...

Reviewed 24 January 2017

After returning from dinner my partner and I had to kill at least 10 cockroaches that were in our room. I called reception asking for bug spray, unfortunately the bug spray did very little as we found two earwigs and at least 20 smaller crawling bugs in our room throughout our stay. The whole bathroom was very cheap looking, totally...

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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

We do apologise if your stay was not satisfactory. When you bought the cockroach problem to our attention, we immediately , the next day, went into every room to lay some more bait. We generally see very few of them, but the units are close to a fence with neighbours dense vegetation the other side, which cockroaches love to hide...

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Close to town and good fish and chips just down the road, splash planet in Hastings is good for a hot day with food and ice cream for the kids Bluff Hill Lookout is a small drive to a great view of the port and ocean.

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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our great city. Kind Regards Helen and Nigel Pedersen

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came to Napier for a birthday celebration in Ahuriri so Albatross motel was a perfect location. We were greeted with a warm smile upon arrival and check in was super easy, she (sorry I didn't get names!) even came out to show us our room and where to park. Our room was good size with everything...

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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting your review, we really do appreciate the feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Helen and Nigel

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had an comfortable stay at the Albatross Motel, owners were very friendly and helpful. Rooms are well kept and tidy, Good service, Great location, highly recommend the place. Thank you for the great stay.

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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review, it is much appreciated. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. kind Regards Helen and Nigel

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Albatross Motel in Napier overnight en route for the East Cape. Good basic, clean units with no bells or whistles but a stones throw from the beach and a short drive or walk to the West Quay bars and restaurants (best part of Napier!). An excellent accommodation option for dog-nuts (like us) who like to take their...

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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review , glad to hear that you and your pet enjoyed our motel and location. Kind Regards Helen and Nigel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation proud to have scored 9.5/10 on Target TV, Unlimited Free Wifi, Guest Select 50+ TV Channels to choose from, 200m to the beach and overlooking the estuary. Range of room types to suit a variety of requirements and budgets. Refurbished rooms, Swimming pool and spa.You are guaranteed a warm welcome and friendly service at The Albatross. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Albatross Motel

Address: 56 Meeanee Quay | Westshore, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: RM327 - RM485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Albatross Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Albatross Hotel Napier
Albatross Motel Napier
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Napier
#4 Business Hotel in Napier
#6 Family Hotel in Napier
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#12 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#15 Romantic Hotel in Napier
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“We liked our first floor room”
 of 5 bubbles JanetM381, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe Unit(s) are near the main road. Ask questions about the Deluxe Unit BEFORE you pay extra for it.”
  • Oven/Stove Control Knob settings (especially black knobs) faded, worn, hard to read.
  • Kitchen Stone left top ring would not work.
  • Wall Switch For the Stove & Oven (Button Switch looks faulty)
  • Kitchen Oven Door Handle
  • SOME of the Kitchen Area Ants
 of 5 bubbles icad2000, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upper floor room for easy use of the decking.”
 of 5 bubbles AndyIsobel, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We needed ground floor, mum not able to climb stairs, however upstairs had a nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles hinukoa, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try the ground floor studios.”
 of 5 bubbles BountyMgr, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
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