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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 December 2011

This was a very clean and well designed motel. An amazing spa bath that had a lot of use in the time that we were there. Adored the managers Dave and Jan, really friendly and made us feel at home. It had a private outdoor area if you are a smoker or just wanted some fresh air. We loved the...

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1Thank Gail N
New Zealand
Reviewed 18 December 2011

What a beauty!!! The motor lodge was absolutely lovely, well maintained a real credit to the patrons Dave and Jan who by the way were the perfect hosts. The room i stayed in was spacious, very clean and the spa bath was to die for! Great value i will definitely be back to stay.

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2Thank don N
Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2011

This motel is well situated on the west shore of the lovely Art Deco town of Napier, close to the sea. The decor, furnishings and especially the beautiful bathroom with its spa bath were of a better quality than many motels, but the room itself was very small, with nowhere to actually leave 2 suitcases without potentially falling over them....

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3Thank SusanJH11
daverayner53, Owner at At the Rocks Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we always welcome our guests feedback. The room you booked is described on the site you booked on, as with all other sites that we use as "Mini studio". This is self explanatory. All our other rooms are bigger than this , hence the description of" mini" for the room you chose to book ....

Annapolis Royal, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2011

As Innkeepers in Canada ourselves we tend to be a little discerning and we were incredibly impressed with At The Rocks. Outstanding hospitality, immaculately clean, nice outside space, 5 minute drive to town, Napier was a huge treat for us including the Hastings Farmers Market, Art Deco Tour, Milk & Honey Restaurant, and wine tastings at Clearview and Elephant Hill,...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2011

Just came home from an amazing trip round the North Island of New Zealand. During our stay in Napier we were lucky enough to stay at this motor lodge. I aren't really the sort of person to bother with writing reviews (unless I have a really bad experience) but this one was SOOOO good I felt I had to share...

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1Thank Erin B
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2011

Quiet and convenient location; comfortable good-size room with nice "art deco" touches in keeping with Napier style; reasonable value; reception staff not particularly welcoming.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2011

Just a big thank you to the owner of Rocks Motor Lodge from Harkess-Ord UK. I was on a business trip to Napier and got stuck at the lodge with an oversized piece of luggage. The hotel owner helped me to get the piece of luggage to the airport for a 6.40am flight. The help is much appreciated. Thank you...

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Thank Chris P
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 October 2011

We stayed here for a few days after reading reviews on this site. As we drove in my partner noted the modern, clean surroundings and said to me "you've certainly picked a winner here." As we were booking in David (the owner) told us he'd upgraded us to a bigger room which we were very pleased about. I liked the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2011

Big, clean rooms. Very comfortable with a great bathroom. Handy to the Highway without being noisy. The little garden at the back of the unit is a nice place for a drink. Not too far from central Napier but a car is an advantage. Helpful staff. A lovely stay after a long drive. Napier is definitely worth a visit, one...

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Cardiff
Reviewed 5 August 2011

A great little place, very clean, had excellent kitchenette facilities, lovely bathroom with a good shower and spa bath (we were upgraded for nothing when we arrived), good parking, and good location. Easy to find and get to and easy to get into Napier from there as well, although you would need a car to do that. Free internet as...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxurious Qualmark 4 plus star motel featuring modern deluxe studio, executive and family rooms with relaxing spa baths, romantic clawfoot baths and private gym. Situated adjacent to Ahuriri Estuary and close to Napier's West Quay with wonderful waterfront dining, bars and cafe's, and still only 5 minutes from Napier City Centre and Airport. We are only 80 metres from a safe swimming beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about At the Rocks Motor Lodge

Address: 27 Meeanee Quay, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: RM360 - RM515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — At the Rocks Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#5 Family Hotel in Napier
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#23 Luxury Hotel in Napier
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“We booked the Executive studio which was great and affordable”
 of 5 bubbles Tuwhare, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top decor very modern any room is a top room!!”
 of 5 bubbles Ahorangi, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The family Studio 1 (2 Queen Sized Beds) in separate rooms is very quiet and the beds were extremely comfortable. There's also a TV in both rooms and an excellent Spa Bath as well. Very clean and there's even a wee patio off one of the rooms so you can sit outside.”
 of 5 bubbles Shari_6035, 15 May 2014 | Read review
“The king studios are at the back of the property away from the main road, and have their own decks off the living area.”
  • Deck
  • Bathroom
  • King studio
 of 5 bubbles Kiwibabe, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
“We were near the back, not on the main road, quiet and handy to the beach for a walk. This motel is not near the CBD or restaurants.”
 of 5 bubbles seniorkiwi, 12 Oct 2013 | Read review
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