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The Nautilus

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Galway, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2014

the location was ideal....you can walk to anywhere. the room was clean and bright and whirlpool tub was a nice touch. Kitchenette was convenient and refrigerator was nicely stocked with wine !! I only wish I could have stayed longer.

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and would enjoy hosting you again. We wish you well More 

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Perfect location to the beach front, restaurants, cafes, art deco sites and downtown Napier. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and well maintained. The overall customer service is impeccable and the hotel restaurant food and room service is excellent. Kevin went out of his way to make our stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. We enjoyed this hotel so... More 

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Thank Rick S
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to host you and be of service. We would love to see you again and be of service once more. All the very best Rick and thanks again More 

Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

My wife and I booked another hotel but on arrival and in talks with the hotel realising not everything was to be, decided to move on and drove around Napier when we came across the Nautilus. and spoke with Jacqui and Kevin managing the hotel who listened to what happened and provided a room on the 3rd floor, but gave... More 

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Thank David S
nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to post a review of your stay with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we were very happy to host you at short notice. All the very best with your ventures in Australia. We hope to see you again More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

This was our second visit in so many years and we were not disappointed. The spa bath in the bedroom, the views and the big flat screen TVs were there. Good kitchenette (tea, coffee etc. provided) and robes and stuff for the bathroom were also provided. Nice big bed with quality linen and towels. The fridge was stocked with a... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of your stay with us. We certainly appreciate your kind words and really hope to see you again on any future expedition to New Zealand. We do acknowledge traffic noise can sometimes be an issue hence we have installed "hush glass" in our rooms. Thank you again More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Our stay at the Nautilus was just lovely. We stayed for three nights in early January for work. With the motel at capacity (summer holidays) parking was a little bit of an issue and one night we had to park on the road but it wasn't an issue for us. The room we had was excellent. The fixtures were of... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a lovely review of your stay with us. It was certainly a busy time over the holiday period. We are pleased you found your stay enjoyable. We have shared your comments regarding the servicing of your room with our housekeeping staff. Thank you again and all the best More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

We loved the location of this hotel and enjoyed the walk into town along the beach each day. Make sure you have a dinner at the Thai Hutt which is a nice walk towards town and has amazing service and food. About the hotel, the in room spa is sumptuous and plenty of room for two! It is nice to... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Apologies for the time it has taken to respond to your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We booked an apartment when staying at the Nautilus as we have a teenage son and all wanted some space! The apartment was absolutely fabulous. It was beautifully appointed, very spacious, and had a wrap around balcony looking out to the sea and we had complimentary wifi! We stayed at a very busy time over Christmas and the staff were... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

It was great to have you return to the Nautilus. Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the amenities the Premium suite has to offer and we would love to welcome you back. Thank you again More 

Melbourne, Australia
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223 reviews
72 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We made advanced reservations at the Nautilus based upon reviews in Tripadvisor. Just as well, the Nautilus was very popular; based on the cars parked each night, it must have been full or close to it. It is probably the best motel in Napier (although we have not experienced others). We reserved a big Studio with corner surrounding balconies on... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. We appreciate your comments regarding the room cooking amenities. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and certainly hope to see you again. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Once again stayed at this fantastic sight. Wonderfully located to take advantage of the sea views. The sun rises are something else. Close to the National Aquarium, playground and great walking tracks. The restaurant staff are friendly and provide a great setting with great food. The rooms are well appointed and you could not ask for more. This is the... More 

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you taking time to review your stay with us. it is always a pleasure to welcome back a guest who has stayed before and had an enjoyable experience. We do hope to see you again soon. More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Returned to the Nautilus for overnight stay. Room was beautiful, but probably couldn't justify the cost for a one nighter again, apologies but I'm not sure how much the third floor costs usually. Suggest a middle of the road tariff and people like myself needing a one nighter in Napier could be regulars as this ticks all the boxes otherwise.

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nautilusnapier, Manager at The Nautilus, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of your stay with us. Your stay was over a busy period during our peak season. We are always reviewing our prices to ensure we are competitve with similar accommodation in Napier. We do hope to see you again. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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: European, International, Contemporary, New Zealand
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: ₹ 6,375 - ₹ 13,024 (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
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Napier
#5 Business Hotel in Napier
#6 Luxury Hotel in Napier
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