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The County Hotel Napier

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Never been to Napier before so decided to treat ourselves to a luxury hotel for a couple of nights, the weather was horrible but the hotel was fabulous. Beautiful, comfortable building; excellent food and wine; amazing, happy, knowledgeable people made the stay wonderful. Only giving 5 stars cause there's no 6....

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear kaz999610 A five star review is spectacular achieving a six is extraordinary. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your kind thoughts. We look forward to seeing you again for another relaxing and fabulous time at the County Hotel!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Step back in time with a stay here. From the old phone at the front desk to the piano the old library, bar and restaurant. Loved everything about this place. Like a step back in time. We were welcmed in and taken personally up to our room by the manager and shown through the hotel. Shannon our bar tender was...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear tglasby What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review here on Trip Advisor. We pride ourselves on all our personal little touches and making our guests feel relaxed and welcomed. I shall be sure to pass your lovely comments on to Shannon and the rest of the team here at the...

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The County Hotel in Napier has a wonderful Indulgence package that includes 2 nights accommodation, a delicious dinner in the house restaurant, a hamper and welcome drinks. There is also a dessert wine/cheese tasting included but I neglected to do it (too busy relaxing and shopping to remember). Extensive wine list complimented by a delicious menu and a generous breakfast...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear MTAnderson I am so pleased you decided to take advantage of one of our many fabulous packages here at the County Hotel! We are all thoroughly ecstatic that you had a truly wonderful experience with us while taking advantage of the many lovely things that this hotel has to offer. We look forward to creating many more happy memories...

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent our first night as a married couple at the county and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was relaxing af and we loved the unique rustic charm. The staff were helpful and the food was also top notch. We're looking forward to going back for our anniversary :)

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Bodean R Congratulations to you both! How wonderful that you chose to spend your first evening as a married couple here with us, it was a delight to be able to contribute to your special day, we look forward to celebrating your first anniversary with you on your next visit!

Reviewed 2 September 2016

Very kind and good services. Room in beautiful style - all relating to New Zealands birds. If you like Art Deco. A beautiful experience. The rooms are in Art Deco style. The furnitures, the lamps, the electric power switches are golden and a lot more.

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Viola V What a lovely review of our hotel, thank you for your kind words, I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us!

Hove, UK
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I stayed here on a romantic trip. This place is an atmospheric architectural gem. I was surprised to learn that it was actually converted from the county administration building to a hotel. Each room is named after a New Zealand bird. It may be a bit 'twee' in decoration, but we found it charming. The style is not necessarily art...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear doctorj42 Thank you for taking the time to share your review of the County Hotel with other travelers here on Trip Advisor. I am happy to hear you had a good time and enjoyed our beautiful hotel and all its comforts, we hope to welcome you back on your next romantic trip to Napier.

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Absolutely wonderful nights stay, staff very lovely and helpful, no issues with WIFI, which is helpful when you are on a business trip. Loved the fact that there was a safe up the middle of the wall that couldn't be opened and there was a story to tell behind it, (my mum has suggested they get Oceans 11, or maybe...

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear Rachael V It was a pleasure having you here with us and I am delighted you enjoyed our beautiful hotel, especially our mysterious safe! We look forward to your next visit, and who knows, we may have managed to crack it by then!

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 August 2016

What a fun weekend we had! We spent the first evening in Churchills Wine Bar, the staff were exceptionally helpful and attentive and the bar meal was great. Our second evening was a wine tasting put on by the owners, and what a fun night to be involved in. All the staff and the owners were welcoming and excellent. Not...

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Dear Liane M Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review here on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and left having made new friends over some glasses of fine wine and delicious food. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

West Midlands
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nice old hotel in the centre of town.Friendly staff and very good restaurant.The reason for giving it only 3 stars is that the windows in our room were frosted glass so you could not see out .I realise it is an historic building but if we had known about the windows we would have asked for a room with clear...

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North Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was my 2nd stay at The County Hotel in the last 3 years and it is as charming & lovely as any boutique hotel anywhere. The rooms appear to be period correct as one would have stayed in during the early 1900s, but of course the building & rooms are in top condition and the rooms have all amenities....

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ChristopherNapier, Manager at The County Hotel Napier, responded to this review

Dear CaptErnie It is always a pleasure to welcome back previous guests and I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us the second time around as much as the first. We all take a lot of pride in our beautiful heritage building and it is lovely to hear our gusts enjoy the beautiful interior and also our fantastic team....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Wine Street
Wine Street
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winner of the Art Deco Supreme Award. The owners of Napier's County Hotel wished to combine the qualities and ambience of some of the finest hotels in the world. They have achieved this by incorporating fine service, fine dining and luxurious accommodation in line with 1930's Art Deco characteristics of Napier. The County Hotel is situated in the centre of Napier which is considered to be the 'Art Deco Capital of the South Pacific' and has captivated the emotions and senses of countless admirers. Originally built for the Hawke's Bay County Council in 1909, The County Hotel is one of only two significant buildings to have survived the massive 1931 earthquake. Faithfully refurbished as a boutique hotel, the County Hotel now stands as Napier's premier Hotel. The hotel is home to an extremely popular, multi award winning Wine Street Restaurant, the superb Churchill's Champagne Lounge, an intimate library, well-appointed function areas, conference facilities and eighteen luxurious guest rooms and offer a variety of accommodation packages. Come and enjoy this architectural masterpiece with its atmosphere of conventional luxury and allow yourself to be pampered by the attentive service of our devoted staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The County Hotel Napier

Address: 12 Browning Street | Hawkes Bay, Napier 4015, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: ₹ 7,978 - ₹ 15,863 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The County Hotel Napier 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#16 Romantic Hotel in Napier
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“Just check which room you will be staying in as there are quite a few different ones to choose from!”
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“Our good sized room on (I think ) the second floor was on the side so had no particular view but was quite quiet.”
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“Rooms on upper floors are, we were told, quieter.”
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“Gorgeous rooms to which you require, spacious and extremely comfortable, your choice of a room with a balcony or not.”
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“Corner unit allowed for cross-flow of air through windows when AC not desired”
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