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Albatross Motel

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Stayed at this motel three times now and have always found it to be clean and tidy,the owners are very friendly and helpful. I found the one bed until very comfortable and tidy,the last stay we had a one room until with small kitchen.very well presented and clean. Not too much road noise.plenty of off street parking.

Thank Andrew G
AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and for coming back to stay again. We must be doing something right to get so many returning guests. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. Regards Helen and Nigel

Beijing, China
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Room with dark carpet, bed so and so, clean room, weird fixes like shower room facing toilet and only curtain in between, wash sink in corner and mirror not facing user, staff friendly but asked us not to write bad reviews in here but straight to their e-mail.

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

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay as much as most of our other reviewers. Yes we do send a' thank you for your stay email ' out to guests when they leave. But maybe it was misread. We do encourage any review and do ask for guest to contact us if they have any...

Taupo District, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We really enjoyed our stay because the motel is comfortable for us and also well suited to our 2 quiet older dogs. The room stayed cool even though the weather was not so the dogs were safe being left there during the day when we needed to go places without them. The reserve across the road has a dog exercise...

Thank s00zyw00zy
AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting your review. Pleased that you and your pets had a pleasant stay. Kind Regards Helen and Nigel

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Stayed for 2 nights and had a good stay in the reasonable sized room, with all you need.Great upstairs decking area to admire the views over the lagoon and a pool/ tub available to relax in. You need a car to get into town, but a small selection of shops within walking distance to the rear of the hotel. Only...

Thank AndyIsobel
NZ Northland
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Stayed 2 nights for Iron Maori event. Great location very close to the event I was at Pandora Pond. Queen bed and one single ground floor. Had a spa pool but didn't get time to use it. Lady in office very friendly and helpful. Shower was difficult for my mum to use as she is short and could just reach...

Thank hinukoa
AlbatrossNapier, Manager at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Trust you were not too sore after the event. Yes the spa was very popular that day, relaxing sore muscles I guess. Hope to see you back next year.

Reviewed 9 December 2016

I stayed at The Albatross Motel while attending a conference in Napier. It was very convenient, a nice 20 minutes walk from the conference venue. Nice view and a very helpful staff. No problems at all, and would stay again.

Thank Dave M
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff - even printed my concert tickets for me because I forgot them They had clean and comfortable rooms and it was quiet Handy location close to beach and city Napier is a lovely little city

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AlbatrossNapier, Manager at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, hope you enjoyed the concert and we'd love to see you back for the next one. (or maybe the Art Deco Festival).

Reviewed 5 December 2016

What a fab motel ... its right on the run route which was great for my partner and other partners at the motel ... cos they were close enough to bring runners water and ice on the run ... but also just a walk to the finish line. Hosts were fantastic and accomodating!

Thank Kari L
AlbatrossNapier, Manager at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

You are correct, the triathlons, marathons and Ironman runs follow the beach and we get our daily exersize watching from the office window. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you for the next event in Napier.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The room was very clean, well maintained and the bed very comfortable. It was also quiet so we had a good night's sleep. Staff were friendly and very helpful in providing information on sites to visit and best places to eat and how to get there. The Motel was situated within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants/cafes and the beach.

Thank jken22016
Paihia, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Albatross is an older looking property but we thought the price looked really good. From the time we walked through the door to reception we were treated to 5 star service. The rooms were spotless clean, well presented and surprisingly modern. We were even taken to the room by our fantastic hosts and shown all the features that made...

Thank BountyMgr
AlbatrossNapier, Manager at Albatross Motel, responded to this review

Yes we have been around for as while but we pride ourselves on the presentation of the property and our rooms. We are constantly refurbishing as things get a little tired. We would love to see you back again at some time in the near future.

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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: ₹ 4,780 - ₹ 6,828 (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
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Napier
#4 Business Hotel in Napier
#6 Family Hotel in Napier
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Napier
#11 Luxury Hotel in Napier
#15 Romantic Hotel in Napier
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“We were upstairs, so got the view of the estuary.”
robynb831, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Very clean room and friendly owners-shared good information about what to see and do and restaurants”
Catherp2015, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We liked our first floor room”
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
icad2000, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upper floor room for easy use of the decking.”
AndyIsobel, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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