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The Nautilus

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Accommodation - The Nautilus. Copyright The Nautilus.

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The Nautilus Napier is offering visitors to the city a new level of comfort & luxury. Located on the waterfront, The Nautilus offers 41 self contained suites all built to the highest standard with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, King beds, 40 inch LCD Televisions, solid American oak and leather furniture, kitchen facilities, king size round spa baths, large seperate showers and balconies. The Nautilus features a licensed restaurant and bar which is located and overlooks the ocean and Cape Kidnappers, off street parking and high speed internet. The Hotel's prime location on Marine Parade is Napier's popular shopping precinct and boardwalk meandering along the gorgeous coast. Guests can follow the Art Deco walk and enjoy a range amusements including Marine Park, mini golf, swimming pools and miniature racing cars. PLEASE NOTE: Reception hours at the property are 7am - 9pm; if you are arriving outside of these hours please call the property to advise

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Review date:   August 7, 2018 8:39PM
Review:   Get well located accommodation. Nice straight forward property. The WiFi didn't work unfortunately, however the best.....I mean best..... omelette I have ever had for breakfast.
Author:   Al Man
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Review date:   March 7, 2018 11:19PM
Review:   Our mid-February stay here coincided with for the start of Napier's 'Art Deco' weekend. The town was immersed in the `30's. Historic cars and their owners dressed in period were everywhere. It was Napier's annual spotlighted weekend. Needless to say when I was trying to book lodging months in advance, there was nary a place to stay. I was lucky to book the last room facing Marine Parade ... an 'Executive Suite' at the Nautilus Hotel. The property is a bit dated, but our room was spacious and comfortable. It had a large balcony with ocean and parade views. Even better, it had a large Jacuzzi style spa which more than fit the both of us just fine. As this was our first time in Napier AND we had no idea of the goings on for 'Art Deco' weekend, we were glad the staff filled us in on all the particulars. They were most accommodating and made our stay at the Nautilus even more special. I would love to come back to Napier. When I do the Nautilus Hotel will be on my 'A' list.
Author:   Ron Hascall
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Review date:   May 19, 2018 10:12PM
Review:   We stayed here a few years ago and it was great. Sadly it is looking and feeling tired. The bathroom door didn't always stay closed as the lock was no longer on. The extraction fan above the bath was disgusting. The bed wasn't that comfortable - a bit hard. It was, however, quiet and close to town.
Author:   Ruth Snijders
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Review date:   April 19, 2018 1:38PM
Review:   Charming motel right off the coast and with spectacular views of the Pacific ocean. Very close to the National Aquarium and within walking distance of the art deco area. No room service or elevators to be found though.
Author:   Kari Oman
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Review date:   August 4, 2018 8:10PM
Review:   Great place and restaurant was good will go back next time I'm in Naper
Author:   Ross Kemp
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