Napier has the largest choice of accommodation in Hawke’s Bay offering everything from budget backpackers through to boutique country cottages. Motels, lodges and hotels make up a large percentage of accommodation. Napier is known as the Art Deco City and as a result many places to stay reflect this style of architecture. Hawkes Bay is also one of New Zealand’s top wine growing regions producing the best chardonnay in the country amongst other award winning varieties. To get a taste of Napier and the East Coast it’s hard to beat a stay at one of the many Hawke’s Bay wineries throughout the region.
Sample the wines and learn about the history of the vineyards and winemakers before retreating to the privacy of your self contained cottage or apartment. Enjoy character filled rooms, genuine kiwi hospitality and stunning rural views. Motor lodges, motels and hotels line palm fringed Marine Parade which runs along the foreshore of Napier City. These forms of accommodation are central to Napier dining venues and many offer views across the Pacific Ocean. A walk along Marine Parade is worth the effort. There are many points of interest along the way along with restaurants and boutique shops. Families will appreciate the playgrounds, skate park and open spaces while the open air Ocean Spa heated pools give you the perfect spot to relax overlooking the water.
Motels and Motor Inns in Napier provide a high quality of reasonably priced accommodation with may offering self contained units and apartments with plenty of room for small groups and families. Budget accommodation in Napier can be found at a good choice of backpackers and hostels. There are shared facilities for dorm and bunk rooms or private rooms with ensuites, but the one thing they have in common is friendly staff, a great atmosphere and an even better location. Napier attractions and activities include The National Aquarium, The Hawkes Bay Museum, Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony and a range of outdoor adventure activities.
Some of Napier’s most popular tours include Art Deco tours of the City, winery tours and custom designed scenic tours for small groups. If you are travelling through New Zealand in a motor home, Napier has a number of holiday parks in convenient locations. Choose from modern parks close to the wineries or beachside parks with ocean views. The charming village of Ahuriri offers excellent waterside accommodation which is based around a marina precinct. Trendy cafes, shops and restaurants combine to make this a unique style of Napier accommodation.