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Motel de la Mer

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Indoor spa tub
Studio Spa Suite | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, desk, soundproofing
Studio Spa Suite Executive | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, desk, soundproofing
Penthouse Apartment | Living area | 42-inch Smart TV with digital channels, TV, Netflix

Overview of Motel de la Mer

Motel de la Mer

3.0 star property
Waterfront motel, steps from Marine Parade

9.6/10 Exceptional

327 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is $118
Price available on 2/12/2023
321 Marine Parade, Napier, 4001

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Napier South

Getting around

  • Napier (NPE-Hawke's Bay) - 13 min drive


  • Thai Hutt Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Six Sisters Coffee House - 4 min walk
  • Pacifica - 4 min walk
  • Mint Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Raffles Street Cafe - 5 min walk

About this property

Motel de la Mer

Situated by the ocean, Motel de la Mer is a great choice for a stay in Napier. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails and mountain biking. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The host will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast each morning (surcharge)

What to do

  • Private winery tours
  • Beach nearby
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Winery tours nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 2004


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Highchair
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 percent

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Motel de la Mer offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Motel de la Mer does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Motel de la Mer?
As of Jan 25, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Motel de la Mer on Feb 12, 2023 start from $118, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Motel de la Mer?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Motel de la Mer?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Motel de la Mer?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Motel de la Mer?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Motel de la Mer and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and horseback riding. Additional recreation nearby includes hunting.
Are there restaurants at or near Motel de la Mer?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Six Sisters Coffee House (4-min walk), Pacifica (4-min walk), and Mint Restaurant (4-min walk).
Does Motel de la Mer have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, a refrigerator, and a microwave.
Does Motel de la Mer have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Motel de la Mer like?
Motel de la Mer is located near Napier Beach in Napier South, a short 1-minute walk from Marine Parade and 7 minutes' walk from National Aquarium of New Zealand. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay
Very warm friendly welcome by the hosts The guy took us upto the room and showed us how everything worked The room was very clean and comfortable The motel us in great walking distance to cbd and other amenities
SANDRA MELANIE, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Warren, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly, luxury, home away from home
Awesome place to stay. Home away from home, quality, luxury accommodation. Staff friendly and make sure everything one needs is accessible. Great location near shops opposite with ocean views
Shelley Moana, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cancelled beer festival but still went to HB
Great motel. Big rooms, friendly staff, great location. Be back soon :)
Shane, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic service and so personal
Michael, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Really impressed with Motel de la Mer. Modern units with spa. Tastefully decorated. Off street parking. Immaculately clean. Great location being across the road from the beach and close to town. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to stay here again.
Nathan, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Really enjoyed our stay. Lovely friendly hosts and the room had some special features.
S, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

charles, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jeff, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Thomas, 1-night trip
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