situated on outskirts of Napier. Resort was ok, staff weren't over friendly on arrival, two of them on front desk and neither greeted me for several minutes even though there was no one else in the office - they were too busy on computers. however when I went back later, and at checkout I got good service and when I asked for a fan for the room one was supplied immediately.
Rooms were clean and tidy but really hot.
showers were unbearably strong! Not a usual complaint for a holiday park I know but when I was the only one having a shower I could not stand under the water as it fell like it was ripping my skin off. Not safe for children I think.
Wonderful property - elegant but relaxed atmosphere. We only stayed one night but were that impressed that we're already planning our next stay. Staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was very comfortable and inviting - super comfy bed. Overall thought it was value for money and that we were looked after very well.
Traveller from palmerston North, NZ
There is still a place where guests are greeted at the car and where every guest is catered to with pride. Built in 1885 …More
We stay in many hotels around the world and always stay in the County Hotel when in Napier. It may not be quite 5 star as it is in a restored historic building that imposes limitations, but I feel is rather special. Staff are friendly and helpful. Their restaurant is silver service and our swordfish meal was superb. Absolutely tops and worth every cent. Cooked breakfast was fine but not quite up to the same standard. Free wi fi. Parking available at $5 per night. Complimentary Port in the library during the evening is a nice touch.
We have been returning here for many years.
Our Hawkes Bay accommodation is a perfect base for days of indulgence and for those who love Art Deco. For travellers, Hawke's Bay Wine Country presents an eclectic mix of visual and sensual experiences. The region is New Zealand's leading producer of red wines, has the greatest concentration of Art Deco architecture and hosts the country's most elaborate celebrations of Matariki – the Maori New Year. As if that weren't enough, Hawke's Bay is also known for its artisan gourmet foods and glorious beaches that stretch from Mahia Peninsula in the north to Porangahau in the south. The landscapes of Hawke's Bay begin with the high, forested Ruahine and Kaweka Ranges. From the mountains, the land steps down towards the coast, flattening out to become the Heretaunga Plains. A number of wide rivers run swiftly to meet the blue Pacific Ocean. The twin cities of Napier and Hastings are the main population centres. Blessed with a sunny, Mediterranean-style climate, Hawke's Bay is one of New Zealand's warmest, driest regions.
Our Hawke's Bay hotels let you mix business with pleasure. After your business meetings are over why not discover the agricultural heritage of Hawke's Bay lives on in the region's wineries, orchards and artisan food producers. At any time of the year, you can follow food and wine trails to discover exceptional taste sensations. Or if nature is more your thing, take a look at the Wildlife by the sea. Cape Kidnappers nature reserve is home to the largest and most accessible mainland gannet colony in the world. Known to Maori as takapu, these birds usually breed on islands. From elegant Art Deco architecture to a settlement with the world's longest place name, Hawke's Bay will capture your interest with amazing stories. Learn about the past, both ancient and recent, with a local guide.