Arrived 5pmish with Grandchildren in tow. Children hadn't had much lunch and all bakeries/café were closed so we couldn't buy a sandwhich/pie for them. The receptionist actually bought up to our room extra hot chocolate sachets and a bowl of fruit to tide the children over until tea time which was really appreciated and saved me rushing over to the supermarket to buy something. Thank you very much for your kindness.
Tennyson Motor Inn is an inner city art deco hotel of 42 rooms with a fully licensed 70 seat restaurant and relaxing lounge bar.More
Good sized room, plenty of options for seating with nice lounge area, dining table and balcony with table and chairs looking over to the sea. Kitchen facilities were small and adequate for cooking for two, good range of utensils and crockery - all very clean and in good condition. Bathroom was clean and spacious. No lift and the decor very 1990s (although in very good condition) the doors could use a new coat of paint but that was the only negative. Expensive to stay on the top floor but worth it for the view.
Very friendly staff and outstanding cleanliness!!! Parking was easy and the kitchen and toilet facilities were spotlessly clean. Going there at night and leaving first thing in the morning didn't allow me to see much nut the feel I got was that it is a very good establishment with a lot to offer without charging a lot.
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.
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
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.