The Crown Hotel is splendidly located next to the beach and a range of restaurants. The room was excellent with a lovely view, a huge comfortable bed and pristine bathroom. On site parking was very welcome.
We were pleasantly surprised by the size of our studio room and although we had preferred a sea view room, found it a lot quieter with the city view room. Would definitely be happy to return - it was good value!
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.