10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Napier 🍽️ [2023]© Beautiful Beach Townhouse
10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Napier 🍽️ [2023]

10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Napier 🍽️ [2024]

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Where to Find Self-Contained Accommodations and Stays with Kitchen Facilities in Napier

Located in New Zealand’s oldest wine-making region and surrounded by productive fruit orchards, Napier allows you to get creative with the local produce at its self-catering accommodations. We’ll go through some of the top picks for being in charge of your own meals (not to mention saving money) with this list of the best self-catering accommodations in Napier.

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1. Quest Napier

Cook in style at the Quest Napier apartments. The contemporary studios and one and two-bedroom apartments provide the perfect blend of space and privacy that you would expect at home. While the apartments are set in a historic building, they are renovated with all the modern luxuries, including full kitchens, ensuites, apartments with separate bedrooms, air-conditioning and free WiFi. Check out more hotel-style stays like this in the 10 Best Hotels in Napier.

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© Quest Napier Serviced Apartments

2. Shoreline Motel

Get a practical and well-styled motel room with ocean views at the Shoreline Motel. You can hardly miss this attractive motel with an Art Deco facade facing the waterfront, just a couple of minutes’ walk from the city centre. Take in the breathtaking views from your private balcony, make your own meals with the kitchenette facilities, and be pampered in your private in-room spa pool. There are studios, as well as one and two-bedroom suites available to suit a range of travellers. Other facilities include free parking, free WiFi, Sky TV, a barbecue area, laundry services and breakfast delivery is available.

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3. The Dome

Stay in one of the most iconic buildings in Napier. The Dome offers luxury apartments, studios and “Grand” apartments for larger groups. Rooms are styled with designer furniture and New Zealand artwork while being kitted out with Bose entertainment systems, designer kitchens and more. Treat yourself to in-suite massages and beauty therapies, embrace the ocean or city views from your private balcony, and have access to a rooftop terrace with a heated spa and plunge pool in certain apartments. Discover more “romantic” stays like this in the 12 Most Romantic Accommodations in Napier.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Napier 🍽️ [2023]© The Dome

4. Motel de la Mer

Feel right at home in one of the spacious suites of the oceanfront Motel de la Mer! Couples can enjoy comfort, affordability or luxury in the “Studio Spas” or “Studio Spa Executive”, while families will have all the essentials in the “One-Bedroom Family” or upgrade to an “Executive Spa” or “Penthouse Apartment”. The motel features ocean-facing suites, Sky TV, Satin-jet showers, free WiFi, hush glass, free on-site parking and cooking facilities in all rooms. What’s more, the Motel de la Mer is on the fringe of the city centre.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Napier 🍽️ [2023]© Motel de la Mer

5. Pebble Beach Motor Inn

Motels don’t get more upscale that the Pebble Beach Motor Inn. Set on the waterfront of the city, ocean views are a key feature of this motel (best if you get an upper-level room), as well as the full kitchens fitted to all rooms. Your ensuite bathroom is pretty classy too, fully tiled and with soothing “Satin jet rainforest” showers. Some rooms also feature a spa pool, while there are many room layouts to suit couples to families.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Napier 🍽️ [2023]© Pebble Beach Motor Inn

6. Beautiful Beach Townhouse

When looking for self-catering accommodations in Napier, you might also want to consider holiday homes. A highly rated option is the Beautiful Beach Townhouse located on the waterfront of Westshore, a short drive from Napier city centre. The two-bedroom two-bathroom holiday home boasts contemporary furnishing and fixtures, including a full kitchen with a dishwasher and coffee machine. There are some pleasant outdoor spaces to enjoy too, including a patio with a barbecue and an ocean-facing balcony.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Napier 🍽️ [2023]© Beautiful Beach Townhouse

7. Sundowner Spanish Lady Motel

A short drive from Napier city centre, Sundowner Spanish Lady Motel offers budget accommodation of almost any type! Two-bedroom units, large and small one-bedroom units, studios and even single rooms, it’s all here for the budget traveller or group looking for self-catering facilities. The accommodation is family-friendly with its outdoor swimming pool and children’s play area, while the older amongst us might appreciate the spa pool. All motel units are fully-equipped with a kitchen, shower ensuite, Sky TV and more. See more stays with ample space for families in our 10 Best Family Accommodations in Napier.

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© Sundowner Spanish Lady Motel

8. Parkside Lodge

A lodge with a lot of character and self-catering facilities, Parkside Lodge makes an interesting choice for travellers on a budget – we mean in a good way! The 21-room lodge, decorated with vintage musical items, bird art and antiques, is sure to keep the senses stimulated. The lodge offers a range of well-appointed hotel-style rooms with TVs, air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities, free WiFi and an ensuite bathroom. There’s a range of room types to suit couples, friends and families, all of which can use the lodge’s communal kitchen with fresh herbs, homebaked treats, an espresso machine and an outdoor barbecue. Discover more ultra-affordable stays in the 15 Best Budget Accommodations in Napier.

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9. Toad Hall Accommodation

For those on a tighter budget, the backpacker hostels of Napier provide an excellent accommodation option. Toad Hall Accommodation is a popular choice, offering four-bed dorms, as well as twin and double rooms with or without an ensuite. Drawcards to this boutique budget accommodation in Napier include free WiFi, free breakfast, Thursday dessert/soup evenings, the large communal kitchen for making your own meals, games tables and a rooftop terrace. See more accommodation like this in 7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Napier and Hastings.

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© Toad Hall Backpackers

10. Albatross Motel

Located in Westshore, Albatross Motel offers an alternative location for self-catering stays in Napier. The motel has 35 well-styled units with all the essentials including tiled ensuite bathrooms, kitchenettes, Sky TV and free WiFi. There are a variety of double and twin studios available to suit a range of budgets and tastes, while the one and two-bedroom units are ideal for groups and families. The motel offers extra thoughtful housekeeping services, from the note left by your housekeeper to the creatively-folded bedding and towels. Other facilities at the motel include a guest restaurant, swimming pool, outdoor furniture and more. Discover more motels in our 10 Best Motels in Napier.

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More About Self-Catering Accommodations in Napier

That’s it for our list of the best self-catering accommodations in Napier, but it’s by no means the end of our advice! Check out more guides to help you plan the perfect trip to Hawke’s Bay:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to Napier.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before calling New Zealand home. He has now spent over a decade in the New Zealand tourism industry, clocking in more than 600 activities across the country. He is passionate about sharing those experiences and advice on NZ Pocket Guide and its YouTube channel. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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