Scenic Hotel Te Pania
Scenic Hotel Te Pania

10 Best Accommodation in Napier for Foodies

© Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Hotels With Restaurants and/or Self-catering Accommodation in Napier

Located in New Zealand’s oldest wine-making region and surrounded by productive fruit orchards, Napier is a must-do for foodies! Complete the experience by staying in either a hotel showcasing the local cuisine through its restaurant or get creative with the local produce yourself by staying in one of the city’s self-catering accommodation. We’ll go through some of the top picks for foodies in this list of accommodation in Napier for foodies!

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1. The County Hotel

Not only is The County Hotel a stand-out in its historic architecture, but it’s also a stand-out in its cuisine. The County Hotel allows guests to fully embrace Napier’s famous architecture with part of the hotel being one of the only buildings that survived the 1931 earthquakes. But on a more recent note, the hotel holds tastefully-appointed rooms with modern touches like Sky TV, Netflix, WiFi, iPod docking station, as well as traditional hotel amenities. As for food, the on-site Wine Street Restaurant serves creative gourmet breakfasts, dinners and high tea. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Napier.

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© The County Hotel

2. Art Deco Masonic Hotel

The Art Deco Masonic Hotel shares a building with two wildly popular eateries which help define the Napier food scene. Stay super central opposite The Art Deco Centre and i-SITE at this upmarket hotel offering a wide range of rooms to suit a range of needs, including hotel rooms, suites, studios and apartments. Each room is elegantly decorated to the theme of Napier’s heritage and style, with common features like French doors leading out onto a balcony, an espresso machine and ensuite with a bath or rain shower. What’s more, you need not wander too far for dinner with the hotel’s Emporium Eatery & Bar serving award-winning breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Alternatively, get some gourmet “pub grub” from The Rose Irish Pub.

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© Art Deco Masonic Hotel

3. Quest Napier Serviced Apartments

If self-catering is more your thing, do it in style at the Quest Napier apartments. The contemporary studios, 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. See more like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in Napier.

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© Quest Napier Serviced Apartments

4. 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 like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Napier.

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© Sundowner Spanish Lady Motel

5. Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Back to hotels with a restaurant, Scenic Hotel Te Pania is well worth considering. The four-star international hotel boasts a glass facade shining on the waterfront of Napier city, enjoyed from your room or the restaurant. Stay in one of five types of well-appointed rooms, including a couple of unique offerings like Accessible Rooms, Dog-Friendly Rooms and Two-Bedroom Suites. Each room type is versatile making the hotel an ideal stay for couples, corporate travellers, friends and families. Enjoy the usual international hotel amenities, such as free WiFi, Sky TV, interconnecting rooms, tea/coffee, as well as an on-site restaurant or treat yourself to room service. The Exchange Brasserie & Bar offers a creative menu including guilt-free “Sustainably Caught Fish of the Day”, vegetarian options, as well as something for meat-lovers.

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© Scenic Hotel Te Pania

6. 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 outdoor barbecue.

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© Parkside Lodge

7. Toad Hall Backpackers

For those on a tighter budget, the backpacker hostels of Napier provide an excellent accommodation option. Toad Hall Backpackers 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 8 Best Backpacker Hostels in Napier and Hastings.

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© Toad Hall Backpackers

8. 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, barbecue area, laundry services and breakfast delivery is available.

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© Shoreline Motel

9. 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 notable touches with the housekeeping, from the note left from your housekeeper to the creatively-folded bedding and towels. Other facilities at the motel include a guest restaurant, swimming pool, outdoor furniture and more.

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© Albatross Motel

10. Kalldeen Luxury Accommodation

For those looking for a luxurious retreat close to the Hawke’s Bay wineries, consider Kalldeen Luxury Accommodation. The boutique accommodation is located right in between Napier and Hastings. Enjoy a glorious setting of 10 acres surrounded by orchards in one of the complex’s chalets for couples with a private spa pool. Suites are also available, which are modern, spacious and feature quality amenities like an espresso machine, a Smart TV, USB music system, king bed and more. Couples also have access to a heated saltwater swimming pool, astroturf tennis court and continental breakfast. See more like this in our 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Napier.

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© Kalldeen Luxury Accommodation


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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