Navigate Seaside Hotel & Apartments
Navigate Seaside Hotel & Apartments

10 Best Family Accommodation in Napier

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Kid-friendly Accommodation in Napier

Whether you’re looking for a weekend escape or travelling the whole of New Zealand as a family, you’re bound to find accommodation to suit in Napier. Napier is certainly a family-friendly city with open spaces, beaches, parks and stimulating architecture to get the imaginations running. Families can find a range of places to stay in the “Art Deco Capital”, from affordable holiday parks to luxurious hotels. Check out our top picks in this list of family accommodation in Napier.

While you’re here, why not check out 15 Super Fun Things to Do in Napier or The Guide to Napier for Families?

1. Kennedy Park Resort Napier

Kennedy Park Resort provides the family holiday experience in Hawke’s Bay. Expect budget-friendly holiday park-style accommodation, such as campsites, cabins with or without a kitchen, self-catering holiday units, and more luxurious motel units. The holiday park doesn’t just provide a wealth of facilities, but entertainment that the kids love like large heated outdoor swimming pools, a jumping pillow, pedal cars, children’s playground, Sky TV theatre, games room, barbecue areas and more. See more like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Napier.

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2. BK’s Fountain Court Motel

BK’s Fountain Court Motel puts an emphasis on “family-friendly” with its two-bedroom units and apartments. Each unit has the convenience of full kitchen facilities, as well as the options for a bit of pampering with the spa baths in the ensuite. Enjoy dining on the furniture inside and out, while more downtime can be spent in the outdoor swimming pool or relaxing in front of the TV with five Sky TV channels.

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3. Beachfront Motel

Stay in one of the spacious one or two-bedroom family suites at the waterfront Beachfront Motel. The attractive motel with an Art Deco facade and just a few minutes stroll from the city centre has rooms with a patio or balcony and fully equipped kitchenettes to prepare your own family meals. Some of the elegantly-appointed rooms also feature a spa bath, while other useful extras include limited free WiFi, Sky TV and a heat pump.

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4. Palm City Motor Inn

Affordable and just 1km away from Napier city centre, Palm City Motor Inn is well worth considering for budgeting families. The motel features an on-site bar and restaurant open Monday to Thursday, a spa pool, swimming pool, barbecue area and children’s playground. The one and two-bedroom apartments are the best choices for families, each with free WiFi, heat pumps, Sky TV, an ensuite and kitchenettes/kitchens.

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© Beachfront Motel

5. Quest Napier Serviced Apartments

Combine home comforts and luxury in the modern apartments of Quest Napier. The two-bedroom apartment is the best option for families providing the perfect blend of space and privacy with separate bedrooms. There is an ensuite bathroom in the master bedroom, as well as a second bathroom and a full kitchen including an oven. While the apartments are set in a historic building, they are renovated with all the modern luxuries, including air-conditioning and free WiFi. See more like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Napier.

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© Quest Napier Serviced Apartments

6. Navigate Seaside Hotel & Apartments

An attractive seaside hotel in the seaside village of Ahuriri, Navigate Seaside hotel offers an alternative location just five minutes drive from Napier city centre. You’re just across the road from Napier’s only swimmable beaches, as well as a selection of restaurants and a pleasant walkway/cycleway. Treat you and your family to either a Family Room, Two-Bedroom Suite or Two-Bedroom Apartment with the option for beachfront views. A complimentary baby package is available when booked containing handy baby furniture. Other features of the stylish hotel include free one-site undercover parking, barbecue area, room service meals, stroller hire, free guest laundry, board games and more.

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7. Bluewater Hotel

Another hotel worth considering in the family-friendly corner of Napier, Ahuriri, is the Bluewater Hotel. The two-storied apartments with a full kitchen, lounge, spa bath and a private balcony overlooking a marina is an idyllic option for families looking to spoil themselves. The hotel also has an on-site restaurant on the top floor boasting glorious views of the marina.

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8. Quality Inn Napier

Find this 4.5-star hotel located on Napier’s city central Marine Parade. The Quality Inn has an ideal location for exploring the city centre, as well as enjoying some family time together in the covered heated swimming pool. Either order room service, eat at the on-site restaurant or save money by cooking your own meals in the open-plan kitchen of the family-friendly Executive Room with two bedrooms. This luxury room has a spa bath, a second ensuite with a walk-in shower and a lounge with two pull-out couch beds for extra people.

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© Quality Inn Napier

9. Sundowner Spanish Lady Motel

A short drive from Napier city centre, Sundowner Spanish Lady Motel offers affordable rooms for families. The two-bedroom units and large or small one-bedroom units are a great space for families. Enjoy the family-friendly outdoor swimming pool and children’s play area, while the older amongst us can unwind in the spa pool. All units are fully-equipped with kitchen facilities, a shower ensuite, Sky TV and more.

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© Sundowner Spanish Lady Motel

10. Marineland Motel

Most of the rooms at the Marineland Motel are made for families, from the entry-level Standard One Bedroom unit to the Executive One Bedroom unit boasting a super king bed, two single beds and two pull-out couches. Rooms have a full kitchen, conservatories soaking in the sun, a corner spa bath, Sky TV, unlimited free WiFi, outdoor furniture and much more. Find this motel located in Westshore, five-minutes drive from the city centre.

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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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