10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Napier© McHardy Lodge
10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Napier

12 Most Romantic Accommodations in Napier ❤️ [2024]

© McHardy Lodge

Romantic Stays and Honeymoon Accommodations in Napier

Napier is all about elegance and class with its vibrant Art Deco architecture and wine-making culture. With that in mind, the coastal North Island city makes an excellent destination for a couples’ getaway, honeymoon or anniversary. So whether you’re looking for a weekend away or are including Napier in your honeymoon itinerary, make sure your accommodation complements the mood by choosing one of the most romantic accommodations in Napier.

While you’re here, find out what to do with our list of the 15 Best Things to Do in Napier and 10 Romantic Activities in Napier.

1. Art Deco Masonic Hotel

Character meets convenience at the Art Deco Masonic Hotel. Stay super central opposite The Art Deco Centre and i-SITE where this upmarket hotel offers a wide range of rooms to suit different 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, an ensuite with a bath or rain shower and more. What’s more, you needn’t wander too far for dinner with the hotel also sharing a building with two award-winning eateries.

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2. The County Hotel

Winner of the Art Deco Supreme Award, The County Hotel allows guests to fully embrace Napier’s famous architecture. Part of the hotel is in one of the only buildings that survived the 1931 earthquakes which ravaged Napier. But on a more contemporary note, it holds tastefully-appointed rooms with modern touches like TVs with streaming services, WiFi, iPod docking stations, as well as traditional hotel amenities. Indulge in rooms with a spa bath, celebrate your special occasion in the “Honeymoon Suite”, or upgrade to one of the spacious historical suites which will send you back in time. The County Hotel also provides the option for dinner dates at the Wine Street Restaurant serving high tea, breakfast and dinner.

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© The County Hotel

3. McHardy Lodge

One of the most prestigious and romantic luxury lodges in Napier and Hawke’s Bay, McHardy Lodge offers an indulgent retreat after a day of exploring the Art Deco city or surrounding wineries. Relax by the outdoor pool, play a game of billiards or retreat to one of the six elegantly furnished guest rooms, all set up for a romantic stay for couples. Your stay includes welcome refreshments, pre-dinner drinks, as well as an a la carte breakfast each morning.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Napier© McHardy Lodge

4. La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast

A tranquil out-of-town retreat amongst the birdsong, La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast is certainly enticing. What’s more, it’s incredibly affordable! The whole downstairs of the main house is dedicated to you, complete with a bathroom, living area and stylishly furnished with French antiquities. There are plenty of ways to indulge here with a private spa pool, pantry cupboards stocked with drink-making essentials and muffins on arrival. You’ll even get a continental breakfast in the morning.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Napier© La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast

5. The Crown Hotel

Located in the attractive seaside village of Ahuriri, The Crown Hotel features 39 guest rooms including studios and one-bedroom suites for couples. Choose your style of room: contemporary with a view or heritage with lavish furnishings. You’ll have modern luxuries like a kitchenette, a choice of waterfront views, super king beds, cosy bathrobes, underfloor heating, free WiFi, air-conditioning and more. As for facilities, enjoy sunset drinks from the courtyard House Bar or work out together in the gym.

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© The Crown Hotel

6. Scenic Hotel Te Pania

The Scenic Hotel Te Pania stands out from the rest with its award-winning full-glass architecture and seafront location. The four-star international hotel has five types of well-appointed rooms, including various rooms for couples, as well as unique offerings like “Accessible Rooms” and “Dog-Friendly Rooms”. Each room type is superbly furnished to a high-quality ensuring a comfortable stay that the Scenic Hotel brand is known for. Enjoy the usual international hotel amenities, such as free WiFi, Sky TV, tea/coffee-making facilities and more. For dinner, make use of the on-site restaurant or treat yourself to room service. See how this hotel compares with the 10 Best Hotels in Napier.

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© Scenic Hotel Te Pania

7. Shoreline Motel

Get a practical and well-styled motel room with a view at the Shoreline Motel. You can hardly miss this attractive motel with an Art Deco facade facing the waterfront and just a couple of minutes’ walk from the city centre. Take in the breathtaking views from your private balcony, have a romantic night in by making your own meals with the kitchenette facilities, and be pampered in your private in-room spa pool separate from the main bathroom. Other facilities include free parking, free WiFi, Sky TV, barbecue facilities, laundry services and breakfast delivery available.

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© Shoreline Motel

8. Kalldeen Luxury Accommodation

Awarded one of the “Top 5 Hotels for a Honeymoon in Napier” by Travel Myth, Kalldeen Luxury Accommodation is a no-brainer. This luxurious retreat away from the city is located right in between Napier and Hastings nearby some of the region’s most famous wineries. Enjoy a glorious setting of 10 acres surrounded by orchards in one of the accommodation’s chalets-for-two with a private spa pool. Suites are also available, which are modern and spacious and feature luxuries like an espresso machine, smart TV, USB music system and a king bed. Get competitive together in the on-site heated saltwater swimming pool and astroturf tennis court. A continental breakfast is also included in your stay.

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© Kalldeen Luxury Accommodation

9. The Dome

Impress your loved one with a stay in one of the most iconic buildings in Napier. The Dome offers luxury apartments and studios for couples. Rooms are styled with designer furniture and New Zealand artwork, while amenities include Bose entertainment systems, designer kitchens and more. Treat yourself and your partner to an in-suite massage, 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. For more stays with your own kitchen, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Napier.

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10. Edgewater Motor Lodge

Last but certainly not least, Edgewater Motor Lodge provides that home-away-from-home experience with a few added luxuries. Stay on the Napier beachfront at an affordable rate and take in the views from your private balcony. The city centre is just a short walk away along the scenic waterfront. After a day of exploring, retreat to your “Superior” or “Spa Bath Studio”, which is decorated with love and has self-catering amenities. Guests also have access to free unlimited WiFi, a saltwater plunge pool, a barbecue area and free on-site parking. See more motels like this in our 10 Best Motels in Napier.

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12 Most Romantic Accommodations in Napier ❤️ [2023]© Edgewater Motor Lodge

11. Swiss-Belboutique Napier

A five-star boutique hotel that’s a five-minute stroll from Napier city centre and the stunning shores of Marine Parade, Swiss-Belboutique Napier is a top choice for discerning couples. Whether you’re looking for a standard hotel room (with luxuries like a smart TV and espresso machine, of course) or added space in the one- and two-bedroom suites, there’s something here for all. Even if you’re travelling with a beloved pooch there are pet-friendly rooms available, while your car also gets premium treatment with undercover parking. The reputable Saffron Social Kitchen, Lobby Bar and fitness centre complete your stay. Discover more upscale stays like this in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Napier.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Napier© Swiss-Belboutique Napier

12. Parkside Lodge

For couples on a budget, Parkside Lodge makes an interesting choice and we mean that in a good way! The 21-room lodge is decorated with vintage musical items, bird art and antiques, keeping the senses stimulated. Despite being budget, the lodge doesn’t sacrifice on the room decor or furnishings, each modernly appointed with TVs, air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities, free WiFi and ensuite bathrooms. During your stay, cook a romantic meal in the lodge’s communal kitchen with fresh herbs, homebaked treats, an espresso machine and an outdoor barbecue. There’s even a game room should the heavens open. See more like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Napier.

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© Parkside Lodge

More About Romantic Accommodations in Napier

That’s it for our list of the most romantic 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 Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Napier.


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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