Ormlie Lodge
Ormlie Lodge

10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Napier

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Romantic Getaways and Honeymoon Accommodation in Napier

Napier is all about the 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 including Napier in your honeymoon itinerary, make sure your accommodation complements the mood by choosing one of the romantic accommodation in Napier.

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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. 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, 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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© Art Deco Masonic Hotel

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 Sky TV, Netflix, WiFi, iPod docking station, 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. Ormlie Lodge

Escape the city at the fabulous Ormlie Lodge. The boutique lodge sits 15-minutes drive between Napier and Hastings on 12-acres of gorgeous gardens. All rooms are for couples and are uniquely decorated. Facilities include free WiFi, a flatscreen TV, an iPod docking station, ensuite bathrooms with a shower, and some have a balcony. After a day exploring Hawke’s Bay, indulge in creative gourmet cuisine at the lodge’s restaurant. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Napier.

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© Ormlie Lodge

4. 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 outdoor barbecue. There’s even a game room should the heavens open. See more like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Napier.

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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 workout together in the gym.

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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.

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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, making your own meals with the kitchenette facilities, and be pampered in your private in-room spa pool away 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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8. 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.

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© The Dome

9. 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, spacious and feature luxuries like an espresso machine, a 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

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 exploring, retreat to your Superior or Spa Bath Studio, which is decorated with love and have self-catering amenities. Guests also have access to free unlimited WiFi, a saltwater plunge pool, barbecue area and free on-site parking. See more motels like this in our 10 Best Motels in Napier.

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© Edgewater Motor Lodge


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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