© Art Deco Masonic Hotel
© Art Deco Masonic Hotel

10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Napier 🍸 [2023]

© Art Deco Masonic Hotel

Where to Find Luxury Hotels and Lodges in Napier

Napier is all about the finer things: creative architecture, wine-making and stunning Pacific Ocean scenery that you can’t put a price on. When your New Zealand journey brings you to Napier, or if you’re perhaps celebrating a special occasion, treat yourself to one of the city’s fabulous luxury accommodations. Make the most of the Art Deco scene with some of the most luxurious hotels located in magnificent buildings or escape to countryside lodges surrounded by vineyards. We’ll go through some of our top picks of luxury accommodations in Napier right here.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 10 Luxury Experiences in Napier and The Luxury Guide to Napier.

1. 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 the discerning traveller. 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.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Napier© Swiss-Belboutique Napier

2. McHardy Lodge

One of the most prestigious 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. For more couple-centric stays, be sure to also check out the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Napier.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Napier 🍸 [2023]© McHardy Lodge

3. The County Hotel

Winner of the Art Deco Supreme Award, The County Hotel captures the essence of Napier’s architectural flair. On a historical note, part of the hotel is in one of the only buildings that survived the 1931 earthquakes which ravaged Napier. Today, it holds elegantly-appointed rooms with modern touches like TVs with streaming services, WiFi, an 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 and elegantly historical suites. The County Hotel also provides the option to wine and dine in the luxurious Wine Street Restaurant serving high tea, breakfast and dinner.

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© The County Hotel

4. The Crown Hotel

Located in the attractive seaside village of Ahuriri, The Crown Hotel features 39 guest rooms in a studio, one and two-bedroom layout. Choose your style: contemporary or heritage. Either way, 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, work out in the gym, and families get the extra hand with a “baby pack” on arrival. See more family-friendly stays in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Napier.

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© The Crown Hotel

5. Kalldeen Luxury Accommodation

For those looking for a luxurious retreat away from the city, consider Kalldeen Luxury Accommodation. The boutique accommodation 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 complex’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, king bed and more. Guests also have access to a heated saltwater swimming pool, astroturf tennis court and continental breakfast.

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© Kalldeen Luxury Accommodation

6. Scenic Hotel Te Pania

A stand-out hotel in architectural design and quality, Scenic Hotel Te Pania is well worth considering. The four-star international hotel boasts a glass facade shining on the waterfront of Napier city. Stay in one of five types of well-appointed rooms, including unique offerings like “Accessible Rooms”, “Dog-Friendly Rooms” and “Two-Bedroom Suites”. Each room type is versatile in its layout 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 and more. Make use of the on-site restaurant or treat yourself to room service. See how this hotel compares to the 10 Best Hotels in Napier.

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© Scenic Hotel Te Pania

7. Art Deco Masonic Hotel

Stay super central in the Art Deco Masonic Hotel, opposite The Art Deco Centre and i-SITE. This luxury hotel offers a wide range of rooms, including hotel rooms, suites, studios and apartments. Each room is 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. You’ll also be sharing the building with two popular award-winning eateries which make up the Napier restaurant scene.

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© Art Deco Masonic Hotel

8. Navigate Seaside Hotel & Apartments

An attractive seaside hotel in Ahuriri, Navigate Seaside Hotel sits across the road from one of Napier’s only swimmable beaches, as well as a selection of restaurants and a popular walkway/cycleway. Treat yourself to either a “Studio”, “Family Room”, “Two-Bedroom Suite” or “Two-Bedroom Apartment” with the option for beachfront views. Other features of the stylish hotel include free on-site undercover parking, barbecue area, room service meals, stroller hire, free guest laundry, board games and more. For more self-contained stays, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Napier.

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© Navigate Seaside Hotel & Apartments

9. 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. For more motel-style rooms, check out the 10 Best Motels in Napier.

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8 Best Luxury Accommodation in Napier© The Dome

10. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Finally, we can’t talk about luxury in Hawke’s Bay without mentioning The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. A farm, golf course, spa, eatery and kiwi sanctuary: it seems there is nothing this luxury lodge doesn’t do. What’s more, it’s located on top of the iconic coastal landscape of Cape Kidnappers, a 20-minute drive from Napier city centre. There’s accommodation here for couples, families and groups, so whatever the occasion, you’ll find a suitable place among these iconic grounds.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Napier 🍸 [2023]© The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

[CLOSED] Ormlie Lodge

Another escape from the city can be found at the fabulous Ormlie Lodge set on 12 acres of gorgeous gardens. The boutique lodge sits 15 minutes drive between Napier and Hastings. All rooms for couples are uniquely decorated and boast free WiFi, flat screen TV, iPod docking station, ensuite bathrooms with a shower, and some have a balcony. After a day exploring Hawke’s Bay indulge in gourmet cuisine at the lodge’s restaurant.

More About Luxury Accommodations in Napier

That’s it for our list of the best luxury 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 Luxury 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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