Accommodation in Napier

Napier is a fantastic place to stay. Napier is located on the east coast of the North Island – the Hawkes Bay – and has a Mediterranean climate.

Napier was built after the destruction of the then-known Art Deco style, which in many other places in the world flourished. Every year in February, the ‘Art Deco Weekend organized, food and drink, jazz music, and cars from that era. Many people dress even in ‘Art Deco costumes.

In Napier has a relaxed atmosphere and you will find many good restaurants and pubs for a nice evening out. Especially Ahuriri Wharf which is home to a buzzing atmosphere with several trendy restaurants and entertainment venues.

Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets

The County Hotel ****

County Hotel, Napier

“Located in Napier in the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand. It is one of the only buildings that survived the massive 1931 earthquake. Lovely boutique hotel with just 18 rooms – art deco style.”

Managapapa ****

Mangapapa Petit Hotel, Napier, Hawkes Bay

“Upmarket hotel located in the beautiful wine country in Havelock North. Beautiful historic house with fantastic onsite restaurant. “

Mon Logis B&B ***

Mon Ligis, Hawkes Bay

“A beautiful two story colonial Villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This B&B is great value for money. Comfortable accommodation situated in the heart of beautiful wine region in the Hawkes Bay. “

Cape Kidnapper *****

Cape Kidnappers

“Boutique luxury lodge accommodation that is beautifully furnished and set atop 6000 rolling acres of pasture land. You cannot get a better place to stay in the gorgeous Hawkes Bay region.”

More information about the Hawkes Bay

Wine & Dine, Hawkes Bay1. Wineries
With over 100 vineyards and 80 wineries throughout the region there is many places to explore. Wine trail tours are available in the region or cycle the famous wine trail. Find Out More >

Wineries, Hawkes Bay2. Cycling Trails
The Hawkes Place is a fantastic region to cycle in with over 180 km of scenic cycle trails with many great spots to stop including vineyards, restaurants and picturesque picnic spots. The trails link Napier Hastings and Havelock. Find Out More >

Hawkes Bay Farmers Market3. Hawkes Bay Farmers Market
Every Sunday at the Hawkes Bay Show Grounds local growers come together to sell their produce. It is one of New Zealand’s oldest farmers markets and has a great atmosphere. Find Out More >

Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay4. Cape Kidnappers and Gannet Colony
This striking peninsula is well worth a visit. This is also the home to the world’s largest gannet colony. The peninsula is about half an hour’s drive from Napier and Hastings. Find Out More >

NZ Longest Place Name in the World5. The Longest Place Name in the World
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapiki- maungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the longest place name in the world is located in Porangahau, Central Hawkes Bay. Find Out More >

Art Deco, Napier, Hawkes Bay6. Art Deco
Napier has been nicknamed the Art Deco City after it rebuilt the city after a devastating earthquake in 1931. There is a number of colorful building and interesting boutique shops to explore during your time in the Hawkes Bay. Find Out More >

Golf Cape Kidnappers7. Cape Kidnappers Golf
Play golf with stunning 180 degree views of the pacific and cliffs that drop 8000 feet into the ocean. Set on 6000 acres of farm land. It is a must for golf lovers visiting the region. Find Out More >

Napier Beach8. Beaches
With 360 kilometers of coastline the Hawkes Bay has many great beaches to choose from. So whether you want to swim, fish, kayak, surf or just relax with a book on a calm beach there is something for you. Find Out More >

Maori Culture9. Maori Culture
Hawkes bay is rich in Maori culture. The region itself if very important in Maori mythology as it is said that the region is ‘the hook of the fish of Maui’. Maui was said to have fished up the North Island of New Zealand. Find Out More >

Gannet Colony, Adventures, Hawkes Bay10. Adventure
There is plenty of adventure activities in the Hawkes Bay. Highlights include quad biking, gannet safaris, hunting and helicopter rides over the region. Find Out More >


The best way to explore this region is with a car or campervan. However once in the towns themselves it is easy enough to explore on foot.