Overview of Motel de la Mer

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4.7/5 Exceptional
248 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen


What's nearby

Popular LocationOpossum World5 min walk
Popular LocationNational Aquarium of New Zealand7 min walk
Popular LocationNapier Visitor Information Centre8 min walk
AirportNapier (NPE-Hawke's Bay)12 min drive

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  • Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 65 sq m
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 49 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Executive Suite

    Room amenities

    • 47 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Executive Studio Suite

    Room amenities

    • 40 sq m
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Studio

    Room amenities

    • 40 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Located in Napier, Motel de la Mer is in the business district and on the boardwalk. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Napier Beach and Nelson Park, while Opossum World and Municipal Theatre are cultural highlights. Splash Planet and Marine Parade are also worth visiting. Make sure you don't miss outdoor adventures like mountain biking, hiking/biking trails and horse riding, or hop on a bike for hire nearby and take a self-guided tour around Napier.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Opossum World - 5 min walk
  • National Aquarium of New Zealand - 7 min walk
  • Napier Visitor Information Centre - 8 min walk
  • Municipal Theatre - 11 min walk
  • Nelson Park - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Napier (NPE-Hawke's Bay) - 12 min drive

About this property

Motel de la Mer

4-star Boardwalk motel near Marine Parade
This smoke-free motel features concierge services, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance. All 11 rooms have LCD TVs with satellite channels, and feature kitchenettes with fridges, hobs and microwaves. Other amenities available to guests include complimentary wireless Internet access, patios and DVD players.
Motel de la Mer offers 11 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and complimentary bathrobes. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Accommodation at this 4-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower with a hydromassage showerhead, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–8:30 AM: USD 15-22 for adults and USD 15-22 for children

Things to do

Private winery tours
Public winery tours

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
DVD player
Laundry facilities

Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Meeting rooms


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Egyptian cotton sheets
Climate control (heating)
Premium bedding


Free toiletries
Hydromassage showerhead


32-inch LCD TV
DVD player
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Electric kettle

Outdoor space



Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM and 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 22 for adults, and USD 15 and USD 22 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Safety features at this property include a smoke detector, a security system and window guards.

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Motel Mer Napier
Motel Mer
Mer Napier

Frequently asked questions

Is Motel de la Mer pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Motel de la Mer?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this motel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 9 PM.
What time is check-out at this motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Motel de la Mer located?
Situated on the boardwalk, this motel is steps away from Marine Parade and Napier Beach. Opossum World and National Aquarium of New Zealand are also within 10 minutes.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


Couldn't have been better. Massive room, very nicely kept. So helpful and welcoming, had a great stay.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Comfortable, clean and convenient

Good location opposite beach and short walk to town Centre. Everything you needed fir a short stay.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Fantastic location. Friendly, helpful owners. Lovely views over the bay.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Clean, comfortable, well located in Napier

Wonderful place to stay in Napier. Located right on the water, easy access for walking or biking anywhere. Super clean, and well kept. The owners are friendly and knowledgeable and gave us good suggestions for the area. We enjoyed the Hastings Market, Te Pata Peak, Birdwoods, Gannet Safari and, of course, tasting wine.

Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort


Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020