Art Deco Masonic Hotel

2 Tennyson Street, Napier, North Island, New Zealand | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Napier

The Art-Deco city

A travel blog entry by redheadpeter

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In February 1931 Napier was flattened by a huge earthquake that went on for over 2 minutes, a loing time for an earthquake it seems. Buildings not destroyed by that stood a good chance of being consumed by the fire that followed, firemen got the engines out of the damaged fire station but the water pipes had been fractured.
The rebuilding …

Two fat lattes

A travel blog entry by neilywheelie

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I had a good night's sleep in my posh hotel and before long was sitting in the wittily named cafe, Two Fat Lattes, enjoying Eggs Benedict and a strong black coffee or 'Long Black' as it is known in these here parts, essentially a double espresso. All was good at the Criterion Inn and it seemed that I didn't have to pay for the room I had declined, …

Bubble and squeak

A travel blog entry by neilywheelie

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So far my top 5 things about New Zealand (oh I so do love a list, just like my sister-in-law, maybe it's a Taurean thing, who knows?) 1. No tipping. It's not that I'm stingy, I very much hope I'm not, but it does make for an easier existence when you don't have to think about adding to a bill in a restaurant or trying to think what to give the tour …

First Christmas in New Zealand 3.

A travel blog entry by adventuretime

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After spending Christmas Day & Boxing Day in Wellington it was off to Napier the Art Deco City were we stayed at the Masonic Hotel which was lovely. Napier became the Art Deco City after it was rebuilt following an Earthquake. We took photo's of the city and went on a bus tour.

On to the North Island

A travel blog entry by pamandwarren

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... buildings would be made from reinforced concrete, could not exceed two stories in height, the roads would be widened by 3 meters (about 10 feet) to accommodate cars, and all utilities would be underground. Each architect could select a modern Art Deco style (a style then in) and color of their liking to provide variety. The results were stunning as the pictures show. As with all things, styles change and in the seventies some of the buildings were being torn down to make ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 2 Tennyson Street, Napier, is near Marine Parade, Hawkes Bay Museum, Te Mata Winery, and Century Cinema.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsArt Deco Masonic Hotel Napier

    Reviewed by neilywheelie

    Beautifully restored Art Deco hotel

    Reviewed Jan 26, 2014
    by (10 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Comfortable, clean and with all mod cons.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Art Deco Masonic Hotel Napier

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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