Art Deco Masonic Hotel
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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 …
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, …
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 …
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.
... then walked along the beach. Was really nice. We then went up to a view point which was a top spot to go look at…oh lord…. It was horrific the whole view was just of the port – we could have been in Goole god know why so many people were up there! That night we went out fro dinner at ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsArt Deco Masonic Hotel Napier
Comfortable, clean and with all mod cons.
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