Econo Lodge Napier
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- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
- Adjoining Rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
TravelPod Member ReviewsEcono Lodge Napier
Good food and friendly staff!!!
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TripAdvisor Reviews Econo Lodge Napier
Travel Blogs from Napier
... was delicious. We had planned our route and as Napier was only 120kms we decided to do a side track to a beach advised by a tourist book though when I put it in the GPS it was 155 kms up the coast and then back again - didnt think a 310 km journey to see a beach was worth it. So me in my infinite wisdom chose another one only 11 kms from town and it was 5 .5 kms winding switchbacks up and 5.5 kms of switchbacks down ...
... fun, but alas, not this time around!
After taking the short hike and taking in the views of Ohope's beautiful beaches, we headed off to Hick's Bay. We must have managed to happen upon a group of people taking their old cars out for a scenic drive because when we arrived at our hotel, we were surrounded by classic cars.
The roads going through the countryside and along the water's edge are windy. It's like driving on the mountain roads ...
We had heard so much about Hawkes Bay the home of Napier that we really were excited to arrive here, the first thing that we noticed as we drove into the area was that for the first time in weeks the roads were flat and straight and we could actually see more than a mile ahead of us. The roads were lined with vineyards and orchards and the sun was shining. Not only was the sun shining it was actually hot, hot enough to remover our coats and jumpers and even to ...
... was ex-territorial army REME and had been in NZ for 3 years. A really great guy and his lovely wife who was a nurse and bandage my knee. They were a merry bunch!
After a sleepless night, very warm in the hut,and finding out all sorts of aches and pains which hurt more than the knee, we got up and made ready for leaving. It was hard bidding goodbye to our friends who were carrying on! The water taxi who arrived was run by David, probably in his 70s, and the ...
... and the sulphur lake. After a short drive we stopped for lunch at the Blue and Green lakes (an area described by the kiwi lady as similar to the Lake District - FYI the Lake District doesn't compare!) As Harri had survived his weather durability test, it was now time for his off-roading ability to be tested. The road to Kerosene Creek will ensure we never complain about the pot holes in Walsall again! For the evening we headed south to Taupo, having so ...