Travel Blogs from Napier
We didn't want to look around much for a hotel, so we took about the first motel on our way into the town and it was quite ok. Marineland Motel.
Napier is a pretty town with its Art Deco buildings, although a bit empty, if there hadn't been the Indian Diwali Festival, we'd not have seen much life there.
We found a …
... and floral clocks and bandstands.
The shopping streets with their veranda covered pavements are delightful even if you occassionally have to look up to the first floor to see the Art Deco architecture. they realised in the 1980s that they were in danger of losing all the Art Deco architecture and a trust was set up to preserve it all.
every year in February they have an Art Deco festival when everyone dresses appropriately and all the old cars come to town. We ...
... as they say here! I think Neil was a bit surprised how much he enjoyed it; it was probably something he'd not normally do - and nor would I until a few years ago, when I realised you need to be taken out of your comfort zone occasionally. We were absolutely dripping at the end, and much for the better. I dropped off Neil at his hotel and drove the 200km on towards Napier, through contrasting landscapes and negotiating twists and turns. Thank goodness for overtaking lanes! ...
... for a few hours of swimming and sunbathing (I didn't swim, the sea was far too cold for me!). In the evening we went to a lovely Indian place for dinner. On Thursday, after saying goodbye to Martin and Breda, the 3 of us went to Brookfields vineyard and winery. This is Hawkes Bay's oldest boutique winery. We tried 8 different wines, my favourite being the Pinot Gris. We also tried Sauvignon blanc, C******nay, sweet Viognier, Malbec, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is the ...
... no cakes and no chocolate for you! She's been begging and whining, hoping for a titbit of Turkey or a crumb of Christmas cake. To her disappointment she'll have to wait!
Friday morning is coming far too fast, We'll miss our little doggy when we're off at last!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarineland Motels Napier
Very reasonable price. Everything good, clean, very friendly and helpful host.
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