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Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier, New Zealand

by Gaycation Magazine

Napier is one of New Zealand’s most attractive cities, located at the south end of the Hawke’s Bay just 20 minutes out of Hastings. Palm trees line the inner-city streets and the wonderfully sculpted Marine Parade, as the name suggests, runs along the shore of the city. Along Marine Parade various parks, gardens and memorials give the water’s edge its distinct character.

Known as the Art Deco City, Napier has the most comprehensive collection of inner-city art deco buildings in the world. Every February, thousands of people flock to Napier to celebrate the Art Deco Weekend Summer Festival, sending the township back to a time of new hope. The Festival celebrates the reconstruction of Napier City after a devastating earthquake in 1931. Music, performers, dancing in the street, trains, planes and automobiles, picnics, galas, and frivolity in true vintage style bring the 1930s back to life.

The Scenic Hotel Te Pania at Hawkes Bay is one of the first places in the world to see the light each day, and the hotel enjoys a premium waterfront location on Marine Parade. The hotel’s slender curved form echoes the shape of the bay, and guests enjoy sweeping views out over the water. A fresh, contemporary style hotel, Scenic Hotel Te Pania is just a short stroll from Napier’s main art deco style street.

Scenic Hotel Te Pania invites you to enjoy quality four star Napier hotel accommodation of an international standard. From the moment you step into the spacious, light-filled lobby, you will experience the hotel’s commitment to quality and customer service.

The hotel features 109 fully air-conditioned superior rooms and suites with modern décor, excellent natural lighting and quality room amenities. Savour the delights of the Hawke’s Bay with excellent dining at The Exchange Bar & Brasserie, which highlights local food and wine with indoor and al fresco dining. The convenient, central location means many of Napier’s best local attractions are within a few minutes walk.

Hotel services include:

  • 24 hour reception
  • Valet laundry and dry-cleaning service (available five days a week)
  • Guest laundry
  • Express checkout
  • Internet kiosk
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Complimentary access to the Ocean Spa gym directly across the road
  • Guest car parking
  • Exchange Brasserie & Bar
  • Tourist information & booking service

All rooms face out to the bay with floor to ceiling windows that can slide open. Many superior rooms interconnect forming spacious family rooms able to sleep up to six people while the one or two bedroom suites on the top floor feature separate bathrooms and living areas including a full size fridge, bench and sink area.

All rooms include:

  • Sky TV
  • Clock
  • Telephone
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Desk space
  • Minibar
  • Fridge
  • Hot drink making facilities
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Culture, adventure, family fun, food and wine
  • Napier has something for all ages and interests.

Take your pick from:

  • Art Deco walks & tours
  • Trout fishing
  • Cape Kidnappers Gannet colony
  • Kayaking & rafting
  • Classic Sheepskins Tannery
  • Sailing
  • Wine Country Food Trail & local farmers market
  • Hunting
  • Walking & hiking
  • National Aquarium of New Zealand
  • Te Mata Peak
  • Golf
  • Splash Planet water theme park
  • Hot air balloon flights
  • Wine tasting & vineyard tours
  • Opossum World
  • Horse trekking
  • Art Galleries
  • Ocean Sea saltwater pool complex
  • Mountain biking & cycling
  • Napier Prison tours
  • The Silky Oak Chocolate Company

With some of the best sunshine hours in New Zealand, mountainous shelter from prevailing westerly winds, and refreshing sea breezes, not only is Napier a great climate for visiting, but is ideal for grape growing.

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