Bluewater Hotel

10 West QuayNapier4110New Zealand
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About Bluewater Hotel

Set beside the marina in Napier’s popular inner harbour area, Hotel Bluewater is a 15-minute walk from Perfume Point Recreation Reserve. Along with conference facilities, the hotel offers limo hire and a 9-hole mini golf course.

Superior air-conditioned rooms and one/two-bedroom apartments offer private balconies with water views, Sky TV, spa baths, and cooking facilities. Economy family rooms are also available – as is a lodge-style room with a king-size bed and 12 bunk beds.

Conveniences available to guests include complimentary Wi-Fi, free off-street parking, and self-serve laundry facilities. The hotel also doubles as an elegant wedding venue.

The hotel’s top-floor restaurant opens on weekdays for breakfast and all week for lunch and dinner. Breakfast can also be delivered in the room. The sports bar, which also serves food, has a range of “pokies” for guests who fancy a flutter.

The city centre and attractions such as Marine Parade and the Sunken Gardens are within a ten-minute drive of Hotel Bluewater.


10 West Quay, Napier, 4110, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 68358668 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Business center
  • Casino
  • Conference rooms
  • Direct beach access
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Popular location with pretty views

Guests typically award the location of this hotel top marks. Aside from the pretty views of the marina, guests appreciate the range of dining options in the immediate area and the ease of access to the city centre and boardwalk.

Clean and spacious rooms and apartments

The accommodation here is consistently described as offering a high standard of cleanliness, with guests also appreciative of the size of the rooms and apartments.

Good value for money

Overall, guests feel this hotel offers good value for money. The cost of both the accommodation and the on-site dining is considered reasonable and suitable for people looking for an affordable place to stay in Napier.

Negative Reviews

Accommodation appears quite dated

While clean and spacious, the rooms here look quite dated. Guests find the decor and furnishings, as well as the in-room amenities, appear old and in need of updates.

Booking process can cause disappointment

Guests don’t always seem to be allocated the room they book online. Unsurprisingly, this can lead to a fair amount of disappointment when checking in to the property.

Nearby fish market and nightclub

Although guests appreciate the hotel’s location, they do report that the adjacent fish market can lead the surroundings to smell rather unpleasant at times. A nearby nightclub also causes concern for guests, with some rooms within earshot of loud music in the evenings.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 86 reviews across the web
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    7.3 /10
7.3 out of 10 based on 86 reviews