The County Hotel

5 star hotel


12 Browning Street NapierSee nearby area

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There’s luxury infused between the masonry at this elegantly restored Edwardian building (a rare brick earthquake survivor). Chambers restaurant breathes refined formality at dinner (mains $30 to $40) while Winston’s portrait gazes victoriously over Churchill’s Champagne and Snug Bar.

Our independent authors have visited The County Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Napier.

Services & facilities

  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • Guest services
    • VIP room facilities
    • Tour desk
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Room service
  • Accessibility
    • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Concierge
    • Concierge service
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Restaurant (à la carte)
  • Breakfast
    • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
    • Available
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
    • WiFi
    • Internet services
  • Parking
    • Available

Description provided by property

Located in the centre of picturesque Napier, this luxurious 5-star hotel is a 2-minute walk from Napier Botanical Gardens.

Originally built for the Hawke’s Bay County Council in 1909, The County Hotel is one of only two significant buildings to have survived the massive 1931 earthquake. The hotel presents a charming Edwardian Art Deco grandeur, preserving its elegant heritage.

Rooms at the County Hotel are elegantly designed and offer antique furnishings. They each include a TV with satellite channels, a DVD/CD player, a work desk and tea/coffee making facilities.

Dine in the multi award winning Wine Street Restaurant or enjoy a drink in the quaint Churchill's Champagne & Snug Bar with a superb selection of wine, single malt whiskey, cocktails and of course champagne.

The County Hotel is near many local attractions, including the Marineland and the famous Hawke’s Bay Vineyards. The New Zealand Wine Centre opposite to the hotel offers a number of options for wine and food lovers and run a variety of wine tasting adventures.

Important information

Please let The County Hotel know your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

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