Albatross Motel

Albatross Motel

Welcome to Albatross Motel

 The Albatross Motel has 35 fully equipped units to suit all requirements from standard and deluxe studios to deluxe 1 and 2 bedroom units. The Albatross Motel, Napier is located overlooking the Ahuriri Wildlife Estuary Reserve and it's pleasant walkways and only a 200m stroll from the safe swimming beach at Westshore or use our pool and spa, the perfect family accommodation choice or corporate accommodation. Only a skip across the road to join the new cycleways too.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Albatross Motel, where our accommodation is clean, comfortable and affordable and our service friendly and helpful. Your Welcoming Hosts: Gary & Jo Russell

Call direct for best rates, we will match any other websites rates and daily specials.

Rooms and Virtual Tours

The deluxe, one bedroom units and a two bedroom unit have had a complete renovation with sparkling tiled bathrooms and all the other rooms have new flooring, furnishings, including many new, comfortable beds. Call direct for best rates, we will match any other websites rates and daily specials.
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Guest Restaurant On-site

Unfortunately due to circumstances outside our control Kitchen on Quay for now will not reopen. We do however supply pre ordered meals to the comfort of your room Mon - Thurs. Just call ahead and a hearty home cooked meal and a selection of local wine and beer can be waiting for you when you get home to the Albatross.


Find out what events are on in Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hastings, Central Hawke's Bay and Wairoa. If you need to know what's on this is the place to look.
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Napier Attractions

Napier's seafront promenade of Marine Parade is lined with tall Norfolk Pines and is home to the tranquil Marine Parade Gardens and the Sunken Gardens.
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Facilities include guest restaurant (inquire about opening hours) swimming pool, Guest Select 50+ SKY TV channels in all rooms, complimentary tea/coffee/hot chocolate, Unlimited FREE WiFi, complimentary newspaper on request, allocated off-street parking is provided for each unit etc.
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About Us

The new owners Gary & Jo would like to welcome all old friends and new to meet the new Albatross family.
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were catching up with sports friends for a night & thought it easier to stay at a motel in Napier. The motelliers Jo & Gary from Albatross Motel were great to deal with & were extremely helpful with sorting my booking problem....nothing seemed to be a problem.
Our room was well presented,we had a great sleep in a deluxe unit that had all that was needed. The complex overlooks the Wildlife Estuary Reserve. It was the perfect choice, only wished time allowed us to stay longer.

Very relaxing. Thankyou


Reviewed 5 September 2017

Beautiful people to deal with, so friendly and very helpful! The rooms are clean and tidy with great parking. Nice and close to the airport and easy to get in Napier or the bypass road to Hastings. Will book again :)


Reviewed 5 August 2017

We only stayed one night, however, had a very pleasant stay. The owners were very accommodating and friendly. The location was great, very close to the sandy beach, eateries and pub. The room we stayed in was upstairs, so had a view over the estuary and lights of the town at night.
The room was a reasonable size with a comfortable bed and furnishings. Foxtel was a bonus.
Would recommend this hotel.


Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was another motel booked for us by NZ Tourism as part of our travels around NZ, and we were not disappointed. The owners are lovely, the motel is easy to find, it has plenty of off street parking, a pool and very clean. There is a bit of passing traffic, but this became zero from about 10:30pm, so totally quiet - we stayed 3 nights. The motel is probably a 5min drive to the Napier CBD and 2-3mins to West Quay, where there are numerous bars and cafe/restaurants.


Reviewed 29 September 2017

Room was immacutely presented. Bathroom compact but adequate. Free wi-fi. Management friendly and service was good. Very handy to the popular Fish Cafe and other restaurants at Port Ahuriri. Would not hesitate to stay again.


Reviewed 8 Dec 2017

Came for one night to pass through town. Loved it so much we stayed for five.


Reviewed 27 January 2018

Staff are super friendly and eager to help... Rooms are presented well and very clean. Would recommend to anyone. I will be coming back to stay if I am passing through again or wanting a longer stay in future.

Sandie & Paul

Reviewed 19 January 2018

Over from Adelaide, we loved The Bed making- and the enthusiastic staff. Will come again!

Cara & Sue

Reviewed 14 January 2018

Over from the UK, we had a great stay! Gary & Jo are so friendly and made us feel so welcome :)


Reviewed 24 February 2018

On Holiday from Mt Maunganui. Great Place & Hosts, definitely will recommend you to friends!

Barbara, Matthew & Aidan

Reviewed 14 February 2018

Visiting from the USA. Lovely, clean, convenient and the staff are wonderful & helpful!


Reviewed 2 April 2018

Wonderful place, loved the service, loved the people. Thanks! :)


Reviewed 8 April 2018

Absolutely lovely! One of the best hotels i have ever stayed in! :)


Reviewed 11 April 2018

We got stuck here, on a plane diverted to Napier from Auckland due to a storm. We were welcomed and given a lovely room and home made chicken soup!!! What a lovely place and people.


Reviewed 3 June 2018

Great place, comfort is on it's max. Love the room, definitely coming back to stay here. Love you're hospitality!


Reviewed 21 July 2018

Wonderful sleep, very comfortable, helpful staff! Will be back for a third time next year! Thanks :)

Tad & Judi

Reviewed 31 May 2018

Very Comfortable place to rest you're head after exploring this beautiful city. Thank you!

Bronwyn & Greg

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Room 1 was a lovely spot - Great room and entertaining hosts :)


Reviewed 7 September 2018

The bed was so comfy with nice linen, amazing to get into after a long day of driving. Staff and the facility as a whole exceeded my expectations beyond what I had imagined. Very happy customer, would return in a heart beat! For a bit longer next time ☺️

The Dowers Family


Reviewed 18 October 2018
Beautiful spot run by a beautiful family. Thank you for the great hospitality! See you next year.


Reviewed 18 November 2018

Highly recommend, clean, comfortable, friendly staff, great value for money


Reviewed 16 Jan 2019

Fabulous Stay
Super comfy deb & pillows. Great self contained unit, clean, spacious, friendly owners & staff. Very happy, would recomend and hope to return


Reviewed 5th Jan 2019

I'll be back
Great place to stay with the kids, pool on a hot summers day and a cold beer to top it off


Reviewed 5 March 2019

Be back soon
Came for a weekend and ended up staying a week. Room very clean and had everything we needed.
Loved it so much I've booked again for next school holidays
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