Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier
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You couldn’t want for a better location than that of Scenic Hotel Te Pania. Sat on the edge of the picturesque Hawke’s Bay, its surroundings and views are simply stunning and a true treat for anyone who stays here. Such an impressive location requires an impressive hotel, so it’s no surprise that the design of the hotel has been carefully considered and has subsequently been won design awards for its incredible styling. Thanks to the hotel’s curves, mimicking the shape of the bay, you can easily enjoy sweeping views of the water. Be sure to wake up early during your stay, as Hawke’s Bay is one of the first places in the world to see the light each day – and what better view to wake up to than those of the waterfront and Napier’s Marine Parade. During the day, the Parade comes alive with the hustle and bustle of locals and tourists heading to spend time enjoying waterfront dining and entertainment.
The hotel’s interior is just as lovely as its exterior and surroundings, with a spacious, light-filled lobby, and chic and sophisticated rooms. A great place to relax and recuperate, your room features all the amenities and modern conveniences you should need, including tea and coffee facilities, a mini bar, air con, and Sky TV.
Dining at The Exchange Brasserie & Bar
Like everywhere else in the Scenic Hotel Te Pania, The Exchange Bar and Brasserie also offers the most stunning views. The restaurant’s large glass windows allow you to enjoy your meal while looking out on to the beauty of the bay, and watching the world go by as people go about their day on the Marine Parade. Depending on the time of year you visit, The Exchange Brasserie and Bar might also be extended to create an outside area so that you can dine alfresco and bask in the warm Napier sun, and the refreshing bay’s breeze. Napier and Hawke’s Bay are known as two of New Zealand’s richest food and wine producing areas, so it’s no surprise that The Exchange Brasserie and Bar’s menu is created using local, seasonal produce and its wine list is made up of some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest vinos.