East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Hotels

The County Hotel

  • 12 Browning St. Map It
  • Napier
Check Rates


  • You'll sleep in a room with a bit of history
  • Dine well without leaving the building


  • Wood paneling is not everyone's choice of decor

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Built in 1909 as the Hawke's Bay County Council headquarters, this is one of the few Napier buildings that survived the 1931 earthquake; wood paneling, chandeliers, and claw-foot bathtubs conjure up that more gracious era. At the Wine Street Restaurant you will find an array of dishes that spotlight local ingredients. Churchill's Champagne Bar is decorated with quotes from the great man's speeches, and a cellar room is used for evening wine tastings.

Hotel Information


12 Browning St., Napier, Hawke's Bay, 4110, New Zealand

Map It



Hotel Details:

  • 18 rooms
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 08/30/2016

Book A Hotel


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all hotels in East Coast and the Volcanic Zone

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?





No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.