Econo Lodge Wins Excellence Award

( Family-owned Westshore Beach Inn Bistro in the sunny Hawke’s Bay was awarded a prestigious 2012 TripAdvisor Excellence Award earlier this month.

TripAdvisor Excellence Awards are given out annually to businesses from around the world that have exceeded customers’ expectations and achieved exceptional ratings through the popular customer-rated site.

The Napier bistro is part of the Econo Lodge Westshore Beach & Inn and takes out the top spot with an almost perfect score, rating 1 from the 91 Napier restaurants on TripAdvisor. The kitchen is run by chefs David Te Au and Bobbi Clark. Clark has 55 years cooking experience and has been with the bistro for the past seven years.

The bistro’s philosophy is to deliver fresh food, not fast food, sourced locally wherever possible. It serves simple pub fare including healthy superfood salads and pastas, delicious Jack Daniels ribs and the freshest of fish dishes, complimented by a hand-picked selection of the region’s finest wines and New Zealand craft beer.

Open for dinner seven days a week and for lunches during the summer, the bistro also provides guests of the Napier hotel with continental breakfast daily and a sumptuous cooked breakfast on weekends.

Owner and manager Jeremy Bayliss, says the bistro sticks to simple, fresh classic dishes which they pride themselves on doing extremely well to deliver value for money in a friendly atmosphere.

“We always aim to exceed our customers’ expectations, not only through our food, but also through our service and attitude. To receive this award from TripAdvisor is further validation that we’re getting it right.”

Bayliss takes the time to personally reply to every review, which is testament to the dedication he puts into ensuring his customers are always looked after.

The accompanying Econo Lodge Westshore Beach & Inn offers comfortable Napier accommodation comprising of 11 rooms and suites located just 50 metres from Napier’s Westshore Beach and a short drive to downtown Napier. Guests have the option of studio, one bedroom or two bedroom suites which can sleep up to 5 occupants. All accommodation includes a balcony and air conditioning with ensuite, internet access, TV and kitchen facilities.

The property is adjacent to the Ahuriri Estuary Wildlife Reserve and walkways with access to kayaking, sailing and wonderful walks. The Art Deco region’s award-winning wineries that are within easy reach, making it an ideal business or leisure destination.

For further details on Econo Lodge Westshore Beach & Inn and Bistro, or other Choice Hotels properties throughout New Zealand including hotels in Rotorua and accommodation in Nelson, please visit

Media Release 13 August 2012.