We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

McHardy Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
11 Bracken Street | Hospital Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
McHardy Lodge
Professional photosView all
Browse nearby
McHardy Lodge
McHardy Lodge
McHardy Lodge
Add Photo Write a Review

123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    119
    2
    1
    1
    0
See reviews for
10
84
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (32)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (123)
  • Mar-May only
    (36)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (9)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (22)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (56)
All months
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose McHardy Lodge for my husbands birthday as it was the actual place he was born in when it served as a Maternity Home. We stayed in the Versailles Room which was beautifully appointed and luxurious. Yvonne (the owner) was very welcoming and informative about the history of the establishment. We were encouraged to feel 'at home' so you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

As usual I checked out Trip Advisor before our long weekend in Napier and Hawkes Bay. McHardy Lodge came well recommended and so we made a booking. While McHardy Lodge is located on the adjacent hill to Napier city it is within 5 minutes drive of town. This handsome large Edwardian villa is a stunner. Beautifully restored and enjoying grandstand... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give your glowing review of your stay at McHardy Lodge. It was a real pleasure welcoming you to McHardy Lodge and I look forward to your return visit. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We went back to McHardy Lodge after 4 years and very little had changed. Still a magnificent historic property, a pleasure to stay there. Wonderful breakfast too. We were upgraded to the same room as before by the very friendly and helpful proprietor Yvonne.Wonderful memories.

Was this review helpful? Yes
McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you back to stay for your wedding anniversary and we were pleased to be able to offer you the free upgrade to your honeymoon suite. We hope to see you back for many more anniversaries in the future - there are lots of walks and cycle rides around Napier to work off the breakfasts! More 

albuquerque, NM
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We arrived (earlier than expected) to a warm welcome, a historic property, beautiful views, extraordinary accommodations (Versaille room) and an intelligent, knowledgable hostess! Our stay here was the highlight of our three weeks in New Zealand. The warmth of this "home's" common space encourages casual conversation with Yvonne and the other guests. The rooms (there are 6) are exquisitely appointed.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and helping you to get the best out of your time in Napier- as you found there is such a great range of things to see and do here. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had three nights at McHardy Lodge in February 2015 and were blown away by the property, it's situation and the friendliness of the Lodge. The rooms are beautiful, spotless and comfortable. Breakfast is served in a sunny dining kitchen around a large table which gives you the chance to chat to other guests to hear what they've been doing.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for such a lovely review and for your recommendation of McHardy Lodge to your friends - we look forward to offering them the same welcome you received and also hope to see you back here at some time in the future. We are indeed in a quiet residential area just above the town of Napier- away from the road... More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We just completed a wonderful two-night stay at McHardy Lodge in Napier, and we wish we could have stayed longer. Yvonne was a lovely host, ready with lots of local knowledge and recommendations. Breakfast each morning was superb, and the rooms and overall lodge accommodations phenomenal. Beautiful views of the city from the breakfast table as well. We will be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you to stay at the Lodge and I can't wait for your return! As you found there are so many things to see and experience in Napier and Hawkes Bay that you need longer than you plan here. Let me know when you are planning your next trip and I will help with... More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at McHardy Lodge. Excellent accomodations, very clean, quiet, and comfortable. The breakfasts cooked by our wonderful hostess were delicious and of a size to set you up well for the day ahead. The owner was very helpful with information of the area and history of the city. We would definitely stay here again.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

It is so nice to receive such a positive review . We try very hard to ensure that all our guests enjoy their stay with us and it is great to hear that we may have the pleasure of your company again - a few hours from Wellington and you can be enjoying breakfast with those beautiful Ocean views and... More 

Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

From the moment I arrived to my departure three days later I had a wonderful experience. Yvonne the innkeeper is pleasant, knowledgeable, and exudes hospitality. The room (Chianti Suite), the house itself and the food were all first rate. It's located in a charming neighborhood and offers gorgeous water views from some areas of the house. I highly recommend this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments about the accommodation and the welcome you received - we do try very hard to ensure all our guests' needs are met . The stunning views are very much a bonus and loved by all who stay here. Your comments are all the more appreciated as we know you travel extensively and have plenty to... More 

Hong Kong Region, China
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Unlike the average hotel or B & B, McHardy Lodge is a beautiful old house on top of a hill with a stunning view.The owner, Yvonne, is most helpful with suggestions of places to visit and will go out of the way to ensure your restaurant bookings are in order. The house is tastefully decorated and its rooms are spacious... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about the Lodge and the welcome you received. It is very true that we are that little bit different from the average small hotel or B and B, both in the style of accommodation we provide and the genuine desire we have for all guests to relax and enjoy the whole house and all... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Shame about the room , overlooking the car park, large but gloomy on the ground floor. If you come here ask for a sea view. We were here on last day of Art Deco Festival weekend and that was delightful. Nice Pool in the garden to sit by.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

I am so sorry that we were unable to meet your expectations with regard to a sea view - you arrived during Art Deco weekend, which is the busiest of the year, and we were fully booked. Had we had a room with a sea view we would naturally have moved you. The suite is on the ground floor as... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

52 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (16)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (36)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (25)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Napier hotels
0.8 mi away
The County Hotel Napier
0.9 mi away
Art Deco Masonic Hotel
Art Deco Masonic Hotel
#5 of 47 in Napier
4.5 of 5 stars 228 reviews
0.5 mi away
Navigate Seaside Accommodation
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
The Crown Hotel Napier
The Crown Hotel Napier
#3 of 47 in Napier
4.5 of 5 stars 601 reviews
4.0 mi away
Watea Boutique Bed and Breakfast
1.2 mi away
Pebble Beach Motor Inn
Pebble Beach Motor Inn
#1 of 47 in Napier
5.0 of 5 stars 478 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay