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McHardy Lodge

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   11 Bracken Street | Hospital Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 43 Napier B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Rockhampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I loved everything about this lodge - from the warm and welcoming owner Yvonne to the magnificent views and plush surroundings. I have spent many holidays in BnBs around the world and I would definitely rate McHardy Lodge as one of the very best.The home has been restored magnificently and there has been no expense spared. Yvonne supplied us with... More

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your truly glowing review - we can't ask for more -in your experience the best in New Zealand and one of the best in the world - I can feel myself blush!! We know that McHardy Lodge is truly one of the finest historic houses around and we are very proud of the restoration that... More

Cirencester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We spent 2 nights at the lodge during our tour of NZ. It is truly a beautiful house with lovely rooms and garden. Yvonne made us very welcome & was very helpful with information about Napier & the best way to utilise our time there. We opted for the Art Deco tour of the town which was a really enjoyable... More

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review - there is so much to do in Napier and the Art Deco walking tour and the Odyssey progressive dining experience are two of our top experiences and we were delighted to introduce you to them and make the bookings. We love to help people get the best from their stay here. More

Merritt Island, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We loved our 3 night stay at McHardy Lodge while touring the Napier area. Yvonne provided help with reservations, and evening drinks and snacks. She loves sharing the history of this elegant home. We were very comfortable and enjoyed meeting the other guests at breakfast. The creamy mushrooms were scrumptious, and a dip in the pool refreshing after many miles... More

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

It was so nice that you had three days to experience all Napier and Hawkes Bay has to offer but also to take the time to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Lodge. A relaxing breakfast is always a good start to your day, particularly when you plan an active day out enjoying the wonderful scenery. Thank you for taking... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the McHardy Lodge for the second time in March 2014. The building is a wonderful example of early New Zealand architecture. The grounds are beautiful with a fantastic view. All this plus a wonderful host. In all our years of travel, we have never met such a hospitable host.

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place your review - it was indeed a pleasure to welcome you both back to McHardy Lodge. When guests return it is like welcoming great friends to stay again and we hope to see you again in the future. More

Sherwood Park, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My wife and I, Canadians visiting New Zealand for the first time, stayed at McHardy Lodge on 2014-02-02. We have stayed at many B&Bs, but would rate McHardy Lodge as a definite 15+ out of 10! Beautiful restored home, with gorgeous guest rooms, plus very nice billiard room, sitting room, outside deck and pool. House has interesting history, and proprietor,... More

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

One night is never enough at McHardy Lodge! We aim to ensure that all guests leave wanting more of both Napier and the Lodge. Vacations are such an important time for guests and we try to ensure that even one night is a wonderful experience. Thank you for your glowing review. More

Oakville, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We visited in January 2014.Weather was great and our host was even better. Accomodation is excellent and Yvonne does a great breakfast.Yvonne is also a great source of knowledge about who to use for local tours.

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

So pleased the weather was fine for you - we cant do much about the weather but we do always try to ensure the best of welcomes and hospitality. Hawkes Bay is reknown for it's long sunny days and blue skies which can both be enjoyed from the Lodge.Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. More

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Four guys did a golf trip to New Zealand. In Napier, close to Cape Kidnappers, we stayed at the McHardy Lodge. The rooms were perfect, and the view incredible. The owner/chef did a great job on breakfast. Yvonne even went into town to get a bottle of scotch for us. You should for sure stay at McHardy when in Napier.

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review -golfers at Cape Kidnappers often stay at McHardy Lodge and your group was very welcome. Although we have a well stocked bar, we always try to meet individual requests and getting you a special malt whisky is all part of the service!.We look forward to welcoming you all back soon. More

Calistoga, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

A beautiful property in Napier, on the Bluff in a quiet residential suburb with commanding views. Yvonne is the perfect hostess and made sure that all our needs were taken care of, from making dinner reservations to getting us cabs and making recommendations for things to do. Her breakfast was superb and the rooms are all comfortable and warm. Thank... More

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review - we try hard to please and 'perfect " is the best review we could ask for! It was a delight to welcome you and your friends to the Lodge and help you to enjoy everything Napier has to offer. More

Flensburg, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

2 days at McHardy were not enough. It's a wonderful Place to stay for longer and to see beutiful Napier, nice countryside and a lot of vineries. Yvonne ist a Perfect host and consultant in planning tours and find lovely dinner places. Very individual service. Many thanks, Yvonne. Ulrike & Thomas Liebelt, Flensburg, Germany

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. An ' individual ' experience is what we aim for when we welcome guests - we always try to give the level of assistance required by each guest and the Lodge itself is truly an individual building and home wth a fascinating history which can't be replicated! More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We arrived earlier than expected - one phone call and Yvonne was there to welcome us into this beautiful property. The perfect host - full of interesting facts about Napier. Absolutely loved our stay - it is definitely a "must do" again. Yvonne made us feel at home like we were family and not just hotel guests. Yvonne, serves a... More

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowng review and I am so pleased you felt at home in the Lodge. I love welcoming guests to the Lodge and on departure I often feel I am saying goodbye to old friends not simply welcome guests.! More

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Address: 11 Bracken Street | Hospital Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — McHardy Lodge 5*
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5* McHardy Lodge is a beautifully restored 1896 residence situated in a quiet cul de sac on exclusive Napier Hill, close to all the attractions of Art Deco Napier and the wineries, golf and gannet colony of Cape Kidnappers and the award winning dining experiences of Hawkes Bay. The Lodge has a wealth of rich native Kauri timber and antique furnishings. The suites are dressed with fine furnishings and linens, with luxurious beds to sink into and relax. Spacious bathrooms feature claw foot or deep tub baths and large showers, making them the ideal place to relax and unwind. Relaxation is not confined to your suite. After a gourmet breakfast overlooking the Ocean you can lounge around the pool or on one of the extensive verandahs - the views of the blue Pacific Ocean and mountain ranges in the distance will beguile you. Enjoy a game on our full size billiards table in the billiard room, or snuggle up in the library in front of the fire. Whether it is merely a break from life’s pressures, a special holiday, a celebration you want to make so much more special, or you are planning the ideal start to married life together – we will ensure you have an experience you will treasure. ... more   less 
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