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Esk Valley Lodge

4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   342 Hill Road | RD2, Napier 4182, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 42 Napier B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This was literally the best B&B we stayed in during our trip to NZ. Warm hosts, gorgeous house, stellar location just outside of Hawke's Bay, and the grounds surrounding the house are to die for with views of vineyards and a magical garden. The breakfast was exquisite and all home-made. We were even given a menu to select breakfast items... More

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Longford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We were delighted with our accommodation at Esk Valley Lodge and the warm hospitality from our hosts. They were very warm, friendly and helpful with planning a wine tour for us. The room was huge, clean and had an amazing view. An overall very enjoyable stay. Thank you!

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Greater Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Only stayed one night on a busy trip to New Zealand - wished we could have stayed longer! The Sauvingnon Room is large, well appointed, has a small balcony and has an excellent view of the vineyards.Breakfast was also excellent. The before dinner wine and cheese and chat with the owners/hosts was the perfect way to prepare for dinner at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Our Semillon Room was very spacious in a self contained area in this characterful house. We had a good large bathroom with separate loo and separate shower and fluffy towels. The bed was extremely comfortable and smashing linen. The Lodge is set in a small vineyard and is in a peaceful location about fifteen minutes out of downtown Napier. On... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I stayed in the lovely Esk Valley Lodge as part of a family group of 5 adults - we stayed in a twin room, and the double room with single annexe. The rooms were very clean and pleasantly stylish - not in the slightest bit chintzy - and the bathrooms were immaculate with lovely towels. Location is lovely and rural... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

As bed and breakfast owners we have a good idea what makes a good BnB. We can highly recommend Esk Valley Lodge. Jes and Eileen were great hosts in their beautiful renovated country house. We stayed two nights in the Semillon room, it was very comfortable, with a large bathroom and separate tolit. Their hospitality was excellent and breakfast was... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

A wonderful homely atmosphere in beautiful surroundings, a clean, well appointed and comfortable room, and super home cooked breakfasts made Esk Valley Lodge a great place to stay. Eileen & Jes were kind, generous and attentive hosts who were very helpful in suggesting interesting places to visit in Napier, and we much enjoyed their company and hospitality. We would highly... More

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Helsinki, Finland
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We spent two night here in Nov 2012. The place is absolutely beautiful: gardens, vineyards and the house. The valley is very peaceful and this is the perfect place to relax. Breakfast was great and we ordered food from Eileen ans Jes (the owners) for one dinner. It was the best food we've got so far in NZ. Very much... More

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Umbria, Italy
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We had a pleasant and relaxing stay. We were warmly welcomed with nibbles and a nice glass of our hosts own wine. We were there in winter so there was a cosy atmosphere and a roaring fire in the guest lounge. The rooms where comfortable and scrupulously clean. Breakfast was fresh, abundant and delicious. A little out of town, which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Exceptionally comfortable, beautifully renovated country house. We stayed in the Semillon suite which included a lovely lounge area as a well as a balcony terrace looking over the garden. Very welcoming and friendly hosts and we particularly enjoyed the small touches of luxury that helped to make our stay very special.

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Address: 342 Hill Road | RD2, Napier 4182, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Esk Valley Lodge 4.5*
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Boutique accommodation in gardens and vineyards in the heart of the beautiful Esk Valley. Peace and privacy yet only 15 min from Art Deco Napier. Our rooms are named after the grapes grown in the vineyard and are tastefully decorated with quality linen and fittings and recycled Rimu timber is used throughout. The Sauvignon Suite is a self-contained suite consisting of bedroom with King Bed, veranda overlooking vineyards and gardens, separate lounge and separate bathroom. The Riesling room consists of twin King single beds and en-suite. The Semillon room is a ground floor room with its own private entrance onto the veranda and woodland gardens. It has a king size bed, TV and DVD, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and quality linen and fittings. There is a separate and private bathroom with shower and bath and a separate toilet. All rooms have heat pumps, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, TV and DVD, wireless Internet access (free). In addition guests can make use of the lower guest lounge and large LCD TV with full Sky Digital, library and DVD library and Espresso machine. Outside guests can wander the gardens, pick fruit for the table or play Petanque, Lawn darts and other games or just relax. Guests can use our Retro style bicycles to explore the vineyards, Cafes of the Esk Valley. Or borrow a rod for fly or surf fishing. Breakfasts are a feature with local fruits and homemade preserves and yoghurt to start with and an extensive choice of cooked items. We use our own and local produce whenever possible including eggs from our chickens and fruit and vegetables from the garden. Organic options available and special diets catered for. An evening meal or platter is available on request for those guests who have had a busy day walking the hills, swimming at the beaches or partaking in the many wine and food delights of Hawkes Bay. Esk Valley Lodge is an environmentally friendly operation that uses sustainable practices. ... more   less 
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