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John's House

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58 Miller Road | off St Georges Road North, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thank goodness we had an absolutely wonderful break at Johns House and The Pavillion. 2015 has started off crazily, hence the lateness of this Review. From our first email to Nick and Jude, everything flowed. Nothing was too much trouble, or difficult. This was our first holiday not travelling to Europe, or staying in one place for more than three... More 

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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From my first email to our parting fairwell John's house was a perfect 3 nights stay in Haverlock North/Hastings. The house and grounds are beautiful and quiet. Everthing about the house is comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked and the homemade breakfast goodies a fantastic bonus! The location to downtown Haverlock North is easy and a nice walk if you... More 

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind remarks. We get a lot of pleasure from meeting guests from many different parts of the world and sharing our little piece of paradise. Regarding beaches locally. The coastal area from north of Napier City around the 'bite' of Hawke Bay to Cape Kidnappers has stoney, rather than sand, beaches. The beaches south... More 

Havelock North, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of arranging for 6 international agriculture experts to stay overnight in Havelock North. We chose to put them all up at John's House and the Pavilion. It was perfect: beautiful garden setting close to the village, very comfortable and sophisticated decor but still felt like home and marvelous hosts in Nick and Judy Pattison. This is... More 

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

The proximity to the lovely Havelock North Village is a big bonus to us and our guests. The seclusion and absolute privacy of John's House and The Pavilion is rather unique. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

What a wonderful place to stay if you are a couple or two couples. Built by the famous architect John Scott, the interesting angles in every room make you wonder how he figured out the design and drawings - all the rooms work extremely well, very spacious and practical use of ventilation (in addition to heat pump and fire). Kitchen... More 

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words. Humbling and gratifying. Having guests return for multiple visits is a true compliment. More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had four relaxing days over Christmas at The Pavilion but it was not all smooth sailing. We were welcomed with a pitcher of nice lemon juice and a freshly baked loaf of bread. It was a comfortable place with a pleasant green outlook. We soon found that, despite the advertising, there was no WiFi available at The Pavilion. You... More 

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

Ouch! We really do appreciate your feedback. The Wi fi has been an intermittent problem for which we now trust we have found a reliable solution with the installation of a new hard wired signal repeater, replacing the recalcitrant wireless one. We are rather annoyed that the less than pristine pan escaped the eagle eye of the housekeeper. While we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We spent two night of our honeymoon staying within The Pavilion but were also shown through John's place which would be great for a couple of couple or a small family. The Pavilion is a self contained building set out on a couple of acres of property with beautiful green grass all around with cows, lamas, and a pig that... More 

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Judyp55, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

Thanks for your terrific review, Luke. It was lovely that you could have such a memorable location and the Pavilion for part of your honeymoon. We've been here since '88! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This beautiful architectural home is welcoming, peaceful and a place to relax and unwind. Based between Havelock, Hastings and an easy commute to Napier, we biked/ran Te Mata and PanPac Mountain bike park, found the best cafes, caught a movie at Havelock and everytime came back "home". Really recommend it, and Nick, one of the owners, is great.

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I like how you enjoyed coming back to your home base from your daily excursions around the beautiful Bay area - thanks Sarah. More 

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had our wedding a John's House. We invited 27 people, we all had lunch seated inside and then in the afternoon we enjoyed live music outside in the gardens. All the wedding guests commented on the location and peaceful surroundings, and our wedding photos look so beautiful with the trees and gardens in the background. Our hosts were amazing!... More 

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Judyp55, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

We were really happy you could have such a special day at John's House. A small daytime wedding on the shortest day of the year was certainly an unusual event, and your beautiful photos reflected the happy occasion.Thank you, - and Nick enjoyed using his charcoal barbecue! More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were very lucky to have 3 nights (and gloriously sunny Hawkews Bay winters days) in The Pavillion. A very well designed wee house. Warm, despite the frosts. Beautiful to look at, practical and very comfortable to stay in and a form of Dog Nirvana with wide lawns, adjacent stream and paddocks full of interesting creatures. Thank you Nick and... More 

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Judyp55, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

We love our clear blue sky winter days, and dogs really enjoy Nick's fab lawns and the walking and bike trails. We hope you'll come again and get equally good weather next time, though you don't necessarily have to have a sunny day to discover the best of Hawke's Bay... More 

Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Needed accommodation for our daughters wedding, 10 people over 4 nights and having the after wedding day also which had to accommodated 100 plus people. This property was perfect in every way. Firstly, the hospitality shown by the owners was outstanding, and nothing was too much trouble. This beautifully quiet and secluded property, a stones throw from town with all... More 

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The after-wedding party seems to work particularly well at John's House. With plenty of parking, covered outdoor space and the large open plan living area there's lots of room for guests to analyse the previous night's celebrations, eat, drink and relax! (And Nick really enjoys getting use of his charcoal barbecue to cook a fine piece of beef.) More 

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