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The Loft Art Studio & Premium Bed and Breakfast
4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   10 Woodford Heights, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand   |  
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2 reviews
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“We had a very enjoyable stay being well looked after”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Iris and John are great hosts.

The rooms are very nice, clean and well serviced. All we expected was there for us.

It all made for an enjoyable stay in Hawkes Bay.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights at the start of our NZ holiday. Our ensuite room was lovely with a great view over the town, as well as free wi-fi to keep in touch Breakfast was fab! Iris & John were very welcoming and in no time it felt like we were staying with friends. We took up the option to have an evening meal which was beautifully cooked and shared with our hosts. As others have said they were both very helpful with local knowledge and guidance. Would recommend unreservedly.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

John and Iris are wonderful hosts and provide a very warm and relaxed welcome. They have been in the B&B business and similar ventures for many years and it is obvious that their many guests - both national and international - have returned their friendship by inviting them to stay at their place. John and Iris are well travelled, have a passion for the arts and this is reflected in their personalities and the decor of their home. Any review cannot fail to mention the suburb breakfasts - simple and elegant - a taste sensation and a great way to start the day exploring the many attractions of this beautiful part of New Zealand.

Room Tip: Suggest choice of the larger room with bigger bathroom for longer stays - but both rooms equally wel...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

We had an extended stay at The Loft and it was terrific. The location is fantastic, just far enough out of "the Village" to get a fabulous view from the patio and still close enough so a 1 minute drive gets you into the center of Havelock North with it's great shopping and restaurants. Thanks, John and Iris!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

Host John and Iris were very accommodating throughout our stay, providing a lot of tourist information for interesting places to visit. The rear patio is a lovely place to eat breakfast whilst listening to the birds. Havelock North is a great base for the wine and Art Deco excursions.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

The hosts were incredibly hospitable and very knowledgable about the area. Their lovely home with its delightful garden made this bed and breakfast stay unforgettable. The delicious breakfast was served in the garden. A real treat!
We stayed in the smaller of the two rooms, which may prove a little tight for some, but it is lovingly decorated and the ensuite bathroom is a beauty. Guests have access to a computer room and the garden. The size of the room would never deter me from recommending this bed and breakfast, nor from staying here again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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10onwoodford, Owner at The Loft Art Studio & Premium Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 31, 2011
Thank you A & A for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, we wish you could have stayed longer. We did enjoy meeting you both and hope that we meet again some time. As you know, we do visit Canada.
Warmest best wishes. I&J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

Havelock North was a great spot to stay, close enough to Napier for strolling the Art Deco town, but a little away from that hustle. We were thrilled to book this wonderful B & B and Iris and John welcomed us with tea and nibblies on their beautiful deck overlooking the valley. All the comforts of home and special touches besides. Little flashlights on each night table, free wi fi, bedtime chocolates, and special bath salts for the spa which is under a skylight where you can sit and soak and watch the stars, to mention just a few. This is a beautifully designed and decorated home and we enjoyed chatting with John and Iris about their world travels. Breakfast was delicious and everything was so relaxing and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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10onwoodford, Owner at The Loft Art Studio & Premium Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 5, 2011
Thank you J & Y; we thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and hope we see you again some time during our travels.
It is guests like yourselves that make our job so rewarding, have a wonderful 2011.
I & J
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Address: 10 Woodford Heights, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Havelock North
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Havelock North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Loft Art Studio & Premium Bed and Breakfast 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Art filled architectural home in prime position with magnificent views. Out-door areas for guests including beautiful courtyard and deck with wonderful view. In-house Art Studio to visit featuring New Zealand way of life originals in acrylic and watercolour. Just 2 mins to our village, nestled in the famed Te Mata Peak foothills.20 mins. to beaches, 20 mins. We are a food and wine destination with many other attractions. i.e amazing Gannet Colony. ... more   less 
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