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.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Maison Bearnaise Bed & Breakfast

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Napier
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Maison Bearnaise Bed & Breakfast
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 16: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This beautiful home provided everything. Chris, our host, was very warm and friendly and full of local knowledge and information. Nothing was too much trouble even down to reserving a restaurant for us. Our bedroom was beautifully furnished, spacious, very clean and the bed most comfortable. The ensuite was also modern and roomy. There was a large and comfortable lounge... More 

Helpful?
Thank lorna030
Milton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
88 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Chris is a fantastic hostess. We drove to Napier from Wanganui after a work-day on a rainy evening, so arrived at 9:30pm. She was thoughtful enough to leave us some soup packets in case we hadn't stopped to eat anything along the way and had put on the fireplace in the living room to make it cozy if we wanted... More 

Helpful?
Thank AlisaAAM
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Just as the reviews promised, Masion Bearnaise was a fantastic place to stay while I was studying at the Eastern Institute of Technology in Hawkes Bay. Chris is an exceptional hostess, and her breakfasts and local knowledge are rightfully renowned. The rooms are spacious and clean, the location is quiet, and the garden (in season) is a gorgeous and special... More 

Helpful?
Thank CharlesWF
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Maison Bearnaise is located towards the top of Bluff Hill and so has a beautiful view across Hawkes Bay (when the clouds cleared) but is a bit of a steep walk back from Napier town centre. Our room was large, very comfortable and spotlessly clean with a shared common living area. The owner, Chris, was exceptional warm and friendly and... More 

Helpful?
Thank philmar167
Fort Collins, CO
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Maison Bearnaise is what you imagine when you think of the perfect B&B. The rooms and the home are lovely. There is a comfortable living room setup to enjoy. And the grounds and gardens are absolutely gorgeous! Not to mention great home-cooked breakfasts. But the owner Chris is what sets apart Maison Bearnaise. She couldn't be nicer or more helpful.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Travelers058
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Maison Bearnaise is one of those B&B which gives you a feeling of being at home. Christine as host does an impressive job - the hospitality was great and she fulfilled all our wishes. She gave us extraordinary tipps for eating and things to do. The room are cosy - espacially the beds are very comfortable. The cleanness of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cako2011
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

If you're looking for a relaxing home all the positives -- charming hostess, lovely rooms, spectacular garden with lovely view, close to Napier but quiet location -- you'll find what you're looking for at Maison Bearnaise. My husband and I have traveled to New Zealand repeatedly from the west coast of the United States over the past 15 years, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jan C
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

We have traveled to New Zealand seven times, staying almost exclusively in B&Bs. Of all the wonderful places we have stayed, Maison Béarnaise is our favorite. We made a special trip to Napier on this visit to see Chris (Christine) and Graham again -- and to re-visit Napier and the nearby Hawke's Bay vineyards. Maison Béarnaise is a lovely home... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Valerie F
Milton Keynes, UK
Level Contributor
42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Maison Bearnaise is a beautiful 100 year old villa on the bluff with views of the sea. Christine is a lovely lady, very passionate about her country. At breakfast every morning, she would help us plan our itinerary for the day, recommending places to visit and those to avoid! She would even recommend driving routes that took in the most... More 

Helpful?
Thank MJSpinks
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We stopped at the Napier Tourist Office and chose this B&B by chance more than anything. However, we were lucky: it turned out to be lovely. Situated high above the town on France Road, it is a nice spot to be located. Nearby are great views across Napier. It is a convenient short drive from the downtown area. Christine's hospitality... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Richard B
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

11 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (11)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Napier hotels
1.2 mi away
Pebble Beach Motor Inn
Pebble Beach Motor Inn
#1 of 48 in Napier
5.0 of 5 stars 577 reviews
0.5 mi away
The County Hotel Napier
0.5 mi away
Art Deco Masonic Hotel
Art Deco Masonic Hotel
#4 of 48 in Napier
4.5 of 5 stars 544 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 mi away
Beach Front Motel Napier
1.1 mi away
Shoreline Motel Napier
Shoreline Motel Napier
#7 of 48 in Napier
4.5 of 5 stars 462 reviews
0.9 mi away
The Crown Hotel Napier
The Crown Hotel Napier
#3 of 48 in Napier
4.5 of 5 stars 934 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maison Bearnaise bed & breakfast offers a warm invitation to share their charming oasis of ever changing gardens. Both large guest rooms are privately appointed with en-suite bathrooms, Email access is available in the guest lounge. Relax in the sunny courtyard and savor delicious breakfast choices including homemade and local produce. Napier city is ten minutes walk away and a two minute drive to historic Ahuriri will provide many fine restaurant choices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maison Bearnaise Bed & Breakfast

Address: 25 France Road | Bluff Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $117 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing