Lauchlan Lodge is a must stay if you are visiting Napier, although a little out of the city it's location is in a tranquil setting among orchards and vineyards. Jen and Mark's welcome is like no other for its' sincerity as you are welcomed into their home. The rooms are extremely well appointed, exceptionally well decorated with superb attention to detail. Their home is spotless. Jen and Mark go that extra mile to make your stay outstanding, from the breakfast, which is a work of art in itself, to the welcome chocolate on your return from dinner. I cannot recommend Lauchlan Lodge enough; by the way-breakfast will see you through to dinner!
We stayed in the Silk Suite for one night. The accommodation was on the smaller size but well decorated, clean and comfortable. Jen our host was very nice and super accommodating. Our breakfast was very good.
The lodge is actually and extension at the back of a rather large home with a very large yard. The extension is completely private from the owner's home. It comprises a large two bedrooms with modern on sute baths a sitting area with a flat screen TV and a full kitchen plus a laundry room equipped with a washer and dryer. While breakfast is not provided the full size kitchen has all the necessary elements for creating even the most sumptuous meals. The refrigerator was filled (included in the rate) with a plentitude of breakfast (fresh farm eggs, milk, juices, mineral water, cheeses, cold cuts, honey, preserves, etc.), coffee and teas were also available as were two bottles of local wine. Cookies and bread were also available and facilities for making toast. Good wifi connection and ample parking were also available. We were the only occupants and felt privileged to have this home away from home. The owner's hospitality and care showed throughout. Though a bit out of the city of Napier, all the local attractions, the town, wineries and the beach can be easily accessed by car.…
We stayed at the Garden Cottage for the second time and again these 4 days were an extraordinaire experience. We were so warmly welcomed and looked after by Jen and Mark that we would have loved to stay longer. They both did a great job to create a special atmosphere in this apartment which they furnished so beautiful and harmonious. We are already looking forward to our next holiday in New Zealand when we will be here again. Many thanks from Heinz and Gertrud, Germany
We stayed at Lauchlan Lodge on our wedding night! It was very special, Jens attention to detail is amaze and the breakfast was even better. They both make you feel very welcome and its a place with the comfort of home but with a unique and very special touch. We can't wait to tell our freinds about this little gem!