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McHardy Lodge

11 Bracken Street Hospital Hill, Napier 4110 New Zealand
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5* McHardy Lodge is a beautifully restored 1896 residence situated in a quiet cul de sac on exclusive Napier Hill, close to all the attractions of Art Deco Napier and the wineries, golf and gannet colony of Cape Kidnappers and the award winning dining experiences of Hawkes Bay. The Lodge has a wealth of rich native Kauri timber and antique furnishings. The suites are dressed with fine furnishings and linens, with luxurious beds to sink into and relax. Spacious bathrooms feature claw foot or deep tub baths and large showers, making them the ideal place to relax and unwind. Relaxation is not confined to your suite. After a gourmet breakfast overlooking the Ocean you can lounge around the pool or on one of the extensive verandahs - the views of the blue Pacific Ocean and mountain ranges in the distance will beguile you. Enjoy a game on our full size billiards table in the billiard room, or snuggle up in the library in front of the fire. Whether it is merely a break from life’s pressures, a special holiday, a celebration you want to make so much more special, or you are planning the ideal start to married life together – we will ensure you have an experience you will treasure.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
DVD / CD player
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
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We loved our two night stay here. Positioned high on the Napier cliffs with glorious water views, this was a luxury stay with wonderful home cooked breakfasts. But it was also much more - Yvonne was a superb hostess. We enjoyed her fascinating explanation of the history of the lodge, of Napier and its Art Deco origins. Our chats over a glass of wine each evening and eagerly took up her excellent dinning suggestions. This is the “must stay at” accommodation in Napier. Really enjoyable and highly recommended. Andrea and Peter.
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Response from McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge
Responded Sep 12, 2019
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure having you to stay at the Lodge and I always try to help guests get the best out of their stay in Napier. There is so much to see and experience here in the Bay and it is a pleasure to share it all with my guests, particularly over a glass of our wonderful Hawkes Bay wine!. I hope to welcome you again some time in the future.
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McHardy Lodge is a wonderful building – picture postcard Victorian colonial bungalow on the outside with country house grandeur on the inside. We had three nights in the Venice Super King Suite and loved the room (it is as grand as the photos on the website suggest). Breakfast, too, was very well cooked and the views from the breakfast table were wonderful. So, the decision is whether to give McHardy Lodge a rating of five or a four… and it’s a four – for reasons that didn’t detract from our stay, but makes the venue fall just short of top marks. We felt the Lodge was a little lacking in personality – it is efficient rather than genial. Also, McHardy Lodge is in a quiet residential cul-de-sac atop Hospital Hill (hence the views and tranquillity) but it does mean that if (like us) you like to walk in to Town to enjoy a bottle of wine with your meal without getting behind the wheel, there is a calf challenging decent followed by an inevitable lung busting ascent on the way back: Napier is a 15 minute walk (initially through the Botanical Gardens) while the walk to the restaurants and bars at West Quay is down a vertiginous road and then through a soulless industrial area. Of course – we could have taken a taxi!
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Response from McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge
Responded Sep 12, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we are pleased that the Lodge and your suite met with your expectations - we are just so sorry that you missed the details of our location on our website. We always ask if we can arrange a taxi if guests do not wish to walk. We try to match the assistance we offer with what guests appear to want - we always do our best to help with activity and restaurant bookings and we offer a complimentary glass of wine to guests in the evening. This is often the time when we can be at our most hospitable, but if guests choose not to join us , we respect that. Once again, we regret that we did not meet your expectations in this regard.
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Our 3-day stay in this beautifully restored, historic home was a delight. We loved the rooms—impeccably decorated and very comfortable—and we really appreciated Yvonne’s warm and gracious hospitality. The delicious breakfasts included fruit grown on and near the property. We felt as though we’d been invited to share someone’s home! We hope to visit Napier again, and when that happy time comes we’ll definitely return to McHardy Lodge.
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Response from McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge
Responded Sep 12, 2019
Thanks so much for such a nice review - it was a pleasure to have such a lovely couple to stay and it will be a delight to welcome you back some time in the future.
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Stayed one night in this nicely restored property in quiet neighbourhood. Pleasant enough room but not private as right next to verandah. We had to draw curtains even though daylight. Given 4 stars, as an average would have been too harsh.
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We stayed here for 2 nights and it has been wonderful! Yvonne is a great host - there when you need her with plenty of hints and tips and not at all obtrusive. We stayed in the lovely Chianti room which was very comfortable and we slept really well. Breakfast was excellent. If we are lucky enough to return to Napier we will definitely stay here again.
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Response from McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge
Responded Mar 3, 2019
Thank you for such a positive review - if you do get to Napier again you would be more than welcome. It was a pleasure to host you at the Lodge and to help you get the most out of your stay. I hope the rest of your stay in New Zealand is equally enjoyable.
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$353 - $413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandHawke's Bay RegionNapier
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Frequently Asked Questions about McHardy Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to McHardy Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Faraday Centre (0.6 miles), Botanical Gardens (0.3 miles), and Clive Square (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at McHardy Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at McHardy Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at McHardy Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to McHardy Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Three Doors Up, The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, and Master of India.
Are there opportunities to exercise at McHardy Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is McHardy Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Napier.
Are there any historical sites close to McHardy Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Napier Cemetery (0.2 miles).
Is McHardy Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.