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!

Clive Colonial Cottages

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
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
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Clive Colonial Cottages
View Map
{"widget":{"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'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 122: English reviews
New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is difficult to add anything more to the already glowing reviews of Clive Colonial Cottages. We recently spent 4 nights in Tui cottage and couldn't fault our stay. From the friendly welcome by Sandra, to the comfortable bed, spotless interior and peaceful seclusion, you can't find a better base in Hawkes Bay. The location is ideally positioned between Napier,... More 

Helpful?
Thank HellsbellsNZ
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
84 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet location. Cottage clean, comfortable with decor crafted for a delightful appearance. Complimentary breakfast for first night a nice touch. Heating good - we were there in winter. Charming surroundings - close to beach for walking, petanque and games room available

Helpful?
Thank 500Chris500
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son got married recently and we spent five days at Clive Colonial Cottages, before and after the big event. The family group was well catered for with owners Sandra and Neil going the extra mile by organizing a long dining table and additional pots and pans to cater for the group of thirteen. The design, decor and attention to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Annie L
Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great host, very clean and well equipped cottages, lovely setting and super location for exploring. My wife and travel around New Zealand and for us this was ideal, private quiet but homely. Woukd stay again if we are ever in Hawkes Bay.

Helpful?
Thank chris9096
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
86 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I was looking for a quiet place in the Hawke's Bay area with a central location. Clive Colonial Cottages was so much more than I expected. The cottages are built to a high standard, maximizing their old-fashioned character while delivering modern convenience. A very tasty breakfast was included even though I rarely wanted to leave my warm comfortable bed to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer B
sjblake, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Wow, what wonderful words.... thanks so much for taking the time to write a review Jennifer, its is very much appreciated. Glad you saw an amazing sunrise... so special to only be a couple of minutes walk away from the beach to see it and even more stunning is to settle in and make a bonfire to keep warm while... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stayed in the Tui Cottage. It was light & airy. Everything is to a good/high standard. it is with 2 other cottages - but remains very private. I highly recommend hiring a bike - great flat rides to Clive & to the winery's towards Cape Kidnappers. the provisions in the room for breakfast is a very nice touch -... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris W
sjblake, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Chris for taking the time to write a review, its most appreciated. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the biking... we are in an ideal location for exploring the many Hawkes Bay Cycle Trails and glad you enjoyed them. Thanks so much, Sandra More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We couldn't have picked a more perfect place to stay for our long weekend in Hawkes Bay. The whole surrounding property where the cottages are located is beautiful and peaceful - we were even quite surprised at just how big the backyard and BBQ area was! Sandra, the owner, was extremely friendly and greeted us warmly the moment we pulled... More 

Helpful?
Thank Caroline M
sjblake, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks heaps Caroline for your kind words, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and even managed to enjoy the cottages and the area while the weather wasnt the best. So nice to hear that you thought the cottages were the perfect place for a long weekend getaway :) We look forward to welcoming you back again... More 

New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Heading to the Hawke`s Bay to work I needed some where close to Cape Kidnappers that fitted my budget, was clean and comfortable AND quiet. After searching the net I found Clive Colonial Cottages which suited my needs perfectly. We arrived to a very warm welcome, were shown around the property - including the games room and laundry and were... More 

Helpful?
Thank GRA-J
sjblake, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review. It is such a pleasure to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay with us and so glad that you found our location perfect...we certainly love the quiet of East Clive, where often its the waves on the stones at the beach that make the most noise! Kindest regards, Sandra More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We had a wonderful stay in the Bellbird cottage. We (a family of four) stayed three nights over Easter in the two bedroom cottage, my Mum stayed in the cottage next door, and our friends stayed in the third cottage across the garden – it was a great set up for all of us and our young kids loved wandering... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hannah S
sjblake, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, Many thanks for your lovely review, its really nice to hear guests enjoy their stay with us. Glad it worked for your group to have all three cottages and the kids loved wandering the gardens... there's plenty of place for them to explore isnt there. Thanks for recommending us and hopefully we can welcome you back one day... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We had an amazing stay in the Tui cottage. My husband and 1 yr old spent two nights here over Easter and enjoyed our stay so much, the room was the perfect size with plenty of room for the portacot. We had a lot of fun roaming the garden, watching the chickens and picking fruit from the trees and were... More 

Helpful?
Thank clairejarvie
sjblake, Owner at Clive Colonial Cottages, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. It is really appreciated when guests take the time to write a review on their stay. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and you enjoyed wandering the gardens.. they hold lots of little surprises and we love this time of the year, letting the chickens roam :) Thanks for highly recommending us :)... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

32 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (29)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Clive
8.0 mi away
The Crown Hotel Napier
The Crown Hotel Napier
#3 of 48 in Napier
4.5 of 5 stars 934 reviews
7.2 mi away
The County Hotel Napier
3.5 mi away
Mangapapa Hotel
Mangapapa Hotel
#1 of 4 in Havelock North
5.0 of 5 stars 169 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.2 mi away
Art Deco Masonic Hotel
Art Deco Masonic Hotel
#4 of 48 in Napier
4.5 of 5 stars 545 reviews
0.1 mi away
Lawn Cottages
Lawn Cottages
#2 of 4 in Clive
5.0 of 5 stars 41 reviews
1.2 mi away
Clive Motel
Clive Motel
#1 of 1 in Clive
4.5 of 5 stars 30 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Affordable boutique self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Hawkes Bay. Just ten minutes from Napier, Hastings & Havelock North means you are not far away from the many attractions and activities that the region offers. Our three stand-alone cottages were the Top Pick for the Hastings District in the 2010 NZ Lonely Planet guide. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clive Colonial Cottages

Address: 198 School Road, Clive 4102, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Clive
Price Range: $104 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Clive Colonial Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Expedia, Agoda, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Travelocity and Booking.com so you can book your Clive Colonial Cottages reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay