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The Old Church Villa
Ranked #23 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Napier
palmerston north
2 reviews
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“"simply oustanding" some of NZ best luxury accomodation matched by some on NZ best dinning experince.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

wow what a fantastic weekend stay at the old Church Villa we were simply amazed on our arrival
by the total luxury & attention to detail in every room.
the 5 course degustation dinner on Friday night in the Cellar was outstanding your chef Richard is to be congratulated on his wonderful creation it was stunning & would have to match or better
any dinning of the luxury lodges in NZ that I have visisted.
Also special mention must go to Mel who made us all feel very special & welcome on our special occasion.
Once again thank you for a fantastic stay we will be recomending your villa, cellar & restaurant to
all of our friends.
kindest Regards
Gordon Powley

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melanie A, Owner at The Old Church Villa, responded to this review, April 26, 2012
Thank you, it was our pleasure having you and your friends as our our guests. All the best for the next 30 years.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

We arranged two nights with some friends at the Villa and arrived not knowing what we would encounter. We were meet by Mel and her friendly staff and shown around the Villa. From the front door to the back we were taken on a beautiful journey. A number in our party, including ourselves, are hoteliers and enjoy the fine restaurants and accomodation of 5 and 6 star Hotels and Lodges, this ranks right up at the top.
The Villa had everything we needed, fantastic to relax and not worry about a thing. A beaufiful breakfast basket was brought in with Mel's compliments along with bottled water, juice and soft drinks. A wide variety of wine was also on hand if we ran out of our own stores. We had arranged for a 5 course degustation menu for dinner, wine matched which was fantastic. The food was spectacular and matched by the unfussed service. Everyone made us feel right at home.
Sitting on the back deck with a glass of wine, who needs the South of France or Tuscony when you have the Old Church Villa in Napier. Will return as often as possible.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2011

We spent the weekend down at the Old Church Villa with some friends as part of a 40th celebration. We had dinner on the Saturday night at the loft in the restaurant. The Villa itself was amazing with everything you should need for a great stay whether you decide to stay in and cook or want to be catered for. I have stayed at some of the best lodges and hotels around New Zealand and also abroad and the Villa is up there with the best. The service is second to none.
The thing which really made the weekend was noting was an issue or a problem, Friday night we were meant to be going into town for dinner, but found we were too settled in front of the open fire with some nice wine. We at very late notice requested dinner in, which they organised and sorted out for us. The meal was of the quality of any great restaurant and plenty of food for a reasonable price.
Dinner on Saturday night was meant to be in the wine cellar below the villa, unfortunately the weather made a little cold to eat down there, but again they organised drinks down there and moved us to the loft in the restaurant (next door). Another amazing meal wine matched which we did not have to think about. They even remembered from the night before one of our party did not like scallops so made a special dish for them.
Congratulations to Mel and the Team, we will be back and I would suggest if you like great quality service, accommodation and food book in too. I can’t recommend the experience highly enough.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Old Church Villa

Property: The Old Church Villa
Address: 199 Meeanee Road, Napier 4112, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Church Villa is a beautifully restored and extravagantly furbished historic villa in the heart of Hawke's Bay wine country. Steeped in history and full of character, it still maintains its traditional olde world charm and provides a luxurious and opulent retreat set amongst the private and peaceful surroundings of the nearby internationally acclaimed ‘The Old Church Restaurant’. ... more   less 

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