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“Nice +++++ in Napier”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of McHardy Lodge

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McHardy Lodge
Ranked #6 of 41 Napier B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Paraparaumu Beach, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Nice +++++ in Napier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

My husband and I experienced a very pleasant stay at the McHardy Lodge. Our host was extremely friendly and helpful and the lodge was really beautiful. Steeped in history, Yvonne was very knowledgeable about the lodge and was able to provide an interesting recount of its former occupants. We would definitely recommend this property. Each room is tastefully furnished and has its own character, we stayed in the Chianti room which led out onto the swimming pool area. Sitting will a glass of wine after our swim overlooking Napier was very satisfying. A delicious breakfast was provided and Yvonne always ensured our needs were met.
My husband and I experienced a very pleasant stay at the McHardy Lodge. Our host was extremely friendly and helpful and the lodge was really beautiful. Steeped in history, Yvonne was very knowledgeable about the lodge and was able to provide an interesting recount of its former occupants. We would definitely recommend this property. Each room is tastefully furnished and has its own character, we stayed in the Chianti room which led out onto the swimming pool area. Sitting will a glass of wine after our swim overlooking Napier was very satisfying. A delicious breakfast was provided and Yvonne always ensured our needs were met.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
We are so pleased you had such a relaxing break here at McHardy Lodge -good weather and good wine are always key ingredients to a relaxing time and here in Napier we are blessed with both in abundance! We hope to see you again in the not too distant future - there are many more superb restaurants to experience and lots to see and do.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at McHardy house over Christmas, and were extremely pleased with our time at McHardy lodge. The grounds are beautiful, the lodge is gorgeous, and the suites are luxurious, spacious and clean. From the moment we entered the lodge, we were greeted by the owner Yvonne, who not only was knowledgeable about Napier and the sites to see, but also was so friendly and welcoming. Yvonne is a wonderful host, who made us feel right at home. We enjoyed our stay at McHardy lodge thoroughly, and would definitely stay there again. We highly recommend McHardy lodge.

  • Stayed December 2012
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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you for such a glowing review of all aspects of the Lodge and your stay here. It was a pleasure to have you stay here and we were only too pleased to do everything we could to make your stay a memorable one. We know that for you to get the best out of your time in Napier we need to help with advice, guidance and with the booking of restaurants, tours and activities and leave you to simply enjoy your holiday. It was a pleasure to do so and look forward to welcoming you again if you get back to New Zealand.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

This is the second time we visit McHardy Lodge. We are having an absolute blast here during the Napier Art Deco wekend. We shall be back next year.
The Versailles suite is great. The bed is comfortable. Yvonne is a delight to chat to. She happily provide whatever information one can require. The breakfast is a chapter of its own?
I was seriously considering not to write any comment so I would have a better chance to get a room next year.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
It was a delight to have you all to stay for Napier's Art Deco annual celebrations - you really enter into the spirit of the events with your lovely costumes -you looked equally good in your outfits for the Black Tie Ball and the Gatsby lunch as you did in your less grand outfits for the Depression Dinner! We look forward to welcoming you all back for next years celebrations in February - I have already pencilled in your booking - so no fear of you being pipped at the post by others who have already enquired.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

McHardy Lodge is an excellent place to stay because it possesses all the magical ingredients necessary to make it a perfect stay. The 1st ingredient is the hostess, Yvonne who literally went out of her way to smooth out any any and all problems, including running down to town to give us a book we had left behind. When I felt sick, she gave me tea with honey in it.

The rooms were rich but warn and inviting to be in. The beds were so comfortable and there was space to hang and store you clothes and things so one didn't have to fumble in the suitcase all the time. The McCardy Lodge would be a cold empty beautiful place without Janet who gave it life and a feeling of being at a close friends' home away from home. Janet just knew the best places to go and things to do so we didn't have to worry about a thing.

We just wanted to stay forever! We recommend this B&B as a must do while in Napier because it had the best breakfasts, served with Janet's special warmth that you just don't find very often.

Just stay here and get the best, you won't be sorry.

Bob and Susan from Olympia, WA

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Room Tip: Janet provided slippers and bathrobes that were wonderful and great soaps and lotions to use.The vie...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thank you for such a glowing review - we loved having you to stay at McHardy Lodge and look forward to your return some time. McHardy Lodge is a beautiful and characterful house and we try to make a welcoming home for our guests during their stay . We believe in attention to detail and looking after our guests needs whether that is booking the best restaurants and attractions or providing those cold remedies and additional boxes of tissues! As for breakfasts - they always say "feed a cold and starve a fever! "
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Yvonne's elegant house in Napier was our family's introduction to New Zealand. The lodge is beautifully maintained and furnished with gorgeous linens. Yvonne quickly arranged a dining schedule that suited our party of 3 for the next 3 days and had taxis ready at the right time. I can't imagine a better place to recover from the jet lag of our trip.
Donna
Denver, Colorado

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We believe in providing the very best service and surroundings possible - whether our guests are looking for peace and relaxation in our beautiful house and gardens as you were or as a base for a more energetic stay in Napier exploring all the area has to offer. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in New Zealand and look forward to welcoming you back to McHardy Lodge.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Our two night stop in Napier in Mc Hardy Lodge was a wonderful experience. Just the warm welcome of the host Yvonne told us, that we will have a beautiful time there. The house is amazing with a great story behind. The breakfast was absolutely georgous! Yvonne fulfilled every whis we had... Thank you very much, Yvonne and if we come back to Napier, we will come certainly to your place!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
It makes me very happy when I read such a glowing review - we are very proud of McHardy Lodge and try our best to make every guest's stay really special. We do hope you get back some time in the future - it would be a real pleasure.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Spent only 2 nights at McHardy lodge on a recent tour of New Zealand. Wish it had been more! It is a beautiful house with interesting history, with views to die for!
Thank you Yvonne for the warm welcome, beautiful breakfasts and on the spot info about beautiful Napier and the surrounding area. I can't wait to come back!
Happy New Year and very best wishes for a fabulous 2013.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review - it was a pleasure having you both to stay at McHardy Lodge and helping you find out more about Napier. We look forward to your next visit - just dont leave it too long!
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Property: McHardy Lodge
Address: 11 Bracken Street | Hospital Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — McHardy Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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