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Reviewed March 20, 2017

It's the Hawkes Bay area but don’t expect to see any bay from this beautiful property but you can be guaranteed a warm welcome and a fabulous room. Each evening our hosts invite all their guests to a gathering on the porch where they plied us with fine wine and nibbles. What a lovely experience we had. The local town of Havelock North is an affluent enclave where even the bargain basket shoes were priced at over a hundred dollars. There were more restaurants than you’d expect from a place 5 times the size and the takeaway Indian we bought was on a par with those we enjoy back home. Once again, we were sorry to pack the boot and drive away.

Room Tip: Stay in the Birch Room if it's available.
  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank lewisdasafety
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

We want to thank the German students, Leena and Alex, for making us feel most welcome during our stay. The owners were on holiday and we were the only guests. Leena and Alex welcomed us with wine, cheese and crackers and stayed to visit with us on the back patio. The next morning they fixed us a lovely breakfast. We asked if we could do laundry and they said they would do it for us...plus they did a lovely job of ironing a few items without us asking. The only drawback was the location...beautiful but out a ways to restaurants and other activities.

  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Robert R
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

This was a very pleasant country B&B. About the only drawback was that its location was a ways out of town so you had to drive out to do anything. We had a pleasant room with a nice covered patio surrounded by beautiful gardens. After we had unloaded the car, we were invited out to the back covered patio for wine an cheese. That was so good that we didn't even go out to dinner that night! Breakfasts were delicious. We elected to eat them outside as well. Really a nice place, and very quiet.

  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank tom d
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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

We have traveled all over the world and prefer bed and breakfast accommodations for the folks we meet- this is by far the best one we have ever encountered! Our hosts were so friendly, the fresh eggs and plums so delicious, the six o'clock wine and cheese so fabulous that we were reluctant to leave. Our room was spacious and up to date and the bed most comfortable. We recommend Hawthorne House with our highest grade. A plus.

Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Matha J
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Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Birch Room in this Edwardian villa. Karen welcomed us and we joined other guests for cheese and wine on the terrace to rear of the property which is a nightly occurrence there if wanted. We enjoyed chatting and felt it was a good oortunity to meet fellow guests and hear a little about New Zealand and its people. The house had a lot of history and had original features. I particularly loved the stain glass windows and boxed sash windows which could be fully opened to reach our private patio. The bedroom and bathroom were of a high standard and spacious. On our second night Karen left us a bottle of wine which was appreciated. Alex and Eleena were friendly and professional. Lots of choice at breakfast and most enjoyable. Certainly recommend staying here and wish Karen and Danny every success with this new venture

Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Terrie15
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