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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tucked away up a hill (you'll need directions) with breathtaking views from a charming garden. Lovely room and superb home-cooked breakfast. A real break from big hotel chains. A great base from which to explore the wonderful Art Deco town.

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

It is good to hear that you enjoyed so much of what McHardy Lodge has to offer. We try to encourage the relaxed and welcoming feeling of what McHardy Lodge was originally - a private summer home of the McHardy family in th 1890s - but with modern amenities. We are in a quiet residential area on Napier Hill only...

Saltsjobaden, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful lodge on a great location at the top of the hill. A room with a view mixed with warm and freindly hospitality. Napier itself was a very positive stop on our 2 week journy from South to North.

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review McHardy Lodge. It was a pleasure having you both to stay and great to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and in Napier. We hope that you are enjoying the rest of your travels around New Zealand.

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to enjoy Christmas Day at this stunning property whilst part way through a self-drive tour of NZ. McHardy Lodge is situated high overlooking the port of Napier, with the most beautiful of scented gardens, including a pool, terrace and wrap around veranda . Yvonne was a very gracious and welcoming host, always on hand to advise...

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review - it was our pleasure having you to stay and helping you to get the most out of your stay in Napier. Christmas is a special time wherever you are in the world and we always decorate the Lodge accordingly and have a real 4 metre Christmas tree which provides that...

Maple Valley, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 2 night stay at McHardy Lodge and wished that we had planned for 2 more. There's plenty to see around Napier and this is THE place to stay. Yvonne spent a lot of time with us, telling us about the area, etc. She recommended and booked a wine tasting/dinner tour for us that was one of the...

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed 2 nights on our visit to Napier . Yvonne the owner made us so welcome and helped and advised on anything we needed . Nice pool to relax by and a beautiful breakfast overlooking Hawke's Bay , what else do you need . Lovely bedroom , crisp white sheets and a comfy bed , gorgeous

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was a pleasure having you both to stay at the Lodge and lovely for you to have the chance to relax by the pool in the fantastic Hawkes Bay sunshine. There is so much to see and do in Napier and the wider Hawkes Bay that so...

Miena, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent one fab night at this Lodge. Superb surroundings, excellent beds and overall amazing attention to detail. Breakfast was fresh and delicious. Thank you Yvonne. We will be back!!!

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review - it was a pleasure having you to stay and I really look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future.

Barwon Heads, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The owner was unfriendly and it was unclear where guests were welcome to relax. Breakfast was very ordinary. Produce all from supermarket shelves, toast was packet sliced bread. No lovely fresh local produce offered at all. The lodge was cold. Heated towel rails turned off by owner as she entered our room every time we were out. Hot water was...

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

I am so sorry that we did not meet your expectations and that your experience was so different to our other guests. As you have taken the trouble to provide such detailed feedback I will endeavour to respond to each point you raise. From the moment all guests arrive they, as you were, are shown around the entire Lodge and...

California USA
Reviewed 2 December 2016

McHardy Lodge is located at the top of "Hospital Hill" in Napier. We stayed there for three nights. Absolutely gorgeous lodge. Our host, Yvonne, was extremely gracious and friendly. Breakfast is served at a table overlooking the Hawkes Bay. Food was excellent! Yvonne was extremely helpful in providing us information on things to do in the city, wineries to visit,...

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for these lovely comments - it is such a pleasure to help guests have a wonderful time in Napier and to hear that McHardy Lodge is one of the nicest places you have ever stayed is the greatest compliment. There is so much to see and do during a stay in Napier and we are ideally located for...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 November 2016

An excellent experience from a perfect accomodation, soul soothing experience, amazing location. The best view , breakfast, room and host. Available sitting and library room , parking and swimming pool.

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review - it was a pleasure having you to stay at the Lodge and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay so much.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 lovely nights in this upmarket bed and breakfast type hotel. It is right on the top of Hospital Hill where there are some great views. It has an unusual history as formerly a private house which survived the earthquake and subsequently an obstetric home. My hostess Yvonne was very helpful and her suggestions of things to do were...

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McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review - it was a pleasure having you to stay at McHardy Lodge. It was interesting planning some different excursions to meet your needs and so pleased that you enjoyed our suggestions - Lake Tutira and the Bell Bird reserve are beautiful places to visit and great to visit...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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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 

Additional Information about McHardy Lodge

Address: 11 Bracken Street | Hospital Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $325 - $543 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — McHardy Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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