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All reviews homemade muffins snooker table lots of helpful advice lovely hosts very nice stay spa tub other guests enjoyed our stay guest lounge diana hostess suite garden havelock nz recipe bonus
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Reviewed 1 February 2015

We had a delightful two night stay with Diana, the house boasts a full size snooker table and a swimming pool as well as very comfortable rooms. She was full of recommendations for day trips and we enjoyed visiting the local wineries and also the interesting town of Napier. All in all we felt that we could have happily spent a longer period here, but sadly our busy schedule for first NZ visit did not allow for this. Diana's breakfasts are excellent and she makes very good porridge too.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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dianamaryarnold, Owner at Havelock House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2015

Thank you for your review
We do have a lot of facilities here - and it's great when guests want to play snooker - we've also got a tennis court - and the pool is great to come home to after a day out
I love living in Havelock North - it's so central for everything you could want to do - Te Mata Peak and the wineries are close by and golf at Cape Kidnappers and the Art Deco in Napier are both an easy drive
We would love guests to stay longer when they can - and I am also happy to answer guests questions before they book
Thank you again for your kind comments and hope to see you back here another time
Best Wishes
Diana

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Reviewed 1 February 2015

Havelock House is lovely with very comfortable accommodations making for a relaxing "home" after a day of sightseeing. Diana is very well informed about the area and is able to make smart recommendations about what to see and do. The breakfasts are delicious. There is a swimming pool and a lovely outdoor area in which to relax.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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dianamaryarnold, Owner at Havelock House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2015

Thank you for your lovely review - Jeff and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here - as you say we are in a great location - the pool is real added bonus at this time of year and it's a great place to sit and relax with a wine after a day out in Napier
I'm sure many people don't realize about the great breakfasts in B&B's - it is a big part of what we offer here - and I love to hear that our guests enjoy it so much
Thank you again and hope to see you back here another time
Kind Regards
Diana

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Reviewed 28 January 2015

This is a wonderful choice for one's visit to the Hawke's Bay Area
It is centrally located to visit the many interesting sites in the area.
The owners are lovely and most helpful with their excellent recommendations and helpful tips.
The inn is beautiful in every way.
Breakfast was delicious.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank Joan K
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dianamaryarnold, Owner at Havelock House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2015

We enjoyed meeting you and so pleased you enjoyed your stay here; we appreciate your kind words
As you say we are in a great location - and a lovely spacious home - close to Havelock North, top winery restaurants Le Terroir at Craggy Range and Black Barn as well as Te Mata winery and Te Mata Peak; the easy drive to Napier to do the Art Deco walking tour, and a trip to see the gannets either along the beach or overland is a real experience.
Thanks again for taking the time to review us on TA - it is really appreciated.
Kind Regards
Diana & Jeff

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Reviewed 19 January 2015

What a really lovely place: a privilege to stay here. Diana recommended Pipi's excellent restaurant & drove us in to enjoy a great meal in relaxing surroundings. The next day she cooked a superb breakfast & we spent the day sunbathing & swimming in their pool, set in the beautiful gardens. So peaceful & relaxing & we would recommend this to anyone. We will try to stay there again if we travel that way. Many thanks to Diana & Jeff: you're doing a great job!

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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dianamaryarnold, Owner at Havelock House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2015

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your stay here - you certainly had some lovely weather while you were here and so pleased you enjoyed the pool
Hope to see you again when you come to Havelock North
Kind Regards
Diana & Jeff

21 January 2015

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Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

After driving all day I got a tad lost in the roundabout system in town. I followed a sign for middle Road that took u thru a car park in the centre of Havelock. I wud recommend u ignore this sign n take the next turn off on the roundabout then take another left at the Nxt roundabout. Middle Road is the 1st on the right only 100m away. After that it was easy to find. The perfect country home with great hosts awaits you. We were met by a lovely English couple n shown to the Napier suite which was a very large bedroom big enough for a coffee table n couch in front of a large TV. The room was nice n cool with windows open on arrival even though it was over 25 outside. A fan was provided to assist with a good night's sleep. The water pressure in the large shower wud remove paint no complaints there. We needed it after doing the Tongariro Crossing the day before. The property is extensive n the guests have access to a small kitchen area with a fridge to put all your wine n beers & fresh fruit. The owners offered to do a wash for us which is really handy when on the move for 6wks. Diane recommended a few Wineries in Hawke's Bay for dinner. I managed to leave a pile of clothes in a drawer by mistake which Diane posted onto our hotel in the South Island with little fuss. A few emails n it was sorted. A very nice say in a beautiful part of the North Island. 2nts was not enough.

  • Stayed: January 2015
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dianamaryarnold, Owner at Havelock House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2015

Thank you for all your kind comments about your stay here - Jeff and I are very pleased you enjoyed it - I'm also glad your clothes reached you - Kiwi post is pretty good - once we'd worked out the best place to send them!
Enjoy the rest of your holidays in New Zealand - and come and see us again when you are in the Hawke's Bay
Kind Regards
Diana & Jeff

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