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11 Bracken Street Hospital Hill, Napier 4110 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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#7 of 49 in Napier
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Outdoor pool
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Kathryn M wrote a review Jul 2020
Tutukaka, New Zealand163 contributions82 helpful votes
Absolutely stunning building, glorious room and fantastic hospitality. Yvonne is a gracious host and fantastic cook. Loved our breakfasts and her charming conversations. She also gave us great advice on what to do. Public rooms are beautiful and comfortable. Building has an interesting history. You won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Colliedog58 wrote a review Mar 2020
Hartley, United Kingdom395 contributions203 helpful votes
This is a beautiful building, formally a maternity home amongst other things. Perched right above Napier with stunning views of the town. Our room was very spacious and beautifully furnished - lovely large comfortable bed. A nice sized bathroom with bath and shower. The shower was somewhat coffin like but effective if not large! Breakfasts were really spartan with very little choice of fresh fruit etc; I also didn't like the fact that we had to choose the night before what we wanted to eat for breakfast the following morning - very odd! coupled with this we were asked to refrain from using mobile phones at the breakfast table!!!! Coming from the other side of the world breakfast time is the optimal time to catch up on emails etc; However Yvonne, the owner, was more than happy to recommend restaurants and book cabs for her guests.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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2 Helpful votes
Response from McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you for you review. I am very puzzled by your comment on our 'spartan breakfast' as we have a choice of cereals, yoghurts, juices, a personal fruit platter of four seasonal fruits plus a choice of six cooked breakfasts from our a la carte breakfast menu including eggs benedict, full english breakfast, omelettes, hotcakes with fruit coulis, etc etc .Other guests have indeed commented on the variety offered and the high quality. We ask for breakfasts times and choices the night before to assist those who have early golf times and tours, flights to catch or who simply want to get on their travels early. We ask guests not to use mobile phones at the breakfast table but instead to use their room, our library or lounge room to make calls. This is in response to guests' comments that skype calls and telephone conversations at the breakfast table can be very disconcerting and embarassing for other guests trying to hold a conversation. I am pleased that we could help you get the most out of your stay in Napier with restaurant bookings and other bookings.
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Odusseus1000 wrote a review Mar 2020
Cave Creek, Arizona284 contributions213 helpful votes
It’s a case of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The facility is magnificent. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful B and B anywhere. “B and “ does not do it justice. We were surprised there are no bathrobes in an other wise 5 star facility. It is difficult to find initially. From the north, Google maps tries to send you up a one way street the wrong way. Just put Chaucer St in your maps and head up from there. Once you get to the top it is a confusing rabbit Warren of streets. The coffee served is very weak. The owner is in the wrong business she is arrogant and endlessly condescending.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Response from McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review our beautiful property and I am sorry you didnt find the bathrobes which were in the wardrobe . We are located on Napier Hill in a quiet residential area and when you arrived we provided a detailed map showing you the best way to get to all the attractions of Napier. I am sorry your coffee was weak - had you asked we would happily have made you a stronger brew. As to your view of me personally ,this is very hurtful, and I am sorry if you misunderstood my attempts to assist you as being arrogant and condescending. Thankfully most of my guests do not interpret my offers of help in this way.
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SarahLiveing1 wrote a review Feb 2020
New Zealand149 contributions37 helpful votes
Beautiful Art Deco building set atop a hill with great views and lots of history which our host, Yvonne was happy to share. Her place is exceptionally clean, cosy and inviting despite the 30s high ceilings. Breakfast was delicious and the large kitchen table looks down onto the bay below. Would highly recommend a stay here if you’re visiting Napier. Lots to see and do. Wineries abound. Golf courses nearby. Walking trails aplenty and so much Art Deco architecture to see.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It was a pleasure having you to stay and it was also a pleasure having a couple who so clearly appreciated our unique property with its historical connections. Great to hear you enjoyed our delicious breakfasts. It would be lovely to have you stay at McHardy Lodge the next time you visit Napier.
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ajhogan wrote a review Sep 2019
Adelaide, Australia11 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our two night stay here. Positioned high on the Napier cliffs with glorious water views, this was a luxury stay with wonderful home cooked breakfasts. But it was also much more - Yvonne was a superb hostess. We enjoyed her fascinating explanation of the history of the lodge, of Napier and its Art Deco origins. Our chats over a glass of wine each evening and eagerly took up her excellent dinning suggestions. This is the “must stay at” accommodation in Napier. Really enjoyable and highly recommended. Andrea and Peter.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from McHardyL, Owner at McHardy Lodge
Responded 13 Sep 2019
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure having you to stay at the Lodge and I always try to help guests get the best out of their stay in Napier. There is so much to see and experience here in the Bay and it is a pleasure to share it all with my guests, particularly over a glass of our wonderful Hawkes Bay wine!. I hope to welcome you again some time in the future.
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US$324 - US$442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandHawke's Bay RegionNapier
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Frequently Asked Questions about McHardy Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to McHardy Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Faraday Centre museum (0.9 km), Botanical Gardens (0.5 km), and Clive Square (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at McHardy Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at McHardy Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at McHardy Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to McHardy Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Thirsty Whale Bar & Restaurant, Three Doors Up, and Master of India.
Are there opportunities to exercise at McHardy Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to McHardy Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Napier Cemetery (0.4 km).