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Watea Lodge

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Free Wifi
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Breakfast included
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4.5 Star Hotel
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All reviewslap poolb bhome cooked breakfasthot tubhawkes bayflower gardenkauri treescomfortable super king bedmueslibed and breakfastboth morningsgreat conversationmodern amenitiesglass of winenext morningstayed here for two nightsmin drive
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

The experience at the Wateal Lodge could not have been better. Iris was a great host, the room was very comfortable and breakfast was superb. Very intimate setting, our 1st NZ getaway and weekend to remember. Napier has world class restaurants, stunning beaches, great trails...More

Thank mark T
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 25 September 2017

Hi Mark Thank you for your delightful review. It was such a pleasure to accommodate your party and engage in such interesting discussions. Kind regards Iris

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

What a stunning B&B. From the outside it looks like a black barn; from the inside, a five-star hotel. You'll be totally surprised and blown away. Everything is simply stunning. Even breakfast was scrumptious. And to top it all, we had our laundry done for...More

Thank Mitch P
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 22 July 2017

What a lovely review. It was great meeting you both. To add to the delight was the nostalgia of talking to someone from my old country. I imagine that you are reveling in the beauty of Rarotonga and looking forward to the marriage celebration. Regards...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We loved staying at Watea Lodge. Our room was very comfortable, and Iris has thought of everything that guests might enjoy, from the guest lounge to the lap pool. Breakfast was delicious on both mornings and we loved sharing stories with Iris.More

Thank SusanCamperdown
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 8 May 2017

Hi Susan and Alex What great guests you were. I too enjoyed every minute of our fascinating conversations. Your energy is admirable - cycling after Alex won a gold in rowing at the Masters Games. I'm looking forward to my next trip to Sydney when...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

In and out of Napier for the Dixie Chicks concert this was the perfect overnight spot. Close to Mission Estate. Very comfortable self contained room, enormous bed, tasty breakfast and charming hosts. We will visit again - for longer next time 😊.

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Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 19 April 2017

Good morning Gail How lovely to find this review this morning. It was hectic for everyone with the concert which, from all accounts, was brilliant. Thank you for your kind comments. Regards Iris

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We stayed here for two nights during our cycling tour around Hawkes Bay. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable and our host was friendly and ken to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Plenty of local produce provided for the delicious breakfasts produced...More

Thank Russell P
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 14 April 2017

It's always pleasing when guests enjoy their stay. So glad Hawkes Bay and Watea Lodge lived up to expectations. Kind regards Iris

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Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
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Hot Tub
Price range
US$177 - US$222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Price range
US$177 - US$222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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