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1420 Railway Road South Paki Paki, RD11, Hastings, Hastings 4178 New Zealand
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#1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Hastings
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Hawthorne House is a stunning Edwardian villa located in the heart of Hawke's Bay wine country. With four luxurious en-suite bedrooms, the villa is set in formal and informal gardens and surrounded by pasture with views to the surrounding Hawke's Bay hills. The tranquil rural setting is conveniently located only minutes from Hastings and Havelock North. Wineries and some of New Zealand's best golf courses are less than five minutes from Hawthorne House. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Adults only
Baggage storage
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Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
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Private balcony
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Back_to_Sandringham wrote a review Apr 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom726 contributions246 helpful votes
We had a terrific weekend at Hawthorne House. The outside of the house is beautiful, but the inside is a real work of art. The rooms are exquisitely appointed and every detail has been thought about. Lovely breakfast with fresh local produce, and lots of great recommendations from Pete and Paul about what to do nearby. They even got us a table at the top local winery restaurant when there were NO reservations to be had... Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 7 Apr 2022
Hi Erik and Fiona Thanks for such a generous and kind review. It was fantastic having you here at Hawthorne House after all your travels in other parts of the world. And yes, we were delighted to be able to get you a table at one of our favourite restaurants... it's not what you know, but who you know that often makes the difference! We look forward to hosting you again. Cheers Peter and Paul
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Peter wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Sensational! Great room, great hosts, great food. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts who made us feel so welcome. Gave us some great tips on where to go to eat and what to do. The wine tour was amazing. Don't bother to book dinner for that evening!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Peter Allen, Owner at Hawthorne House
Responded 5 Mar 2022
Hi Peter and Helena Thanks for this great review. It was lovely to be able to show you a good time in Hawke's Bay - especially for first time visitors to the area. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Still lots of things to see and do in the area... art deco festival, F.A.W.C events; Bridge Pa wine festival... and so many more! Cheers Paul and Peter
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Kathryn H wrote a review Apr 2021
5 contributions3 helpful votes
We happened upon an online escape deal for Hawthorne House and booked. For once, we didn't do any prior research, so it was a lovely surprise to arrive and discover the delight that is Hawthorne House. We were blown away by the sumptious decor, friendly hosts and generous welcome. We had everything we could possibly need, delicious beverages, yummy snacks, a warm, comfortable room and welcoming atmosphere. Peter and Paul were so helpful with their advice about activities and eateries. The history and story behind the property is fascinating and you will enjoy the array of art in every room. The breakfasts are to die for, especially the freshly baked croissants! We couldn't have asked for a better experience and would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Allen, Owner at Hawthorne House
Responded 30 Apr 2021
Hi Kathryn and Kent Thanks for such a fantastic review! It was lovely to meet you both and to have you staying here at Hawthorne House. Even better that you just jumped onto the online escape deal and didn't do any research... brave move, but we're glad it's one that worked out so well for you! Look forward to seeing you again... cheers Paul and Peter
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Laurie F wrote a review Apr 2021
Queenstown, New Zealand40 contributions20 helpful votes
Paul and Peter are wonderful hosts and justifiably proud of the house they have created. Rooms are very comfortable with extensive garden outlook and large covered decks. There's lots of laughs but also, relaxing quiet. Nothing is too much trouble. Breakfasts are superb and plentiful. Be warned. Highly recommended and our destination when next in the Bay.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Apr 2021
Hi Laurie Thanks for this wonderful review! It was a real pleasure to have you both staying here at Hawthorne House and we look forward to your return visit... really soon! Cheers Paul and Peter
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Gail I wrote a review Apr 2021
Greytown, New Zealand24 contributions5 helpful votes
We had two luxurious nights at Hawthorne House end restored and appointed and decorated by Peter and Paul. Our welcome by Paul started our adventure. Everything is quality and taste. Our spacious room has an ensuite with heated floor and towel rails and all bits and pieces you need in a bathroom. Snacks, teas and coffee, complentary wines and beer and apple juice. Very comfortable bed and good pillows. Dressing gowns...and this is just our room and verandah! Breakfast is a feast of locally grown and produced products, their own eggs, linen, crystal, silver. And you have the use of a most gracious and delightfully lit living room full of art. Paintings, sculptures, objets de vertu. Music softly in the background...sweet classical for breakfast and cafe style jazz in the evening. Peter and Paul are charismatic, anxious to please, amusing, professional and friendly. The welcoming sunset drinks first night with another couple staying we had vague associations with years ago (this is New Zealand after all) completed the holiday atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend this treasure. Best to have a big lunch or wine tour in the daytime and relax here in the evening is our suggestion. Top marks for every thoughtful thing Peter and Paul!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Allen, Owner at Hawthorne House
Responded 7 Apr 2021
Hi Gail Thanks for this great review! It was a real pleasure having you both stay here at Hawthorne House and we're so glad you had such a lovely time. Cheers Paul and Peter
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charles wrote a review Mar 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand1 contribution
A brilliant place to stay, everything about Hawthorne House exceeded our expectations, From our arrival to our departure Paul & Peter were 1st class hosts and the surroundings, ambience, art works food &,wine were just perfect. All the top ratings for this establishment are richly deserved. We enjoyed the experience so much we have already made another booking for May. Many thanks to you both for making our visit so memorable.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Peter Allen, Owner at Hawthorne House
Responded 20 Mar 2021
Thanks so much for your kind words and lovely review. It was delightful to meet you both and we're so glad you enjoyed your time here at Hawthorne House. We look forward to your return visit in May... a lot! Cheers Paul and Peter
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Dennis J wrote a review Feb 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand608 contributions303 helpful votes
It is a big old house in spacious grounds not far from Hastings and Havelock North. Peter and Paul who own it and were our hosts bring a very high level of commitment to keeping guests happy and contented. Our room was spacious with all the stuff you expect, and a bit more, which included a nice range of drinks and snacks that were covered in the room rate. As usual they didn't quite complete the trifecta of sufficient luggage rack space, effective bedside lights, and enough shelf space in the ensuite, but they got close. (Shelf space was a bit constructed.) It was a nice room and we slept well. The guest lounge was a highlight and if you stay here make sure you get the stories behind the artworks here. The welcoming drinks on the first night were fun and generous. The breakfasts covered all we could want and I particularly liked the Zealong tea. There are more than enough very good restaurants within a short drive and the availability of a limousine service was great. Hawthorne House was a very good experience and has to be highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Allen, Owner at Hawthorne House
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Hi Dennis Thanks for this great review! It was lovely to have you both here at Hawthorne House and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay so much. We're thrilled we got close to the trifecta - two out of three is a lot better than none out of three! There is always a tension between providing glasses, tissues, sanitary bags, shower caps, makeup remover, cotton wool buds, spare toilet rolls, facecloths, hand sanitiser, tooth brush holders AND enough shelf space in ensuite bathrooms for guests and their own toiletries. But we're up for the challenge and on your next visit we will see if we can surprise and delight you and win this elusive trifecta!! We loved sharing the stories of our art collection with you all and glad that you enjoyed the welcome drinks and Zealong teas selection, the limousine service and the local restaurants and wineries. We look forward to your return visit to Hawthorne House. Cheers Peter and Paul
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Kotuku123 wrote a review Feb 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand237 contributions86 helpful votes
Hawthorne House is a pleasure to stay at. Consummate hosts who will organise everything you could possibly want. Set in idyllic grounds with a magnificent Elm lined driveway and about 10 minutes drive from Hastings or Havelock North, with some excellent restaurants at either location. A nice touch is the complimentary mini bar and a healthy and delicious breakfast is prepared daily with local produce taking pride of place. The House has some really great art and artefacts. Rabbits gambolling at the hedge line when having breakfast is a plus. Come away refreshed and pampered. Peter and Paul will make your stay memorable.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 20 Feb 2021
Thanks so much for your kind words and lovely review. It was delightful to meet you both and we're so glad you enjoyed your time here at Hawthorne House, complete with those rascals of rabbits putting in a special early morning appearance! We look forward to your return visit... a lot! Cheers Paul and Peter
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anne.toddlambie wrote a review Jan 2021
36 contributions41 helpful votes
A lovely garden setting in the country but still within a comfortable distance to all Hawkes Bay points of interest ( Te Mata Peak must be one of NZ’s best vistas) The house and rooms are elegant and well appointed and the lovely vase of flowers a special touch with tasty local complimentary products in the rooms The artwork throughout is superb and the Hosts genial and very generous with their local knowledge , even going the extra mile to hunt down the vintage of a wine that I had particularly enjoyed at the recommended local St George’s Restaurant
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Feb 2021
Thanks for your ratings and such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you staying here at Hawthorne House and we're glad you enjoyed yourselves so much! Looking forward to your return visit at some stage. Cheers Peter and Paul
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Karen F wrote a review Jan 2021
7 contributions3 helpful votes
A long weekend in Hawkes Bay for us both, staying at Hawthorne House, was a surprise Christmas gift from my husband. From the moment we arrived, our every need (and more) was catered for exceptionally well by our gregarious and generous hosts, Peter and Paul, in their tastefully and beautifully decorated heritage home with stunning artworks, in beautiful surroundings? Peter’s knowledge and relationships with local food growers and artisans (and foods sampled for breakfast), vineyards and other places of interests was exceptional and his suggestions and advice added further to our great experience of Hawkes Bay. What more could you ask for? Thanks for a memorable occasion guys!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Allen, Owner at Hawthorne House
Responded 11 Jan 2021
Thanks for such a lovely review! We both enjoyed meeting you and so glad that your surprise Christmas gift was such as success! Thanks for supporting local businesses so well and we look forward to your return visit at some stage. Cheers Peter and Paul
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PRICE RANGE
US$279 - US$309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandHawke's Bay RegionHastings
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hawthorne House
Which popular attractions are close to Hawthorne House?
Nearby attractions include Birdwoods Gallery (5.0 km), Splash Planet (6.9 km), and Pekapeka Wetlands (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hawthorne House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hawthorne House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Hawthorne House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hawthorne House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hawthorne House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Star Of India Authentic Indian Restaurant, Malo, and Off The Track.
Are there any historical sites close to Hawthorne House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Otatara Pa Historic Reserve Walk (14.8 km).