Flyover view of our Paradise

Welcome to No. 10

al fresco dining area and deck view

Part of our garden plantings

Loft garden path

Front door inner courtyard entrance

Sara and Jessica, our Lhasa Apso puppies

Spencer, our special little Burmese

Winter ranges across the bay

To our past guests - We have Closed and are not taking bookings.


Welcome to The Loft Art Studio & premium hosted Homestay Bed & Breakfast luxury accommodation hosted by Barbara and Rob Clemens.  

Our Guest Wing features 2 double rooms sleeping 2 people each:

* Tui Room $220 per night: Our largest room with Double bed, luxury linen, private and picturesque hillside views, inverter heat pump & air conditioning unit, double electric blanket, large spa bath ensuite with open shower plus toilet, Smart internet TV with free NetFlix channels.

* Bellbird Room $185 per night: smaller room with Double bed, healthy cotton futon mattress, luxury linen, private and picturesque hillside views, inverter heat pump & air conditioning unit, double electric blanket, shower and toilet ensuite, Smart internet TV with free NetFlix channels.

* Use of Shared Guest Lounge: included in Tariff - Freeview TV channels plus DVD home movies player.

Both bedrooms have:
+  free Wi-Fi;
+  Continental breakfast included in Tariff (cooked breakfasts on request an extra charge applies);
+  free Smart TV in bedrooms with Netflix, LightBox and internet;
+  free parking; 
+  free mountain bike hire;
+  use of shared Guest Lounge with Freeview TV and DVD movie player; 
+  free coffee and tea-making in Guest Lounge
+  FILTERED HOUSEHOLD WATER from all taps with an installed light industrial U.V. filter system.

Awarded Four star Plus Qualmark NZ rated Accommodation in 2017;
Awarded 9.8 in Trip Advisor 2017 Guest Reviews.

The LOFT art studio and premium Bed & Breakfast Homestay
is in a prime position from which to plan and enjoy your activities while in Hawke's Bay. We provide a luxury purpose-built guest wing on one side of our Tuscan-inspired home. Our two beautiful guest rooms 'Tui' room (largest) and 'Bellbird' room are both luxurious and relaxing; well heated in winter and well cooled in summer, with attractive and private foothills views from both bedrooms.
The 'Takahe' guest lounge, designed for your quiet relaxation, opens to our inner courtyard. 
You are also very welcome to join us for conversation in our open home lounge/dining room, for music or HD TV.
Guest use of our large 'Westview' deck which has 2 relaxation areas. There are garden paths and al fresco dining or you can just simply sit and enjoy a drink on the deck while soaking in the wonderful views.
Original oil paintings by your LOFT Hosts Rob and Barbara Clemens adorn our walls - painted mainly by Barbara with some painted by Rob. Please feel free to wander the house to view them.

In-house dining: Check out some of Barbara's delicious home cooking for reserved dinners on our 'Accommodation - Cuisine' page. 

Hawke's Bay is a wine and food Destination and our little Havelock Village is known as The Heart of Wine Country.

A limited wine selection of wine is available for in-house sale at The LOFT, whether to enjoy while dining or simply while relaxing around our house.

And if winery visiting is not your interest then there are many other superb attractions for you to enjoy; from the Napier National Aquarium, sightseeing, botanical gardens, art deco buildings, Te Mata Peak hilltop views and walking trails, Hawke's Bay Art Trail, National cycle trails, local produce markets, golf courses, trout fishing rivers, forest walks, a world famous gannet colony not to mention many wonderful restaurants, cafés and bars. Don't be frustrated by staying only 1 or 2 nights - you may need more time to take advantage of the many temptations our stunning region offers.

◊ We hope you enjoy exploring our site, you can check the dates you wish to stay, book and pay immediately. Simply click on either of red or green 'Book Accommodation' panels that show on each page to be taken to our Channel Manager Direct Booking site. Or you may email us or call us with questions or to book with us Direct. 

Please note our Cancellations Policy:
CANCELLATION POLICY: A 10% Cancellation Fee applies outside of 14 days prior to arrival. Cancellations received 2 weeks inside of the booking arrival date has a 100% charge applied unless the booking is re-scheduled. Talk kindly to us though, to see how flexible we can be!


Trip Advisor Guest reviews Awards 2017:
"Great guest experiences happen thanks to you. It’s time to celebrate! Your hard work, dedication and passion have been recognised by guests, and their reviews have earned you a 2017 Guest Review Award."

Some Guest reviews since Barbara and Rob took over in June 2015:

"I have stayed in many B&Bs around the world and this is ranks with the best of them."
Francis Sheridan - Ireland. July 2015

"Great stay, great hosts, comfy bed. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Great food! Thanks Barbara and Rob for having us to stay in your art-filled house."
Margaret & Barry - Adelaide, Australia. Oct 2015 

"Absolutely lovely stay. Three nights was not long enough! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous home, a delicious dinner and wonderful hospitality. We hope to return."
Susan & Joe Miller - Atlanta, Georgia. Oct 2015

"Many thanks for a lovely evening. Wonderful paintings Barbara - great to see the images captured. Nice spot to chill and we slept well. Good luck for the summer season." 
Debbie & Neil Robertson - Raglan, NZ. Nov 2015

"Thank you for a great stay. Rob & Barb, perfect hosts, beautiful home. A great winery visit - biked a lot, hiked & explored. Thank you for a great six-night stay." 
Karen, Hawaii & Peter, Canada. Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

"What a lovely respite!. Your home provided perfect accommodation for us. Thank you for sharing your insights on the best of your area. this was a place not be to missed." 
Susan & Steve - Chatham, Maine. Jan 2016

"We liked your place. Food lovely, nice hosts. Thanks." 
Jan & Eva Theander - Sweden. March 2016

"A beautiful and intimate stay. Rob & Barbara's charming hospitality make for a splendid stay. We hope to return." 
Christopher & Katherine - Albert, USA via India. March 2016

"We have been travelling non-stop for 2 weeks, so to come to The Loft and be able to relax and unwind was magical. Rob & Barb made us so welcome and spoilt us with their warm and generous hospitality. We loved your artwork." 
Tom & Helena - Melbourne, Australia. March 2016

"The best B&B we have stayed in. Everything you could ask for and more! Thanks heaps Barbara & Rob for making our 1 night turned to 3 nights stay wonderful!!" 
Miles & Robbie - Mt Maunganui, NZ. March 2016

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Again, awarded 4 stars Plus in 2017
 by Qualmark NZ Limited; New Zealand Tourism's official quality-regulated agency. Also awarded the Qualmark Enviro Bronze Award.


We are a member of the Bed and Breakfast Association NEW ZEALAND Inc. (Hawke's Bay Region), the only assessed group of B&B-hosted accommodation in private New Zealand homes. 

The LOFT art studio and premium B&B homestay, the art of perfect hospitality

Room Tariffs:

Tui room $200 per night: double Queen bed with spa bath, shower + toilet ensuite + shared use of Guest Lounge.

Bellbird room $175 per night: double Queen bed + single shower + toilet ensuite + shared use of Guest Lounge. 

(Both Tariffs include Continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi use, Netflix Smart TV in both bedrooms, use of shared Guest Lounge, use of outside courtyards, decks and garden seating areas, plus free bike rental).


Bookings 2 ways: 

1/  Please use our "Check availability and book accommodation" link button for room reservations and your Deposit pre-payment -


2/  simply call us direct if you need to chat and we can personally book you inWe will take your email address, your reservation dates and other pertinent details. We can either process your payment via our secure Merchant Bank payments facility or you can pay upon your stay using our Reservation System's 'Guest Credit Card Present' facility. 

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