Premium BED and BREAKFAST luxury Accommodation, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, NZ. 4 Star Plus Qualmark 2015 certified; awarded 9.6 Trip Advisor Guest Reviews Awards 2016
Welcome to The Loft Art Studio & premium hosted Homestay Bed & Breakfast luxury accommodation hosted by Barbara and Rob Clemens, with not one but two in-house artists with our personal artworks throughout our home. Situated in Havelock North village in the beautiful, bountiful fruit basket of Hawke's Bay, on the East Coast of New Zealand, close to Famous Art Deco Napier, we provide first class hospitality, luxury and comfort, delicious food, restful accommodation and beautiful views. Stay with us and be pampered in our little piece of paradise; 2 double rooms sleeping 2 people each; a private Guest Lounge; free Wi-Fi; free parking, free mountain bike hire. Once again, awarded Four star Plus Qualmark Accommodation in 2015; awarded 9.6 in Trip Advisor 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 cooled in summer, with attractive 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 is available for sale here at The LOFT, whether to enjoy while dining or simply while relaxing around our house. 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 the top reservations 'book' button that shows at the top of each page - or the red 'book' button. Or you may email us or call us with questions or to book Direct.
Trip Advisor Guest reviews Awards 2016:
"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 2016 Guest Review Award."
Some Guest reviews since Barbara and Rob Clemens 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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Awarded 4 stars Plus in 2015 by Qualmark NZ Limited; New Zealand Tourism's official quality-regulated agency. Also awarded the Qualmark Enviro Silver 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
• 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 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 "availability and book accommodation link" for room reservations and pre-payment - or
2/ simply call us direct if you need to chat and we can personally book you in. We will take your email address, your reservation dates and credit card details. We then simply process your payment ourselves via our secure merchant bank payments facility.
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