Enquiries or Reservations - Tel: +64 (0)6 877 5938

Welcome through our Courtyard to the Front Door

Flyover view of our Paradise

Entrance to Front Courtyard

Sarah and Jessica, our Lhasa Apso puppies

Spencer, our special little Burmese

our 'Westview' sunny outdoor dining and relaxation deck

Westview in the evening

Premium BED and BREAKFAST luxury Accommodation, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, NZ: 4 star Plus Qualmark 2015 certified

Welcome to The Loft art studio & premium hosted Homestay Bed and 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 beautiful 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.

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 own a luxury, purpose-built guest wing on one side of our Tuscan-inspired home. Our beautiful 'Tui' bedroom and 'Bellbird' bedroom are both luxurious and relaxing; well heated in winter & 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. There is open Guest use of our 'Westview' viewing deck which has 2 relaxation areas, garden paths and al fresco dining or just simply enjoy a drink on the deck and soak in the wonderful view.
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 grounds. 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 book and pay immediately, confirming your reservation by simply clicking on the dark green Reservations 'Check Availability' button that shows on each page. Or you may email us or call us with questions or to book Direct. 

Some recent Guest reviews since Rob and Barbara 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

Room Tariffs:

Tui room $200 per night: double Queen bed, larger room with spa bath, shower + toilet ensuite;
Bellbird room $175 per night: double Queen bed, shower + toilet ensuite. 
(Tariff includes Continental breakfast, Guest TV-reading lounge, use of outside viewing deck/garden facilities).

Minimum stays:

  • 1-night stays: 
    1) Book by direct contact: 
    Email: the loft@hawkesbayhomestay.co.nz  
    Telephone: +64 6 877 5938  
    Text: +64 27 450 1586
    2) book t
    hrough 'Check Availability' NZ AA Traveller booking site. 
    (Both these methods allow 1-night stays.

  • 2-night minimum stays Booking.com: Sorry, Booking.com allows only 2-night minimum stays.

AA Traveller Benefits (click the "Check Availability" button above:
   * AA bookings checks dates for room availability 
   * AA bookings allows secure online payments.
Direct payments: 
   - instantly reserves your room; 
   - confirms your payment via email; 
   - allows your reservation dates to be changed if needed.
AA Traveller bookings give you complete peace of mind that your arrangements have been successful.



*  Prepaid bookings: are only taken through our New Zealand AA Traveller booking page (Click "Check Availability" above) or by contacting us direct.

*  Unpaid bookings: Trip Advisor/Booking.com reservations do not take payment, we do. Even though credit card details are requested as part of Booking.com policy no payment is actually processed. Therefore ahead of your stay with us, we will process a payment ourselves via our secure Merchant (MOTO) facility prior to, or upon your arrival. 

We cannot guarantee any reservation without pre-payment.