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Premium Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Havelock North Hawke's Bay New Zealand

Share your holiday with us in our 4 star+ quality Premium Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

As your Hosts, Barbara and Rob Clemens, we offer you premium Bed and Breakfast accommodation at our wonderful home here in the beautiful village of Havelock North, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Havelock has as close neighbours, the famous Art Deco city of Napier and the horticultural city of Hastings. We welcome you into our Tuscan-inspired home, built on the lower Havelock hills with oodles of sun, garden and views. You will receive on your arrival complimentary refreshments. We offer wonderful outdoor living here; this includes our serene inner courtyard and the Westview deck which overlooks the Heretaunga plains of Hawkes Bay with a view to the distant ranges. This is B&B at its best.

We have been awarded 2017 4+ Stars, by Qualmark New Zealand Limited (NZ’ Tourism's official quality control agency) and also awarded the 2017 Bronze Enviro Award - endorsing our approach to sustainability. Trip Advisor guest reviews 2017 Award: 9.8 points out of 10 and rising! 

We are nestled in the foothills of the famed Te Mata Peak in the picturesque village of Havelock North – heart of wine country - Hawkes Bay, where we have 'everything under the sun.' Close to Napier, The LOFT art studio is quality Bed & Breakfast Homestay accommodation. Our 3 rooms (2 bedrooms, one guest lounge) are situated in our purpose-built guest wing of our home. Each room is decorated with flair and colour with beautiful views, original oil paintings and sun. All rooms and halls in our home feature original New Zealand art - mostly painted by our in-house artist Barbara.

We love to meet people from around the world where finding common interests and discussion on new places is of great interest to us. We will enjoy providing you with a sumptuous Continental breakfast. Dietary requirements are catered for. Cooked breakfasts (not included in the Tariff) are available by special request. We also offer 'Dinner by Arrangement' in our romantic dining setting. You have a choice of a 3-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, or a more casual two-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine. We would be delighted to host you.

Our upstairs loft studio is now Rob's graphic design business office. Barbara paints in oils - her subjects include NZ landscapes, world landscapes, much-loved pets,  NZ native birds and flowers. Commission work is welcomed by Barbara and some works that hang on our walls are for sale - please enquire. Rob also paints; not as prolific as Barbara but his works also hang on our walls. We welcome discussion on all our works.

You are welcome to explore our garden that is currently being rejuvenated. Nevertheless, there are parts now well established and the garden gives us much pleasure, sun and inspiration to continue our toil. We have many fruit trees such as mandarin, lime, lemon, olive, grapes and feijoa. There are many native species of plants as well as other interesting plants and garden objects. Birds love our garden; flitting amongst the trees, playing in the water baths. Native birds such as the Tui, the Bellbird, Wood Pigeon and Fantail. You'll find a true New Zealand experience with Hosts who have a passion for ensuring you have a memorable stay.

We are just a 2-minute drive to our lovely village of Havelock North where there is great boutique shopping and an excellent choice of restaurants. An 8-minute drive will take you into the city of Hastings where there are examples of Spanish Mission and Art Deco architecture. Napier, the Art Deco capital of the world, is a 20-minute drive north. Beaches are a 20-minute drive and we are very close to some world-class vineyards, nestled as we are in the foothills of the famed 'Sleeping Giant' Te Mata peak; which is well worth the winding drive to the top for fabulous views and a feeling of standing on top of the world.

To make a booking or to see available dates, please click on the 'check availability and Book Accommodation' at the top right of the page for guaranteed confirmation by pre-payment or simply call us on +64 6 8775938 with your booking request.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Cancellations received 2 weeks inside of the booking arrival date has a 100% charge applied unless the booking is rescheduled.



  • Complimentary refreshments on arrival
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free use of 2 mountain bikes with helmets - explore our many walk/cycle ways
  • 'Special Continental' is included in the Tariff - Cooked breakfasts are by request - extra charge applies
  • Luxury rooms: Comfortable Queen-size bed, luxury linen, electric blankets and heating
  • Hairdryer in all rooms
  • Smart TV with Netflix and LightBox in both bedrooms
  • adjacent to bedrooms - the 'Takahe' shared Guest lounge, reading room & Freeview TV
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities in the Takahe Guest Lounge
  • DVD player in Takahe Guest Lounge with a wide selection of DVD movies
  • Separate exit/after-hours entrance
  • In-house artist and original artworks on our walls
  • Al fresco dining and seating on our Westview deck or the inner courtyard
  • Use of all outdoor living areas; easy access from rooms to our lovely inner courtyard
  • Easy access through the house to our Westview sun deck
  • Laundry facilities
  • Filtered water system installed for fresh, clean and toxic-free drinking water
  • Non-smoking premises
  • Tour & restaurant bookings made for you and recommendations - free service

  • Mind, Body & Spirit relaxation:
    Make extra relaxation your priority - book our in-house therapy practitioner Rob Clemens for Reiki energy healing or Singing Crystal Bowls Meditation Bliss Out:
    15-Minute session NZ $30;
    Half Hour session NZ $45;
    One Hour session NZ $120.
    Book upon arrival, pay as an extra to your room charge.