5 great places to stay in Hawke’s Bay


5 great places to stay in Hawke’s Bay
Planning a trip to F.A.W.C! this year or in need of a little TLC from Hawke's Bay? Whether you're looking for luxury accommodation, a serene glamping experience or something in the heart of Napier, we’ve found five great places to stay in the region that are ideal for any weekend getaway.

5 great places to stay in Hawke’s Bay

Redcliffe Homestead

Best places to stay in Hawks Bay: Redcliffe Homestead
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Located in the heart of the Taradale countryside, Redcliffe Homestead is one to drop a pin on. A tranquil rural setting, only minutes away from a wide variety of shops, wineries, cafés and restaurants, this cute little pad is convenient and relaxing all at the same time. Offering luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a refurbished 1880s villa, and nestled in a large garden, Redcliffe Homestead ticks all the boxes. You can even bring your pooch!

The Dome 

Best places to stay in Hawks Bay: The Dome
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If you’re looking for a luxe stay, close to both the beach and the humming town centre of Napier, The Dome might be just the ticket. The building, a beautiful ornament from the Art Deco 30s, is bursting with character and glamour. From the dark wood staircase that greets you as you walk in the door, to the marble detailing throughout the building, The Dome is luxury accommodation from another time. Just a stone’s throw away from some of Napier’s best cafes, bars and restaurants, there is plenty to experience – that is if you can leave the comfort of your charming suite.

Clifton Glamping

Best places to stay in Hawks Bay: Clifton Glamping
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If the idea of simplicity, relaxation, and rejuvenation appeals to you then perhaps you should venture to Clifton Glamping. Located just 5 minutes from Te Awanga, and 20 minutes from Havelock North, Hastings and Napier, this picturesque glamping retreat is perfect for anyone looking for a bit of R&R away from the noise of the city. Enjoy a dip in the swimming hole, a walk or cycle on one of the many tracks, or finish your day with stargazing and a soak in the outdoor bathtub. World class wineries are also just a short car trip away, allowing you to have the best of both worlds at Clifton Glamping.

Black Barn Luxury Retreats

Best places to stay in Hawks Bay: Black Barn
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Black Barn Vineyards have become somewhat of a household name in New Zealand. Known not only for their exquisite wine but also their seventeen unique properties available for holiday hire. Exclusively yours and fully self-contained, each property has a prime location and unique character, making your luxury escape one for the photo books. Whether you’re after an eight-bedroom luxury retreat or a two-bedroom country cottage, there’s something for all wishlists. Located in and around Hawke’s Bay, Black Barn Luxury Retreats are the perfect home bases for a weekend full of great food, wine, outdoor adventures and some always deserved self-care.

Mangarara Station

Best places to stay in Hawks Bay: Mangarara Station
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Visit the Eco Lodge at Mangarara Station and let yourself unwind with a generous glass of wine, while looking out at the Horseshoe Lake. Experience some of the best culinary delights Hawke’s Bay has to offer, including sampling the fresh produce straight from the garden and farm at Mangarara Station. If you’re also into learning a little on the way, Mangarara Station invites you to go deeper into their story. Proving that farming can be sustainable, Greg and Rachel Hart, the owners of Mangarara Station, are adopting a new approach to the land, internationally known as “regenerative agriculture”. Refresh your brain at Mangarara Station and indulge in a hearty dose of food, wine and even a bit of education.

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