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“One incredible homestead”
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Greenhill Lodge
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Hastings
Mill Valley, Ca.
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“One incredible homestead”
Reviewed 9 March 2007

This is a beautiful renovation of a spectacular farmhouse set on top of a hill overlooking a Napa-valleyesque surrounding. Hawkes Bay wineries are reachable within minutes, and Hastings and N. Hadlock ( a cute little town) are both available for nice dining. But, you need not go far for great food. The breakfasts and dinners were first class there, as were the accomodations. Rooms were very comfortable and charming. The house is beautifully decorated and meticulously cared for. The grounds are stunning.

Napier, the town that was rebuilt in art deco style after the devastating 1931 earthquake, is about a half hour drive away.

The hosts, Neil and Craig, could not be nicer, and although we had the luxury of no other guests the evening we were there, they both took the time to make us feel at home and have a couple of glasses of wine with us. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone traveling in NZ. Its first class through and through.

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  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 November 2005

This charming Victorian estate is situated on the crest of a small, but commanding knoll surrounded by rolling lush green hills dotted with grazing sheep. We couldn't have imagined a more welcoming experience starting with the tree-lined entrance lane up the hill which was guarded by mason lions. The building sits majestic with its red roof and white walls contrasting against the green valleys; its tower reaching up to offer a full view of the surrounding countryside all the way to the ocean.

We thoroughly enjoyed the innkeepers, their hospitality and fine cooking. Their interior decor shows they have great taste, mixing newer and more modern pieces of furniture with the victorian bones of the building. They make it work by tying local New Zealand native pieces into the fabric of the design. Friendly and inviting they gave us fantastic recommendations for our visit.

Among the most impressive points about this property is its location. We webbed out from the estate in all directions, embibing at the varous wineries and sight-seeing throughout the region. The local dining is fantastic and you'll find yourself debating as to whether you want to "go out to dinner" or dine in on the innkeepers' faire. Either way, you'll go to bed stuffed and satisfield.

We cannot say enough about this property and we have recommended it to many friends and to many business acquaintances. Likewise, we extend to you our positive impression and wonderful experience of the place. Go there and enjoy yourselves.

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Property: Greenhill Lodge
Address: 103 Green Hill Road, Hastings 4174, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Hastings
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Hastings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Greenhill Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A gracious, elegant and historic country homestead located just 25 minutes to Napier and 15 minutes to either Havelock North or Hastings, ideally situated in the heart of New Zealand's food and wine country with over 50 wineries, local farmers markets and organic produce stores nearby.Greenhill is an opulent yet tranquil retreat, situated on a hilltop overlooking lush farm and grazing land.Having hosted English royalty this historic homestead houses two luxurious suites and two elegant guest rooms, most of which open to wide verandas and sensational views over magnificent gardens with historic mature trees. A private Cottage set apart from the lodge offers two bedrooms and two ensuite bathrooms with an elegant lounge and a luxurious outside bath. Behind the lodge lies a swimming pool, croquet lawn and a flourishing private orchard with a herb garden.Greenhill offers the finest luxury lodge experience in Hawke's Bay. ... more   less 
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