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.
- 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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