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27 Jervois Road Jervoistown, Napier 4112 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
4 Star accommodation
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Watea Lodge began in March 2014. Watea means Welcome in Maori. My intent is to create a new level of accommodation experience. The house is new and set in a tranquil rural aspect, but central and close to all More that the Hawkes Bay has to offer. The rooms have super king sized beds with luxurious linen. There is a guests' wing which is separate from the main house. This includes a beautifully furnished guests' lounge. The heated pool, hot tub and decks create a prestigious resort ambiance. Guest amenities include free hi speed WIFI, outdoor TV and a gym. Two rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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GreenLeaders Gold level
GreenLeaders Gold level
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
GreenLeaders Gold level
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$131 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
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27 Jervois Road Jervoistown, Napier 4112 New Zealand
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Hawkes Bay Airport8 km
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All reviews hawkes bay both mornings next morning breakfast was delicious stayed here for two nights on arrival mission estate other guests great place to stay iris pool host accommodation
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Judging by other reviews this will stick out like a sore thumb but equally it would not be correct to ignore the facts. We arrived about an hour or so before a booked pick up to attend a gourmet wine tasting trip, the drive taking...More

Thank Steve G
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 6 February 2018

Well, you are absolutely correct that your review sticks out like a sore thumb. It was a most unfortunate mistake on my part and I not only apologised profusely at the time, but I do so again. However, I do take exception to three of...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018

The room was great, the bathroom extraordinary and iris was fabulous. One of the best places we stayed in New Zealand. Iris immediately invited us for a glass of wine encouraged us to go for a dip in the pool or hot tub and made...More

Thank Maryellen1215
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you Maryellen - it was lovely meeting you both and enjoyed our engaging conversations. There was a lot of laughter and shared views. I trust that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday. Kind regards Iris

Reviewed 22 September 2017

The experience at the Wateal Lodge could not have been better. Iris was a great host, the room was very comfortable and breakfast was superb. Very intimate setting, our 1st NZ getaway and weekend to remember. Napier has world class restaurants, stunning beaches, great trails...More

Thank mark T
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 24 September 2017

Hi Mark Thank you for your delightful review. It was such a pleasure to accommodate your party and engage in such interesting discussions. Kind regards Iris

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

What a stunning B&B. From the outside it looks like a black barn; from the inside, a five-star hotel. You'll be totally surprised and blown away. Everything is simply stunning. Even breakfast was scrumptious. And to top it all, we had our laundry done for...More

Thank Mitch P
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 21 July 2017

What a lovely review. It was great meeting you both. To add to the delight was the nostalgia of talking to someone from my old country. I imagine that you are reveling in the beauty of Rarotonga and looking forward to the marriage celebration. Regards...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We loved staying at Watea Lodge. Our room was very comfortable, and Iris has thought of everything that guests might enjoy, from the guest lounge to the lap pool. Breakfast was delicious on both mornings and we loved sharing stories with Iris.More

Thank SusanCamperdown
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 7 May 2017

Hi Susan and Alex What great guests you were. I too enjoyed every minute of our fascinating conversations. Your energy is admirable - cycling after Alex won a gold in rowing at the Masters Games. I'm looking forward to my next trip to Sydney when...More

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"Iris can help you with the rooms, all seemed excellent."
22 Sep 2017
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"Two rooms have a shared bathroom and one has it's own ensuite."
11 Apr 2017
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"The Air BnB room is the best."
24 Oct 2016
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"Every room is superb!"
27 Aug 2016
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