There are some great places to stay in the Hawkes Bay region with most of Hawkes Bay accommodation found around Napier and Hastings. Along with motels, hotels and backpackers there are a good choice of bed and breakfasts, lodges and self contained apartments that ooze character and style. Throughout the rural areas of the Hawkes Bay are various styles of accommodation that make the most of the beautiful surroundings this part of New Zealand is famous for.
Homesteads set on magnificent gardens offer luxurious accommodation with homemade afternoon teas, home grown produce and connections to all of Hawke’s Bay’s major activities and attractions. The Hawkes Bay has over 70 wineries to visit and a large majority of these have self contained cottage accommodation available overlooking the vineyards. These cottages often come with the option of breakfast baskets and lunch or dinner packages as well as providing complete privacy should you wish to cook up your own gourmet dish. Hawkes Bay accommodation found in the rural areas is generally very well presented and offers an appealing sense of spaciousness. Features of accommodation settings will often include perfectly manicured grounds with gardens full of scented flowers, which is a feature of the Hawkes Bay region. Cycling around the wineries is a major attraction in the Hawkes Bay and many self contained properties will offer the use of bicycles within the tariff along with a wine trail to follow.
You’ll find many of these top accommodation spots around the outskirts of Hastings in Havelock North. City accommodation in Napier is a mixture of top quality hotels, quaint motels and motor lodges that depict the architectural influence of the Art deco era. The area surrounding the waterfront development at Ahuriri has a good range of accommodation which overlooks the sea and Pandora lagoon. There are also a good choice of cafes and restaurants here and the suburb is an eclectic mix of contemporary and historical eateries, shopping and accommodation.
You can even stay out near one of the largest gannet colonies in the world out at Cape Kidnappers. Set out along the cliff tops you can play a round of golf, stay in a farm lodge, or combine the two. Hawkes Bay tours depart regularly to view the gannet colony and will get you within metres of the birds. If you are travelling through the Hawkes Bay by motor home there are a good selection of shady holiday parks with powered sites at a range of locations throughout the region. To find out which style of Hawkes Bay accommodation is right for you contact our travel agents today.