A Home Away From Home

Hawthorne House

Hawke's Bay
4 rooms, 8 guests
Curated packages

Let us curate the perfect Hawke’s


just for you.

Hawthorne House offers the perfect base from which to explore Hawke’s Bay wine and food country. We’re just minutes from some of the region’s best wineries, artisan food producers, cycling trails and golf courses and conveniently just 25 minutes from the airport and the Art Deco beauty of Napier.

Whether you have never visited the region, or if you have been here many times, our network of contacts gives us the unique opportunity to build you a personalised, off the beaten path experience you will never forget.

Simply tell us what you love and let us devise a plan – we ensure  you will experience this region like never before.

Māwhero Room

Stunning super-king corner room 30m2 (320 sq ft) with 3.7m (13ft) ceilings and period features.

Kākāriki Room

Delightful queen bedroom 24m2 (260 sq ft) with 3.7m (13ft) ceilings and period features.

Kikorangi Room

Stunning super-king room 26m2 (280 sq ft) with 3.7m (13ft) ceilings and period features.

Pango Room

Stunning super-king room 26m2 (280 sq ft) with 3.7m (13ft) ceilings and period features


Guest reviews

What an amazing experience!
We chose Hawthorne House because of its beautifully restored, tastefully decorated rooms, wonderful gardens and excellent location but what really makes this place special are Peter and Paul the amazing owners! Nothing is too much trouble. They are amiable, knowledgeable and so welcoming. You really feel like you are staying with friends. The delicious breakfast each morning (of quality, locally-sourced produce) was a real highlight. We are definitely looking forward to returning. Don’t look any further! This is the place to stay!!!


A long weekend in Hawke's Bay for us both, staying at Hawthorne House, was a surprise Christmas gift from my husband. From the moment we arrived, our every need (and more) was catered for exceptionally well by our gregarious and generous hosts, Peter and Paul, in their tastefully and beautifully decorated heritage home with stunning artworks, in beautiful surroundings. Peter's knowledge and relationships with local food growers and artisans (and foods sampled for breakfast), vineyards and other places of interests was exceptional and his suggestions and advice added further to our great experience of Hawke's Bay. What more could you ask for? Thanks for a memorable occasion guys!


We stayed at Hawthorne House for a belated 25th anniversary celebration and it surpassed our highest expectations. Peter and Paul's hospitality was simply superb and their personal touches made our stay truly one to remember forever. Our room was warm, cosy and comfortable in the wintery weather and we felt cocooned in luxury and indulgence - we definitely hope to return well before the next significant anniversary comes along.

Paul and Peter have created a luxurious yet relaxing environment with a spacious beautifully restored country house full of character with a breathtaking collection of art, elegant furniture and decor. The large rooms have every detail thought of and needed for a very comfortable stay with ensuite. Heated bathroom floor, generous snacks and complimentary minibar. All around you, beauty, style, music, lovely large garden and the hosts ensure complete privacy while warmly welcoming you. They are charismatic and jovial and the generous full breakfast service is a symphony in itself! Crystal, linen, silver...and beautifully cooked with all local and organic produce .


Excellent hosts, beautifully refurbished grand old house, wonderful breakfast. My husband and I look forward to returning.


What you Get

Amenities, services, & travel guide

Free WiFi
Free parking
Digital TV
Dressing gown & slippers
A selection of complimentary local wines, beers, ciders and fruit juices in your minibar fridge
Complimentary gourmet snacks including La Petite chocolate
En-suite bathroom with "Real World" organic body and hair care products
Hawthorne Coffee Roasters plunger coffee and a selection of Zealong teas
Superbly comfortable beds to sink into after a hard day’s sight-seeing or shopping
Eat & drink

Hawke's Bay people love to eat & hence we have some amazing restaurants scattered throughout the region, From beautiful winery cuisine, to delicious slices of pizza, we have it all.

Havelock North




Havelock North and Napier boast a huge amount of boutique, owner operated stores perfect for a leisurely afternoon. From homewares, to fashion, you wont go home empty handed.

Havelock North



Art & culture

Whether it's modernist painting, or historic artefacts you are interested in, there is plenty to learn & draw inspiration from.

Hawke's Bay MTG

Hawke's Bay Art, Design & Culture Guide

Hawke's Bay Art Guide



Premium experiences

If you are looking to treat yourselves to something a bit special on your trip, we have plenty on offer.

Click here to see some of what Hawke's Bay has available, and feel free to ask us for any further insider tips!


There are more wineries in Hawke's Bay than days in the month, multiple months in fact.

Download the Hawke's Bay Wine Growers map HERE and get planning your trip.

If you have any questions about off the beaten path or something specific, please don't hesitate to ask! 

Art Deco

Napier may be famous for its Art Deco buildings, but did you know there is a greater concentration of them in Hastings?

Contact the Art Deco Trust to arrange a walking, or a vintage car tour of some of our most iconic landmarks.


Sporting adventures

It's not all eating and drinking in Hawke's Bay! There is also plenty to do to work off the eating & drinking!

Check out the outdoors guide for a list of fun options to get the blood pumping.

Natural wonders

We are a pretty beautiful spot in Hawke's Bay if we do say so ourself.

From mountain peaks to sandy beaches, forest hikes to wetland walks, there is plenty of opportunity to get back to nature.

See the Tourism Hawke's Bay website for more


Visit Hawke's Bay in style

Get to know the region like a local - let us tailor a weekend package just for you.

+64 6 878 0035
1420 Railway Road South, RD11, Hastings, Hawke's Bay