The Kākāriki Room

500/night - High season
400/night - Low season

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

The Kākāriki Room has been decorated in tones of green that complement the stained glass in the french doors that lead to the verandah and garden. It has a mix of period and contemporary furniture, a comfortable sitting area and an ensuite bathroom. Your verandah offers the ideal spot for catching the afternoon sun, surveying the gardens, enjoying a cup of Hawthorne coffee or to relax with a book and an afternoon drink.

A continental and cooked breakfast is provided each morning at the time of your choice between 8am and 9am. We use locally sourced and organic produce including free range eggs from our own chickens and jams from our orchard.

Rest, relax and enjoy our gardens, art and some country living.

Beds: The Kakariki Room can sleep a total of two guests. There is one bed (queen).


  • Soaring ceilings
  • Period features
  • Queen bed with beautiful linens
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Salon hair dryer
  • A selection of complimentary local wines, beers, ciders and fruit juices in your minibar fridge
  • Complimentary gourmet snacks including La Petite chocolate
  • Sitting area with contemporary furniture
  • Digital TV
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Hawthorne Coffee Roasters plunger coffee and a selection of Zealong teas
  • Ensuite bathroom with “Real World” organic body and hair care products
  • And, of course, that superbly comfortable queen bed to sink into after a hard day’s wine tasting or business meetings

Queen bed

Private ensuite



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.


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