The Māwhero Room

From $NZD 595/night

Stunning super-king corner room (formerly the doctor’s consulting rooms), 30m2 (320 sq ft) with 3.7m (13ft) ceilings and period features.

The Māwhero Room has been decorated with soft pinks with bold floral accessories that complement the stained glass windows. It has a mix of period and contemporary furniture, a comfortable sitting area, an ensuite bathroom and full height sash windows leading to the verandah. This offers the ideal spot for catching the sun, surveying the gardens, enjoying a cup of Hawthorne coffee or to relax with a book and an evening 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 Māwhero Room can sleep a total of two guests in one super-king bed.


  • Soaring ceilings
  • Period features
  • Super-king bed with beautiful linens
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Salon hair dryer
  • A selection of complimentary local wines, craft beers and fruit juices in your minibar fridge
  • Complimentary gourmet snacks
  • 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 super-king bed to sink into after a hard day’s sight-seeing or shopping

Super-king 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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