Nice clean room, handy to town, petrol station, bottle stores. Couldn't figure out the TV stations /remotes.
Got charged for a bottle of water that was obviously not there to start with but was told it would've been? ( couldn't be bothered arguing about it.)
Would stay again - maybe take a note of fridge contents first in case I get billed again. :)
Wonderful property - elegant but relaxed atmosphere. We only stayed one night but were that impressed that we're already planning our next stay. Staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was very comfortable and inviting - super comfy bed. Overall thought it was value for money and that we were looked after very well.
Traveller from palmerston North, NZ
There is still a place where guests are greeted at the car and where every guest is catered to with pride. Built in 1885 …More
My partner and I stayed 3 nights at Scenic hotel Te Pania and really enjoyed it. The walls were a bit thin so we were able to hear conversations next door, but the free wifi, friendly staff, daily room service and amazing bed made up for it all.
Room was nice and clear but did not realize the room did not have an air conditioner. For the location I would have expected this to be standard in every room. Other rooms had air conditioners so when booking request a room with one. Other than the that it was fine and the location was great.
"A charming lodge with great historical character"
Ormlie Lodge offers a boutique style accommodation in an old homestead. Our suite was beautifully furnished, private comfortable and roomy. The hotel also features a full dining room and our stay included a breakfast. evening meals were also available by booking. The grounds are beautiful and the whole property has great historical character.
The only complaint I have are personal preference ones. The bed was too hard, and the pillows too high. Other than that, all good. Super high pressure showers. Only shower I've ever been in where I head turn the pressure down!
Our Hawkes Bay accommodation is a perfect base for days of indulgence and for those who love Art Deco. For travellers, Hawke's Bay Wine Country presents an eclectic mix of visual and sensual experiences. The region is New Zealand's leading producer of red wines, has the greatest concentration of Art Deco architecture and hosts the country's most elaborate celebrations of Matariki – the Maori New Year. As if that weren't enough, Hawke's Bay is also known for its artisan gourmet foods and glorious beaches that stretch from Mahia Peninsula in the north to Porangahau in the south. The landscapes of Hawke's Bay begin with the high, forested Ruahine and Kaweka Ranges. From the mountains, the land steps down towards the coast, flattening out to become the Heretaunga Plains. A number of wide rivers run swiftly to meet the blue Pacific Ocean. The twin cities of Napier and Hastings are the main population centres. Blessed with a sunny, Mediterranean-style climate, Hawke's Bay is one of New Zealand's warmest, driest regions.
Our Hawke's Bay hotels let you mix business with pleasure. After your business meetings are over why not discover the agricultural heritage of Hawke's Bay lives on in the region's wineries, orchards and artisan food producers. At any time of the year, you can follow food and wine trails to discover exceptional taste sensations. Or if nature is more your thing, take a look at the Wildlife by the sea. Cape Kidnappers nature reserve is home to the largest and most accessible mainland gannet colony in the world. Known to Maori as takapu, these birds usually breed on islands. From elegant Art Deco architecture to a settlement with the world's longest place name, Hawke's Bay will capture your interest with amazing stories. Learn about the past, both ancient and recent, with a local guide.