Wātea is a Māori word meaning be "Welcome" which embodies our intent to provide our guests with a memorable experience.
The Wātea experience is akin to a boutique premier resort.

Wātea is a new luxury lodge, previously known as Watea Boutique Bed and Breakfast. As the name suggests, the intent is to create a new level of luxury small lodge. All of our testimonials attest to guests' rating Watea as a sublime experience  - "The best B&B we have stayed in". The house is new with considerable original art.  Our large garden is much admired. Watea is located on a large section (.67 acre) with a rural outlook, yet conveniently located for access to all that Hawkes Bay has to offer.  Watea is a 10 minute drive to Napier, 15-20 minutes to Hastings and Havelock North.

The house is large with the guest rooms located in a separate wing, providing privacy. The three guest bedrooms are all very spacious with new super king sized beds with luxurious linen. We also provide dressing gowns, flat screen TV's, tea and coffee making and fridges. Guests have use of their own lounge in the separate guests' wing. All bedrooms have flat screen TV's with Freeview and Sky.  Guest amenities include an 18m. heated lap pool, spa, gym, exquisite secluded garden and private enclosed courtyard. Collectively, this creates a prestigious resort level of facilities and ambience. Some guests choose to just "chill out" and enjoy the amenities. Watea Lodge offers an unparalleled accommodation experience.

As well as having a quality property and facilities, we believe it is at least of equal importance for guests to enjoy great service and friendly hospitality. Testimonials reflect that guests have enjoyed the experience of staying at Watea as much as much as the pleasure is mine. Watea has been awarded the 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently good guest reviews. I sincerely thank our guests for taking the time to enter a review and for their wonderful feedback. Please review the selection of testimonials included in this site and go to Trip Advisor.

Watea is a member of the Bed and Breakfast Association.  The Bed and Breakfast Association assess members facilities; the grounds, guest areas, guest services, cleanliness, safety and security, sustainability and environmental factors. The Review Consultant's summary following the assessment of Watea Boutique Bed and Breakfast was; "Beautiful property, extremely well appointed."

Come stay and enjoy the Watea experience.

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