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 luxury Bed and Breakfast which began in March 2014. As the name suggests, our intent is to create a new level of Bed and Breakfast experience. Watea is currently rated as No1 of the 78 B & B's in the Hawkes Bay. 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. Our guests have use of their own lounge in the separate guests' wing.  The guests' lounge has Sky TV. All bedrooms have flat screen TV's with Freeview and Sky.  The house offers a large range of guest amenities; an 18m heated lap pool, spa, gym, bikes, golf clubs, the garden and bush area and decks. Collectively, this creates a prestigious resort level of facilities and ambience. Some guests choose to just "chill out" and enjoy the amenities. We believe that we offer an unparalleled Bed and Breakfast 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. Our testimonials reflect that our guests have enjoyed the experience of staying at Watea as much as we have been rewarded by the experiences and friends we have made. Watea has been awarded the 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently good guest reviews.  In one year Watea has gone being ranked as 45th of 45 Bed and Breakfasts in Napier, to now being ranked 2nd, which is a great achievement. We 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, warm, interesting hosts."

Come and stay with us and enjoy the Watea experience.

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