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Park City, Utah
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

In a word, unbelievable. That's in the best possible sense of the word. Kristine, John and their dog Nessie are the best of the best, two or four-legged. I'll spare you the long story (take a look at their website) except to say the pictures don't do justice to the view, the furnishings, the peace and quiet, etc. If there's... More 

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John D, Owner at Greenhill Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Darren T, Thank you most sincerely for your very kind comments on your recent stay at Greenhill. We were thrilled to be your hosts and thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and sharing our home with you during your holiday in Hawke's Bay. We love what we do and most of all its meeting lovely folks who stay with us... More 

Fort Wort
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

A lifetime of luxury hotel expertise has clearly gone into this lodge. The location, the common areas, the bedrooms and suites, the gardens and pool terrace are stunningly beautiful, and the service is there to match. We did dine in one night and shared an elegant meal with another travelling couple from Holland, and our hosts were helpful in suggesting... More 

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John D, Owner at Greenhill Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Frances L, Thank you for your lovely comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Its always special to receive unsolicited guest comments and your kind words are greatly appreciated. kind regards John & Christine More 

Denver, Colorado
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115 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

John and Christine own, manage and operate Greenhill Lodge and cook for their guests in an unparalleled fashion. They are lovely, interesting, friendly, engaging and helpful hosts (Need I say more). Our suite "on the veranda" was clean, comfortable and spacious. The breakfasts and dinners during our two day stay were exceptionally good and prepared in their very well provisioned... More 

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John D, Owner at Greenhill Lodge, responded to this review

Dear erparf, Thank you for your lovely comments on your recent stay at Greenhill and also for choosing us for your visit to Hawke' Bay. We really enjoyed your company and being your hosts. The best part of our lifestyle is meeting lovely people from all over the world and we were thrilled to have shared some time with you... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Everything is top at this place. The entree, the welcome, rooms, service and food. We were lucky with other guests and had a wonderfull evening with nice conversations and god wines! We also can not believe why this isn't a five stars + rating.

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John D, Owner at Greenhill Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Arthur Thank you for your kind comments, we appreciate you taking the time let us know. It was a pleasure being your hosts and we hope you have a wonderful holiday through the rest of New Zealand. Thank you for choosing us for your visit to Hawke's Bay. kind regards John & Christine More 

Miami, Florida
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59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

I don’t know where to begin, so let me start at the hello. From the moment you enter the timeless elegant estate you are greeted by the owner John, who offers his assistance right way. We weren’t there for more than 5 minutes before we had something to eat and a cold cocktail. We drove from Auckland so having something... More 

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John D, Owner at Greenhill Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Manny L, Thank you very much for your delightfully kind review of your stay with us at Greenhill Lodge. We very much enjoyed being your hosts for your honeymoon and sharing your passion for Hawke's Bay wines. We sincerely hope to welcome you both back to Greenhill one day with your family and offer our very best wishes for... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We stayed for one night in the Solitt Suite in November as a stop off before flying out early the next morning. We arrived at about 16.00 to be greeted by owners/hosts John and Christine who clearly know the hospitality business inside out. Their attention to detail and friendly manner made our stay a real pleasure. Drinks and canapés before... More 

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John D, Owner at Greenhill Lodge, responded to this review

Dear carianmac, Thank you very much for your kind comments on your recent stay at Greenhill Lodge. We enjoyed being your hosts and wished you could have stayed longer but look forward to warmly welcoming you back on your next visit. Attention to detail, anticipating and exceeding our guests requests are our primary goals and we are delighted that you... More 

Amsterdam
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225 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I had wanted to stay at Cape Kidnappers but it was full and then found Greenhill Lodge. I am glad I did. As others have said, this homestead offers a real New Zealand experience, beautiful views and real comfort. I stayed in the cottage which is very private and offers an outdoor bath tub and great scenery. It would be... More 

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John D, Owner at Greenhill Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sinbarambam Thank you sincerely for your kind comments on your stay with us, it was a pleasure being your hosts and we look forward to warmly welcoming you back on your next visit to Hawke's Bay. You mention many aspects of the Greenhill experience which our guests love and it is rewarding for us to hear these highlights from... More 

Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Seems to me that everyone else has told you plenty about how good this place is. And how it's good because the people who run it not only know what they're doing, but love what they're doing. Get John to show you round the gardens and have a listen to how proud he is of the place and how much... More 

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John D, Owner at Greenhill Lodge, responded to this review

Dear brownphil, Thank you most sincerely for your very kind comments. It was a real pleasure being your hosts and we enjoyed sharing our special part of Hawke's Bay with you both. It's always a delight to hear guest feedback and gives us the inspiration to keep challenging ourselves to exceed guest expectations at each and every opportunity. Thank you... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

We stayed with friends for one night at this lovely lodge. The place is very nice and comfortable in a very well set up in a beautiful area of rural NZ. The lodge is well done up with lovely details. We stayed with another couple - close friends of ours- at the cottage which is self contained. Just only one... More 

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John D, Owner at Greenhill Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Redgaucho, Thank you very much for your kind comments on your recent stay with your friends in The Cottage. We enjoyed being your hosts for your brief visit to Hawke's Bay and appreciate the feedback you have provided. kind regards John More 

Lake Oswego, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Greenhill Lodge is a palatial estate set on 73 acres with grand historical significance. For us, the gym, the salt water pool, and the golf at the oldest course in all of New Zealand lured to to stay, relax, and cancel our wine tour. Christine and John are superb hosts providing marvelous NZ specialties, fresh produce from their garden, and... More 

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John D, Owner at Greenhill Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Conrad M, Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write such kind comments on your recent stay with us, we are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Greenhill Lodge and that you were able to relax. We strive to exceed guests expectations on each occasion and are especially thrilled to read that you rated us as... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A gracious, elegant and historic country homestead located just 25 minutes to Napier and 15 minutes to either Havelock North or Hastings, ideally situated in the heart of New Zealand's food and wine country with over 50 wineries, local farmers markets and organic produce stores nearby.Greenhill is an opulent yet tranquil retreat, situated on a hilltop overlooking lush farm and grazing land.Having hosted English royalty this historic homestead houses two luxurious suites and two elegant guest rooms, most of which open to wide verandas and sensational views over magnificent gardens with historic mature trees. A private Cottage set apart from the lodge offers two bedrooms and two ensuite bathrooms with an elegant lounge and a luxurious outside bath. Behind the lodge lies a swimming pool, croquet lawn and a flourishing private orchard with a herb garden.Greenhill offers the finest luxury lodge experience in Hawke's Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Greenhill Lodge

Address: 103 Green Hill Road, Hastings 4174, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Hastings
Price Range: $1,086 - $1,300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Greenhill Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“I believe there are only 4 rooms in the main house and the suite is the largest.”
 of 5 bubbles Lori052, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles 326pamelab, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“I don't believe you could go wrong with any of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles genemal, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are beautiful, presented with care and attention to detail”
 of 5 bubbles AngeliaJolie, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms and suites are great”
 of 5 bubbles ArthurRijk, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
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