Historic Colenso Cottage - heritage listed. A special piece of NZ history.

Cottage | Napier City | #4389

9.7/10 (49 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Colenso Cottage, heritage listed, luxurious Boutique Accommodation on Napier Hill, Hawkes Bay. The original home of the great explorer and missionary, William Colenso, now renovated to a high standard for your indulgence and comfort. Colenso Cottage is set in a fantastic location with stunning views just outside the front door. A romantic, relaxing retreat within a short walk of town.

We have great long-term stay rates, for couples visiting family from overseas. The cottage is in an upmarket safe, quiet residential area 5 minutes walk to town, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and bus depot. Please enquire for rates.

Colenso Cottage, Napier Hill is a superior self contained historic property that boasts a magnificent master bedroom, complete with an ultra comfy king size bed, flat screen Smart television with Sky, beautiful linen and cosy blankets.

A beautiful dark leather studded sofa compliment the tastefully decorated open plan living area and fully equipped kitchen. Smart tv with Sky and Wifi are there for your comfort and convenience.

Sit back and relax on one of the native wooden sun-loungers in the private sunny courtyard or enjoy breakfast on the wrought iron table and chairs as you take in the views over Te Mata Peak through to the Kaweka ranges.

We are happy to arrange a breakfast basket for you if requested at an additional cost.

Katie welcomes you to come and experience this special piece of New Zealand’s history. A detailed account of William Colenso's place in Hawkes Bays' history is there for your perusal.

“He built a cottage now known as Colenso Cottage in 1862 to accommodate him while his home was being built next door”.

William Colenso (7 November 1811 – 10 February 1899)

Special conditions:

* Priced from $180 - $285 per night depending on seasonality andamp;

length of stay.

* Breakfast basket can be arranged at an additional charge of $50.00.

* Weddings please enquire.

Terms of Trade: Bookings are confirmed on receipt of a 50% deposit which is non-refundable. For special deals please mention on application. Special deals apply to the lowest priced night and do not include Public holidays .

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

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  • This lovely cottage in a historic area had everything we needed in...

    This lovely cottage in a historic area had everything we needed in a neighbourhood with a view. Nicely designed and comfortable An easy walk to amenities and to the centre of Napier.

    Pat B. Jan 2019

  • Katie was very helpful & very welcoming

    Katie was very helpful & very welcoming. The cottage was beautiful.

    Barbara W. Jan 2019

  • This was as advertised a boutique hotel experience

    This was as advertised a boutique hotel experience. The cottage was separate from the main house and was beautifully designed and decorated. We also had views of Hawk Bay. The owners were really pleasant.We wished we could have stayed longer.

    Alan A. Nov 2018

  • Colenso Cottage is just perfect! Beautifully decorated and appointed, the cottage is...

    Colenso Cottage is just perfect! Beautifully decorated and appointed, the cottage is extremely clean, cosy and comfortable with the highest standard of linen, towels and furnishings. The location is fantastic within walking distance of the city. We also enjoyed the fantastic views of Cape Kidnappers at sunset from the end of the street. Katie went out of her way to make us feel at home with a lovely welcome pack of coffee, tea and milk along with recommendations for local restaurants. Thank You

    MichaelSo9 100%|2x May 2018

  • We had a perfect stay at this lovely property with every amenity

    We had a perfect stay at this lovely property with every amenity. Could have happily stayed for much longer.

    SonjaBe4 100%|2x Mar 2018

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