Historic Colenso Cottage

Cottage | Napier City | #4389

9.7/10 (48 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Historic property, heritage listed, first house built on Napier Hill by the great William Colenso.
  • Tastefully decorated, large master bedroom,private sunny courtyard. Quiet & safe residential area..
  • 5 minute walk to restaurants, cafes, supermarket, bus depot

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 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. 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 & length of stay. Bookings using credit card - surcharge may apply. * 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 .


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Special events venue
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder period
21-Apr-18 to 31-May-18
$190/night $215/night
2 night minimum stay
June long weekend
01-Jun-18 to 04-Jun-18
$225/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
05-Jun-18 to 31-Aug-18
$180/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder period
01-Sep-18 to 30-Sep-18
$190/night $215/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
01-Oct-18 to 18-Oct-18
$200/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
Labour Weekend
19-Oct-18 to 22-Oct-18
$225/night $225/night
3 night minimum stay
High Season
23-Oct-18 to 20-Dec-18
$200/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak bookings
21-Dec-18 to 06-Jan-19
$250/night $250/night
4 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
07-Jan-19 to 13-Feb-19
$200/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
Art Deco Weekend
14-Feb-19 to 18-Feb-19
$350/night $350/night
3 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
19-Feb-19 to 21-Apr-19
$200/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay

*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.

Reviews (55)

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  • 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

  • Beautiful property, very comfortable and clean

    Beautiful property, very comfortable and clean. Good quality furnishings and bedding. We had everything we needed to be comfortable. Easy access to the centre of Napier and surrounds .

    JacquelineHa9 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • A great blend of history, space and good furnishings and equipment

    A great blend of history, space and good furnishings and equipment. Nice quiet location on Napier Hill with easy on-street parking.

    ChrisPr10 66%|3x Mar 2018

  • Charming location in an older area of Napier

    Charming location in an older area of Napier. Easy driving distance to shops and restaurants.

    GordonCa3 100%|5x Feb 2018

  • Colenso Cottage is truly delightful

    Colenso Cottage is truly delightful. It’s spacious, immaculately kept with a lovely outlook and pretty garden.

    SueE4987 100%|6x Jan 2018

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