Historic Colenso Cottage

Cottage | Napier City | #4389

9.9/10 (32 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 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.
  • Beautifully renovated, tastefully decorated, large master bedroom,private sunny courtyard.
  • Short walk to town.

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.

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.

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)

Colenso Cottage is available for a longer stay if so desired. We aim to make your stay at Colenso Cottage a positive and memorable experience.

Special conditions: * Priced from $180 - $285 per night depending on seasonality & length of stay. * Long term stay rates available please enquire. * Bookings using credit card - surcharge may apply. * Breakfast basket can be arranged at an additional charge. * 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 do not include Public holidays. Mission wkend apply 4 rates.


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • 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

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
10-Dec-16 to 22-Dec-16
$200/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak bookings
23-Dec-16 to 08-Jan-17
$250/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
09-Jan-17 to 15-Feb-17
$200/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
Art Deco Weekend
16-Feb-17 to 20-Feb-17
$285/night $285/night
3 night minimum stay
High Season
21-Feb-17 to 31-Mar-17
$200/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder period
01-Apr-17 to 13-Apr-17
$190/night $215/night
2 night minimum stay
14-Apr-17 to 17-Apr-17
$225/night $225/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder period
18-Apr-17 to 20-Apr-17
$190/night $215/night
2 night minimum stay
Waitangi / Anzac Weekend
21-Apr-17 to 25-Apr-17
$225/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder period
26-Apr-17 to 31-May-17
$190/night $215/night
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-Jun-17 to 01-Jun-17
$180/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
June long weekend
02-Jun-17 to 05-Jun-17
$225/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
06-Jun-17 to 31-Aug-17
$180/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
01-Sep-17 to 19-Oct-17
$200/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
Labour Weekend
20-Oct-17 to 23-Oct-17
$225/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
24-Oct-17 to 10-Dec-17
$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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (39)

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  • What a great find this cottage was

    What a great find this cottage was. The history surrounding it, beautifully appointed & so comfortable to stay there. Can only say good things about it . Great location on the hill, so would need a car if you couldn't do the climb up the hill, not a negative but maybe would not suit everyone.

    LenoreB5 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • This cottage is so pretty and very comfortable

    This cottage is so pretty and very comfortable. It is very well knitted out and very warm and cosy. Close to the city it is handy to cafes and restaurants. Loved staying here!

    AngelaBr20 100%|2x Aug 2016

  • Cottage Cottage is just delightful - a definite "must do it again"!

    Cottage Cottage is just delightful - a definite "must do it again"!

    louile794 100%|3x Jun 2016

  • We loved our stay, accomadation was top notch

    We loved our stay, accomadation was top notch. :)

    Peterwakeling 100%|2x Apr 2016

  • We had a wonderful time at Collenso Cottage

    We had a wonderful time at Collenso Cottage. Its is a beautifully restored piece of NZ history. Comfortable and only a short walk town.

    kathon543 100%|3x Mar 2016

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