Historic Colenso Cottage

Cottage | Napier City | #4389

9.9/10 (42 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.
  • 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)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Stay 3 nights and get the 3rd night 1/2 price. Discount applies to the lowest priced night. Please advise when applying to obtain deal. [Expires: 19-Aug-2017]

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 3 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Offered from 1/12/17 to 14/12/17. Please mention to obtain deal.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low Season
18-Aug-17 to 31-Aug-17
$180/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder period
01-Sep-17 to 30-Sep-17
$190/night $215/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
01-Oct-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
3 night minimum stay
High Season
24-Oct-17 to 21-Dec-17
$200/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
22-Dec-17 to 26-Dec-17
$250/night $250/night
3 night minimum stay
Peak bookings
27-Dec-17 to 07-Jan-18
$250/night $250/night
5 night minimum stay
High Season
08-Jan-18 to 01-Feb-18
$200/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
Waitangi / Anzac Weekend
02-Feb-18 to 06-Feb-18
$225/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
07-Feb-18 to 13-Feb-18
$200/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
Art Deco Weekend
14-Feb-18 to 18-Feb-18
$285/night $285/night
3 night minimum stay
High Season
19-Feb-18 to 28-Mar-18
$200/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
29-Mar-18 to 02-Apr-18
$225/night $225/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder period
03-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 18-Aug-18
$180/night $200/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 (49)

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  • Lovely property in a great location with stunning views over Napier

    Lovely property in a great location with stunning views over Napier. Would definitely stay again??.

    sylvie67 100%|18x Apr 2017

  • Delightful period cottage with all mod cons

    Delightful period cottage with all mod cons. Charming surroundings. A bit of a challenging walk to the town centre but better the peace and quiet

    BillC727 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • good location

    good location. 5 minutes walk down the hill to shops.

    SueTo181 new member Mar 2017

  • good location

    good location. 5 minutes walk down the hill to shops.

    SueTo181 new member Mar 2017

  • Colenso Cottage was perfect for our 4 night stay in Napier

    Colenso Cottage was perfect for our 4 night stay in Napier. It is a piece of New Zealand history with up to date comfort, all beautifully presented. The views over Napier and the surrounding countryside are lovely. A unique place which we recommend without hesitation.

    TerenceFr1 100%|1x Mar 2017

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