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John's House & The Pavilion
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

We had a wonderful long weekend with my parents at John's House - perfect place for the kids and grandparents to hangout!!! The setting of lawns, trees, pool, pony, cows and pig just great for our city boys!!! Wonderful hosts and a fabulous spot to relax and enjoy a weekend in the Bay!! Would definitely go back. Thanks Nick & Judy

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Nick P, Owner at John's House & The Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2014

Our guests seem to really like the animals - cattle, alpacas and Misty the overweight pony. We're lucky to have the countryside experience but still be so close to Havelock North. We look forward to seeing you again sometime.

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

" Had a wonderful time at John's House. Was a great base for trveling Hawks Bay area and visiting friends. My son loved waking up to the animals and saying goodmorning and goodnight everyday. My husband and I gaut to relax in the setting and enjoyed a busy yet peaceful holiday.
Perfect for a family Holiday.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Nick P, Owner at John's House & The Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2014

I think the animals make a point of difference for us - we had the alpacas shorn a few weeks ago and they look quite different now. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We were here for business and The Pavillion was the perfect place to base ourselves - We had a great stay - the house is restful and beautiful - tastefully kitted out - loved the perfect lawn and spacious, established garden/trees setting - and the bed was super comfortable (always important!). The tasty extras of fresh Hawkes Bay fruit, home-made muesli and whole milk etc were awesome. John and Judy are welcoming and friendly hosts. We'd definitely love to come back here again and spend more time at the Pavillion, and in the region - so much great stuff so see and do there. Thanks John and Judy!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Nick P, Owner at John's House & The Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2014

Glad you enjoyed your stay so much! We're getting more garden established around the Pavilion now and it's not looking quite so brand spanking new. Much more settled into its surroundings - We hope you'll be able to make a return visit in the winter, perhaps!

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Thanks for such a relaxing time. Fabulous house with everything we needed. Lovely muesli and home made breads and spreads. So nice to be able to have our dog friends with us on holiday. Thanks Nick and Judy

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Nick P, Owner at John's House & The Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2014

Thanks for your kind review. We're happy to have clean and well behaved dogs that don't jump onto furniture! Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Pavilion, and we hope you'll come again.

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

We stayed at John's House and we had such a lovely time that we went back, this time to the Pavilion, Nick and Judy's new accomodation house. It's architecturaly brilliant and it's placed in one of the most impressive loans I have ever seen, much better than a PGA golf course green. Nick and Judy are very friendly and they looked after us all the time. In addition they bake very good bread and they do an amazing muesly and fresh juice. The place was super clean and the atmosphere at night is was so calm that we had one of the bests sleeps in years.

Room Tip: The Pavilion is closer to the swimming pool.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Judyp55, Owner at John's House & The Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2015

Thanks for your great review, it's good that you could come back and experience the Pavilion after John's House, quite different but still with those impressive lawns of Nick's. Lucky he's maintaining his keenness in that department!

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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Our second stay at John's house, so excited to stay this time at the Pete Bossley-designed Pavilion. Cleverly sited for the sun, but private from the driveway, main house and John's house. Tiny compact kitchen surprisingly efficient to use, living spaces and the bedroom window seat are perfect for following the sun - something about good architecture that adds greatly to the experience. Again, Nick and Judy are more than generous with homemade bread, orange juice freshly made from their trees, even sent us home with bags of limes and broad beans from the garden. Pathway access to the river/cycle trail is a special touch - we could ride into town for coffee, easy drive to the best of Hawkes Bay. good for the soul. Bonus was the funniest animals in town: the extremely fat shetland pony kept beside the pool for his own good (you gotta ask), and baby bulls doing what teenage lads do in the spring, getting frisky.

Room Tip: Wheelchair access ramp, including accessible shower
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Judyp55, Owner at John's House & The Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2015

The miniature horse, Misty, is now known as Mini, and lives happily at the Farmyard Zoo in Haumoana. It came down to the horse or me! Misty was duly donated.. We simply couldn't keep the weight off her and she was in dire danger of eating herself to death. We're busy with further developments in the garden now, a bit easier to manage!

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We recently stayed in The Pavilion and what a lovely time we had! The accommodation was a class above and the picturesque surroundings made for a relaxing few days in a tranquil hideaway. Nick is the perfect host and we would highly recommend The Pavilion as a relaxing place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Judyp55, Owner at John's House & The Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2015

We're pretty happy with The Pavilion as a relaxing, stylish and affordable retreat for a couple. Thanks for your great review!

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Additional Information about John's House & The Pavilion

Address: 58 Miller Road | off St Georges Road North, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Hastings
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Hastings
Price Range: £118 - £350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — John's House & The Pavilion 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxury boutique holiday accommodation is a designer two-bedroom house created by celebrated architect John Scott located in the Hawke's Bay / Hastings / Havelock North area on the north island of New Zealand. Conveniently located 20 minutes from all the best Hawke's Bay area things to do including cycling trails, wineries, golf courses, restaurants and shops, you can also reach the Havelock North village with a leisurely 10 minute walk along the Karamu Stream cycle track from John's House. Private ensuite facilities, pastoral setting, stunning views, full kitchen, bed and breakfast-style morning meal supplies, outdoor living areas, free wifi, pet friendly facilities, and disabled accessibility are some of the most popular amenities that John's House guests mention in their rave reviews. More than just a short-term holiday rental, because of its unique architectural design and stylishly appointed interior spaces, John's House is a memorable part of any Hawke's Bay holiday experience. ... more   less 
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