Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 2 | Ref.#: 8897
A wonderful place to B&B in the art deco capital of the world. Murray and Jacquie look forward to welcoming you to their hosted bed and breakfast accommodation on the hill with its 360° panoramic views. Enjoy a refreshing cuppa or a glass of chilled Hawke’s Bay wine whilst you unwind after your journey.
We have only recently returned to NZ after 18 years in Europe during which time we travelled extensively both in Europe and elsewhere in the world. During our travels we had some wonderful experiences staying in hosted bed and breakfast accommodation which we hope we can replicate.
We would be happy to help you with any arrangements which will make your stay in Hawke’s Bay as enjoyable as possible. Whether you want to chill on the beach, visit some of the world famous wineries or try your luck on one of the Bay’s challenging golf courses, we can make the arrangements for you.
Situated just up the road from the Botanical Gardens, the property is a 20 minute downhill walk to either the Napier CBD or the restaurants and bars of Ahuriri, although you may want to take a cab back up the hill!
We offer a 3 course dinner, on request. This is a set menu, all we need to know is what you don’t, or can’t, eat! For those of you wishing to dine in one of Napier’s many excellent eateries, you are invited to join us in the lounge or on the deck for a glass of Hawke’s Bay wine and some nibbles, made from the Bay’s local produce.
We are a non-smoking facility and have a very friendly cat in residence.
“Have been on the road for 12 days in all the best hotels in Australia and NZ, but this was the best night’s sleep.
Jock Harmer, Pangbourne, England
“What an experience! Felt like home, half way across the globe.
I know where we’ll be staying when we come back to Napier”
Daniel Lee & Kristina Martin, Nashville, USA
“Our first experience of bed and breakfast of this class, style and hospitality. Jacquie & Murray couldn’t do enough for us. We will certainly recommend them to our friends—awesome. Thank you for a memorable experience”
Matthew & Sheila Dean, Mercer, NZ
“We were hoping to find a motel but found Napier fully booked due to an Art Deco weekend, we didn’t know about—woe! The tourist centre managed to find us a B&B run by Jacquie and Murray. Misfortune turned into good fortune and we had our best night yet in NZ. Superb property, delicious breakfast and terrific hosts—we fully recommend Helm Crag”
Keith & Mary Painter, Birmingham, England
“What a find! Thank you for your hospitality and super breakfast”
Mike & Pat Chadwell, Bristol, England
“Many thanks for introducing us to the charms of Napier—architectural, vinous and gourmet. It is a special place and Helm Crag feels most welcoming”
Nigel & Mary Tisdall, London, England
“Many thanks for making me so welcome and comfortable in your beautiful and stunning home”
Bob Hall, Kidderminster, England
"Fantastic. Thank you very much for everything and for making Mission weekend so wonderful your efforts dropping us off and picking us up from Mission were especially appreciated . Amazing breakfasts."
Denise Gunning, Auckland
"We had the pleasure of staying at Helm Crag back in December 2009. We were warmly greeted, treated to a glass of wine, and then offered a ride to our dinner destination, all within 30 minutes of arrival. The rooms were comfortable and well thought out, with everything we needed. It was great to also have use of the spa pool. In the morning we were treated to what was no less than the best breakfast spread either of us have ever had the privilege of experiencing, and on the deck overlooking the city. Excellent hosts too! Thoroughly recommended, and we`ll be back for sure!"