Mangapapa Hotel & Restaurant


Why you'll love it here

  • Stay in an elegant homestead once owned by celebrated philanthropist Sir James Wattie
  • Dine in the charming Mangapapa Restaurant and enjoy a three or five-course meal
  • Set in the heart of stunning Hawke's Bay, near the town of Havelock North and Napier
  • Admire an exclusive private art collection that will exceed all your expectations

Best For

  • Honeymoon,


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Relax and unwind in the private luxury of Mangapapa. Once the stately home of world-renowned businessman Sir James Wattie and his wife, Lady Gladys Wattie, the hotel offers the perfect balance of stunning scenery and esteemed history.

Set in the heart of the world’s 12th greatest wine capital, Mangapapa is ideal for a gourmet getaway. From food and vineyard tours with a private chauffeur to wine-paired meals, there’s something for everyone.

Just five minutes away sits the quaint town of Havelock where you can explore unique boutiques – and the coastal city of Napier, just 20 minutes away, features exquisite art deco architecture.

Back at the hotel, you can relax in one of the 12 exclusive suites set across the Historic Homestead, Cottage, and Lady Wattie buildings. For a small and personal escape, look nowhere else.

In the morning, wake up to a marvellous breakfast in the elegant conservatory before visiting the separate dining room for a delicious dinner in the evening. Whether you want a sumptuous five-course meal or sophisticated high tea, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.

For laid-back luxury, enjoy the open fireplace in the central lounge while sipping on luscious wine. With lots of outdoor seating areas and alfresco dining in the summer, the options are endless.

On top of this, the stunning surrounding area has so much to offer and is just waiting to be explored. Hike the world-famous Te Mata Peak or play golf on the multiple courses including the award-winning Cape Kidnappers. Between September and April, you can even spot gannet colonies at the headland – an experience to be cherished forever.

After a day of exploring, unwind in the outdoor pool or spa jacuzzi. Not only that, but you can also take a romantic stroll through the vast orchard gardens to see the resident sheep and chickens. Or why not challenge your partner to a game of tennis on Mangapapa’s grass tennis court?

Mangapapa is the perfect place for a blissful honeymoon. From the personalised service you receive to the secluded setting and holistic spa, it offers a fabulous beginning to married life.

With a total of 12 luxury suites split across the main Historic Homestead, Cottage, and Lady Wattie buildings, you can expect nothing but a premium experience during your stay. Nestled in complete seclusion and tranquillity, all rooms have a historic character that you’re bound to fall in love with.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Situated in the Historic Homestead, the Deluxe Room offers a shared balcony with breathtaking garden views. Hosting modern facilities and a comfy King Bed, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable stay.
Homestead Suite

Homestead Suite

Each Homestead suite is in the main Historic Homestead and has access to a shared balcony with stunning garden views. With a spacious living area this room can be set as a twin or queen bed.
Mangapapa Suite

Mangapapa Suite

The Mangapapa Suite is in the main Historic Homestead. Hosting an exclusive private balcony with picturesque tennis court views, the suite offers effortless elegance everywhere you look.
Cottage Suite

Cottage Suite

Situated in the Cottage building adjacent to the main Historic Homestead, the Cottage Suite offers private luxury for your VIP getaway. There are only two suites in this building, with a living area on the ground floor and a bedroom on the first floor. Enjoy the space and seclusion during your visit.
Lady Wattie’s Junior Suite

Lady Wattie’s Junior Suite

All Lady Wattie’s Junior Suites are in the Lady Wattie building - a one-minute walk away from the Historic Homestead. All suites have a private deck with serene garden views. With only four rooms to choose from, it’s perfect for multigenerational families looking to exclusively hire the building.
Lady Wattie’s Suite

Lady Wattie’s Suite

Both Lady Wattie’s Suites are in the Lady Wattie building - a one-minute walk away from the main Historic Homestead. All suites have a private deck with serene garden views. With only four rooms to choose from, it’s perfect for multigenerational families looking to exclusively hire the building.


Mangapapa offers the perfect setting for a romantic honeymoon. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day at the pool, or a competitive game of tennis, the options are endless. Why not head to the holistic Spa for a dreamy couple’s massage? Or how does a romantic evening walk through the tranquil landscaped gardens sound? It’s an idyllic backdrop for an unforgettable start to married life.

Gourmet Getaways and Wineries

For those looking for delicious cuisine and divine wine, the Mangapapa hotel is an ideal getaway. The Mangapapa Kitchen has kept James Wattie’s traditions in mind by using fresh, sustainable ingredients. From five-course meals with wine pairings to the exclusive Connoisseur Club, there are endless unique dining experiences that will exceed all your expectations.

Small and Personal

With just 12 suites spread across three different buildings, the Mangapapa hotel offers an exclusive, personalised service to suit all your needs. With a stunning backdrop of pristine, peaceful gardens, Mangapapa offers a small and personal experience you’ll never forget.

Mangapapa Restaurant

Mangapapa Restaurant

Head to the Mangapapa Restaurant to enjoy premium fine dining. From five course meals to high tea and elegant wine, the ever-changing gourmet menu offers an indescribable dining experience.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
High Tea

High Tea

Mangapapa offers a sumptuous high tea for those who want to spend a leisurely afternoon surrounded by beautiful country gardens, fabulous company and delicious treats.

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  • Time zone: +13 GMT
  • Flight time: 25 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Air New Zealand, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airlines
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar
  • Tipping guideline: Optional, but not expected
  • Health considerations: No major health risks.
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Population: 5,269,938
  • National languages: English, Maori
  • Electricity and plugs: Type I (V), 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for New Zealand if you have a British passport - apply online

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