83 Millar Road , Hastings , HAWKE'S BAY , New Zealand View hotel location on the map
Millar Road offers seriously stylish accommodation on a beautiful vineyard estate in Hawke's Bay on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.
Nestled into the northern end of the Tuki Tuki Hills, Millar Road overlooks a secluded north-facing valley and the coastal townships of Te Awanga and Haumoana. Views from Millar Road are panoramic taking in Te Mata Peak, the Kaweka Ranges, Mount Ruapehu, Hawke’s Bay wine country, vineyards, olive groves, farmland, Napier’s Bluff Hill and the Pacific Ocean to Mahia Peninsula at the top of Hawke Bay.
Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s oldest and second largest winemaking region. Hawke’s Bay is also home to a world-class concentration of Art Deco architecture, fresh local produce and artisan food producers complemented by vibrant arts and design scenes and a rich Maori culture.
Millar Road is a true New Zealand design experience. The suite of buildings was designed by Nick Bevin of award-winning architects bevin+slessor in a style that Nick describes as “reminiscent of New Zealand river and lakeside baches [holiday homes] of the 1950’s and 60’s with their relaxed interior layouts and clear, uncomplicated and familiar architecture”. The architecture combines perfectly with furniture, furnishings and art sourced from contemporary New Zealand practitioners to create simple but beautiful surroundings. The result is a superior relaxing getaway achieved in a stylish, contemporary and distinctly New Zealand manner.
The Millar Road estate includes “Haumoana House”, two villas (“MRd1” and “MRd2”), a 4x15 metre swimming pool and a pool house incorporating a bar perfect for preparing evening cocktails. Living, dining and kitchen areas in each residence are large, open-plan affairs that integrate with outdoor terraces to expand the entertaining areas and allow for indoor-outdoor wining, dining and relaxing.
Haumoana House has three king bedrooms, two bathrooms (one ensuite) and a study with two rollaway beds. Guests can soak in the bath while soaking in views of the Pacific Ocean. Villas MRd1 and MRd2 each have two king bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms. A “bathing room” at the rear of each villa contains a cradle bath ideal for soaking away aches and pains after a long day’s lying by the pool. Haumoana House can sleep up to eight adults and each villa up to four adults for a total of up to 16 adults on site. Infants stay free and portable cots and high chairs are available.
All residences are completely self-contained, including fully-equipped kitchens and gas barbeques. Facilities include Sky TV, DVD players, CD players, iPod connections, wireless broadband internet and laundry facilities. Guests can roam around the entire 20-hectare vineyard property. Villa MRd2 is wheelchair friendly.
A chilled bottle of &Co wine awaits guests. &Co Ltd. was established in 2009 by Millar Road and sources grapes exclusively from the Millar Road estate to produce one single-estate aromatic white wine every year. The Millar Road vineyard is a stellar viticultural site perfectly suited for producing aromatic wine with intense aromas and flavours. &Co has received rave reviews since the launch of its first wine in November 2009.
Artisan-produced provisions are provided on arrival. Mini bars in each residence and the pool bar contain a considered selection of leading New Zealand beverages. Millar Road is perfect for entertaining and catering can be organised if required – anything from a drop-off meal to a fully-catered meal prepared and served in-house.
Millar Road provides guests with “The List”, a one-page biased guide to the best coffee, dining, shopping, art and spa experiences in Hawke’s Bay. Concierge services are available on request for further advice and specialist recommendations.
Check in from: 2:00 pm
Check out by: 11:00 am
Millar Road provides free WiFi broadband internet and land line telephones in each accommodation (charges apply).
Travel south on SH2 towards Napier. Just past the airport, turn left on SH2 following signs to Napier City Centre. Follow SH2 along Meeanee Quay, Pandora Road and Hyderabad Road, turning right into Georges Drive, following signs to City Centre and then Havelock North. Turn right into Marine Parade when Georges Drive hits the coast, still following SH2. Follow the road with the coast on your left until you come to Clive township. At the southern end of Clive, turn left into Mill Road following signs to Haumoana and Cape Kidnappers. Follow Mill Road through a roundabout and over Black Bridge. For next instructions, go to “From Black Bridge” below (Scroll down).
Travel north on SH2 towards Hastings and Napier. Before arriving at Hastings, turn right into Te Aute Road signposted to Havelock North. Drive through Havelock North Village and take Napier Road following signs to Napier.
Approximately 5 kilometres out of Havelock North, turn right into Lawn Road signposted with a brown tourist sign to Cape Kidnappers. At the second roundabout, turn right into Mill Road and drive over Black Bridge. For next instructions go to “From Black Bridge” below (Scroll down).
FROM BLACK BRIDGE:
Turn right into Tuki Tuki Road just after Black Bridge signposted to Waimarama. Millar Road is the second road on the left approximately 5 kilometres along Tuki Tuki Road. Drive to the top of Millar Road and enter the sealed driveway with the “Millar Road” sign. Follow the sealed driveway past a villa on your right, past some utility sheds on your right, down a tree-lined avenue and, when you hit the vineyard, turn right to head up to “Millar Road”.
Parking is available outside each accommodation.