News from

Cobden Garden

Bed and Breakfast. Napier.

New Zealand.



For those who enjoyed Ronnie the cat we sadly had to say good bye to him in March.  He brought us so much joy and as he choose to live with us we were very fortunate to have had him in our lives. We are certainly missing him. Thank you for all the pleasure you gave us all Ronnie.


Ronnie the other B&B host

Ronnie the cat.


 Cobden Garden.

Cobden Garden is now 15 years old.  We arrived in Napier 19 December 2001 and had our first guests 29 December 2001. We are welcoming back a couple who stayed with us in that first season this week.  Whilst they will see many changes we do hope that they find the hospitality and welcome as good if not better than their first stay.

We did celebrate in the appropriate way.


September 2016

At Cobden Garden we have been busy doing our spring clean and maintenance.  We are almost there.  As part of this we have added heat pumps/air conditioners to the upstairs rooms (Ahuriri and Titoki). So as well as nice snug rooms in winter you  will be able to relax in cool rooms in the summer and still enjoy the sunshine and view.

Health and Safety has become the issue of the moment in New Zealand and many businesses including ourselves have been preparing our manuals. We have as much as is practically possible identified and mitigated any hazards and as part of this also had our electrical appliances tested and tagged. Whilst we do not have many workers - we do most of it ourselves- we believe our awareness has helped create a safer environment for our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cobden Garden a bed and breakfast in Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.



Check our availability to book for this marvellous food and wine experience. Celebrating  Summer FAWC's 5th birthday.

Many FAWC events are already sold out. Still planning to come.   Check the website.



17 September 2015. We are thrilled to announce that we have been named the winners of the Hawke's Bay Tourism Accommodation Award for 2015.

The awards were led by Hawke’s Bay Tourism in conjunction with its parent group the Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Association (HBTIA). Hawke’s Bay Tourism General Manager Annie Dundas said “We’re delighted to see such great industry engagement and support of each other because it’s important to take time to acknowledge and celebrate local businesses who work so hard to deliver amazing experiences for visitors to Hawke’s Bay. The winners here tonight play a pivotal part in doing that and are well deserving of their accolades.”

The 2015 results:

2015 People’s Choice Award Winner: Kennedy Park Resort Napier Sponsored by The Hits Radio Station

2015 Supreme Award Winner: Nimon & Sons Sponsored by EIT

2015 Accommodation Winner: Cobden Garden Homestay Sponsored by Central Linen Services

2015 Activity and Attraction Winner: Nimon & Sons Sponsored by Hastings District Council

2015 Small Business Award Winner: Hawke’s Bay Express Sponsored by Napier City Council


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1 Cobden Crescent
Bluff Hill
Napier 4110
New Zealand


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