The Ormlie Story

Ormlie Lodge is the elegant former home of Gertrude Smith, built in 1899 by her wealthy father, William Nelson. With an impressive history, Ormlie Lodge is a beautiful hotel offering boutique accommodation, combining a little of Hawke’s Bay’s old world charm with contemporary design and modern day comfort.

As you round the sweeping drive, Ormlie Lodge offers up her inner beauty as you are led through the main entrance into the expansive hallway. You may choose to indulge in a welcoming drink or be escorted straight to your room, as might have been the case in Gertrude’s day.


The hotel offers 6 rooms, each with an en-suite and the comfort you should expect. Breakfast is served continental style – either in the privacy of your own room or select an outside space, on one of the many spectacularly sunny days Hawkes Bay is known for.

Perfectly located for you to enjoy all that Hawkes Bay offers – from concerts at Mission Estate to Art Deco Weekend, or simply strolling through the Farmers Market.

See the Rooms