10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies
10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies

10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies

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Accommodation with Restaurants/Meals/Epic Breakfasts and/or Self-catering in Alexandra and Clyde

As obvious as it may sound, food is all about taste! So if you find yourself visiting Alexandra and Clyde in Central Otago to sample the local wines, beers and cuisine, you may want an accommodation to suit your specific taste. With B&Bs specialising in freshly baked and cooked breakfasts, accommodations with their own delectable restaurant on-site, and stays with self-catering facilities, there’s accommodation to suit just about all foodies’ needs and desires. Choose the right accommodation for you with this list of accommodation in Alexandra and Clyde for foodies!

For more food-related travel advice, check out The Foodie Guide to Alexandra & Clyde and the 5 Things to Do in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies.

1. Grey Ridge Wine & Vineyard Accommodation

Do you want an accommodation that incorporates a foodie experience? You’ll struggle to find better than Grey Ridge Wine & Vineyard Accommodation, an endearing vineyard stay with a private wine tasting and vineyard tour included! You can even join your hosts for a vineyard dinner as an optional extra. When you’re done exploring the vine-filled landscape of this boutique winery outside of Alexandra, retreat to either the four-berth cottage or two-berth studio with its elegant and soothing interiors. Each morning, you’ll also be treated to a sumptuous breakfast.

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10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies© Grey Ridge Wine & Vineyard Accommodation

2. Olivers Lodge & Stables

Better known by locals as the place in Clyde to enjoy fine dining, a stunning courtyard cafe or a beer at their brew bar, Olivers also offers luxury accommodation. Olivers Lodge & Stables provides two distinctive styles of accommodation: the stable rooms have a rustic ambience reminiscent of Central Otago’s pioneering days or the lodge rooms with elegant contemporary interiors. Your stay includes a freshly baked and cooked breakfast each morning, while the on-site dining experiences are conveniently easy to get to. See more accommodation like this in the 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde.

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10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies© Olivers Central Otago

3. Centennial Court Motor Inn

Experience the best of both worlds: accommodation with a restaurant and self-catering facilities, at the Centennial Court Motor Inn in Alexandra. The motel complex features an array of motel units and rooms for all types of traveller, whether you’re solo or travelling with family; travelling on a budget or prefer some extra comforts. You’ll find affordability in the hotel-like “Compact Room” while additional facilities like a kitchenette and lounge furniture are included in the studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units – some including a spa bath. In the complex is also the Ninety Six restaurant, serving a range of local meat and fish dishes and is open for breakfast and dinner. See more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde.

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10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies© Centennial Court Motor Inn

4. Hawkdun Rise Vineyard & Accommodation

That’s right, there’s another vineyard stay in Alexandra! Hawkdun Rise Vineyard Accommodation offers a slightly more casual accommodation experience but still incorporates wine into your stay with a complimentary glass on arrival. That’s not where the foodie experience end, however, as guests are treated to a breakfast of fresh seasonal fruit from their own orchard, homemade muesli, freshly-baked brioche, bacon and eggs from their own chickens, freshly brewed leaf tea and coffee, and more! The two B&B rooms of their semi-detached accommodation overlook the vineyard, which you can learn more about in the 10 Best Wineries in Alexandra.

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10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies© Hawkdun Rise Vineyard & Accommodation

5. Pitches Store

Let us turn your attention to one of the nearby towns to Alexandra and Clyde. Ophir is a quaint historic village with endearing architecture, including the iconic Pitches Store, which was once a general store in the 19th Century. Today, it’s a well-appointed accommodation where guest rooms are enhanced with the historical architecture of exposed schist walls accompanied by the modern decor of soothing blues and greens. A continental breakfast is included in your stay, while the on-site restaurant and cafe is a local legend for its regionally inspired cuisine.

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10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies© Pitches Store

6. ‘The Crib’ on Legacy Vineyard

While the Legacy Vineyard is one of the many wineries that open their cellar doors for tastings, you can stay among the vines of their vineyard at ‘The Crib’ on Legacy Vineyard. Their one-bedroom cottage with an ensuite and tea/coffee-making facilities offers a comfortable stay but with little more facilities other than fabulous mountain and vineyard views. You’re also just a stroll away from the stone building where the vineyards operate their wine tastings.

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10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies© 'The Crib' on Legacy Vineyard

7. Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed & Breakfast

Another Clyde accommodation offering mouthwatering breakfasts, Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed & Breakfast is a gorgeous B&B with historical elements intertwined with modern touches. The lounge with its library and Netflix is a cosy place to relax in winter, while the summer months are best spent in the manicured gardens with a glass of wine under the gazebo. Choose from one of the homely B&B rooms with an ensuite or the self-contained “Retreat” with kitchenette facilities. Your stay includes a cooked or continental breakfast with fresh homemade bread, local juices and barista-style coffee.

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10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies© Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed & Breakfast

8. Mirabell Chalets

If you just want good honest self-catering accommodation, perhaps to make use of the produce picked up at the Alexandra Friday market, Mirabell Chalets is a decent choice. Each standalone chalet boasts attractive timber-lined interiors across its bathroom and open-plan bedroom, kitchen with a stove, dining and lounge area. Guests also have their own patio area with a barbecue to enjoy some alfresco dining, while the grounds also have a seasonal outdoor pool, expansive gardens and a spa pool. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde.

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10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies© Mirabell Chalets

9. Muddy Creek Cutting

An affordable stay along the Otago Central Rail Trail, Muddy Creek Cutting is a B&B in Lauder, approximately 35km (22 miles) from Alexandra. Set in a charming 1930s mudbrick farmhouse that has been cheerfully modernised with five guest rooms, the accommodation has two bathrooms for guests to share, as well as a lounge with a piano and open fire, a fully-equipped kitchen and gorgeous gardens. The highlight for foodies, however, is its food where the owners turn fresh produce grown in the on-site gardens and milk and cheese are made from their own cows and sheep into a two-course set menu each evening.

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10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies© Muddy Creek Cutting

10. Blacks Hotel

Finally, another food-orientated accommodation in beautiful Ophir, Blacks Hotel offers 10 individually and vibrantly themed guest rooms above its charming pub. Those doing the Otago Central Rail Trail are welcomed to the hotel with a complimentary drink in the restaurant, where you can also treat yourself to platters in summer or light meals throughout the year. The cosy rooms feature an ensuite bathroom and tea/coffee-making facilities. A continental breakfast is included in your stay.

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10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies© Blacks Hotel


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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