10 Best Accommodation in the Bay of Islands for Foodies
10 Best Accommodation in the Bay of Islands for Foodies

10 Best Accommodation in the Bay of Islands for Foodies

© Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

Hotels with Restaurants, Personal Chefs, Amazing Breakfasts and/or Self-catering in the Bay of Islands

In the subtropical North Island region of the Bay of Islands, home to fruit orchards, vineyards and fresh seafood, you’re going to want to make sure your stay is a foodie one. Whether it’s enjoying a stay in a hotel with a fabulous restaurant, hiring a private villa with a resident chef, treating your loved one to a stay at a romantic B&B with a memorable breakfast, or simply self-catering using fresh local ingredients, you can find an accommodation to suit. We go through some of your best options for a foodie stay with this list of accommodation in the Bay of Islands for foodies.

For more advice on planning your trip, check out The Foodie Guide to the Bay of Islands.

1. Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel

Enjoy the best of hotel dining and self-catering at the Paihia Beach Resort & Hotel. Not only do guests have access to their own in-room kitchenette, but the resort’s Glasshouse Kitchen & Bar will treat you to dishes from the Middle East and South Asia, as well as some Kiwi favourites. Other facilities at this five-star hotel include a spa, an outdoor pool and spa pools. As for accommodation, choose from well-appointed studios and two-bedroom apartments with a relaxing interior design. See similar recommendations in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Paihia.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Bay of Islands for Foodies© Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel

2. Paroa Bay Winery

It doesn’t get more foodie than staying on the grounds of a vineyard. At the Paroa Bay Winery near the historic town of Russell, choose from three contemporary luxury cottages set among private sections of lush gardens. While guests have the option of hiring one of the resident personal chefs to spruce something up in their cottage kitchen, it’s also worth venturing to the winery’s fine dining restaurant, Sage. Getting across the 7ha (17 acres) of gardens is easy thanks to the provided golf cart. See more like this in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Bay of Islands for Foodies© Paroa Bay Winery

3. Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

You needn’t venture too far from the Copthorne Hotel & Resort in Waitangi to find good food. On-site is Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen boasting fine Kiwi cuisine and award-winning beef and lamb dishes in a relaxed environment. When you’re not making use of the resort’s pool and spa facilities, relax in your choice of room, including the entry-level Standard Rooms and the view-drenched Superior Harbourview/Seaview Rooms. There’s also the Junior Suite with more space including a lounge and balcony.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Bay of Islands for Foodies© Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay Of Islands

4. Eagles Nest

One of the most premium accommodations in the bay comes with one of the most premium foodie experiences. Dine in the privacy of our own ultra-modern hillside villa near Russell on the cuisine prepared for you by your personal chef. The menu is varied to suit most tastes with ingredients such as choice featuring freshly caught fish, venison, lamb, crayfish and more. Other ways to spend your time here include swimming in your private heated infinity pools, admiring the original artworks, making use of the home theatre system and even cooking your own meals in the fully-equipped gourmet kitchen. Stays also include a personal trainer should you overdo it on the meals!

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10 Best Accommodation in the Bay of Islands for Foodies© Eagles Nest

5. Allegra House

For an outstanding bed and breakfast experience, set your sights on Allegra House in Paihia. Set in gorgeous gardens, Allegra House has three guest rooms with hotel-like facilities and a private balcony, ideal for couples. Breakfast is included in the rate, which is an event of fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurts, homemade bread, croissants, free-range eggs, manuka honey, as well as a cold meat and cheese selection, and more! See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in the Bay of Islands.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Bay of Islands for Foodies© Allegra House

6. Kerikeri Blue Chair B&B

An affordable option for couples or solo travellers in Kerikeri is the Kerikeri Blue Chair B&B. The boutique accommodation has only one guest room with an ensuite bathroom, so you’ll be an honoured guest who gets treated to each morning with an included breakfast buffet. Other luxuries include a spa pool, free WiFi and freedom to roam the vegetable gardens and fruit orchards. The location is ideal too, which is well within walking distance of Kerikeri’s town centre and restaurants. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in the Bay of Islands.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Bay of Islands for Foodies© Kerikeri Blue Chair B&B

7. Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

Enjoy an easy and convenient stay at the Kingsgate Hotel Autologe in Paihia. Not only does each hotel room have basic hotel facilities, such as WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities and in-room entertainment, but the on-site McKenzie’s Restaurant & Bar serves up crowdpleasers, from steaks to pizzas, while a buffet breakfast is served each morning. What’s more, the hotel is within walking distance of Paihia’s town centre eateries.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Bay of Islands for Foodies© Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

8. Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments

For a convenient stay in Kerikeri with your own self-catering facilities, Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments is located within walking distance of the town centre. The self-contained units come in a variety to suit a range of styles and budgets. The Lockwood Standard Studio is the most affordable option, set in attractive timber-lined cabins, while the One-Bedroom Apartment is a stylish option with a king bed and sofa bed in the lounge area suitable for a family stay. See more like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in the Bay of Islands.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Bay of Islands for Foodies© Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments

9. Sea Spray Suite – Heritage Collection

If you’re looking for self-catering in Paihia, choose the Heritage Collection at the Sea Spray Suites. The suites are set across the road from the picturesque Te Tii Beach at the northern end of town, just a short walk from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the restaurant at the Copthorne Hotel. The one and two-bedroom suites have a wonderful indoor-to-outdoor flow from your private lounge to the balcony. Aside from having your own spacious and modern kitchen, there’s also a barbecue area for guests. For similar accommodation in the middle of town, try The Waterfront Suites, also by Heritage.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Bay of Islands for Foodies© Sea Spray Suite – Heritage Collection

10. Kerigold Secluded Chalets Motel

Stay among the fruit trees of Kerikeri at the Kerigold Secluded Chalets Motel. Their 10 one-bedroom chalets are ideal for couples, as well as families as three chalets have a bunk bed in the living room. Aside from having your own space with self-catering facilities, a bathroom with shower, free WiFi and more in your chalet, the complex also has a solar-heated swimming pool, a barbecue area and guest laundry.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Bay of Islands for Foodies© Kerigold Secluded Chalets Motel

Author

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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