10 Best Accommodation in the Coromandel for Foodies
10 Best Accommodation in the Coromandel for Foodies

10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in the Coromandel 🍽️ [2022]

© Amongst the Nikau

The Best Accommodations with Kitchens and Cooking Facilities in Whitianga, Thames, Whangamata, Tairua and the Coromandel

Spruce up your own meals and save money on food by staying at a Coromandel accommodation with a kitchen or cooking facilities. We’ve compiled a range of the best self-catering accommodations in the Coromandel, including in the towns of Whitianga, Thames, Whangamata, Tairua and more.

For more help planning the ultimate Coromandel escape, check out The Complete Travel Guide to the Coromandel and the 22 Best Things to Do in the Coromandel.

1. Crow’s Nest Apartments (Whitianga)

This three-level four-star apartment complex in Whitianga has something for everyone. Choose from one- to four-bedroom apartments situated just moments away from Whitianga’s main beach. Crow’s Nest Apartments is also in a great position to eat out at the local restaurants, not that you’ll need it with the full kitchens (including a dishwasher!) available in each apartment. There are many more self-catering apartment complexes across the Coromandel, so check them out in the 15 BEST Holiday Homes & Apartments in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Coromandel for Foodies© Crow's Nest Apartments

2. Tangiaro Retreat (Colville, Northern Coromandel)

Get truly off the tourist trail at the Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat. Enjoy the best of both worlds by staying in self-catering accommodation, as well as having access to the retreat’s restaurant. Stay in one of the large modern self-contained chalets with options to suit a range of group sizes. After dining at the cafe and restaurant, which serves up a range of New Zealand fare, particularly seafood, spend the evening listening to the calls of the kiwi birds in this kiwi sanctuary. See more like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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Self-Catering Accommodations Coromandel© Tangiaro Retreat

3. Rapaura Watergardens (Thames)

Nestled among native forest and gardens at the popular Thames attraction, the Rapaura Watergardens, there are two self-catering accommodations in the Coromandel. Enjoy a homely stay in your own private cottage with self-catering facilities, a log fire, a gas barbecue and more. Continental breakfast provisions are included in your stay to get your self-catering started. Discover more quaint stays similar to this in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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Self-Catering Accommodations Coromandel© Rapaura Watergardens

4. Anglers Lodge (Coromandel Town)

Stay, relax, cook and even catch your own dinner on a fishing charter with the team from Anglers Lodge in Coromandel Town. The grounds are open to campers, while budget cabins with and without kitchenette facilities provide an affordable place to stay. Foodies will appreciate the coffee corner on-site where you’ll be able to pick up your morning espresso. There is also a facilities block on-site, as well as an outdoor pool, a spa pool nestled in gardens, a barbecue area and an outdoor relaxing area with cosy furniture, making it one of the top choices of self-catering accommodations in the Coromandel. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Coromandel kitchen facilities© Anglers Lodge

5. Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park (Hahei)

An attractive holiday park just a short stroll from Hot Water Beach and a short drive to Hahei and Whitianga, the Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park offers some fantastic options for budget travellers. Aside from campsites and powered sites, the holiday park has a hostel for backpackers, cheap private cabins for couples and families, as well as options to upgrade to self-contained motel-style units. They have modern amenities blocks with communal kitchens, shower rooms (on five-minute timers), and surfboard, bodyboard, go-kart, bike and spade hire. Thanks to the option to sleep in cool little glamping tents, we also like this holiday park in the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Coromandel for Foodies© Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

6. Amongst the Nikau (Waihi Beach)

Just a five-minute walk from Waihi Beach, Amongst the Nikau offers a luxury holiday home in the Coromandel. As the name suggests, stay among the native trees at this modern chalet with tasteful decor reflecting the natural surroundings. The holiday home has one double bedroom, bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. Some luxurious highlights include the outdoor tub on the deck and a large garden with many nooks and crannies to explore. Discover more luxury options in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Coromandel for Foodies© Amongst the Nikau

7. Breakers Motel (Whangamata)

Get the resort experience at the Breakers Motel in Whangamata. Overlooking a winding pool complex complete with a waterfall and a large barbecue area, the units of the Breakers Motel provide a social place for group gatherings and families. Units consist of modernly-furnished one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio units with tiled flooring, kitchen facilities and some including private spa pools and spa baths. Check out alternative motels in our 14 BEST Motels in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in the Coromandel 🍽️ [2022]© Breakers Motel

8. Paku Lodge Resort (Tairua)

On the esplanade of Tairua, you can hardly get a better location than the Paku Lodge Resort. The resort offers self-catering motel-style rooms, while right outside is a safe swimming beach which can be explored by the kayaks and bikes on offer. All rooms of the lodge have balconies to make the most of the sea views and a well-equipped with a kitchen, ensuite and WiFi. Check out more resort-style stays in the 15 BEST Hotels & Resorts in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in the Coromandel 🍽️ [2022]© Paku Lodge Resort

9. Beachfront Resort (Whitianga)

Stay on the beachfront of Whitianga, the heart of the Coromandel action at the Beachfront Resort. All beachfront units benefit from 180-degree views of the stunning Whitianga beachfront, while more affordable units provide close enough access to the beach. Either way, the spacious units sleep up to four guests with a queen and twin bed set-up, as well as self-catering facilities. Kayaks, bodyboards and beach games are available for guests free of charge.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in the Coromandel 🍽️ [2022]© Beachfront Resort

10. Coromandel Cottages (Coromandel Town)

Stay in one of the historic mining cottages with self-catering facilities at the Coromandel Cottages. Ideal for couples to families with their one- and two-bedroom cottages and deluxe cottages, the accommodation features fully-equipped kitchens and a large lounge and dining space. On the motel grounds, is an outdoor pool, manicured gardens and a playground.

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10 Best Accommodation in the Coromandel kitchen facilities© Coromandel Cottages

More Self-Catering Accommodations in the Coromandel

That’s it for our guide to the best self-catering accommodations in the Coromandel, including in Whitianga, Thames, Hahei, Coromandel Town and Whangamata. For more accommodation options, as well as things to do, check these out:

Now that you know the best self-catering accommodations in the Coromandel, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to the Coromandel.

Author

Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before calling New Zealand home. He has now spent over a decade in the New Zealand tourism industry, clocking in more than 600 activities across the country. He is passionate about sharing those experiences and advice on NZ Pocket Guide and its YouTube channel. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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