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Accommodation with Cooking Facilities in Whangarei

Be in charge of your own meals while saving some of your travel funds by staying in self-catering accommodation! We’ll show you some of the best places to stay with kitchen and cooking facilities in this list of self-catering accommodations in Whangarei.

While you’re here, you might also want to check out theĀ 15 Best Things to Do in Whangarei!

1. Quest Whangarei

One of your finest self-catering stays in Whangarei is Quest Whangarei. The aparthotel includes studios, one-bedroom apartments and two styles of two-bedroom apartments. Enjoy a full modern kitchen with plenty of space to entertain in the open-plan dining and lounge area. Rooms have a private ensuite, a TV with in-house movies and guests have access to parking if arranged. The city centre accommodation also offers local restaurant chargebacks, laundry facilities and car parking. See more options like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodations in Whangarei.

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2. ASURE Pembrooke Motor Lodge

For those on a budget and who would prefer their own cooking facilities, check out ASURE Pembrooke Motor Lodge. Enjoy views of the bush-clad Mt Parahaki at this motel accommodation approximately 1 km (0.6 miles) from the city centre. Stay in one of the self-contained units with ensuite bathrooms, 46″ TVs, kitchenettes, free WiFi and outside furniture. Units are kitted out with modern furniture and comprise of budget, twin and family studios. Other facilities include DVD players with a DVD library, wedding and conference facilities, daily newspaper delivery on request and more. See more stays like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Whangarei.

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3. Birchgrove Cottages

For a real home-away-from-home experience, including the self-catering facilities, Birchgrove Cottages offers private stand-alone cottages with studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom layouts. These modernly-appointed holiday homes have full kitchens, dining areas to enjoy your creations in, bathrooms with contemporary fixings and ample garden space. While the cottages are around 8 km (5 miles) from the city centre, they are conveniently located next to the scenic Northland Golf Course and the Kamo shopping precinct.

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4. Cherry Court Motor Lodge

Cherry Court Motor Lodge provides a “resort-style” experience in Whangarei thanks to its additional facilities, such as an outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, barbecue area and garden picnic area. Stay in one of the 15 well-furnished accommodations, including double, twin and accessible studios, as well as one and two-bedroom units for families and groups. Most units have full kitchen facilities to make use of but make sure to ask for them. Other services include Sky TV, free WiFi, electric blankets, breakfast delivery, cot hire, on-site parking and more.

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5. Kingswood Manor Motel

Kingwood Manor Motel provides a home-away-from-home experience thanks to its spacious motel units with full kitchen facilities. Yes, even an oven is included in your one-bedroom unit to give you full freedom when it comes to dinnertime. Other units, like the studios and family units, provide more basic kitchenettes for simple meals. Each unit is modernly decorated and has free WiFi, Sky TV, ensuite bathrooms and more. The motel also offers restaurant chargeback services, as well as a barbecue area to gather in summer. Find Kingwood Manor Motel north of Whangarei, five minutes drive from the city centre.

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6. Whangarei Falls Holiday Park

Situated right by the iconic Whangarei Falls and walking track up to the Abbey Caves, Whangarei Falls Holiday Park has an ideal location for Whangarei’s top natural attractions. Whangarei Falls Holiday Park is the ultimate go-to for cheap self-catering accommodation in Whangarei with its budget cabins, bunk rooms and tent and powered sites. Part of the ensemble of usual holiday park facilities includes a large fully equipped communal kitchen. You also might like to relax in the hot tub and make use of the barbecue. Whangarei Falls Holiday Park is a 10-minute drive away from the city centre. Check out more stays that are ideal for backpackers in theĀ 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Whangarei.

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7. Lodge Bordeaux

A sophisticated accommodation on the tranquil outskirts of Whangarei, Lodge Bordeaux makes a stunning base to explore Northland. Each of the 15 studios, one and two-bedroom units is elegantly decorated for a memorable stay. Enjoy the convenience of your own kitchen facilities, get a cafe-style breakfast delivered to your door, and enjoy New Zealand wines from your minibar. Units also include indulgent spa baths, king beds, heated tiled floors, Sky TV, hush glass windows, soundproofing and much more. As for the lodge’s facilities, there’s an attractive outdoor swimming pool and an undercover barbecue area.

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8. Casablanca Motel

In park-like settings just a few minutes’ walk from Whangarei city centre, Casablanca Motel provides a tranquil retreat for travellers on a budget seeking self-catering accommodation. Enjoy no-nonsense studios for two guests, one-bedroom units with a balcony/patio for up to three guests, two-bedroom units with a full kitchen, and two-bedroom units sleeping up to seven guests! All units have some sort of cooking facilities, some even with an oven, as well as Freeview TV, dining and lounge furniture, and bathrooms.

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9. Regent Residential Villa

A great-value homestay with self-catering facilities in Whangarei, Regent Residential Villa is well worth considering. Whether you’re a family or group of three or four, a couple or a solo traveller, there is something for you here at this charming home. While you’ll have your own private room with a fan, heater, electric blankets and free WiFi, you’ll share the rest of the house with other guests across two bathrooms, three toilets and a large living room and kitchen. The homestay is located a 5-minute drive/25-minute walk from the town centre.

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10. Stonehaven Motel

Get the boutique motel experience at Stonehaven Motel. This self-catering accommodation with 10 units comprises of spacious studios and one- and two-bedroom units. Stay just a short walk from the city centre in basic but well-appointed rooms with kitchenettes, bathrooms, Sky TV, free WiFi, electric blankets and more. On-site parking is also available.

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[CLOSED] Little Earth Lodge

Escape to the countryside by choosing Little Earth Lodge. The modern and purpose-built lodge situated among beautiful gardens is next to Abbey Caves for free glowworm sightings. The lodge has an eco-friendly ethos, from its cabins to its communal facilities. The budget cabin comes with your choice of valley or garden view. Each cabin has a private deck, a twin or double layout, and access to shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Little Earth Lodge is a 5-10 minutes drive from Whangarei city centre. See more like this in our 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Whangarei.

More Self-Catering Accommodations in Whangarei

That’s it for our list of the best self-catering accommodations in Whangarei but is by no means the end of our Whangarei advice! Check out these to plan more of your visit:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it inĀ The Complete Travel Guide to Whangarei.


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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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