10 Best Boutique Accommodation in the Coromandel
10 Best Boutique Accommodation in the Coromandel

10 Best Boutique Accommodations in the Coromandel šŸ„ [2023]

© Waihi Beach Paradise Resort

The Best Boutique Lodges and B&Bs in Whitianga, Whangamata, Thames, Hahei and the Coromandel

Swap the bustling motels and buzzing holiday parks for a more relaxing stay at one of the Coromandel‘s boutique accommodations. From luxury lodges to quaint B&Bs, there are boutique stays in the Coromandel to suit a range of styles and budgets. Beachfront self-catering accommodations to eco-lodges in remote valleys are all on the cards for travellers seeking a tranquil escape. So, compare your options in this list of the best boutique accommodations in the Coromandel.

For more advice on travelling the Coromandel, take a look at The Complete Guide to the Coromandel. Plus, find experiences in the 22 Best Things to Do in The Coromandel.

1. Hush Boutique Accommodation (Coromandel Town)

Connect with nature at the forest-nestled Hush Boutique Accommodation just outside of Coromandel Town. The motel-style accommodation offers a small selection of cabins, each with hot drink-making facilities, an ensuite, and super-soft bedding and towels. Make your meals in the communal undercover alfresco kitchen and dining area. We also list this accommodation in the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in the Coromandel for obvious reasons.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in the Coromandel© Hush Boutique Accommodation

2. Lady Bowen Bed & Breakfast (Thames)

Enjoy a homely and affordable stay at the Lady Bowen Bed & Breakfast. Set in a historic villa in the town of Thames, this boutique B&B accommodation offers affordable rooms for solo travellers, couples, friends travelling together and even the odd family. Guests are free to make use of the tea/coffee-making facilities and are treated to a continental breakfast buffet each morning. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in the Coromandel© Lady Bowen Bed & Breakfast

3. Sunlover Retreat (Tairua)

A sun-drenched boutique B&B in the seaside town of Tairua, Sunlover Retreat is the ultimate getaway for couples. Enjoy the views of the Tairua Estuary from your slipper bath, walk onto your balcony overlooking the town and ocean, and feel comfortable in the modern and cultural decor at this accommodation that has just two guest rooms.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in the Coromandel© Sunlover Retreat

4. Waihi Beach Paradise Resort (Waihi Beach)

Experience Waihi Beach from a premium home-away-from-home accommodation at the Waihi Beach Paradise Resort. There are just two spacious modern units with a 10m (30ft) lap pool, two spa pools and just seconds away from the beach, as well as a boutique cottage with two bedrooms. Whichever you pick, youā€™re free to use one of the courtesy bikes to ride into town or cook for your loved ones in the spacious kitchens including the all-important dishwasher! See more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in the Coromandel© Waihi Beach Paradise Resort

5. Brenton Lodge (Whangamata)

For a luxury stay in the Coromandel, set your sights on Brenton Lodge. Amidst manicured gardens are an outdoor pool, expansive decks and unbeatable scenery of Whangamata. Stay in one of the romantic cottages or retreat to one of the bright and tastefully-decorated suites inside the lodge itself. Breakfast is served each morning either alfresco on the deck or privately in your cottage. See more like this in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in the Coromandel© Brenton Lodge

6. Atea Lodge (Coromandel Town)

Take in the incredible views of Waiheke Island and the Hauraki Gulf from the elevated location of Atea Lodge. Sitting 122m (400ft) high on the Tokatea Mountains, just a five-minute drive from Coromandel Town, the boutique Atea Lodge offers three luxury suites, which are separate from the communal guest lounge with a billiards table and an outdoor bath where you can relax among nature.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in the Coromandel© Atea Lodge

7. Mercury Ridge (Cooks Beach, Whitianga)

Perched on the hilltops of Mercury Bay, near highlights like Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, Mercury Ridge (formerly Cooks Gate) benefits from tremendous views of Cooks Beach village and out to sea. The five-bedroom Mediterranean-style villa boasts unique rooms, from the “East Wing” with its private balcony and lounge to the fully open-plan “Master Suites” with a freestanding bathtub. The whole villa is also available to hire.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in the Coromandel© Mercury Ridge

8. Te Puru Beach Lodge (Thames)

Stay on the beachfront just a short drive from Thames at Te Puru Beach Lodge. Not only is the lodge situated by a picturesque river but it has the beach and views of the Hauraki Gulf and the Firth of Thames on its doorstep. So, stay in one of the three available suites where breakfast is included and meals are available to purchase. Guests are free to use the accommodation’s kayaks and surfcasting rods and bait.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in the Coromandel© Te Puru Beach Lodge

9. Earthbridge (Hikutaia)

A lovingly handcrafted eco-lodge in the Maratoto Valley, Earthbridge is the ultimate boutique accommodation in the Coromandel to connect with nature. The lodge has two guest rooms with queen beds where guests will find a library, mosaic-tiled bathrooms and wood, earth and stone features throughout. You’ll stay off the grid where the log fire, underfloor heating and sunny conservatory keep the place warm whatever the season.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in the Coromandel© Earthbridge

10. 970 Lonely Bay Lodge (Cooks Beach, Whitianga)

A couple of minutes’ walk from Cooks Beach near Whitianga and nestled in native bush, 970 Lonely Bay Lodge is an exclusively adults-only boutique accommodation. Each of the four luxurious suites has its unique charms, from the “Purangi Suit” with bi-fold doors leading to a private deck to the light-filled “Atrium Suite”. Common spaces in the lodge include a library, lounge and dining area and landscaped gardens.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in the Coromandel© 970 Lonely Bay Lodge

More Boutique Accommodations in the Coromandel

That’s it for our guide to the best boutique accommodations in the Coromandel, including in Whitianga, Thames, Hahei, Coromandel Town and Whangamata. For more accommodation options, check these out:

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


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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