Bella Vista Motel Invercargill
Bella Vista Motel Invercargill

10 Best Hotels in Invercargill

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Where to Stay in Invercargill

See what they mean by “southern hospitality” by staying in one of the hotels in Invercargill! While Invercargill is New Zealand’s southernmost city, it has a humble but varied selection of hotels, from an international hotel to one of the oldest hotels in the country. Nevertheless, there’s a hotel to suit most budgets and tastes in Invercargill. Because there isn’t exactly 10 hotels in total, we’ve also made sure to lay out your alternative options for stays in Invercargill.While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Complete Guide to Invercargill.

1. ibis Styles Accommodation

An international hotel at a budget price, ibis Styles Invercargill Hotel is well worth considering. The hotel in the heart of the city offers apartments with kitchenettes, as well as standard hotel rooms best suited to solo travellers, friendly-friends and couples. Guests have access to free WiFi, an off-site gym, an in-house movies theatre, a games room, a guest lounge, on-site parking and more. See more recommendations like this in 8 Best Budget Accommodation in Invercargill.

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Ibis Styles Invercargill© Ibis Styles Invercargill

2. Ascot Park Hotel

One of your more luxurious hotel options in Invercargill, Ascot Park Hotel offers a range of well-appointed rooms on the edge of the city. While there are some entry-level rooms available for those on a budget, the Superior Queen rooms are a good upgrade for a stylish design. An alternative stay can be enjoyed in the One-Bedroom Apartments where guests have their own cooking facilities and a spa bath to indulge in. For the rest of the guests without a kitchen, enjoy the convenience of dining at the on-site Emberz Restaurant specialising in southern cuisine. See more accommodation like this in the 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Invercargill.

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Ascot Park Hotel© Ascot Park Hotel

3. Victoria Railway Hotel

Set in one of New Zealand’s oldest hotel buildings, the Victoria Railway Hotel provides more than just a stay. Experience old-world charm in a building listed as an NZ Historic Places Trust Category 1. The boutique hotel has four room types, including an accessible room and a VIP suite. Furniture and decor are modern enough without losing the charm of the hotel, while still offering modern amenities like free unlimited WiFi, in-room heating and electric blankets, a DVD player and TV and more. On-site is also the Gerrard’s Restaurant & Lounge Bar exclusively for guests.

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Victoria Railway Hotel© Victoria Railway Hotel

4. Kelvin Hotel

From budget to premium hotel rooms, Kelvin Hotel offers room types right across the spectrum. Their classic double, twin and triple rooms are the most affordable offerings, decorated with simplicity. Each room has all the basic hotel amenities you would expect, such as an ensuite bathroom, Sky TV and WiFi. On-site is also a restaurant and bar open for breakfast, lunch (check out their NZ$10 lunch specials) and dinner. What’s more, the hotel is located centrally in Invercargill’s main shopping precinct.

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Kelvin Hotel© Kelvin Hotel

5. Quest Invercargill

An aparthotel from the Quest apartment chain, Quest Invercargill is a sleek and stylish apartment complex within walking distance of the city centre. There are 38 serviced apartments, including studios, one and two-bedroom apartments, each with their own kitchen or kitchenette facilities. Rooms are modernly furnished and decorated, where guests can benefit from hotel services like local restaurant chargeback, access to an off-site gym, laundry facilities, Sky TV, WiFi access and more.

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Quest Invercargill© Quest Invercargill

6. Homestead Villa Motel

Now that we’ve exhausted the hotel offerings in Invercargill, let’s lay out some alternative accommodation. Homestead Villa Motel is a 4.5-star motel located just a short walk from the city centre. Choose from a range of motel units, from their versatile studios to the “Luxury Suite”. Suites, studios and apartments are stylishly-appointed, with some featuring luxuries like double spa baths and espresso machines in the kitchens. There’s also ample space for families, with large separate lounges, kitchens and dining areas available. See more accommodation like this in 7 Best Family Accommodation in Invercargill.

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Homestead Villa Motel© Homestead Villa Motel

7. Tuatara Lodge

For the travellers on a tight budget, take a look at the Tuatara Lodge. This large city-centre backpacker hostel offers everything from cheap dorm rooms to private double and family rooms, some with ensuites. You’ll have access to communal bathroom facilities, as well as the large kitchen for cooking your own meals. Alternatively, there is an on-site cafe on the ground floor. See more accommodation like this in 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Invercargill.

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8. Bella Vista Motel Invercargill

Offering a similar standard to a 4-star hotel, Bella Vista Motel Invercargill is well worth considering for the traveller who usually prefers to stay in hotels. Bella Vista is a chain of motels in New Zealand, where each motel offers the same quality standard of modern hotel-style rooms with extra features like kitchenettes and separate lounge areas available. Facilities here include free unlimited WiFi, continental breakfast delivery, guest laundry and more. See more motels worth checking out in the 10 Best Motels in Invercargill.

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Bella Vista Motel Invercargill© Bella Vista Motel Invercargill

9. Lovett Lodge

Last but certainly not least, an affordable bed & breakfast experience awaits at Lovett Lodge. The lodge contains eight bedrooms, including two ensuite rooms and queen, twin, double and single rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Attractive features of the lodge include free continental breakfast, on-site parking, access to a full kitchen, laundry facilities and more. Lovett Lodge is just a five-minute drive from the city centre and a 10-minute walk from Queens Park. We also feature this accommodation in 5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Invercargill.

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Lovett Lodge© Lovett Lodge

10. Invercargill Top 10 Holiday Park

Finally, for another alternative accommodation, check out the huge offering from the Invercargill Top 10 Holiday Park. The holiday park offers budget cabins, ensuite units and self-contained units for travellers on a budget with the option of using the communal kitchen and bathroom facilities. Full motel units are also available with additions like king beds, Sky TV, kitchenette facilities plunger coffee. Other features at the holiday park include a communal barbecue area, free limited WiFi, laundry, a children’s playground and more.

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Invercargill TOP 10 Holiday Park© Invercargill TOP 10 Holiday Park


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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