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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill 🛎️ [2024]

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Where to Find the Best Hotels and Alternative Accommodations 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 accommodation to suit most budgets and tastes in Invercargill, so we’ve also made sure to lay out your alternative accommodations in this list of the best hotels and places to stay in Invercargill!

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Complete Guide to Invercargill, as well as our 20 Best Things to Do in Invercargill.

1. The Langlands Hotel – The Best Hotel in Invercargill

A new and stylish 4.5-star hotel experience awaits in heart of Invercargill. The Langlands Hotel boasts a 78-room highrise accommodation ranging from standard ensuite rooms to elegant suites with full-glass ensuites complete with standalone deep-tub baths and a separate walk-in shower. Although there are espresso machines in some rooms, as well as other indulgences like TVs with streaming services and private Juliet balconies, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to dinner with five restaurants and bars available on-site.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill 🛎️ [2023]© The Langlands Hotel

2. The Lodges at Transport World – Luxury Accommodation in Invercargill

One of Invercargill’s most popular attractions just happens to offer six luxuriously appointed boutique lodges. Conveniently located across the road from Bill Richardson Transport World, The Lodges at Transport World gives you the option to order evening meals from the on-site Grille restaurant and enjoy continental breakfasts free of charge. Each two-bedroom apartment is modernly furnished with king beds, a gas fire, three TVs, a kitchenette, chocolates and treats, outdoor areas to relax in and more. Learn more about Transport World in the 20 Best Things to Do in Invercargill and see more stays like this in the 12 Best Luxury Accommodations in Invercargill.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill 🛎️ [2023]© The Lodges at Transport World

3. Ascot Park Hotel – Hotel in Invercargill with Spa Baths

Your other upscale hotel experience 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 at Ascot, which specialises in southern cuisine.

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4. Quest Invercargill – Accommodation in Invercargill CBD

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 and one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with its 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

5. Kelvin Hotel – Hotel in Invercargill City Centre

From budget to premium hotel rooms, the Kelvin Hotel offers room types right across the spectrum. Their classic double, twin and triple rooms are the most affordable offerings, presented with simplicity. Each room has all the basic hotel amenities you would expect, such as an ensuite bathroom, Sky TV and WiFi. Some of the premium options, such as the “King Suite”, boasts a double spa bath with sliding doors for optional privacy, a large separate walk-in shower, as well as a private balcony. 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

6. ibis Styles Accommodation – Cheap Hotel in Invercargill

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 the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Invercargill.

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Ibis Styles Invercargill© Ibis Styles Invercargill

7. Homestead Villa Motel – Upscale Motel in Invercargill

Now that we’ve exhausted the hotel offerings in Invercargill, let’s lay out some alternative accommodations. 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.

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Homestead Villa Motel© Homestead Villa Motel

8. Invercargill Holiday Park & Motels – Holiday Park on the Outskirts of Invercargill

For another alternative accommodation, check out the huge offering from the Invercargill Holiday Park & Motels. 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. See more family-friendly stays like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Invercargill.

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9. Balmoral Lodge Motel – Popular Motel in Invercargill

A homely motel located close to town on Tay Street, Balmoral Lodge Motel is well worth considering for that home-away-from-home experience. The motel offers studios, as well as one and two-bedroom apartments with an interesting mezzanine layout. Decor and furnishing are classic-meets-contemporary with useful features like kitchens, Sky TV, central heating and on-site parking. Some rooms have added luxuries like spa baths should you seek a bit of pampering.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill 🛎️ [2023]© Balmoral Lodge Motel

10. Whiteacres – Boutique Accommodation in Invercargill

On the tranquil outskirts of town, experience amazing comfort and old-world charm at Whiteacres B&B. There are just two ensuite guest rooms at this adorable farmhouse, each decorated with elegance and with tea and coffee supplies at the ready. The gardens are wonderful to explore and enjoy in summer with a barbecue, while there are bike trails and walks nearby. Breakfast is an event of mostly local produce grown on the farm. We also feature this accommodation in the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Invercargill.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill 🛎️ [2023]© Whiteacres

11. Tower Lodge Motel – Accommodation Near Invercargill Hospital and Queens Park

The location of the Tower Lodge Motel couldn’t be easier thanks to its walking distance from the city centre, Homestead Stadium, the hospital and Queens Park. All your essential motel rooms are here, as well as a few special additions like the “Spa Units” and the “Honeymoon Suite”. Cooked and continental breakfasts are available to order, while other facilities include seven Sky TV channels, free WiFi, on-site parking, kitchens in most units and a small playground for the kids. See how this motel compares to the 15 BEST Motels in Invercargill.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill 🛎️ [2023]© Tower Lodge Motel

12. 554 Moana Court Motel – Pet-Friendly Accommodation in Invercargill

Simple yet modernised, 554 Moana Court Motel is a good go-to for motel accommodation in Invercargill. With affordable rooms, layouts ranging from studios to three-bedroom units and pet-friendly rooms, you can’t go too far wrong. All the mod cons are here, including TVs with streaming and free WiFi, while kitchen facilities are available in all units. The motel is also well located by Bill Richardson’s Transport World, the Surrey Sports Grounds, Stadium Southland and The Velodrome. A quick drive or bus ride will get you into town.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill 🛎️ [2023]© 554 Moana Court Motel

13. Southern Comfort Backpackers – Hostel in Invercargill

Invercargill also has a small but excellent selection of backpacker hostels, including Southern Comfort Backpackers. Its friendly hosts will make you feel right at home. This restored Victorian villa has a cute garden to hang out in, as well as is close to the city centre and Queens Park – one of the 20 Best Things to Do in Invercargill. There are not too many room types available, but at least you have the basics of shared dorm rooms and private double and twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities. We also like that there are a couple of bikes available for guest use.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill 🛎️ [2023]© Southern Comfort Backpackers

14. Golden Leaf Apartments – Self-Contained Accommodation in Invercargill

A popular choice for those enjoying a longer stay in Invercargill city centre, Golden Leaf Apartments offers an array of self-contained rooms near Queens Park. Included in the affordable rate are laundry facilities, WiFi, portacots and highchairs and undercover off-street parking. Although the studios and multi-bedroom apartments are in an older building, refurbishments are well done.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill 🛎️ [2023]© Golden Leaf Apartments

15. Beach Road Holiday Park – Cheap Accommodation at Sandy Point

Who says you need to stay in the city at all? Beach Road Holiday Park is close to all of the action at the Sandy Point Domain – one of the highlights we list in the 20 Best Things to Do in Invercargill. With nearby access to the beach, a flying fox (zipline) and a children’s playground on-site, your entertainment is sorted especially if travelling with kids. As for accommodation, all of the options are extremely affordable including basic cabins where guests can use communal facilities and tourist flats with all of the essential amenities at your fingertips. Of course, you can camp here too.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill 🛎️ [2023]© Beach Road Holiday Park

16. Tui Hideaway – Accommodation Near Invercargill Airport

A boutique B&B in Otatara, a five-minute drive from Invercargill Airport and from Oreti Beach, Tui Hideaway offers a pleasant countryside stay. There is one double and one twin room available with shared bathroom facilities. Be sure to take the time to explore the gardens which are manicured with love, while the surrounding bush is usually alive with birdsong. Breakfast is also included in your stay. Note that city centre accommodations are also around a five-minute drive from the airport.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill 🛎️ [2023]© Tui Hideaway

17. Bella Vista Motel Invercargill – Invercargill Accommodation on Tay Street

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.

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Bella Vista Motel Invercargill© Bella Vista Motel Invercargill

18. Bavarian Motel – Invercargill Accommodation in Waikiwi on North Road

Bavarian Motel is a motel that ticks all the boxes, especially as one of the limited accommodations in the Waikiwi suburb. It caters to business and leisure travellers, featuring quiet double-glazed rooms, free unlimited WiFi and a wide range of rooms with upgrades to superior and executive available. Stay in one of the affordable standard one-bedroom units with a full kitchen and a cosy bed with an electric blanket and feather-down pillows. Amp up the experience by staying in the “Executive” one-bedroom unit with a luxurious mattress-topper, a bathroom with your choice of shower and bath, and a smart TV with streaming services. Family rooms are also available.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill 🛎️ [2023]© Bavarian Motel

19. Tuatara Lodge – Cheap Invercargill Accommodation on Dee Street

For 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 a large kitchen for cooking your own meals. Alternatively, there is an on-site cafe and bar on the ground floor. See more accommodation like this in the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Invercargill & Stewart Island.

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20. Lovett Lodge – Affordable B&B in Invercargill

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.

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[CLOSED] Victoria Railway Hotel

[Update: Victoria Railway Hotel is temporarily closed].

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.

More About Hotels and Places to Stay in Invercargill

Now that you have found the best hotels and places to stay in Invercargill, plan more of your visit to New Zealand’s southernmost city:

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

Sources:

The information in this guide has been compiled from our extensive research, travel and experiences across New Zealand and the South Pacific, accumulated over more than a decade of numerous visits to each destination. Additional sources for this guide include the following:

Our editorial standards: At NZ Pocket Guide, we uphold strict editorial standards to ensure accurate and quality content.

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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