The Best Alexandra and Clyde Accommodations for Couples
Historical charm, golden tussock-topped hills, balmy weather and sprawling vineyards: could you pick a more romantic place than Central Otago? Alexandra and Clyde are the main hubs of the region, home to some of the country’s top cycle trails, quaintest cafes and other appeals that we list in the 6 Romantic Things to Do in Alexandra & Clyde. The neighbouring towns also happen to have some irresistible accommodations for couples, from luxury lodges to charming B&Bs. Check them out in this list of romantic accommodations in Alexandra and Clyde.
For more advice on planning a romantic getaway, anniversary or honeymoon, see The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Alexandra & Clyde.
1. Grey Ridge Wine & Vineyard Accommodation (Alexandra)
Secluded, beautiful and utterly romantic, Grey Ridge Wine & Vineyard Accommodation offers an endearing vineyard stay in Alexandra for couples. Enjoy a private wine tasting and vineyard tour with your hosts or even join them for a vineyard dinner as an optional extra. When you’re done exploring the vines together, retreat to the “Orchard Studio” with its elegant and soothing interiors. There’s also a shared guest lounge with a log burner should you need a toasty retreat in the winter months. Each morning, you’ll also be treated to a sumptuous breakfast.
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2. Mirabell Chalets (Alexandra)
For a more affordable honeymoon retreat and a home-away-from-home experience, choose Mirabell Chalets also in Alexandra. Each standalone chalet boasts attractive timber-lined interiors across its bathroom and open-plan bedroom, kitchen, dining and lounge area. Guests also have their own patio area with a barbecue or enjoy exploring the grounds with a seasonal outdoor pool, expansive gardens and a spa pool. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Alexandra & Clyde.
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3. Olivers Central Otago (Clyde)
A luxury accommodation ideal for a special occasion, Olivers Central Otago offers two distinctive styles of accommodation. The stable rooms have a rustic ambience reminiscent of Central Otago’s pioneering days, while the lodge rooms evoke elegant contemporary interiors. Enjoy views of the manicured courtyard from your room or from the dining room while indulging in the included freshly baked and cooked breakfast each morning. On-site is also a fine dining restaurant, cafe and brewery. See more like this in the 5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Alexandra & Clyde.
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4. Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed & Breakfast (Clyde)
Another Clyde beauty, Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed & Breakfast provides a gorgeous B&B accommodation with historical elements intertwined with modern touches. The lounge with its library and TV with streaming services is a cosy place to snuggle in winter, while the summer months are best spent in the manicured gardens with a glass of wine under the gazebo. Choose from one of the homely B&B rooms with an ensuite or the self-contained “Retreat” overlooking a vineyard and surrounding mountains.
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5. The Lord Clyde (Clyde)
Exhibiting the heritage charm of Clyde’s gold rush architecture, The Lord Clyde is another sophisticated accommodation ideal for celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary. Each of the nine ensuite rooms bathes in sunlight through the shuttered windows and is decorated with the graciousness of the past mixed with contemporary elements. Enjoy a freshly baked breakfast each morning, while evening can be spent watching the sun go down from the private garden overlooking the Clutha River. Rooms are made cosy with central heating and underfloor heating in the ensuite, although the ceiling fans will keep you cool in summer.
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6. Hawkdun Rise Vineyard & Accommodation (Alexandra)
That’s right, there’s another vineyard stay in Alexandra that offers a slightly more casual accommodation experience but still incorporates a romantic wine element into your stay. Hawkdun Rise Vineyard Accommodation is a boutique B&B in their semi-detached accommodation with two rooms for guests overlooking the vineyard. Enjoy a complimentary glass of their vineyard’s wine on arrival and a breakfast of fresh seasonal fruit from their own orchard with homemade muesli, freshly-baked brioche, eggs from their own chickens, freshly brewed leaf tea and coffee, and the list goes on! Learn more about the local vineyards in the 10 Best Wineries in Alexandra.
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7. Lavender Drive Bed & Breakfast (Clyde)
A reasonably-priced B&B near Clyde, Lavender Drive Bed & Breakfast offers accommodation adjacent to the Otago Central Rail Trail. The accommodation offers a couple of grades of modern guest rooms within its schist stone building. You’ll find that the queen room with a shared bathroom is the more affordable option, while the king room with an ensuite offers a more private stay. With peaceful surroundings and lush gardens awash in fruit and vegetables, the B&B is a cute place to escape with your loved one. For alternative affordable places to stay, be sure to also check out the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Alexandra & Clyde.
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8. Pitches Store (Ophir)
Let us turn your attention to one of the nearby towns; a place that could be argued as one of the most romantic-looking villages in New Zealand. Ophir is a quaint historic settlement with endearing architecture, including that of Pitches Store, a cafe and romantic accommodation. This luxurious lodging features guest rooms with exposed schist walls complemented by the subdued tones of blues and greens. Some rooms even lead out to their own private courtyard where you can soak up the last of that Otago sun each day. A continental breakfast is included in your stay, while a hot tub and a cosy lounge with a fireplace are also available.
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9. Blacks Hotel (Ophir)
Another option in beautiful Ophir, Blacks Hotel offers 10 individually and vibrantly themed guest rooms. Those doing the Otago Central Rail Trail are welcomed to the hotel with a complimentary drink in their historic pub – not a bad place for a candlelit dinner also. The cosy rooms feature an ensuite bathroom and tea/coffee-making facilities. A continental breakfast is also included in your stay. See how this hotel compares to others in the nearby area in our 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Alexandra & Clyde.
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10. St Andrews Church Vestry (Ophir)
You know you’ve picked something to set the right tone when you walk past the white picket fence and through the archway of crawling roses into your own private holiday home. St Andrews Church Vestry is ideal for couples seeking their own space in the charming village of Ophir. The refurbished vestry is now a one-bedroom holiday home with air-conditioning and an ensuite. The accommodation also offers cycle hire should you want to sample the nearby Otago Central Rail Trail. For more holiday homes and self-contained options, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Alexandra & Clyde.
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More About Romantic Accommodations in Alexandra and Clyde
That’s it for our list of the most romantic accommodations in Alexandra and Clyde. For more handy guides to plan your trip to the wine and cycling capital, check out these:
- 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Alexandra & Clyde
- 20 Best Things to Do in Alexandra & 10 Best Things to Do in Clyde
- The Food Guide to Alexandra & Clyde: Places to Eat & Food Tours
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Alexandra & Clyde.