10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde
10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde

10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde

© Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed & Breakfast

Alexandra and Clyde Accommodation 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 Activities in Alexandra & Clyde for Couples. The neighbouring towns also happen to have some irresistible accommodation for couples, from luxury lodges to charming B&Bs. Check them out in this list of romantic accommodation in Alexandra and Clyde.

For more advice on planning a romantic getaway, anniversary or honeymoon, see The Honeymoon Guide to Alexandra & Clyde.

1. Grey Ridge Wine & Vineyard Accommodation

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. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde for Foodies.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde© Grey Ridge Wine & Vineyard Accommodation

2. Mirabell Chalets

For a more affordable honeymoon retreat and a home-away-from-home experience, choose Mirabell Chalets 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 accommodation like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde© Mirabell Chalets

3. Olivers Lodge & Stables

A luxury accommodation ideal for a special occasion, Olivers Lodge & Stables 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 Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde© Olivers Central Otago

4. Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed & Breakfast

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 Netflix 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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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde© Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed & Breakfast

5. The Lord 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 are 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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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde© The Lord Clyde

6. Hawkdun Rise Vineyard & Accommodation

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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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde© Hawkdun Rise Vineyard & Accommodation

7. Lavender Drive Bed & Breakfast

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 to with your loved one.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde© Lavender Drive Bed & Breakfast

8. Pitches Store

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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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde© Pitches Store

9. Blacks Hotel

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 included in your stay.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde© Blacks Hotel

10. St Andrews Church Vestry

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.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde© St Andrews Church Vestry

Author

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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