10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whanganui
10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whanganui

10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whanganui

© Rutland Arms Inn

Honeymoon Accommodation in Whanganui

Travelling to Whanganui as part of a honeymoon road trip or simply seeking a romantic weekend away? Set the tone right by staying in romantic accommodation in Whanganui. Whether your idea of romance is a boutique B&B, a historical homestead, a well-presented budget motel or a riverside glamping tent, Whanganui’s honeymoon accommodations make for a memorable experience. Check them out in this list of the best Whanganui accommodation for couples.

For more honeymoon or romantic getaway advice, check out The Honeymoon Guide to Whanganui and the 10 Romantic Activities in Whanganui for Couples.

1. Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast

If you’re looking for “cute” then you’ll hardly find cuter than this historical home with modern touches. Browns Boutique Bed & Breakfast offers just two artfully decorated guests rooms with pieces made by local artists, as well as quirky finds handpicked from local antique shops. The queen rooms have an ensuite with one boasting a large freestanding bath. Both also have private entrances into the beautiful gardens where you can enjoy views of Mt Ruapehu from the B&B’s elevated position or watch the sunset. Needless to say, breakfast is included and is an event with a menu ranging from French crepes to bircher muesli. See more like this in our 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whanganui.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whanganui© Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast

2. Rutland Arms Inn

Stay in the city centre in the characterful boutique hotel, the Rutland Arms Inn. Upstairs from an English-style pub (that closes at 10.30pm and has no live music, might we add), the heritage suites of the hotel boast luxury queen-size Posturepedic beds and a mix of period and contemporary furniture to ensure a romantic tone. All suites have an ensuite, while some have a spa bath should you be seeking some extra pampering. Your stay also includes complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whanganui© Rutland Arms Inn

3. Kingsgate The Avenue Wanganui

Sometimes, all you need is a well-appointed hotel room and no one does it better in Whanganui than the Kingsgate The Avenue Wanganui by Millennium Hotels. Couples can stay in either the entry-level standard rooms to the Superior Room with more lavish decor and bedding. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the city centre and features an on-site restaurant, Estrella where you might want to indulge in a romantic meal, as well as a bar and a swimming pool.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whanganui© Kingsgate The Avenue Wanganui

4. 151 On London Motel

A contemporary motel in the quiet suburbs of Whanganui, 151 On London Motel offers honeymoon suites for couples. Let them know it’s your honeymoon and they’ll organise a complimentary bottle of bubbles, chocolates, a cheese and fruit platter and romantic decorations, such as flower petals, in your room. Your room includes a kitchenette to prepare breakfast and light meals, as well as a double spa bath and a separate shower. See how this compares to other motels in the 10 Best Motels in Whanganui.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whanganui© 151 On London Motel

5. Bushy Park Historical Homestead

Pretend your in a period romance at the Bushy Park Historical Homestead where rooms boast wood panelling, open fireplaces, bay windows and antique furniture. Set the grounds of 100ha (250-acre) wildlife sanctuary, which you can learn more about in the 10 Best Things to Do in Whanganui, this luxury B&B accommodation offers something unique perhaps to celebrate a special occasion. Meals are served in the dining room or out on the deck, while couples can also enjoy a glass of wine in front of the cosy lounge fireplace.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whanganui© Bushy Park Historical Homestead

6. Fordell Homestead

An escape from it all, Fordell Homestead offers a historical couples’ retreat along a private country access way some 10km (6 miles) from Whanganui city. Wander through the extensive gardens picking from the fruit trees, enjoy the balcony overlooking the garden, and relax in the elegantly styled lounge. The homestead B&B is surrounded by farmland where you can watch the cows and even see sheep hired to cut the garden lawns sometimes. Each of the three guest rooms is tastefully decorated with one featuring an ensuite while the others have a shared bathroom.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whanganui© Fordell Homestead

7. The Signal Box

A beautifully restored railway signal box that has been relocated to the banks of the Whanganui River, The Signal Box accommodation offers a unique and tranquil stay just outside of Whanganui city. You are the exclusive guests at this accommodation, with attractive gardens to explore with free-range chickens, fruit trees and the Whanganui River on your doorstep. Make use of the basic kitchenware to prepare meals for a quiet night in, where tea and coffee are also included.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whanganui© The Signal Box

8. Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park

For a glamping experience beside the river, check out the Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park. Kitted out with a double bed, sofa, hot drink-making facilities and a bar fridge where you can store the bubbles, the glamping sites provide everything you need for a uniquely romantic stay. The site is decorated with fairy lights and features a private barbecue so you can prepare meals to enjoy on your outside table and chairs. What’s more, there are private spa pools just a short walk away should you need some pampering.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whanganui© Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park

9. The Grand Hotel Wanganui

Couples looking for a central but affordable stay in Whanganui should take a look at The Grand Hotel Wanganui. The historic hotel has been running since the 1920s and still retains some original features, providing effortless historical charm. All of the 50 rooms have ensuite bathrooms at a reasonable rate. Also on-site is The Grand Irish Pub where couples can enjoy some casual dining with a pool table. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Whanganui.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whanganui© The Grand Hotel Wanganui

10. Anndion Lodge

Overlooking the Whanganui River, the Anndion Motel offers king suites and honeymoon packages with bubbles, chocolates, breakfast-for-two and a late check-out time. Stay in one of the spacious sunny suites with tiled ensuites with large showers and tea/coffee-making facilities. The motel also features a swimming pool and spa pool, as well as function restaurant, which might be useful if you’re looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion with friends and family.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whanganui© Anndion Lodge


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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