5 Best Hotels in Alexandra & Clyde
5 Best Hotels in Alexandra & Clyde

5 Best Hotels in Alexandra & Clyde

© Blacks Hotel

Find a Hotel in Alexandra and Clyde

Riding the Otago Central Rail Trail or perhaps need a base as you hop from winery to winery in the Central Otago region? Whatever your reason to stay in Alexandra or the neighbouring town of Clyde, you’ll find a small selection of hotel accommodation. From no-frills hotel/pub accommodation to more luxurious boutique hotels, there’s certainly variety. We’ll show you your options on this list of the best hotels in Alexandra and Clyde!

For more travel advice for Central Otago, check out The Complete Guide to Alexandra & Clyde and 10 Alexandra & Clyde Must-Dos.

1. Blacks Hotel

Admittedly, this hotel is not “in” Alexandra and Clyde but it is one of the most upmarket hotel offerings in the area. Located in the charming historic village of 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. The cosy rooms feature an ensuite bathroom and tea/coffee-making facilities. A continental breakfast is included in your stay. A range of single and double rooms are available.

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5 Best Hotels in Alexandra & Clyde© Blacks Hotel

2. Criterion Club Hotel

Affectionately known as “The Middle Pub” by locals, the Criterion Club Hotel offers single, double and triple rooms in Alexandra. While the budget rooms aren’t winning any style points, at least you don’t have to pay too much to upgrade to an ensuite room with a basic shower and toilet. The hotel offers free WiFi, free off-street parking and has a restaurant and pub downstairs. All in all, it’s ideal for a short stay in Alexandra. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde.

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5 Best Hotels in Alexandra & Clyde© Criterion Club Hotel

3. Omakau Commercial Hotel

Yep, this in another hotel that’s not quite in Alexandra or Clyde but is located around 26km (16 miles) from Alexandra in the village of Omakau. Omakau Commerical Hotel offers a comfortable stay in an 1898 homestead, offering an array of affordable hotel rooms sleeping one to four guests. Alternatively, upgrade to the two-bedroom cabin with an ensuite should you crave more of your own space. Your stay includes a continental breakfast each morning, while more food and drink can be purchased from the on-site bar and cafe serving in-house brewed beer.

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5 Best Hotels in Alexandra & Clyde© Omakau Commercial Hotel

4. The Lord Clyde

One of the closest accommodations that you’ll find to being a hotel in Clyde, The Lord Clyde offers luxury accommodation in a historic building. Each of the nine ensuite rooms soaks in the 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 and relaxing in the private garden overlooking the Clutha River. Rooms are made cosy with central heating and underfloor heating in the ensuite, while the ceiling fans will keep you cool in summer. See more like this in the 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde.

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5 Best Hotels in Alexandra & Clyde© The Lord Clyde

5. Centennial Court Motor Inn

Centennial Court Motor Inn in Alexandra offers motel units with hotel-like on-site facilities. For instance, the motel complex includes a restaurant serving an array of crowd-pleasers, as well as a sauna, free WiFi, on-site parking and more. As for the rooms, you’ll find affordability in the hotel-like “Compact Room” with an ensuite and tea/coffee-making facilities while additional facilities like a kitchenette and lounge furniture are included in the studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units – some including a spa bath. See more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde.

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5 Best Hotels in Alexandra & Clyde© Centennial Court Motor Inn


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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