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5 Best Hotels in Alexandra & Clyde

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

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Where to Find a Hotel or Alternative Accommodation 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 hotels, as well as alternative accommodations. From no-frills hotel/pub accommodation to more luxurious boutique accommodations, there’s certainly variety. We’ll show you your options on this list of the best hotels and places to stay in Alexandra and Clyde!

For more travel advice for Central Otago, check out The Complete Guide to Alexandra & Clyde.

1. Olivers Central Otago – The Best Accommodation in Clyde

Renowned by locals for its fine dining, Olivers Central Otago also offers one of the most luxurious accommodations in the Alexandra and Clyde area for visitors. Choose from two distinctive styles of accommodation: the stable rooms with their rustic ambience reminiscent of Central Otago’s pioneering days or the lodge rooms with 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. Discover more about the dining scene here in The Food Guide to Alexandra & Clyde: Places to Eat & Food Tours.

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2. Avenue Motel – The Best Accommodation in Alexandra

A modern motel complex with 15 spacious motel rooms, Avenue Motel is one of the highest-rated stays in Alexandra. The well-appointed and modern furnished one-bedroom and two-bedroom units include a kitchenette with a fridge and microwave, air-conditioning/heating, free 10Gb of WiFi, Sky TV a barbecue area and some come with a corner spa bath and others with a more complete kitchen including a stove. What more could you want?

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Alexandra & Clyde 🛎️ [2023]© Avenue Motel

3. Grey Ridge Wine & Vineyard Accommodation – Vineyard Stay Near Alexandra

Secluded, beautiful and incorporating a healthy dose of vino in your stay, Grey Ridge Wine & Vineyard Accommodation is well worth considering for a special stay in Alexandra. Your stay includes a private wine tasting and vineyard tour with your host, while dinner is an optional extra. When you’re done exploring the vines, retreat to either the two-bedroom suite or the studio, each with 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 of seasonal fruit, cereals, homemade yoghurt, croissants, toast and your choice of drink.

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4. Mirabell Chalets – Self-Contained Accommodation in Alexandra

Finally, enjoy a motel stay with a difference at the Mirabell Chalets in Alexandra. Each standalone chalet with attractive timber-lined interiors features a bathroom, kitchen, dining and lounge furniture, available in studio and one-bedroom layouts. Guests also have their own patio area with a barbecue, while the on-site seasonal outdoor pool, expansive gardens and spa pool. See more like this in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Alexandra & Clyde.

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5. The Lord Clyde – Luxury Accommodation in 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 is decorated with the graciousness of the past mixed with contemporary elements. Enjoy a freshly baked breakfast each morning and relax 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 Accommodations in Alexandra & Clyde.

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6. Centennial Court Hotel – Budget Accommodation in Alexandra

Centennial Court Hotel 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 Budget Accommodations in Alexandra & Clyde.

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7. Rail Trail Retreat Loft – Affordable Holiday Homestay in Alexandra

One of the most affordable holiday homes in the area, Rail Trail Retreat Loft is a one-bedroom cottage sleeping up to four guests. You get the whole top floor of the cottage to yourself with a private entrance. The cottage is nestled among manicured gardens, right next to the Otago Central Rail Trail where your hosts offer electric bike hire should you want to try out the trail for yourself. This accommodation is particularly good for solo travellers thanks to the solo rates available.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Alexandra & Clyde 🛎️ [2023]© Rail Trail Retreat Loft

8. Rose Bern – Studio Homestay in Alexandra

An alternative self-contained studio homestay in Alexandra is Rose Bern. A tidy studio apartment features a large double bed which can also be split into two singles. Your kitchenette is kitted out with a toaster oven, stovetop and more. Enjoy the views from the studio’s perched position near the Alexandra Clock, yet you’re only a short walk from the town centre.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Alexandra & Clyde 🛎️ [2023]© Rose Bern

9. Lavender Drive Bed & Breakfast – B&B Accommodation in Clyde

A reasonably-priced B&B near Clyde, Lavender Drive Bed & Breakfast offers accommodation adjacent to the Otago Central Rail Trail. The accommodation has 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 that special someone. Discover more stays for couples in the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Alexandra, Clyde & Ophir.

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10. Almond Court Motel – Alexandra Accommodation with a Pool

Almond Court Motel offers more decent motel accommodation in Alexandra. Choose from spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, all equipped with a full kitchen including an oven, bathroom and lounge furniture. Some rooms have a super-king bed, TVs with USB and HDMI ports and Sky TV, central heating or heat pumps and more. Facilities on-site include a solar-heated pool in summer, a barbecue area, guest laundry and more. See more family-friendly options like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Alexandra & Clyde.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Alexandra & Clyde 🛎️ [2023]© Almond Court Motel

11. ‘The Crib’ on Legacy Vineyard – Vineyard Holiday Home Near Alexandra

While the Legacy Vineyard is one of the many wineries that open their cellar doors for tastings, you can stay among the vines of their vineyard at ‘The Crib’ on Legacy Vineyard. Their one-bedroom cottage with an ensuite and tea/coffee-making facilities offers a comfortable stay but with little more facilities other than fabulous mountain and vineyard views. You’re also just a stroll away from the stone building where the vineyards operate their wine tastings.

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5 Best Hotels in Alexandra & Clyde© 'The Crib' on Legacy Vineyard

12. Alexandra Heights Motel – Pet-Friendly Accommodation in Alexandra

The closest motel to Alexandra’s recreational sports grounds, swimming pool and ice rink, Alexandra Heights Motel offers a comfortable and convenient stay. Most of their units are studio units, each with a queen and single bed in the lounge area, while there are also two two-bedroom units available. Units are well-appointed with full bathroom and kitchen facilities, so you should have all you need for a self-catering stay.

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13. Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed & Breakfast – Boutique Accommodation in 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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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Alexandra & Clyde 🛎️ [2023]© Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed & Breakfast

14. Pitches Store – Upscale Accommodation in Ophir

While a little out of town, you might not mind spending a night or two in the charming Pitches Store of Ophir. In theme with one of the most picturesque towns of the region, Pitches Store features charming historical elements like exposed schist walls accompanied 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 at this luxury accommodation.

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15. Hawkdun Rise Vineyard & Accommodation – Winery Accommodation Near Alexandra

That’s right, there’s another vineyard stay in Alexandra that offers a slightly more casual accommodation experience but still includes aromatic wine. 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 enjoy a breakfast of fresh seasonal fruit from their own orchard, homemade muesli, freshly-baked brioche, bacon and 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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16. Antique Lodge Motel – Self-Contained Accommodation in Clyde

In theme with the charming setting of Clyde, Antique Lodge Motel offers motel units in a village-like setting among manicured gardens and driveways. The family-friendly accommodation boasts facilities like a trampoline, swing, barbecue and the usual free WiFi and Sky TV. Nevertheless, there’s something here for off types of travellers with one-bedroom and two-bedroom units featuring everything you need here for a seamless stay, including a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, parking right outside of your unit and European-style central heating for an extra cosy stay. What’s more, it’s only a short walk to Clyde’s cafes and shops.

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17. Alexandra Holiday Park – Cheap Camping Accommodation and Holiday Park

An alternative accommodation option in the Alexandra and Clyde area, take a look at the Alexandra Holiday Park. This holiday park is huge with 300+ powered sites, 100+ tent sites, as well as self-contained motel units that sleep 1-9 people. Enjoy an attractive setting along the beautiful riverside with plenty of trees for shade. The holiday park also has a kitchen, showers/toilets, laundry and a small lounge.

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18. Blacks Hotel – Character Hotel in Ophir

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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19. Omakau Commercial Hotel – Accommodation in Omakau

Yep, this is 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, providing 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

20. Criterion Club Hotel – Cheapest Hotel in Alexandra

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 and off-street parking and has a restaurant and pub downstairs. All in all, it’s ideal for a short stay in Alexandra. See more of the cheapest places to stay in the area listed in the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Alexandra & Clyde.

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More About Hotels in Alexandra and Clyde

That’s it for our list of the best hotels in Alexandra and Clyde. For more handy guides to plan your trip to the wine and cycling capital, check out these:

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


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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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