5 Best Hotels in Gore
5 Best Hotels in Gore

5 Best Hotels in Gore

© Melody

Find a Hotel in Gore

Gore is a town full of surprises. In this lesser-known South Island destination, known as the rural heart of Southland, you’ll find a hotel from an international chain! On top of that, the town offers a boutique hotel, while budget hotel/pub offerings are in nearby villages. Because there are only two real hotels in Gore, we use this list of the best hotels in Gore to recommend some alternative accommodations too. Check them out in the list of the best Gore hotels below!

For more trip-planning advice, check out The Complete Guide to Gore and the 5 Gore Must-Dos.

1. Heartland Hotel Croydon

A hotel from the Scenic Hotel Group, Heartland Hotel Croydon is the only four-star hotel in Gore. You’ll find it nestled in park-like grounds of the edge of town, boasting modern elegance in its interiors across its on-site Blazing Cooper Restaurant & Bar to its guest rooms. Keep things more affordable in the “Standard Rooms” with an ensuite and tea/coffee-making facilities or upgrade to the “Superior Rooms” with more polished fixtures and plush bedding with feather toppers. Those celebrating a special occasion may even want to take it a step further with a stay in the “One Bedroom Suite” with a lounge and an ensuite with a separate bath and shower. Rooms are also family-friendly with plenty of layouts to suit groups of three and four. See more accommodation like this in the 9 Best Family Accommodation in Gore.

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5 Best Hotels in Gore© Heartland Hotel Croydon

2. Melody

A boutique hotel in the centre of Gore, Melody features just four ensuite king rooms. Each is spacious and well-appointed with a stylish fully-tiled ensuite with a walk-in shower. Other room amenities include hot drink-making facilities, a microwave, a mini-fridge, free WiFi, and a TV. The hotel provides a reasonably-priced stay for solo travellers and couples. See more accommodation like this in the 6 Best Budget Accommodation in Gore.

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5 Best Hotels in Gore© Melody

3. ASURE Oakleigh Motel

Due to Gore’s limited offering of hotels, consider some of the alternative accommodation like ASURE Oakleigh Motel. The motel is one of the most upmarket motels in town, providing an array of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Spa baths are a feature of some units, should you desire a bit of pampering, or stick to a budget with the other shower units available. Studios are your closest to hotel accommodation, featuring breakfast- and hot drink-making facilities, while other units have a full kitchen. Check out more accommodation like this in the 5 Best Motels in Gore.

Check ASURE Oakleigh Motel out:

5 Best Hotels in Gore© ASURE Oakleigh Motel

4. The Reservation B&B

Another type of accommodation that’s quite abundant in Gore is B&Bs. The Reservation B&B offers affordable double rooms with shared bathroom facilities among its more luxurious suite and apartment with an ensuite. Set among three acres of gardens with farm animals, the B&B offers a peaceful stay on the rural outskirts of Gore. The B&B features a house bar pouring a range of beers, wines and local Hokonui Moonshine. Enjoy out on the attractive deck with a barbecue and pizza oven or in the warmth of the B&B’s lounge. Breakfast is included in the rate. Check out more accommodation like this in the 5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Gore.

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5 Best Hotels in Gore© The Reservation B&B

5. Waikaka Hotel

Finally, the next closest hotel that you’ll find to Gore is the Waikaka Hotel in the rural village of Waikaka. Just a 20-minute drive north of Gore, the Waikaka Hotel is reminiscent of how hotels used to be in New Zealand – a country pub with some rooms upstairs. Mingle with friendly locals at the bar, which is open for lunch and dinner, then retreat to one of the five single rooms upstairs with shared bathroom facilities or one of the six queen cabins out the back also with shared bathroom facilities.

5 Best Hotels in Gore© The Reservation B&B


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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