5 Best Hotels in Haast
5 Best Hotels in Haast

5 Best Hotels in Haast

© Heartland Hotel Haast

Find the Best Hotel in Haast for You

Believe it or not, this town of 240 residents does, indeed, have a hotel – an international chain hotel at that! However, beyond Haast’s one three-star hotel, guests will need to be flexible to find accommodation to suit, whether you’re looking for something more luxurious or need more space. Luckily, Haast has lodges with hotel-style rooms, as well as motels, so you’re sure to find something to fit your style, taste and budget. We give you your hotel options, as well as the more appropriate alternatives for travellers who prefer to stay in hotels, in this list of the best hotels in Haast.

For more travel tips for Haast, see The Complete Guide to Haast.

1. Heartland Hotel Haast

Kicking off this list with Haast’s only official hotel, Heartland Hotel Haast is a three-star hotel in “The Junction” part of town, i.e. the junction of State Highway 6 and the Haast-Jackson Bay Road. No worries if you need to get to the main town, however, as they offer a courtesy shuttle. Stay in well-presented hotel rooms with all the usual amenities of hot drink-making facilities, an ensuite – some with a spa bath, free WiFi, etc. Rooms come in queen, twin and family set-ups with the option of one or two bedrooms. On-site is also a popular country-style pub/restaurant with an a la carte menu year-round and a carvery buffet in the summer season.

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5 Best Hotels in Haast© Heartland Hotel Haast

2. Collyer House

This is where you’re going to have to think a little outside the box for a hotel stay in Haast, starting with the upscale B&B accommodation of Collyer House. With the backdrop of mountains and magnificent views of a river estuary connecting with the Tasman Sea, Collyer House certainly provides an unbeatable location. There are only three rooms, each elegantly and uniquely furnished with French doors opening up onto the verandah. Guests have access to a communal lounge with a huge fireplace, as well as a smaller separate lounge area. A cooked breakfast is served each morning in the open-plan dining and kitchen area. See more accommodation like this in the 5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Haast.

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5 Best Hotels in Haast© Collyer House

3. Heritage Park Lodge

While Heritage Park Lodge is primarily a motel accommodation, meaning it mainly consists of units with kitchen and ensuite facilities, it also offers more hotel-like double/twin rooms. The accommodation in the middle of Haast’s main township features standard double/twin rooms with breakfast-making facilities and an ensuite, just like you’d get at a hotel. Enjoy its attractive park-like grounds close to the town’s tavern, should you want to eat out and try the area’s famous seafood and venison.

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5 Best Hotels in Haast© Heritage Park Lodge

4. Mahitahi Lodge

Sure, Mahitahi Lodge is a little out of town, situated between Haast and Fox Glacier in Bruce Bay, but it provides an endearing retreat with hotel-style guest rooms. There are two double/twin rooms reflecting the surrounding environment with furniture made by reclaimed native timber from the river, as well as a self-contained room with self-catering facilities. While there are no restaurants, guests can be treated to home-cooked and locally-sourced meals prepared by the host. The lodge also offers recreational activities with two kayaks available to enjoy river excursions, while feeding the eels behind the lodge and fishing are more ways to enjoy your time here.

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5 Best Hotels in Haast© Mahitahi Lodge

5. Haast River Motels & Holiday Parks

Finally, the Haast River Motels and Holiday Park is a popular choice for travellers who usually prefer to stay in hotels. The accommodation complex borders the Haast River just off the main highway, so try to get an upstairs room to make the most of the river and mountain scenery. Room options range from basic ensuite double/twin rooms, much like what you’d get in a hotel, to self-contained studios and family apartments. All rooms are well presented, especially the motel studios and apartments which may be the best option for discerning travellers. The playground also makes this a great option for families, as recommended in the 9 Best Family Accommodation in Haast.

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5 Best Hotels in Haast© Haast River Motels & Holiday Parks


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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