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5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Alexandra & Clyde

5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Alexandra, Clyde & Ophir [2024]

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Where to Find Luxury Lodges and Premium Accommodations in Alexandra and Clyde

Complement a stay in the historical gold mining villages and surrounding sun-drenched hills of Central Otago with accommodation that enhances all of its charms. Alexandra and Clyde present some special stays among the vineyards and historical architecture, whether you’re requiring some pampering after riding the Otago Central Rail Trail or simply want to treat yourself. Take a look at some of the most fabulous stays near these Central Otago towns in this list of the best luxury accommodations in Alexandra and Clyde.

For more tips, check out The Luxury Guide to Alexandra & Clyde and complete your itinerary with the 6 Best Luxury Experiences in Alexandra & Clyde.

1. Olivers Central Otago (Clyde)

Renowned by locals for its fine dining, Olivers Central Otago also offers one of the most luxurious accommodations in Clyde 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. Grey Ridge Wine & Vineyard Accommodation (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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3. Hawkdun Rise Vineyard & Accommodation (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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4. The Lord Clyde (Clyde)

Basking in the heritage charm of Clyde‘s gold rush architecture, The Lord Clyde is another sophisticated accommodation choice in Central Otago. This boutique accommodation boasts nine ensuite rooms, each bathed with sunlight through the shuttered windows and decorated with the graciousness of the past mixed with contemporary elements. Enjoy a freshly baked breakfast each morning and watch the sun go down from the private garden overlooking the Clutha River each evening. 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 couple-centric stays like this in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodations in Alexandra & Clyde.

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5. Pitches Store (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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More Luxury Accommodations in Alexandra and Clyde

That’s it for our list of the best luxury accommodations 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 Luxury Guide to Alexandra & Clyde.


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