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12 Best Luxury Accommodations in Invercargill šŸ’Ž [2024]

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Where to Find Luxury Lodges and Hotels in Invercargill

Retreat to the southernmost city of New Zealand and stay in one of the city’s lavish accommodations. From historic boutique B&Bs to stylish hotels, the luxury offering in Invercargill is small yet varied. Celebrate a special occasion by staying in a rural estate with gorgeous woodlands or indulge in a luxury motel suite where you can watch TV from your spa bath! So take a look at this list of the best luxury accommodations in Invercargill to find out some of our top recommendations.

For inspiration for things to do during your stay in Invercargill, check out theĀ 5 Best Luxury Experiences in Invercargill andĀ The Luxury Travel Guide to Invercargill.

1. Beersheba Estate

Tucked away on a rural property on the outskirts of Invercargill, yet only a short drive away from all of the action, Beersheba Estate is your luxury retreat in Southland. The expansive property encompasses ponds and woodland gardens that attract local birds like the tui, fantail and wood pigeon. The accommodation itself is wrapped in luxury, from the distinctive stained-glass window entrance to the gourmet breakfast served in front of the log fire. Beersheba Estate offers a self-contained cottage, as well as two bed & breakfast rooms with private entrances to the patio and grounds.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Invercargill© Beersheba Estate

2. The Lodges at Transport World

One of Invercargill’s most popular attractions just happens to offer six boutique lodges with a hint of luxury. Conveniently located across the road from Bill Richardson Transport World, The Lodges at Transport World gives you the option to order evening meals from the on-site Grille restaurant and enjoy continental breakfasts free of charge. Each two-bedroom apartment is modernly-appointed with king beds, a gas fire, three TVs, a kitchenette, chocolates and treats, outdoor areas to relax in and more. Learn more about Transport World in the 20 Best Things to Do in Invercargill.

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The Lodges At Transport World© The Lodges At Transport World

3. The Langlands Hotel

For travellers seeking a hotel experience, then doesn’t get more upscale than The Langlands Hotel in the heart of Invercargill. Across the 78-room highrise building are your standard ensuite hotel rooms to elegant suites with full-glass ensuites complete with standalone deep-tub baths and a separate walk-in shower. Although there are espresso machines in some rooms, as well as other indulgences like TVs with streaming services and private Juliet balconies, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to dinner with five restaurants and bars on-site.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Invercargill šŸ’Ž [2023]© The Langlands Hotel

4. Homestead Villa Motel

While a motel might not be your first choice of luxury accommodation, you might think again when you look at the Homestead Villa Motel. While the 4.5-star motel located just a short walk from the city centre offers a range of motel units, their “Luxury Suite” is something special. The attractive suite with lavish furniture and ornaments features a bedroom with a king bed, a fully-equipped kitchen with an espresso machine and a large tiled bathroom with a double spa bath, a separate shower and a large flatscreen TV! Guests also have access to a private balcony. See more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Invercargill.

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Homestead Villa Motel© Homestead Villa Motel

5. Whare Manu Boutique Cottage

Tucked away on the shores of Omaui Beach, Whare Manu Boutique Cottage is a romantic luxury getaway for couples. Flowers, chocolates, artisan soaps, bath bombs, a roaring fireplace etc. are lovingly prepared for your arrival to the studio cottage complete with contemporary touches like a kitchenette with an espresso machine, a fully-tiled ensuite and *gasp* an outdoor double spa bath. For more unmissable retreats for couples, check out the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Invercargill. Note that this luxury accommodation is approximately a 25-minute drive from Invercargill city centre.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Invercargill šŸ’Ž [2023]© Whare Manu Boutique Cottage

6. Whiteacres

On the tranquil outskirts of town, experience amazing comfort and old-world charm at Whiteacres B&B. There are just two ensuite guest rooms at this adorable farmhouse, each decorated with elegance and with tea and coffee supplies at the ready. The gardens are wonderful to explore and enjoy in summer with a barbecue, while there are bike trails and walks nearby. Breakfast is an event of mostly local produce grown on the farm.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Invercargill šŸ’Ž [2023]© Whiteacres

7. Ascot Park Hotel

Another upscale hotel option in Invercargill, Ascot Park Hotel offers a range of superbly-appointed rooms on the edge of the city. While there are some entry-level rooms available, the “Superior Queen” room is stylishly designed and fits a couple of friends or a family. An alternative stay can be enjoyed in the “One-Bedroom Apartments” where you’ll have your own cooking facilities and a spa bath to indulge in. While you might have your own kitchen facilities, don’t miss the opportunity to dine at the on-site Emberz at Ascot specialising in southern cuisine. In summer, share a platter in the restaurant’s courtyard or relax in the casual setting of the Emberz Bar.

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Ascot Park Hotel© Ascot Park Hotel

8. Birchwood Manor

Looking for a stay with an indulgent spa bath in your accommodation? Birchwood Manor is the king of spa bath accommodation in Invercargill! But that’s not all this upscale motel has going for it, as all units are kitted out with dazzling kitchens, while some have their own balcony. Rooms have a contemporary design, however, the accommodation lags a bit behind with only 500Mb of free WiFi and only Sky TV with DVD players. Nevertheless, Birchwood Manor is one of the most central motels in Invercargill. For more motels to compare, head to the 20 Best Motels in Invercargill.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Invercargill šŸ’Ž [2023]© Birchwood Manor

9. Kelvin Hotel

From budget to premium rooms, Kelvin Hotel offers hotel rooms right across the spectrum. Forget the “Classic” rooms if you’re looking for luxury. The “Superior Suite” or better yet the “King Suite” are your most luxurious offerings here, the latter boasting a double spa bath with sliding doors for optional privacy, a large separate walk-in shower, as well as a private balcony. On-site is also a restaurant and bar open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What’s more, the hotel is centrally located in Invercargill’s main shopping precinct. See how the hotel compares with theĀ 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Invercargill© Kelvin Hotel

10. Quest Invercargill

An aparthotel from the Quest apartment chain, Quest Invercargill is a sleek and stylish apartment complex within walking distance of the city centre. There are 38 serviced apartments, including studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with its own kitchen or kitchenette facilities. Rooms are modernly furnished and decorated, where guests can benefit from hotel services like local restaurant chargeback, access to an off-site gym, laundry facilities, Sky TV, WiFi access and more.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Invercargill šŸ’Ž [2023]© Quest Invercargill

11. McIvor Lodge

Nothing says Southland like a deer farm, of which McIvor Lodge is exactly. Retreat to a tranquil country setting just five minutes north of Invercargill and experience affordable luxury at this quaint B&B. Breakfast is, of course, included in your stay where you’ll exclusively be the only guest making use of the room with an ensuite and private entrance. There’s plenty of opportunity to say hello to the stags, while your friendly hosts will also be available to make your stay as comfortable as possible. For more affordable stays, check out the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Invercargill.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Invercargill šŸ’Ž [2023]© McIvor Lodge

12. [CLOSED] Safari Lodge

A five-star B&B experience, Safari Lodge offers a true locals experience on the edge of Queens Park. The Tudor-style manor oozes with historical charm with four-poster beds and period furniture to complement the experience. There are four rooms available for couples or solo travellers, each featuring merino wool pile underlay and a cosy goose down duvet. As for the rest of the house, unwind with your loved one in the conservatory spa pool, challenge each other to a game of pool, and enjoy full cooked breakfasts by the fire.

More About Luxury Accommodations in Invercargill

Now that you have found the best luxury accommodations in Invercargill, plan more of your visit to New Zealand’s southernmost city:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Luxury Travel Guide to Invercargill.


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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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