5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whanganui
5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whanganui

5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whanganui

© Rutland Arms Inn

Premium Accommodation in Whanganui

Take your trip to this picturesque riverside city to the next level by staying in one of the luxury accommodation in Whanganui. From a characterful historic homestead among a wildlife sanctuary to a quaint B&B with an elevated position in the city, discerning travellers are sure to find something to suit. While Whanganui’s premium stays are limited, the variety and quality are there. Combine these premium accommodations with the advice we give in The Luxury Guide to Whanganui and you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.

1. Bushy Park Historical Homestead

Soak in the splendour of yesteryear at the Bushy Park Historical Homestead. The twin, triple and queen rooms of this significant building ooze in historical charm with intricate wood panelling, open fireplaces, bay windows and the antique furniture to match. Dine in the dining room or out on the deck, just as the original guests would have, or enjoy a nightcap in front of the cosy fireplace in the lounge. What’s more, you’re likely to fall asleep to the sound of native birds, as this homestead is located on the grounds of 100ha (250-acre) wildlife sanctuary. Learn more about the sanctuary in the 10 Best Things to Do in Whanganui.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whanganui© Bushy Park Historical Homestead

2. Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast

Stay in a gracious historical home, built in 1910, but with modern touches at the Browns Boutique Bed & Breakfast. Tranquillity is key here with exclusively two guest rooms decorated with art and furniture made by local artists, as well as quirky finds handpicked from local antique and op shops. One of the queen rooms boasts a gorgeous freestanding bath, while both have private entrances into the beautiful gardens where you can enjoy views of Mt Ruapehu from the B&B’s elevated position. Needless to say, breakfast is included and is the main event with a menu ranging from French crepes to a free-range cooked breakfast.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whanganui© Browns Boutique Bed and Breakfast

3. Rutland Arms Inn

More history and elegance can be found in the heart of Whanganui at the Rutland Arms Inn. Upstairs from an English-style restaurant (that closes at 10.30pm and has no live music that might affect your slumber), the heritage suites of the boutique hotel boast queen-size Posturepedic beds, a mix of period and contemporary furniture, and ensuites – some with a spa bath. Most suites are generously spacious, while a stay includes complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whanganui© Rutland Arms Inn

4. Kingsgate The Avenue Wanganui

For travellers seeking an international-style hotel, set your sights on the Kingsgate The Avenue Wanganui by Millennium Hotels. Rooms range from the entry-level standard rooms to the Superior Family Unit with a separate living area and kitchenette should you crave more space. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the city centre and features an on-site restaurant, Estrella, serving local and international cuisine, as well as a bar and a swimming pool. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Whanganui.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whanganui© Kingsgate The Avenue Wanganui

5. Aotea Motor Lodge

Whanganui is primarily a city of motels where one of the most premium options is Aotea Motor Lodge. It’s a place to unwind with studios and apartments featuring luxurious two-person spa baths and admire with specially chosen timber furniture and modern fixings. In your kitchenette, you have tea and plunger coffee from quality brands, as well as modern amenities like free WiFi and Sky TV. Guests also get free access to the local gym, as well as the convenience of being located on Whanganui’s main road. Compare this motel with others in the 10 Best Motels in Whanganui.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whanganui© Aotea Motor Lodge


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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