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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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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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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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. 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.