Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whangarei

© Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

Luxurious Stays in Whangarei

Visiting Whangarei for a special occasion or just prefer to travel in style? You’ll find some exquisite accommodation options in this Northland city. Stay in cosy B&Bs with gorgeous river views, get the international hotel experience by the Whangarei Town Basin, or retreat to a luxury motel lodge. It’s all possible in the city of Whangarei! We’ll go through some of your best options (in our humble opinion) in this list of the best luxury accommodation in Whangarei.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Luxury Guide to Whangarei and 12 Fantastic Things to Do at Whangarei Heads.

1. Lodge Bordeaux

A sophisticated accommodation on the tranquil outskirts of Whangarei, Lodge Bordeaux makes a stunning base to explore Northland. Each of the 15 studios, one and two-bedroom units are elegantly-decorated for a memorable stay. Enjoy the convenience of your own kitchen facilities, get a cafe-style breakfast delivered to your door, and enjoy New Zealand wines from your minibar. Units also include indulgent spa baths, king beds, heated tiled floors, Sky TV, hush glass windows, soundproofing and much more. As for the lodge’s facilities, there’s an attractive outdoor swimming pool and an undercover barbecue area.

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© Lodge Bordeaux

2. Lupton Lodge

Luxury and home comforts unite at Lupton Lodge. The boutique accommodation sits between Whangarei city and the stunning Tutukaka Coast. An a la carte breakfast is included in the stay, as well as access to an on-site dining room serving creative gourmet evening meals, a 10m (33ft) swimming pool, extensive gardens, farm animals, and a lounge with game tables. Couples have a vast range of deluxe rooms to choose from, each beautifully-appointed with their own unique look. Families have the option of the two-bedroom apartment with contemporary fixtures and furniture. For larger groups, consider the four-bedroom historic villa. See more like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in Whangarei.

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© Lupton Lodge

3. Pentland House B&B

Get the luxury bed & breakfast experience in Whangarei at Pentland House B&B. A superb choice for couples, Pentland House offers three rooms including a king room with an ensuite shower bathroom. You’ll have access to a sun-filled river-view patio, kitchenette and lounge during your stay. The B&B is also conveniently located under five-minutes walk from the city centre along a scenic riverside walkway. Your stay also includes a gourmet cooked breakfast. See more accommodation like this in our 5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whangarei.

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© Pentland House B&B

4. Quest Whangarei

For a touch of luxury with all the comforts of home, consider Quest Whangarei. The serviced apartment complex includes studios, one-bedroom apartments and two styles of two-bedroom apartments. Enjoy a full modern kitchen, a studio or separate bedrooms with private ensuites, a TV with in-house movies, and a stylish open-plan lounge and dining area. The city centre accommodation also offers local restaurant chargebacks, laundry facilities and car parking. See more self-catering accommodation like this in our 10 Best Accommodation in Whangarei for Foodies.

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© Quest Whangarei

5. Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

One of you most luxurious hotel options in Whangarei is the Distinction Whangarei Hotel. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Whangarei Town Basin from your private patio or balcony. Indulge in your Superior King Room’s spa bath or treat the family to a spacious Family Suite. Either way, you’ll receive complimentary access to the hotel’s indoor swimming pool, spa, gym and barbecue area. At the end of a day exploring, relax at the on-site Portobello Restaurant serving well-presented plates of modern cuisine, or enjoy a couple of local wines or beers at the Anchor Down Lounge Bar.

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© Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre


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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