© Lupton Lodge
© Lupton Lodge

6 Best Luxury Accommodations in Whangarei šŸ’Ž [2024]

© Lupton Lodge

The Most 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. We’ll go through some of your more lavish options (in our humble opinion) in this list of the best luxury accommodations in Whangarei.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Luxury Guide to Whangarei and 10 Luxury Activities in Whangarei.

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 is 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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6 Best Luxury Accommodations in Whangarei šŸ’Ž [2023]© 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. Not to mention there’s a 10 m (33 ft) 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 its own unique look. Families have the option of a 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 Accommodations in Whangarei.

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6 Best Luxury Accommodations in Whangarei© Lupton Lodge

3. 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 stays with kitchen facilities like this in our 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Whangarei.

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© Quest Whangarei

4. Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

One of your 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

5. Kauri Villas

An out-of-town B&B and self-contained cottages await on the hills of Whangarei Heads, halfway between Whangarei and Tutukaka. Kauri Villas offers a delightful stay either in one of their guest rooms of a historic villa or with complete privacy in a self-contained cottage. Juxtaposing its historical charm, the upscale accommodation boasts an outdoor pool on a deck with commanding views of Parua Bay. You’re also treated to a spa pool, bathrooms with underfloor heating, large TVs, a kitchen with a dishwasher and more contemporary touches. As a popular wedding venue, we also list it in the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Whangarei.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whangarei© Kauri Villas

6. The Lighthouse Lookout

Last but certainly not least, find absolute bliss in sublime scenery at The Lighthouse Lookout. This rustic luxury getaway in the nearby coastal village of Tutukaka offers two accommodation options: a standalone cabin and a guestroom attached to a guesthouse with its own private entrance. Couples can enjoy a heated outdoor pool, spa pool, a sun-soaked location and free WiFi.

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5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Whangarei šŸ’Ž [2023]© The Lighthouse Lookout

[CLOSED] 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.

© Pentland House B&B

More About Luxury Accommodations in Whangarei

That’s it for our list of the best luxury accommodations in Whangarei but is by no means the end of our Whangarei advice! Check out these to plan more of your visit:

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


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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