The Narrows Landing Hotel© The Narrows Landing Hotel
The Narrows Landing Hotel

10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Hamilton đź’‘ [2023]

© The Narrows Landing Hotel

Where to Find Romantic Getaways and Honeymoon Accommodations in Hamilton

If the city lights and gorgeous venues like the Hamilton Gardens and Zealong Tea Plantation have captured your heart, then Hamilton will make an amazing destination for a romantic weekend away or even as part of your honeymoon itinerary for New Zealand! In either case, you’re going to want to stay in the right accommodation to set the mood. We’ve handpicked some of our favourite romantic accommodations in Hamilton, from luxury hotels to fabulous B&Bs.

For inspiration on what to do in Hamilton, take a look at our 10 Romantic Activities in Hamilton and plan more of your trip using The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Hamilton.

1. The Narrows Landing Hotel

For those seeking a characterful accommodation for a romantic getaway or celebrating a special occasion, set your sights on The Narrows Landing Hotel. The luxury hotel offers two choices of suites for couples, each overlooking the gorgeous hotel gardens and featuring a private balcony. Upgrade to the “Deluxe Suite” for the added luxury of more space and a spa bath. You never know, the popular wedding venue might even inspire you to tie the knot! Find this hotel in Tamahere on the southern outskirts of Hamilton. See more recommendations like this in our list of the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Hamilton.

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The Narrows Landing Hotel© The Narrows Landing Hotel

2. Korbaylen Estate

A deluxe B&B among 10 acres of country gardens and native bush, Korbaylen Estate boasts a romantic stay just outside of the city. A continental breakfast is included in your stay, whichever of the three queen rooms you are choosing. Each room has a kitchenette, soundproofing, an ensuite bathroom and a few added extras, while all guests also have shared use of the stylish lounge, modern kitchen and vast gardens. For more stays with your own kitchen, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Hamilton.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Hamilton đź’‘ [2023]© Korbaylen Estate

3. Cedar Park Bed & Breakfast

An upscale homestay in Hamilton that is perfect for couples, Cedar Park Bed & Breakfast is worth considering. This charming B&B on the outskirts of Hamilton and just a short drive from State Highway 1 has two double rooms both with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. There are glorious spaces to relax inside and out, including manicured gardens with a pool. For more homely ventures, take a look at the 15 BEST Homestays in Hamilton.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Hamilton đź’‘ [2023]© Cedar Park Bed & Breakfast

4. Novotel Tainui Hamilton

Providing a four-star stay in the city centre, Novotel Tainui Hamilton is an easy choice for couples. The light-filled rooms feature either a city view or a view of the mighty Waikato River, which can also be enjoyed from the restaurant serving contemporary local fusion cuisine. Luxurious extras include a pillow menu, rainfall shower, newspaper delivery, an audio docking station (in some rooms) and more. See how this hotel compares to the 10 Best Hotels in Hamilton.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Hamilton đź’‘ [2023]© Novotel Tainui Hamilton

5. Applecross Sanctuary

An upmarket B&B in the countryside of Hamilton and Cambridge, Applecross Sanctuary is the ultimate holiday go-to for couples. With a swimming pool, spa pool and a deck with a barbecue area, you’ll effortlessly transition to holiday mode. You’ll also get to enjoy your own space as each of the two B&B rooms boasts its own TV with Chromecast and a kitchenette with an espresso coffee machine. A delightful continental breakfast is included, whether you want to tuck in at your own dining table or in one of the glorious shared spaces.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Hamilton đź’‘ [2023]© Applecross Sanctuary

6. Distinction Hotel & Conference Centre

For a central hotel ideal for couples, check out the Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre. This four-star hotel has 147 well-appointed rooms, each offering a contemporary vibe. Stay in luxurious suites or king rooms with sumptuous beds and plush carpets for ultimate comfort and make use of all the hotel basics, like WiFi, a work desk and Sky TV. You’ll also have access to the hotel’s facilities, such as an indoor swimming pool, spa pools, gym, bar and restaurant. Garnett’s Restaurant serves impeccably presented plates of local specialities and crowd favourites – ideal for a dinner date. Find the Distinction Hotel located just a few minutes’ drive from the city centre.

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Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre© Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

7. Lake Karapiro Lodge

For a special occasion or perhaps for the couple who wants to go all out, you can find some luxury lodges in the countryside, particularly close to the neighbouring town of Cambridge. The most premium of which is Lake Karapiro Lodge. This period-style paradise is perched on the hillside overlooking Lake Karapiro and Mt Maungatautari, which you can also enjoy from your room’s private balcony. While breakfast is included, dinner is an event well worth paying the extra dough for to indulge in a three-course experience of house-smoked salmon, rack of lamb or whatever you choose.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Hamilton đź’‘ [2023]© Lake Karapiro Lodge

8. Hadleigh Boutique Lodge

Keep things effortlessly romantic by staying in this all-inclusive B&B 10 minutes from Hamilton city centre. Everything you find at this luxury boutique accommodation is complimentary, from the mini bar in your room stocked with New Zealand wine, beer and mixers to the homebaked treats and goodnight chocolates. On arrival, celebrate your first evening with complimentary cocktails and canapes with the hosts, enjoy gourmet breakfasts and enjoy the spaces for relaxation, such as the library, the “Red Room” with a fireplace and glorious gardens.

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Hadleigh Boutique Lodge© Hadleigh Boutique Lodge

9. Awa Retreat

Another fantastic B&B experience, this time alongside the majestic Waikato River, is the Awa Retreat. Stay on the ground floor of a mid-century home in your B&B apartment featuring an espresso machine, Bluetooth stereo, free WiFi, free use of bikes, modern ensuite bathrooms, magazines, books, board games and much more. The main event, however, is breakfast, either cooked or continental, served either to your room on to enjoy on the patio nestled in lush riverside vegetation.

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Awa Retreat© Awa Retreat

10. VR Hamilton

For something in the city centre with oodles of character for a romantic stay, check out VR Hamilton. The four-star hotel offers affordable rooms decorated with a romantic Victorian flair. While the “Double Rooms” provide something affordable, it’s worth upgrading to the “Superior Room” with lots more space, gorgeous furnishings and plenty of room to impress. Plus, there’s free WiFi in all rooms. See alternative yet affordable options in our list of the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Hamilton.

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VR Hamilton © VR Hamilton

More Romantic Accommodations in Hamilton

That’s it for our guide to the most romantic accommodations in Hamilton. For more accommodation options, as well as things to do, check these out:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Hamilton.

Author

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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