5 Best Romantic Accommodation in New Plymouth© Hosking House
5 Best Romantic Accommodation in New Plymouth

10 Most Romantic Accommodations in New Plymouth & Taranaki [2024]

© Hosking House

Where to Find Romantic Stays and Honeymoon Accommodations in New Plymouth

This less-visited corner of the North Island makes the ideal couples’ retreat or destination for a special occasion. The coastal city of New Plymouth has proximity to rugged coastline, the stunning Egmont National Park, and a wealth of creative city experiences between the art galleries and eateries. A honeymoon itinerary around New Zealand’s North Island is well worth including New Plymouth if you have the time. To make set the mood right for your getaway, be sure to stay in one of the picks from our list of romantic accommodations in New Plymouth!

For tips on what to do in the area, see the 10 Romantic Activities in New Plymouth for Couples, as well as The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to New Plymouth.

1. Little Church Bay

For a unique stay in New Plymouth, choose Little Church Bay. The renovated church-turned-holiday cottage offers a romantic stay for couples on the shores of Fitzroy Beach. There are gorgeous spaces to enjoy, from the open-plan lounge and kitchen spilling onto the deck and garden with ocean views. Upstairs is a small bedroom and ensuite. Discover more stays with your own kitchen in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in New Plymouth© Little Church Bay

2. Hosking House

Truly boutique accommodation awaits couples at Hosking House. The three-guestroom villa has two intimate “Studio Suites” with private balconies and a “Boutique Suite” with roll-top soaking tubs and rainfall showers. Couples have more than enough space to relax together between the two lounges, an honour bar and the extensive gardens. What’s more, the house is just one block away from the romantic Pukekura Park.

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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in New Plymouth© Hosking House

3. The State Hotel

A boutique hotel in the heart of the city, The State Hotel is an excellent choice for couples. The 15 rooms are creatively styled featuring modern artwork and sumptuous furnishings. During your stay, you’ll have access to free WiFi, Sky TV, a complimentary pass to a local gym, free guest laundry, and use of the guest lounge to relax together. With wedding packages and three on-site eateries, this hotel makes the ideal romantic getaway. We also feature this accommodation in our 15 Best Luxury Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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© The State Hotel

4. King and Queen Hotel Suites

The King and Queen Hotel Suites is definitely one to save for a special occasion. Choose from a range of glamorous suites and studios elegantly outfitted in European designer furniture. Couples on a romantic getaway will find the “Anniversary Suite” with a Juliet balcony an ideal fit with luxurious additions like a pillow menu, iPhone docking station, minibar, a TV, deep bathtubs, rainfall showers and views of the Tasman Sea. Wine and dine with ease thanks to the hotel offering chargebacks from an extensive collection of nearby restaurants and cafes or opt for the in-room dining menu. Other facilities include free WiFi, undercover parking, hotel transfers, free bike hire, access to a local gym, dry cleaning and more.

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5. 16 Havelock

Swap a hotel stay for a more homely experience at the 16 Havelock. This budget bed and breakfast accommodation has four guest rooms, each lovingly decorated with double options for couples. Food is an event here with the owner specialising in Japanese cuisine but can also do Western food if you prefer – both styles are available for lunch and dinner by arrangement. A continental breakfast is also included in the rate. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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6. Mangorei Heights

A modern yet quaint cabin on the edge of the Egmont National Park, Mangorei Heights offers an upscale stay for couples. Breakfast is included at this glorious retreat, which will give you a boost for the day exploring nearby trails like the Pouakai Circuit. Other lavish additions include an outside bathtub on your private deck which captures magnificent sunsets. There’s also an on-site gym. For other lavish holiday homes, check out the 15 Best Luxury Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in New Plymouth & Taranaki [2023]© Mangorei Heights

7. Chalets at Okurukuru

The location is the aim of the game at Taranaki’s only vineyard. Chalets at Okurukuru boasts several self-contained studio chalets perched on the hills with a sea view. All the essentials are at your fingertips, including a modernly-fitted kitchen, ensuite, lounge and even a private balcony. Even if you’re not into cooking, you are just a stone’s throw away from the on-site vineyard restaurant and cellar door of the Okurukuru Winery, which you can learn more about in the 7 Best Foodie Experiences in New Plymouth.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in New Plymouth & Taranaki [2023]© Chalets at Okurukuru

7. Tivoli Homestay

Like something out of a fairy tale, Tivoli Homestay has an old-world charm that can’t help but evoke romance. There are three tastefully themed rooms: the Africa Room, Asia Room and the Garden Room (pictured) which also has an ensuite bathroom. Breakfast is an event with fresh home-baking, which you can enjoy in any one of the B&B’s gorgeous indoor or outdoor spaces. You might even be enticed to stay for dinner while watching the sunset.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in New Plymouth & Taranaki [2023]© Tivoli Homestay

8. Nice Hotel

Experience heritage and charm at the Nice Hotel. The rooms are beautifully renovated inside of New Plymouth’s oldest wooden building built in 1870. Each room has unique furnishings and artwork to stimulate the senses. Some rooms have a private balcony, as well as a smart TV, free unlimited WiFi, ensuite, kitchenette, individual climate control, jetted spa baths and much more. On-site, there is also a restaurant with a New York-style bar and featuring tasting menus.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in New Plymouth & Taranaki [2023]© Nice Hotel

9. Platinum Lodge (Stratford)

For an alternative location yet still utterly romantic, Platinum Lodge is your romantic accommodation in Stratford. It’s all about treating yourself and your loved one here with spa treatments available, as well as a cheese platter and wine on arrival if you book the “Indulgence Package”. The studios are the best choice for couples, featuring a small lounge and kitchenette, as well as an irresistible spa bath with uninterrupted views of Mt Taranaki.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in New Plymouth & Taranaki [2023]© Platinum Lodge

10. The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel

Stylish and sophisticated hotel rooms await at The Devon Hotel by the Heritage Collection. This 4.5-star hotel offers two varieties of rooms for couples. Choose the compact and comfortable “Studio Room” with an ensuite bathroom or opt for more space to enjoy in the “Suite” with a separate lounge. Food is not a hassle here thanks to the on-site Marbles Restaurant where guests can enjoy a variety of dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients. The hotel also offers bike hire, a heated outdoor pool, a spa pool and much more! For more hotel stays, check out the 10 Best Hotels in New Plymouth.

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© The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel

More About Romantic Accommodations in New Plymouth and Taranaki

Now that you have found some of the most romantic accommodations in New Plymouth and Taranaki, check out what there is to do there using the following guides:

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

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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