Romantic Getaways and Honeymoon Accommodation in Picton
The sunny side of the South Island makes the ideal setting for a romantic getaway. With the glorious scenery of Queen Charlotte Sound on one side and an array of vineyards and wineries on the other, Picton could well be argued as one of the South Island’s most romantic places. It’s an essential addition to the New Zealand honeymoon itinerary and helps its case with a delightful selection of romantic accommodation. We go through some of the top picks, from luxurious boutique hotels to irresistible bed and breakfasts in this list of the best romantic accommodation in Picton.
1. Escape to Picton Boutique Hotel
Hidden upstairs of a popular dining establishment on Picton’s waterfront are three luxurious suites. Escape to Picton Boutique Hotel offers three utterly charming and romantic suites, each with its own unique and exquisite handmade furniture. Choose a room to fit your style, The Formal Suite boasts elegance in its traditional decor, while The Modern Suite is sleek and sophisticated. Whatever room you decide to indulge in, you’ll receive a complimentary glass of Champagne and a fruit platter on arrival and wake up to a gourmet breakfast. See more recommendations like this in 6 Best Luxury Accommodation in Picton.
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2. Harbour View Motel
Swap dusty and drab motel rooms for the stylish and contemporary Harbour View Motel. While the budget accommodation in Picton offers a range of rooms for couples, it’s the suites with a balcony that makes the Harbour View Motel a romantic choice. Enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset across the harbour, as well as the ultra-convenient location close to Picton’s eateries, the ferry terminal and where many activities depart. What’s more, many of the suites have kitchen facilities, free WiFi, an ensuite and come at an affordable price. See more like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Picton.
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3. Seaview Apartment
Some couples don’t want all the frills, they just want privacy and a special home-away-from-home experience. If this speaks to you, then consider the holiday home apartment, the Seaview Apartment. Located five minutes drive from the ferry terminal yet feels miles away from the hustle and bustle, Seaview Apartment provides a tranquil retreat and a private space for couples. The apartment with a spacious lounge, kitchen with a bar, stylishly-designed bathroom and comfortable bedroom has all you need for a quiet night in. You can make the most of the harbour views whatever the weather from the conservatory leading onto a patio with a barbecue.
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4. McCormick House
Another romantic bed and breakfast option in Picton is the five-star McCormick House. Set among woodland gardens, McCormick House offers three uniquely-designed guest rooms furnished with a king bed topped with Egyptian cotton linen and a unique stand-alone bathtub set on a tiled pedestal. Breakfast is included in the rate, which is a gourmet feast of homemade muesli, freshly-ground coffee, homemade yoghurt or a cooked breakfast like Marlborough salmon scrambled eggs and more. Spend your evening in the gorgeous gardens or the lounge, enjoying antipasto platters and choice of fine New Zealand wines.
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5. Kippilaw House
For a real foodie experience for couples, set your sights on Kippilaw House. The bed and breakfast offers a complimentary “deluxe gourmet breakfast” with the optional extra of a four-course a la carte dinner. The breakfast is an impeccably-presented three-course event with an ever-changing menu to complement seasonal produce. As for accommodation, you have a choice of two beautifully-appointed rooms, the Bowden Room and the Picton View Suite, set in a Victorian villa. The villa oozes in historical charm yet boasts modern features like solar-powered underfloor and water heating. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Accommodation in Picton for Foodies.