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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Picton

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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.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 10 Amazing Things to Do in Picton and The Honeymoon Guide to 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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Escape to Picton Boutique Hotel© Escape to Picton Boutique Hotel

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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Harbour View Motel Picton© Harbour View Motel Picton

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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Seaview Apartment© Seaview Apartment

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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McCormick House© McCormick House

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.

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Kipplaw House© Kipplaw House


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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