Hotel on Devonport
Hotel on Devonport

5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Tauranga

© Hotel on Devonport

Romantic Getaways and Honeymoon Accommodation in Tauranga

Escape to the harbour city awash with elegant eateries, vast sandy beaches, hot pools and water activities. Tauranga sure makes a romantic urban getaway and an idyllic addition to your New Zealand honeymoon. Complete the experience for your honeymoon, anniversary or couples’ getaway by staying in the romantic accommodation in Tauranga. We list some of our top picks, from luxury hotels to charming bed and breakfasts.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in 10 Tauranga Must-Dos and The Honeymoon Guide to Tauranga.

1. Seascape Villa B&B

Set the tone right by staying in this exclusively adult-only villa with three guest rooms for couples. The luxurious B&B boasts contemporary and sleek furnishings across its guest rooms, lounge and deck – all areas to enjoy your included full-cooked or European-style continental breakfast. Each guest rooms has an ensuite, a large flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and thoughtful extras like his-and-her bathrobes. The B&B is a five-minute drive from the CBD and 8km (5 miles) from the airport, where the hosts provide transfers to and from the latter.

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Seascape Villa B&B© Seascape Villa B&B

2. Hotel on Devonport

Overlooking the harbour in a high-rise building, Hotel on Devonport offers glorious views of the harbour from its downtown location. The modern rooms provide a comfortable stay whatever the season thanks to the large opening windows, private balconies, as well as the cosy gas fireplaces/heat pumps. There are six room categories available, many of which suit couples such as the Premium Harbourview Room with sliding doors onto a balcony. Be pampered in your ensuite spa bath, relax together in your spacious open-plan lounge, and enjoy modern amenities like USB ports and free WiFi. While breakfast can be delivered to your room, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed at local restaurants that offer a charge-back service. See more recommendations like this in 8 Best Luxury Accommodation in Tauranga.

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Hotel on Devonport© Hotel on Devonport

3. Trinity Wharf Tauranga

Enjoy a romantic and luxurious stay in one of Tauranga’s most upscale hotels. The Trinity Wharf Tauranga has three categories of rooms: Urban Rooms, Harbour Rooms and Apartments, all of which are elegantly-appointed with the option of luxurious additions such as spa baths and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Urban Rooms provide entry-level accommodation into this 4.5-star hotel, still offering a high-quality stay for couples, while the apartments provide a home-away-from-home experience… But better! Your downtime at the hotel can be spent in the outdoor infinity pool, at the gym or enjoying a romantic meal the Halo Restaurant. See more hotels with excellent restaurants in our 10 Best Accommodation in Tauranga for Foodies.

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Trinity Wharf Tauranga© Trinity Wharf Tauranga

4. The Tauranga on the Waterfront

Offering a range of luxurious suites and studios, The Tauranga on the Waterfront provides an upmarket stay for couples. Most rooms are spacious complemented by modern design and amenities. Enjoy a glass of wine and harbour views from your private balcony or patio, step into your Italian-style tiled bathroom with marble or granite vanities, and enjoy added home comforts such as a kitchenette and a TV with satellite channels. See more marvellous motel options in our list of the 10 Best Motels in Tauranga.

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The Tauranga on the Waterfront© The Tauranga on the Waterfront

5. Matua Lodge

Last but certainly not least, Matura Lodge offers one of the more characterful accommodations in Tauranga. Matua Lodge is a luxury B&B in a timber lodge with modern touches. There is a wonderful indoor-to-outdoor flow through the large sliding window doors, where you can enjoy entertaining areas both inside and out. On arrival to the lodge, you’ll be greeted with afternoon tea or drinks and the option to dine at the lodge. Alternatively, enjoy your own barbecue among the manicured gardens. In the morning, wake up to a full cooked or continental breakfast included in your stay… Not to mention each room has snacks or a fruit bowl for you to indulge in! As for accommodation, choose from one of the elegant harbour view rooms or suites with traditional-style decor that can’t help but evoke romance. Alternatively, there is a fully self-contained apartment for ultimate privacy.

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Matua Lodge© Matua Lodge


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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