10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui [2023]© The French Country House, Tauranga
10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui [2023]

10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui [2024]

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Where to Find Couples’ and Honeymoon Accommodations in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui

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 or romantic getaway. Complete the experience for your honeymoon, anniversary or couples’ getaway by staying in the romantic accommodations in Tauranga or the beachside suburb of Mt Maunganui. 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 the 10 Romantic Activities in Tauranga for Couples and The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Tauranga.

1. Seascape Villa B&B

Set the tone right by staying in this exclusively adults-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 8 km (5 miles) from the airport, from where the hosts provide transfers. See more recommendations like this in the 12 Best Luxury Accommodations in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui.

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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. For more hotel stays, take a look at the 10 Best Hotels in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui.

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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 Restaurant.

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Trinity Wharf Tauranga© Trinity Wharf Tauranga

4. The French Country House, Tauranga

If you’re willing to really splurge, The French Country House offers an indulgent stay on the tranquil outskirts of the city. Perched on manicured gardens, this striking manor offers a range of double rooms with a private balcony, sea views or a spa bath; the choice is yours. The entire house is decorated with old-worldly elegance. Needless to say, breakfast is included in your stay, while you’re invited to enjoy pre-dinner wine and canapes in the lounge.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui [2023]© The French Country House, Tauranga

5. 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 & Mt Maunganui.

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The Tauranga on the Waterfront© The Tauranga on the Waterfront

6. Tuscan Retreat Bed & Breakfast

Another adults-only B&B in Tauranga, this time at Papamoa Beach, Tuscan Retreat Bed & Breakfast offers an irresistible stay for couples. With an impressive array of inclusions, such as a swimming pool, laundry services and ensuites (or a private separate bathroom) with heated towel rails and underfloor heating, you’re in for a very comfortable stay. As the name suggested, the villa has a distinct Tuscan aesthetic to it which can’t help but enhance the romance.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui [2023]© Tuscan Retreat Bed & Breakfast

7. Mauao Studio

An excellent wee guesthouse in Mt Maunganui and something a little kinder on the budget, Mauao Studio offers an affordable stay for couples. Not only do you have easy access to the beach, shops and cafes but the homestay’s modern self-contained studio has its own bathroom and kitchenette. There are also bikes available for guests to use. For more affordable stays like this, check out the 15 Best Budget Accommodations in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui [2023]© Mauao Studio

8. Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers

The most striking towers in Tauranga with an enviable position at the beach of Mt Maunganui, Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers is your ultimate holiday getaway. With proximity to The Mount (Mauao), the beach and Mount Hot Pools, not to mention two of its own swimming pools, this luxury accommodation in Mt Maunganui has a location and facilities to impress. Knowing that many of its rooms are a little outdated, however, you don’t have to pay extortionate prices for this upscale stay. What’s more, you have self-catering facilities in each studio, spa-bath suite or apartment, providing more ways to say a bit of dough. For more stays with kitchen facilities, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui [2023]© Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers

9. Grange Harbour View B&B

A cosy and quiet homestay/guesthouse with breakfast included; how can you say no to the Grange Harbour View B&B?! Located in the quiet suburb of Otumoetai, this budget accommodation in Tauranga is just a five-minute drive from the city centre and is ideal for couples. The B&B features two ensuite rooms, epic views of The Mount from the windows and a swimming pool on-site.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui [2023]© Grange Harbour View B&B

10. Matua Lodge

Last but certainly not least, Matua 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, 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

More Romantic Accommodations in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui

That’s it for our guide to the most romantic accommodations in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. 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 Tauranga.


The information in this guide has been compiled from our extensive research, travel and experiences across New Zealand and the South Pacific, accumulated over more than a decade of numerous visits to each destination. Additional sources for this guide include the following:

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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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