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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whangarei

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Romantic Getaways and Honeymoon Accommodation in Whangarei

With breathtaking beaches and coastlines, sunny climate and a vibrant city centre, Whangarei is a fine choice for a romantic getaway or to include in your honeymoon itinerary around New Zealand. Whether you’re a couple on a budget or seek luxury for a special occasion, you’ll find accommodation to suit in Whangarei. We’ll go through some of your best options in this list of romantic accommodation in Whangarei.

While you’re here, you might be interested in The Honeymoon Guide to Whangarei and 12 Fantastic Things to Do at Whangarei Heads.

1. Lupton Lodge

Luxury and the comforts of home unite at Lupton Lodge. This boutique accommodation sits between Whangarei city and the breathtaking Tutukaka Coast, making an ideal base to explore the Northland region. An a la carte breakfast is included in the stay, as well as access to an on-site dining room serving gourmet evening meals, a 10m (33ft) swimming pool, extensive gardens to wander, farm animals to meet, and a lounge with game tables. Couples have a vast range of deluxe rooms to choose from, each beautifully-appointed with their own unique style, whether you prefer historic charm or contemporary sophistication. See more accommodation like this in our 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whangarei.

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Lupton Lodge© Lupton Lodge

2. Continental Motel

A motel might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you say “romance”, but hear us out. The Continental Motel provides a more “resort-style” experience near Mt Parihaka and its walking trails. Refresh together at the motel’s on-site outdoor swimming pool, unwind in the spa pool and relax in the gardens. The studios and one-bedroom units are the best choice for couples, both freshly decorated and furnished with character. You’ll also have access to kitchen facilities, should you want a quiet night in, or treat your loved one to breakfast in bed with breakfast delivery available. See more motels in the area in our 10 Best Motels in Whangarei.

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Continental Motel© Continental Motel

3. Lodge Bordeaux

An attractive lodge on the tranquil outskirts of Whangarei, Lodge Bordeaux makes an ideal choice for a romantic getaway. Each of the 15 studios and one-bedroom units are elegantly-decorated for a memorable stay. Enjoy the convenience of your own cooking facilities, cafe-style breakfasts delivered to your door, and indulge in New Zealand wines together straight from your minibar. Units also include relaxing spa baths, king beds, heated tiled floors, Sky TV, hush glass windows, soundproofing and much more. Enjoy your downtime together at the lodge in the outdoor swimming pool or firing up the barbecue.

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Lodge Bordeaux© Lodge Bordeaux

4. Pentland House B&B

A homely yet private bed & breakfast experience awaits at Pentland House B&B. A superb choice for couples, Pentland House offers three rooms including a king room with an ensuite shower bathroom and a more affordable queen room. Enjoy the views of the river from your sun-filled patio, prepare quick snacks using the guest kitchenette and relax in the lounge during your stay. The B&B is also conveniently located just a short walk from the city centre along a scenic riverside walkway. Your stay is topped off with a cooked breakfast each morning.

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Pentland House B&B© Pentland House B&B

5. Discovery Settlers Hotel

For couples seeking a more hotel-style experience, check out Discovery Settlers Hotel. The three-star hotel offers four types of rooms for couples, each classically furnished and suit a range of budgets. The Superior Room or Executive Studio is a great option for a special occasion, especially with their sliding doors leading out to a patio or balcony looking out onto gorgeous gardens and Hatea River. Wander around the park-like grounds together, refresh in the on-site swimming pool and enjoy a romantic meal at the Settlers Bar & Grill serving sumptuous steaks, gourmet grill meals and more. See more hotels in our list of 10 Best Hotels in Whangarei.

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Discovery Settlers Hotel© Discovery Settlers Hotel


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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