10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Picton 🍸 [2023]© Waterfall Bay Luxury Escape
10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Picton 🍸 [2023]

10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Picton 🍸 [2023]

© Waterfall Bay Luxury Escape

Luxury Hotels, Resorts and B&Bs in Picton

The beginning/end of a South Island journey, a special occasion or just to celebrate being on the edge of one of New Zealand’s most stunning sounds calls for a special place to stay. Whatever excuse you need for a luxury stay in Picton, the five-star bed and breakfasts, luxury resorts, apartments and hotels can certainly provide! We go through some of our top picks of exquisite places to stay in this list of top luxury accommodations in Picton.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Luxury Guide to Picton, as well as the 8 Best Luxury Experiences in Picton.

1. Kippilaw House

Picton’s many luxury bed and breakfast accommodations start here at Kippilaw House. The B&B offers a “deluxe gourmet breakfast” and a four-course a la carte dinner. The included breakfast is an impeccably-presented three-course event with an ever-changing menu to compliment the seasonal produce of the area. As for accommodation, you have a choice of two beautifully-appointed rooms, the “Bowden Room” and the “Picton View Suite”, both with king beds, fine linen and more fluffy towels than you could possibly need. The Victorian villa radiates historical charm yet boasts modern features like solar-powered underfloor and water heating. All in all, it’s a fabulous choice for foodies or a special occasion. For alternative stays, check out the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Picton.

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Kipplaw House© Kipplaw House

2. Picton Yacht Club Hotel

For a hotel set on the foreshores of Picton Marina, check out the four-star Picton Yacht Club. The hotel offers contemporary and relaxed rooms for couples, families, business travellers and friendship groups. While there are entry-level rooms available, it’s worth kicking it up a notch and indulging in the “Penthouse Apartment” with three separate bedrooms and a full kitchen. But wherever you decide to unwind after a day of exploring Picton and the Marlborough Sounds, you’ll still have access to the hotel’s large outdoor pool and relaxed dining room at The Chartroom Restaurant. Check out deals on the Picton Yacht Club Hotel at cpghotels.com.

10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Picton 🍸 [2023]© Picton Yacht Club Hotel

3. Escape to Picton Boutique Hotel

A popular dining venue on Picton’s waterfront, who would have thought that Escape to Picton hides three luxurious suites upstairs?! While each suite is unique with exquisite handmade furniture, each provides a homely stay in the centre of Picton. Choose a room to fit your mood: “The Formal Suite” boasts romantic and traditional decor, while “The Modern Suite” is sleek and sophisticated. Whatever room you decide to indulge yourself in, your stay includes a gourmet breakfast, as well as a complimentary glass of Champagne and a fruit platter on arrival. See more couple-centric stays like this in our 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Picton.

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Picton Boutique Hotel© Picton Boutique Hotel

4. Bay of Many Coves

One of the most prestigious resorts in the Marlborough Sounds, the Bay of Many Coves is immersed in a pristine native forest setting. Luxury comes in the form of the resort’s suite, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Some features include private decks, some with a spa pool, a complimentary minibar, contemporary furnishings and unbeatable nature all around. While you might prefer to embrace being away from the rest of the world, there’s complimentary WiFi and daily newspapers available. Otherwise, you’ll probably prefer to spend your time using the paddleboards and kayaks, relaxing in the cedar hot tub, swimming in the pool or indulging in a spa treatment at the Miritu Day Spa. There is also a range of eateries available, from fine dining on The Foredeck to a casual affair on the jetty at the Bight Cafe.

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Bay of Many Coves© Bay of Many Coves

5. Unique Luxury Apartment & Private Spa Pool & Gym

One type of luxury accommodation that Picton has plenty of is the “luxury apartment”. One of the most breathtaking is the “Unique Luxury Apartment & Private Spa Pool & Gym” perched on a hillside overlooking the Picton Marina. The two-bedroom apartment/holiday home is modernly renovated with lavish places to relax, most notably a deck with a swimming pool and spa pool. You’ll also have all the mod-cons, including a TV with streaming services, high-speed WiFi and even complimentary transportation to and from the ferry terminal, train station or water taxi.

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6 Best Luxury Accommodations in Picton© Unique Luxury Apartment & Private Spa Pool & Gym

6. Picton Waterview Apartments

Providing the home-away-from-home experience with unbeatable views, choose the Picton Waterfront Apartments. Even the largest groups will find something to suit in one of their many contemporary self-contained apartments scattered across the Picton waterfront, with three-bedroom apartments sleeping up to six guests and a couple of holiday homes sleeping eight and 10 guests. The modern and stylish apartments are set in the heart of Picton with large balconies offering spectacular harbour and water views. You’ll also have the convenience of secure parking, free WiFi and Sky TV. For alternative self-catering stays, also be sure to check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Picton.

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Luxury Seaview Waterfront Apartments© Luxury Seaview Waterfront Apartments

7. Sennen House Boutique Accommodation

Indulge in timeless elegance and Victorian charm at one of Picton’s finest historical villas. Built in 1886, Sennen House Boutique Accommodation is a two-storey colonial villa featuring two self-contained apartments for ultimate privacy. You know you’ve arrived somewhere special when you wind down the paths of the beautifully manicured gardens beneath a protected native forest alive with birdsong. Yet, this luxury villa is a mere kilometre from Picton town centre along with its eateries. You won’t have to worry about breakfast, however, as a generous array of provisions is provided.

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6 Best Luxury Accommodations in Picton© Sennen House Boutique Accommodation

8. Punga Cove Resort

You can hardly beat the location of this little piece of paradise in the Queen Charlotte Sound. After a water taxi ride from Picton, you could be lapping up the views, paddling using the free kayaks and enjoying Kiwi cuisine at one of the two on-site restaurants of the Punga Cove Resort. An indulgent stay along the Queen Charlotte Track, this resort offers the ultimate place to unwind in one of its studios, chalets and apartments nestled in the bush-clad hillside. There are plenty of ways to enjoy your stay here between the outdoor pool, mountain bikes to hire, spa pools and wine tours available to pick you up from the resort’s jetty.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Picton© Punga Cove Resort

9. Waterfall Bay Luxury Escape

For a piece of the Marlborough Sounds all to yourself and your nearest and dearest, why not try Waterfall Bay Luxury Escape? Located at Onahau Bay, a water taxi journey away from Picton, the five-bedroom holiday home is the ultimate place to gather in paradise. Everything about this place is wrapped in luxury, from the marble tops of your fully equipped kitchen to the two Italian tile fireplaces in the lounge spilling out onto an expansive deck with a spa pool. For a more down-to-earth yet utterly charming stay nearby, there’s also Waterfall Bay Retreat also managed by Picton Waterfront Apartments. For more accommodation that can fit a tribe, check out the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Picton.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Picton© Waterfall Bay Luxury Escape

10. Boathouse Apartments

With the design factor that can’t help but “wow”, the Boathouse Apartments is certainly a worthy choice for discerning travellers. The nautical boathouse theme is done tastefully throughout, from the architecture to the works of art on display. It’s all the more fitting knowing that your way into town from these one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments is along the shores of the Picton Marina. While there’s free on-site parking available, your hosts can arrange a complimentary ferry transfer if needed.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Picton© Boathouse Apartments

[CLOSED] McCormick House

Another incredible bed and breakfast option in Picton is the five-star McCormick House. Set among woodland gardens, McCormick House offers three uniquely-designed rooms with sumptuous bedding, Egyptian cotton linen, a king bed and a unique stand-alone bathtub set on a tiled pedestal. Breakfast is included in the rate – a gourmet feast of homemade muesli, freshly-ground coffee, homemade yoghurt, Marlborough salmon scrambled eggs and more. On evenings in the gorgeous gardens or the lounge, enjoy antipasto platters and a choice of fine New Zealand wines.

More About Luxury Accommodations in Picton

That’s it for our list of the best luxury accommodations in Picton, but it’s by no means the end of our advice! Check out these articles to make the most of your stay in Picton:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Luxury Guide to Picton.


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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