Ibis Styles Invercargill
Ibis Styles Invercargill

7 Best Family Accommodation in Invercargill

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Family-friendly Accommodation in Invercargill

From family picnics in the glorious Queens Park to wreaking havoc at Dig This, there’s plenty of ways families can enjoy their time together in Invercargill. But in between exploring the museums and enjoying the walks that the city has to offer, where is a good place for families to stay? There’s an accommodation type to suit most needs, from upmarket hotels to budget holiday parks. Check out some of our top picks in this list of the best family accommodation in Invercargill.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Guide to Invercargill for Families. Plus, find more inspiration for things to do in the 10 Things to Do in Invercargill with Kids.

1. Balmoral Lodge Motel

Enjoy the comforts of home at the Balmoral Lodge Motel. The one and two-bedroom units are the best options for families, many featuring fun mezzanine layouts. You’ll have access to full kitchen facilities, including an oven in the two-bedroom unit. All rooms are well-presented with a homely ambience. Other facilities include spa baths in some units, WiFi, Sky TV, central heating, on-site parking, breakfast delivery available and more. Find this motel on Tay Street between the city centre and Transport World (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).

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Balmoral Lodge Motel© Balmoral Lodge Motel

2. Ascot Park Hotel

An upmarket hotel in the quiet outskirts of the city, the Ascot Park Hotel offers an international-style hotel experience in Invercargill. The hotel has a range of room types, from hotel twin queen rooms for families to one-bedroom apartments to motel units with all the fixings. All in all, the Ascot Park Hotel offers something for every family’s needs in their sleek and stylish rooms. Dinnertime is made easy thanks to the on-site restaurant and bars, of which there are four options to enjoy.

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Ascot Park Hotel© Ascot Park Hotel

3. Homestead Villa Motel

Homestead Villa Motel is home to 35 extremely well-appointed rooms with modern decor and fixings. Units and apartments have ample space for families, with layouts including one and two-bedroom apartments. Deluxe one-bedroom apartments are also available should you want a bit of indulgence with a double corner spa bath. Find the Homestead Villa Motel just a couple of minutes away from the city centre and a short walk from Queens Park, which you can learn more about in 5 Glorious Reserves & Parks in Invercargill.

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Homestead Villa Motel© Homestead Villa Motel

4. Kelvin Hotel

From budget to premium rooms, Kelvin Hotel has something to offer for a range of budgets and tastes. Their classic triple rooms are the most affordable choice for families, decorated with simplicity but offering all the basic hotel amenities you would expect. The three-bedroom apartment is a luxurious choice for families seeking their own space and a home away from home. On-site is also a convenient restaurant and bar open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What’s more, the Kelvin Hotel is centrally located in Invercargill’s main shopping precinct.

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Kelvin Hotel© Kelvin Hotel

5. Monarch Motel

A sunny motel in both its yellow exterior and the way it captures the sun, Monarch Motel makes an attractive place to stay in Invercargill. While a little out of town, the motel is located just a short walk from the Ascot shopping centre and Stadium Southland where the kids can enjoy the clip ‘n climb climbing walls. The motel has 22 spacious and stylishly-decorated motel accommodations, including one and two-bedroom units for families. Facilities include free WiFi, on-site parking, spa pool, five Sky TV channels, breakfast delivery available and more. This motel also features on our 8 Best Budget Accommodation in Invercargill.

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Monarch Motel© Monarch Motel

6. ibis Styles Invercargill

Centrally located and reasonably priced, ibis Styles Invercargill Hotel is well worth considering. This hotel accommodation is located in the heart of the city, offering apartments with kitchenettes so you are able to make simple meals for the family. Room upgrades are also available, should you want to indulge in a Deluxe Apartment with two separate bedrooms. There’s plenty here to keep the kids entertained, such as access to free WiFi, an in-house movies theatre and a games room.

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Ibis Styles Invercargill© Ibis Styles Invercargill

7. Invercargill TOP 10 Holiday Park

Offering a huge range of accommodation types, there’s a unit, motel or camping spot at the Invercargill TOP 10 Holiday Park to suit most tastes. Apart from campsites, the holiday park offers budget cabins with linen and breakfast-making facilities, suitable for families of four to six, and access to the holiday park’s communal bathrooms and kitchens. For extra comfort, there are ensuite units and self-contained units with private cooking facilities. Other features at the holiday park include a family-friendly barbecue area, free limited WiFi, laundry, a children’s playground and more. You’ll find Invercargill Top 10 Holiday Park on the northern border of Invercargill by Donovan and Anderson parks. See more recommendations like this in 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Invercargill.

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Invercargill TOP 10 Holiday Park© Invercargill TOP 10 Holiday Park


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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