Where to Find the Best Luxury Hotels, Lodges and Apartments in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui
Whether you’re celebrating something special or travelling in luxury is just your style, you’ll find something to suit in the harbourside city of Tauranga. Adorned with fabulous eateries and picturesque water views, Tauranga and luxury just seem to fit. While you won’t find any “five-star” hotels per se, you will, however, have a selection of luxury bed and breakfasts, 4.5-star hotels and even luxuriously-appointed motels that compete with hotels. Discover some of your best options in this list of luxury accommodations in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui.
1. The French Country House, Tauranga
One of the most prestigious properties in the Tauranga area, 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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2. The Reef Beachfront Apartments
An upscale apartment complex on the sandy shores of Mt Maunganui, The Reef Beachfront Apartments is well worth considering. There’s a very impressive pool here, while many apartments with a balcony get a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. Speaking of the apartments, they’re spacious with at least two bedrooms, as well as an open-plan kitchen and lounging spaces spilling out to your patio or balcony. For more stays with the convenience of your own kitchen, take a look at the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui.
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3. Hotel on Devonport
Overlooking the harbour in a high-rise building, Hotel on Devonport offers some of the most glorious views of the harbour and city from its downtown location. The modern rooms provide a comfortable stay in all seasons thanks to the large opening windows and private balconies, as well as the cosy gas fireplaces/heat pumps. There are six room categories available to suit couples, corporate travellers and families. The most luxurious of all is the “Premium Harbourview Room” with sliding doors onto a balcony with uninterrupted views. Be pampered in your ensuite spa bath, relax in your spacious open-plan lounge, and enjoy modern amenities like USB ports and free WiFi. Room service breakfast is available, while some local restaurants offer a charge-back service.
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4. Trinity Wharf Tauranga
Trinity Wharf Tauranga is one of Tauranga’s most upscale hotels. There are three categories of rooms at this 4.5-star hotel: “Urban Rooms”, “Harbour Rooms” and “Apartments”, all of which are elegantly appointed with the option of luxurious amenities such as spa baths and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Urban Rooms provide entry-level accommodation in this stylish hotel, while the apartments provide a home-away-from-home experience (but better). During your stay, make use of the outdoor infinity pool, free parking, free WiFi, fine dining at The Restaurant at Trinity Wharf Tauranga, business services and babysitting services. For more food recommendations, take a look at The Food Guide to Tauranga: Places to Eat & Food Tours.
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5. 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.
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6. Seascape Villa B&B
Set the tone right by staying in this adults-only villa with a choice of double, queen or premium-queen room. The luxurious B&B boasts modern and bright furnishings across its three guest rooms, lounge and deck. Enjoy a comfortable stay in your room with an ensuite, a large TV with satellite channels and thoughtful extras like bathrobes. Breakfast is an event here which includes a full cooked breakfast with eggs your style, bacon or mushrooms. Alternatively, choose a European-style continental breakfast. While the B&B is a five-minute drive from the CBD, your hosts offer a complimentary transfer to and from the airport. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui.
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7. 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 luxury experience.
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8. Quest on Durham
Enjoy your own private and luxurious space at Quest on Durham. The complex has 29 serviced apartments that are modernly styled for a luxurious yet well-priced stay in Tauranga. The open-plan apartments feature a full kitchen, ensuite, dining table and some with a balcony. The “Studio” is a cost-effective choice for couples or business travellers looking for a long-term stay in comfort, while the two/three-bedroom apartments are ideal for groups and families. Other useful facilities include on-site parking, Sky TV, free WiFi, laundry facilities and access to a gym and sauna. See more like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodations in Tauranga.
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9. The Tauranga on the Waterfront
This is a motel in Tauranga with the standards of a 4.5-star hotel. Offering a range of luxurious suites and studios, The Tauranga on the Waterfront has something for everyone. Most rooms are spacious complemented by ultra-modern design and simplistically sophisticated decor. Enjoy expansive harbour views from your private balcony or patio, step into Italian-style tiled bathrooms with marble or granite vanities, and enjoy added amenities such as a kitchenette, TV with satellite channels and free newspaper delivery. For more motel-style stays, take a look at the 10 Best Motels in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui.
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10. Matua Lodge
One of the more characterful offerings in Tauranga, Matua Lodge offers a luxury B&B experience 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 lounging and entertaining areas both inside and out. On arrival, you’ll be greeted with afternoon tea or drinks and the option of evening meals. Alternatively, enjoy your own barbecue in the manicured gardens and a full cooked or continental breakfast is included in your stay, not to mention each accommodation has snacks or a fruit bowl. As for accommodation, choose from one of the elegant harbour view rooms or suites with traditional-style decor and lots of charm. Alternatively, there is an apartment with full private facilities.
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11. Hotel Armitage and Conference Centre
Although this is a fairly cheap hotel in Tauranga, you’ll find something special in the “Premium Suites” of the Hotel Armitage, complete with a queen bed, spa bath, free WiFi and free parking. It has a separate bedroom from the lounge yet provides ample space to entertain or relax. Family and twin rooms are also available. Casual dining can be enjoyed at the Poolside Restaurant serving Kiwi favourites and cooked breakfast, while the Clippers Lounge provides a sophisticated place to meal up with friends and enjoy pre-dinner drinks. Happy hour is from 5pm to 6pm. For alternative hotel stays, take a look a the 10 Best Hotels in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui.
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12. 850 Cameron Motel
Finally, for another luxurious motel in Tauranga, take a look at 850 Cameron Motel. This contemporary accommodation, just five minutes drive from the CBD, is located near the hospital and its surrounding eateries. While the motel offers a variety of rooms, your most luxurious options include the “Executive Studio” with a spa bath, as well as the apartments with two bedrooms, one of which has single beds, a kitchenette, lounge, TV, free WiFi and more. While you may have your own kitchen facilities, there’s always the option to pick up a bite from the on-site cafe.
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More Luxury Accommodations in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui
That’s it for our guide to the best luxury accommodations in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. For more accommodation options, as well as things to do, check these out:
- 10 Best Hotels in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui
- 15 Best Things to Do in Tauranga
- The Food Guide to Tauranga: Places to Eat & Food Tours
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Luxury Travel Guide to Tauranga.