8 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whakatane© Secret Lake Farmstay
8 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whakatane

10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Whakatane & Ohope 🍸 [2024]

© Secret Lake Farmstay

Where to Find Luxury Accommodation in Whakatane and Ohope Beach

Make your stay by the golden sands and offshore islands of the Bay of Plenty extra special by staying in Whakatane‘s premium accommodation. What the vibrant coastal town lacks in hotels and luxury boutique lodges it makes up for with 4.5-star motels, luxury apartments, holiday homes, B&Bs and glamping experiences. Discover some of our top picks for luxury accommodations in Whakatane and Ohope Beach in the list below.

Plus, don’t forget to browse The Luxury Guide to Whakatane and 8 Luxury Activities in Whakatane for more inspiration for your special getaway.

1. Tuscany Villas – Luxury Motel in Whakatane

A stylish four-star motel in the heart of Whakatane, Tuscany Villas is just the right fit for discerning travellers. The bright and modernly-decorated motel rooms not only come with a convenient kitchenette but also quality touches like a coffee plunger, free WiFi and Sky TV. What’s more, you’re just a short walk from the nearby restaurants and bars along the waterfront. Note that if you are paying on check-in, they only accept credit cards.

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2. Secret Lake Farmstay – Luxury B&B in Whakatane

Get that luxury out-of-town retreat at the Secret Lake Farmstay. On the outskirts of town close to Awakeri, enjoy a private suite of this farmstay B&B complete with an ensuite bathroom with an in-the-ground bathtub, as well as a kitchenette. With a fabulous hilltop position and gorgeous grounds to wander, including a lake, there’s much scenery to soak in after a day’s adventuring or while indulging in your included breakfast.

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3. Ohope Beach Resort – Luxury Resort at Ohope Beach

Holiday living that is so good you want to take it home, the Ohope Beach Resort offers some of the most spacious apartments in Ohope. Apartments don’t come smaller than two bedrooms with an open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area with all of your essential home amenities presented in a contemporary style. What’s more, facilities include a swimming pool, lap pool, heated lounge pool, spa pools, sauna, tennis court, petanque court, library and much more, ensuring there’s plenty to do during your stay.

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4. Kohi Point – Luxury Holiday Home at Ohope Beach

Indulge in your own space right on the shores of Ohope Beach at the Kohi Point Holiday Home. This three-bedroom piece of paradise sleeping up to six guests boasts a contemporary design and elegant social spaces, including an open-plan kitchen (including a dishwasher) and dining area, as well as a living room with large glass doors leading to a private deck with a barbecue. Enjoy expansive gardens and a private walkway down to the beach. What’s more, the property is managed by Bachcare, ensuring quality and a few more services you won’t see in many other Whakatane holiday homes.

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5. White Island Rendezvous – Upscale Motel and Villas in Whakatane

More than just a 4.5-star motel in Whakatane, White Island Rendezvous also offers two charming boutique villas. Moments away from the Whakatane harbourfront, White Island Rendezvous offers a convenient location. It’s also the only motel in Whakatane with its own cafe should you want to treat yourself. You can even get your cafe breakfast delivered to your room each morning. Due to its family-friendly rooms, we also list this one in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Whakatane.

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6. One88 on Commerce – Luxury Whakatane Motel with a Spa Bath

One of the most upmarket motels in Whakatane, One88 on Commerce provides a lavish stay in the town centre. Relaxation is the highlight of your stay in one of the spa suites or the one- or two-bedroom suites, each with a spa bath and separate shower. Prepare meals in your open-plan kitchen with a ceramic cooktop and dishwasher and kick back with a movie on your smart TV. See more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Motels in Whakatane.

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7. 37 The Landing Motel – Premium Motel in Whakatane

Contemporary, stylish and warm, 37 The Landing Motel is another one of Whakatane’s premium motels. Featuring full double glazing (yes, that’s a rarity in New Zealand), spa bath bathrooms with a separate shower, large beds with electric blankets and full cooking facilities, you have all the essential amenities, as well as a few treats. There’s an array of motel units available, from various grades of studios ideal for solo travellers and couples to lavish two-bedroom apartments for a real home away from home.

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8. Beachpoint Apartments – Upscale Apartments at Ohope Beach

Offering vistas of Ohope Beach and out to White Island, it’s hard to beat the views of the Beachpoint Apartments. Stay in the well-appointed fully self-contained apartments and enjoy luxurious extras like a large deck, a heated swimming pool and an attractive barbecue area. The one-bedroom apartments are a romantic option for couples, while the two-bedroom apartments are ideal for families or two couples travelling together, with the added option to have two separate bathrooms in one apartment. For more stays with excellent kitchen facilities, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Whakatane & Ohope.

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9. Quayside Luxury Apartments – Luxury Apartments at Ohope Beach

Stay in an ultra-modern apartment complex at the Quayside Luxury Apartments. Enjoy the luxuries of city living on the shores of Ohope with the apartments’ rooftop pool. You’ll hardly struggle for space in the large open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, some with extensive private balconies. Bedrooms are separate with one, two and even three-bedroom apartments available.

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10. The Grove Farmstay – Glamping in Whakatane

An easy stroll from the white sands of Thornton Beach, The Grove Farmstay is a luxury glamping experience outside of Whakatane. There are two premium yurts to stay nestled among avocado trees. The yurts are elegantly furnished and have a spa pool, private deck, firepit and a separate kitchen and bathroom around the back. Ideal for couples or even families, with bunkbeds discreetly hidden behind a screen, The Grove Farmstay provides a luxurious getaway for all. See more picks like this in the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Whakatane & Ohope.

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More Luxury Accommodations in Whakatane and Ohope Beach

That’s it for our list of the best luxury accommodations in Whakatane and Ohope Beach. For more places to stay, as well as things to do, check out these recommendations:

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


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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