The Best Boutique Hotels on Waiheke Island, New Zealand

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3 September 2020

Just a 45-minute ferry ride from Auckland, Waiheke Island’s serene vineyards and beaches feel a world away from New Zealand’s largest city.

Waiheke Island attracts visitors from all over the world. Its incredible showcase of scenic sights, adventurous attractions and classy wine-tasting venues are greatly complemented by a special collection of boutique hotels. Here are some of the best places to check into while exploring this idyllic New Zealand destination.

Delamore Lodge

This luxurious resort has got it all: remarkable views, first-class spa facilities, a spacious events pavilion and stunning guest suites. The Delamore Lodge sits on a hillside overlooking the Owhanake Bay and very much brings a Mediterranean feel to the island. If you’re feeling a bit romantic, this lush venue offers special getaway packages and even hosts weddings.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Beach towels
Express check-out
Conference space
Concierge services
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge

The Oyster Inn

Part restaurant, part boutique hotel, with a full infusion of incredible vistas, the Oyster Inn has made a name for itself by producing some the finest seafood delicacies, as well as providing a great deal of hospitality. Guests can easily access the Oneroa’s main attractions from the hotel’s prime location – offering the perfect balance between intrepid exploring and relaxation.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Conference space
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

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  • Enclosure Bay

    If a romantic, 200-degree view of the Hauraki Gulf appeals to you, Enclosure Bay is the place to go. This lovely boutique hotel resides between Little Oneroa and Palm Beach – so it’s no wonder the venue takes a lot of pride in its surrounding vistas. Enclosure Bay also has a penchant for exclusivity, as the hotel comprises three intimate rooms: two guest suites and one smaller bedroom.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Concierge services
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace
    Smoke-free property

    Waiheke Island Resort

    This low-key hotel is a nice place for some R&R after a day of vineyard exploring. The Waiheke Island Resort comprises different apartment units and villas. Its swimming pool overlooks the island’s gorgeous Palm Beach, and there’s also a tennis court nearby for sporty travellers to enjoy.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Concierge services
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge

    Mudbrick Luxury Cottages

    Set in the grounds of the inimitable Mudbrick Vineyard, these cottages possess everything that makes the winery so magical: incredible views, fairytale surroundings and rustic-chic French-accented interiors. Comprising just two cottages that sleep two adults (and a child if need be), they are the ultimate romantic getaway. Wander up the garden path to the vineyard restaurant for an intimate meal accompanied by the vineyard’s award-winning wines, then head back for an evening soak in your own private spa pool to cap off a dreamy evening.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Terrace
    Smoke-free property

    Te Whau Lodge

    Wake up to panoramic views over native bush to the ocean beyond at Te Whau Lodge, where you can make the most of the incredible vantage point over a Nespresso coffee, without even leaving your bed. In the evening, take a glass of locally produced wine onto your private balcony to watch the sunset, or head down to the lodge’s private beach for a hidden picnic. Breakfast is included, so you can fuel up in the morning – be it for a day of wine tasting, or simply soaking up the sun and exploring the island’s beaches.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    In-room accessibility
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property
    These recommendations were updated on September 3, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.