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Coromandel Town | © macronix/Flickr
Coromandel Town | © macronix/Flickr

The Best Places To Stay in Coromandel, New Zealand

Picture of Thalita Alves
Updated: 30 November 2017

The Coromandel Peninsula is a popular choice for travellers heading to New Zealand in the warm summer months. Whether you’re exploring the town with the same name, or any of the other beaches and destinations in the vicinity, there are various places to rest up and recharge on your journey. Here’s a glimpse at some of the best accommodation offerings in the region.

Driving Creek Villas

Nestled among the rugged Coromandel Range, the Driving Creek Villas is the perfect spot for those wanting to recharge in a peaceful, secluded environment. It is composed of three distinct, self-catered villas surrounded by lush forestry. Each of these come with their own Japanese-style hot tub, fully equipped kitchen and BBQ areas, as well as their own private garden.

Anchor Lodge Motel

Anchor Lodge is an island-inspired motel located just outside of the Coromandel Town centre, making it the ideal departure point for exploring the area’s top attractions. It features 25 different rooms, which include harbour view suites, spa suites, two-bed family units, and a handful of luxurious family apartments. Room service is available and the accommodation provides cribs at no additional cost if needed.

Admiralty Lodge

Admiralty Lodge is a laid-back motel in Whitianga, right next to the beach. Its rooms offer some incredible views of the picturesque Mercury Bay and Buffalo Beach as well as comprising an array of comfortable facilities. Several of its units are interconnected to accommodate families and large travelling groups. Cooked and continental breakfasts are delivered at your door upon request and a complimentary newspaper is also delivered daily.

Beachfront Resort

True to its name, you’ll find Beachfront Resort right next to Buffalo Beach in Whitianga. Most of the eight self-contained apartment units on-site come with stunning sea views and private patios (the west-facing Beachside Unit is the only exception). Free guest facilities include beach kayaks, body boards, heated spa pool, plus a beach bar and BBQ deck for those nights you just want to chill out in the premises.

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park offers a wide range of accommodation options for those exploring the Coromandel Peninsula. The park consists of campsites, motel units, a backpackers’ lodge and a series of deluxe cabins and ensuite villas for families looking for a treat as well as travellers looking for something more budget-friendly. On top of that, there are communal dining and BBQ areas on-site, plus a cafe/takeaway restaurant for those who need a break from fixing up their own meals.

Tatahi Lodge Beach Resort

Tatahi Lodge Beach Resort sits within a short walking distance of Hahei Beach and the world-famous Cathedral Cove archway. The accommodation is surrounded by native trees and subtropical gardens, and its rooms are nicely decorated with locally-made artwork. Room options include two-bed self-catered apartments, a freestanding garden cottage, a garden studio, and a modern beach villa.

Hahei Horizon

Hahei Horizon is a down-to-earth bed and breakfast that enjoys a lush hillside location with plenty of coastal views. Cathedral Cove is just teo kilometres (1.24 miles) away and Purangi Winery is within a 7-kilometre (4.35-mile) trip. Two intimate guest rooms and a suite are on offer here: The Cove upstairs, The Pa on the middle-floor, and three-sleeper The Bach suite below. Cooked breakfasts are served on the communal deck and dining room, but guests can also relish these at the comfort of their own rooms.