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20 Best New Zealand Beach Resorts

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Hotel St Clair (Dunedin) 4.0 of 5
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#7 of 56 hotels in Dunedin
72 travellers mentioned "beach" and "oceanfront" when describing this hotel.
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Curio Bay Boutique Accommodation (Tokanui) Travellers' Choice® 2015 Winner Top Hotels
#1 of 1 hotels in Tokanui
One traveller mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "left a key for us and we loved having such a rustic, luxurious room right on the ocean front. As others have noted, the furnishings are lovely - the massive bed was just about..."
  • "We stayed for only one night in the left Curio Bay studio. The studio was great, huge bed, nice bathroom, kitchen, couch and an amazing view to the beach and the ocean. You should be aware that there ..."
#5 of 12 hotels in Mount Maunganui
30 travellers mentioned "oceanside motel" and "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "I would stay at the oceanside motel and apartments so many times and I would never get bored the big waves on the beach are got to surf on and to body board. Chris age 10..."
  • "The mount is a great place in the winter, with not so many people around you basically have the beach to yourself while taking an evening stroll. Rooms are comfortable and modern..."
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Avalon Resort (Kerikeri) 4.0 of 5
#6 of 30 Kerikeri B&B and Inns
One traveller mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "After a long day of sightseeing (trips on the ocean, discovering 90 mile beach and enjoying regional wineries) this was the perfect place the come 'home' to...."
  • "We stayed at the Avalon resort for the first time, actually our first overnight stay after arriving in NZ. The location is beautiful, located in a valley along a scenic river. Our cottage was tasteful..."
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Punakaiki Resort (Punakaiki) 4.0 of 5
#3 of 3 hotels in Punakaiki
92 travellers mentioned "beachfront location" and "beach front hotels" when describing this hotel.
  • "Absolute beachfront location. Our second stay here and as good as the first time. Very handy location near the pancake rocks. A great beach for walks. Went to sleep listening to..."
  • "This was one of the few beach front hotels we saw in New Zealand and the location is great. There's not much in Punakaiki but having a room overlooking the beach which is very quiet..."
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#1 of 3 Moeraki B&B and Inns
One traveller mentioned "by the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "A SUPERB accommodation that is very close to the famous stones by the ocean. Amanda and Paul are the perfect hosts when you travel to the East coast of South Island. We cannot..."
  • "Immaculately clean and well provisioned place. Would be one of the best self catering places I’ve stayed. Great views, helpful and genuine hosts and just generally peaceful and perfect. My partner and..."
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#16 of 43 hotels in Paihia
17 travellers mentioned "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "We are currently on the last day of a week's vacation at the Paihia Beach Resort & Spa. After having read a few uncomplimentary reviews on Trip Advisor, we were a little anxious..."
  • "Our final stop was to Paihia Beach Resort. We all felt we saved the best for last. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was AMAZING! They had a nice Rooms were..."
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#33 of 56 hotels in Dunedin
One traveller mentioned "close to the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "needed a one night stay in Dunedin and wanted to be close to the ocean so Ocean Beach Hotel was a cheap easy choice. Room clean and warm, Shower great. We will be staying again in..."
  • "I spent 2 nights at Ocean Beach and enjoyed it very much. The staff were helpful and very friendly, the room perfect for my needs, clean and warm and close to the ice rink and beach! Would defina..."
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#3 of 9 hotels in Russell
4 travellers mentioned "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "Just a short walk to the beach, a great location and the managers great to deal with. A real pleasure to stay there and can't wait to go back..."
  • "It is also a 10 minute walk over teh hill to long beach which is great. We prefered Russell to Paihia as it was much quiter although both are very nice. Don't mull this one over..."
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#7 of 9 hotels in Hokitika
3 travellers mentioned "on the ocean" and "on the oceanfront" when describing this hotel.
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#33 of 43 hotels in Paihia
7 travellers mentioned "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "A superb location and lovely little hotel close to beach. Dont miss cooking your own selection of meat on a volcanic stone heated to 400c and placed before you at the table.We were..."
  • "The hotel is set slightly back from the main beach road so it's very quiet. There are plenty of parking spaces near each row of rooms. The room itself was fantastic, we had a split..."
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Kingfish Lodge (North Island)
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#86 of 1,060 hotels in North Island
One traveller mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "terrific, clean, comfortable and nicely presented also they were located on the ocean front with great views. Then we saw the newly fully renovated rooms and man they are..."
  • "Having read the only other ONE review on this site i would have to say that i went thinking the worst. My wife had been to kingfish lodge before and had already made her mind up and went ahead and boo..."
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs (Matauri Bay) 5.0 of 5 Travellers' Choice® 2015 Winner Luxury | Small Hotels
#1 of 1 hotels in Matauri Bay
17 travellers mentioned "beach" when describing this hotel.
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#37 of 96 hotels in Rotorua
2 travellers mentioned "beach motel" and "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "Yet despite all this makeup, the place still exudes the ambience of a tarted up beach motel. It is certainly not a resort. Likes: keen and helpful staff, excellent and well-priced..."
  • "The beach was not very clean, the pool too cold. We had dinner there twice and some problem with the service : very slow and the waiter was a bit young for this job. He insisted a..."
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#15 of 17 Speciality lodging in Coromandel
2 travellers mentioned "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "Shakespeare Lodge is the ultimate in a luxury beach holiday. The lodge itself is beautiful and very tastefully decorated. It is very clean and the rooms are more than generous. The..."
  • "The vista from inside the Lodge down to the sleepy hamlet of Cooks Beach nestled at the bottom of the hillside on which the Lodge sits, and then across Mercury Bay to the hill..."
#57 of 96 hotels in Rotorua
7 travellers mentioned "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "He, and we, loved the the hot pool, the beach and playground. Very good value. We would recomend Cosy Cottages wholeheartedly to anyone visiting Rotorua...."
  • "Staff very friendly and helpful Didn't see the beach as it had been raining heavily and the path was flooded. Apart from that , it was ace!..."
Punga Cove Resort (Endeavour Inlet) 4.0 of 5
#1 of 1 hotels in Endeavour Inlet
One traveller mentioned "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "We also noted there were lovely deckchairs at the beach as well as kayaks and there was a nice pool and spa pool as well. The drying room was much appreciated too, and was full up..."
  • "We had a five night stay at Punga with our 4 young children and 2 other family members. The resort feels a million miles from care and sits in a beautiful bay of ferns. We stayed at the mid range opti..."
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#1 of 1 hotels in Taipa
25 travellers mentioned "beach resort" and "beachside room" when describing this hotel.
  • "The locatoin of Taipa Bay Beach Resort is definately is strong point. The owners need to consider investing in some upgrades such as outdoor furniture. The spa pool had not been..."
  • "Was given a beachside room this time. Great view. Not the proprietors fault by any means, but due to weather that evening the waves were really loud. This rooms bathroom (725..."
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#42 of 74 hotels in Taupo
One traveller mentioned "oceans" when describing this hotel.
  • "to a two bedroom villa which started our stay off very well, then saw that we had oceans of space for the two of us and the villa was immaculate... all the facilities you could..."
  • "There for wedding and was plenty of space for us. onsite restaurant good for the kids while we were at the wedding reception. what we paid is what we expect for family of 5. heating adequate. beds goo..."
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#59 of 142 hotels in Christchurch
2 travellers mentioned "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "It was a bristling 7Cdeg the day I smashed some driving range golf balls toward Brighton Beach with my left-handed seven iron. It was too cold for a round of golf. But the exercise..."
  • "restaurant was a huge disappointment with incredibly slow service, expensive wine and silly dishes. Go to the Beach Hut at Sumner instead!..."
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Possum Lodge (Fiordland National Park)
#20 of 25 hotels in Fiordland National Park
One traveller mentioned "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "being genuinely lake front, a short walk through trees etc takes you to a rocky foreshore. A beach area is further away, 15-20 min walk...."
  • "We had one night in a camper van here, but wished we could stay longer. The site is in a lovely quiet location just on the shores of Manapouri lake. It's a pleasant wooded site with lots of walks down..."
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