Luxury Hotels in Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland

Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland has some simply beautiful accommodation options, from chic city boltholes to secluded beachfront retreats. 

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Hotel Grand Windsor

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

The Hotel Grand Windsor is a boutique five-star hotel located on Auckland's Queen Street. With a blend of classic and Art Deco design, it exudes style and elegance and offers unparalleled service. The afternoon tea is a highlight, perfectly harmonising the history of high tea with the history of the hotel itself.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Couples

Helena Bay Lodge

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Helena Bay is a member of Relais & Chateaux and has been recognised by Conde Nast Traveller and Travel and Leisure as one of the best luxury hotels and it isn't surprising, with a treasure trove of natural wonders, private yacht and helicopter trips, a Michelin-starred restaurant and more.

Best for: Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Off the Beaten Track

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

A spectacular guesthouse on the cliff tops in the Bay of Islands, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs stands proudly within its own six thousand-acres, while the Pacific Ocean glistens ahead. In this wonderfully remote setting, you’ll unearth three secluded swimming beaches and a Par 72 championship golf course, ranked number 18 in the world.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness

Eagles Nest

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Located atop a private peninsula with views overlooking the beautiful Bay of Islands, the stylish accommodation at Eagles Nest sits within its own stunning 75-acre estate. Designed with luxury in mind, infinity pools, secluded beaches, personal chefs and even a Porsche are at your disposal throughout a relaxing stay at this boutique retreat.

Best for: Seriously special, Setting & Views, Private Groups, Chic Design

The Boatshed

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Situated above the glittering waters of Little Oneroa Beach, The Boatshed is a luxurious boutique retreat with a nautical flavour. It’s the little things at The Boatshed that make it special, from the personable service to the overflowing sweet jar in your room. All that’s left to do is soak up the Island’s restful way of life, and spend afternoons daydreaming on the beach.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, Honeymoon

Hotel DeBrett

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

This modern boutique hideaway is nestled in a labyrinth of Auckland’s fashion and art-filled alleyways. A fabulous blend of old and new, Hotel DeBrett’s intimate, individually designed rooms are kitted out with Kiwi collectables and retro interiors, which reflect its status as one of Auckland’s oldest hotels.

Best for: Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, Cultural Immersion

Waipoua Lodge

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

The award-winning, historic Waipoua Lodge is nestled on a ridge overlooking Waipoua Forest, which is home to ancient kauri trees. This attractive lodge is swathed by magnificent natural beauty. Relax beneath the uninterrupted night skies in this tranquil setting.

Best for: Setting & Views, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet, Eco-tourism

Delamore Lodge

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Moulded into the hillside at Owhanke Bay; Delaware Lodge hovers above glistening waters and isolated beaches. The intricate design of this boutique guesthouse resembles a traditional Maori fish hook, built around a quaint courtyard with tropical rock pools and a mini waterfall.  You’ll find yourself completely unravelling here, switching off from the outside world as you relax in the beauty of this tranquil landscape.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Hideaway

Flagstaff Lodge & Day Spa

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, this modernised 100 year-old villa provides luxury accommodation in the charming historic seaside town of Russell. Rejuvenate yourself at Flagstaff Lodge with owners Ruth and Jessie’s homely hospitality and delicious gourmet breakfasts, before indulging in a relaxing treatment at the adjoining Day Spa.

Best for: Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, Spa & Wellness


Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

A rural retreat set against New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf, Seafields is an intimate hideaway that blends blissful tranquillity with modern comforts and personalised hospitality. Feel right at home reclining on a sun-soaked terrace, kayaking off the coast, or taking a barefoot walk through landscaped lawns rolling to the foreshore.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

French chic meets New Zealand elegance at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour. Luxurious and contemporary, the hotel is located in the heart of the city’s maritime district and features breathtaking views of the nearby shimmering Waitemata Harbour.

Best for: Family-friendly, City Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Takatu Lodge & Vineyard

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Capture the essence of artisan New Zealand at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard. This countryside retreat is situated at the entrance to the breathtaking Takatu Peninsula, in the heart of the winelands, and offers sweeping vistas out to sea. With the natural wood and stone architecture complementing the environment, blend into your surroundings while savouring fine artisan produce and delicious home-grown wines.

Best for: Chic Design, Lodge, Setting & Views, Hideaway

Skycity Grand

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Situated at the base of the iconic Sky Tower in the heart of Auckland’s bustling business district, the magnificent Skycity Grand Hotel occupies an exclusive position next to a heap of the city’s main attractions and eateries. Shop till you drop in the nearby designer shopping precincts and chic markets, or experience the city’s trendiest nightlife scene; it’s all about luxury and location at the Skycity Grand.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel, Setting & Views

Huntaway Lodge

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Huntaway Lodge is a beautiful contemporary lodge, surrounded by verdant gardens and overlooking the ocean from its position high on a steep hill in the Bay of Islands.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet


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