Top 10 hotels in Central Otago, New Zealand

January 23, 2023 Moriah Teneyck

Discover the best hotels in Central Otago, Otago Region, South Island including Heritage Collection Lake Resort Cromwell, Colonial Manor Motel, Harvest Hotel, ASURE Central Gold Motel, River Rock Estate, Cromwell Motel, Lake Dunstan Motel, Central Park Apartments, Central Gateway Motel, Clutha Gold Cottages.
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1. Heritage Collection Lake Resort Cromwell

15-23 Perriam Place, Pisa Moorings, Cromwell 9383 New Zealand
Excellent
60%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 422 reviews

Heritage Collection Lake Resort Cromwell

Heritage Collection Lake Resort, Cromwell offers guests villa accommodation set on the shores of Lake Dunstan. Located 7 km from Cromwell Centre in the neighborhood of sunny Pisa Moorings, Lake Resort provides a picturesque outlook in the heart of Central Otago. The boatshed themed accommodation has one and three bedroom villas with decks and access to the waterway, which are ideal for families. We also offer studio rooms on the upper levels for couples or business stays. The reception team are more than happy to book activities for you such as helicopter flights, Highlands Motorsport Park or a local winery tour. Heritage Lake Resort is central to all local ski fields, making it an ideal base to explore the area. Enjoy Central Otago hospitality whilst only being a 45 minute drive from Queenstown and Wanaka.

Slice of heaven in Central Otago

Reviewed By famadven

Fabulous! We had the three bedroom villa 24 which was lovely. This was the last unit so we had views around the little inlet as well across it and a lovely walk to the restaurant. Having a full kitchen was great. The two bedrooms upstairs were lovely and very spacious. Each couple having their own bathroom was a bonus-except two people ran out of hot water on the last day! We also had dinner at Moorings restaurant-in the bar. They let us order off both menus which was good. Food was lovely and the guy who served us was a lot of fun. Although this isn't located in the heart of Cromwell, it was great and very quiet. Domaine Thompson winery is just across the road and well worth a visit.

2. Colonial Manor Motel

14 Barry Avenue, Cromwell 9310 New Zealand
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Colonial Manor Motel

Set in park like grounds with stunning views of the Central Otago landscape you could be mistaken for thinking you are far out of town. However that is far from the truth, Colonial Manor Motel is located in the very heart of Cromwell township. All our spacious rooms feature large comfortable beds, reliable Wi-Fi and flat screen TV's with Sky 50 Channels and double glazing. Kitchenette facilities are provided in all but two rooms (these are the upstairs studios where a microwave and toaster are available). All rooms are fitted with fridges. Guest laundry facilities are available with a washer and a dryer, or for those with an environmental mindset an outdoor clothes line is located between rooms 8 & 9. We pride ourselves on offering spacious, clean and comfortable smoke free rooms accompanied with a caring attitude and desire to provide a quality service to ensure an all round enjoyable guest experience.

SO Welcoming!!!

Reviewed By Jan S

We have just stayed with the wonderful hostess Sheryl at Colonial Manor Motel in Cromwell. The location is superb being close to the bike hire we acquired and the township. Quiet and restful. The outdoor setting is great to relax and unwind in with a glass of the local wine!! Sheryl is the perfect host...warm, welcoming and helpful on every level!!

3. Harvest Hotel

6 Barry Avenue, Cromwell 9342 New Zealand
Excellent
33%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 113 reviews

Harvest Hotel

If you’re looking for a hotel in Cromwell, look no further than Harvest Hotel. Nearby landmarks such as Jackson Orchards (0.5 mi) and The Junction Lookout (1.0 mi) make Harvest Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Cromwell. Harvest Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a minibar and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available. The hotel offers a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a fitness center and breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the cafes, including Armando's Kitchen, The Kitchen Cromwell, and Fusee Rouge Cafe, all of which are a short distance from Harvest Hotel. Looking to explore? Then look no further than Cromwell Heritage Precinct (0.8 mi), marie velenski (0.8 mi), and Cromwell Fruit Sculpture (0.1 mi), which are some popular Cromwell attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel. The staff at Harvest Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

Very comfortable stay

Reviewed By BeenAroundAwhile22

We had great communication to start with our boking and this also went for our stay here. We had an upstairs renovated room, with a lovely large and very comfortable bed. The room facilities were great. We breakfasted in the morning at Forage Cafe and enjoyed poached eggs with smashed avocado! The parking here is excellent and it is right next to the golf course and very close to town. Would happily stay here agian.

4. ASURE Central Gold Motel

24 Barry Avenue, Cromwell 9310 New Zealand
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

ASURE Central Gold Motel

Premium 4 star plus accommodation in Cromwell.We are Number 1 in Cromwell ASURE Central Gold Motel Cromwell offers ASURE Quality 4 star plus accommodation at an affordable price. 11 Spacious, mainly ground floor, studio and 1 bedroom units with great beds, air conditioning,double glazing and some kitchen facilities. Tastefully decorated and well fitted out for our guests enjoyment.FREE guest laundry, FREE WIFI Cromwell is the heart of beautiful Central Otago and the Southern Lakes regions.Make us your base when you explore Cromwell, Alexandra, Clyde, Queenstown and Wanaka We all work hard to make you welcome and ensure you have an enjoyable stay when you visit Central Otago and the Southern Lakes Regions. Your hosts are Yvonne and Graeme We are a member of ASURE Accommodation Group with properties throughout New Zealand. ASURE Loyalty Programme:

Lovely modern motel.

Reviewed By GrannyPauline

The hosts were very helpful and friendly. The unit was clean, spacious, well laid out and nicely decorated. The parking was good and the small outdoor area for each unit was a bonus. The location was within walking distance from the town centre.

5. River Rock Estate

1 Shortcut Road, Cromwell 9310 New Zealand
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 41 reviews

River Rock Estate

River Rock Estate is a Boutique Vineyard and Winery with Bed and Breakfast accommodation set amongst the vines located in Cromwell. It is located adjacent to the Cromwell Golf Course and just 5mins from the town centre, bars and restaurants. Guests can choose from Vineyard Ensuite Rooms or the Cottage. Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, Flat screen TV's. There is a kitchenette with a microwave and a refrigerator. Private bathrooms with a shower also come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can enjoy mountain views from there patio, and prepare a meal using the BBQ facilities. Guests can also sample wines in the Tasting Room located upstairs in the two storey barn with views over Cromwell and the surrounding country side. It is a 40-minute drive from Queenstown Airport. Due to its extreme winters and summers, the town is quite conducive to wine growing. River Rock Estate is located at 1 Shortcut Road, Cromwell, adjacent to the Wooing Tree Vineyard.

Wow !!! Do go its fab

Reviewed By 786Nicola

Wow!! We went to the outdoor hot tub which was fab. We were there at night in a private out tub looking up to stars, drinking wine and water and eating cheese and crackers and chocolates. The surroundings are very well done with screens, plants and rocks, just lovely Well done to the owners

6. Cromwell Motel

6 Gair Avenue, Cromwell 9310 New Zealand
Excellent
51%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Cromwell Motel

Central located in the Hub of Central Otago, Cromwell is only 45 minutes from Queenstown Airport. Cromwell Motels is set on 2 acres of grounds with mature trees and outside entertainment area. We have Studios Units 1-2pax, 1 Bedroom Units 2-4pax, Family Units 2-7pax and very large 2 Bedroom unit that sleep between 2-6pax. All units have cooking facilites including a full stove these are great for the longer stay nights. Outdoor swimming pool, free WIFI and Sky TV.

Great stay !

Reviewed By RugbyMadKiwi

We booked 5 rooms for a one night stay on our family Holiday and we couldn’t have been happier in our choice at the Cromwell Motel. Michelle was excellent to deal with right from the start when we first enquired and very friendly and helpful when we arrived. The units were comfortable, warm and very clean. Thank you Michelle and co for such a pleasant stay !

7. Lake Dunstan Motel

3 Mead Avenue, Cromwell 9310 New Zealand
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 97 reviews

Lake Dunstan Motel

Lake Dunstan Motel has a perfect location just off Cromwell's main street - so you can enjoy the peace and quiet, yet it's just a 300 metre walk to the shopping centre, cafes and supermarket. We have 15 modern and spacious units set on large grounds next to the Cromwell golf course. All units feature a kitchenette, private bathroom, LCD television, SKY TV with 50+ channels, tea/coffee facilities and a DVD Player. Free unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the motel, and all guests are welcome to use the shared BBQ, DVD library and laundry facilities. We are cycle friendly and provide free bicycle parking. You will receive a warm welcome- that's a promise!!

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Reviewed By keryns_13

This is an older motel which has been nicely modernised. Very clean. Pleasant staff and nice and close to the main shopping area. Great green space with patio area to sit with your morning coffee or an evening drink. Good value for money. Good compendium of local information as well.

8. Central Park Apartments

2 Monaco Drive Highlands Technology Park, Cromwell 9310 New Zealand
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 20 reviews

Central Park Apartments

Cromwell's latest fully serviced accommodation. Offering a choice of Courtyard Studio Motel style units or 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom fully self contained Mountain view Apartments.

amazing

Reviewed By taylaskee

they were so friendly and the view is absolutely incredible, very accommodating and homey, they turn the heat on for you and give you everything you could need. am going to stay here often and bring people with me to see the incredible view

9. Central Gateway Motel

67 Inniscort Street, Cromwell 9310 New Zealand
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Central Gateway Motel

We offer a quality stay at an affordable price here at Central Gateway Motel. We offer free WiFi in our 8 comfortable, fully self-contained units. Our upstairs studios have fantastic views of the hills and a glimpse through to Lake Dunstan. Our downstairs studios and one-bedroom units get lovely afternoon sun and look out to our gardens. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, large LCD TV - the family units have 2 TVs, Super king-size beds and heat pump/air conditioners in most units. Continental breakfasts are available. Central Gateway Motel is situated 300m from Lake Dunstan, the Cromwell Heritage Precinct, Lake Dunstan bike track, Restaurant/Cafe's and the Cromwell Town & Country Club. The golf course, bowling club and swimming pool are a 3 minute drive. Five ski fields are within an hour 15 drive. We are members of Hospitality NZ. Visa, Mastercard and EFTPOS accepted. We welcome you on your next visit to Cromwell.

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover

Reviewed By Natasha A

Such a lovely place to stay, it’s older style but so clean and well maintained that it doesn’t matter at all. We stayed two nights - the bed was comfy, the owners were super lovely and our upstairs unit was impeccably clean. My sister always finds something wherever we stay and she was amazed by the high standard of Central Gateway. Would absolutely stay again!

10. Clutha Gold Cottages

141 Roxburgh East Road, Roxburgh 9571 New Zealand
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 58 reviews

Clutha Gold Cottages

WELCOME TO THE CLUTHA GOLD COTTAGES Over the bridge of the mighty Clutha River lies Roxburgh’s Clutha Gold Cottages. Find peace and quiet with an excellent variety of family value accommodation to suit all budgets. Be taken care of so you can enjoy your holiday and go home with an experience to remember. While you are here you can head out for the day with the many walks and cycle trails nearby offering tranquility with breathtaking landscapes providing photos of a truly unique Central Otago. There is also plenty of fishing spots and activities in the surrounding area to keep the more adventurous occupied. Or you could spend the day relaxing and unwinding in the spacious units while the kids have plenty to entertain themselves with within a safe and enjoyable environment. COTTAGES Enjoy your stay with us in one of your very own separate self-contained cottages. Two cottages have 2 bedrooms sleeping up to 7 (with pullout couch) and two cottages have 1 bedroom sleeping up to 5 (with pullout couch). Enjoy full kitchen facilities, separate toilet/showers and plenty of room to spread out to enjoy the peace and quiet and watch the pukekos wander by. Located in the tranquil Teviot Valley, with spectacular scenery for those who want to seek out the hidden treasures of our region, but also plenty of activities to keep everyone busy right on your door step. So good you’ll want to stay longer! BACKPACKERS This modern backpackers, which is a large 4 bedroom house, is the perfect place to stay after a busy day exploring the unique Central Otago countryside. We have plenty of space for large groups and those extended families who love the big get-togethers. The house features two separate private bathrooms, comfortable private bedrooms, a fantastic well equipped kitchen & spacious lounge/dining area. We offer special rates for groups & working men as well as long term boarders. Ideal for groups travelling together. Our homely atmosphere will make this a stay to remember! MOTORHOMES & CAMPING To truly experience the natural beauty of Central Otago, why not treat yourself to the traditional back to basics holiday and enjoy our great facilities for motorhomes. Facilities include private toilets/showers, outdoor kitchen facilities, spacious grounds & powered sites. Experience the many walks round the Gold Mining Ladysmith Trail and the Clutha Gold Cycle Trail or fantastic fishing spots along the Clutha River with easy access from a track leading right to our back door. All shops, cafes and amenities are within energetic walking distance along our trail. Plenty of room for all you need – even the boat! ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS A genuine Central Otago town, Roxburgh is the heart of the scenic Teviot Valley. Located only 1.5 hours from Dunedin, Wanaka and Queenstown allowing for some fantastic day trips. Famous for producing a wide variety of delicious fruits – cherries, apricots, plums, nectarines, peaches, pears and tasty crisp apples. In summer, fresh fruit, sauces, jams, pickles, juices, vegetables and plants can be purchased directly from the abundant roadside stalls. The Roxburgh township is located on the banks of the mighty Clutha River which boasts some of the best salmon fishing in New Zealand. Surrounding lakes are well stocked with Brown and Rainbow trout and Lake Roxburgh is the ideal spot for watersports – kayaking, jetboating, water skiing and sailing. Roxburgh hosts many activities varying from a challenging 18 hole golf course, 4WD tracks, movie theatre, biking and several walks ranging from the leisurely town walk to a rewarding hill climb on the Bullock Track, which offers a spectacular vista of the Teviot Valley. There are plenty of historic locations to be found and enjoyed. A visit to Roxburgh would not be complete without trying one of our world famous Jimmy’s Pies.

Wonderful campsite

Reviewed By LanaBudd

We came by a campervan, my husband, 2.5 y.o. son and I. Loved the picturesque surroundings, the horses, playground. It is a beautiful and cosy site. There hasn't been many people staying so it was quiet. Amenities are in good condition and you may tell that the site is taken care of well. The host is friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and come back.

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