2 Best Hotels in Colville and Beyond, Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty

Anglers Lodge Motel and Holiday Park

$$ | 1446 Colville Rd., Colville, 3584, New Zealand

A friendly, family-run business offers appealing cabins, motel units, and campervan and tent sites nestled off the main road at Amodeo Bay. The beach is just over the road, and it's a fisherman's paradise. There’s a guest barbecue area, plus a swimming pool, trampoline, children's play area, game room, and boat and fish-cleaning facilities. If you don't have your own boat you can take a four-hour fishing trip charter (NZ$150 per person, minimum three people). Bush walks, a creek, and a lagoon for safe swimming are all right here. The motel is 7 km (4½ miles) south of Colville.

Pros

  • Friendly operators
  • Stunning location with great views
  • Spotless facilities

Cons

  • Far from town
  • Gets very busy during Easter and lodge's annual fishing competition
  • Must book well ahead for summer
1446 Colville Rd., Colville, 3584, New Zealand
07-866–8584
hotel Details
13 units
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat

$$$ | 1299 Port Charles Rd., Coromandel, 3584, New Zealand Fodor's Choice

It's quite a drive to get here, but there are not many places where you can stay in simple, understated luxury and hear kiwi calls at night. The lodge units are beautifully designed with recycled woods and insulated with recycled wool. All are fully self-contained, with floor-to-ceiling windows for the forest views. There's plenty to do here, including walking up the forest stream to a natural swimming hole, and watching the birdlife from your veranda. The café/restaurant serves wholesome local food and is open most days and summer evenings, but it's best to check ahead.

Pros

  • Prolific birdlife---some 50 kiwi live in the local reserve
  • Close to great beaches and forest walks
  • Massage therapist's hut and hot tub in the bush

Cons

  • Birdsong might wake you early
  • Long winding drive (or expensive helicopter) to get there
  • Far from shops
1299 Port Charles Rd., Coromandel, 3584, New Zealand
07-866–6614
hotel Details
14 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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