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Our Favourite Raglan Accommodation – Plan an Incredible Waikato Getaway

Look for the best Raglan accommodation? We’ve got recommendations for every budget and travel style.

Raglan is a popular spot in the Waikato.

Famed for its relaxed vibe, natural beauty, fantastic dining (and coffee) and relative proximity to both Hamilton and Auckland, it’s no wonder so many people love it there.

Whilst visiting many people enjoy hitting the surf beach (where lessons are available), heading out canyoning or playing a round of golf (complete with sheep on the fairway).

When you’ve finished a busy (or relaxed) day of exploring, you’ll want somewhere comfortable to rest your head — and we’re happy to help you find the perfect spot to do exactly that.

Related: The best things to do in Raglan.

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The Best Raglan Accommodation

We’ve pulled together our favourite Raglan accommodation options. Here you’ll find everything from warm and welcoming hostels to luxurious apartments, perfect for celebrating special occasions.

Whatever the reason you’re travelling to Raglan, we’ve got the perfect place for you to stay.

No no particular order, these are our favourite Raglan accommodation offerings.

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1. Chic 2-Bedroom Apartment

Decked out with modern furniture, warm wooden tones and crisp white walls, this stunning apartment is the perfect base for your stay in Raglan.

Complete with all of the mod-cons, including a terrace, air-conditioning/heating, linen, a flat-screen TV (complete with Netflix), WiFi and a fully-equiped kitchen, you’ll be tempted to stay put!

This apartment is also conveniently located next to the Rock-It Kitchen, so you’ll be perfectly positioned to enjoy a fresh cup of barista-made coffee and one of the best breakfast menus in town.

As an added bonus, you’ll find yourself just a 5 minute drive from town — providing the perfect balance between rest and relaxation, and convenience.

The 2-bedroom apartment sleeps up to four people (in two large beds) across 70m². If you’ve got a larger group, it’s also possible to book the neighbouring apartment too.

This apartment was comfortable and beautiful with large windows and relaxed but gorgeous styling. The beds are very comfortable and loved the pillow selection. So close to town and beaches

Fiona

Book: This gorgeous apartment.

2. Three Streams Raglan Retreat – Luxe Raglan Accommodation

If you’re looking for a relaxing couple’s getaway in Raglan, Three Streams is the place for you.

Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, you’ll have everything you need here. The studio comes with a kitchen, heat pump/air-con, SkyTV, BBQ, WiFi and more. They’ll even deliver you farm-fresh milk and eggs ready for breakfast.

This beautiful 65m² freestanding unit comes complete with an open plan living/kitchen space along with a king-sized bed (and a seperate bedroom with 2 king-single beds). It is tastefully decorated and comes with comfortable but modern furnishings.

Best of all though is the stunning outdoor bath and courtyard!

Can you think of a better place to soak under the stars?

Book: A stay at Three Streams [Booking.com]

Book: Three Streams [Off the Beaten Track]. Save using the promo code NZTT5.

3. Cottage by the Sea

The Cottage by the Sea is a wonderful old-school holiday home in Raglan.

With 3 bedrooms, a living room, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen, this generously sized home is perfect for larger groups. It comfortably sleeps five people across 93 m².

Guests enjoy incredible rural views right across the property and can expect a great sleep thanks to the cottage’s quiet location.

The furnishings compliment the cottage itself, making this the perfect place to create holiday memories with your family.

Great location and very private. Out of the main town close to the main beach with views over the countryside and a glimpse of the wind farm in the distance. The low light pollution and clear sky at night meant we were treated to a delightful experience seeing so many stars and the cloudy outline of the milky way. This was a highlight for our daughter who got to stay up late to do some stargazing. The cottage was cosy, charming, clean, relaxing with comfy beds and just a wonderful homely feel. We loved our short stay here.

Michael

Book: A stay at Cottage by the Sea.


Book: A surf lesson in Raglan – private and group lessons available [Klook].  Save 10% using the promo code NZTTPLAY.

Book: 2-hour surf lessons [GetYourGuide].

4. The Silos Apartments

Perched right on the water’s edge, the Silos Apartments offer boutique accommodation with incomparable views.

This unique accommodation is built into converted cement silos. You’ll find a number of apartments there, all of which enjoy absolute sea views.

The apartments are close to the town centre, allowing you to walk to countless cafes and restaurants.

If you’d prefer to cook, you’re in luck too. Each apartment has its own kitchen (or kitchenette) and a covered balcony for you to enjoy your meal when you’re done.

With modern architecture and a building that’s anything but ordinary, this unique 2-bedroom accommodation (that sleeps four) is well worth considering.

Book: The Silos Apartments.

5. Longitude Apartments Raglan

The Longitude Apartments are conveniently located in Raglan township – in fact, they’re only a 2 minute walk from some of the best cafes, bars and shops.

There, you can take your pick between two self-contained apartments, both of which come with full kitchens, linen and funky retro furnishings.

They also have their own BBQs and decks, providing the perfect place for evening drinks and nibbles.

Each apartment spreads over 80 m² (with two bedrooms sleeping four people respectively) and is photo-ready.

We highly recommend these quirky little units thanks to their unique retro vibe.

Book: Longitude Apartments.


Book: Sunset harbour cruise from Raglan (with optional fish and chips).

Book: Daytime Nature Cruise with optional fish & chips (if you can’t be there for the evening).

6. Raglan Backpackers – Budget-Friendly Raglan Accommodation

Looking to save a bit of money on your trip to Raglan?

If so, the Raglan Backpackers are for you!

Choose from a range of comfortable dorm rooms (where you’ll be sharing with others in order to keep costs down) or book into a private room if you’d like your own space.

Though accommodation here is affordable, you’ll still get plenty of value.

Relax in their shared lounge or garden, hop in the sauna or spa pool or make the most of free WiFi to catch up on a Netflix show.

As an added bonus, Raglan Backpackers is located right on the water which positions you perfectly for kayaking or boating — plus the water views are gorgeous.

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, we highly recommend a visit to this warm and welcoming hostel whilst you’re in town.

Book: Raglan Backpackers.

7. Raglan Sunset Motel

Newly refurbished, the Raglan Sunset Motel reminds us a little of the June Motel in the USA.

This bright and breezy motel has been tastefully decorated, with rooms opening out onto a courtyard.

Each room has its own bathroom, microwave (perfect for heating up leftovers) and WiFi connection. Some also have patios and balconies, perfect for enjoying dusk with a cocktail in hand.

There’s also a spa pool to relax in and communal BBQs in case you want to whip up a tasty dinner.

The Raglan Sunset motel has a number of different room types available, catering for solo travellers right through to groups of eight. This makes it a great option for a range of travellers.

What’s more, you’ll find yourself just a 10 minute walk from Raglan Harbour and beach, and only 100m from the river. Quality local cafes, shops and restaurants are also handy, making this the perfect spot if you don’t have a car.

Book: A room at the Raglan Sunset Motel [Booking.com].

Book: Raglan Sunset Motel [Klook]. Save 10% using the promo code NZTTSTAY.

Wild Coast Eco Cabins

If you’re keen to disconnect from your devices and reconnect with nature, then we highly recommend a stay at one of the Wild Coast Eco Cabins.

Set on a 120-acre farm, on the western side of Mount Karioi, these cabins enjoy stunning views out over the Tasman Sea.

Both cabins set on the edge of the valley and are surrounded by native bush.

Though they’re off-grid, they provide plenty of essentials including gas cooking, a fridge, lights and hot water. Don’t expect WiFi or power outlets here though — these cabins really are focused on unwinding.

Instead of Netflix, you’ll be entertained by the sound of birdsong and the stars at night. Head out on one of the many walking trails found on the property or join the owners on either a 2 or 3-hour horse trek through native bush or on Ruapuke Beach.

How amazing does that sound?!

Did you know? You’re allowed to take your dogs with you whilst visiting these cabins! There is an additional fee per night and you must have them with you (or tied up) at all times.

8. Windyflax

The smaller of the two Wild Coast Eco Cabins is known as Windyflax. This cabin sleeps 3 people (with one queen bed, and the addition of a fold-out bed).

Book: A stay at Windyflax. Use promo code NZTT5 to save.

9. Watersong

The larger of the two cabins, Watersong sleeps 4 people (in one queen bed and one single bed, with the addition of a fold-out bed).

Book: A stay at Watersong. Use promo code NZTT5 to save.

10. The Raglan Country Retreat

The Raglan Country Retreat is a beautifully converted free-standing barn located on the outskirts of Raglan.

Close enough to town but quietly tucked away on an 18-acre lifestyle block, this unit is surrounded by peaceful farmland — so you’re guaranteed a great night’s sleep.

Inside, you’ll find a comfortable queen bed, along with a double futon bed (at the top of the mezzanine floor). You’ll also have use of a fully-stocked kitchenette, a BBQ outside and even herbs and veggies.

Tastefully renovated and decorated, this is the type of accommodation that will stay with you long after you’ve left.

Book: A stay in this beautiful converted barn. Use promo code NZTT5 to save.


Book: Rock Climbing in Raglan [Klook] . Save 10% with promo code NZTTPLAY.

Book: A daytime canyoning adventure [Klook]Save 10% with promo code NZTTPLAY

Book: A daytime canyoning adventure [GetYourGuide].

Book: Sunset canyoning tour and glowworm experience [Klook]. Save 10% with promo code NZTTPLAY

Book: Sunset canyoning tour and glowworm experience [GetYourGuide].

Book: A caving adventure in Raglan [Klook]. Save 10% with promo code NZTTPLAY


Raglan is a fabulous spot to visit.

The town has such a diverse range of activities and natural attractions and equally fabulous accommodation to match.

Which will you book into for your next stay?

All photographs have been supplied by the accommodation providers.

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