The Marlin Hotel has been a feature of Whangaroaharbour for over a century. It’s a beautiful period building overlooking the water, providing an excellent base to explore the Whangaroa area and the North, or to simply relax and unwind.
The current owners bought this popular Whangaroa hotel in 2018 and immediately undertook carefully planned renovation works, turning the hotel into the best and most unique in the area.
We have a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere at the hotel created by the general ambience and the knowledgeable, friendly team. We have a range of room size and options available too, all at competitive rates.
Book your next stay with us now.


The Marlin Hotel is a small colonial hotel with less than 10 rooms. This gives the hotel its home-away-from-home atmosphere with added comfort and excellent service.


  • Six comfort rooms, all en suite
  • Two-bedroom suite with en suite bathroom

The Marlin Hotel also has an excellent restaurant, something which is a new addition to the hotel. If you’ve stayed with us before, the restaurant replaces the café and offers a wider range of higher quality dining options than was available before.
Other facilities available at this well-known Whangaroa hotel include our 52-foot charter which we use for sailing trips for both hotel guests and others not staying at the Marlin.
When you come to Whangaroa, make sure you stay in the only hotel that has a waterfront location – book the Marlin Hotel now.