places to stay in new zealand
There is a wealth of fabulous accommodation in New Zealand to meet all tastes and requirements. Below are some examples of the fabulous hotels you could stay in on your New Zealand adventure.
Experience the very best of modern luxury at Sofitel Auckland, here you can indulge in a decidedly chic encounter that combines the spirit of our Viaduct Harbour location with the French Art de Vivre. Sofitel offers tailor-made services and splendid facilities that are stylish and cosmopolitan. Authentic and lively culinary experiences in the restaurant, soothing wellness journeys in the spa, and exquisitely designed spaces that exude chic design with a hint of the French touch.
The unmistakable influence of fashion has imbued Sofitel with a couture approach to service, from the fine attention paid to the smallest detail, to the elaborate flourishes that enchant and delight guests. As proud “Ambassadors” of l’Art de Vivre around the world, we are committed to delivering hospitality excellence and heartfelt service, in a manner that is tailor-made to you.
The Boatshed, Waiheke Island
Chic luxury Waiheke accommodation, sitting just above the sun-drenched bay and white sandy beaches of Oneroa, a hip small luxury hotel in the true sense Its casual and elegant atmosphere working in perfect harmony with its seaside location.
Designer luxury hotel suites, each totally private with panoramic ocean views. Private all day dining for hotel guests is a wonderful way to make the most of the hotel’s beautiful design, architecture, art and the local surrounds, as well as the beautiful bay and ocean views. Walk on the beach, read a book in the sun, relax and be pampered.
Welcome to your private viewing where art meets soul. With abstract lines and playful patterns, we’re setting you up for eclectic dreams. Your Wellington hotel room is surrounded by urban hills and harbour views, landscapes of true visual indulgence. In a capital alive with expressive aesthetic, here you can let it soak in. This unusual accommodation in Wellington is your own creative hideaway.
Regent of Rotorua
A gem that stands apart from the crowd as Rotorua’s most stylish hotel, this luxury boutique hotel in Rotorua city centre has been designed with the modern traveller in mind. Prepare to be wowed by an eclectic mix of stylish spaces. Refreshingly original, the Regent marks the epitome of chic, luxury accommodation in the city.
Our welcoming team are on hand to ensure that whether you are staying for business or pleasure, overnight or longer, your stay will be memorable and enjoyable. Whether relaxing with a cocktail by our heated pool, soaking in our restorative mineral pool, exercising in our mini gym or picking up a coffee and a muffin to-go, the Regent of Rotorua is the perfect venue.
To complete the offering you can enjoy award-winning dining in the Regent Room restaurant- open seven days serving; breakfast, tasty tapa’s, lunches, coffees (yes we do takeout coffee) a la carte or a full degustation dinner experience. Regent Room is also available as a private venue by arrangement for weddings, special occasion dinners, conferences and lunches.
Solitaire Lodge Rotorua, one of New Zealand’s premiere luxury lodges, enjoys breathtaking views over Lake Tarawera, with lush natural bush and volcanic landscape backdrop.
The subtle design brings the outdoors in, inviting you to unwind and soak up the peace and quiet of this tranquil setting. Minutes from this iconic North Island resort you will discover a multitude of activities. The lodge is also the perfect place to simply relax, indulge and rejuvenate, left in the able hands of your warm, friendly New Zealand hosts.
Hilton Lake Taupo
A resort-style heritage hotel near Lake Taupo
Enjoy views over Lake Taupo and the surrounding volcanic scenery from our hotel on New Zealand’s North Island. Our 19th-century building combines Victorian charm with modern styling, just 10 minutes from Taupo town centre. We have swimming pools, tennis courts, a fitness centre, and lake-view dining from our restaurant balcony.
Huka Lodge lies on the banks of the Waikato River, 300m upstream from the famous Huka Falls. It started as a simple fishing lodge in the 1920s, attracting guests from around the world. Now the exclusive lodge lures the most discerning travellers from around the globe, seeking one of the world’s very best retreats.
Huka Lodge spans 17 acres of manicured grounds, offering 18 Junior Lodge Suites, one Lodge Suite and two exclusive cottages – the Owner’s Cottage, with four suites, and the new two-suite Alan Pye Cottage.
Every last detail has been considered to ensure guests enjoy superb cuisine, seamless service and every comfort possible for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
Christchurch, Akaroa and Arthur's Pass
A true original, Hotel Montreal is a unique, luxury escape in the heart of Christchurch city. Hotel Montreal is often recognised for the five-star comfort and convenience it affords those passing through the Garden City. Now, that same luxury is open to those wishing to stay a little — or a lot — longer. Sitting in the heart of the inner-city, just a stone’s throw from Hagley Park, our luxury apartments are the perfect base in Christchurch. Available through flexible leases, we can arrange terms to suit your needs.
Whether that be a few days, weeks or months in the year, we’ll ensure a suite is available when you need it. Our generous rooms are designed in Superior, Junior or Family configurations, so there’s plenty of space. Adorned with all of the features and comforts you expect of five-star accommodation, Hotel Montreal’s serviced apartments are a reliable and relaxing home away from home.
Welcome to the private, luxurious experience of Annandale. Our working coastal farm and four luxury villas are nestled between the rolling hills of the Banks Peninsula and the sparkling water of the Pacific. These private locations feature award-winning architecture and a unique experience we refer to as “gumboot luxury”.
Enjoy the exclusive use of the property you choose, where privacy, stunning scenery and the smell of fresh air are guaranteed. Make the experience your own by selecting activities and the level of service that suits your style. From sunrise to sunset, your private retreat at Annandale is authentic and unforgettable.
Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
Enjoy stylish accommodation, fine food, and an exciting and diverse programme of guided nature and sheep farming adventures in the heart of the Southern Alps. The lodge sits on a 4000 acre working sheep farm and nature reserve, surrounded by the peaks of Arthur’s Pass National Park. Guests can unwind in comfort or choose more active relaxation.
Explore private trails or join an expert guide to hike alpine valleys, search for wildlife, and kayak upon mountain lakes. A highlight for guests are the sheep farm discovery trips every second afternoon. Join a farmer guide to watch sheepdogs working, hand feed lambs and learn about sheep shearing and merino wool.
Built in 2007, The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a sophisticated five-star hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, in the South Island of New Zealand.
The Rees offers a variety of spacious and luxurious accommodation options including 60 Hotel rooms, 90 Apartments and five private, 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom Lakeside Residences, all with terraces, showcasing spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu to the alpine panorama of the Remarkable Mountain range.
The many exceptional features at The Rees Hotel include a library of rare books and art, courtesy shuttle to/from Queenstown town centre, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, movies and local telephone calls, conference rooms, a fully-equipped gymnasium, secure undercover parking, electric car-charging station and its own private beach and wharf accessing jet-boat and water taxi services. Guests can swim from our wharf or beach – but it’s not for the faint-hearted!
Our team of experienced local and international staff pride themselves on delivering professional friendly service that consistently exceeds our guests’ expectations and is a hallmark of The Rees Hotel’s reputation.
Quiet, private and sophisticated, The Rees Hotel Queenstown epitomises southern hospitality at its finest and an authentic New Zealand experience.
Spectacularly located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers luxury lodge accommodation in Queenstown and looks out to a mesmerizing panorama of the big three; The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak. At the end of another truly memorable day exploring this world-renowned region, come home to your Matakauri Lodge accommodation.
With clean lines in glass, stone and timber, Matakauri’s own take on luxury is understated and welcoming; embracing guests and championing the mountainscape. Four suites are classically located within the main lodge, with the remaining suites nestled on the banks of Lake Wakatipu overlooking the mountain panorama. Styled by acclaimed interior designer Virginia Fisher, you won’t want to leave your sumptuous suite with its awe-inspiring views.Perfect for those seeking luxury accommodation in Queenstown.
As the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown has experiences aplenty and Matakauri Lodge curates the most exclusive Queenstown experiences just for you.
The stage is Queenstown’s magnificent landscapes and vast mountain ranges where you can feel the energy of this bustling town and make the most of the unique experiences available to you.
On the rugged South Island, Minaret Station provides guests with a taste of New Zealand’s great outdoors, offering warmth and authenticity at every turn. Minaret Station is proud to offer Minaret Station Alpine Lodge, Minaret Station Guided Experiences and Minaret Station Events. There are few, if any, places quite like this in the world.
Private, luxury lodge accommodation set in a remote glacial valley surrounded by towering peaks, accessible only by helicopter. Comfortable in every sense, with warm hospitality and world-class cuisine, Minaret Station Alpine Lodge is truly an extraordinary location to escape the “real world”.
With just four chalets, Minaret Station Alpine Lodge provides the opportunity to enjoy some of life’s most precious elements; time, fresh air and open space, whilst creating life-long memories with friends and family.
We invite you to enjoy the remarkable privately guided day adventures offered by the team at Minaret Station. These helicopter day excursions are available for guests staying around the Queenstown and Wanaka region, as well as at our own Alpine Lodge.
Go beyond the beaten path as our guides and pilots share the beauty of Fiordland, Milford Sound, Dusky Sound, Aoraki Mt Cook and our many National Parks. Or seek deeper adventures with backcountry fly fishing, heli-skiing, hiking, mountain biking and guided hunting. Minaret Station Experiences are hosted by our friendly, professional guides and feature the outstanding food and service for which we are renowned.
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Far out to the east of Hawke’s Bay wine country, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers sits atop rolling hills and rugged cliffs that give way to vast sea views and an ever-present horizon.
Home to not only a lodge and spa, this unique property also boasts one of the world’s top golf courses, a sanctuary for some of New Zealand’s most precious flora and fauna, and a working farm.
Warm and enveloping, Cape Kidnappers generous suites offer sumptuous comfort and awe-inspiring views in equal parts.
Ranked as one of the top two hotels in New Zealand and Australia by Travel + Leisure, and within the top 20 hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveller, Cape Kidnappers delivers stunning exclusive guest experiences including the Can-Am Farm Tour, Kiwi Discovery Walk, Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony and much, much more.
Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses
Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses is a contemporary country hotel located on a deer breeding farm in the South Island of New Zealand, 12 kilometres North of the renowned eco-marine town of Kaikoura. It sits snugly at the base of the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range, with the Kaikoura coast and famed Mangamaunu Bay only a kilometre to the east. The Lodge provides luxurious accommodation on Kaikoura’s rugged coastline, a place for guests to relax in its intimate indoor/outdoor setting and a place from which they can explore the larger maritime landscape of Kaikoura.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
A haven from the city rush, a foray into New Zealand’s pristine wilderness – Te Waonui Forest Retreat is truly a place to relax and refresh.
All focus has been on creating a healthy, environmentally safe habitat to maximise guests’ wellbeing. With a natural, earthy ambience and attentive service, there’s no better place to take a deep breath and simply unwind.
Every aspect of the 5 stars Qualmark rated Te Waonui Forest Retreat has been crafted to an impeccable standard. From deluxe soundproofing technology between rooms to the incredible local cuisine, every detail you can imagine has been thought out and developed.
A truly innovative retreat, Te Waonui Forest Retreat raises the bar in unique luxury hotel accommodation in New Zealand.
Nelson, Marlborough, Abel Tasman
Bay of Many Coves
Bay of Many Coves is a luxury five-star resort, set in the heart of Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough. Nestled between stunning native bush and our secluded bay, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience: Whether you are seeking world-class cuisine, breath-taking scenery, adventure, or simply a sense of renewal, you will find it here, whatever the season.
Discover the quiet seclusion and luxury of the Bay of Many Coves, no matter the season.
It’s surprisingly easy to find yourself a world away: Come summer or winter, our luxurious retreat is a sanctuary in every sense where our guests can relax, escape the every day, and discover the exceptional.
Whether you arrive by boat or by air, you will soon find yourself in a secluded location, in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds, nestled between the bush and the sea. We invite you to immerse yourself in our pristine natural setting, enjoy our hospitality, and recharge your batteries.
The internationally-renowned Queen Charlotte walking track awaits you on our doorstep, along with other adventures. And, with our world-class chefs close at hand, yours will be an experience you won’t forget.
The Nelson Abel Tasman region of New Zealand is country the world knows for its sheltered cerulean bays, its superb produce, its winemakers and its artists, its wild mountains, its trout-fishing rivers, and the golden, postcard beaches of The Abel Tasman National Park. All within easy reach of Edenhouse luxury lodge. So too are characterful cafes, artisan food producers, and charming villages.
Mount Cook and Lake Takapo
Mount Cook Lakeside Retreat
Even in New Zealand, with its natural marvels and legendary beauty, Aoraki Mount Cook stands apart. The mountain and its region hold deep spiritual meaning for all New Zealanders. There is simply no other place like it.
To journey here is to step into a vast and ancient landscape. The earth beneath your feet began its transformation around 20,000 BC, sculpted and shaped through millennia by the gliding and scraping of immense glaciers.
We felt the special wonder of the place from the moment we selected the site for our Retreat, and it’s infused every experience we share with our guests. The warm, comfortable elegance of our private luxury villas, with their inspiring views and plush finishings. The restorative relaxation of our wellness treatments, and the nourishing cuisine prepared by our chef with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
Here, you can rest and reconnect. Look into the universe with a private stargazing experience in our wine cellar observatory, or find peace on a walk in the purity of nature.
Near the shores of Lake Tekapo, in the heart of Mackenzie Country in New Zealand’s central South Island, is Peppers Bluewater Resort. Overlooking Lake Tekapo this resort is located in an intensely beautiful part of the world.
Peppers Bluewater Resort is set amongst the purest natural landscape. Romantic and secluded, your accommodation in Lake Tekapo reflects the beautiful landscape surrounding you.
You can explore the natural wonders of Mount Cook and the Mackenzie region from here. Marvel at an International Dark Sky Reserve with millions of stars. Ride horses through the mountains, catch a scenic flight to Franz Josef glacier, go skiing, or immerse yourself in the Tekapo Springs Day Spa and Hot Pools.
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