10 hotels in New Zealand: Best hotel deals for 2023

August 11, 2022 Lean Nau

Forever remembered for its "The Lord of the Rings" legacy, New Zealand’s landscapes are deserving of their big screen fame—think lush rolling hills, volcano-sculpted moonscapes, UNESCO-listed glaciers, and white-sand beaches. Cities like Auckland, Wellington, and Queenstown follow suit, with photo-worthy scenery and a laid-back vibe.
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1. Kamana Lakehouse

139 Fernhill Road, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 701 reviews

Kamana Lakehouse

As the highest situated hotel in the Queenstown, Kamana Lakehouse rises 150 metres above the resort town offering spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu and the iconic Remarkables mountain range. A well-connected location only 3km or 5 minutes’ drive from Queenstown centre, you will enjoy an exclusive peaceful retreat while discovering the adventure capital. Each beautiful air-conditioned room features fresh contemporary décor, premium beds, modern connectivity like USB charging, high speed WIFI and Bluetooth speaker, and outdoor sitting. A selection of rooms feature unobstructed views of Lake Wakatipu and the mountains. The property features the highest alfresco dining experience in Queenstown. nest Kitchen + Bar is the perfect place to savor a modern take on Mediterranean classics, a generous selection of rosé wines and a fine collection of New Zeland Gins. This seductively-lit, art deco style restaurant and bar features floor to ceiling windows for awe-inspiring views.

Expensive shoebox

Reviewed By yannmoalic

Totally over rated. We did booked the best room available, expecting a great experience. Unfortunately the room was very small, poorly insulated, hearing the neighbors peeing and making coffee. No bath, low water pressure and ceiling height very low. Restaurant closed, could keep going, overall very disappointed

2. Fable Auckland, MGallery

58-60 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Excellent
77%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 941 reviews

Fable Auckland, MGallery

Surrounded by the shopping and entertainment streets of the waterfront. Fable Auckland, MGallery blends a protected historic building with chic, contemporary interior design. It boasts a great location in amongst the smart boutiques of Queen Street, right in the heart of Auckland and just off the scenic harbour.

Repeat Stay at this Fabulous Hotel

Reviewed By karenkO4036DW

I had another wonderful overnight at Fable Auckland. The location is perfect for my needs and the ease of checking in is always a plus for me. The room was beautiful, lovely and clean and comfortable. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

3. Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group

83 Symonds Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand 011 64 9-379 5132
Excellent
71%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1182 reviews

Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group

Designed for guests who value heartfelt service and engaging experiences, Cordis Auckland is located in a lively uptown area, within walking distance of the city’s museum, galleries and shops. The modern rooms and suites are meticulously tailored to your way of life. Thoughtful extras and stylish interiors reveal a genuine attention to detail, with the latest in connectivity including complimentary broadband Internet-WiFi in rooms and public areas and the latest USB docking stations. The contemporary Eight restaurant and sophisticated Chandelier Lounge offer stylish places to dine and socialise, while peaceful Chuan Spa and a heated roof-top pool and spa pool create the perfect urban retreat for guests to relax and unwind.

Cordis Stay Auckland

Reviewed By vanda b

Once again staying the long weekend in Auckland, in the new Pinnacle Tower. The rooms were biger than the older part of the hotel and furnished beautifully. Not sure about the big window from the bathroom into the bedroom. The new Club Lounge is mre "serviceable" not as lush as the old one. Service was to-notch. Unfortunatly as it was the long weekend and very busy, staff were very 'stretched'.

4. Sudima Christchurch City

49 Salisbury Street, Christchurch 8013 New Zealand
Excellent
91%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 119 reviews

Sudima Christchurch City

Comfortable and modern

Reviewed By radicaledward

So comfy with great decor. Wish we could have stayed here longer! They even had a stove for cooking in their little kitchen. great location with restaurants nearby, and also close to the train station for those taking the tranzalpine

5. Rydges Wellington Airport

28 Stewart Duff Drive Wellington Airport, Rongotai, Wellington 6022 New Zealand
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 581 reviews

Rydges Wellington Airport

Rydges Wellington Airport features 134 stylish and comfortable hotel rooms, with modern furnishings and amenities throughout. We encourage our guests to take full advantage of our free, unlimited WiFi and 24-hour room service, as well as our on-site gymnasium. Choose from a range of outstanding food and beverage options, including our specially curated room service menu, which is available 24 hours per day. Take a seat in our on-site restaurant to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner while surrounded by the relaxed and contemporary atmosphere of Rydges Wellington Airport. Treat yourself to a meal prepared by our passionate chefs, or kick back and unwind with your favourite beer, wine, or cocktail in our fully stocked bar. Rydges Wellington Airport also features a purpose-built conference centre, which includes integrated audio-visual equipment and plenty of natural light. Our conference venues provide expansive views over the airport terminal and runway, and can accommodate groups of different sizes and configurations. Wellington Airport is located just a 20-minute drive from the Wellington CBD. Offering unrivalled convenience and incredible styling, Rydges Wellington Airport is the perfect choice for business travelers and holidaymakers seeking premium accommodation near Wellington Airport.

Great view and helpful staff!

Reviewed By 141ailsa

Helpful staff at check-in. We had a great room with a view of the runway (especially good watching landings on a windy day!) We enjoyed drinks at the bar with friendly crew looking after us and an enjoyable dining experience later! Perfect to wake up in the morning and go to check-in without setting a foot outside!!

6. Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village

26 Bowen Drive, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946 New Zealand
Excellent
82%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2101 reviews

Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village

Modern Motel Complex situated within the stunning Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Every unit has absolutely stunning view of Mt Sefton and the surrounding ranges. 24/7 Reception, daily housekeeping and en-suite bathrooms in all units.

AORAKI COURT MOTEL

Reviewed By senior797

Excellect accommodation , spacious , modern , warm & clean with everything you need . Very close to all activities & the host is very friendly & helpful . Very affordable , we really enjoyed our stay & would totally recommend ×××××

7. Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

21 Robins Road, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand 011 64 3-668 7281
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1253 reviews

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel designed and built for the 5 star traveler in mind. Only 300 meters from the centre of Queenstown Central. Guest rooms are spacious and luxurious, each with its own kitchenette. Our stylish rooms offer added space and panache. New junior suites feature in-room gas fires and outdoor balconies. Each evening we offer canape hour with sumptuous canapes and fantastic local wines. Enjoy breakfast, which is inclusive, with fellow travelers or on your own courtyard or balcony. COVID-19 We have taken strict measures to ensure the safety of our staff and guests by following the guidelines laid down by the Ministry of Health for COVID-19, to the highest standards. Your safety is our highest priority.

Pure Bliss

Reviewed By Linemafi

My husband and I were warmly greeted at check-in and shown to our rooms. Our room was spacious, clean, and tidy. The coffee machine and little kitchenette were a bonus. We enjoyed breakfast and canapes/wine in the evening. We loved that it was walking distance from the town center but still felt like we were tucked away somewhere private. We will stay here again when we return.

8. Auto Lodge Motor Inn

393 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4312 New Zealand
Excellent
59%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 485 reviews

Auto Lodge Motor Inn

Welcome to Auto Lodge, your New Plymouth “home away from home.” Auto Lodge aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Nearby landmarks such as Wind Wand and Govett-Brewster Len Lye Centre, St Mary Pro Cathedral make Auto Lodge a great place to stay when visiting New Plymouth. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. Try Julianas Restaurant for great breakfasts and a la carte dinner - open 7 days Guests have access to room service, baggage storage, and currency exchange while staying at Auto Lodge. In addition, Auto Lodge offers a pool and a lounge, which will help make your New Plymouth trip comfortable. We offer free parking & WIFI to all guests. The New Plymouth Coastal Walkway, Pukekura Park, and Te Henui Cemetery are some popular attractions that are within walking distance. Auto Lodge Motor best of New Plymouth at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

Cosy, cute and convenient

Reviewed By Anne R

Loved staying in the unit. It worked perfectly when I needed to log on and do some work in between exploring New Plymouth. Nicely appointed, roomy, plenty of space (I was travelling with my brother). Quiet. Also enjoyed the dining experience. Top marks all round.

9. Rainforest Retreat

46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7886 New Zealand
Excellent
53%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2546 reviews

Rainforest Retreat

Deep In the heart of West Coast Glacier country, Rainforest Retreat is a rare find, with a range of accommodation set amongst lush native bush in Franz Josef township. Enjoy privacy and sanctuary in secluded cottages and tree huts, relax in the spas and sauna, dine out and have fun at the bar/restaurant, or just relish the bush setting and cook up barbecues with new friends. From luxury tree huts to flashpacker rooms, Rainforest Retreat has accommodation to suit every style of traveller; from couples to family groups to young individuals on a budget. Rainforest Retreat provides excellent value and a special atmosphere; with a focus on superb service, cleanliness and a range of great facilities to satisfy all of our guests.

Best holiday ever

Reviewed By David R

We booked this holiday accommodation a year in advance, for my 60th birthday treat, as the cruise we had booked was cancelled due to COVID 19. We thought a deluxe treehouse with spa was very different and boy the choice was a revelation. The setting was excellent, set in a very tree and plant living area which at night the paths to the accommodation were lit up. You could see the mountains from our room also. The spa was spacious and relaxing. It was maintained on a daily basis even if not used. We stayed 6 nights, probably unusual, as it seems more of a short stay mid travel point of call., and housekeeping on a daily basis even though we did not need it every day. . Staff were fabulous and we felt part of a family. Special mention for MEL who did a mulitude of jobs always with a warm smile and Many who was service manager at the Monsoon bar and restaurant. Many had time for us and made us feel very welcome. Al, other staff we met were great also. Would we stay again? YesYes Yes

10. Sojourn Apartment Hotel

22-26 Riddiford Street Newtown, Wellington 6021 New Zealand 011 64 4-974 9090
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

Sojourn Apartment Hotel

Situated across from the Wellington Hospital, Sojourn Apartment Hotel has a Qualmark 4 Star Plus in the Apartment grading, with a Silver Award for Tourism Sustainability and offers you a retreat in fully serviced apartments equipped with all the necessities of comfort. Kick-off your shoes, whip up some dinner, get some work done, or cosy up under fresh cotton sheets as you indulge a city escape tucked away amongst the bustle. Modernity meets minimalism in this urban oasis offering 43 stylish accommodation options, from a sophisticated studio size for the single traveller to 2-bedroom family apartments for groups travellers. Enjoy an overnight or short term stay in contemporary comfort with airconditioned rooms, chic tiled bathrooms, fully fitted kitchenettes and sumptuous beds. Our rooms are made just for you – to take a break or have a breakthrough. Your space, to spend your time however you like.

The perfect stay!

Reviewed By setayeshp2022

This was my second time staying at Sojourn, and I absolutely loved it! The room was perfect - spacious, clean, and containing all the amenities we needed. The location is also ideal and close to the airport and CBD. I will definitely be back here again :)

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