New Zealand offers a range of accommodation
options for every budget. If youre backpacking,
there are hundreds of places to stay.
From luxury lodge to backpacker hostel,
farmstay or boutique Bed and Breakfast,
New Zealand offers you a range of accommodation
options for every budget and travelling
If youre travelling with a pack
on your back, there are hundreds of
places to rest your head and share stories
with like-minded people. New Zealands
backpacker lodges and youth hostels
have a reputation for being clean and
comfortable. Very good value too!
lodges are individually owned and operated,
others are part of a backpackers
types vary from lodge to lodge. Some
only offer dormitory rooms (single sex
on request), others provide a choice
of dormitory, double, twin and single
rooms. In most cases, bathroom and kitchen
facilities are shared. Communal dining
and living areas are great for meeting
people and finding out about where to
youre not travelling with a sleeping
bag, you can hire bed linen. Laundry
facilities are available so you can
catch up on washing.
Let your love of spectacular food, five
star wines and designer living quarters
drive you to explore the top end of
New Zealands accommodation market.
Golf and fishing lodges, boutique hotels
and restored historic homes are ready
to inject large amounts of style into
your visitor experience. Not only will
you enjoy food and wine that showcases
New Zealands commitment to haute
cuisine, you can have a lot of fun building
up an appetite.
on where you stay, trout fishing, sailing,
golf, skiing, rafting and hiking are
activities that will prepare you for
an evening of gourmet indulgence. Often
your hotel or lodge will provide a guide
to ensure you have the best possible
can take for granted the highest standard
of service, and the softest pillows.
You can also expect a breathtaking view
the sea, a river, a lake, forest
or geothermal phenomena, depending on
the location of your lodge.
Guest & Hosted
For a closer connection to New Zealands
people and culture, visitors can choose
to stay in a more home-like
environment. There are many establishments
around the country that provide an unpackaged,
sociable style of accommodation. They
include home and farm stays, bed &
breakfast accommodation, country inns,
guest houses, and character and heritage
can expect a comfortable, attractive
bedroom often with tea and coffee making
facilities, a television and a phone.
Your bathroom could be ensuite, private
or shared. Lounge and dining areas are
usually shared with other guests. In
most cases, breakfast is included in
the price. Lunches and dinners are optional
local knowledge of hosts and staff will
enhance your holiday in New Zealand.
Youll find out about activities
and attractions, good picnic spots,
recommended restaurants and much more.
When you wave goodbye, youll leave
with interesting memories of your stay.
Contained & Serviced
If you like independence and privacy,
self-contained motel units, motor lodges
and motor inns, apartments and holiday
homes will fit your accommodation brief
congregate on main driving routes, so
theyre generally easy to find.
Usually youll be offered a choice
of units - studio, one bedroom or two
bedroom. All units have tea, coffee
and toast facilities, most will have
TV and many will have cooking facilities.
Larger motels often have facilities
similar to hotels - swimming pool, spa,
sauna, in-house video, laundry, breakfast,
restaurant and so on.
inns and motor lodges offer a similar
level of accommodation as Motels.
apartments are an option when youre
staying in a major city or resort town.
Many are a similar price to a high quality
hotel suite, but youll have the
ability to cook your own meals and do
your own laundry. They offer daily or
a holiday home, for a short or long
stay, gives you the luxury of a whole
house to yourself. Sometimes described
as baches or cribs,
holiday homes are found in idyllic locations
beside beaches, rivers, lakes and forests.
Holiday parks are equipped to please
a wide range of people for a minimal
cost. Within an attractive landscaped
setting (often beside a beach or lake)
they provide sites for tents, caravans
and campervans. Many parks also have
simple cabins, self-contained motel
units and backpackers lodges.
The casual living style helps to create
a friendly atmosphere.
youre setting up camp or parking
a motorhome, you can choose a powered
or non-powered site. Easy access to
a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities
is always part of the deal. Often youll
also have the use of a dining area and
a comfortable TV lounge. Motel units
and backpackers lodges generally
have self-contained kitchen and bathroom
are attracted to holiday parks that
have play areas, heated swimming pools,
trampolines and barbecues. Bicycles,
canoes and boats can sometimes be hired.
Hotels in New Zealand come in all
shapes, sizes and personalities. You can
expect to find top international hotel
chains, such as Sheraton, Accor, Hilton,
Hyatt, Rydges and InterContinental. Youll
also discover smaller hotels that are
memorable for their individuality and
in convenient locations on all the main
international chains are mostly found
in the major cities Auckland,
Wellington and Christchurch. Theyre
also located in key holiday destinations,
such as Rotorua and Queenstown.
and boutique hotels, which range from
heritage buildings to purpose built
facilities in stunning regional locations,
vary in price according to their level
of luxury. Hosts are welcoming and provide
insight into the local culture and attractions.
chains provide a consistent level of
quality and a high standard of facilities,
including swimming pools and spas. Look
for names like, Mainstay, Kingsgate,
Flag Inns, Golden Chain and Pacifica.
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