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New Zealand Accommodation

Below are a selection of hotels and resorts that we recommend in New Zealand, grouped by region. Our dedicated team have hand picked the best hotels for your New Zealand holiday, each one of them has been visited and we are available to answer any questions you may have.

    North Island

    • The Boatshed, Waiheke

      Inspired by the early 1900 boatsheds which scatter the shores up and down New Zealand, this contemporary ‘boatshed designed’ B&B captures the essence of New Zealand’s nautical heritage.

    • Acacia Cliffs Lodge, Lake Taupo

      Perched on a ridge with uninterrupted views of Lake Taupo and the surrounding ranges, this boutique four bedroom retreat has proved a wonderful find! The architecturally designed lodge boasts four super king ensuite rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and decks offering breathtaking views.

    • Big Tom's Cottage, Hawke's Bay

      If you have ever dreamed of finding a rustic hideaway where you can escape for a while and enjoy peace and quiet in a picturesque setting - then this wonderfully restored cottage may provide just the haven you are looking for!

    • Cloud 9, Russell, Bay of Islands

      Spectacularly located on a bush-clad hillside above the quaint village of Russell in the Bay of Islands, this cool and contemporary beach house enjoys awe-inspiring views across the Pacific Ocean and down to Long Beach (one of New Zealand’s best surf beaches) below.

    • Eagles Nest, Russell

      Nestled on a private peninsula just minutes from Russell in the Bay of Islands, this secluded retreat comprises five truly unique, self-contained villas, each boasting stylish, contemporary accommodation with eclectic but casually elegant interiors. Set in extensive tropical gardens surrounded by native bush, this 75 acre estate enjoys spectacular views overlooking Tapeka Point and the Bay of Islands with each villa offering privacy and an opportunity to unwind and relax.

    • Hilton, Auckland

      A far cry from other ‘Hiltons’ worldwide, this contemporary boutique hotel stands proudly at the end of Auckland’s Princes Wharf, just a short stroll from the vibrant cafés and bars of the Viaduct Village (where the America’s Cup racing was based). The nautical design was inspired by the luxury yachts which have given Auckland its endearing nickname – the ‘City of Sails’.  

    • Huka Lodge, Taupo

      Widely regarded as one of the finest retreats in the world, Huka Lodge is renowned for its fine food, unobtrusive service and idyllic location on the banks of the Waikato River, just a short walk from the spectacular Huka Falls. 

    • Kauri Cliffs, Bay of Islands

      Hidden away in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand is Kauri Cliffs, one of the most awarded boutique golf and spa resort hotels on the island. Home to the stunning Kauri Cliffs golf course that has enjoyed global fame for hosting the Kiwi Challenge PGA Golf Event, the resort is certain to provide guests with the tranquillity and the peace they’ve come to New Zealand to seek. 

    • Little Tom's Cottage, Hawke's Bay

      If you have ever dreamed of finding a rustic hideaway where you can escape for a while and enjoy peace, quiet and romance in a picturesque valley – then this is it! Overlooking the Tuki Tuki River and with spectacular views of Te Mata Peak in the distance, this characterfully renovated cottage boasts wooden decks and a secluded open-air bathtub… just fill the bath with water, heat the fire beneath and soak up the beautiful surroundings! 

    • Millar Road, Hawke's Bay

      Tucked away in the Tuki Tuki Hills, overlooking its own vineyard and the Hawke’s Bay coast, Millar Road offers seriously stylish accommodation in the form of two contemporary, self-contained cottages and the palatial house - all purpose built to make the most of the vineyard setting and views of land and sea. 

    • The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay

      The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is set atop 6,000 rolling acres of beautiful New Zealand countryside. With fantastic service and food that will make you want to stay longer, this award winning lodge is consistently being praised. 

    • The Landing Residences, Bay of Islands

      Serenely located in the beautiful Bay of Islands and nestled in a thousand acres of beaches, rolling hills and native bush, The Landing Residences offer the finest luxury accommodation in unparalleled surroundings. A 25 minute drive from Kerikeri airport, or a short helicopter flight, takes you to this unique heritage and conservation property with many historic sights dating back to the first arrival of the British to these shores.

    • Wharekauhau, Palliser Bay

      Set on a 5000 acre working sheep station overlooking spectacular Palliser Bay on the south-east coast of the North Island, Wharekauhau (pronounced Forry-ko-ho) blends stunning scenery, an array of outdoor activities, luxurious accommodation and wonderful food and wine to offer the ultimate wilderness retreat. 

    South Island

    • Hapuku Lodge, Kaikoura

      Nestled in the canopy of a manuka grove with spectacular views of Kaikoura’s dramatic mountains and surf-washed coastline, the five unique and stylish Tree Houses are the undeniable jewels in Hapuku Lodge’s crown. 

    • Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown

      Tucked amidst native bush on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the views from this stylish retreat are... quite simply… breathtaking! With panoramic views of the lake and Remarkables mountains, this beautiful lodge feels wonderfully remote, yet is just ten minutes drive from Queenstown. It is easy to see why Matakauri Lodge is consistently being acknowledged by Tatler Magazine as one of the top 101 hotels of the world! 

    • Annandale, Banks Peninsula

      Just over an hour’s drive or a 15-minute helicopter flight from Christchurch, this working coastal farm takes luxury to a new level. Set in 4000 acres between rolling hills and the Pacific Ocean, each of the four indulgent villas offers a very private, very remote and totally unique experience.

    • Azur, Queenstown

      It would be hard to imagine a more perfect view than the one from the nine free-standing villas at Azur, one of Queenstown’s – and indeed all of New Zealand’s – finest and most luxurious retreats. 

    • Bay of Many Coves, Marlborough Sounds

      This delightfully relaxed and stylish retreat nestles amidst some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds. Allowing a maximum of 34 guests at any time, the spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments are set on a hillside and boast uninterrupted views of the surrounding blue waters and native bushclad hills. 

    • Clifftops Retreat, Nelson

      Perched high on the cliffs at Ruby Bay, overlooking sandy beaches, the glittering Tasman Ocean and the sparkling lights of Nelson, this secluded villa offers all the luxury of a five star lodge but with complete privacy – and it’s yours for as long as you desire!

    • Dock Bay Lodge, Te Anau

      A welcome addition to Te Anau’s accommodation scene, this stylish retreat – which opened in 2007 – offers five comfortable suites, delightful hosts and stunning views of Fiordland National Park and the Te Anau Golf Course. The lodge is a short drive from Te Anau and just a ten minute walk to the National Park and the entrance to the world renowned Kepler Track. Mountain bikes and golf clubs are provided for guests’ use – and there is also a sauna, spa pool and small gym. 

    • Edenhouse

      Set in a peaceful and picturesque valley just a 45-minute drive from Nelson and within easy reach of the must-see Abel Tasman National Park, this sublime hideaway offers exquisite accommodation for just a handful of privileged guests at any one time.

    • Eichardt's Private Hotel, Queenstown

      Those who know Queenstown will fondly remember Eichardt’s as the buzzing local tavern. Today, this much-loved lakefront icon still stands, but it is now a stylish five room boutique hotel – and arguably one of New Zealand’s finest retreats.

    • Fiordland Lodge, Te Anau

      This unique and stylish ten room timber lodge enjoys a wonderful rural setting amidst 40 acres of farmland on the shores of Lake Te Anau – with breathtaking views across the water and to the mountains of the Fiordland National Park beyond!

    • Minaret Station, Wanaka

      Only accessible by helicopter from Wanaka or Queenstown, Minaret Station sits at the heart of a remote glacial valley, surrounded by the wild beauty of the Southern Alps. A working high country farm, home to deer, sheep and cattle, this secluded alpine sanctuary provides a unique personalised experience in a magnificent setting.

    • Sofitel, Queenstown

      Style meets affordable luxury at this chic five-star hotel which enjoys an enviable location in the heart of Queenstown. 

    • The Factory, Kaikoura

      With its dramatic views of snow-covered mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, the luxury accommodation of The Factory in the settlement of Hapuku is a real hidden gem, but only a ten minute drive from Kaikoura.

    • The George, Christchurch

      A member of the prestigious ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, the multi award-winning boutique George Hotel embodies the elegant and distinctive heritage for which Christchurch is renowned. 

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Island of the week

Le Sauvage Private Island, Hotel Kia Ora - French Polynesia

Genuinely one of the only wifi (and electricity!) free luxury island escapes in the world these days...this paradisal pearl of the ocean allows you to truly switch off and unwind. Seafood is 'caught that day' by you and the island team, enjoy toes in the sand bbq's on the beach by star and candle light...heaven on earth.