Hotels in New Zealand
This resort, located on New Zealand’s North Island, believes that luxury and ecology can mix. Guests enter by a timber walkway that crosses a spring-fed brook filled with rainbow trout. The brook winds through the grounds and even flows beneath the lodge itself.
The rustic-modern hotel is owned by a veteran park ranger and designed to take advantage of the views. A three-course dinner is included in the rate.
All but unknown in America, Eagles Nest is famous in New Zealand for its setting (directly on the water in the placidly beautiful Bay of Islands), the scale of its five freestanding villas (the smallest is 1,107 square feet), and its aesthetic pro?le (brusquely modern and acres of glass).
Wellington’s best boutique hotel.
The veddy English Bayview Chateau Tongariro, at the foot of Mt. Ruapehu, celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Hint: Book the McLaren Suite for views of Mt. Ngauruhoe, another of the park’s volcanoes.
Turangi, a trout fisherman’s town on the banks of New Zealand’s Tongariro River, is typically associated with 70’s-era lodges, where deer heads adorn pine walls. The remote River Birches aims for a dramatically different aesthetic.
The hotel fieatures private patios with views of the Coromandel Peninsula.
A 13-suite hotel in a Victorian house not far from Ponsonby.
In midtown, the vintage Modernist furnishings at this renovated hotel create a pied-à-terre feel.