New Zealand

Hotels in New Zealand

Set on 6,000 acres of lush, rolling North Island countryside and bushland beside the Pacific, the 22-suite Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is one of three luxe lodges owned by the New York-based Robertson family (the others being the Farm at Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge).

An unpretentious boutique property("dairy" is Kiwi for "convenience store," by the way).

Boutique hotel with minimalist lithographs by local artist Ralph Holere and 53 light-filled rooms, overlooking Hagley Park.   

An extensive upgrade and expansion in 2010 transformed the ground floor of the 82-room Sofitel Queenstown into a Parisian-style lobby and lounge, as befitting Sofitel's Gallic heritage.  The sophisticated property is a quick stroll away from the top-notch restaurants and cafes of the lively cente

The owner designed the inn after his wife asked him to 'build [her] a Greek getaway.'She certainly got what she wanted: the house looks like it could just as easily have been built into a Santorini cliff. The three colorful guest rooms have views of the water, and private patios.

Though it’s just 15 minutes’ drive from the geothermal wonders (and tourist hordes) of Rotorua, this sumptuous and secluded estate might as well occupy its own private planet.

An exclusive 25-room lodge beloved by boldface names for its elegant rooms and premier fishing, hiking, and golfing opportunities.

Set on 30 acres amid soft, sheep-speckled hills that look like the backdrop for a Masterpiece Theatre production of a Jane Austen heartbreaker, Otahuna Lodge is one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in Australia.

The four-room hotel is set on a 6 1/2-acre vineyard in Wairarapa wine country.