Hotels in New Zealand
The new four-suite Waoku Lodge is making a name among Aucklanders looking to get away from it all. Innkeepers Sharon and Rob Southern know a thing or two about making guests feel coddled—they will bring meals right to your room (order the smoked local salmon on crispy Rösti ).
Golf and spa complex of cottages and villas, in a pastoral mountain valley just 20 minutes from Queenstown.
The Altitude: 5,700 feet.
The hotel also boasts a winery, restaurant, and pizzeria.
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