Our tailor-made specialists have done the necessary travelling and research required to pick out the top hotels so you don’t have to. Choose from our curated selection of lodges that combine contemporary luxury with bucolic idyll, or stay in luxurious hotels that are perfectly situated in New Zealand’s vibrant cities. Contact one of our consultants today to begin planning your New Zealand holiday, or browse below to find out more about some of our favourite hotels.
Repeatedly voted New Zealand’s top hotel and one of the finest in the world, this sophisticated lodge has hosted everyone from HM The Queen to Bill Gates and features decadent dining, opulent suites and a host of activities in beautifully manicured gardens.
Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel & Spa
This boutique gem is perched on the shores of Lake Rotorua and its avant-garde English Manor styling extends from the sexy fireplace rooms to the terrace restaurant and superb day spa, Finnish sauna and lush gardens with secret grotto and heated pool.
Helicopter is the only way to access this exhilaratingly brilliant resort set at the head of a glacial valley. Go giddy at the breath-taking sights of the Southern Alps then return to your uber-cool cabin to soak in your deck hot-tub under the stars.
Comprised of just 25 guest rooms and suites, the Hotel DeBrett has been a hip Auckland hideaway for those in the know since 1841. Centrally located in Auckland, guests are a short walk from high-end shopping, cafes and Queen's Wharf – if they can be tempted to leave the charming building.
Lake Tekapo Lodge
Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, this upscale lodge below a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve is an intimate, boutique experience featuring just four sophisticated suites. While the views all around are spectacular, don’t forget to look skywards come nightfall!
970 Lonely Bay
The perfect romantic getaway, this boutique luxury lodge is set in the sublime Coromandel Peninsula. A charming stone and wood villa, 970 Lonely Bay is host to just four elegant suites with spectacular views across the pristine Cooks Beach and Mercury Bay beyond.
Glossy, revamped luxury hotel from InterContinental located right next to the harbour of this fashionable and energetic city. Sleek rooms, excellent leisure facilities and fantastic eateries make this an excellent base from which to explore ‘Wellywood’.
Tin Tub Luxury Lodge
Befitting its namesake, each of the three, superbly appointed Lodge Rooms features a private furnished patio with twin tin tubs for al fresco bathing. Compact and bijou though it may be, there’s nothing half-hearted about this welcoming lake and mountainside retreat.
Set high on the hillside above Owhanake Bay, this luxury boutique hotel is the jewel of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. With Mediterranean influences and designed in the shape of a traditional Maori fish-hook, the property has a distinctive New Zealand flavour.
Hotel St Moritz Queenstown
Charming lakeside hotel that embodies the spirit of its alpine location. With chic interiors, an award-winning restaurant, state-of-the-art gym and sauna not to mention a hot tub garden, the hotel has all you need to unwind after a day exploring the great outdoors.
Seductive lodge with breath-taking alpine and lake vistas in a magnificent setting in which the service shines as brightly as the beautiful surroundings. Gorgeous, interior designed rooms and suites paired with fine dining make this a remarkable retreat.
Acacia Cliffs Lodge
A contemporary retreat set in two hectares of landscaped grounds on Lake Taupo. Experience genuine NZ hospitality in this superb setting, with cleverly designed angles and huge windows that capitalise on the spectacular panoramic lake and mountain vistas.
The Manse Hawkes Bay
Exclusive luxury lodge in the country’s oldest wine region. Catering for just four adult guests at a time, you can be sure of bespoke, attentive service at this gentleman’s farm dating back to 1910, with elegant suites and a gorgeous pool and verandah.
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Luxury lodging set on 6,000 acres of rolling countryside in picturesque Hawkes Bay affording truly spectacular Pacific views. The resort has 22 exceptional suites and a dazzling Owner’s Cottage and is home to a championship golf course and valley-top spa.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
An innovative and exclusive eco-retreat in the forest blessed with a full-service spa. Close your eyes and its sleek lines may fool you into thinking you were in the centre of the city, but open your eyes and ears and you’ll know you’re a world away.
Award-winning cuisine and just four superb suites housed in the original farm buildings of this early 20th century lodge make for an unforgettable stay in the historic surroundings of Waipoua Forest, where the iconic Kauri trees have stood for over 3,000 years.
With a one-to-one staff to guest ratio, guests here can expect impeccable service and unwavering attention to detail. Featuring 53 chic guest rooms and suites that ooze sophistication, this boutique property is also home to two award-winning restaurants.
Victorian elegance meets modern day luxury in an iconic lodge that combines the best of old world service and charm with the sophisticated pleasures of today. Fine food and wines are served to revive guests after indulging in the many activities on offer.
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
This designer lodge with breath-taking views of the Bay of Islands is an uber-stylish retreat in an unparalleled location. Host to superb facilities including a top-ranking golf course, spa and glorious infinity swimming pool, this luxury escape is hard to beat.
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Enjoy five-star luxury at this effortlessly chic property on Auckland’s sparkling Waitemata Harbour. Home to an indulgent spa, designer rooms and amber marble restaurant, the hotel is the epitome of understated elegance in a glamorous harbour-side setting.
Hulbert House, Queenstown
A beautifully restored 19th century villa, Hulbert House is just a stroll from central Queenstown. Charming, sophisticated and cosseting, it’s a fine place to start a holiday in New Zealand.
The Kinloch Club, Taupo
Lying pretty on the shores of Lake Taupo, Kinloch is delightfully luxurious. Sweeping views take in the lake, the lodge’s own golf course, and plenty of peace and quiet.
Marino Ridge, Waiheke Island
Built into a ridge overlooking the Waiheke Island coast, this ultra-exclusive bolthole is simply stunning. Marino in Maori means tranquil, and this place is certainly that.
The Sanctuary @ The Bay of Islands
Located in a private native bush reserve and featuring spa treatments by appointment and in-house yoga sessions, this eco-property focuses not only on providing visitors with rest and relaxation, but all-around wellness.