A New Zealand holiday is always associated with seeing the best of nature like the Franz Jozef Glacier, Mount Cook, or the Milford Sound, and include in the list that wineries in Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough.
In order to see the best destinations in New Zealand, most likely you have to pass through one of the major cities of New Zealand. It is unfair to rush though having a room in one of these best hotels in New Zealand:
Museum Hotel in Wellington
From the window of your room, you have a great view of the harbor, hills, and the rest of the capital of New Zealand. You might be wondering why the hotel has quite an odd name, well the art hotel is actually across the Te Papa Museum which spotlights the culture and history of the country.
Museum Hotel offers 160 rooms with serviced apartments and suites. As you enter the hotel, your eye will be very busy with all the mix of indigenous crafts and pieces of international art that decorates the lobby.
The rooms are quite comfortable and is more inclined to be functional with very simple set of furniture. If you are planning to stay for a while, some rooms have ovens, dishwashers, and dryers. Other amenities include a fast internet connection, an armchair, big TV, a really big bathroom, high end bath products, work desk, minibars, and docks for your iPod.
The Museum Hotel also has a fitness center, indoor pool, day spa, and a well known restaurant, the Hippopotamus where they serve French cuisines. Wellington is not a very huge place so everything, from restaurants, major sights, and bars, is pretty much accessible from the hotel.
You can book a room for NZ$215 at the Museum Hotel.
The Spire in Queenstown
If you want some adventure in New Zealand, then you can head to Queenstown where you do some ziplining, bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, and heli-skiing. It is a town perfect for thrill seekers and has one of the best hotels in all of New Zealand. The Spire is located near the town center and offers ten luxury rooms which you might not want to leave. Every room offers oversized beds, work desks, and a big sliding windows giving you a view of the Lake Wakatipu and the city.
The rooms are also equipped with multimedia gadgets ranging from flat screen television, iPod docks, DVD player, satellite TV, and free WiFi. Guests will also enjoy the wardrobe area and big bathrooms which separate showers and enormous bath tubs.
You can also expect excellent service as the staff greets guests by their names. You can ask the hotel staff for activities that you can do and they will always have a good list for you. The hotel also gives you much appreciated perks like airport transfers, chocolates and champagne to welcome you, breakfast daily, valet parking, and flowers or fruits.
The bar of the hotel serves the best cocktails in Queenstown while their restaurant offers a menu inspired by Thai cuisines but using local ingredients. The location of The Spire is very ideal and you can easily book a tour with local operators so you can go to Central Otago to see its wineries.
You can book a room at The Spire for NZ$1,035 for double occupancy.
Mollies Luxury Boutique Hotel in Auckland
If you think the properties of the Relais & Chateaux are a bit old fashioned, then Mollies will make you think differently. This boutique hotel just a few minutes from the harbor and the business district has the perfect ambiance for a warm retreat in the city. It is also just a few hops from classy boutiques and bistros along the Ponsonby Road.
The Mollies got its second win when Nicolas Guinness acquired the property. The suites got refreshed and now features antique pieces blending with designer pieces which gives each room a unique touch. The Villa and Junior suites have private balconies, big master bedrooms, and living rooms. The best choice will be the Premier Suites with fireplaces and lounge areas bigger than the other suites, and some even have pianos too soothe the musically inclined souls.
Guests can also spend some time in the hotel’s library and the drawing room or enjoy a drink or two at the cocktail bar. The hotel serves great dishes at their restaurant called Mollies Restaurant or the Dining Room while if you want some relaxing time, you can pamper yourself at the Cottage Garden. The hotel also has a spa, fitness center, and yes free WiFi.
You can book a room at the Mollies starting at NZ$1,035.
The George in Christchurch
Parts of the city are still trying to stand up from the devastation suffered from a strong earthquake last year. The George suffered some minor damages and closed for a bit to do some repair works. This chic hotel that is located near the Avon River and the Hagley Park has fifty three rooms to offer. Service is excellent with a guess to staff ratio of one is to one.
The rooms follow a minimalist design theme, mostly with white, black, and taupe theme. Each room comes with personal safes, minibars, LCD TV, executive desks, internet, and big bathrooms. The hotel is also famous for its Pescatore restaurant which serves fantastic molecular gastronomy delights.
The George is just a few minutes from the CBD and is a good starting point if you want to checkout the harbor of the Canterbury region, the village in Akaroa, or the Waipara wine region.
A room at The George will set you back NZ$481.
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