New Zealand: Accommodation

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Apartments

Apartments in New Zealand

Apartments in New Zealand

Although not a common option for travellers in New Zealand, holiday apartments are available for rent in the main cities and resorts. Self-catering apartments in New Zealand are a good idea if you intend staying for a long period and want convenience and privacy. New Zealand apartments are of a high standard, and are generally in very new, purpose built apartment blocks. Prices vary considerably depending on where you want to stay in New Zealand, and for how long.
 

Hotels

Hotels in New Zealand

Hotels in New Zealand

New Zealand has a thriving tourist industry, and there’s a vast array of hotel accommodation all over the country. Hotels in New Zealand range from inexpensive family run guesthouses to stylish boutique hotels and top of the range five-star lodges, often in rural country areas and offering all the facilities and comforts you could possibly wish for. Hotels in New Zealand are graded according to the voluntary Qualmark star system, and have been independently assessed against a set of national standards, so you know in advance the quality and amenities you can expect from your New Zealand hotel. However, not all hotels participate, but local tourist offices around the country will be happy to recommend good hotels in their areas. Most of the better hotels in New Zealand can be booked online or over the phone. Prices vary considerably around New Zealand, with an average double in a three-star hotel costing anything from $50-100. We recommend you book your cheap hotel in New Zealand online prior to travel to secure the best deal.
 

Motels

Motels in New Zealand

Motels in New Zealand

New Zealand has an excellent network of modern motels, which you will find in or near most of the main towns and cities. Rooms and apartments, with cooking facilities, are available, while the larger motels in New Zealand have similar facilities to hotels, often with swimming pools, onsite restaurants, laundries and even spas. Most New Zealand motels are modern, purpose built establishments offering a high quality of accommodation. Expect to pay somewhere around $100 for a double room/apartment in a decent motel in New Zealand.
 

Hostels

Hostels in New Zealand

Hostels in New Zealand

New Zealand is a country made for backpackers, and there are numerous excellent cheap hostels in New Zealand. With so many international backpackers passing through New Zealand on round the world trips, there’s fierce competition between rival hostels and standards are normally very high. Many New Zealand hostels are modern, purpose built establishments, with large, comfortable public areas, communal kitchens, gardens and bars and lots of organised activities and trips planned for guests. A dorm bed will cost from around $20 per night, and a single rooms around $40. We recommend you book your first few nights in a cheap hostel in New Zealand online prior to travel to secure the best bargain.
 

Lodges

Lodges in New Zealand

Lodges in New Zealand

New Zealand lodges can be found all over the county, most commonly in rural country areas. Lodges in New Zealand are generally located near lakes, rivers or the sea, and can be either beautiful converted old mansions or stunning modern buildings featuring all the mod cons. New Zealand lodges are generally considered an upmarket option, and prices at some of the more famous and exclusive lodges can be very high. These are five-star establishments where privacy, comfort and impeccable service can be expected. Other New Zealand lodges are more homely places, and many specialise in certain activities, such as trout fishing or hunting. At a New Zealand lodge, you can pay anything from $100-150 per night up to $3000 or more.