7 of the Best Hotels in New Zealand

August 18, 2014 by Anthony Lavall

New Zealand is an area of abundant natural beauty and a long time favourite destination for Flight Centre customers. So there is no wonder that 3 Kiwi cities were recently named in Conde Nast’s “friendliest cities” on earth. If you’ve not been before then now is a great time to plan a trip and Flight Centre have some amazing prices as part of a campaign running till the end of August 2014.

We are getting more inquiries for visits to New Zealand than ever before and it’s not difficult to see why. In particular, we have been getting many requests from you, our customers, looking for ideas surrounding hotels in New Zealand. With this in mind, we have put together a list of seven of our very favourite New Zealand hotels, complete with special offer prices that we are running as part of this campaign.

So check out these fantastic offers and remember to get in touch with us if you want any more information about New Zealand and the deals displayed here;

Area: Auckland
Hotel: Quadrant Hotel
Price: £49pppn (based on travel dates of Oct ’14 – Mar ’15)
Address: 10 Waterloo Quad, Auckland CBD
Transfer: 25 minutes from Auckland International Airport

The Quadrant Hotel Auckland

The trendy Quadrant Hotel is located in the heart of Auckland, just moments from the fashion district and countless restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The hotel features 150 apartment-style rooms ranging from studios to two bedroom apartments, each with a fully equipped kitchen, balcony and free Wi-fi internet access. Dine in with 24-hour room service, or head to the Quad Kitchen and Bar for tasty treats and late night drinks.


Area: Bay of Islands
Hotel: Copthorne Bay of Islands
Price: £53pppn (based on travel dates of Mar ’15)
Address: Tau Henare Dr, Paihia
Transfer: 180 minutes from Auckland International Airport

Copthorne Hotel, Bay of Islands

Nestled within 60 acres of subtropical gardens right on the waterfront, the Copthorne Hotel & Resort is the ideal base from which to explore this incredible region. All 180 guest rooms and four suites feature private balconies from which to enjoy stunning garden, estuary or bay views, and the resort features a massage studio, tennis court, free-form lagoon pool, mountain bike hire and a courtesy shuttle to downtown Paihia.


Area: Lake Rotorua
Hotel: Sudima Hotel
Price: £36pppn (based on travel dates of Oct ’14 – Mar ’15)
Address: 1000 Eruera St
Transfer: 165 minutes from Auckland International Airport

Sudima Hotel, Lake Rotorua

Adjacent to the Polynesian Spa on the shores of Lake Rotorua, the Sudima Hotel is the largest hotel in the city and offers 248 spacious guest rooms, many with incredible lake views. Guests can enjoy a nightly Maori cultural show culminating in a delectable hangi feast, receive a therapeutic massage, laze by the open-air swimming pool or lounge in one of three private spa pools. A range of accommodation options ensures there is something for everyone at Sudima.


Area: Wellington
Hotel: Mercure
Price: £43pppn (based on travel dates of 2nd March 2015 onwards)
Address: 345 The Terrace
Transfer: 15 minutes from Wellington International Airport

Hotel Mercure Wellington Superior Room

Situated at the top of The Terrace and offering incredible views over Wellington, the welcoming hotel Mercure Wellington is close to the Bohemian Cuba Street and many of the capital’s major attractions. This stylish hotel features beautifully appointed rooms and suites, as well as an indoor pool, gym, sauna and business centre. Relax with a drink in the lobby bar or dine on contemporary cuisine while enjoying stunning views of the city and harbour at Brasserie 345.


Area: Marlborough
Hotel: Bay of Many Coves
Price: £193pppn (based on travel dates of March 2015)
Address: Arthurs Bay
Transfer: 95 minutes from Blenheim Airport

Marlborough Bay of Many Coves

The luxurious Bay of Many Coves Resort is located deep in the Marlborough Sounds and offers perfect seclusion in a pristine natural environment. The luxury one, two and three bedroom apartments offer spacious living areas, contemporary kitchenettes and private balconies overlooking the bay. Relax by the outdoor pool, indulge in a treatment at the onsite day spa, enjoy sumptuous cuisine at the restaurant or one of the two cafes, or explore the natural surroundings on a hired sea kayak or dinghy.


Area: Christchurch
Hotel: Rendezvouz
Price: £65pppn (based on travel date between Feb ’15 – Mar ’15)
Address: 166 Gloucester Street
Transfer: 15 minutes from Christchurch International Airport

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

The Rendezvous Hotel is in the heart of Christchurch and just a short 15 minute journey from the Christchurch International Airport. 171 rooms and suites adorn this hotel which has much in terms of amenities. The Straits Cafe and Junction Bar provide authentic regional cuisine from the Canterbury region. All rooms provide free Wi-fi and there are on site Sauna and Gym facilities too.


Area: Queenstown
Hotel: Peppers Beacon
Price: £53pppn (based on travel dates of Mar ’15)
Address: 33 Lake Esplanade
Transfer: 20 minute drive from Queenstown International Airport

Peppers Beacon Queenstown

Located on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, the Peppers Beacon, Queenstown is an exemplary hotel that exudes luxury whilst situated in a beautiful rural environment. Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand and the Peppers Beacon hotel gives visitors a great base from which to try their hand at skiing, snowboarding, hiking through national parks, scenic tours, bungy jumping and jet boat rides, to name just a few. There are 6 types of luxury accommodation and fine dining all on site too.


If you’re appetite for New Zealand has been sufficiently whet then check out the amazing deals at our New Zealand promotion page which run until 31 August 2014.

And check out this fantastic interactive map of New Zealand to learn more about the country, the locations of differing regions and information about those areas too:
About New Zealand Interactive Map

About Anthony Lavall

Anthony is part of the digital marketing team at Flight Centre and contributes news and blog stories from around the world. He loves travel, especially visiting new places and experiencing new cultures.