Maybe you put a big emphasis on luxury, ambience or location when you choose your holiday accommodation. And why shouldn’t you? Going on vacation is often the reward you look forward to after all your hard work, so you naturally want to be comfortable. Here are some of our favourites in New Zealand.
Luxury – Kauri Cliffs Lodge
A luxury lodge at the internationally acclaimed golf course of the same name sits on a cliff-top in subtropical Northland near the northern tip of the North Island. The main lodge overlooks the spectacular Cavalli Islands and incorporates the beautifully appointed living room, a spacious and comfortable meeting/TV room, a card room, and a small computer room.
As well as the world class golf course, as a guest of Kauri Cliffs you will enjoy a range of leisure facilities including:
- Two Astro Turf tennis courts
- Beautiful full service day spa set in our native Totara forest
- Fitness centre with an indoor lap pool and jacuzzi
- Stunning infinity swimming pool
- Private à la carte dining is available in the main dining room or on the verandah overlooking the South Pacific Ocean.
- Gourmet picnics can be arranged and enjoyed around the expansive grounds.
Kauri Cliffs also has three private swimming beaches, including the famed Pink Beach where regular barbecues are held in the summer months. Mountain bikes, guided nature walks, fishing and horse riding are all popular activities on the property.
Ambience – The Crown Hotel
Boutique accommodation in a picturesque seaside setting in the Hawkes Bay city of Napier. The original Crown Hotel opened for business in 1859 on the corner of Waghorne & Barry Street. It was destroyed by fire in the 1931 earthquake while the new hotel was being built. The building was to be three levels but was reduced to two levels due to the earthquake's damage. Heritage suites located in the original 1932 Crown Hotel Building, have been lovingly restored to reflect the history and opulent style of the Art Deco era. we support local Hawke's Bay products and suppliers
“Rejuvenate and Invigorate” Epitomises the following range of services and amenities designed with their guests in mind.
- House Bar and Mil & Honey Restaurant
- Boutique Theatrette
- Business Facilities
In January The Crown Hotel was ranked number 3 within the Top 25 hotels in New Zealand for the 2016 Trip Advisors Travellers Choice.
Location – The Rees Apartment Hotel
Showcasing breathtaking panoramic lake and alpine views, The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a sophisticated hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, taking advantage of the spectacular views across the lake to the Remarkable Mountain range and just a gentle walk to Queenstown’s town centre.
Breath-taking views and luxury accommodation are just the beginning! The Rees Hotel also boasts a range of unique and sophisticated facilities to ensure you experience absolute comfort and enjoyment during your stay.
- Health and Wellness Spa
- True South Fine Dining Restaurant
- Extensive Wine Cellar
- Fleet of Mountain Bikes
- Art gallery of original paintings and library of rare books
- Private jetty, offering jet boat and water taxi service
The Rees, is proud to continue the tradition of hospitality established nearly 150 years ago by the pioneer settler and founder of Queenstown, William Gilbert Rees. Rees was a man of extraordinary achievements – the explorer who literally put Queenstown on the map, the farmer whose merino grazed over more than 240,000 acres of Wakatipu basin land, a first class international cricketer and all round sportsman and an accomplished artist.