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Top tips for finding the perfect New Zealand hotel
If you want the best mix of heritage and nature, Christchurch is the place to be. The stunning gardens and parks and the peaceful Avon River have contributed significantly to giving Christchurch its unofficial title, New Zealand’s garden city. Breakfree On Cashel is a good establishment to stay in when exploring Christchurch. It sits at the center of this grand city with easy access to Hagley Park’s botanical gardens and the Bank’s Peninsula.
Welcome history lovers, Dunedin awaits. Different types of heritage buildings are scattered across the city, with the only Larnach Castle in New Zealand found in this city. You’ll also find the Olveston Historic House along with several Victorian houses in this city. Dunedin is also teeming with wildlife, including sea lions and penguins, and the only mainland-breeding colony of Royal Albatross. Staying at the Larnach Lodge will give you the castle experience with 4-star accommodations and a great view of the harbor with easy access to Larnach Castle.
Thrill-seekers visiting New Zealand will love visiting Queenstown. This beautiful city is packed with adventure, and where adventure lurks, stunning scenery is always around the corner. There’s a lot to explore in Queenstown, which you can do on foot, bike, kayak, 4WD, or horseback. Take your pick of adrenaline activities from bungee jumping, skydiving, whitewater rafting, and jet boating. And after an exciting day, relax with some gourmet food and drink or a spa treatment at Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa, a leading Queenstown hotel offering not only cozy accommodations but also lots of amenities to make your vacation worthwhile.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in New Zealand if you stay on a Thursday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 38 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your New Zealand accommodation.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in New Zealand for 2 days.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in New Zealand found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $54, while the most expensive was $374.
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in New Zealand, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in New Zealand in December and August.
FAQs when booking a hotel in New Zealand
New Zealand is home to some of the most beautiful islands globally, and Waiheke Island is one place you should consider exploring when visiting New Zealand. The island is home to beautiful vineyards, with wine tours conducted all year round. Other than that, you’re welcome to relax on the secluded beaches with an array of outdoor activities available, including golf, sea kayaking, zip-lining, horse riding, and fishing. Consider choosing one of the island’s many great accommodation options: Waiheke Island Resort, Waiheke Waterfront Lodge, or Delamore Lodge.
Auckland, also known as the city of sails, is a must-see for most tourists visiting New Zealand. The city is bustling with activities, all of which you can view from Sky Tower, the city’s tallest building offering panoramic views of Auckland. Auckland Museum and Auckland Art Gallery are there for those who’d like to know more about the city’s history and culture. And for foodies, the city is exploding with bars and restaurants serving all kinds of food to tourists visiting. Considering a visit? Well, book a stay at Hilton Auckland to be right at the center of all the action.
For anyone longing for a spa vacation, Rotorua is the place for you. The journey to Rotorua will take you through the beautiful and peaceful farmlands of Te Kuiti, a trip that is relaxing in itself. You’ll definitely smell when you’ve arrived in Rotorua, a town that sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, giving rise to its geothermal spas that emit sulphur and attract visitors from all around the world. For the best experience, book a stay at Holiday Inn Rotorua for a relaxing stay at their onsite hot springs, with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in New Zealand. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular destination is Queenstown (47% of total searches to New Zealand). The next most popular destinations are Auckland (37%) and Christchurch (10%). Searches for hotels in Wellington (7%) are also popular.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular region to stay in New Zealand is Otago. Auckland and Canterbury are also very popular.
KAYAK users have found double rooms in New Zealand for as cheap as $13 (Dunedin) in the last 3 days. The average price is $208.
In the last 72 hours, users have found New Zealand hotels for tonight for as low as $14 (Dunedin). Users have also found 3-star hotels from $18 (Rangiora) and 4-star+ hotels from $19 (Picton).
In the last 72 hours, users have found New Zealand hotels for this weekend for as low as $54 (Picton) per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $83 (Hamilton) and 4-star+ hotels from $57 (Picton).
Where to stay in New Zealand?
Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in New Zealand by showing you the exact location of each hotel.