Best New Zealand luxury hotels in Auckland, Queenstown, Wellington, etc.

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Best Loved Luxury Hotels In New Zealand

An island nation in the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is known for its indigenous Maori culture and beautiful landscapes.  It has towering mountains, mist cloaked fjords, and lovely beaches curled around quiet bays.

New Zealand is known to many as “Middle Earth,” after the release of “The Lord Of The Rings” and “The Hobbit” movie trilogies.  The scenery used in these movies attracts visitors from around the world.

If you’re looking for excitement and thrills, you’ll find it in New Zealand.  Go sky diving, zip-lining, or bungy jumping.   Jet boating is very popular here.

Try rafting from one of the tallest waterfalls in the world or just go white water rafting.  Go caving or canyoning.

Go off-road driving on the dunes or backcountry.  Heli-hikeheli-ski, or zorb down hills and mountains.

If you’d like something calmer, go whale watching or tour the rainforestSwim with the dolphins or visit the Kiwi Birdlife Park.

If you’d like an upscale escape to New Zealand, you should consider the following hotels.  They were Luxury Award Winners in the Best Loved Hotels by  They have had numerous reviews and received the highest guest ratings.  And you can use to find the best price for your stay.

Arthur’s Point

  • Nugget Point a THC Group Hotel


  • Nesuto Stadium Hotel & Apartments
  • The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
  • Barclay Suites
  • The Quadrant Hotel & Suites
  • Hotel DeBrett
  • M Social Auckland
  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
  • The Grand by Sky City
  • Quest Newmarket
  • City Life Auckland
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart
  • Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences
  • Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park
  • Hotel Grand Windsor MGallery by Sofitel
  • Naumi Auckland Airport
  • Jet Park Hotel Auckland Airport
  • SkyCity Hotel
  • Hilton Auckland
  • Stamford Plaza Auckland
  • Ridges Auckland
  • Sudima Auckland Airport
  • Heritage Auckland
  • Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments
  • Grand Mercure Auckland
  • The Sebel Quay West Auckland
  • Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport


  • Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch
  • Parkview on Hagley
  • Commodore Airport Hotel
  • The Classic Villa
  • Crowne Plaza Christchurch
  • The Grange Boutique B&B
  • The George Christchurch
  • Terra  Vive Luxury Suites & Apartments
  • Sudima Christchurch Airport
  • Rydges Latimer Christchurch
  • Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
  • The Lord Bute Hotel & Restaurant
  • Fino Hotel & Suites
  • Novotel Christchurch Cathedral


  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Hammer Springs

  • Hammer Springs Hotel


  • Manor Views

Lake Tekapo

  • Peppers Bluewater Resort

Mount Cook

  • The Heritage Hotel Mount Cook


  • VR Rotorua Lake Resort


  • Rutherford Hotel Nelson
  • Trailways Hotel Nelson

New Plymouth

  • Quest New Plymouth


  • Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands


  • Platinum Queenstown Villas
  • Kamara Lakehouse
  • Q T Queenstown
  • The Dairy Private Hotel
  • The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
  • Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
  • Villa del Lago
  • Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
  • The Central
  • Blue Peaks Apartments
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
  • The Glebe Apartments
  • Heritage Queenstown
  • Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
  • Garden Court Suites & Apartments
  • Hotel St. Moritz, Queenstown – MGallery
  • Millennium Hotel Queenstown
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown
  • Suites-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown
  • Peppers Beacon Queenstown


  • Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort


  • The Duke Of Marlborough Hotel


  • Hilton Lake Taupo
  • Millennium Resort Manuelo
  • Taupo DeBrett Spa Resort


  • City Suites Tauranga


  • Tuakau Hotel


  • James Cook Hotel
  • Liberty Apartment Hotel
  • Q Hotel
  • Quest On Johnston


  • Aotea Motor Lodge