8 Stylish Hotels in New Zealand For a Luxury Vacay
Quarantine free travel is on the way from 19 April 2021, so come on, spread your wings and head across the Tasman for a stylish vacation at ono of New Zealand’s best luxury hotels.
Eichardt’s Private Hotel
Eichardt’s Hotel Queenstown is 8 km from Queenstown Airport and just 5 minutes walk from the waters of Lake Wakatipu. The classic and stylish hotel offers accommodation with a fireplace and some rooms offer a balcony with mountain or lake views. Guests can dine by the fireplace at Eichardt’s Restaurant and Bar. The menu offers premium cocktails and meals using fresh local produce. For thrill-seekers, the tour desk can book bungee jumping, kayaking and wine tours. In-house spa treatments are available.
For more information and bookings: https://eichardts.com
Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington
An iconic heritage building in the heart of Wellington has been reimagined to form Naumi Studio Hotel. After an extensive renovation, this 116 room property has been transformed into eclectic spaces inspired by seafaring and the literary world. The grand bar sits proudly in the heart of the hotel and the full-service Lola Rouge restaurant offers Pan Asian-inspired cuisine. Choose from six bedroom types, ranging from cosy studios to an exquisitely furnished Executive Suite. Rooms cleverly optimise space, honour the heritage of the building and infuse a modern design twist. Cuba Street and the lively surrounding neighbourhood are home to the quirky, the alternative and the fun, with a high/low combination of art galleries, record stores, cheap eats and fine dining on the doorstep – the perfect setting for this most vibrant hotel.
Nightly rates at Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington start from NZ$300 (approx £155) Room Only.
For more information and bookings: https://naumihotels.com/studiowellington/
Bay of Many Coves
New Zealand best luxury hotels includes Bay of Many Coves, a luxury five-star resort, set in the heart of Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough. Nestled between stunning native bush and our secluded bay, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience: Whether you are seeking world-class cuisine, breath-taking scenery, adventure, or simply a sense of renewal, you will find it here, whatever the season. Fine dining, a world-class spa and luxurious accomodation is on offer. The resort’s spread out apartments provide guests with privacy and a stunning view. The fine dining restaurant, private guest lounge and waterfront café brings many local delights, such as world-renouned wines and ‘Kai Moana’ (seafood).
For more information and bookings: https://www.bayofmanycoves.co.nz
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown
The handsome alpine lodge Hotel St Moritz caters to chic yet adventurous explorers seeking out the unbeaten path. Queenstown has earned the reputation as the “adventure capital of the world” for a good reason – there are endless ways to get the adrenaline pumping and staying active whilst experience the surrounding nature in this picturesque New Zealand town. However, if you aren’t an extreme adventurous thrill-seeker or a hardcore fitness buff looking for a tough yoga retreat or gruelling boot camp but still love the idea of a wellness holiday in the outdoors, don’t despair. Hotel St Moritz, located in the heart of Queenstown offers light, fun and totally optional outdoor and adventure activities to its guests. The handsome and masculine alpine loge, also, like its European namesake, epitomises glamour and style. Think of Hotel St Moritz like a warm and strong ‘mountain man’ thoughtful to its female guests. In fact, the inclusive hotel caters to adventurous female travellers looking for an outdoor adventure whilst also enjoying the luxury and comfort of the lodge. At Hotel St Moritz guests know when getting their hiking boots on in the morning that there will be delicious cocktails, luxurious milk baths, gourmet dinner and a hot tub soak waiting for them back at the hotel. It’s all about balance in life, isn’t it?
For more information and bookings: www.stmoritz.co.nz
on of New Zealand best luxury hotels is Greenhill which offers a luxury lodge experience in Hawke’s Bay. A gracious, elegant and historic country homestead located just 25 minutes to Napier and 15 minutes to either Havelock North or Hastings, Greenhill ideally situated in the heart of New Zealand’s food and wine country with over 50 wineries, local farmers markets and organic produce stores nearby.This is a opulent yet tranquil retreat, situated on a hilltop overlooking lush farm and grazing land with luxurious suites and elegant guest rooms, most of which open to wide verandas and sensational views. Behind the lodge lies a swimming pool, croquet lawn and a flourishing private orchard with a herb garden.
For more information and bookings: http://greenhill.co.nz
The Central by Naumi Hotels, Queenstown
A sanctuary in Queenstown’s city centre, The Central is the second Naumi hotel to open in New Zealand’s adventure-capital. Here a creative, cool vibe meets a sense of childlike curiosity, with a bold design inspired by magic, nature and vivid colour. Naumi Hotels has transformed the building, the site of a previous hotel, into a 15 key whimsical wonderland, unlike any other property in Queenstown. A lounge with roaring fire and comfy seating forms the heart of the hotel. It’s here complimentary award-winning New Zealand wines are served every evening between 5-6pm, and complimentary snacks and soft drinks throughout the day. Adjacent to the lounge is a garden area, perfect for an alfresco breakfast. Expect to find the same creative use of light, shape and colour in the three bedroom types, “Habitat”, “Oasis” and the “Junior Suite”.
Nightly rates at The Central by Naumi Hotels Queenstown start from NZ$380 (approx £198), Room Only.
For more information and bookings: https://naumihotels.com/thecentralhotel/
The Dairy Private Hotel by Naumi, Queenstown
This historic building began as Queenstown’s original ‘dairy’ (corner store) in the 1920s and has a prime position, set against the backdrop of picturesque views of The Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. Somewhere between a lodge and a hotel, the design brief was to take European rural influences and combine them with a daring, fresh and local approach, creating a lived-in yet rustic glamour to the public areas and the 14 bedrooms. This can be seen to great effect in the cosy library room, where guests can take tea (or whiskey) and relax in between adventures. Outside, a fire pit and outdoor jacuzzi can be booked for private use. The design features exquisite wallpapers from the luxury British interiors brand House of Hackney and the bedrooms continue the alpine chic feel and are linked to the common areas by an exquisite geometric bespoke carpet.
Nightly rates at The Dairy Private Hotel by Naumi start from NZ$400 (approx £208), Room Only.
For more information and bookings: https://naumihotels.com/thedairyhotel/
Cordis Auckland by Langham
Located in the lively uptown area near Upperand Karangahape Road, Cordis, Auckland is surrounded by a vibrant neighbourhood. From this , guests can stroll to the Auckland Domain or explore the city’s museums, galleries and thriving retail scene. Cordis puts every modern amenity at your fingertips with 411 contemporary rooms and suites with stylish interiors and the latest high-tech connectivity. Foodies will love the world of flavour at Eight’s interactive kitchens with its Sweet Treats dessert station, an American Grill featuring a rotisserie and wood fired grill. Wellness buffs can take advantage of the fully-equipped health club, Day Spa and resort-style heated rooftop pool.
For more information and bookings: https://www.cordishotels.com/en/auckland/