Auckland might no longer
be the capital city, but it is the country's largest,
and it is also quite hip. You can get into a myriad of
things in Auckland, and between the excellent dining scene
and the welcome area beaches, what more could you want?
Throw in the fact that the Auckland hotels present a most
diverse and plentiful selection, and you have yourself
one heck of a New Zealand travel destination. From a dorm-room
bed, to a luxury suite, the Auckland accommodation pool
has something for everyone. If you plan on visiting Auckland
soon, you might consider the following Auckland lodging
suggestions. As a side note, if you are interested in
New Zealand wine and garden
tours, you might choose a cottage at the nearby Matua
Valley Wines vineyard as a unique Auckland accommodation
option. The luxurious Bethells Beach Cottages are ideal
for those looking to enjoy a nice Auckland beach getaway,
and those interested in staying at New
Zealand lodges might pick the Rangiwai Lodge.
The Auckland airport hotels can be very convenient Auckland accommodation choice. Among the closest hotels found near the airport is the value-conscious Ventura Inn and Suites Auckland Airport hotel. The rooms here are somewhat basic, but for the price, they more than suffice. The staff here is very friendly, and they'll be happy to send a shuttle to pick you up if you're flying in. A complimentary breakfast buffet helps you start the day, especially if you are scheduled to enjoy an exciting Auckland adventure tour. You'll have to pay a fee for high-speed internet access in your room, but otherwise, room amenities include A/C, cable TV, a coffee and tea maker, a telephone (free local calls), a small work desk, and a hair dryer and iron. Should you book a suite, you'll enjoy separate bedroom, lounge, and dining areas, as well as kitchen facilities. Pay a bit extra, and you can get a room with a spa bath and king-size bed. The Business Center here teams up nicely with the hotel conference rooms, and when it's hot out, you might enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool. All in all, the Ventura Inn and Suites is an excellent Auckland lodging choice that more than delivers when it comes to value.
Quite a lot of excellent bed and breakfasts help to give added substance to the Auckland accommodation list, among them of which figures prominently the Peace and Plenty Inn. The remarkable 1880 Victorian villa in which this hotel is housed is nothing short of spectacular, and guests will also enjoy a wonderful waterfront location in the charming village of Devonport. Each of the 7 units here are fantastically decorated, and if romance is on the agenda for your New Zealand vacation, you'll find the ideal setting here. A full and hearty breakfast is included in the rates at the Peace and Plenty Inn, which are pretty agreeable considering the experience. The wonderful owners can help you book a tour, catch the ferry across the bay, arrange a massage, rent a car, and find a golf course, among other things. The rooms vary a bit as far as size and such, but all feature lovely ensuite bathrooms, cable TV, a coffee maker, a hair dryer, and an iron. Antiques of great interest are found throughout the rooms and common areas, and the gardens offer a welcome outdoor respite. One stay here, and you'll see why it's one of the most recommended New Zealand bed and breakfasts.
There are some very good luxury Auckland hotels to choose from, and one of the best is the Hilton Auckland. A boutique-style hotel with 166 units, the Hilton Auckland is considered by some to be the finest Hilton hotel there is. This remarkable hotel not only looks impressive, but it also boasts a most privileged location on Princes Wharf. The sea views here are pretty much enough to justify the pricy rates, and some of the city's best dining destinations are within easy reach. Service is definitely something the staff is keen on at this enviable selection for Auckland hotels, and if you don't feel like wandering off to enjoy an exquisite meal, the Hilton Auckland's restaurant will more than do. You can stretch out nicely in the spacious rooms here, each of which boasts a magnificent bathroom. Complimentary toiletries and luxurious robes are standard amenities, and you can bet all the basics are covered. High-speed internet, a balcony, and amazing beds help to make your stay here as good as can be, and the hotel facilities are surely replete. If you need a little extra pampering, you might head to the next-door Spa de Seville. You can't say enough about the Hilton Auckland. It's without question one of the finer Auckland hotels.
The luxury Auckland hotels have among them some very well-priced candidates when you consider all that they offer. One such Auckland accommodation option is the contemporary SKYCITY Grand Hotel, which is located in the SKYCITY casino and retail complex. Centrally located, you'll enjoy proximity to some of the best Auckland attractions, as if the SKYCITY complex doesn't already offer enough things to do. Among the amazing facilities here are one of the city's best restaurants, and the hotel offers an impressive contemporary art collection. The other restaurant is nothing to sniff at either, and as you might expect at a 5-star hotel, there is a very nice spa to indulge in. A high-tech business center and a nice indoor pool are just a few other amenities that guests can enjoy, and you'll certainly not find much to complain about when it comes to the rooms. You can bank on the fact that basics like a coffee maker and hair dryer are offered in each room, with other amenities including sparkling bathrooms, complimentary bathing products, a bathrobe and slippers, a mini-bar, and 24-hour room service. Getting this much luxury for the relatively low price is what makes this such an excellent Auckland lodging recommendation.