Little Earth Lodge
85 Abbey Caves Road
www.littleearthlodge.co.nz Phone: 09 430 6562
Little Earth Lodge is in a rural setting, 6km from Whangarei town centre and next door to Abbey Caves. The lodge is purpose built and furnished in Balinese style. Explore the glow worm caves next door or take a trip to Poor Knights Islands. Stay in a three bed shared room (no bunks) from $28 per night.
Mon Logis Boutique Hotel
415 Marine Parade
www.monlogis.co.nz Phone: 06 835 2125
Mon Logis "My Lodge" was built in the 1860's and has been remodeled on the small privately owned French hotel. In summer sit on the balcony and enjoy the delicious breakfast. From $120 single. (Not suitable for children, maximum 8 guests).
Sea Breeze Bed & Breakfast
281 Marine Parade
www.seabreezebnb.co.nz Phone: 06 835 8067
The Sea Breeze B&B is located opposite the beach and is 5 minutes walk from the town centre. The guest rooms are influenced by Asia, Turkey and India. There is a guest sitting room with views across the water and a kitchenette. From $90 per night including self service continental breakfast.
Criterion Art Deco Backpackers
48 Emerson Street
www.criterionartdeco.co.nz Phone: 06 835 2059
The Art Deco style of architecture is one reason visitors flock to Napier. If you book a bed at Criterion Art Deco Backpackers you will be staying in one of the attractions on the Art Deco walk. A continental breakfast is included in the room rate and a variety of rooms can be booked from $25.
123 Pirie Street, Mt Victoria
www.booklovers.co.nz Phone: 04 384 2714
Booklover's host Jane Tolerton is a New Zealand writer and you’ll find books in every room. A bus stop is at the door step and close by is a walking track to Mt Victoria. From $175 single including breakfast.
Museum Art Hotel
90 Cable Street, city
www.museumhotel.co.nz Phone: 04 802 8900
Museum Art Hotel uses its walls to display a collection of art work by New Zealand artists. The inhouse Hippopotamus Restaurant and Bar is an elegant setting to enjoy fine dining, or a cocktail or craft beer. Book a Classic Room from $239.
16 Gravesend Place
www.tombstonebp.co.nz Phone: 0800 573 7116
Dead tired? Head behind the coffin door and rest in peace behind double glazing at Tombstone. There are accommodation options to suit every budget - dorm beds from $25, rooms with ensuites, and a modern self contained apartment from $110 per night (sleeps two). All rates include breakfast, if you want to go to Hell for lunch or dinner you'll need to head to Hell Pizza in Nelson.
52 Queen Street
www.durville.com Phone: 03 577 9945
Hotel d'Urville is an art deco luxury boutique hotel in the town centre. The building was formerly the Public Trust Office and has retained some vaulted doors. There are 11 rooms, all individually themed and decorated. Low season tariff from $195. You can also enjoy a fine dining experience in the restaurant.
the bug Backpacker
226 Vanguard Street
www.thebug.co.nz Phone: 03 539 4227
The bug is a VW themed modern backpacker hostel. Tariff from $26 per night for a dorm bed, double with ensuite from $80, groups can also be accommodated.
Global Village Backpackers
42-54 Cowper Street
www.globalvillagebackpackers.co.nz Phone: 03 768 7272
Global Village is decorated in a global art theme and has an outdoor spa. There are bikes and fishing rods for guests to use free of charge. Dorm beds from $25. May have a stay four, pay three special over winter.
124 Kumara Junction Highway 6
www.birdsong.co.nz Phone: 03 755 7179
Birdsong is a backpackers' lodge with a colourful bird theme thanks to one of the owners who is a former teacher of art and design. There is an outdoor bushman's bath, and free bikes. It's a few kilometres out of town so a vehicle would be preferable. Shared, private and en suite room, from $30pp.
Le Petit Hotel B&B
16 Marriner Street, Sumner
www.lepetithotel.co.nz Phone: 03 326 6675
Located in the seaside village of Sumner (20 minutes from Christchurch city centre), Le Petit Hotel is a French style B&B with six French style rooms, each with ensuite and balcony. Le Petit is a short walk from Sumner village and beach, and a bus stop is nearby. From $135 per room.
34 Eely Point Road, Wanaka
www.minaretlodge.co.nz Phone: 03 443 1856
Minaret Lodge is a five star property that includes a Lord of the Rings themed room - Barlimans. Lord of the Rings packages are available that include accommodation, a hobbit menu and a Lord of the Rings Tour. From $405 double including breakfast.
51 Herbert Street
www.safarilodge.co.nz Phone: 0800 885 557
Safari Lodge offers 5 star luxury with a touch of Africa. Each of the four ensuite rooms are furnished with a hand carved four poster bed. Tariff from $280 double including breakfast. Reviewers rate the lodge highly and also suggest that Invercargill is worth more than a one night stay.