Landlubbers, prepare to lose your title. In the City of Sails, you can’t help but be lured toward the open water. Like a captain pointing the boat toward the siren song of beautiful mermaids, the turquoise water just off the coast of Auckland will tempt you toward its bounty.
(Does that sound cheesy? Sorry, we just had to. Auckland is pretty cool.)
Maybe you’re in town on a long holiday, or just have a few days to explore the city, Auckland boutique hotels welcome you to their charming accommodations. Soak up the quirky character of your hotel before you embark on an epic tour of your new favourite city.
Awe-struck in Auckland
The North Island’s gem is ready to entertain you, darling. Don’t believe us? You can have dinner amid the clouds in the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, or charter a boat out to an island for a day of play. You’ll love waking up at fantastic hotels like Breakfast on the Beach or Hotel DeBrett. You’ve heard this before, but it’s definitely true—the best bits of New Zealand are your oyster when you book Auckland boutique accommodation.
- Sky Tower: This spire of the Sky Tower reaches nearly as high as Michael Jordan going for a slam dunk. Now that we think of it, it’s probably even higher. This is the tallest building in the hemisphere, and the view from the observation deck is spectacular. Grab a sunset meal at the Orbit 360, the restaurant at the top of the tower.
- Waiheke Island: A 40-minute ferry ride delivers you to “the wine island”. Do we have your attention yet? Bring your thirst and prepare to taste test some award-winning varieties, then giddily saunter back to the ferry.
- Auckland Art Gallery: Who said your degree in art history wouldn’t come in handy? Show your mum she was wrong by expertly analysing the Maori art and masterful sculptures. You probably won’t seem even a wee bit pretentious.
Food & Drink in the City of Sails
Lots of the boutique hotels in Auckland are just a quick cab ride or saunter from the city’s best eats. The communities are a friend to foodies, that much is true. Grab some takeaway at Toby’s Seafood on Great South Road, or get a taste of New Zealand’s twist on Indian food in the Waiuku Town District.
If you can’t make it all the way to Waiheke Island, you can visit Auckland’s heritage wine region in Kumeu. You never know what you might find behind a cellar door. Just kidding, it’s bottles upon bottles of reds and whites.
Boutique Auckland hotels are the perfect addition to your trip the land of kiwis. They are charming, they have character, and they are waiting for you to book your room already. Really, they told us. Book one of the best boutique hotels in Auckland on Wotif right now, and your excursion to the City of Sails is already a smooth ride.