BRAND NEW! NZ’s 12 best new hotels

Hold onto your hat (or shirt… or pants… or whatever), because your next trip just got even more awesome. We’ve got a whole stack of brand-new NZ hotels, motels, apartments, and resorts, and they’ve got you covered for work and play. Here are 12 of our faves.

1. TeAnau Deluxe Apartments, TeAnau, 3.5 stars

Just a 15-minute stroll from the Luxmore Jet and Fiordland Cinema, TeAnau Deluxe Apartments has cool outdoor hot tubs, an epic playground for the little ones (with a trampoline AND giant chess), and full kitchens in every apartment. It’s a top pick for families and longer stays.

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2. Liberty Apartment Hotel
, Wellington, 3.5 stars

Stylish and spacious Wellington apartments in the heart of the CBD? Yes, please! With easy access to all the city action and full kitchens in its one, two, and three-bedroom apartments (kitchenettes in the studios), the Liberty is perfect for business travellers and couples.

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3. Park Hotel Lambton Quay, Wellington, 4 stars

A reception desk stocked with craft beer and local gourmet goodies? Count us in! The Park Hotel Lambton Quay is a 10-minute dawdle from the Wellington Cable Car and Beehive, and has a cool retro vibe. It has accessible suites, and is great for couples and solo adventurers.

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4. Sofitel Wellington,
Wellington, 5 stars

Looks like Wellington’s the place to be! Opening in October 2017, the Sofitel Wellington is a glamorous 5-star hoteljust 200m from the Beehive and 600m from the Cathedral of St Paul. It’s a dream stay for special occasions, like honeymoons and romantic getaways. Book now to be one of the first to experience it.

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5. The Metrotel Motel,
New Plymouth, 3 stars

Just steps away from the Centre City Shopping Centre and a 10-minute walk from the Wind Wand, the Metro motel is awesomely located and, frankly, pretty darn cool. We love the funky black-and-white interior design and grungy common areas. Check it out for your next grown-up road trip.

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6. Porters Boutique Hotel, Hawkes Bay, 4.5 stars

With Black Barn Vineyards and Te Mata Estate both less than 4km away, Porters Boutique Hotel is a fab pick for your next wine-and-dine getaway. The rooms are huuuge, with a charming baroque kinda feel (nothing crazy, we promise). It has accessible rooms too!

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7. M Social Auckland,
Auckland, 4 stars

Awesomely located next to Princes Wharf, the M Social Auckland is a super cool stay with a fun modern design. All guests enjoy free wifi, which is great ‘cause some of its rooms are seriously selfie-worthy (check out the Harbour and Ocean Suites). Not that you’d want to make anyone jealous ;P

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8. Ramada Suites Albany, Auckland, 4 stars

Another winner in Auckland! With its generous rooms (especially the two-bedroom apartments), full kitchens (kitchenettes in studios) and chilled-out location, the Ramada Suites Albany is a top choice for families and longer stays. Check out nearby Takapuna for awesome coffee.

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9. Naumi Auckland Airport, Mangere, 3.5 stars

Whether you’re just passing through and want to stick close to the airport or you’re looking for a chilled-out alternative to an Auckland CBD stay, the Naumi Auckland Airport has got you covered. But watch out, ‘cause with its cool art-deco touches and comfy king and queen beds you might never want to leave…

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10. Kelly Rd Cambridge LodgeCambridge, 2.5 stars

Don’t let that star rating fool you! The Kelly Rd Cambridge Lodge is a fantastic new motel that offers serious bang for your buck. With its spacious rooms, accessible suites, massive bathrooms, handy kitchens and kitchenettes, and an enclosed courtyard for the kiddos to run around, it’s a top choice for families and laid-back couples.

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11. Crowne Plaza Christchurch,
Christchurch, 4.5 stars

For a stylish (and fancy) Christchurch stay, you can’t go past the Crowne Plaza Christchurch. Smack dab in the heart of the CBD, it’s perfect for business travellers, or anyone who wants to make the most of the Garden City’s top restaurants, shops, and bars (and, uh, gardens).

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12. MCM Motel, Christchurch, 4 stars

Great location, bargain price, fresh, comfy rooms… yep, the MCM Motel ticks all the boxes. It’s a top pick for business travellers, with microwaves, minibar fridges, and writing desks in every room. From $200 per night for a two-bedroom room, you can’t go wrong!

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