With stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and inspirational culture, Auckland is a hotspot that attracts travellers from all over the world. If you’re lucky enough to visit, you can do everything from kayaking to volcanic islands to visiting penguin colonies and viewing amazing Maori artefacts, then relax at some of the best bars and restaurants in the southern hemisphere. But on a busy holiday, it’s more important than ever to have a comfy base to stay as refreshed and invigorated as possible.
Which is exactly why we’ve collated this cracking list of seven awesome Auckland hotels – enjoy!
If you’re looking for a trendy boutique hotel in Auckland’s shopping district that brilliantly blends Art Deco and contemporary styles, stay at Hotel De Brett – you’ll love it!
The Grand Mercure is close to Auckland’s buzzing waterfront, has sleek modern rooms and sublime views of the city from the top floor bar.
Set on the outskirts of Auckland, Warbler’s Retreat is ideal for nature lovers – with only two rooms available, it’s ultra-exclusive and private, but if you can bag a room you’re rewarded with outdoor baths, organic food and waterfalls in a calm bush setting.
The Great Ponsonby Arthotel
Located in the boho Ponsonby area, the Great Ponsonby Arthotel offers a unique, cool, kitsch experience for creative types and it’s located just ten minutes from the city in a car.
Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport
If you’re expecting a soulless experience with beige décor and dull food, think again, because when you book into the Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport you’re in for a boutique hotel experience that’s suave and sophisticated. Airport hotels don’t have to be boring – it’s official!
Skycity Grand Hotel
The Skycity Grand is nestled at the foot of the 328m high Skytower building in central Auckland and offers a variety of cuisine options and entertainment options. Dine at the rotating restaurant at the top of the tower and you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the city.
This central Auckland hotel is placed on Princes Wharf looking over Waitemata Harbour and offers stunning views of Stanley Point and Auckland Harbor Bridge, spacious balcony suites and a lip-smacking seafood restaurant.
Getting there and getting around
You’ll find cheap domestic flights here on Skyscanner and if you want to drive around and explore the jaw-dropping scenery in the wider region, rent a vehicle in Auckland with Enjoy Car Hire. For instance, Long Bay isn’t far away and it’s great for snorkelling and sunbathing on the beach, while Muriwai’s rough and rugged coastline is great for surfers and Hunua Falls is simply spectacular.
As you can see, it’s evident that Auckland has an eclectic choice of accommodation options that will satisfy even the most discerning traveller.