Types of Accommodations in New Zealand
There are various types of accommodations in New Zealand for tourists, from luxury hotels to cozy, friendly farmstays. Depending on your preference and need, there is surely a perfect accommodation for you.
These accommodations vary in their price, available amenities, general personality, and of course locations. To make sure you book an accommodation of quality services and facilities, look for those with a Qualmark star rate.
You can find both budget and luxury hotels throughout New Zealand. Hotels offer you access to cafes, restaurants, bars, and gyms.
There are luxury hotels owned by top international hotel chains like Accor, Westin, Hyatt, and InterContinental usually located in major cities like Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington. There are also homey hotels in country pubs if you want a more “country” feel.
If you’re looking for a luxurious, relaxing stay-in place in a remote, scenic area, lodges are perfect for you. These are like professional boutique hotels and a bed and breakfast that has 3 to 10 rooms. You will be served with mouthwatering food and wine prepared by a professional chef. This is an excellent choice if you want to go on fishing, hunting, or skiing.
It is often a good experience to interact with New Zealand residents. If you’re looking for this experience, home-stays are a good choice. In home-stays, you stay in a room in a private home of a family host. You may share their bathrooms, dining area, and lounge. They also provide meals.
One type of homestay is farm stays which, obviously, are located in farms. This type of accommodation will expose you to the ways of New Zealand farms life. You may watch or even help in farm chores like milking the cow, feeding the poultry, or cleaning the barn.
Holiday homes or baches (read as “batches”) are convenient and economical for a family or a large group since an entire house is rented. There are no hosts, so you will have to prepare your own food and other necessities. Look for homes that will suit your needs like phone lines, access to Internet, and others.
Holiday parks are sites where you can camp out using your own tent, campervan, car or motorhome. This is perfect if you’re interested in camping out rather than sleeping indoors. Holiday parks offer amenities like safe drinking water, functional toilet facilities, fire pits, and cooking areas.