A Room with a View - Special Places to Sleep in New Zealand  

by Pool Builders on 11-21-2010 in Articles

New Zealand has some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in the world. What better way to see them than to find accommodation that nestles in some of these beautiful settings in the country?

A stay in some of New Zealand's unique accommodation is to sleep and dine in the most spectacular of surroundings. Each is unique and impressive, offering travellers a wonderful way to discover New Zealand. Whether you prefer a lodge by the sea or to be huddled high in the Southern Alps, there is a unique place to stay for every personal taste.

Book flights to New Zealand [http://www.skyscanner.net/flights/uk/nz/cheapest-flights-from-united-kingdom-to-new-zealand.html] and treat a loved one or even just yourself, to one of these breath-taking experiences.

Treetops Lodge and Estate


Set amidst 2,500 acres of private land in the North Island's famed geothermal region of Rotorua, Treetops Lodge and Wilderness Estate embodies the spirit of adventure; from fly-fishing and hiking to mountain biking and horse riding, Treetops offers Lodge a unique and memorable experience. The Lodge, the ultimate in world-class luxury accommodation, with vaulted wooden-beamed ceilings, log fires and natural materials that echo the beauty and simplicity of the great outdoors. Boasting 4 suites and 8 luxurious villas, Treetops is the perfect haven. The cuisine is out of this world and the grounds equally breath-taking. Walk them at your leisure.

Prices: 3 nights from $1559 per person, double occupancy

Remarkables Lodge


This stunning rural retreat is set in the foothills of The Remarkables Mountain Range is just 10 minutes from Queenstown. The private 7-room lodge boasts comfort and style with excellent hospitality and fine dining. Enjoy the views from your balcony, take a dip in the pool or enjoy a glass of local wine by the outside fireplace. With saunas, Jacuzzi's, a pool table, outdoor terraces and beautiful gardens it may be hard to leave this private paradise. It is a perfect place for a wedding too!

Prices: Lodge rooms at $745 per room per night. Prices include breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner.

Matakauri Lodge and Organic Spa


Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers stunning views from every angle of the Remarkable, Cecil and Walter Peak mountain ranges. Matakauri Lodge will provide an alpine lakeside retreat nestled in one of the world's most serenely beautiful landscapes. The main lodge consists of spacious lounge, dining and living areas. The lodge also offers a range of indoor and outdoor dining options for guests. Facilities include a full service luxury spa, swimming pool with spa and a fully equipped fitness centre. The Lodge offers accommodation in eleven luxurious guest suites, with eight outlying cottages and three suites located in the main lodge. Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace. The suites are nestled in a native forest overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the mountain panorama. This is New Zealand's first organic spa and it really is enchanting.

Prices: Lodge double rooms start at $595 per night. Prices include breakfast, gourmet dinner and complementary mini bar, use of spa and treatments and pre-dinner drinks.

Charlotte Jane Boutique Hotel


The Charlotte Jane is 5 star boutique hotel offering luxury accommodation and stunning dining, both alfresco and in the conservatory. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens in Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand. With elegant and well-appointed rooms, including a honeymoon suite, this superb grand Victorian mansion offers guests every luxury, service and comfort. This indulgent, boutique hotel is perfect for honeymooners and romantic couples. The honeymoon suite even comes with four poster bed and rose petals scattered around.

Prices: Standard rooms (en suite) start at $300 in winter and suites from $450 per night.

Claremont Country Estate and Nature Reserve


This spectacular location offers you an award winning, unique haven, with luxury accommodation in one of New Zealand's historic country homesteads. Surrounded by sweeping lawns, enchantingly fragrant rose gardens and towering specimen trees, you will find Claremont a sanctuary of tranquillity, comfort and warm hospitality. It is ideal if you wish to rest or recuperate following a long-haul flight, if you are planning that romantic weekend or if you are taking some well-deserved time out! With some of the country's finest scenery at your doorstep, you'll find the essence of authentic New Zealand ' a 2,400 private estate and nature reserve on a high country working sheep, deer and cattle farm. There is also a splendid selection of nearby visitor activities including whale watching excursions, fishing, horse riding and Hanmer Springs thermal pools and Spa.

Prices: Suites start from $544 in low season to $1130 in high season

Kauri Cliffs

Matauri Bay

Set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay, Northland, The Main Lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Cape Brett and the offshore Cavalli Islands are part of the panorama which can be viewed from the verandas, lounge, card and dining rooms. Facilities include two Astroturf tennis courts, an infinity swimming pool with spa and a fully equipped fitness centre. Kauri Cliffs has three secluded swimming beaches, which are also available for picnics and barbeques. The Lodge accommodation has 22 guest suites, and a Two Bedroom Owner's Cottage. Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. The cottages are nestled in a native forest overlooking the golf course and the Pacific Ocean. The lodge even has its own private beach. This is as real as paradise gets!

Prices: Suites from $760. Prices include breakfast, gourmet dinner, pre-dinner drinks, complimentary mini-bar and use of all lodge facilities.

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