Find the ultimate escape in New Zealand, where you can enjoy a range of activities from laid-back city tours to action-packed air and water adventures. Here, no matter where you go, your backdrop is always picture perfect. Complementing this impressive destination are some of the very best boutique hotels, where you can choose a luxurious sea-facing property surrounded by breathtaking mountain and water views, or a hidden oasis in the city where you can have access to everything you need to work and play. Wherever you decide to stay, one thing is for sure, these are not just hotels — they’re amazing experiences just waiting to be discovered.

The Hotel Britomart

10. The Hotel Britomart, Auckland, North Island

Find your getaway in the city at The Hotel Britomart, a striking and beautifully designed hotel that offers serene and contemporary rooms and easy access to the delights of vibrant Auckland.

9. The Dairy Private Hotel, Queenstown, South Island

With its rich history and modern farmhouse vibe, The Dairy Private Hotel in downtown Queenstown offers warm hospitality and exquisitely designed rooms with mountain and lake views.

8. Mangapapa Hotel, Hawkes Bay, North Island

Located in New Zealand’s premier wine and food region, and surrounded by verdant orchards and landscaped gardens, Mangapapa Hotel offers a tranquil luxury experience in its 12 well-appointed suites.

Hotel Debrett

7. Hotel DeBrett, Auckland, North Island

Nestled within the happy bustle of Auckland’s High Street, just minutes from Britomart and the city’s famous waterfront, is Hotel DeBrett, a colourful art-deco boutique hotel perfect for the hip urban adventurer.

6. Matauwhi Bay Manor, Bay of Island, North Island

Set on 12 acres of native bush and manicured gardens and just three minutes’ drive from downtown Russell, Matauwhi Bay Manor is a boutique country hotel with unparalleled hilltop views of the beautiful Bay of Islands.

5. QT Queenstown, Queenstown, South Island

Settle into a relaxing holiday at QT Queenstown, a lavish lakeside retreat just 10 minutes from downtown Queensland and featuring spectacular views over the glittering Lake Wakatipu and majestic peaks of the Southern Alps.

Hotel Fitzroy curated by Fable

4. Hotel Fitzroy curated by Fable, Auckland, North Island

Immerse yourself in the old-world charm and contemporary living offered at the Hotel Fitzroy curated by Fable, a carefully restored landmark hotel in the middle of Auckland’s hip and trendy district.

3. Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown, South Island

Offering breathtaking views of The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu, Hotel St Moritz is a stylish and elegant boutique hotel located right in the heart of Queenstown close to shopping, dining, and adventure.

2. Donkey Bay Inn, Northland, North Island

Located a short walk from the quaint, historic sailing town of Russell, Donkey Bay Inn is vibrant, unique, and a breath of fresh air. It features a private beach area and just four exceptionally designed suites with panoramic views of the bay.

1. Eichardt’s Private Hotel, Queenstown, South Island

On the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu is one of Queenstown’s most iconic boutique hotels. Eichardt’s Private Hotel offers ultra-luxe suites with stunning interiors and unparalleled lakefront views.

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Image credit: Eichardt’s Private Hotel, Queenstown


Stoewie loves (like, really LOVES) to travel. Originally from the Netherlands, he has spent much of his life living & working around the world. Always on the hunt for the very best places to stay, he co-founded View Retreats to bring the world's most incredible accommodation together in one place.