The Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

4 and 5-Star hotels in New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand is a fantastic destination offering a variety of sites and attractions. When it comes to choosing a luxurious hotel, the area does not disappoint, for it is overflowing with opulent hotels and resorts that promise to pamper you to no end. So, if you're deciding where to stay in luxury in New Zealand, we've analyzed all of the top luxury hotels considering the guest ratings, quality of service, activities, location, price, and amenities. Our research led us to this list of New Zealand's absolute best luxury hotels and resorts. Whether you're travelling as a family or on a couples getaway, New Zealand is teeming with accommodations that cater to all your whims and fancies so you can have an extravagant trip with pampering and comforts. From 5-star and 4-star hotels with spas and swimming pools to intimate boutique hotels that exude romance, and family-friendly resorts that make your heart sing, there's something for every type of traveler. So, let your mind wander to the luxurious suites, complete with all the amenities you could desire, or imagine sipping cocktails at a world-class bar, dining at a gourmet restaurant, or being pampered at a spa. The choice is yours, because New Zealand is a treasure trove of plush accommodations that cater to all your needs, be it a romantic escapade, a family-friendly escape, or a friends reunion. With our researched guide, you can find the ultimate luxury and boutique hotels in New Zealand, where each and every moment will be a celebration of lavishness, comfort, and relaxation. Here's our list of the best luxury accommodation in New Zealand, so let's get to it.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

InterContinental Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $175 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Experience Comfort in New Zealand Here
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Room service

Located at 2 Grey Street, InterContinental Wellington has great rooms from $175 (before taxes). It offers room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, scuba diving, and snorkeling. It has a terrific 8.70 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, visitors will especially love a bar, parking, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, and child care at this relaxing hotel. The indoor pool here is terrific, and makes for a great place to relax and have fun no matter what the weather is like.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Tour desk
  • Tennis
  • Sauna
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast in the room


Millbrook Resort

Arrowtown, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $271 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Plenty of Luxury Amenities Await
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Spa/Wellness
  • Room service
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is Millbrook Resort which has nice rooms starting at $271. Offering skiing, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also has a great guest rating of 9.30 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Malaghans Road. This luxurious hotel is also nice because it offers child care, laundry services, golf, a hot tub, and a spa and wellness center which discerning travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. You'll enjoy unwinding in the hot tub, too.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Heated pool
  • Tour desk
  • Tennis
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Family-Friendly
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments

Auckland, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $110 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Luxurious Stay in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Room service
  • Heated pool

We found Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $110. We loved that is has room service, a casino, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.70 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Corner Waterloo Quadrant & Princes Street. You'll also find parking, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, and laundry services which experienced travelers will love. And this comfortable hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. We always love being able to cook meals in a hotel room, and the kitchen here was a nice touch. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for luxury hotels.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Casino
  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Heated pool
  • Tour desk
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms


Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

Queenstown, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $244 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Most Luxurious Places to Stay in New Zealand
  • Family-Friendly
  • Spa/Wellness
  • Room service

With terrific rooms from $244, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa, at 8 Duke Street provides skiing, room service, a casino, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Its terrific guest rating is 8.70 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Travelers will really like this posh hotel which also offers a bar, parking, a kid-friendly buffet, mountain views, and child care. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. Unwinding at the restaurant after sightseeing is a nice way to end the day.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Casino
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Tour desk
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Family-Friendly
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Breakfast in the room


Braemar Lodge And Spa

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $160 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your Extravagant trip to New Zealand
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Room service
  • Heated pool

Braemar Lodge And Spa has a great guest rating of 8.60 out of 10, and offers room service, a restaurant, a bar, hiking, and mountain views. The great rooms here start at $160 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 283 Medway Road. Furthermore, it also offers child care, laundry services, golf, pet-friendly rooms, and a hot tub, which is nice for visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this amazing hotel is a terrific choice. After a busy day, the heated pool is a nice place to unwind.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Heated pool
  • Private pool
  • Tennis
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Game room
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Mangapapa Hotel

Hastings, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $184 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Terrific High-End Hotel in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service

The great guest rating of Mangapapa Hotel is 9.30 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $184, and it's located at 466 Napier Road. We also love the breakfast, hiking, rooms with kitchenettes, laundry services, and golf which are great for discerning travelers. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. We find the kitchenette here to be a great way to get a good breakfast and save time and money.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Tour desk
  • Tennis
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Luxury
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service


Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel

Paihia, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $93 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Hotel for Pampering
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service

A cool place is Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel because it has great rooms that start at $93. It has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, and snorkeling, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.60 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 116 Marsden Road. Only a short distance from the city center, experienced travelers will especially love a bar, outdoor tennis, hiking, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes at this relaxing hotel. Everyone loves a nice pool, and you won't be disappointed with this one. It's also less than the average price for luxury hotels, so it's a great value.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Tour desk
  • Sauna
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Beach


Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort

Pauanui, New Zealand
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $160 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Stay in Style in New Zealand
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Heated pool

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $160 (before taxes). It's located at Mount Avenue and has earned a guest rating of 8.50/10. This luxurious hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, outdoor tennis, hiking, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Nothing says relaxation like having room service delivered.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Scuba diving
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Heated pool
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Beach


Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Queenstown, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $189 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Experience Comfort in New Zealand Here
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Spa/Wellness
  • Room service
  • Heated pool

Located at Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa has great rooms from $189 (before taxes). It offers skiing, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. It has a terrific 8.30 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find a kitchen, a kid-friendly buffet, mountain views, rooms with kitchens, and laundry services which visitors will love. And this comfortable hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Heated pool
  • Tour desk
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Family-Friendly
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Train station shuttle


Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Auckland, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $220 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Plenty of Luxury Amenities Await
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Room service

A great place to stay is Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour which has nice rooms starting at $220. Offering room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking, it also has a great guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue. Discerning travelers will really like this posh hotel which also offers hiking, child care, laundry services, city views, and a hot tub. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Fishing
  • Tour desk
  • Sauna
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Breakfast in the room


For more terrific hotel ideas in New Zealand, make sure you also see Best Family-Friendly Hotels in New Zealand, Best Beach Hotels in New Zealand, Best Cheap Hotels in New Zealand, Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in New Zealand, Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in New Zealand, Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in New Zealand, Best Hotels for One Week in New Zealand, Best Hotels for One Night in New Zealand, Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in New Zealand, Best Adults Only Hotels in New Zealand, Best Party Hotels in New Zealand, Best Hotels for Scuba Diving in New Zealand, Best Hotels for Skiing in New Zealand, or Best Business Hotels in New Zealand.


How much do luxury hotels cost in New Zealand? How much are luxury hotel rooms in New Zealand?

New Zealand Average Luxury Hotel Price
$128

After analyzing 394 luxury hotels in New Zealand, we found the average luxury hotel price to be a remarkably economical $128. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic luxury accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in New Zealand.

The average prices of our suggested luxury hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $191
  • 4-star hotels: $115


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