The Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in New Zealand

The view from The Mount, Tauranga, New Zealand The view from The Mount, Tauranga, New Zealand

Planning a weekend trip to New Zealand? Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a girls weekend to remember, New Zealand offers a terrific array of weekend hotels waiting to welcome you with open arms. Our researched suggestions will help you decide where to stay for a weekend in New Zealand. With terrific amenities such as pools, comfortable rooms, and delectable restaurants, these hotels provide the perfect backdrop to a long weekend adventure in New Zealand. Choosing the right hotel for your stay is crucial, and we've analyzed the best hotels for a weekend retreat in New Zealand based on key criteria such as location, guest ratings, price, amenities, and more, making them perfect for a 2-day or 3-day trip. So, let's start planning your weekend getaway trip with one of these best hotels in New Zealand below.

(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
A Terrific Hotel for a Long Weekend in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Pets allowed
  • Spa

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 convenient 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.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room


Thorold Country House

Thames, New Zealand
Bed & Breakfast with prices starting at $145 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Stay for a Weekend Escape
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool

A great place to stay is Thorold Country House which has nice rooms starting at $145. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a water park, scuba diving, and snorkeling, it also has a great guest rating of 9.50 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 36 Ngati Maru Highway, Kopu. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers hiking, rooms with kitchenettes, golf, free parking, and horse riding which weekend visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Having a kitchenette is a nice way for you to have some meals in the room, too.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Snorkeling
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Airport shuttle
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Mercure Queenstown Resort

Queenstown, New Zealand
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $126 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Nice Option for a Weekend Retreat
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

We found Mercure Queenstown Resort to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $126. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a casino, and a restaurant, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.10 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Sainsbury Road. You'll also find a fitness center, scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, and a kid-friendly buffet which weekend travelers will love. And this comfortable hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. That hot tub is terrific after a long day of sightseeing.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Airport shuttle
  • Golf
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Treghan Luxury Lodge

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Bed & Breakfast with prices starting at $408 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel for a 3-day trip in New Zealand
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Pets allowed

With terrific rooms from $408, Treghan Luxury Lodge, at 5 Urutawa Drive provides room service, a fitness center, scuba diving, snorkeling, and breakfast. Its terrific guest rating is 9.70 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Travelers will really like this relaxing hotel which also offers hiking, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, laundry services, and golf. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. The kitchen in the room is great, because you can cook your own meals to save time and money.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Pets allowed
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Fitness center
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Millbrook Resort

Arrowtown, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $271 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Stay for a Weekend Trip to New Zealand
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Spa
  • Heated pool

Millbrook Resort has a great guest rating of 9.30 out of 10, and offers skiing, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. The great rooms here start at $271 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Malaghans Road. Furthermore, it also offers child care, laundry services, golf, a hot tub, and a spa and wellness center, which is nice for visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this terrific hotel is a terrific choice. The service at the restaurant is terrific, and so is the food.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel

Paihia, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $93 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for the Ultimate 3 Days in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

The great guest rating of Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel is 8.60 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $93, and it's located at 116 Marsden Road. We also love the a bar, outdoor tennis, hiking, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes which are great for weekend visitors. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. The swimming pool is fantastic and lots of fun, too. The price of this hotel is less than average for weekend trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Kitchen
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Arrow Motel Apartments

Nelson, New Zealand
Motel with prices starting at $64 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for 2 Days in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool

A cool place is Arrow Motel Apartments because it has great rooms that start at $64. It has an outdoor pool, room service, scuba diving, snorkeling, and hiking, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.60 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 24 Golf Road. Only a short distance from the city center, weekend travelers will especially love rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, laundry services, and golf at this fun hotel. Getting room service delivered is always a nice luxury. It's also less than the average price for weekend trip hotels, so it's a great value.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Kitchen
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground


Mangapapa Hotel

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

Mangapapa Hotel offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $184 (before taxes). It's located at 466 Napier Road and has earned a guest rating of 9.30/10. This comfortable hotel is also nice because it offers breakfast, hiking, rooms with kitchenettes, laundry services, and golf which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Refrigerator


ASURE Parklands Motorlodge

Turangi, New Zealand
Motel with prices starting at $103 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Terrific Hotel for a Long Weekend in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for weekend trip hotels.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Located at 25 Arahori Street, ASURE Parklands Motorlodge has great rooms from $103 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a restaurant, and a bar. It has a terrific 8.30 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find hiking, rooms with kitchenettes, golf, a game room, and a spa which visitors will love. And this relaxing hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for weekend trip hotels.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Queenstown, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $243 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Stay for a Weekend Escape
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Spa

A great place to stay is The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments which has nice rooms starting at $243. Offering skiing, room service, a casino, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 9.10 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 377 Frankton Road. Weekend visitors will really like this terrific hotel which also offers a bar, hiking, mountain views, rooms with kitchens, and child care. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


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How much do hotels for a weekend visit cost in New Zealand?

New Zealand Average Weekend Trip Hotel Price
$107

After analyzing 961 weekend trip hotels in New Zealand, we found the average weekend trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $107. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic weekend trip 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 weekend trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $190
  • 4-star hotels: $109
  • 3-star hotels: $92


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