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Crowne Plaza Christchurch is a 4.5 star hotel, located in the heart of the CBD, 2 minutes' walk from New Regent Street and 6 minutes' walk from Christchurch Casino. It's a beautiful area and it has alot of nice areas to walk, the hurricane has caused problems more many buildings but everyone is working to repair.
Opened in 2014 and offering 20 luxurious rooms with free WiFi, Franz Josef Oasis is just 10 minutes’ drive from the Franz Josef Glacier. Beautiful place to stay - super clean/modern room, lovely hosts who were very helpful and accommodating, great view from the room, great continental breakfast. Would recommend!
Set overlooking Picton Harbor, Beachcomber Inn Picton offers an outdoor pool, free parking and free WiFi. It is 2625 feet from Picton Ferry Terminal and 1312 feet from the Picton Train Station. Nice location, close to the port and town centre. Staff was friendly and room was comfortable.
Located just 5 minutes from Christchurch International Airport, this hotel offers a free 24-hour airport shuttle service, plus an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, sauna and a fitness center. Left a piece of luggage behind in our room and hotel staff were extremely nice to send it to the airport to us before we flew off. We are all very grateful.
The Rees Hotel & Apartments offers lakefront accommodations with private balconies and spectacular views. It features free WiFi and a free shuttle to the center of Queenstown. Outstanding view, comfy beds, great shower, terrific breakfast/room service and all around awesomeness!
Mi-pad in Queenstown offers 4-star accommodations. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. A tour desk can provide information on the area. Great location, amazing staff. Also loved the outdoor terrace and using the mi-pad app to unlock my room
The luxurious Distinction Christchurch Hotel is an urban escape combining sophisticated smarts and familiar warmth while standing proud among the buzz of the rejuvenation of Cathedral Square. Location was excellent, but still recovering from 2011 earthquake!
Views over the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu and breathtaking peaks of the Southern Alps set the scene at QT Queenstown. Love the stay in QT, fabulous experience. Appreciate the design of the hotel and the best staff.
Offering breathtaking views over the Tasman Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park Hills, Split Apple Lodge is located between Marahau and Kaiteriteri Beach. Superb hotel. Stylish, light airy rooms with breathtaking views. The large communal area has a lovely feeling of calm and relaxation. The hosts made us feel very welcome, we’re very helpful and provided a lovely breakfast. It was the best accommodation in our entire holiday in New Zealand.
Lands End Boutique Hotel is set on the rugged coastline of New Zealand’s southern-most town Bluff. Guests enjoy free WiFi and free continental breakfast. Some rooms boast sea views. Wonderful hosts who were very welcoming and catered for our every need. Crayfish at the restaurant was superb and great value for money. The views from the hotel are stunning, also there is a continuous parade of tourists and locals visiting the start/end of Highway 1. My wife left a garment in the closet, it was mailed back to Australia at no cost to us.
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The breathtaking views - Snow capped mountains during the winter and even durinf summer the surroundings are very picturesque The vibrancy of the town - Hive of tourist activity which creates a great vibe Excellent dining . Small town yet many choices of cuisines, most of what we went to with extremely delicious food that we would not hesitate to have again A good base for travelling to other parts of South Island
It's a gorgeous little town, at the edge of South Island. If u r coming from north island in a ferry, Picton seems like the Monaco of New Zealand. With yatchs parked as far as you can see. For dinner, go to Cafe Cortado and try the Lamb shank, with some local brews.
Queenstown is a tourist dependent town. It pays to shop around a bit for places to eat. With all tourist type towns anywhere in the world, they dependent upon getting their hands in your wallet. The cheese and wine places on the edge of town deal in silly money and depend upon the mug of the month dropping $70 for some cheese and wine that a similar product in the supermarket is $15. The views are magnificent. Roads on the South Island make getting here difficult .
+ It seems that people in Invercargill are much friendlier than the rest from South Island. - Parking for free in the city is impossible, but it's quite common in bigger cities.
Queenstown may be the most scenic spot in New Zealand. It is the adventure centre in the South Island, any single adventure sport you can imagine can be done there, it depends only on your will and your physical abilities.
Christchurch was our entry point to a 2 week tour of the South Island. We were only there 2 nights and should have taken another day to explore more. We loved The Sunday Market...a nice mix of food carts, crafts and “stuff” Victoria Street was a nice place for upscale shopping and lunch with a nice band playing. We also drove through the tunnel and saw some spectacular views! Would have liked to have spent more time exploring that area.
Bear in mind we had miserable weather as a cyclone bore down on the South Island, but Methven didn’t shine as a destination for us. We did have a nice lunch at a little cafe across from a grocery store—I think it was called Primo Cafe. The iSite staff was approachable, but not as welcoming as we encountered elsewhere. We were misinformed as to which restaurants were serving lunch, and her directions to a post box led me to nothing I could identify as a place to mail my letters. I gather it is a ski destination, or very scenic in the fall. I would visit our B&B again as a lovely place to stay, but would have to find local activities before arriving if I came again. Our plans had been to spend time outdoors, and the weather spoiled that. The town was quiet. Parking was very easy.
Picton is a great little town situated in the heart of some of the most spectacular scenery on the South Island with heaps of outdoor adventures right there too. We love Picton.
Owaka is truly a small town. However, it’d make a great base to explore the areas around Dunedin and southern locations for nature,such as, waterfalls, hiking, Caves, Sea lions, penguins, etc. It is along the Southern Scenic Route that you truly should not miss. Also, It has a wonderful restaurant called the Lumber Jack. The outside does not do it justice. Just the woodwork alone is worth a trip inside. Although the dinner is a little pricey, the food was some of the best we had in all New Zealand, both North and South Islands. I had the Lamb roast and I never had better. My husband loved the Battered Blue Cod and my daughter loved the pan fried blue cod. Memorable!
The South Island of New Zealand is a truly a magical destination for an amazing adventure! Christchurch City is small and quaint with nice shopping areas. Remember it is in a major rebuilding phase from the big earthquake 7-8 years ago. The parks and museums are very nice. But the best part of New Zealand is to get out and drive. The scenery is awesome!
9.5 Exceptional 173 reviews
We loved everything about this hotel! It is very romantic and classy. We liked it so much after we stayed here our first night on South Island, we booked a night on our way from South Island to North Island. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to arrive a day earlier and Bruce and Martine were able to accommodate us for an additional day on very short notice. Martine and Bruce are so very gracious and we loved our stay so much we didn't want to leave.
9.7 Exceptional 481 reviews
The Mackenzie Suites was one of the best places we stayed on our trip around the South Island! The room we stayed in (Alpine room) had a kitchen, fireplace, bath, and all the small extras that make it feel homely such as salt and pepper on the tables, candles, a deck overlooking an amazing view, bath salts, hot chocolate, slippers and robes! This place definitely exceeded our expectations! The Wi-Fi was reliable and quick and the TV also had Netflix on it!
8.3 Very Good 1,571 reviews
beds were comfortable. Shower hot. Good sleep in quiet room. What else could you ask for? More personable staff. Front desk lady nice enough, but not overly so. Lots of NZ BnB folks had given us detailed info on where to eat, what to see, etc. She didn't. Maybe we were spoiled by the family-type feel of the NZ BnB owners up and down the entire west coast of South Island. This felt like a big hotel, which it is, with staff not as welcoming or social.
8.3 Very Good 37 reviews
Cozy apartment, very nicely decorated, fully equipped kitchen, great quality linens etc – has everything a couple or family might need. Nice books and games, free WiFi was great. Great information pack supplied explaining everything we needed to know. Perfect base for skiing or a good spot to break up long distances on a South Island road trip.
9.4 Wonderful 571 reviews
This was the only place on the South Island where we got CNN on TV. Also, Internet was strong and reliable. We also found Kathy and her husband very friendly and helpful. Anchor Restaurant nearby had great seafood at reasonable prices. We also loved the quiet neighborhood...view of sailboats from our room. Easy walk to town and grocery store.
9.3 Wonderful 430 reviews
We were fortunate to find this outstanding accommodation at a time when Wanaka seemed to be fully booked up. Our stay was in the middle of our 10 day exploration of South Island and the facilities allowed us to set off with freshly laundered clothes for the rest of the trip. Wanaka itself was all that we had hope for.
9.5 Exceptional 795 reviews
The room was extremely large. It was well furnished, modern, had a spectacular view of the lake and there was parking right outside the door. Amazing stay, one of the best stays I had in the South Island. The room was also very clean and the bathroom was spacious. Would definitely recommend staying here!
8.9 Excellent 144 reviews
First appearance on arrival a bit under whelming.But unit very comfortable and clean.The best shower we had in our whole 10 day holiday around the South Island. And the complimentary transfer to the train station was awesome. And nice and close to the city and other restaurants.Highly recommended
9.4 Wonderful 1,103 reviews
I have stayed in many motels all around the south island but still, I found this motel outstanding for its cleanness. I love the modern equipment in the bathroom which usually seen in Japan. The location of this motel is more than convenient. Definitely will stay again next time I go to Nelson.
8.6 Excellent 546 reviews
Amazing private room - simple yet nicely decorated, comfortable bed, 2 pillows per person, and heater for chilly nights. Kitchen was big and well equipped. Bathrooms were always clean. Can't beat the location for the nearby walks and great views. My favorite hostel of my south island trip!
9.3 Wonderful 197 reviews
It’s all about location, right on the end of the South Island looking out at Stewart Island and the iconic signpost. Very clean, contemporary hotel, lovely breakfast and restaurant next door does good food, just not late dining. Spectacular views .
9.0 Wonderful 508 reviews
Easily the best hostel I've stayed at on the South Island. Super relaxed friendly vibe. Really nice indoor and outdoor common areas with board games and musical instruments. Unlimited reliable wifi. Free chocolate pudding in the evenings
8.7 Excellent 578 reviews
Easy access from Chch airport by no29 bus. Great location, clean, comfy bed and great stuff. Enough plugs, each bed has a light and a small table. Wifi works pretty good. Actually I stayed 3 times during my trip in South Island trip!:)
9.4 Wonderful 147 reviews
It was very comfy and friendly, we were made welcome by Rosie and her 18 year old cat, met two lovely people from UK on their travels around South Island. It was very relaxing for the time we were there.
8.7 Excellent 833 reviews
Beautiful accomodation with a wonderful view. Staff member Adele was very helpful. Highly recommend. Nicest accommodation during our trip around the South Island.
8.5 Very Good 851 reviews
the motel was so convenient to buses and excellent location for starting point for any area of the south island. Will stay there again.
8.5 Very Good 519 reviews
large room, clean, just enough for our short stay during our road trip in South Island
8.9 Excellent 763 reviews
well organised, good place to stay for a start in the south Island of new sealand
9.2 Wonderful 214 reviews
Good location. Used as first stop when flying in to the South Island.
8.9 Excellent 489 reviews
Good self contained 2 bedroom unit