‘Luxury Lodge of New Zealand Surrounded By Stunning Natural Beauty’
Bay Of Many Coves is a luxury resort on the southern side of the bay deep in the Marlborough Sounds surrounded by amazing scenery. It offers spacious hillside apartments with uninterrupted views of the waters and bush clad hills from private balconies. Relaxation is easy here with a wonderful resort pool and a massage therapist on hand. From swimming with dolphins to taking a wine tour there are so many activities to enjoy locally. You can borrow a kayak for a paddle, enjoy a walk around the bushland area and slightly further afield is fishing, sailing and scuba diving, all of which can be booked at the resort.
‘Traditional and Relaxing Lodge Surrounded By Beauty’
Blanket Bay - Luxury Lodge of New Zealand is a jewel nestled among the peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. It features intimate rooms and suites with natural materials and sumptuous furnishings alongside stunning views of the lake and mountains. There are lots of nearby activities including heli-skiing, fly fishing, horse riding, mountain biking, bungee jumping, walking trails and rafting. Alternatively, relax onsite in the spa, pool or sauna. There’s also a well-equipped gym to keep up with your fitness. Dining is a pleasure here and features the elegant Lake View Dining Room with its beamed ceiling and stone fireplace and on warmer evenings there’s always the terrace with its mountain and lake vistas.
‘Relaxation Surrounded By Beautiful Nature’
Hapuku Lodge & Tree houses is a 5 star Eco-Retreat in a beautiful part of the world near the town of Kaikoura in the Abel Tasman & Marlborough Region. Designed as a contemporary country hotel, much of the property is crafted from natural products. The lodge rooms and suites are spacious with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. They also feature large bathrooms with Japanese soaking tubs for two and rainforest showers. There is a lap pool, sauna and massage room onsite and guests can rent mountain bikes to explore the local area. The executive chef here won the New Zealand edition of Master Chef in 2011 and her expertise shows throughout the wonderful cuisine on offer with the menu changing daily to make the most out of local fresh produce.
‘Family Owned, Boutique Hotel’
Surrounded by a lush gardens on the edge of Hagley Park, Hotel Montreal is an intimate boutique hotel, family owned and operated, in the centre of Christchurch. Offering warm hospitality and personalised service, owner Lilly Cooper and her family ensure each guests has a relaxing and enjoyable stay. With a fleet of Land Rovers, activity packages can be tailored to suit each guest, such as garden tours, cycling through wineries and fly fishing. Dining is an experience in itself here, with the hotel’s Polo Bar inspired by exquisite Argentinian cuisine, serving Chef specialities such as ceviche de Verduras, as well as social events by the fire.
‘Parisian Inspired Award Winning Lakefront Hotel’
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa is a Parisian inspired award-winning luxury property in the heart of Queenstown, just steps from the stunning Lake Wakatipu and dining district. Nearby are wineries, ski fields and golf courses and a myriad of other activities including horse riding, bungee jumping, parasailing, ice and roller skating, kayaking and water skiing. The Rooms and suites are opulent and stylish with a fantastic attention to detail and come with complimentary use of the Hammam and steam room at Le Spa. Dining is also French influenced particularly in the most recently added Left Bank Café. Surrounded by décor inspired by the artists, writers and philosophers from the Latin Quarter of 1960s Paris, executive chef Varick Neilson will serve you the best seasonal fare in true brasserie style.
'Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Christchurch’
The George Hotel is the essence of comfort and renowned for offering a personalised stay and attentive service. Its opulent rooms are elegant and stylish with sumptuous beds and luxurious furnishings. Located opposite Hagley Park and the Avon River, many attractions, including the Botanic Gardens and the Museum are within an easy walk. Dining is a highlight of the hotel and signature restaurant Pescatore, rated as one of New Zealand’s best dining experiences, is not to be missed.