Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfasts throughout New Zealand range from the comfortably simple to the more luxurious. Our team excels at matching the right accommodations to our clients' budgets- bringing you more value for your money.

Below are a few B&Bs that we have used for many years as an example of the types of properties we use. As with any property we recommend for our clients, our goal is simply to work with you and help show you the spirit and true authenticity that is New Zealand. Sometimes an itinerary is a mix of different types of accommodations according to your needs, the time of year, the locations you plan to visit, etc.

B&Bs in New Zealand are fun because it is a lost art that many North Americans are not exposed to very often. The art of being a good host. Meeting hospitable and friendly Kiwis, enjoying comfortable lodging and a great breakfast is sometimes all one needs to experience their own "home away from home."

We have relationships with the proprietors and keepers of small B&Bs across the country. If you are interested in the examples below give our team a call or drop us an email. Our experience will provide you a better experience and you will not pay more out of pocket - we offer the same retail pricing as the lodges themselves... but provide so much more in terms of a comprehensive trip!

Arrowtown House

The Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel is located in Queenstown's historic precinct of Arrowtown, one of NZ's most charming neighbourhoods. 

Bronte Lodge

Nestled at the very end of the historic Bronte Peninsula, Bronte Lodge is in the heart of orchard-land, surrounded by wineries, art studios, golf courses and three of New Zealand's most beautiful national parks. This is an area of stunning beauty and tranquillity.

The Sanctuary

Nestled Amongst the Bush in the Northland, this retreat is a perfect location to detox from the digital and seek experiences that allow one to disconnect... and play great golf!

Customer reviews

We had a spectacular time on our trip after leaving Port Douglas and all the arrangements that you made for us came off without a hitch. All flights and transportation that you arranged were on time and we were well taken care of at all the places we went to.

The Boatshed was incredible. We met Johnathan and had a small dinner with him on our second night. We were the only guests at the hotel and he and his staff just made us feel right at home. Jack and Jen, Johnathan’s staff, took us out to a couple of wineries and we had lunch together. When we got back Johnathan treated us to dinner prepared by his own self. Fantastic.

Next up was Napier/Hastings and the Craggy Range cottage. Excellent choice for us. We were close enough to Havelock North to be able to easily drive into the town and wander around. We went and played Cape Kidnapers as well. The course was wet so no carts were allowed out. Craggy Range winery was great to us and we had dinner at Terroire. Great staff and good eats to be sure. On to Queenstown.

What a wonderfully European feel Queenstown had. Small intimate streets and people all over the place. The Spire was perfect for us. Florence greeted us and was superlative in her suggestions and ideas for us to do. We did take a plane ride out to Milford Sound and the cruise. We went wine tasting and went to Amisfield for lunch where there was a spectacular sunset. It was so good that the staff came outside to take pictures. Simply wonderful. We took the gondola ride up the hill and enjoyed a glass of champagne while we took in the view. That was our last day and really enjoyable. We left the next day and flew back home.

Again, all the arrangements you made of us came off without a hitch. I even drove on the left side of the road without incident. It’s not so bad once you figure out the roundabouts. Thanks to you and your team for setting this up. Will highly recommend this service to our friends should they need to journey down under.

—​Bob E & Sharyn B, San Francisco

It was a trip of a lifetime with truly unique beauty not found anywhere else. A New Zealand trip requires a specialist who knows the lay of the land the unique challenges of traveling and sight-seeing there.

The country looks a lot smaller than it really is, and travel times are longer than one can assume.

The route chosen by Cristina helped us maximize our time there. I’m usually a do it yourself traveler, but for this trip I’m sure glad I had Cristina at Best of New Zealand.

—Dawn P., Highland Ranch, CO