New Zealand motel accommodation forms the backbone of the New Zealand accommodation industry. They provide serviced accommodation with a smile and can be found all around the country. Motel accommodation in NZ caters to many guests from those with young families through to group tours.
The question is how do you choose which part of New Zealand you are going to stay in? Firstly, it helps to understand that whilst NZ is a smaller country compared to most, it does take some time to get to and from the different cities and towns. Your decision process will actually start when you book your flights. Flying internationally you are most likely to arrive in either Auckland, in the North Island or Christchurch, in the South Island. If you are going to book another flight from here to your next desired destination then you will save on travelling time, but if not, you might like to consider staying a night in your city of arrival before you begin your journey.
Once you have decided on where you are arriving into, then you can begin mapping out an itinerary based on how many days you have in New Zealand and what style of holiday you are looking for. Motels are a great way to get a relaxed but still private style of holiday, they allow you to have your own room and often private courtyard or similar. Some motels even have a swimming and/or spa pool on site which is great for when you don’t feel like travelling far from your room. If however you are planning on really getting out and about here’s some of many itinerary ideas:
– Northland region: here you will see spectacular Kauri forests, beautiful beaches and have the opportunity to visit the famous Matakana Wine country
– Wanganui/Taranaki regions: Travel down the famous Wanganui river on a paddle steamer, picnic in Pukekura Park surrounded by beautiful gardens or tramp up Mt Taranaki
– Nelson region: Cruise the coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park, fish for a trout or go white water rafting down the Buller and Gowan Rivers
– Central Otago: Visit Old Cromwell Town before touring the wineries for a glass of Pinot Noir
Finding a motel in any one of these regions will provide a great base and place to rest your head. But how do you know if the motel is going to provide you with a quality stay? Finding a quality New Zealand motel accommodation has been made easier with Qualmark accreditation. Look for the black and yellow (or sometimes green) Qualmark logo on the motel’s website or in directories. What is a Qualmark rating? Professional Qualmark assessors conduct annual assessments annually and award accommodation providers on a 1 to 5 star basis, where 5 stars is the highest. During this process they assess the facilities on offer, business practices and service systems along with other factors which relate to the NZ Tourism industry.
New Zealand motel accommodation can be found just about anywhere – so start your search today and begin the countdown to your holiday!