Weekly hotels top five of five - New Zealand
Wednesday 27 October 2010
There was some good news for New Zealand's tourism officials this week as Prime Minister John Key announced that the filming of Peter Jackson's
The Hobbit would definitely take place in the country.
Authorities are keen to replicate the success of Jackson's Lord of the Rings Trilogy, which put New Zealand's stunning landscapes on the silver screen and generated millions of dollars in tourism revenue.
It's thought that tourism's 40 percent surge between 2000 and 2006 was down to the "Tolkien Tourism" effect, which also caused a surge in visits from further afield - although Australia remains by far the country's largest inbound market.
The United Kingdom is the second largest visitor market, although visits from the country have been hit by the economic recession, along with those from Germany.
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and the main point of arrival for most visitors, with reviewers describing the top-rated Hotel DeBrett as "lush."
1 Hotel DeBrett
2 Celestion Waldorf Apartments Hotel
3 The Langham Auckland
4 Westin Auckland Lighter Quay
5 Grange Lodge Motel
Average price of top five: $168 - $285 / €122 - €206
Christchurch is the South Island's largest city but considerably cheaper for hotel stays than Auckland. The budget City Centre Motel was ranked top.
1 City Centre Motel
2 CentrePoint on Colombo
3 Lorenzo Motor Lodge
4 Salerno Motel Apartments
5 FYFFE on Riccarton Motor Lodge
Average price of top five: $103 - $120 / €75 - €87
New Zealand's capital Wellington has a low profile compared to Auckland and Christchurch but it boasts some excellent hotels, with At Home Wellington described as offering "absolutely amazing value."
1 At Home Wellington
2 Bolton Hotel
4 Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay
5 Capital View Motor Inn
Average price of top five: $136 - $274 / €98 - €198
The Park View Motor Lodge topped Hamilton's properties, with guests praising the great location and facilities.
1 Park View Motor Lodge
2 Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
3 Fountain City Motor Inn
4 Best Western Hygate Motor Lodge
5 Quantum Lodge Motor Inn
Average price of top five: $92 - $137 / €67 - €99
Napier is a popular tourist destination and contains one of the country's highest-profile tourist attractions, the Pania of the Reef. The Pebble Beach Motor Inn topped Napier's hotel offerings.
1 Pebble Beach Motor Inn
2 The Nautilus
3 Motel de la Mer
4 Colonial Lodge Motel
5 At the Rocks Motor Lodge
Average price of top five: $98- $144 / €71 - €104
Data is taken from millions of independent reviews and rankings surveyed at TripAdvisor taken on October 27, 2010.
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