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July 16, 2010

New Zealand

How to Find a Great Hotel in Bay of Islands, New Zealand

New Zealand is a beautiful city

By Paul J Easton

If you want to explore New Zealand to the fullest, you should definitely visit Bay of Islands, a strip of coastline circling over 150 small islands. This is a great place to relax, meet different marine mammals and get introduced to the Maori culture and art and the history of New Zealand. You will certainly love your stay, especially if you manage to secure a great hotel at an affordable price.

Bay of Islands offers a lot of hotels. The first thing you have to do is to decide on the type of hotel accommodation you want for your stay. Take into account a number of factors, such as the number of people in your group, your preferences and, most importantly, your budget. If you travel with your family, you might want to stay at a serviced apartment. A lot of hotels offer rooms, apartments, suites and even cottages with kitchen facilities. It is also possible for you to get such accommodation in motels. Keep in mind that the motel room rates are not necessarily cheaper.

Most hotels and motels in the Bay of Islands have a star rating, with 1 star being the lowest rating and 5 being the highest. Some of the accommodations have Qualmark stars, awarded by the national board of tourism. Other hotels are self-rated. You should not be suspicious of the self-rated places. Some of them are actually part of international hotel chains. Still, you should definitely look at the stars a hotel has to get an idea of its cleanliness, furnishing, amenities and services. Do not miss to read explicitly about the different facilities on offer.

The quickest way to find a hotel in the Bay of Islands is to check out the internet websites that offer lists of accommodations. You should definitely take a look at the guest reviews available for the places you are considering after checking out the rating and amenities. Do not miss to find out more about the location of the hotel – whether it is inside a town or in a more secluded place. This will allow you to organize your transportation better.

The internet is the best place to find exclusive deals on hotels in the Bay of Islands. Advanced booking is a fine option for the peak summer season, but if you really want to save, you might arm yourself with patience and wait for a last minute deal.


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