in New Zealand are definitely
one of the best options for accommodation. The rooms are
very clean, equipped, and the motels are normally well
located, and best of all are very affordable. They
accommodate whole families, travellers, business
representative, one nitghers, and also guest looking to stay
for longer periods e.g. immigrants. In general married
couples operate motels, and in some of them you are able to
negotiate the price. (The motel pictured above in Rotorua,
agreed to reduce the price by nz$15 per day staying for 4
of the big differences between
a motel and a hotel in New Zealand is the physical space of
the rooms. Motel rooms normally are the size of an
apartment, and have a fully equipped kitchen, with fridge
and stove, kitchen utensils, plates etc.. and the bathroom
is also of good size too. Some also have cable TV. Most
motels offer single person rooms, which are like a studio
apartment, and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, which can
accommodate up to 8 people.
prices are per room and not per person,
and for that reason couples, families and travelling groups
can save a lot of money. You also save money on food, as
there is a fully equipped kitchen, you can buy things from
the supermarket and cook back at the motel. For example,
numerous times while travelling in NZ we stayed in motels
because of the comfort and also because we have a kitchen to
prepare sandwiches and put drink to get cold to take on day
trips, economizing on buying those expensive unhealthy
things on the streets. We could also prepare breakfast and
dinner and safe a fortune.
rooms start from NZ$ 65 and
get reach up to NZ$ 120 depending on the facilities (egg
pool, sauna etc.). Motels don’t offer any meal services,
but do offer in the room a small milk, tea and coffee, and a
bunch of leaflets of delivery services. They tidy the room
and change the towels everyday, sometimes only when you
leave the room. There are no porters to take you luggage and
no room service (but there is a phone in the room). You can
park your car on the front or the side of your room.
on the other hand are the same
as you would find in any part of the world, ranging from 3
stars to 5 stars, and price which reflect the luxury
accordingly. We recently stayed in a hotel in Auckland that
cost nz$90 per night. It was one of the cheapest ones found
in the centre of the city. The rooms were ok, although very
small, and the bathroom, well you can imagine…Breakfast
was not included and there was no kitchen to make anything.
There was an electric kettle and some coffee and tea bags.
Some of these cheaper hotels will accommodate student and
guest staying longer periods for a cheaper price.
information services are free
and can make the bookings and reservation for motels and
hotels. You will find them in the airports and throughout
the many towns in NZ. They also provide leaflets and
brochures so that you can make the reservation your self.
Another easy option is just to search through the Internet.
Most websites will do online booking with a credit card.