Archive for the ‘Accommodation’ Category

I have never stayed at a Hilton Hotel, until the weekend and the wonderful deals on the internet was a good lure to experience not just a Hilton, their newest one, at Taupo.   Opened at the end of last year the hotel is still luring guests with special “opening” deals. The elevated location on the […]


It is often hard to decide where to stay, but now there is a new boutique hotel with the fancy name of Regent of Rotorua,  not related to the international Regent chain, but very glamorous and stylish.   A boutique hotel, it has converted an old 1950’s motel block into very swish hotel rooms.   The colour […]


Ohope  Beach in the Bay of Plenty (just 6kms from Whakatane) is a favourite holiday spot  – the beach is one of the best in NZ. This pristine east coast ocean beach is 11km of white sand.  The views are stunning … look out the gently smoking active volcano, White Island and the impressive landmark […]


– a new luxury boutique lodge set above Pakiri Beach’s pristine white sand and winner of a gold award for Auckland region’s “House of the Year” for homes over $1 million. The lodge is owned and operated by catering supremo Rae Ah Chee and Fruitworld director Billy Chong and his wife Evelyn. It is beautifully […]