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Popular hotels in South Island

Discover well-known properties in South Island that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 10,316 hotels in South Island and price data was last updated on 18 April 2024. The average price for a hotel in South Island is .
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24 Hawthorne Drive, Queenstown, New Zealand
The hotel offers 3-star accommodation in Queenstown, just moments from Queenstown International Airport. It is conveniently located for guests wishing to visit local attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.3
Excellent
1974 reviews
Location
6.6 km from city centre
Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
Offering an indoor pool and a rooftop terrace, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is a deluxe place to stay in Queenstown. It also offers a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a beauty centre.
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
8.1
Excellent
4666 reviews
Location
5.1 km from city centre
38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
Situated in Queenstown, Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown is an easy drive from Frankton and offers free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and a sauna. This relaxed hotel is set in the heart of the town.
Free Wi-Fi
7.2
Good
2500 reviews
Location
1.0 km from city centre
Corner Of Earl And Marine Parade, Queenstown, New Zealand
Situated in Queenstown, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is an easy drive from Frankton and offers 24-hour room service, a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool. This modern hotel is set in the heart of the town.
Free Wi-Fi
7.9
Good
3207 reviews
Location
0.3 km from city centre
91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
Offering views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, Heritage Queenstown is centrally positioned and has a Jacuzzi, an outdoor heated pool and outdoor tennis courts. This relaxed hotel is located in Queenstown CBD.
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
8.4
Excellent
2205 reviews
Location
1.7 km from city centre
11 Sydney Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Situated in Queenstown, Blue Peaks Lodge is a short drive from Frankton and offers babysitting/child services, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception. This modern motel is set in the heart of the town.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.1
Excellent
1022 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre
93 Beach Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Strategically located in the centre of the town, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Queenstown. Only a short stroll from Skycity Queenstown, it provides modern rooms equipped with a refrigerator, a private bathroom and a mini bar.
Free Wi-Fi
8.1
Excellent
1948 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
Sainsbury Road Fernhill Private Bag 50071, Queenstown, New Zealand
Mercure Queenstown Resort provides modern 4-star accommodation in Queenstown. It has a fitness centre, as well as a Jacuzzi, an outdoor heated pool and outdoor tennis courts.
Free Wi-Fi
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7.9
Good
1731 reviews
Location
2.0 km from city centre

Top-rated South Island hotels

Browse through properties in South Island that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 10,316 properties in South Island and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
Some of the best South Island hotel options as decided by our users. Skim through hotel descriptions and user reviews to find the right one for you.
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20 Studholme Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
2.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$205
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44 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
1.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$301
Avg. per night
34 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$144
Avg. per night
554 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
2.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$197
Avg. per night
30 Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
0.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$293
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34 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
0.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$186
Avg. per night
1 Conical Hill Road, 1, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
0.7 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$149
Avg. per night
107 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
0.2 km from city centre
$135
Avg. per night

Cheapest hotels in South Island

Discover affordable stays in South Island that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in South Island can be found for as low as $45 per night. There is currently one property in South Island that can be booked for this price. Lylo Christchurch is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in South Island. Price data was last updated on 18 April 2024
Out of the hotels in South Island we've come across, these properties are priced the lowest. Consider alternative dates if you're able to compare prices.
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5 Peter Leeming Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
8.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$45
Avg. per night
5-11 Church Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
0.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$52
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6 Henry Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
0.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$53
Avg. per night
136 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
1.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$89
Avg. per night
165 Cashel Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$94
Avg. per night
43 Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
1.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$98
Avg. per night
168 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
1.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$103
Avg. per night
70 Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
5.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$104
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in South Island

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in South Island to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in South Island at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
A breakdown of the average price per hotel class in South Island. For added insight, we've also noted the most popular and best value hotels within each hotel class.
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Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
Corner Of Earl And Marine Parade, Queenstown, New Zealand

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Other accommodations in South Island

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13 Wasa Wasa Road, Nadi, Fiji
4.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$23
Avg. per night
144-154 Anderson Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
2.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$269
Avg. per night
11 Rawson Place, Sydney, NSW, Australia
0.5 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$45
Avg. per night
562 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$47
Avg. per night
102 Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$25
Avg. per night
15 Ivory Lane, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$135
Avg. per night
191 Brunswick Street, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
1.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$214
Avg. per night
6-12 St. Martins Lane, Auckland, New Zealand
1.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$115
Avg. per night

Where to stay in South Island

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About South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is filled with natural marvels, from snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes to rugged headlands and tranquil wine country. This diverse region is also popular with adrenalin junkies looking for snow sports and bungee jumping, as well as foodies seeking world-renowned wine and farm-to-table produce.

Things to do in South Island

Nature around the South Island is incredibly diverse, ranging from the towering peaks, waterfalls and glacial fjords in Fiordland National Park to the sandy beaches, granite cliffs and coastal hiking trails in Abel Tasman National Park. Don’t miss Milford Sound, known for the iconic Mitre Peak and penguin sightings, or Fox Glacier, where you can hike across 13 kilometres of maritime glacier.

Those seeking authentic Maori culture and local wildlife should visit Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch. Here you can see kiwi birds, dine on authentic Maori cuisine and witness cultural and dance performances. Step back in time to the 1860s New Zealand gold rush at Shantytown, which recreates this era with steam train rides, gold panning and live shows.

Do you love getting your blood pumping? Queenstown should be your South Island destination of choice, thanks to its sky-high bungee jumping and fast-paced swings. You’ll also find multiple skiing and snowboarding mountains with night skiing, terrain parks and experienced schools for beginners. Don’t forget about the exhilarating jet boats and semisubmersibles that traverse around Lake Wakatipu.

For something more low key, venture up to the Marlborough region, a world-famous wine-growing area known for its Sauvignon Blanc and fresh seafood. Indulge in king salmon and mussels on a Marlborough Sounds cruise, browse the local artisan markets or tour over 130 wineries and 37 cellar doors.

Getting around South Island

The South Island has a number of international and domestic airports in major cities, such as Queenstown and Christchurch. You can get around with domestic flights, land tours or by renting a car and driving yourself.

Facts about staying in South Island

Find useful tips and insights about staying in South Island to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 18 April 2024.
  • Where is the best place to stay in South Island?

    South Island has plenty to offer. Consider staying in some of its most favoured locations, like Queenstown, Christchurch, and Wanaka.

  • What are the best hotels in South Island?

    Pinewood Lodge, rated with a score of 7.2 from 4,123 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in South Island. Other top stays include Hotel St Moritz Queenstown - MGallery, with an average rating of 8.5 from 896 reviewers, and Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, with a score of 7.9 from 3,207 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Millbrook Resort Golf Course?

    Millbrook Resort is a hotel near Millbrook Resort Golf Course that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 9.1 across 667 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in South Island near Queenstown CBD?

    Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is the hotel close to Queenstown CBD that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 3,207 reviews rating it at 7.9/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Queenstown Beach?

    A good hotel near Queenstown Beach is Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, which has been rated 7.9/10 by 3,207 HotelsCombined user reviews.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in South Island?

    The most popular landmark in South Island is Millbrook Resort Golf Course located in Arrowtown, followed by Queenstown CBD and Queenstown Beach, located in Queenstown and Queenstown, respectively. Depending on where and how long you plan on staying in South Island, you may be able to visit at least one of these cities.

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