include a variety of boutique accommodation, city and country homes, farms,
vineyards, orchards and luxury lodges. They are as varied as our hosts.
All properties are independently owned and operated, inspected to ensure
very high standards, and our hosts are committed to providing you with
the very best in New Zealand hospitality.
& Breakfast”, “Boutique” and “Guest and Hosted”
are general terms for a variety of hosted accommodations which are small
and personal with an emphasis on hosting and generous hospitality. Hosts’
local knowledge can contribute greatly to your visit.
provide hospitality in private homes. You will enjoy a ‘home away
from home’ experience and get special insights in to the lives of
a wide variety of New Zealanders.
accommodation usually includes a kitchen, bathroom, lounge and laundry
facilities. It may be an apartment, part of a private home or a separate
orchardstays, vineyardstays and countrystays are an ideal way to experience
rural life in New Zealand. Many offer lunch and evening meals, as shops
and restaurants are often some distance away.
Houses and Inns usually cater for more guests, but still offer personal
All hosts in this publication are BOOK IN
Partners and are committed to high quality and professional hosting. All
listed hosts will accept BOOK IN Passes
and Vouchers when they have vacancies. Back
At times New Zealand accommodation and other travel services are very
heavily booked, especially during the summer. To avoid disappointment
we recommend reserving in advance where possible. Having your itinerary
clearly mapped out can help you ensure that you see and do everything
you have dreamed of.
We particularly recommend
reserving in advance:
• During the
peak season, from November to March
• When you have strong preferences for particular locations or hosts
• When you have limited time. Back
Tariffs can vary depending on the season and type of room. Special rates may be offered from time to time. Double tariffs
(for two persons sharing one room) are indicated by the symbols in the
top line of listings. Breakfast is usually included in the tariff.
By moving the mouse
over the tariff symbols on our webpages the tariff will be displayed.
Up to $130
$130 - $160
$160 - $200
$200 - $240
$240 - $280
$280 - $320
Prices are in New
Zealand dollars and include all taxes.
Single person and child tariffs may also be available.
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Most hosts accept payment by Visa or MasterCard.
Some also accept Diners and American Express.
Breakfast is usually included in the tariff. Some hosts offer a continental
breakfast of juice, fruit, cereal, toast and tea or coffee. Others offer
a full breakfast which includes a cooked portion (eg; bacon & eggs)
Special breakfast means the hosts have gone to extra effort, eg muffins
or pancakes. Back
Many of our hosts provide an evening meal as an optional extra. This is
a wonderful way to really get to know your hosts and let them share their
knowledge of their area. Most hosts require 24 hours notice. Back
Unless otherwise stated, all properties are smoke free inside but allow
To phone within an area dial the last 7 numbers. If calling from outside
the area dial the area code (for example 04) then the last 7 numbers.
The international code for New Zealand is +64. Do not dial the 0 in the
area code. For example, to call 04 568 2628 from outside New Zealand dial
+64 4 568 2628.
Toll free phones are for reservations made within New Zealand only. Back
The main affiliations
NEW ZEALAND (The New Zealand Association of Farm and Home
Hosts) is the largest organisation of hosted accommodation providers
in New Zealand. It assures you of a warm welcome from friendly,
helpful hosts. Accommodations displaying this logo have been assessed
and have met the quality standards set by the Association.
is New Zealand’s official tourism quality assurance system.
Properties displaying the QualmarkTM are visited by professionally
Meets customers’ minimum requirements. Basic, clean and comfortable
Exceeds customers’ minimum requirements with some facilities
good: Provides a range of facilities and services and achieves
good to very good quality standards.
Consistently achieves high quality levels with a wide range of facilities
Among the best available in New Zealand.
a property has not been assessed and/or the grade is has not been
Most hosts prefer you to reserve in advance, so that they can prepare
for you. Hosts may request a deposit or credit card details to secure
the booking. If you intend paying by vouchers or BOOK IN Pass please advise
your hosts when booking. Cancellations should be advised to your hosts
as soon as possible. Cancellation charges may apply.
Confirm your booking about 24 hours prior to your stay to arrange your
expected arrival time and get directions.
It is usual to arrive late afternoon, between 4pm and 6pm, and to check
out before 10am on your last day. While most hosts are flexible, they
need to know when you are arriving and leaving. Back
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