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Descriptions

Listings 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.

“Bed & 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.

Homestays 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.

Self-contained accommodation usually includes a kitchen, bathroom, lounge and laundry facilities. It may be an apartment, part of a private home or a separate cottage.

Farmstays, 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.

Guest Houses and Inns usually cater for more guests, but still offer personal hospitality.

Host Commitment

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.
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Reserving in Advance

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.
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Tariffs

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.

Bronze Up to $130
Silver $130 - $160
Gold $160 - $200
Platinum $200 - $240
Platinum Plus $240 - $280
Superior $280 - $320
Superior Plus $320 Upwards

Prices are in New Zealand dollars and include all taxes.
Single person and child tariffs may also be available.
Please confirm tariffs with your hosts at the time of booking.
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Credit Cards


Most hosts accept payment by Visa or MasterCard.
Some also accept Diners and American Express.

For more information on payment options click here
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Bathrooms

Ensuite your bathroom is accessed from your bedroom and is for your use exclusively
Private your bathroom is separate from your bedroom but for your use exclusively
Guest Share the bathroom may be shared with other guests
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Bed sizes

Super King 180 x 200 cm
King 165 x 200 cm
King/Twin A super king sized bed which can be configured as 2 single beds
Queen 150 x 200 cm
Double 135 x 190 cm
Single 90 x 190 cm
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Breakfast

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) as well.
Special breakfast means the hosts have gone to extra effort, eg muffins or pancakes.
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Dinners

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.
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Smoking Policy

Unless otherwise stated, all properties are smoke free inside but allow smoking outside.

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Telephone Numbers

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.
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Affiliations

The main affiliations are:

@home 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.

   

QualmarkTM is New Zealand’s official tourism quality assurance system. Properties displaying the QualmarkTM are visited by professionally trained assessors.

Acceptable: Meets customers’ minimum requirements. Basic, clean and comfortable accommodation.

Good: Exceeds customers’ minimum requirements with some facilities and services.

Very good: Provides a range of facilities and services and achieves good to very good quality standards.

Excellent: Consistently achieves high quality levels with a wide range of facilities and services.

Exceptional: Among the best available in New Zealand.

Applied For

Indicates a property has not been assessed and/or the grade is has not been finalised.

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Bookings and Cancellations

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.

Arriving and Leaving

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.
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