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Popular hotels in South Island

Discover well-known properties in South Island that are favored by visitors more than others. There are 10,316 hotels in South Island and price data was last updated on April 18, 2024. The average price for a hotel in South Island is .
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8 Duke Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Situated in Queenstown, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa is a short drive from Frankton and provides a Jacuzzi and a Turkish steam bath. Guests also have exclusive access to the So Spa and So Fit Gym.
8.3
Excellent
565 reviews
Location
0.2 mi from city centre
550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
Situated in Christchurch, Sudima Hotel provides direct access to Christchurch International Airport and features a free shuttle service. It has a spa and wellness centre, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature, 24-hour room service and an outdoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.6
Excellent
3665 reviews
Location
5.3 mi 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
2206 reviews
Location
1.1 mi from city centre
30 Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Strategically located in the heart of the town, this 5-star resort makes for an ideal base in Queenstown. It also offers a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and a sauna.
Free Wi-Fi
8.8
Excellent
1184 reviews
Location
0.6 mi from city centre
32 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
Set in Queenstown, Millennium Hotel Queenstown is within easy driving distance of Frankton and provides free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and a ballroom. It is conveniently located in the town centre.
Free Wi-Fi
8.0
Excellent
1221 reviews
Location
0.3 mi 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
Parking
7.9
Good
1731 reviews
Location
1.3 mi from city centre
Bowen Drive, Aoraki, Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand
Just a 10-minute car ride from Mount Cook Airport, Mt Cook Lodge and Motel offers convenient and comfortable accommodation. It also provides bicycle rental, outdoor tennis courts and luggage storage.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.2
Excellent
1060 reviews
Location
0.2 mi from city centre
165 Cashel Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Located in Christchurch, BreakFree on Cashel offers stylish, 3-star accommodation close to Excelsior Hotel. It is close to Chief Post Office, shops and nightlife options.
Free Wi-Fi
7.7
Good
3512 reviews
Location
0.3 mi 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 April 18, 2024.
These South Island properties are among the highest rated by our users. Make sure to read hotel descriptions and reviews to find the right property right for you.
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20 Studholme Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
1.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$132
Avg. per night
859 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
0.7 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$83
Avg. per night
34 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
0.5 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$119
Avg. per night
6 Henry Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
0.1 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$34
Avg. per night
107 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
0.1 mi from city centre
$87
Avg. per night
377 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
1.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$206
Avg. per night
Corner Of Earl And Marine Parade, Queenstown, New Zealand
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$135
Avg. per night
45 Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
4.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$85
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 $33 per night. There is currently one property in South Island that can be booked for this price. Hotel Give is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in South Island. Price data was last updated on April 18, 2024
These South Island properties charge the lowest price per night of those we've come across. If you have the flexibility, change the dates selected to compare prices.
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12 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
0.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$33
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5-11 Church Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
0.1 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$34
Avg. per night
88-90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
0.7 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$37
Avg. per night
20 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, New Zealand
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$55
Avg. per night
23 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel, New Zealand
0.2 mi from city centre
Parking
$65
Avg. per night
53 Bealey Avenue, Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand
0.9 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$65
Avg. per night
70 Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
3.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$67
Avg. per night
Queenstown, New Zealand
0.2 mi from city centre
Air Conditioning
$68
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 April 18, 2024.
Prices on hotels (average nightly rate) for the dates selected, broken down by hotel class. For added insight, we've also noted the most popular and best value hotels within each hotel class.
2 stars
2 stars and under
Bowen Drive, Aoraki, Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand
3 stars
3 stars
57-59 Quintin Drive, Te Anau, New Zealand
17 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
48-50 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, New Zealand
4 stars
4 stars +
Sainsbury Road Fernhill Private Bag 50071, Queenstown, New Zealand
91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
Kawarau Village 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown, New Zealand

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Other accommodations in South Island

Find the perfect hostel, theme hotel, or vacation rental for your stay in South Island. There are 10,316 hotels in South Island and price data was last updated on April 18, 2024. The average price for a stay in South Island is .
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Carrer de Corsega, 377, Barcelona, Spain
1.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$47
Avg. per night
Imperial Suites, Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli, Kuching, Malaysia
2.9 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$35
Avg. per night
931/1 Soi Kasemsan 2 Rama 1 Rd., Bangkok, Thailand
0.9 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$58
Avg. per night
891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, United States
3.1 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$61
Avg. per night
Fanny-von-Lehnert-Straße 4, Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
0.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$29
Avg. per night
5 rue de Dunkerque, Paris, France
1.5 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$43
Avg. per night
191 Brunswick Street, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
0.8 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$138
Avg. per night
7 Hatton Garden, Liverpool, United Kingdom
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$109
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 April 18, 2024.
  • Where is the best place to stay in South Island?

    Queenstown, Christchurch, and Te Anau are the most popular places on HotelsCombined for stays in South Island.

  • What are the best hotels in South Island?

    One of the most popular hotels in South Island is The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook, which has been reviewed by 2,147 users and currently has a rating of 8.1/10. Other top-rated locations include Sofitel Queenstown - Hotel & Spa and Sudima Christchurch Airport, which have received 8.3/10 and 8.6/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

  • What is a good hotel near Lake Ruataniwha?

    A good hotel close to Lake Ruataniwha is Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park (rated 7.8/10 from 1,529 reviews).

  • What is a good hotel in South Island near Christchurch Casino?

    Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton is the most recommended hotel near Christchurch Casino on HotelsCombined (scoring 8.4 over 1,353 reviews).

  • Is there a good hotel near Kaiteriteri Beach?

    If you’re visiting Kaiteriteri Beach then the nearby Kaiteri Lodge is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (675 reviews scoring it at an average 7.6/10).

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

    The top three landmarks in South Island are:-Lake Ruataniwha, which you can visit while staying in Twizel-Christchurch Casino, which you can visit while staying in Christchurch-Kaiteriteri Beach, which you can visit while staying in Motueka

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