Need to know
193, including two suites.
11am for most, but Smith members can stay until 1pm; earliest check-in is 2pm.
Double rooms from $103.48 (NZ$150), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
Rates usually include round-trip airport transfers and buffet breakfast (Full English breakfast is NZ$34 and American-style breakfast is NZ$32).
This creative stay showcases art by Australian-based Belynda Henry – original landscapes in the lobby and colourful rugs in the rooms – and tui song-inspired brushed ink works by Judi Bagust.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, 24-hour fitness centre. In rooms: Smart TV with Netflix, Vittoria Espresso coffee machine, T2 tea, a minibar with free (non-alcoholic) drinks and snacks, free bottled water and Superfood Soak bath products. Suites also have a bar, Dyson hair dryer, GHD hair straighteners and Nintendo game console.
Our favourite rooms
Go dotty for the Yayoi Kusama-inspired polka dotted room – aptly named Dottie – or get migrate towards a Habitat room for the abundant natural light, wooden headboard that resembles the cascading feather and Judi Bagust prints.
The family-friendly outdoor pool is heated and open daily from 6am to 10pm (it’s lit by amethyst-coloured lights at night). Order Ostrich burgers, sourdough grilled-cheese sandwiches, ice creams and more to your poolside lounger.
Bring your smartest specs and a black beret to play the part of overnight art critic.
Although the lobby area is wheelchair accessible, none of the guest rooms are specially adapted.
There are child-friendly menus, highchairs and activity packs at the restaurant; breakfast is free for under-12s.
The hotel uses energy-saving LED lights, Ecolab cleaning products, plastic-free straws and environmentally friendly bath products. The restaurant uses sustainable, locally sourced ingredients and everything possible is recycled.