Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels

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Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotel Reviews

Bed-and-breakfasts, farm stays, and homestays, all a variation on the same theme, abound in the South Island in some spectacular coastal and mountain environments. Your hosts will feed you great breakfasts and advise on where to eat and what to do locally. Other choices include luxury lodges and hotels, or inexpensive motel rooms and backpacker lodges. Accommodations often provide your morning coffee in a plunger (French press).

Locals generally take vacations from Christmas through January, so book early at these times. From March through November everything settles down, and in most towns you can book at short notice. The climate means that although heating is standard in virtually every room, very few places have air-conditioning, or need it.

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