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Graphic: An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966.


This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.




Hotels provide good food and comfort rather than the more elaborate services featured by large hotels in America and Europe. Most hotels use a daily tariff, which includes three meals; but there is a gradual trend to a room-rate only. Daily tariffs at top-grade hotels (all meals and a room with private bath and toilet) range from £4 to 6 for each person and in many of the less expensive ones from £3 a day without private bath. There are guest houses and bed-and-breakfast accommodation in most larger towns, and a growing number of motels. Advance bookings are strongly recommended between December and March and for most of the year at some of the outstanding resorts.