We have just arrived, it is beautiful!
4kms up a treed mountain - The views are like being on top of the world, the room is very spacious with lovely decor, leather couches, & beautiful fresh rainwater to bathe in & drink after a hot day of travelling in the car. - This is an absolutely heavenly place, high up in the sky & surrounded by native bush - We have stayed at Hillside twice before this visit, there is a great bar/eatery upstairs, very comfy beds, great bush walks - Perfect for a quiet peaceful getaway -Would absolutely recommend!
Sandi & Scott
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape the city to fresh air and tranquility. Hillside Hotel is a country retreat and eco-lodge, a Qualmark four star boutique hotel with an enviro-gold rating. Nestled amongst native forest on top of the Taupiri Ranges, Hillside offers panoramic views of iconic New Zealand landscape scenery; Every room has a view.On the main tourist route south of Auckland; 1 hour drive from Auckland Airport and just 4km off the highway makes Hillside Hotel an ideal first stop or last stop in New Zealand; lovely stop point on the way to Hobbiton or Waitomo.Situated on Hillside Station -a large working farm with 300 acres of private native rain forest reserve with easy walking trails right from the hotel grounds. Beautiful photography opportunities from anywhere in the hotel.Free Wi-fi and parking; on-site licensed restaurant (reservations essential- may close early if no bookings) and cafes nearby. Rooms are very spacious and open direct to the outside. Rooms are connected by covered walkways and stairs sheltered by native bush. ... more less