New Zealand hotels top for service

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New Zealand hotels rate among the world's best and dominate the South Pacific for levels of service.

Travel website TripAdvisor has released its Travellers' Choice exceptional service award winners.

The top hotels in the world were rated for service, based on millions of reviews and opinions by users.

The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel in Queenstown was named seventh in the world for service, as well as No 1 in New Zealand and the South Pacific, including Australia.

"Beautiful rooms with amazing views of the Remarkables, excellent location, generous and knowledgeable hosts, beautiful afternoon teas and gorgeous cooked breakfasts, not to mention the comfortable and relaxing sitting room with open fire," one reviewer said.

Dominating the South Pacific with 13 hotels, from Rotorua to Dunedin, in the top 25, New Zealand excelled with high levels of service, TripAdvisor said.

Australia had five hotels in the top 25.

New Zealand hotels at the highest level of service were also cheaper than those from around the world.

The average nightly rate of Travellers' Choice exceptional service award winners for the world was NZ$356, but $275 for New Zealand, it said.

The Chalets Motel in Hanmer Springs and Gateway Motel Picton Accommodation were second and third in the South Pacific respectively.

The top-rated hotel in the world was Morocco's Riad Kheirredine.

Top 25 Hotels for service in New Zealand

1. The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel, Queenstown

2. Chalets Motel, Hanmer Springs

3. Gateway Motel Picton Accommodation, Picton

4. Harbour View Motel Picton, Picton

5. Argent Motor Lodge, Hamilton

6. Hamurana Lodge, Rotorua

7. CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, Christchurch

8. Portobello Motel, Dunedin

9. Regent of Rotorua, Rotorua

10. Pebble Beach Motor Inn, Napier

11. Century Park Motor Lodge, Nelson

12. Grange Lodge Motel, Manukau

13. Waipoua Lodge, Waipoua Forest

14. ASURE Jasmine Court Motel, Picton

15. Settlers Motel, Hanmer Springs

16. Navigate Seaside Accommodation, Napier

17. Brydan Accommodation, Blenheim

18. The Sails Motel, Nelson

19. Equestrian Lodge Motel, Motueka

20. Delamore Lodge, Waiheke Island

21. Lorenzo Motor Lodge, Christchurch

22. Adrift in Golden Bay, Takaka

23. Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, Waiheke Island

24. Tower Lodge Motel, Invercargill

25. Cedar Grove Motor Lodge, Nelson

Top 10 hotels for service in the world

1. Riad Kheirredine, Marrakech, Morocco

2. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, Hopkins, Belize

3. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franschhoek, South Africa

4. Riad Noir d'Ivoire, Marrakech, Morocco

5. Hotel Residence Agnes, Prague, Czech Republic

6. Castlewood House, Dingle, Ireland

7. The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand

8. Desert Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, US

9. La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

10. Hotel Villa Steno, Monterosso al Mare, Italy

11. 2Inn1 Kensington, Cape Town, South Africa

12. Hanoi Serene Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

13. Hotel California, Palm Springs, US

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14. Riad Kniza, Marrakech, Morocco

15. La Minerva, Capri, Italy

16. Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece

17. The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Thailand

18. Holiday Diamond Hotel, Hue, Vietnam

19. Egerton House Hotel, London, UK

20. Lauriston Court Hotel, Llandudno, UK

21. Essence Hanoi Hotel, Vietnam

22. Deko Rome, Rome, Italy

23. SeaCoast Inn, Hyannis, U

24. Beachside Village Resort, Lauderdale by the Sea, US

25. Hotel 16, Prague, Czech Republic

Top 25 hotels for service in South Pacific

1. The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel, Queenstown

2. Chalets Motel, Hanmer Springs

3. Gateway Motel Picton Accommodation, Picton

4. Eratrap Beach Resort, Port Villa, Vanuatu

5. Harbour View Motel Picton, Picton

6. Argent Motor Lodge, Hamilton

7. Morwell Motel, Gippsland, Australia

8. Hamurana Lodge, Rotorua

9. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia

10. CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, Christchurch

11. Cocnut Grove Beachfront Cottages, Tavenui Island, Fiji

12. Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia

13. Etu Moana, Aitutaki, Cook Islands

14. Barrier Beach House, Luganville, Vanuatu

15. Toberua Island Resort, Toberua Island, Fiji

16. Portobello Motel, Dunedin

17. Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands

18.Orbost Motel, Orbost, Australia

19. Regent of Rotorua, Rotorua

20. Gaia Retreat & Spa, Brooklet, Australia

21. Pebble Beach Motor Inn, Napier

22. La Costa Motel, Bilinga, Australia

23. Century Park Motor Lodge, Nelson

24. Grange Lodge Motel, Manukau

25. Waipoua Lodge, Waipoua Forest

Have you stayed at any of the top hotels in New Zealand or the world? Do you agree with this list? Leave a comment.

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