If you are planning on taking a hotel holiday in Auckland, New Zealand, have you thought about booking your accommodation at the 'last minute?' Sounds scary but doing this can save you money for the rest of your trip. Usually these rates apply for a period of up to 28 days, so you can have peace of mind that this doesn't mean you have to book the day before you leave.
So How Do They Work?
Many Auckland hotel accommodations have a number of rooms which don't get booked, these are made available on last minute accommodation websites at a cheaper price, which can be discounted by up to 60% of the standard rate.
There are a range of websites promoting these offers so it pays to check each for exactly what is on offer and what you are paying for. Some will provide 'extras' like free breakfasts, champagne on arrival or a free shuttle service, while others are simply providing just the hotel suite accommodation so it's a good idea to check what you are required to pay for before you book.
We all know that feeling when you are about to book an accommodation and you start to wonder what you are really going to get for the price you pay. Some 'last minute' websites allow you to see all of the available rates on one page which allows you to compare more than one accommodation (& their services) at a time - thus making your decision a little easier!
So What Can You Do With the Money You Save On Auckland Hotel Accommodation?
With Auckland being the largest city in New Zealand, there is plenty to see and do - and not just in the city either! Whether you are travelling with friends, your partner or the whole family you will be sure to find something to keep you entertained. Here's some ideas to get you started:
o Take a trip to Waiheke Island and enjoy some wine tasting tours!
o Enjoy shopping in the city and then have a meal in Auckland's inner city waterfront development - the Viaduct
o Take a boat trip in the Hauraki Gulf and see pods of dolphins & whales
o Visit Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World & Antarctic Encounter
o Sail the Waitamata Harbour
o Bungy Jump off the Sky Tower - 192 metres straight down!!
o Take a trip to Waiwera Thermal Resort mineral pools
Of course if you plan to have a quiet trip away there is nothing wrong with staying indoors and enjoying the accommodation you have booked!
By now you should be inspired enough to go browse on the Internet for last minute hotel accommodation rates currently available in Auckland. Who knows you might even save enough money you can leave tomorrow