New Zealanders love their cricket - so it's great news that the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup has just kicked off in Aotearoa! As the official accommodation and experience partner of the event, Booking.com has put together a list of the most luxurious hotels in each of the cities where matches will be held for those making the pilgrimage to catch the match action across the country. Cricket fans will be able to live in luxury while attending the global sporting event, making a luxe staycation out of this backyard occasion.
Where to stay: Fable Auckland offers boutique, luxury accommodation right in the heart of Auckland City. Being in downtown Auckland means that guests have the entire waterfront on their doorstep, with access to some of the best restaurants in town. The Britomart train station will offer guests an easy route directly to Eden Park to watch the match!
Where to stay: Just a few years old Sudima Hotels is a five-star boutique property perfect for cricket fans travelling to Christchurch for the match! Located on Victoria Street amongst the hustle and bustle of cafes, restaurants, bars, the hotel is also just a cricket ball toss from Hagley Park where a stroll through the lush green surrounds will see you arrive at Hagley Oval for the match. Sudima also boasts the ‘Travel Sustainable’ badge, meaning travellers can feel confident in their decision to stay here knowing they are doing their part for the planet.
Where to stay: The Intercontinental Wellington encompasses true luxury when it comes to accommodation. Guests will get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at this 5-star hotel. Located by the harbour waterfront, guests can enjoy incredible views from their elegant, spacious rooms. Cricket fans will be able to stroll down to Basin Reserve for the match, which is just a 20 minute walk, otherwise a 9 minute drive.
Where to stay: Cricket fans heading to Dunedin will be thrilled to stay at Fable Dunedin. The building is a wonderful Victorian era style, beautifully renovated so it feels new yet classic. Just a short walk from the Octagon in the city centre, cricket lovers will be close to everything they need between the match, and will have easy access to head along to watch their favourite team.
Where to stay: Just a three minute drive from Hamilton International Airport, and a 15 minute drive from the city centre, Narrows Landing Hotel offers B&B accommodation on their luxurious, spacious property. For those who want to have a bit of quiet time away from the city before and after the cricket match, this is the perfect spot.
Where to stay: Hotel on Devonport offers an amazing experience for cricket fans heading to the summery town of Tauranga for their next cricket match. Located in the heart of Tauranga, guests can make the most of their time here in their own private apartment and soak up the glorious sunshine, with incredible views of the ocean from their bedside. Cricket fans will be pleased with the number of cafes, bars and restaurants at their fingertips, with this property being on the doorstep of Tauranga’s hospitality.