Sara and I just got back from our amazing vacation and I just wanted to give you, your company, and the local travel companies you work with a big thank you! Everything was perfect and there was not a single hiccup. We have traveled with a few other travel companies with much less complicated itineraries and they always seem to screw something up. The absolute only thing we had to schedule on our own (which was clearly documented so we were prepared) was a ride to the airport from the Hilton Auckland. We were surprised to find that even for Milford Sound there was a taxi waiting for us in the morning.
A few suggestions to help future travelers:
- Get the skycouch for the flight over and do it online.
- Hilton Queenstown is a great choice for those who want to relax. It has a more relaxing atmosphere than the ones in town, also it always faces the sun so its nice and warm. If you are in town you get sun from maybe 10am to 2pm. Whereas we saw the sun at 7am until around 4pm. It was not a problem whatsoever being far from town. The shuttle and water taxi make it easy.
- Novatel Rotorua was a very standard (though nice) business hotel. Much like the ones I stay at in major cities when on travel for business. Would recommend finding a nice boutique hotel or even B&B in the area.
- Hilton Auckland is a great choice for anyone. The only hotel actually on the water and located where all the best restaurants are, not to mention next to the fairy and maritime museum.
Once again THANK YOU. If there is anything we can do for you please don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll definitely recommend you to all of our friends and family.
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