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Friars Guides are...

... for the discerning traveller who shows good judgement and good taste when choosing their luxury New Zealand accommodation. The authors' recommendation for inclusion in Friars Guide is based on a personal visit to each property to assess its match against the four quality aspects below - if our standards are not met, the property is not accepted.

Over 400 luxury properties

Independent opinion you can trust...

Unique Location

City or country, beach or off-the-beaten-track, there is something unique and often idyllic about our host's locations...

unique location

Distinctive Building

Heritage or contemporary, converted or purpose-built, each of our host's accommodations have character...

delightful hosting

Excellent Services & Amenities

Whether luxury lodge or boutique hotel, hosted B&B in city, country and beach stays, or self-contained apartment or cottage...

excellent services and amenities

Delightful Hosting

Generous, charming and sharing their way of life as well as their home, our hosts give of themselves to help travellers...

delightful hosting