This article was created in partnership with Hilton Auckland
Staying in a Deluxe Harbour View room, with a four course, wine matched dinner and breakfast with a panoramic vista of the waterfront sounds like a dream that you might only find overseas...
Yet here New Zealand, Hilton Auckland are offering just that: one night's accommodation in a Deluxe Harbour View Room (with an option to upgrade at an additional cost) looking out over Waitemata Harbour, a curated 4 course menu at FISH, paired with a local New Zealand wines, a breakfast buffet for two, and all the trimmings including valet parking and wifi.
FISH is right on the waterfront, literally 300 meters out to sea. The spot makes for a great view, but it also means that they can source their seafood from the morning’s catch before the boats reach the shores of New Zealand to ensure it’s the freshest available and are careful to select only the best quality. And because the ocean is a stone's throw from the deck, it serves as a reminder of the ecosystem FISH strive to protect by choosing to work with sustainable suppliers from around New Zealand, ensuring the meals are of impeccable quality and kind to the environment. Among their luxury offering are Te Kouma oysters from Coromandel, Te matuku oysters from Waiheke Island, Lamb from Fresh meats in Hawkes bay, all notably sustainable producers.
On the Stay & Dine menu, which features all the restaurant's most popular dishes, you'll find freshly shucked oysters; salt and pepper squid; handmade burrata; tiger prawns; and lamb rump among other delicacies... On the wine matches we spotted Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc, of Central Otago; Sacred Hill ‘ Wine Thief’ Chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay and Opawa Pinot Noir, all the way from Marlborough.
From your luxury room, you'll see ferries pass, sail ships jostle and the sun rise over the sea. If you're there at the right time, you might even be able to watch the America’s Cup racing from the hotel or your room - the boats go right past the hotel! It's a fabulous way to celebrate an occasion or even just to spoil yourself silly as a treat. Best of all it won't cost you the price of an overseas trip - it's all available from just $599.