New Zealand Hotels are rated among the best in the world by the latest Expedia hotel rating survey, the Insiders' Select List.
Three New Zealand hotels were named in the top 100, clamied as a good sign for the tourism industry just months away from the beginning of the Rugby World Cup this spring.
Auckland's SKYCITY Grand is ranked 18th, with the Waterfront Suites in the Bay of Islands 34th and Mantra Marina in Queenstown at 64.
Since 2007, Expedia has polled its travellers and experts worldwide to compare a vast range of hotels and resorts in terms of service and experience and corresponding value for the consumer.
The Cedarbrook Lodge in suburban Seattle was labelled the respondents' favourite hotel, surpassing three southern Italian hotels - Rome's iQ Hotel Roma, Hotel Antiche Figure in Venice and Hotel Berchielli in Florence.
Louise Crompton, Expedia.co.nz marketing manager, says: "For New Zealand to have an unprecedented three hotels in the top 100 is a great reflection of what New Zealand offers in terms of quality and value."
The full Expedia Insiders' Select list is available at expedia.co.nz.