Hotel on Devonport has been named the top hotel in New Zealand for 2016.

This is the first time a Tauranga hotel has won the hotel category of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards in New Zealand.

Hotel on Devonport also placed as the seventh top hotel in the South Pacific.

While it is the first time a Tauranga property has ranked the top hotel in New Zealand based on TripAdvisor customer reviews, it is the sixth time Hotel on Devonport has been recognised by the online travel site.


In 2015 the central city boutique hotel was appointed to the Hall of Fame after receiving a TripAdvisor Certificate in Excellence for five years running.

Owners Paul and Debi Bowker said they were "immensely proud".

"We sincerely appreciate our guests taking the time to share their experiences and support of the hotel, and we commit to ensuring that the Hotel on Devonport experience lives on in the future," the Bowkers said.

They said it was a "complete team effort" with staff.

The TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards highlight the world's top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travellers around the globe.

Winners were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Luxury, Service and Small Hotels. The hallmarks of Travellers' Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, enabling travellers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travellers, a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices.