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Best Hotels in Queenstown

Queenstown is one of the most beautiful destinations in New Zealand and offers a wide variety of world-class hotels and resorts. Many of these hotels back straight onto Lake Wakatipu which is located in the heart of Queenstown. Whether you plan on visiting Queenstown for business or to enjoy Queenstown's outdoor actives such as skiing, snowboarding, and hiking, it's well worth choosing to stay at one of the best hotels in Queenstown.

To discover the top-rated hotels which Queenstown has to offer, simply continue reading. We've laid out the unique features which make all of the conveniently located hotels listed below special.

1. Novotel Queenstown

This 4-star hotel is perfectly located on the central shores of Lake Wakatipu. Start your morning by taking in the fresh mountain air and soak up the natural beauty of Queenstown at your doorstep.

The hotel is just 15-minutes from the airport and positioned in the middle of the fine dining precinct, creating the perfect base for your Queenstown adventure holiday. You will never run out of things to do with the golf course a short drive away as well as the Shotover Jet, Skyline Luge and a variety of other activities near-by.

The combination of value, location, and luxury makes this a perfect hotel for your stay in Queenstown.

Price per night

Approx. NZD $160

Address

Cnr Earl St, Marine Parade, And, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Phone

+64 3 442 7750

Website

accor.com

2. The Spire Hotel Queenstown

The Spire Hotel Queenstown is an award winning five star boutique hotel which is located in the heart of Queenstown. If you're searching for a chic hotel which has an artsy aesthetic you'll love staying at the Spire Hotel Queenstown.

Its rooms feature contemporary art pieces and bold red walls. In total, the Spire Hotel Queenstown offers ten thoughtfully decorated rooms all of which offer stone clad fireplaces, state of the art multimedia systems, luxurious en suite bathrooms and spacious balconies.

Upon arrival each guest is given a warm tour of the property, so if you want to stay at a hotel which offers exemplary customer service you'll love the personal attention which you'll receive at the Spire Hotel Queenstown. Each guest is treated like an individual, instead of a room number. The friendly concierge team is always available to assist you and are able to help you book local activities and attractions.

Price per night

Approx. NZD $400

Address

3-5 Church Lane, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand

Phone

+64 3 441 0004

Website

thespirehotel.com

3. Eichardt's Private Hotel

Eichardt's Private Hotel is an independent boutique hotel which offers 7 luxurious, lake view suites and 4 stunning lake side apartments. The fanciest accomodation option available is the spacious two bedroom Presidential Penthouse. The Presidential Penthouse offers a large deck which boasts a wood hot tub with unobstructed views of Lake Wakatipu, outdoor lounge furniture, a dining table and a state of the art grill.

However, every room and apartment available is beautifully designed and features spacious lounge spaces, hand carved stone work, marble tiles, plush furnishings, high quality art work and state of the art technology. If money is no object, you can't go wrong booking a stay at Eichardt's Private Hotel.

Some of the on-site facilities which are well worth taking advantage of include the Vault Spa which is located in the hotel's heritage wing which once served as a gold vault and The Grille, a highly rated restaurant which offers fine dining in the heart of Queenstown.

If you want to arrive at Eichardt's Private Hotel in style you can also arrange for a limo to pick you up from Queenstown airport.

Price per night

Approx. NZD $1000

Address

2 Marine Parade, Queenstown, 9348

Phone

+64 3 441 0450

Website

eichardts.com

4. QT Queenstown

QT Queenstown is a boutique, five star hotel which offers unique, glamorous rooms which are full of statement pieces. Such as faux fur seat covers, chunky throw blankets and fun rugs which feature modern, geometric patterns. If you'd love to stay at a hotel which has a playful aesthetic and are sick of sterile, generic hotel rooms, it's well worth experiencing the magic of staying at QT Queenstown.

One of QT Queenstown's unique features is its bazaar, which is a marketplace which offers a wide variety of international cuisines as well as local kiwi dishes which have been artfully prepared using fresh, locally produced ingredients. If you're keen to try a local red wine or to experiment with an inventive cocktail, make sure to visit Reds Bar, QT Queenstown's on-site bar, which is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day of outdoor activities. It offers floor to ceiling views of beautiful Lake Wakatipu, which is the jewel in Queenstown's crown.

Price per night

Approx. NZD $165

Address

30 Brunswick Street, Queenstown, 9300

Phone

+64 3 450 3450

Website

qthotels.com/queenstown

5. The Rees Hotel

The Rees Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in Queenstown and features its own private beach and jetty. Some of the other unique facilities which The Rees Hotel offers include a library which features rare books and artwork, a wine cellar which features bottles from some of New Zealand's top vineyards, a restaurant which serves award winning locally sourced food and a chic bar. It also offers convenient underground car parking and an electric car charging station. If you prefer, you also have the option of catching a free shuttle to Queenstown's shops, bars and restaurants.

One of the reasons why The Rees Hotel is so special is that it's not part of an international chain and is a local New Zealand owned and operated hotel. So if you want to experience true Kiwi hospitality in an elegant, luxurious atmosphere it's well worth booking a few nights at The Rees Hotel.

No matter which room you select, you'll enjoy having a balcony to relax on that is large enough to lounge on or to enjoy a glass of wine at night. As an added bonus, each room is tastefully decorated with a muted colour palette which features hues of grey, cream, black and white and perfectly compliments the hotel's natural surroundings.

Price per night

Approx. NZD $200

Address

377 Frankton Road, Queenstown, 9300

Phone

+64 3 450 1100

Website

therees.co.nz

6. Crowne Plaza Queenstown

The Crowne Plaza Queenstown is located on the banks of Lake Wakatipu and offers a multitude of facilities and services such as valet parking, a 24 hour business hub, a 24 hour gym, a convenient ski storage room, a restaurant and a bar. All of the tastefully decorated rooms which are available, boast spacious lounges, contemporary furniture and a secluded balcony or private courtyard.

One of Crowne Plaza Queenstown's most unique features is that it offers rooms in dedicated quiet zones where outside noise is kept to a minimum. So if you want to enjoy a peaceful night of sleep it's well worth booking a room in a quiet zone. As a bonus, you'll even be able to order a pillow from the custom pillow menu.

It's well worth booking a table at Crowne Plaza Queenstown's signature restaurant Threesixty, which offers international cuisine as well as floor to ceiling windows which offer uninterrupted views of Lake Wakatipu. Some popular examples of the mouth watering dishes which are on offer include the New Zealand Highland Salmon and the Wakanui Ribeye.

Price per night

Approx. NZD $180

Address

93 Beach Street, Queenstown, 9300

Phone

+64 3 441 0095

Website

ihg.com

7. Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

The Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is nestled against scenic Lake Wakatipu and is a luxurious, alpine inspired resort. Some of the facilities which are on offer at the Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa include a restaurant, multiple bars which feature scenic terraces, a heated indoor pool and a gym.

One of the highlights of staying at Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is relaxing at the resorts contemporary sunken fire pit which looks straight out to Lake Wakatipu. If you choose to stay in an upgraded room, you'll also be able to enjoy water views directly from your room's private balcony. As a bonus, each upgraded room offers a hot tub, which you'll be able to soak in after a busy day on the slopes.

Alternatively, if you choose to book a standard room, you'll still enjoy staying in an elegantly designed room which boasts a seperate sitting area to lounge in, a high definition TV and a fireplace.

If you plan on visiting Queenstown to ski or snowboard, the Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is conveniently located 16 km from the Remarkables, one of Queenstown's premiere ski fields. Alternatively, if you want to explore Queenstown's boutiques, cafes and bars you can take a short ferry ride to Queenstown's hub.

Price per night

Approx. NZD $150

Address

79 Peninsula Road, Kawarau Village, Queenstown, 9300

Phone

+64 3 450 9400

Website

hilton.com

8. DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown

The DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown is located in the same complex as the more expensive Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa and offers majestic mountain views. One of DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown's most unique features is its private, 10 seat cinema which offers two screenings each day. Some of the other on-site facilities which you can take advantage of as a guest of DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown include a restaurant, a fully equipped gym and a meeting room which is ideal for taking business calls.

While DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown is marketed as a four star hotel, it's deluxe rooms still offer bedsheets with a 250 cotton count, 26 inch TVs and ocean views.

Price per night

Approx. NZD $90

Address

79 Peninsula Road, Kawarau Vilage, Queenstown, 9300

Phone

+64 3 450 1650

Website

hilton.com

Conclusion

If you want to ensure that your stay in Queenstown is as pleasant as possible, it's well worth choosing to stay at one of the luxurious four or five star accomodation options which is listed above. They all offer incomparable views of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown's majestic mountains, and will help you make the most of your holiday.