A beautiful town in New Zealand, set against the majestic backdrop of Southern Alps, Queenstown is the perfect vacation spot for thrill seekers and nature lovers alike. Sitting right on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, there are a plethora of water and land activities to indulge in here. If you need a break from all the action, you can simply kick back and relax to a beautiful lake view, or visit Queenstown Gardens. It is botanical garden with lovely flowers and plants. Wine enthusiasts must definitely visit Gibbston Valley in Otago region. To help you find your ideal holiday home, we’ve compiled a list of the best lakefront hotels in Queenstown, New Zealand. Keep reading to find out more.
This is a modern hotel with a beautiful view of both Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. Guests can make the special request for a room with floor-to-ceiling windows to further indulge in the majestic views.
This is also the perfect hotel for wine lovers as the in-house restaurant, True South, allows guests to indulge in dishes paired with wines from the restaurant’s private cellars. For more relaxation, guests can enjoy a range of in-room massages services, including invigorating body and facial treatments.
This delightful alpine-style hotel is set against the backdrop of a majestic mountain range. Overlooking the expansive Lake Wakatipu, the hotel is only 11-minute drive from the main point of the lake. The hotel offers deluxe rooms and studio suites kitted out with modern conveniences such as a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and free wireless internet access.
Some of the accommodation units also come with a private balcony and a kitchenette. There’s an outdoor swimming pool, a spa pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna to use at your leisure.
Overlooking the lake, this year-round resort hotel is perfect for travellers looking to unwind with a view. Be sure to make a reservation for one of the sixty rooms with lake views to avoid disappointment.
The Impressions Cocktail Bar on the sixth floor of the hotel is a great place for a date. The stunning lake vistas make it perfect for a romantic pre-dinner cocktail while watching the sun go down. For some pampering, head to one of the two spa pools on site.
A beautifully designed hotel with homely decor, St Moritz offers spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range. Guests can soak in these views from the hotel’s garden hot tub, or enjoy an equally stunning view from their room that comes with a balcony. To dine with a view, take in a meal at Lombardi Restaurant, a brassiere-style dining room overlooking the lake.
Right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this hotel is just a stone’s throw away from all the lakeside activities. It offers a range of room types with alpine or lake views. Perfect for avid skiers, this hotel offers ski storage facilities, as well as concierge service for transfers to local ski fields.
Feeling hungry? Head to the in-house Elements Restaurant that serves local fare and is also known for its honey that is made from rooftop beehives. At the Elements Café & Bar, indulge in a meal of tapas and drinks of your choice in front of a roaring fireplace.
The perfect hotel for the foodie traveller, this lakeside resort with lush views of Lake Wakatipu also boasts a culinary edge. Prepare yourself for an interactive dining experience at Bazaar Marketplace, where the chefs prepare your meal in front of you with the best of local produce.
At Reds Bar, indulge in a luxurious nightcap of exquisitely prepared cocktails or boutique brews. Located nearby is Shotover River, as well as AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping - Kawarau Bridge. So you’ll definitely have plenty to do on your trip.
This resort, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, boasts a beautiful apartment-style layout. On-site, make use of the fitness centre and sauna for your daily dose of health and wellness. Some of the rooms also come with a seating area and a fireplace. The hotel is just a five-minute drive away from the town centre. But, should you not have a car at your disposal, there is a daily shuttle service waiting to take you to the town.
Located just minutes’ away from the main street and overlooking Lake Wakatipu, this hotel is perfect for those looking to stay in the thick of the action. All the rooms here have a balcony offering courtyard, mountain or lake views. Guests can dine at the in-house restaurant, threesixty, that serves local and international fare, along with an impressive selection of wines and breathtaking lake views. For your fitness and wellness needs, prepared to be spoiled for choice.
This hotel offers a Sleep Advantage program, with aromatherapy kits, premium bedding, and a guaranteed wake-up call on request. There’s also a state of-the-art fitness centre on site. The hotel offers complimentary storage for ski and snow gears. If you do come down here in the summer months, you can enjoy live performances on Fridays and Saturdays in the courtyard.
This luxurious hotel is just five minutes’ from Lake Wakatipu. Some of its rooms come with a balcony from where you can take in either mountain or lake views. You are definitely spoiled for choice when it comes to activities surrounding the hotel, as it is a mere 20-minute drive from The Hills Golf Course and the Coronet Peak Ski Fields.
Guests can also sign-up for off-site activities offered by the hotel, like bungee jumping, kayaking and wine tours. If you do choose to stay in, in-house spa treatments are also available. Foodies will love dining by the fireplace at Eichardt’s Restaurant and Bar, which offers premium cocktails and meals made from the local produce.
Whether you’re in Queenstown for business or leisure, this lovely hotel located right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is perfect for you. It has five meeting rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, and a sauna. After a long work day, go out and enjoy a swim in the pool and bask in the view of the mountain range and tranquil lake. This hotel is also located close to Bazaar Interactive and Reds Bar, so do stop by to indulge in a delicious meal and a bespoke cocktail.
Indulge in breathtaking lakefront views
Nothing spells bliss like waking up in the morning to jaw-dropping views of an expansive lake and sprawling mountains. From quaint hotels that give you that countryside feel, to a luxurious room fit for a king, there are a range of accommodation options in Queenstown, New Zealand, to choose from.
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