THE BEST LUXURY SKI HOTELS IN QUEENSTOWN
For you, only the best.
Whether you’re an oligarch, a mogul or on someone else’s credit card, Queenstown knows how to do luxe so you can bed down in the gazillion count linen to which you are accustomed. If you like your hotels quirky, old school, styling or with a golf course then the lakeside resort alpine town has you covered.
Lakeside Lovers will love The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
Sitting a respectable distance from downtown on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, The Rees is a well loved destination by Queenstown regulars. The apartment hotel offers hotel rooms, 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms and beyond condos plus 3 bedroom stand alone residences with personal spa pools and private butlers known as ‘travel curators’
The views alone are worth checking in for with The Remarkables mountain peaks thrusting skyward from the shores. But that’s before you’ve seen the wine cellar which is the best in town, if not the country, as awarded by Wine Spectator. You can try the selection at the Bordeaux Lounge or head to True South Dining Room for degustation with matching wines.
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Royalists flock to Matakauri Lodge
If it’s good enough for William and Kate, well, you know the rest. Matakauri Lodge is perched hillside over Lake Wakatipu seven minutes from town and a world away from urban living. This peaceful enclave of award winning villas with a main lodge and an owner’s cottage. The entire retreat feels as though it is floating on the water but high in the heavens. Slip into your private bathtub with lake views and exhale.
The style here is chic and understated, think of it as relaxed snow chic with many a nook to curl up in around the fire, on the patio, in the lodge or the day spa. From après canapes to fine dining and pre ski breakfasts, the cuisine at Matakauri is meticulous and have you begging for more.
Styling hipsters will love QT Queenstown
The newest kid on the block has been making serious snow waves since opening their doors last December. This purpose built hotel is everything you’d expect from the styley QT Hotels group in Australia and more. It’s all in the details. From the gin martini cocktail bar in every room to the jaw dropping views and chairlift and mountain motifs that line the hallway walls.
Add Bazaar restaurant for the best dessert bar in town, Reds mixologist bar with wrap around lake views and you may not want to ski. Ha! Only kidding. One look at those mountain peaks from your balcony and you’ll be itching to throw yourself down them.
Old schoolers will love Millbrook Resort and Spa
When you’re done with the big city lights of resort towns you can lay your head at Millbrook. Nestled in the stunning mountain surrounds of nearby Arrowtown, Millbrook boasts an 18 hole golf course, soothing day spa to lose yourself in and a selection of lush accommodation from hotel room to suites to stand alone villas and chalets.
You’ll find the best Japanese restaurant in the region, XXX, alongside a fine dining restaurant, a club house and a hole side café within these gated walls. Take a stroll through the manicured gardens or do laps in the indoor swimming pool. Either way you’re swinging distance between Coronet Peak and The Remarkables and the historic Main Street of Arrowtown. Sigh.
Families with style head to Commonage Villas
Picture yourself in an architecturally acclaimed home with views across Lake Wakatipu and the bright lights of Queenstown. Now add the options of a concierge service, complimentary taxi service, wifi, in villa ski rental and a pantry stocking service. The stunning Commonage Villas on Queenstown Hill sleep between 6 and 8 people in three or four bedroom residences with full service kitchens, hi tech digital services and those vistas.
Each villa can be broken down into one, two, three or four bedrooms so if you’re travelling as a couple you don’t miss out on living the luxe life.
Luxe eco warriors bed down at Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
This eco boutique retreat is found downtown with alpine mountain views and 19 rooms dedicated to style, function and design. Those who like their hotels with some urban flair will love the Queenstown Boutique Hotel’s unique interior details. Add pre dinner drinks and canapes daily, a guest lounge with open fire, complimentary parking and on site drying room for all that ski gear.
The hotel is committed to sustainability with an architectural design built to reduce energy consumption, waste and promote cruelty free practices. Choose from Super King or Twin rooms with self contained kitchenettes and chandelier lighting, the Remarkables Rooms with park land and mountain views, gilt edged mirrors, free standing bath and those luscious chandeliers or bed down in the Tower Suite, a two bedroom shrine to hotel design over two levels with full service kitchen, lounge and dining and more.
Lovers of chic & unique will love Hotel St Moritz
The Hotel St Moritz is part of the Sofitel M Gallery collection of unique luxury properties. Enter the lobby and exhale amongst the giant schist stone fireplace, high ceilings, exposed beams and alpine interior touches. This hotel is built to cocoon its guests with effortless comfort in neutral tones and mountain hues within the lake side guest rooms and one or two bedroom suites.
If you can bare to leave the soothing walls of your room then pull up a stool at the Lombardi Bar and marvel at the views, chow down on gourmand fare at the Lombardi Dining Room or just chill out in the Library’s private residence feel. After a day on the slopes soothe the weary ski legs in the hotels Hot Tub Garden and take an invigorating sauna.
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