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  • Writer's pictureChanel Belej

6 Most Picturesque Luxury Hotels to Book in Queenstown, New Zealand


Ask any Qiwi local and nine times out of ten they’ll insist on visiting New Zealand’s South Island. Found along the shores of the Island’s Lake Wakatipu, is the remarkable town that goes by the name of Queenstown, resting against the vast Southern Alps. Known for its snow sports and local vineyards, memories made amongst this haven don’t tend to fleet, instead they form an attachment that requires a return visit. With that being said, you can soak up the fantasy that is Queenstown with the help of the following luxury properties. Read on to find your luxury. 

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1) Stoneridge Estate

Just a quick jaunt from Queenstown’s city centre is a unique alpine landscape evocative of a quaint English village. Three properties are on site and from the moment you ascend the driveway, you’ll be in awe (as many guests are) of the haven you’re about to call home for the next little while. Vines connect to the shores of Lake Hayes (wedged behind main Lake Wakatipu) with impeccable views from the intimate Lodge, private Cottage, and ultra-fine Retreat accommodation. Spend your days at the Estate’s cellar door for wine tastings with delectable nibbles to match. 

Address: 756 Lake Hayes - Arrow Junction Highway, RD 1, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand | Website: | Phone: +64 3 442 1021 | Email: | Instagram: @stoneridgeestate | Facebook: Stoneridge Estate

2) The Carlin Boutique Hotel

A breath of fresh air – the seven-story terraced hotel overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the newly built, Carlin Boutique Hotel. You could say they don’t have more luxury to spare when their seven-bedroom penthouse suite has been crowned the largest in the southern hemisphere. Nevertheless, levitate from your private spa onto an outdoor massage bed where a soft gaze towards parallel mountains invites mere goosebumps. 

Address: 43 Hallenstein Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand | Website: The Carlin  | Phone: +64 3 222 7546 | Email: | Instagram: @thecarlinhotel | Facebook: The Carlin Hotel

3) QT

Renowned luxury delivered by QT Hotels across Australia reserves a slice of superior luxury for its Queenstown guests. The divine alpine surroundings engulf Lake Wakatipu, serving indulgence from dawn to après-ski. Crisp views aren’t just limited to the mountain peaks – all rooms boast fresh interiors – perhaps a perfect reason to stay a little longer? Offers for lengthier stays are an incentive, even more for QT members. So be sure to home on in for peak pleasure. 

Address: 30 Brunswick Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand | Website: QT Queenstown | Phone: +64 3 450 3450 | Email: | Instagram: @qt_hotels | Facebook: QT Queenstown

4) The Cottages

Become bewitched by the mesmerising views of Lake Hayes from one of five charming Cottages, just 10 minutes from bustling Queenstown. Conveniently located, The Cottages have direct access to Queenstown Trail traversing 130km –hop straight on a bike to explore the area of depart by foot. If you’d rather stay cosy, your choices are plentiful too; pay a visit to the boutique theatre nearby where velvet curtains and cheese boards will have you transported to a film fantasy.

Address: Threepwood 4 Marshall Avenue Lake Hayes Queenstown 9371 | Website: The Cottages | Phone: +64 2 180 5224 | Email: | Instagram: @qtcottages | Facebook: The Cottages at Lake Hayes

5) Platinum Villas 

Say hello to your new home because these Platinum Villas come with all the luxury perks that will make it hard for you to leave. Right in the heart of Queenstown, you have everything for all your grocery needs (which can be delivered directly to your villa), ski gear (delivered and fitted in the comfort of your villa), plus your own private chef (just to name a few). Guests have only left raging reviews about either their alpine or lake view three-bedroom villa; perfect for a family escape or simply a bunch of ski heads. 

Address: 96 Fernhill Road, Queenstown, New Zealand | Website: |Phone: +64 3 746 7700 | Email: | Instagram: @platinumvillas Facebook: Platinum Queenstown

6) Hotel St. Moritz 

An alpine residence in the heart of Queenstown with a dash of Swiss charm–truly a warm delight. True European-style elegance is joined by splendid views of Lake Wakatipu while undulating mountaintops make for the most idyllic backdrop. Hit the slopes during the day then return to a woodfire pizza from Lombardi Restaurant. Slumber is high priority at St. Moritz, with differing rooms and suits to win you over–not a place for mediocrity, that’s for sure. 

Address: 10/18 Brunswick St 9300 Queenstown | Website: | Phone: +64 3 442 4990 |  Email: | Instagram: @hotelstmoritz | Facebook: Hotel St. Moritz Queenstown


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