Queenstown is often regarded as the adventure capital of New Zealand, and it remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. There is so much to do and see in and around Queenstown that it usually means that visitors will need to spend a good couple of days or weeks to cover it all.
Thankfully, when it comes to accommodation, there are plenty of options available for tourists.
Azur Lodge consists of a number of private villas, which themselves are set in the beautiful Sunshine Bay. It offers incredible views of Lake Wakatipu, as long as a private shuttle service, which provides transfers from the lodge itself to some of the more popular restaurants and shops in the area – only a 5 minute drive in total.
Each one of the villas comes completely with a king bed, as well as plenty of windows to get a great view of the surrounding area. An LCD, fireplace, and minibar can also be found in the villas, and every morning a breakfast is served to either the room or to the main lodge. It’s one of the most highly-rated and well-known places to start in Queenstown.
Hulbert House Boutique Lodge is very well-known among the locals. The lodge is a restored Victoria-era villa that can be found half a kilometre from the centre of the town. When arriving to stay, guests have access to secure parking as well as free Wi-Fi. There are 6 luxury rooms, all of them with unique decoration and furnishings, and offering views of the local Lake Wakatipu.
In each suite, guests can expect to find everything from Egyptian cotton duvets to commercial coffee grinders with high quality coffee beans at their disposal. Breakfasts consist of home-made breads, along with free range eggs, bacon, as well as an assortment of other goodies, most which is made right there in the hotel from scratch.
Another lodge situated right on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers everything from villas to luxury suites, each offering a truly unspoilt view of the surrounding lake and mountains. Breakfasts, gourmet dinners, and snacks of all shapes and sizes are on offer for guests, along with a minibar that can be found in the room. The lodge also comes with a day spa as well as an outdoor infinity pool (which also happens to be heated), and a fitness centre with all the equipment one could need.
Guests can also expect to have access to free Wi-Fi, a private patio, a fireplace, a walk-in wardrobe, an air conditioning unit, a large LCD television, and much more, great to relax for the night with a series, a mobile casinos Canada game, or just to watch the stars. Set just a few minutes from central Queenstown and 15 minutes from the airport, this is among one of the best places to stay while still having access to the town and the many adventures that are on offer around it.