Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown – MGallery Collection
What We Love
- The comforts of an urban hotel with the beauty of a mountain lodge
- Dramatic setting on Lake Wakatipu with views to the Remarkable Mountains
- The steamy hot tub garden
What To Know
- There’s a parking fee of $12 per night
- In-room WiFi costs around $8 for 2 hours; high-speed Internet (wired) costs around $24 for 24 hours
- There’s a rollaway bed fee of $48 per night
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This stunning property on pristine Lake Wakatipu close to Queenstown’s bars and restaurants offers something for stylish urbanites and outdoorsy types alike with stone fireplaces, wood beams and rustic chandeliers. The 142 comfortable rooms and suites have balconies to help you make the most of the dramatic vistas. Inside, they’re decorated in neutral shades with restrained use of gem-inspired hues. The Lombardy Restaurant, which serves international dishes, has bold black and white striped chairs and a central wood-paneled bar; The Library is a quieter area with comfy leather seats where guests can curl up and read. Other highlights include a hot tub garden straight out of the Swiss Alps.
In the Area
Brunswick Street, which runs along Queenstown’s Lake Esplanade, is well placed for Queenstown Beach — a summer hotspot on the edge of crystal clear waters. Go kayaking, take a jetboat ride or book a more leisurely cruise on the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steam ship that dates back to 1912. It’s a short walk to the resort town’s restaurants and bars, including Barmuda, which has a courtyard fireplace for chilly evenings. It’s when the temperatures drop (June to October), that the party scene really gets going thanks to the four excellent ski resorts within easy reach.
How to Get There
My wife and I recently stayed at this hotel on our honeymoon in November and had a great experience. We reserved one of the Alpine Suites with a lake view and balcony that offered great views of Queenstown, the Remarkables, and the lake. Our room was very clean upon arrival and we appreciated their coffee and room service options. We also went to Lombardi for dinner one night and were impressed by the food (highly recommend the lasagna). Overall we had a fantastic stay at St. Moritz and would highly recommend this hotel to future travelers.
I have recently stayed at the Hotel St Moritz and my experience was amazing. The room was comfortable and quite spacious. Loved the Molton Brown amenities! The hotel gives the real feel of a mountain chalet! The restaurant Lombardi serves the most delicious food I have ever tasted. My compliments to the chef! The restaurant has also the most breath-taking view over Wakatipu lake and the surrounding hills! It is the perfect view for an amazing dinner! The location if perfect for exploring Queenstown, just a short walk to the centre of town. I would suggest some improvements for the breakfast service as food sometimes is not promptly replenished on the buffet and trays are left empty for quite a while; each guest should be shown to the table and asked for their option of tea or coffee; a more extensive room service menu should be introduced to increase each guest's comfort. Also the hotel entrance should have a concierge or valet at all times to welcome each guest, help with baggage and show the front desk. These few details would certainly enhance the 5 experience. It was an excellent stay and I would like to thank all the staff. Everyone was very friendly and always willing to help.
This hotel and trip to Queenstown / Milford Sound was to be the highlight of our New Zealand vacation. We booked a room with a view and balcony, one of the best rooms in the hotel. Let me tell you, the view did not disappoint.
The hotel’s common areas are small/limited and often it looked like there was only a skeleton crew on staff, one person at the front desk, no one at the valet desk, etc. The bar and restaurant is located that it has a nice view, except the bar is too large and the restaurant too small, they need to rethink the space allocation.
Also, as a mid-tier loyalty club member they did nothing to make us feel welcome or appreciated. We expected more from a 5-star hotel.
We absolutely loved this hotel, for several reasons. First, the view on the lake side is amazing. We sat several evenings and just watched the mountains from our room. The room was elegantly turned out and very comfortable for us (we had booked far ahead and were rewarded with an end room on floor 5 which was just grand). The hotel staff was incredible and went beyond normal help – they even assisted me by sending something that did not fit into my case – all without batting an eye. We also liked the location – a bit out of the craziness of downtown (where bars can be open until 5 am), and up a long hill (which we loved to climb on our many trips walking into town). We cannot wait to return.
It was a short trip from Wellington to Queenstown just to have some relaxing time away from the busy daily life. We used to live in QT so didn't want to do much of activities but just wanted to have some quiet relaxing time. Stayed 1 night at the Hilton and decided to stay in town for a 1 night which was at St Moritz. When we came back to the hotel at around 10pm we heard the noise from the upstairs but we thoght it would finish soon and didn't want to make a fuss about it so just went to bed but my husband and I had to wake up at 6 in the morning by noise from the upstair. Noise like,, dragging chairs, somebody walking in heels,, Vacumming..I guess they were preparing breakfast? . Had to made a phone call to complain and we found that it was from the restaurant upstairs. Our room was on the level 3 and the restaurant, the reception was on the level 4. Also the staffs at the hotel they were aware of this issue. Apparentely, they had received complains regarding this. We paid almost NZD400 for a 1 night ,planning to wake up just before the check out. It was absolutely terrible to wake up 6 in the morning on holiday. The receptionist tried to give free breakfast or late check out to make up but nothing made us feel satisfied so declined her offer. That was not what we wanted. I hope the management read this carefully and take some action soon. This is ongoing problem and you guys are aware of this. Thank you