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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We stayed 3 nights in this very nice hotel. Room (3rd floor "lake view with balcony") was nicely done and bed very comfortable. View was fine, though I'm sure the higher floors had better views. The "balcony" was about 18" X 30" (literally), so don't expect
a lounge chair! There's really no alternative to the $35 NZD daily valet parking as nearby parking is very scarce and the hotel is uphill from the city.
Located a five minute walk from the main part of town, and up a small two block hike, we loved the location. Just high enough to garner commanding views of lake and mountains. Thoughtful that hotel provides free cab vouchers for return from town, but hill is quite insignificant and our vouchers went unused. Overall ambiance of hotel is high end ski lodge. On last morning, hot water didn't work -- boiler problem. Hotel staff didn't seem to be trained on what to do, understandably if this is rare occurrence. One woman was irate at front desk for not reducing room rate; I quietly asked them to comp breakfast which they readily did.
Hotel St Moritz has so much to offer the busy professional or leisure traveller - there are so many surprise amenities - it’s a great place to stay in Queenstown!
Centrally located with an upscale luxury experience which is complimented by the friendly and welcoming atmosphere and staff.
You get the feeling they’re continually trying to meet guest needs which results in a perfect stay where guests want for nothing because anything is possible - great work and can’t wait to book my next stay!