Very Good 1724 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A signature Maori spa treatment at award-winning LeSpa
  • Prime skiing near Lake Wakapitu
  • Cozying up with a cocktail by an open fire at Nue Lounge

What To Know

  • The hotel is five miles from Queenstown International Airport
  • WiFi costs extra
  • Check-in starts at 2pm
  • A babysitting service is available upon request


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Designer digs in downtown Queenstown with an award-winning spa and killer mountain views

The Lowdown

Award-winning Sofitel Queenstown is a five-star modernist stay with an epic mountain backdrop and sweeping views of Lake Wakapitu. Steps from New Zealand’s choicest ski slopes, and within easy reach of some superb wineries, this striking, 6-story building is a longstanding local landmark. The 82 rooms are large (441 square feet) with wood-paneled walls, Art Deco-style furniture and super-comfy Sofitel MyBeds. The swank, marble-clad bathrooms are similarly spacious, with spa bathtubs and walk-in rain showers. Prepare for a day on the slopes with a hearty breakfast at Parisian-style Left Bank Café; or treat friends to a private dinner at The Cellar, an intimate space with coffee-colored marble walls and a prodigious wine list. Relax at LeSpa’s hammam steam room or in the oversized cedar wood hot tub; then choose from a host of relaxing treatments, including the signature Manuka Honey Facial. In the evening, curl up with a martini in Nue Lounge, a low-lit bar with a roaring open fire.

In the Area

Queenstown is one of the adventure capitals of the world. There’s world-class skiing and snowboarding from June to October, and tons of adrenaline-pumping activities all year round: bungee jumping, skydiving and white water rafting, to name but a few. There are plenty of wine-tasting opportunities, too. Venture deep into Central Ortago (where the Lord Of The Rings trilogy was filmed) and you’ll find some of the world’s best cool climate wines. Stop for lunch at Northburn a high country sheep station and vineyard; then visit nearby Cromwell, a lakeside gold town originally built in the 1860s.

How to Get There

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
8 Duke Street
Queenstown, 9300 New Zealand


4.5 Very Good 1724 Reviews
First Class Hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

The room was large and very well appointed. Larger than most hotels we have stayed in. Had everything you could want along with a Nespresso machine. The service was impeccable and every single member of staff made us feel welcomed and special. The Left Bank Cafe was perfect for dinner again top service and the food was spot on.
The Sofitel is in the best position close to everything including the Gondola.
Would absolutely stay again.

Simply Outstanding
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I have just returned from our 7night stay here and couldn't be happier with our stay. From the moment we checked in to the moment we left it was amazing. Room was spacious and had a nice view from 521 looking out towards the lake and the mountains. It really was the perfect way to celebrate 10yrs together. Location is as close to everything as you could ask for. Will be certain to return again when in town.

Good place and centric
Reviewed 6 days ago

The hotel is centric and perfect for walking about Queenstown. The rooms and bathrooms are big and spacious, the bathroom has a great tub with TV in the bathroom! gym could be better...

The breakfast is ok, a little bit long on the wait!

Lovely hotel!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sofitel Queenstown is a lovely hotel. We were gratefully upgraded to the high floor (6th) with a lovely view over the lake and town. Very comfortable room - heated bathroom floor, big bath with TV. Great location. So close to lots of shops and restaurants.All the staff we encountered were really friendly.

Their breakfast prices were out of our budget, so we had the $10 all day breakfast at Red Rock, just on the corner.

We've been to Queenstown a number of times, and this is the first time we've stayed at the Sofitel. If you can get a good rate, it's a really nice option. Highly recommended.

Pleasant and picturesque
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location, very clean and comfortable. Staff were pleasant and easy to deal with. French restaurant on premises was convenient with excellent staff and food of a reasonable quality. Room service pleasant staff make Dee up order. Overall a good hotel.