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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

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

Reviews

Top notch stay
B6199IWrichardw

Amazing stay staff very friendly and helpful injoy a good laugh very professional, rooms very clean great turn down services in evenings great room service couldn't fault will be back best position in the middle of town

A little luxury in Queenstown!
McMurph007

As expected with the Sofitel, this stay was exceptional. Room was superb and staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome! Located right in the heart of the town centre. Quiet, comfortable and very well appointed. Ate in the hotel restaurant. Food was of high quality and reasonably priced as we are Accor Club members. Highly recommend this hotel and will stay here again next visit!

Faultless
dj12015

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights in celebration of our 10th anniversary. We had a standard room (325), but it was clean, very spacious and comfortable. The service is excellent. I have travelled a lot for work and stayed at many standard hotels, so all the little extras like a coffee machine, decent sized TV, extra towels, turn down service were a great novelty. Perhaps if you fancy yourself a connoisseur of luxury hotels then maybe you'd find something to complain about, but I could find nothing. The location is perfect. It may not be lake view, but it's minutes walk from everything.

What we appreciated most was the quality of service. Executive chef Jorg Penneke designed a custom menu ahead of time to meet our dietary requirements and preferences (I have Coeliacs Disease and we're both vegan) that was simply superb. Everyone was friendly and accommodating and went out of their way to make us and everyone else feel comfortable. I witnessed and overheard a number of incidents where staff went out of their way to make sure guests were happy.

If you're the sort of person who appreciates the occasional splash of luxury and is grateful for good service, you will not be disappointed here.