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
Parking on site
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Designer digs in downtown Queenstown with an award-winning spa and killer mountain views
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.