You’re spoiled for choice for places to stay in Queenstown, especially for luxury travelers, and it’s a great place to base yourself for a few days while exploring the bottom of the South Island. There’s a disproportionate number of award-winning Queenstown luxury accommodation, whether you prefer to be within walking distance of town or are looking for a secluded hideaway.
Feel free to contact us for a personal recommendation and we’re happy to book your stay for you. Here are some of our top picks:
Central Queenstown Luxury Accommodation
A stylish 19-room boutique hotel that’s great value and an easy walk into town. The friendly staff host pre-dinner drinks & nibbles each night and cooked breakfast is available in the dining room.
A luxury boutique hotel with French flair, offering exceptional personalised service with 82 luxurious rooms, suites and penthouses. Enjoy 2 levels of restaurants, bars and boutique retail, and complement the exclusive experience at the award-winning LeSpa.
Located lakefront in the heart of Queenstown’s café and restaurant precinct with 5 luxurious suites, 4 lakefront apartments as well as a private villa. Features lake views and an intimate restaurant & bar.
Located in the heart of Queenstown’s shopping and nightlife district, this contemporary boutique hotel’s 10 suites feature sophisticated design and excellent cocktails in the cozy bar below.
Luxury accommodation just outside of Queenstown
Secluded elegance located less than a 10-minute drive from town. Facilities include a full service spa, infinity swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness centre to complement 12 luxurious guest rooms and 4 suites in the main lodge, with 8 outlying cottages and a cottage fit for a (future) king.
Located near the airport with views out over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables. Choice of restaurants, indoor pool, spa facilities and water taxi that leaves from the dock into town several times a day.
There are 60 hotel rooms and 90 luxurious apartments all with private balconies to take advantage of lake and mountain views. It’s about a 20 minute stroll into town along the lake or courtesy shuttle available as well as gym and fine dining restaurant.
Tucked away high on a private hillside a few minutes drive from town, it features 9 freestanding villas with dining room and guest lounge in the main lodge.
Set across 500 acres near Arrowtown, Millbrook offers a variety of options from studio rooms to four-bedroom homes. Indoor pool, spa center, gym and choice of restaurants in a country club setting.
Luxury lodges within an hour’s drive of Queenstown
It’s not hard to see why this elegantly rustic lodge is consistently recognised as one of the world’s best. Located in a pristine settting near Glenorchy, about 45 minutes drive from Queenstown, the main lodge features 5 rooms and 3 lodge suites as well as four chalet suites with all the amenities you’d expect.
Aro Hā is a first-of-its-kind retreat centre, fusing advanced eco accommodation, permaculture based self-sufficiency, and world-class results-oriented programming including nutrient dense vegetarian cuisine, yoga, healing bodywork, and opportunities for mindfulness & introspection.