Esplanade Queenstown
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

Esplanade Queenstown

58-76 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
Traveller (55)
Master bedroom
Room & Suite (21)
Kitchen
Dining (6)

View prices for your travel dates

$1,129
Get rewarded with One Key
$1,110
Get rewarded with One Key
$1,122
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.

About

4.5
#23 of 66 hotels in Queenstown
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
Across the Esplanade from Lake Wakatipu, these luxury 3-bedroom villas are perfect for any season. Downtown Queenstown, with all its restaurants and shops is only a short five-minute stroll along the lake shore. Fabulous for those with young children as there is a playground in the park directly in front of the complex and each villa has its own private courtyard – which allows children to play outside yet be off the road and safe from traffic and if travelling by car, a private garage at the back of the villa it very easy to drop groceries (and the children) at the back door before putting the car away for the night! Inside; enjoy a bottle of local Pinot Noir in front of the large gas fire in the sitting room, dine alfresco in the courtyard or relax and soak up the holiday feel in Queenstown in the large bath in the master en-suite bathroom overlooking the lake...Each villa's ground floor comprises a fully equipped kitchen, dining and sitting room with a large flat screen TV, DVD/CD player and radio. TV coverage is digital Sky with all channels available for viewing. Upstairs, the three bedrooms: - master bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom and other two bedrooms with shared second bathroom. A maximum of 6 guests can be accommodated with a bed configuration to suit 4 singles OR 3 couples OR 2 couples and 2 singles. Also available, upon request are portacots, high chairs and stair safety-gates if travelling with infants (POA). Each villa also has a laundry with washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board.No keys are required for the villas - access is by digital key-pad, making access easy, simple and convenient.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Boating
Hiking
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Car park
Wifi
Horseback riding
Skiing
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Fireplace
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Dishwasher
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

58-76 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
197Reviews1Q+A41Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 154
  • 33
  • 6
  • 2
  • 2
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Detailed Reviews
teresa d wrote a review Jan 2020
Adelaide, Australia32 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really well decorated, great views, great facilities, 10 minute walk to city centre. Best Bed - so comfortable and great view. 3 Bedrooms. We stayed in Apartment number 8 and I would recommend this one. I believe all the apartments are decorated differently. They also were really generous with their dishwasher liquid, washing machine powder etc. As the apartment is on the front road around the lake it was a bit noisy in the front main bedroom but it dod not worry me too much. If you want total quiet you may need to select an apartment further up the hill.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from StaysouthManager, Reservations at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Hi 329teresad, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us at The Esplanade Queenstown. We're thrilled to hear you all loved the location, only a short walk to the town centre, that the beds were ultra comfortable and the apartment was well provisioned. We very much hope to welcome you back to Queenstown and The Esplanade sometime in the near future. Kind regards , The Team at Staysouth
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
jacaranda0 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney70 contributions79 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location: 10 min walk to Fergburger/Centre of the town. By the busy road, which makes master bedroom and living room quite noisy. Lake and small playground across the road for the little ones to enjoy (just be careful to cross the road).
Garage: very tight. Any bigger than a small SUV may not fit. The car space outside the door is also tight, so if you have a neighbor who takes up too much space, you are in trouble.
There is NO AIRCONDITIONING in these villas other than villa 14/15(?) (the very end one). It had been hot when we got there south was not pleasant. For the price you pay for the accommodation, please consider installing air conditioning. Fans are in each room but they were not sufficient.
Downstairs: living room and kitchen. Great, spacious. Please individualize the manual that are present in each villa. The instruction for appliances or air com remote are not applicable and not helpful
Upstairs: 2 bedrooms facing hill (quieter) and master facing the road. Bathrooms are spacious. However, there was a loose lightbulb in one of the drawers in the bathroom, leaky shower head in master en-suite. The TV in the master could be bigger, my desktop monitor is bigger that what was there.
Overall comfortable stay, but you can start to notice age on the walls and fixtures.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for villa with air con (nearest to Rydges)
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from StaysouthManager, Front Office Manager at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Hi jacaranda0 Thank you for your feedback. We are constantly working on ways to better our services and the facilities for our guests. We do pride ourselves on our customer's satisfaction and very much value all of our guest's feedback. So we're delighted to read you've had a fantastic, comfortable stay. We hope to have you back to stay again in the future Kind Regards The Staysouth Team
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Theporterhousecrew wrote a review Jul 2021
5 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at Esplanade now for many, many years, primarily due to their location, quality and the service of the StaySouth team. Nothing is ever too much trouble for StaySouth, they are always there to help and have the villas looking perfect at all times. We can no recommend the StaySouth Esplanade Apartments high enough or the service we received before arrival, during our stay and even after our stay.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Staysouth Queenstown, Agency / Consultant at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 13 Jul 2021
Kia Ora Theporterhousecrew, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Esplanade Queenstown. We're humbled by your kind words and are thrilled to hear you've loved every stay you've had with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not-so-distant future. Safe travels and kind regards, The Team at Staysouth
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
tdonc8 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia204 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with kitchen and laundry was well appointed but the best thing was it was a 5 min, flat walk along the lake into the town centre.

Included wifi and smart tv. The only complaint was the non-master bedrooms didn’t have air con. They do have fans.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from StaysouthManager, Reservations at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Hi tdonc8, Thank you for taking the time to review The Esplanade Queenstown. The location of these villas is indeed one of the many great attributes, this coupled with them being well equipped makes them ideal bases for short term holiday makers. We're sorry to hear you were slightly unfulfilled with the lack of aircon in the second bedroom and sincerely hope the fan did enough to keep you and your family cool on those slightly warmer summer nights. Thanks again and we very much hope to welcome you back to Queenstown and The Esplanade sometime in the near future. Kind regards, The Team at Staysouth
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Andre Syben wrote a review Jul 2020
12 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely outstanding apartment , modern , ultra clean , warm , it does not get any better . All communication was informative and on time , we arrived in the dark and the instructions to enter were easy to navigate , the heat pumps were on , under floor heating going , after a long drive it was pure bliss . It's so close to town yet quiet and the views outstanding . Every thing you need is in the apartment , the attention to detail is the best we have ever experienced and we travel a lot . Well worth the money.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Sonya Archibald, Owner at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 3 Aug 2020
Dear Andrenewzealand Thanks for taking the time to give us such wonderful feedback on your stay with us at The Esplanade Queenstown. We're thrilled to hear your first impression on arrival was so good - our team does everything possible to prepare the apartment to an excellent standard so its inviting and comfortable right from arrival until you check out. Great to read you also loved the location, only a short walk to the town centre, and that the apartment was well provisioned and quiet. We very much hope to welcome you back to Queenstown and Esplanade Queenstown sometime in the near future. Kind regards , From The Team at Staysouth
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
StuB2 wrote a review Apr 2023
Sydney, Australia32 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A convenient location for a visit to Queenstown. We were a family group of 2 grandparents, our son and our grandson. The 3 bedrooms were perfect for our group and we just left the car parked at the back door on most days. We did the short walk to town a couple of times for activities, shops and restaurants. The views across Lake Wakatipu from the master bedroom were very relaxing with the boat cruises going past and an overnight fall of snow on the mountains. The inhouse washing machine and drying machine were greatly appreciatedfor cleaning our dirty clothes.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Staysouth Queenstown, Agency / Consultant at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 30 Apr 2023
Hi StuB2, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Esplanade Queenstown. We're thrilled by your kind words and love that our offering suited your party perfectly. Safe travels and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, The Team at Staysouth
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Alastair B wrote a review Apr 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Esplanade Apartments are ideally located for a 10min flat walk to town center.
great views of the lake and the fantastic TSS Earnslaw coming and going.

Nicely appointed bedrooms, lounge and kitchen.
a top experience for us all.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Staysouth Queenstown, Agency / Consultant at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 28 Apr 2021
Hi 684alastairb, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Esplanade Queenstown. We value your positive feedback and couldn't agree more that the apartments are in an ideal lakeside location and very well appointed. We very much hope to welcome you back to Queenstown and Esplanade Queenstown in the near future. Kind regards, The Team at Staysouth
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
918guyw wrote a review Jun 2021
47 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing accom with perfect walking access to the lovely lake and township.
Flat easy walking to all the great spots and 30m walk to a great play ground for the kids and another few steps to the lake to feed the ducks.
The accommodations was lovely and warm with all we needed in the depths of winter.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Staysouth Queenstown, Agency / Consultant at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 8 Jun 2021
Hi 918guyw, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Esplanade Queenstown. We couldn't agree more that the Esplanade apartments are fantastic in the winter and in the perfect location being only a short stroll to the town centre. We wish you safe onward travel and hope to welcome you back to Queenstown in the not-so-distant future. Kind regards, The team at Staysouth
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Ashok Poduval wrote a review Feb 2024
Palmerston North, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staysouth properties are an excellent provider. We stayed in Villa 10. The property is in excellent condition with all amenities available. It is a 5-minute walk from town, which makes it very handy without the inconvenience of having to drive to town and find parking.
Communication from Staysouth was timely and detailed. I would not hesitate to recommend Esplanade Queenstown
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Tim W wrote a review Aug 2020
Takapuna2 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The unit was cold even though there was a fire but not effective. No outdoor cover so you got wet trying to access the door with the keypad. Electric blankets did not work correctly. Hot water ran out frequently as just my wife and daughter and myself after 2 showers there was no hot water left. Very disappointing as the cost of $500 per day we expected better. A a less cost motel could have done better!!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Sonya Archibald, Owner at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 3 Aug 2020
Hello Tishi Thank you for your review which we are disappointed to receive Our Admin and Operations Teams work hard 7 days a week to offer guest support 8am - 8pm and certainly would have attended to address the issue with the electric blankets and hot water at least had we been advised. Each villa has underfloor heating, a gas fire, electric blankets in addition to supplementary free standing heaters in each bedroom. We regularly liaise with each individual apartment owner to discuss / inform of any such feedback and ways we might improve the amenities and services. Our aim for each and every guest is to provide a comfortable home away from home experience and we apologise this was not the case for you. Kind Regards From The Staysouth Team
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Pipsthewhips asked a question Dec 2017
Sydney, Australia
Are the villas serviced daily?
Queenstown, New Zealand8 contributions
The standard rate includes an exit clean, and a mid-stay service if your stay is 8 nights or more. More frequent services are available at an additional cost.
Sightseer53259002621 wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"SAVE YOUR MONEY and go somewhere else! Absolutely filthy place with toxic smells. "
Read full review
Toni W wrote a tip Mar 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Other travellers had mentioned that road side bedroom was noisey...after 10pm the traffic slows right down. Didnt notice at all road noise."
Read full review
jacaranda0 wrote a tip Jan 2020
Sydney70 contributions79 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for villa with air con (nearest to Rydges)"
Read full review
shaun956 wrote a tip Jan 2020
Southport, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Facilities can't really be improved on. If a vacuum cleaner had been available it would have been handy. "
Read full review
Christie B wrote a tip Dec 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The main bedroom was a little noisy throughout the day as it is situated on a main road, but it didn't effect us during the night."
Read full review
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Queenstown area.
PRICE RANGE
$672 - $1,100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Esplanade Residence
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionQueenstown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

ESPLANADE QUEENSTOWN - Hotel Reviews & Price Comparison - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Esplanade Queenstown
Which popular attractions are close to Esplanade Queenstown?
Nearby attractions include Skyline Queenstown (1.0 km), iFLY Indoor Skydiving Queenstown (0.8 km), and Escape Quest Queenstown (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Esplanade Queenstown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Esplanade Queenstown?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
Is parking available at Esplanade Queenstown?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Esplanade Queenstown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fogo Brazilian BBQ Experience, Perky's - Floating Bar Queenstown, and The Taj Indian Kitchen.
Are any cleaning services offered at Esplanade Queenstown?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Esplanade Queenstown?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vesta Design Boutique (0.9 km) and One Mile Power House (0.4 km).
Does Esplanade Queenstown have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
All Queenstown HotelsQueenstown Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in QueenstownHotels near Esplanade Queenstown
Things to DoRestaurantsFlightsHoliday HomesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire