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Esplanade Queenstown

58-76 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 67 hotels in Queenstown
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Car park
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Popular mentions
Theporterhousecrew wrote a review Jul 2021
5 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Staysouth Queenstown, Agency / Consultant at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 3 weeks ago
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
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918guyw wrote a review Jun 2021
48 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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
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Alastair B wrote a review Apr 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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
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Toni W wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
We stayed in unit 12. Very clean and well presented. Gas fire was the best early morning and night. Great location, only downside is if you are not up to walking into shopping area getting a park in town is an adventure in itself. Very handy that there is parking for 2 vehicles out the back. Would love to stay again in the future. Only thing if I was to be picky was maybe a freshen up with new carpet and paint in the future. Awesome weekend with friends in Queenstown.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Other travellers had mentioned that road side bedroom was noisey...after 10pm the traffic slows...
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Response from Staysouth Queenstown, Agency / Consultant at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 1 Apr 2021
Kia Ora ToniW1330, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at The Esplanade Queenstown. We're thrilled to hear you all loved the apartment and we couldn't agree more that the fireplace is an excellent feature, even more so as we approach the colder winter months. We have taken your point regarding the freshening up on the carpet and paint and will investigate further. Thanks again, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to Queenstown and The Esplanade in the not so distant future. Kind regards, The Team at Staysouth
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Christine W wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
The property was very large, and it had all amenities and a lovely walk along the lake to Queenstown. If you are traveling and need a self contained Villa this is a perfect property to spend time in Queenstown with family and friends.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Sonya Archibald, Owner at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 2 Feb 2021
Hello R1087WXchristinew Thank you for your feedback, which we're delighted to receive! Its wonderful to read that you enjoyed the amenities, size and location being close to town of your apartment, making for a perfect holiday! Thank you also for recommending the villas to others. We look forward to a possible future visit from you again Kind Regards From The Staysouth Team
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US$276 - US$564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionQueenstown
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Frequently Asked Questions about Esplanade Queenstown
Which popular attractions are close to Esplanade Queenstown?
Nearby attractions include Skyline Queenstown (1.0 km), iFLY 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 babysitting.
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, Blue Kanu, and Margo's Queenstown.
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.