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Esplanade Queenstown

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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)
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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The Esplanade Apartments are located a short walk from town making them quiet at night but very convenient for everything that downtown Queenstown has to offer and their lakeside position provides such a wonderful view to wake up to! The beds (we had king size in each room) are
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Response from StaysouthManager, Front Office Manager at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded yesterday
Thank you PapaStefano for your comprehensive review and recommendations - very valuable for other travellers researching apartments that best fit their needs. It is so pleasing to read that you found the beds to be very comfortable, the apartment to be spacious, warm and well provisioned as well as close to all the wonderful activities and restaurants that downtown Queenstown offers. We very much appreciate your recommenadation to othes and would love to have you back again in the future. Kind Regards THE TEAM AT STAYSOUTH
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We all really enjoyed our stay at The Esplanade! Home away from home!! Awesome location and view Comfortable beds, very well equipped kitchen and spacious. Children enjoyed the playground across the road. Michele
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Response from StaysouthManager, Front Office Manager at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Michele for taking the time to post your comments and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. Always a pleasure reading that guests have felt they are staying in a "Home away from Home". We hope you choose to stay with us again if you plan to visit Queenstown again in the future. Kind Regards, from THE RESERVATIONS TEAM
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We rented two townhouses for a family of 7 for the Christmas week and the apartments were well located, spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. While a little expensive, this accommodation was worth every cent.
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Response from StaysouthManager, General Manager at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 3 Feb 2019
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we appreciate all that our guests have to say. Unlike most management companies, we have our own housekeeping team so we do try to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness in all our properties, we will be sure to pass on your praise to the team. Thanks again.
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This was our 3rd year to QT to support hubby & friends doing the half/full marathons. Our stay at the Esplanade was one of the best to date! Beautiful, comfortable and spacious, the villa had everything we needed for 2 couples and 2 singles. The location, with an easy walk into
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Response from StaysouthManager, General Manager at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 3 Feb 2019
Not sure all guests thought snow in November was so great, but are glad you did, very pleased it didn;t snow on the day of the marathon, and hope all those who did the marathon had a good run! Thank you for the positive feedback, we hope to see you again, perhaps this year for the Marathon again? Please contact us direct prior to booking, as we do offer our loyal guests a discount off the published online rates...
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We stayed her with our 2 older children for 5 nights and the accommodation and location was perfect! Everyone had their own bedrooms. The kitchen was great to be able to prepare our own breakfasts each morning. The lounge area very comfortable with choice of cable tv or using
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Response from StaysouthManager, General Manager at Esplanade Queenstown
Responded 3 Feb 2019
WOW, thank you for the positive review and for taking the time to post it. We love hearing from our guests, and even better that the villa was all you expected, needed and were looking for. We also love welcoming back return guests, so please ensure you contact us direct on info@staysouth.com prior to booking again as we offer a loyal guest discount to the rates available online...
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Master bedroom
Lakeside view across the road from apartment.
View from living area
Living room
Are the villas serviced daily?
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.
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"Spacious rooms. Beds are very comfortable"
"Any of these rooms are great. All the same."
"Some properties appear to have a BBQ, ours didn't, next time we will ask for one with a BBQ"
"All of the condos are the same."
"Great rooms"
US$403 - US$750 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Esplanade Residence
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionQueenstown
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