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Lakeside Motel

18 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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#61 of 67 hotels in Queenstown
Lakeside Motel is located across St Omers Park, a 3-minute walk from Central Queenstown. It offers self-contained lakefront accommodation with a full kitchen. Free on-site parking is provided. Guests can enjoy splendid views of mountain and lake from their room. The attached kitchen is equipped with a stove, a fridge, kitchenware and an oven. Amenities include electric blankets and cable TV. The staff at the tour desk can assist with booking local activities like jet boating, bungee jumping, kayaking, lake cruises and wine tours. Wi-Fi is available at a cost. Motel Lakeside is a 10-minute walk from Queenstown Gardens and a 15-minute walk from Queenstown Gondola. It is within a 20-minute drive of Queenstown International Airport and Arrowtown. Coronet Peak Ski Area is a 30-minute drive away.
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18 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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fussy125 wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand21 contributions28 helpful votes
Although this motel has a great location it is very very tired. It's probably fine as a cheap backpackers but it wasn't a cheap motel...after deciding not to stay we found another really nice motel for the same price
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rod Y wrote a review Oct 2020
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We stayed for 2 nights in a bottom floor unit (unit 2) that had a refurbished bathroom. Room was very cramped with a King and a Queen bed crammed in and nowhere comfortable to sit. Lighting was poor and only two tv channels. Power supply in the kitchen was inappropriate. The unit was clean, with good towels etc and the desk staff were very helpful. The unit needs refurbishing (other than the bathroom)
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Date of stay: October 2020
Kaylee A wrote a review Jul 2020
Timaru, New Zealand27 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed in a 2 bedroom family room (top floor) in the July school holidays. The accommodation was cheap for 2 nights so we didn’t expect much so were quite surprised by the view! It looks straight over the lake. The unit was clean and tidy however was quite dated and in need of an upgrade. It was a shame that there were only 2 TV stations! And a few dated DVDs only available. Car parking was quite small so we were happy that it was only a 3 min walk into town so we didn’t need to move it. Overall it was a good experience we just hope that these are updated in the future as they are in a great location for families!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Endicott_Redbird wrote a review Apr 2020
Omaha, Nebraska48 contributions22 helpful votes
Very basic, but clean and large rooms with a beautiful view of Lake Wakatipu. Easy walking distance to all the restaurants and attractions of Queenstown. There is a hostel just behind the motel and some motel rooms can be noisy until these lodgers wear out. The reception staff was very accommodating to changes that needed to be made in our reservation because of new travel restrictions.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Lower floors and away from the stairs to the hostel are best.
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Kim C wrote a review Jul 2019
Perth, Australia98 contributions25 helpful votes
What an awesome place to stay Right price clean comfortable a bit dated but cooking facilities bathroom was freshly refurbished and modern If It was summer you could just sit on shared balcony and stare at the view
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from QueenstownLakefront, Front Office Manager at Lakeside Motel
Responded 28 Jul 2019
Hi Kim, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and our view. We hope to see you come back soon, especially in the summer to use the balcony. Kindest regards, Catherine
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lakeside Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Lakeside Motel?
Nearby attractions include Fear Factory Queenstown (0.4 km), Thrillzone (0.4 km), and Minus 5° ICE BAR (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lakeside Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, internet access, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Lakeside Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Lakeside Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lakeside Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Perky's - Floating Bar Queenstown, The Taj Indian Kitchen, and Mrs Ferg Beach Street.
Is Lakeside Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Queenstown.
Are there any historical sites close to Lakeside Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vesta Design Boutique (0.6 km) and One Mile Power House (0.07 km).
Does Lakeside Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.