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Eichardt's Private Hotel

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#7 of 66 hotels in Queenstown
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Eichardt's Private Hotel provides fine accommodation in five luxurious Hotel Suites, four Lakefront Apartments, and the Eichardt's Residence, all located in the historic district on a premium lakefront position at the heart of Queenstown's cafe and restaurant precinct with some of the finest international shopping labels an easy stroll away. The Hotel reflects contemporary provincial elegance, its modern features in perfect harmony with the distinctive antiques and luxurious furnishings of this New Zealand icon. The Lakefront Apartments, just a few paces away from Eichardt's Private Hotel offer stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and nearby mountain ranges. The Residence, located on an elevated position, a few minutes walk from the hotel is set over three levels and offers three suites, each with large ensuite, movie theatre, full European kitchen, and three lakefacing balconies. Queenstown's premier lakefront address offers a welcoming and stylish environment for sampling mouth-watering creations and timeless cocktails. Eichardt's Bar oozes the warmth, comfort and style of this beautiful old hotel with amazing views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Luxury
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Larry G wrote a review Jan 2024
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan732 contributions672 helpful votes
We recently completed a two-week luxury tour of North and South New Zealand. It was wondrous in every aspect. We stayed at the best lodges including Huka, Cape Kidnappers, Otahuna, Matakauri, and Eichardt’s private hotel. For the ultimate experience, book your trip through Marchay. Now for the review! Located in the heart of downtown Queenstown overlooking Lake Wakatipu, this is a must stay hotel if you are traveling to Queenstown. Built in 1891, very intimate with 5 guest rooms, penthouse suite and off-location cottage. We had room #1, a beautiful suite with balcony overlooking the lake and busy tourist area, this is the room to book. The hotel features a nice bar however, as a hotel guest, you can enjoy complimentary canopies and drinks in the lodge room from 5:30-6:30 daily. And the room offers four whiskey’s 24/7 including Bowmore 12. Yum! The restaurant is excellent and perhaps makes the best onion soup. Everything was delicious. There are 120 restaurants downtown, all within a few minutes as the downtown area is sweet and compact. There is no gym but they provide access to the Queenstown gym five minutes away. There is a private treatment room, book in advance. The location is the best and it will remind you of Nantucket with bustling bistros, tourist traps, ice cream stores, boating tours, and street magicians. So much fun. Staff here is among the best and always ready for anything you want. Overall: One of the best hotels we have stayed and you can’t beat the location and service.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 1 is the best with the only private balcony.
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TravellingSMH wrote a review Dec 2023
Miami Beach, Florida574 contributions147 helpful votes
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The real question is why stay in Queenstown? But if you are and want to be in the middle of everything. Eichardt’s is a lovely spot with beautiful views of the lake. We would have preferred to stay just outside of town at the Rosewood property and come in for a meal or to walk around. That said—. Pros—Small boutique hotel, only 12 rooms, tastefully decorated and very comfortable and spacious. Friendly and very accommodating staff. Cons—drinks are served each night in the Parlor. I added a photo, dirty glasses were left overnight for over 12 hours, not what you would expect in a top rated luxury hotel. Queenstown was experiencing a problem with drinking water during our stay. The hotel staff was not very clear at first, that it was not safe to drink the water; that should have been made more clear. And on the first night, the air conditioning for the entire hotel was out, with little notice or explanation to the guests. It miraculously worked on the second night. No gym or fitness center on site. Noisy location, I felt were in Greenwich Village on a weekend night, so noisy you could not leave the windows open. Breakfast was fine, but not particularly special. We would not go back and would tell friends to consider other options.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Lake view rooms are best;
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Nryan2008 wrote a review Nov 2023
Chicago, Illinois177 contributions49 helpful votes
Charming hotel in the middle of everything in Queenstown. Exceptional customer service from checkin to dining. While it’s a busy area, the room was quiet at night. We had a lake view suite and it was well worth it. Spacious, cozy and comfortable. I was able to use a gym nearby using a hotel voucher which was convenient. We booked massages through the hotel. Mine was wonderful but unfortunately my husband’s therapist seemed to be inexperienced and he felt like it was a waste of time and money. I did specify experienced therapists in advance so unsure I would recommend unless you know you’ll get Michelle (mine). Would absolutely return and refer everyone there.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 11 was private and had great views
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Chanelle81 wrote a review Apr 2023
Berwick, Australia20 contributions6 helpful votes
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The most charming, welcoming, well-appointed hotel we have ever stayed at. It’s in a perfect location too, right in the centre of town and with breathtaking views of the lake. We stayed in the two bedroom apartment which was incredibly cosy and spacious with every luxury provided. Our family all particularly enjoyed the warm hospitality in the lounge of an afternoon which was a lovely way to top off the day.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The breakfast was also devine and make sure you have the seafood chowder at the Grille!
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Leanne M wrote a review Feb 2023
Main Beach, Australia155 contributions97 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the beautiful apartments looking over the lake. The rooms have every thing you could want to be comfortable and to feel like you are on holiday and being spoilt. The little touches are so nice like the bathroom amenities and complementary water and soft drinks in the fridge. The staff are wonderful in particular Daniel. We will definitely be back one day.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Peter W wrote a review Jan 2023
Bethesda, Maryland30 contributions32 helpful votes
Eichardt’s is a lovely hotel on the bustling Queenstown waterfront. I have to confess that having just stayed at three different secluded “luxury lodges,” it was at first a bit of a shock at first to stay at Eichardt’s simply because of the nature of Queenstown itself. (Very crowded in the summer, lots of people in the area in front of the hotel at all times.) But the hotel itself is wonderful. Beautiful rooms and well-insulated from the street scene it overlooks. Breakfasts in the Grille were great, with very friendly service from Hazel meriting special mention. Everyone at the front desk, starting with Damian, was friendly and helpful. Queenstown is a good location: while there we went on a helicopter ride to Milford Sound, we visited Arrowtown and took a hike along the river there, we did some wine tasting, we walked around the lake and in the nearby park, and we also did a great photography excursion one night into Skippers Canyon guided by Glen Howey. Eichardt’s is a great base for all of this. Just be prepared for a more urban feel if you’re coming from one or more bucolic country lodges.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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fernanda-LRH wrote a review Jan 2023
Sao Paulo, SP37 contributions9 helpful votes
We stood there for 4 incredible nights. Really enchanting hotel, decoration, staff. Really well located in the city center only a walk away of every important spot. The staff is incredible, David the manager really great! The restaurant and bar really charming.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cottonian wrote a review Dec 2022
San Francisco, California35 contributions24 helpful votes
We're very frequent travelers, frequently stay in nice hotels, and can sometimes run the risk of being jaded; Eichardt's might be one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed in. Where do we start...the stunning location, with the picture postcard Queenstown view from the balcony. The super-personal service, especially from Tom and Casey -- the staff remember not just your food preferences but what you were up to that day, your temperature settings in the room, and your tastes in wine...top notch. The superb, complementary wine tastings in the parlor every evening, allowing us to sample a broad range of New Zealand wines without committing to entire bottles. The recommendations for activities and meals tailored to our tastes. The most comfortable bed we've had in a hotel...the list goes on. Make your way to Queenstown now and stay at Eichardt's.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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HM_from_NH wrote a review Dec 2022
Hanover, New Hampshire75 contributions78 helpful votes
This is a wonderful hotel in a beautiful historic building in the absolute best location in Queenstown. As appears to be the case just about everywhere in NZ now, they seemed a little short staffed, but the staff they had were hard working, pleasant, and eager to help. The rooms are large and incredibly well appointed, and the views from the hotel are stunning. That’s the great part about Eichardt’s. BUT, there is a noise problem, at least if you’re in one of the “Mountain View” rooms that happen to be directly opposite a bar that plays loud music into the wee hours of the morning. When I say “loud”, I mean music that basically reverberates in the room. Unless you can sleep through anything, I would avoid the rooms that face the bar (we were in Room 5). The hotel is aware of the problem, and I realize that they are doing their best to address it, but it’s something you need to consider when deciding whether to stay there.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JayTraveler1 wrote a review Dec 2022
New York City, New York22 contributions46 helpful votes
A brief stay but memorable in all the right ways. Thyas, Daniel and Alessandro at the front desk were wonderful, and Edgar in the restaurant was so a thoughtful and attentive with great recommendations from the menu. They went out of their way to make the stay great. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eichardt's Private Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Eichardt's Private Hotel?
Nearby attractions include iFLY Indoor Skydiving Queenstown (0.4 km), Escape Quest Queenstown (0.1 km), and Browns Ski Shop (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Eichardt's Private Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Eichardt's Private Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Eichardt's Private Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Eichardt's Private Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Eichardt's Private Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fogo Brazilian BBQ Experience, Perky's - Floating Bar Queenstown, and Tatsumi.
Does Eichardt's Private Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Eichardt's Private Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Eichardt's Private Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Queenstown.
Are any cleaning services offered at Eichardt's Private Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Eichardt's Private Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vesta Design Boutique (0.1 km) and One Mile Power House (0.5 km).
Does Eichardt's Private Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.