Matterhorn Chalet
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Matterhorn Chalet

20 Wakatipu Heights, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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4.5
#61 of 66 hotels in Queenstown
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make Matterhorn Chalet their hotel of choice when visiting Queenstown. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Queenstown, Matterhorn Chalet is located a short distance from St Peter's Anglican Church (0.6 mi) and Queenstown Mall (0.7 mi).

Rooms at Matterhorn Chalet provide a minibar, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

In addition, Matterhorn Chalet offers a pool, which will help make your Queenstown trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the French restaurants, including Vendôme Paris, Left Bank Cafe, and Suzette's Homemade Crepes, all of which are a short distance from Matterhorn Chalet.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular historic sites such as Historic Skippers School and One Mile Power House.

At Matterhorn Chalet, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Queenstown.

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Free parking
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Wifi
Pool
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Minibar
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20 Wakatipu Heights, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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golf475 wrote a review May 2006
midlands UK125 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Matterhorn Chalet
We stayed here two nights in February 2006. Wonderful warm welcome from hosts Maria and Joe. Superb views of Lake Wakatipu from the terrace and some of the bedrooms. Maria is a wonderful cook and provided the best breakfast we had in NZ. A few niggles though - you have to order breakfast the night before and there seem to be quite a few 'house rules' - but this aside if you are looking for a nice B&B (shared bathroom) and are prepared for walking up a very steep hill if you are on foot then I would thoroughly recommend the Matterhorn Chalet.
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vannofavalon wrote a review Nov 2011
Byron Shire, Australia176 contributions128 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the Matterhorn for a self catering 5 day stay in Queenstown for 5 people. It has an absolutely fantastic view of the lake and surrounding mountains as it is quite high above the lake and has uninterrupted views (see my attached pano photo). The house is quite spacious with 2 living areas and a reasonable size deck with outdoor eating and BBQ. 4 of the 5 bedrooms have views and there are 3 bathrooms in the house (a necessity for us 5, but it may be a struggle if you had 5 couples). The kitchen is well located, sizable allowing 2 to 3 working there together and well located for the main family/dining area; it worked well for us.

On the other hand, it is claimed to be 5 stars, but don’t expect the usual 5 star quality. The furnishings are somewhat mixed and not up to 5 star quality’ they are clean, tidy comfortable but just looking a bit tired and disjointed. Whilst the bed linen and towels were sort of OK (3 star quality), there was only limited soap and certainly very minimal toilet paper in the bathrooms; this was more like 2 star.

We enjoyed the modest walk into Queenstown’s village centre quite a few times savoring the stunning scenery; mainly downhill all the way. Some people may find the considerable uphill walk back too much, but we certainly found it good to feel like we were walking off much of the great local food and wine we consumed. We did use a cab to get back when we purchased our food supplies and that was only a few dollars. The hill should not deter many who visit Queenstown since it is a centre for numerous physically activities.

The house has some benefits for skiers, a well equipped laundry with excellent commercial quality washing machine and drier, and I understand that there is drying room.

We would consider staying here again for the spacious accommodation and the stunning position, but not the claimed 5 star quality.
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Date of stay: November 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kaz_NSW_Australia wrote a review Jul 2007
Sydney, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Matterhorn Chalet for 3 nights during our honeymoon in March 2006. Staying here was one of the highlights of our honeymoon. Yes, it was a little out of town and up a steep hill but we had a hire car so it didn't bother us and we got a taxi home at night which wasn't expensive. The views from each room are amazing and the whole place is beautifully decorated. Joe and Maria's wonderful hospitality, delicious cooking and magnificient home have made us decide to stay there again this year in September. We're hoping Joe and Maria will adopt us.....
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Date of stay: March 2006
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Traveller-on-Tyne wrote a review Mar 2007
Wylam, United Kingdom87 contributions80 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Matterhorn Chalet for 3 days in Feb 2007. The view of Lake Wakitipu and the Remarkables from the balcony of our room is the finest I have ever experienced in a hotel anywhere. The “price” that you have to pay for such an amazing view is that the Matterhorn is situated at the top of a very steep hill which at our age is a very daunting prospect to walk up. However there are plenty of taxis in the centre of Queenstown which will take you there after a night on the town for a modest $8.

The room itself was at the pinnacle of the building which indeed is designed like a Swiss chalet. It was very large but did not have its own private facilities (all the other rooms in the chalet do). When Joe and Maria get these installed there they will be able to offer the perfect penthouse – the bed is the biggest I have ever slept in - wider than it is long.

We did not notice any particularly arduous ‘house rules’ as mentioned by a previous contributor although it was the only b&b at which we stayed in NZ where we had to order breakfast the night before. The food and the hospitality of Joe and Maria were first class and we also left with a load of tips and information about life in NZ which enhanced the remainder of our visit there.
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Date of stay: March 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stewart R wrote a review Feb 2012
Auckland Central, New Zealand21 contributions42 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Just finishing up a family holiday here where all of our family got together - total of 8 adults, and 2 kids.

House has plenty of room with 5 bedrooms, two living areas, two decks, garage, and three bathrooms. Is on the hill overlooking the lake, absolutely stunning vistas of the mountains and watercraft going by. About a ten to fifteen minute downhill walk to town, coming home real steep so grab a cab which is cheap anyway.

TVs in all the rooms, living areas have flatscreen, digital tv etc and those in the bedrooms a older and smaller but do the job.

We've really enjoyed our time here, even with a crowd we've had plenty of room and the kitchen is large enough for everyone to get involved.

The house is probably ten years old plus and decor reflects it, when built was all top notch though so despite being well used its still acceptable to us as it represents great value for the size of the place.

Queenstown is a great spot and if you have a group the Matterhorn puts you in a great position to enjoy it
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Date of stay: February 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dp-tripper wrote a review Nov 2009
UK Crawley17 contributions7 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is brilliant, upon arrival from our long journey from fox glacier we were welcomed in by Joe and Maria to sit down and relax with a cup of fresh coffee and maria's home made cakes......mmmmmmmmmm i can still tast them now!!!. Both were very extremly friendly and helpfull and shared their wealth of information on queenstown and the surrounding areas with us to advise on things to do during our stay in queenstown. All of this whilst having the most spectacular veiw over looking the lake, remarcables and town.
They then showed us to our room which was very spacious and luxurious and also with balcony with amazing veiws.
the breakfast was terrific and maria and joe made the effort to sit down with us everyday and join us for breakfast, talking abotu tsnamis, olympics and any thing that was going on at the time, the conversation with Joe is never boring.
The house is massive and they have many different rooms depending on what you require, all of which are so well decked out. the place is also very cosy and clean.
Origionly we were only going to stay for 2 nights but in the end stayed for 4 It hink as the place was so good.
Walking to town is easy only 5-10 mins, walking back is a bit harder which we did a couple of times, but if your on your holiday you may aswell fork out 8 bucks for a taxi, which there are plently of in town.
When we next come back to queenstown we would def stay there again.
Joe and Maria thank you so much for making us feel welcome and making our stay in queenstown a great one.
By the way if your reading this joe and maria, we made it to the christchurch the same day although the drive through lindas pass was a bit hairy with all the snow. The worst part was driving down the hill from your place it was a bit slippy, next time we might have to get some chains!!!

Stay at this place its amazing and you won't be dissapointed!!!
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Date of stay: October 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shobbyy wrote a review Jul 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand77 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Along with a wonderful stay, the amazing views of the mountains and lake is eye catching. Having a cup of coffee while watching the sunset from the balcony made my stay memorable over here. The best oart is its excellent location along with comfortable and tidy rooms!
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$1,175 - $1,340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matterhorn Chalet
Which popular attractions are close to Matterhorn Chalet?
Nearby attractions include Queenstown Hill (3.3 km), The Winery - Queenstown (1.1 km), and Below Zero Ice Bar (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Matterhorn Chalet?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Matterhorn Chalet?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Matterhorn Chalet?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fogo Brazilian BBQ Experience, Tatsumi, and Blue Kanu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Matterhorn Chalet?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Matterhorn Chalet?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vesta Design Boutique (1.1 km) and One Mile Power House (1.6 km).
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