The Rees Hotel, situated on a shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown
Places to stay

The best hotels in Queenstown

Guide by Roxanne de Bruyn

Last Updated 25 January 2024

Top hotels

Lakeside views and luxury rooms: a curated list of the most exceptional hotels in Queenstown.

Queenstown has a good range of hotels for all types of travellers, whether you're visiting by yourself, as a group or looking for a romantic getaway in a 5-star hotel. Here are some of the very best places to stay in the area. If you aren't sure where to choose for your stay, this is the list for you.

Kamana Lakehouse

Hotel in Queenstown

A hot tub outside a room at Kamana Lakeside Hotel
Very good based on 581 reviews

Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables, Kamana Lakehouse offers contemporary, comfortable accommodation just five minutes' drive from central Queenstown. Rooms are large with outdoor seating and many have panoramic lake and mountain views. Some rooms also have hot tubs overlooking the lake. The on-site restaurant, Nest, is known for its excellent cuisine and magnificent views. If you enjoy hiking, the start of the Fernhill Loop Track and Ben Lomond Track are just a few minutes' walk away.

Azur Lodge

Luxury lodge in Queenstown

The view from a villa at Azur Luxury Lodge, Queenstown
Excellent based on 70 reviews

Tucked into the hills a five-minute drive from central Queenstown, Azur Lodge offers beautiful villas overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Each luxury villa includes a spacious bedroom and living area, and breakfast is included with your stay. A private shuttled service keeps you connected to the town, making it easy to access shopping, restaurants and activities. Pre-dinner drinks and canapés are served every evening and in-room massages are available.

Hulbert House Luxury Boutique Lodge Queenstown

Boutique lodge in Queenstown

A historically decorated room in Hulbert House Boutique Hotel
Excellent based on 27 reviews

An impressive Victorian villa just outside of central Queenstown, Hulbert House offers luxury accommodation with views over Lake Wakatipu. The small hotel has six rooms, all beautifully decorated and furnished, including high quality bedding and towels. A full breakfast is included in your stay, and a selection of drinks and canapés is available before dinner. Hulbert House is also walking distance from Queenstown's restaurants, cafes and bars.

Browns Boutique Hotel

Hotel in Queenstown

A double room at Browns Boutique Hotel
Excellent based on 72 reviews

A European-style hotel in the centre of town, Browns Boutique Hotel features spacious rooms, a comfortable guest lounge and a delicious breakfast. Parking is available and it's a quick walk to local restaurants and cafes. Each room has French doors and a small balcony with views of the lake and mountains. Expect excellent service, a relaxed atmosphere and all you need to unwind in comfort after a busy day.

Queenstown Park Hotel

Hotel in Queenstown

A room overlooking the park at Queenstown Park Hotel
Excellent based on 136 reviews

A luxury, eco hotel just a five-minute walk from town, Queenstown Park Hotel offers panoramic views and beautifully furnished suites. With a park on the doorstep and mountains in the distance, this is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing break, while being close to all the amenities of central Queenstown. The boutique hotel is known for its excellent service, and on-house restaurant which provides breakfasts in the mornings. Pre-dinner drinks and canapés are included in the room rate.

mi-pad Queenstown

Hotel in Queenstown

A double room in Mi-Pad, Queenstown
Very good based on 326 reviews

If you're looking for clean, comfortable rooms, a convenient location and helpful service, Mi-pad Queenstown is a great option. The 4-star hotel offers a selection of rooms catering to different budgets, most of which have views of the lake, city or mountains. Some rooms have balconies and there is also a shared rooftop area where you can relax and take in the picturesque surroundings. Just five minutes' walk from the centre of town, restaurants, bars and activities are very easily accessible from the hotel.

Quest Queenstown

Serviced apartments in Frankton

The lounge of an apartment at Quest Queenstown
Excellent based on 33 reviews

Situated in Frankton, Quest Queenstown Apartments is close to supermarkets and shops with spectacular mountain views. A great option for self-catering, apartments have a kitchen area, flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Larger apartments also have a seating area. Clean and spacious, this aparthotel provides all the comforts of home at a reasonable price.

Stoneridge Estate

Lodge in Lake Hayes

A bedroom with a balcony at Stoneridge Estate
Excellent based on 190 reviews

A luxury lodge overlooking Lake Hayes, Stoneridge Estate feels like a world away from everyday life. Soak in the breathtaking views, while relaxing in the peaceful setting. Located just 15 minutes' drive from central Queenstown, Stoneridge has 12 acres of vineyards and gardens to explore, along with an on-site restaurant. The rooms are beautifully furnished rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and a private balcony. Breakfast is provided along with pre-dinner cheese and wine.

The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments

Hotel between Frankton and Queenstown

The Rees Hotel, situated on a shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown
Very good based on 469 reviews

Situated between the airport and central Queenstown, the Rees Hotel & Apartments offers luxury accommodation spectacular views. You can choose between rooms or apartments, some of which have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake and mountains. The on-site restaurant, True South offers gourmet meals using locally-sourced ingredients and spa treatments are available. The lakeside hotel also provides a free shuttle to the centre of Queenstown, about 10 minutes' drive away.

Sudima Queenstown Five Mile

Hotel in Frankton

A hotel room with a mountain view
Excellent based on 75 reviews

A new 4.5 star hotel located near the airport, Sudima Queenstown Five Mile offers comfortable accommodation with mountain views. There is also an on-site restaurant and bar and free private parking is available. The hotel also has family rooms and a 24-hour front desk, catering for late arrivals. A buffet and a la carte breakfast is available each morning, and the restaurants and shops in Frankton are only a short drive away.

The Central Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels

Hotel in Queenstown

A room at the Central Ridge Hotel, Queenstown
Very good based on 81 reviews

The Central Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels is situated in a quiet area of Queenstown, next to the lush Queenstown Gardens. The luxury hotel offers spacious rooms, comfortable beds and nightly drinks in a very convenient location. A short walk from local restaurants, cafes and shops, the hotel is perfectly based for exploring the town at your leisure. Staff can also offer advice on local restaurants and activities.