Footpath by the Hilton Queenstown and Kawarau River
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11 luxurious 5-star hotels in Queenstown

Guide by Roxanne de Bruyn

Last Updated 25 January 2024

Top hotels

Experience unparalleled luxury and world-class service at Queenstown's finest five-star hotels.

Nestled amidst stunning alpine scenery, these stunning hotels cater to discerning travellers seeking comfort and indulgence. Lavish suites, exceptional dining options, and rejuvenating spas await guests, as they take in the breathtaking vistas of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range.

These top-tier establishments ooze sophistication and elegance, making your stay in this picturesque paradise truly unforgettable. Indulge in the ultimate Queenstown experience at these distinguished retreats, with exceptional service in an unrivalled setting.

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa

Hotel in Queenstown

A piano at the foot of the staircase at Sofitel Queenstown
Excellent based on 454 reviews

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa offers French luxury and art de vivre in the centre of town. Luxurious rooms feature marble bathrooms with French amenities, double spa baths, rain showers, underfloor heating, and espresso machines. Guests can choose between two on-site restaurants or unwind at So Spa, an intimate sanctuary offering rejuvenating treatments.

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Hotel in Kawarau Heights

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Excellent based on 2029 reviews

The lakeside 5-star Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa offers an indoor pool, fitness centre, and day spa. Elegant rooms and suites include gas fireplaces for added warmth. Just a 5-minute drive from the airport, the resort is 20 minutes by car or 15 minutes via water taxi from central Queenstown.

Each spacious room features a king-sized bed, LCD TV, and a stylish bathroom with separate shower and luxurious amenities. You can also enjoy local food and wine at the on-site restaurant and bar, while outdoor terrace provides a wonderful spot to soak in the view.

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.

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.

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.

Hotel St Moritz Queenstown - MGallery

Hotel in Queenstown

The lake and mountain view from Hotel St Moritz Queenstown
Excellent based on 810 reviews

Relax in comfort after a day out at Hotel St Moritz, known for its understated luxury, warmth, and genuine hospitality. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, fitness centre, and a garden with a hot tub. Rooms and suites feature modern essentials and the on-site restaurant offers stunning views of the lake.

The Central Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels

Hotel in Queenstown

A room at the Central Ridge Hotel, Queenstown
Excellent 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.

The Spire Hotel

Boutique hotel in central Queenstown

A chair by a fire in a room at the Spire Hotel
Excellent based on 51 reviews

A mere two-minute stroll from Lake Wakatipu, the Spire Hotel is an intimate, luxury boutique hotel in central Queenstown. The spacious rooms have lounge areas, balconies, and gas fireplaces, and guests can choose suites offering city, garden, or mountain views. With just 10 suites, expect personalised service, and enjoy access to a nearby gym. Queenstown's vibrant dining, shopping, and nightlife are also just outside the door.

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.

QT Queenstown

Hotel in Queenstown

A mural and gas fire in the lounge at QT Queenstown
Excellent based on 429 reviews

Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the Southern Alps, QT Queenstown offers luxurious, quirky lakeside accommodation. Try the interactive culinary experiences at Bazaar Marketplace or mingle with locals and guests at Reds Bar over expertly crafted cocktails and boutique brews. You can also enjoy the convenience of a 24-hour front desk and valet parking (NZ$30).

Eichardt's Private Hotel

Hotel in Queenstown

An apartment at Eichardt's Private Hotel, Queenstown
Excellent based on 63 reviews

This iconic boutique hotel, housed in a historic building in the heart of Queenstown, offers an intimate and luxurious experience for discerning travellers. Each of the seven opulent suites features bespoke furnishings, gas fireplaces, and stunning lake or mountain views, ensuring an unforgettable stay. Guests can indulge in sumptuous dining at The Grille by Eichardt's or unwind with a cocktail at the cosy hotel bar.