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La Jolla, California
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The site of one of the first hotels in Queenstown, Eichardt's Private Hotel is historic with a newly renovated modern flair. The decor is gorgeous throughout the property which is intimate with fewer than 10 rooms. The general manager hosts a lovely wine tasting each evening with delicious canapes in a cozy sitting room upstairs. Our room 5 was well... More 

Thank awedMollys
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right at the heart of the charming,fun lakeside town, Eichardts is a luxury boutique hotel with fabulously comfortable and attractive rooms - we stayed in a Lakeview Suite- and a small group of staff who cater to your every need. While there, they mailed a parcel to Australia, delivered our car to the door each time we needed it, lent... More 

Thank VBl
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place for a special occasion. We splurged for my wife's birthday and stayed in one of the lakeview suites. Outstanding, my wife came to tears when we walked into the room. Dining at the bar was excellent, tapas done very well with great drinks and a wood fire to cozy up to. Staff was extremely friendly, not... More 

Thank roy k
United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was the stunning suite with lake view. No noise from the street to hear even the room is right next to it. Big comfortable bed. Beautiful interior, very classy. Recommending for romantic couples holidays and luxury. Staff very helpful in recommending local activities and restaurants. Beautiful historic building.

Thank Mr-fvk
Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Queenstown. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards, James Cavanagh More 

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113 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

It is like going home. Get a room facing the Lake. As comfortable as being home. Service is impeccable and not in your face. Well done.Perfect location. Two minutes from about anything in QT. This is always a trip highlight.

Thank Surjoe
Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback. My team and I work hard to get the balance of service and discretion just right - and love welcoming return guests back to the hotel and sharing our region. See you again soon! Best regards, James More 

North Queensferry
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The location was fantastic - but no car park and they were doing some road maintenance in front of the hotel. It is an amazing hotel, one of the best - if not the best hotel we have stayed in. The staff were awesome, in particular the bar staff who also served breakfast - Danielle - was very friendly. Kieran... More 

Thank aecook
Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your note, so glad you enjoyed your experience. The re paving of the road in front will be complete by the end of November giving us uninterrupted views of the lake and mountains beyond. Cars will be able to pull up right in front of the hotel for our concierge to valet, in the meantime we are using... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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64 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My wife and I celebrated out wedding anniversary in Queenstown and stayed at Eichardts. The team are amazing I forgot to make dinner reservations and tried last minute myself and didn't get anything I called the hotel and we got to choose between our top two requested restaurants. As it turned out when we arrived we decided the room was... More 

Thank Munlm
Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - and happy anniversary! My teams motto is to Surprise and Delight, I'm glad we ticked the box for you and got you out of a jam re restaurant bookings! We can usually get a table at all the popular venues in town - and have just opened our own headlining eatery, The Grille by Eichardt's... More 

Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Quick Overview: Centrally located, modern chic hotel with top notch staff and super cozy rooms. After a long day of travel, Eichardt's was our first stop to settle into New Zealand. Wow- it did not disappoint. They were doing a bit of construction on the property, but it was not a problem (they currently have 5 suites and are building... More 

Thank Lots_of_Baggage
Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your note - we are so pleased you loved your time with us! We aim to make every stay memorable and showcase the very best of New Zealand hospitality and dining, making the most of the brilliant location and iconic building. Queenstown is a vibrant destination and we are right in the thick of the action, but provide... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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56 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing stay at the wonderful Eichardt's hotel - the rooms are sumptuous and spacious - you feel rested and relaxed the second that you walk in The team here have all been lovely and friendly and have great advice for our dining choices whilst we were here We would - will - definitely come back .... we... More 

Thank Colin2808
Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your note - we would LOVE to see you back again at Eichardt's next year! Return guest are the best form of validation, the team love to see familiar faces. Surprise and Delight, that's our goal with every guest. Warm regards, James Cavanagh More 

Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Our whole time in the hotel was perfect. Fabulous unobtrusive service, beautiful views....private, central and welcoming . We celebrated our anniversary and got spoilt rotten. Delightful guest lounge, beautiful amenities . Look forward to a return trip

Thank Polly C
Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, so lovely to have you with us on your anniversary - and hearing you're planning a return trip is just brilliant! Looking forward to seeing you again next year. Best, James More 

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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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  • Public Wifi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HM Magazine (Australia) Best New Zealand Hotel 2014. World Luxury Hotel Awards Best boutique ski hotel 2013 and 2014 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Eichardt's Private Hotel

Address: Marine Parade | PO Box 1340, Queenstown, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $1,106 - $2,145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Eichardt's Private Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Eichardts Private Queenstown
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Queenstown
#20 Family Hotel in Queenstown
#21 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
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“There are a small number of rooms so I believe all are good options.”
 of 5 bubbles awedMollys, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Splurge for lake view suite.”
 of 5 bubbles Producto1, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose stunning lake view suite”
 of 5 bubbles Mr-fvk, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lake Front”
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“We had a suite looking over the bay - brilliant!”
 of 5 bubbles aecook, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
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