Steady as the glaciers, rivers, and lakes that carved out the land we know today as Queenstown, this stunning New Zealand resort town has carved out a reputation as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’. From its humble beginnings as an old mining town in 1862, it has now become a haven for hikers, cyclists, skiers, and water-sport enthusiasts. After a day filled with adrenaline-pumping activities, you can take refuge in the locale’s stunning luxury accommodations. Here are our favourite luxury hotels in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Azur Luxury Lodge

7. Azur Luxury Lodge

Rounding up our list is Azur Luxury Lodge, a contemporary luxury sanctuary with 9 private villas on a hilltop overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables. Here, you will enjoy the absolute feeling of remoteness and privacy even though you’re just a 5-minute drive from downtown Queenstown. Each villa contains a king bed, a stocked minibar, a fireplace, and luxury bathroom with a free-standing spa bath. Stunning views, fantastic rooms, and friendly staff — that’s Azur.

The Dairy Private Hotel

6. The Dairy Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels

Drink in a concoction of rustic charm, bold design, and alpine chic at The Dairy Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels, an accommodation located just 2 minutes walk from the vibrant town centre and the Skyline Gondola. Built on what used to be the original dairy corner store of Queenstown from the 1920s, this 14-room hotel has been transformed into a masterpiece of interior design that features wallpapers from a popular British luxury interiors brand.

Hotel St Moritz

5. Hotel St Moritz

Hotel St Moritz prides itself as a unique alpine haven where sensorial delights await. Dazzling architecture, intriguing works of art, bespoke furniture, and cocooning colours highlight the unique charm of Queenstown and the serenity of the surroundings. The exquisite rooms feature modern essentials and amazing views. The hotel’s Lombardi Restaurant features a brasserie-style dining room that overlooks the lake, mountains, and town centre.

The Central Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels

4. The Central Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels

Get ready for the ultimate holiday amid the aesthetics and comfort of The Central Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels. A ‘surrealistic sanctuary in the city centre,’ the hotel mixes a creative cool vibe with childlike wonder that can only be fully grasped once you set foot inside. The enjoyment continues as the hotel is right in the heart of Queenstown, surrounded by various restaurants, cafes, and shops. And you can arrange plenty of fun outdoor activities like bungee jumping, jet boating, winter skiing, and cruising on Milford Sound.


3. QT Queenstown

If Queenstown is a dreamland, then QT Queenstown is straight from the pages of a bedtime story. Positioned amidst the Remarkables Mountain Range with the reflection of Lake Wakatipu outside your suite, you will need to pinch yourself once you enter this truly delightful premises. When you are done fulfilling cravings at the Bazaar Marketplace and Reds Bar, take time to venture further with a road trip to Shotover River and the AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping at Kawarau Bridge.


2. Eichardt’s Private Hotel

Eichardt’s Private Hotel has put a premium on privacy to ensure you get celebrity treatment during your Queenstown getaway. The property has just seven suites and each one boasts luxury fittings and amenities that make it hard to leave your room. If you do decide to explore, you will love the hotel’s open-air bar + restaurant and signature spa. Eichardt’s is a mere 20-minute drive from the The Hills Golf Course and the Coronet Peak Ski Fields.

Kamana Lakehouse

1. Kamana Lakehouse

Live. Love. Lakehouse. That is the mantra of the cosy and gorgeous Kamana Lakehouse, a luxury accommodation just 5 minutes away by car from Lake Wakatipu and Fernhill Nature Park. It features 73 beautiful rooms that are filled with contemporary comforts. There’s also a signature Art Deco-style restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows serving Mediterranean cuisine and a fine collection of wines and spirits.

The common thread that joins this stunning collection of luxury hotels in Queenstown is that they all provide travellers with privacy, comfort, and amazing views, while also tempting them with constant leisure and adventure activities on their doorstep.

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Image credit: Kamana Lakehouse

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A lover of the finer things in life, Mat is a travel junkie who is addicted to the excitement and sense of wonder you experience when visiting a destination for the first time. His passions include music, good food and fine wine, but his epicurean tastes don't get in the way of enjoying life's simpler pleasures like gardening, bush-walking, and exciting street food flavours.