Eichardt's Private Hotel

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    • Historic & intimate boutique hotel with three accommodation styles
    • Lakeside location only minutes from downtown Queenstown
    • Stunning interiors by world renowned NZ designer, Virginia Fisher
    • Breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu & Remarkables Mountains
    • Award-winning bar & world-class restaurant available


On the shores of the sparkling Lake Wakatipu you can find one of Queenstown's most historic accommodations. Eichardt's Private Hotel dates back to 1866 and offers five ultra-luxe suites, four lakefront apartments, and a stunning private villa. 

There is a vibe of refined elegance and rarity here, thanks to the spectacular interiors by renowned designer, Virginia Fisher. Indeed, this spectacular lakeside retreat is the perfect spot for a indulgent romantic getaway or special occasion. Set in a prime location on the fringe of Wakatipu, the hotel benefits from unobstructed lake and mountain views. 

Here in Queenstown, you can enjoy any number of adrenaline-pumping activities, from white-water rafting to bungy jumping, canyon swinging or maybe some winter skiing. For breath-taking views of the city and surrounds, take a gondola ride up Bob's Peak - the steepest cable-car lift in the Southern Hemisphere. 

If you enjoy a more laid-back pace, you can enjoy vineyard tours, golfing, lake cruises and much more nearby. You may also wish to wander around the many shops and restaurants that pepper downtown Queenstown only a few minutes walk away. And just outside the hotel, the lakeside beach and shaded gardens are a perfect place to sit and take in the views.

Back at the hotel, indulge indoors with in-room treatments provided by a local spa. Or savour the delights of the renowned Eichardt's Bar from breakfast to dinner. Don't forget to order the house specialties; seafood chowder, wild game terrine or salted cod, along with a top-class wine or delicious cocktail.

The elegance and luxury of Eichardt's shines through in the fabulous mix of contemporary and antique fixtures, creating an atmosphere of warmth and sophistication. Rich colours, bespoke art pieces, cosy fireplaces, spacious hallways and rooms, and first-rate fittings not only up the aesthetic ante, but also ensure exceptional comfort.

There are three different styles of accommodation offered by Eichardt’s. Each tastefully decorated accommodation is generous in space and comes with a fireplace and stunning vistas across the lake or to the Remarkables Mountains.


The Lake View and Mountain View Suites come at a spacious 80 square metres and feature a super king bed, full entertainment system, a comfortable living space complete with fireplace, and a deluxe mini-bar. Each suite has a dressing room and ensuite bathroom with a double vanity, heated mirror and floor, and separate shower.


For even more space and privacy, choose the Lakefront Apartments, which are located just a short walk (75 metres) from the hotel. Each apartment has a living area with fireplace, a kitchenette and a king size bedroom with ensuite bathroom. There are both one and two bedroom options which can be interconnected to accommodate larger groups or families.

The Residence

The Residence is also located just a short walk from the hotel. Offering the ultimate in luxury and privacy, this luxe villa boasts three large king bedrooms and glorious views over the Queenstown Bay. The generous open-plan living area features a fully equipped European kitchen, a comfortable lounge with fireplace, and a dining area that opens out on to the balcony. The master suite, located on the top floor, offers a gas fire and floor to ceiling windows which open out onto a private balcony with superb views.

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Accommodation Information

Type: Lodges & Hotels
Confirmation: Instant book
Check In: 15:00
Check Out: 11:00
Min. Nights: 1-3
Max. Guests: 28
Child Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Events: Maximum 50 guests. Conditions apply
Beds: 1, 2 or 3 King


Payment: Direct to operator
Currency: NZD
Fees: No additional payment fees
Deposit Amount: 25% booking total
Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard
Balance Due: Upon departure
Terms & Conditions: Your booking will be made directly with the operator according to their regular terms & conditions.


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Air Conditioning Kitchen Gym
Dishwasher DVD Player Laundry Facilities
iPod Dock Ironing Facilities Microwave
Meeting Facilities Wood Fire Pay TV
Television Bath Cot
Restaurant Internet Bar/Lounge
Cafe Minibar Fridge
Library Laundry Service Tea & Coffee Facilities

Optional Extras

Spa Treatments Massage Treatments Baby Sitting

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