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10 Best Accommodation in Queenstown for Foodies

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Hotels with Excellent Restaurants and Self-catering Accommodation in Queenstown

If your stay in Queenstown has to be accompanied with foodie experiences then this is the list for you. Not only have we hand-picked the Queenstown hotels with the best restaurants (in our humble opinion), but we have also selected a few self-catering accommodations in Queenstown for the foodie that likes to experiment with local produce… As well as hotels with both criterion! Check it out in our list of the best accommodation in Queenstown for foodies.

While you’re here, don’t miss The Foodie Guide to Queenstown and 10 Wonderful Wineries in Queenstown.

1. Hotel St Moritz Queenstown – MGallery by Sofitel

A five-star design-driven boutique hotel just a short walk from town, Hotel St Moritz Queenstown is well worth considering for foodies. Apart from the glorious Guest Rooms with a choice of lake or garden view and balconies to enjoy them from and the spacious Suite, the dining alone is a reason to stay here. Enjoy the enthralling views and the stylish interior of Lombardi, the on-site restaurant with an open kitchen and an exciting menu of real Kiwi delicacies like game venison and wild rabbit ragout. A more casual setting lies in the living room-style The Library, or enjoy a local varietal of wine at the Lombardi Bar.

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Hotel St Moritz Queenstown Mgallery by Sofitel© Hotel St Moritz Queenstown Mgallery by Sofitel

2. Villa Del Lago

For foodies wishing to have full access to a private kitchen, it doesn’t get much better than Villa Del Lago. The serviced luxury apartments have an elevated location in Fernhill, about a 25-minute walk from the town centre. Each apartment has a full kitchen where guests can pick fresh herbs from the herb garden to accompany their homemade dishes. Enjoy warm nights’ in by the real-flame gas fires or summer evenings with a glass of wine on your balcony or patio. Note that apartments are on multiple levels and only accessible by stairs, but there is free parking, WiFi and ski storage lockers are included in your stay.

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Villa Del Lago© Villa Del Lago

3. Heritage Queenstown

Crafted from schist stone and cedar, Heritage Queenstown embraces the alpine theme. For foodies, experience the best of both worlds by staying in one of the Suites with full kitchens, lounge and separate bedrooms, as well as the choice of cosy dining by the fire in the Mackenzies Restaurant. The restaurant serves up cuisine to suit all tastes, including an innovative kids’ menu supported by the Heart Foundation with healthy meals and a sugar-free dessert. See more hotels like this in 10 Best Family Accommodation in Queenstown.

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Heritage Queenstown© Heritage Queenstown

4. The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Treat your loved one or family to five-star luxury and an amazing lakefront location at The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments. While hotel rooms are available for solo travellers or couples, most of the accommodation options at The Rees consist of luxury apartments with separate bedrooms, a lounge, full kitchen and multiple bathrooms. Although guests can enjoy nights’ in thanks to the high-quality kitchens available in most rooms, don’t miss the award-winning cuisine served at the True South Dining Room. Wine connoisseurs will love the Bordeau Wine Lounge boasting wines from world-renowned chateaux of Bordeaux, as well as Central Otago wines from the local vineyards.

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The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments© The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

5. Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Couples, business travellers and families alike will love what’s on offer at the Millennium Hotel Queenstown. The four-star hotel based on Frankton Road in between town and the ski fields provides Superior Rooms, Junior Suites and Executive Suites sleeping one to two adults and two children. Facilities at the hotel include shuttle service, gym, Jacuzzi, free WiFi and, of course, a marvellous on-site restaurant. The Observatory Restaurant provides a relaxed environment with a central fireplace and a grill menu to die for.

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Millennium Hotel Queenstown© Millennium Hotel Queenstown

6. Peppers Beacon

An idyllic lakeside location and only five minutes walk from town, Peppers Beacon is a dreamy choice for just about any traveller including foodies looking for a space to entertain. However large your tribe, you’ll find the right fit with a wealth of two to five-bedroom apartments available. Many of the apartments and penthouses have schist stone fireplaces and a full kitchen complete with an espresso machine and more. While the hotel doesn’t have a restaurant for dinner, a continental and made-to-order hot breakfast is served in their Gallery Lounge on the seventh floor.

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Peppers Beacon© Peppers Beacon

7. Garden Court Suites & Apartments

Offering a variety of studios and apartments at an affordable price, Garden Court Suites & Apartments is an excellent choice for the budget-conscious foodie. All rooms have a fully-equipped kitchen and a choice of balcony or courtyard. What’s more, you’re only a short stroll from town so you won’t have to carry your groceries far, as well as have access to Queenstown’s array of eateries.

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Garden Court Suites & Apartments© Garden Court Suites & Apartments

8. Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

Backpackers or those who appreciate free food should set their sights on Nomads Queenstown. Not only does the hostel have dorm rooms and access to a communal kitchen, but travellers seeking privacy will find affordable ensuite rooms with Sky TV and fridges. Plus, Nomads offers free breakfasts and cheap nightly dinners at their partner bar, Loco Cantina. What’s more, the location is stellar in the heart of town. See more hostels like this in 10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Queenstown.

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Nomads Queenstown© Nomads Queenstown

9. Amity Serviced Apartments

Enjoy your own space and your own kitchen facilities at the affordably-priced at Amity Serviced Apartments. The budget apartments offer one and two-bedroom apartments with the option of with or without a mountain view. The apartments offer free on-site parking, not that you’ll need to use your car too often with free bike hire available and the town being a short stroll away.

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Amity Serviced Apartments© Amity Serviced Apartments

10. Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Last but certainly not least, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is located on the tranquil shores of Lake Wakatipu, a mere 10-minute water taxi ride away from town and only five minutes from Queenstown Airport. The five-star resort has 178 rooms, each complete with a private balcony, cosy fireplace, TV and WiFi, as well as some having their own hot tub deck overlooking the lake and mountains. Hilton provides a home away from home with a full kitchen and lounge amenities while having its own amazing eateries. Dine around an open kitchen at the Wakatipu Grill or sample gourmet pizza at Stacks Pub. Enjoy dining or get a takeaway from the Me & Mee Chinese Restaraunt or pick up a healthy snack from the Lake Counter Cafe & Deli. In-room dining is also available.

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Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa© Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

More About Queenstown for Foodies

Now that you know the best accommodations in Queenstown for foodies, see which ones made the list of The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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