10 Best Holiday Apartments in Queenstown
10 Best Holiday Apartments in Queenstown

15 BEST Holiday Apartments in Queenstown 🏘️ [2023]

© Villa Del Lago

Where to Find Apartment Accommodation in Queenstown

If there’s anywhere in New Zealand worth staying at least a few days, it’s Queenstown. With so much to do here, between bungy jumping, skiing, jet boating and hiking, you’ll be entertained daily. With that in mind, you’re going to want to settle down for a few days, which is where the Queenstown apartments come in. Enjoy the luxury of your own space and privacy in your own apartment while having access to home comforts, such as a kitchen where you’ll be able to entertain your group while saving money on food. We go through some of our favourite options in this list of the best apartments in Queenstown.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 45 Best Things to Do in Queenstown and The Complete Guide to Queenstown.

1. Whistler Holiday Apartments

A fantastic home-away-from-home experience awaits at Whistler Holiday Apartments. Although the apartment accommodation is on the edge of town, it’s only 10 minutes’ walk to the town centre. The one-bedroom apartments are suitable for three guests with a bedroom and sofa bed in the lounge, while the two-bedroom apartments will suit a group of four or five with a queen bed, two singles and a sofa bed. Each apartment has modern decor, a kitchen, a bathroom and a balcony with outdoor furniture.

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The Whistler© The Whistler

2. Garden Court Suites & Apartments

Offering a variety of studios and apartments at an affordable price, Garden Court Suites & Apartments is an excellent choice for budget-conscious travellers. Rooms range from standard rooms without a kitchen (and a bit of road noise) to two-bedrooms abodes with a balcony, spa bath and all of the fixings. All of the one-bedroom and two-bedrooms apartments have their own off-roading parking spot, which is handy when you’re so close to town.

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15 BEST Holiday Apartments in Queenstown 🏘️ [2023]© Garden Court Suites & Apartments

3. The Glebe Apartments

Treat your family or group to an easy stay at The Glebe Apartments in the centre of Queenstown. The accommodation boasts contemporary fully self-contained apartments surrounding an attractive courtyard with a barbecue. Other handy facilities include complimentary undercover parking, a drying room, bike storage, TVs with streaming services and, of course, free WiFi.

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15 BEST Holiday Apartments in Queenstown 🏘️ [2023]© The Glebe Apartments

4. The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Treat your loved ones or impress your group with a stay at the five-star luxury The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments. The apartments allow groups to each enjoy their own space with separate bedrooms, a lounge, a kitchen and multiple bathrooms. Amenities in most apartments include a cosy electric fireplace, iPod dock, satellite and cable TV, in-house movies, free WiFi, free parking and more. While the apartment hotel is a little out of town, it offers complimentary shuttles, as well as a water taxi service from its own wharf. See more lavish stays like this in our 20 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown or the 15 Most Romantic Accommodations in Queenstown.

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

5. The Waterfront

Enjoy the comforts of home in the two-bedroom apartments or two-bedroom penthouses of The Waterfront. Each apartment has its own kitchen, two bathrooms in some cases, Sky TV, as well as access to free WiFi, ski lockers and underground parking. Penthouse guests also have a rooftop terrace with a barbecue, an ideal venue for entertaining on summer evenings or for apres-ski sessions in winter. The apartments are a mere 100m away from the town, making The Waterfront some unbeatably convenient apartments in Queenstown.

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The Waterfront© The Waterfront

6. Pinewood Lodge & Apartments

For travellers on a budget, Pinewood Lodge certainly will provide an easy and convenient stay. The accommodation village, a mere seven minutes’ walk from town, offers houses, cabins and studios, as well as private rooms and dorm rooms with shared facilities. The accommodation has a few added conveniences, such as free on-site parking, bike hire, barbecue areas, spa pool and more. See more budget stays like this in the 15 Best Backpacker Hostels in Queenstown.

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Pinewood Lodge & Apartments© Pinewood Lodge & Apartments

7. Platinum Queenstown Villa Apartments

Take your pick from lake or alpine views when you stay at Platinum Queenstown Villa Apartments. Perched on the sides of Fernhill are premium three-bedroom apartments ideal for family holidays and group gatherings. With additional services like private chefs and grocery delivery, kids’ board games, tennis rackets, a DVD selection, ski rental delivery and more, this accommodation strives to make your stay as effortless as possible. No wonder this stay ranks so highly on The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown.

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15 BEST Holiday Apartments in Queenstown 🏘️ [2023]© Platinum Queenstown Villa Apartments

8. Lomond Lodge Motel & Apartments

One of the best motel accommodations in Queenstown, Lomond Lodge Motel & Apartments provides comfortable and, more importantly, affordable apartments where it matters. It is super central, well-appointed and reasonably priced! Enough said, right? For more on the subject, all of the 10 modernly renovated apartments here have at least a kitchenette and large TVs to keep you entertained, whilst the larger apartments have full kitchens.

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15 BEST Holiday Apartments in Queenstown 🏘️ [2023]© Lomond Lodge Motel & Apartments

9. Koura Apartments Central Queenstown

Certainly the most contemporary apartments on the block, Koura Apartments Central Queenstown is well worth considering if you’re looking for somewhere to wow. Each three-bedroom apartment is kitted out with all your homely amenities, including ensuites in every bedroom, an open-plan kitchen and dining room, laundry facilities, a balcony nestled in verdant forest and more. Not to mention, the architectural construction adds to the holiday highlife.

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15 BEST Holiday Apartments in Queenstown 🏘️ [2023]© Koura Apartments Central Queenstown

10. Heritage Queenstown

Crafted from schist stone and cedar, Heritage Queenstown elevates the ambience of this alpine town. There’s accommodation for all traveller types including those who wish to have their own kitchen space in the hotel’s “Suites”. Suites feature full kitchens, a lounge and separate bedrooms. As for amenities, Heritage Queenstown has a spa, pool, sauna and gym, and dining in the Mackenzies Restaurant. See more self-contained stays like this in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Queenstown.

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Heritage Queenstown© Heritage Queenstown

11. Peppers Beacon Queenstown

An idyllic lakeside location only five minutes walk from town, Peppers Beacon is a five-star luxury option for apartments in Queenstown. 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 luxurious features such as schist stone fireplaces, a full kitchen with an espresso machine and more. Alternatively, there are slightly more affordable two-bedroom garden suites with a kitchenette. With babysitting services, cots and plenty to keep the kids entertained, Peppers Beacon is a good choice for families. See more apartments like this in the 15 Best Family Accommodations in Queenstown.

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Peppers Beacon© Peppers Beacon

12. Marina Apartments Element Escapes

For a more independent apartment holiday, consider Marina Apartments Element Escapes. Choose from two locations in Queenstown, either in the heart of the town or along Frankton Road – both of which offer luxurious non-serviced apartments. All apartments and studios boast an ultra-modern design with full kitchens, underfloor heating, complimentary consumables on arrival, Sky TV, a ski storage area and more. Expect a true home-away-from-home experience!

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Element Escapes Apartments© Marina Apartments Element Escapes

13. Villa Del Lago

Choose from two or three-bedroom villas, as well as one-bedroom king suites at the luxurious Villa Del Lago. The serviced apartments are located (almost) on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, about a 25-minute walk from the town centre, and feature full kitchens and access to a herb garden. Enjoy warm nights in by the real-flame gas fires or summer evenings on your private balcony or patio. Note that apartments are on multiple levels and accessible by stairs – so getting there is a bit of a workout. Free parking, WiFi and ski storage lockers are all included.

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10 Best Holiday Apartments in Queenstown© Villa Del Lago

14. Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown

Enjoy modern furnishings, majestic views and home comforts when you stay at Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu. Each suite boasts underfloor heating, a gas fire, a full kitchen, Sky TV in the lounge and bedrooms, a DVD library, USB charging stations, an iPod docking station, laundry machines and some suites feature a private balcony. The apartment hotel also offers free WiFi, undercover parking, gym access, bike/car/ski rental and a children’s playground. As for the location, you’re situated on Frankton Road overlooking the lake just a 10-minute walk from town. It’s a good all-rounder for an apartment stay in Queenstown. For more hotel-style stays, also check out the 25 Best Hotels in Queenstown.

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Swiss Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown© Swiss Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown

15. Amity Serviced Apartments

Enjoy your own space and kitchen facilities at an affordable price at Amity Serviced Apartments. The budget apartments offer one- and two-bedroom apartments with or without a mountain view. The apartments have 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! See more apartments like this in the 15 Best Budget Accommodations in Queenstown.

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Amity Serviced Apartments© Amity Serviced Apartments

More About Holiday Apartments Queenstown

That’s it for our list of the best holiday apartments in Queenstown, but it’s by no means the end of our expert travel advice! Check out these articles for more inspiration for your trip:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to 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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