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10 Best Holiday Apartments in Queenstown

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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 best apartments in Queenstown.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in 10 Epic Adventure Activities in Queenstown and The Complete Guide to Queenstown.

1. 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

2. Whistler Holiday Apartments

Another 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, bathroom and a balcony with outdoor furniture. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Family Accommodation in Queenstown.

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The Whistler© The Whistler

3. 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, 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 accommodation like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Queenstown.

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

4. 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 accommodation like this in 10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Queenstown.

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Pinewood Lodge & Apartments© Pinewood Lodge & Apartments

5. 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, dining in the Mackenzies Restaurant. See more like this in 10 Best Accommodation in Queenstown for Foodies.

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Heritage Queenstown© Heritage Queenstown

6. Peppers Beacon

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 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 10 Best Family Accommodation in Queenstown.

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Peppers Beacon© Peppers Beacon

7. 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, ski storage area and more. It’s a true home-away-from-home experience!

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Element Escapes Apartments© Marina Apartments Element Escapes

8. 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 in Fernhill, 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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Villa Del Lago© Villa Del Lago

9. 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, full kitchen, Sky TV in the lounge and bedrooms, DVD library, USB charging stations, 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.

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Swiss Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown© Swiss Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown

10. 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 11 Best Budget Accommodation in Queenstown.

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Amity Serviced Apartments© Amity Serviced Apartments


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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