Kid-friendly Accommodation in Queenstown
Whether you’re visiting for a winter family holiday or a summer getaway full of adventure, Queenstown sure has a lot to offer families whatever the season. The activities are there. The gastronomic experiences are there. The views are everywhere. All you need a child-friendly place to stay. We’ve handpicked some of the best options in and around Queenstown for families, with options for tight budgets, luxury getaways and convenient self-catering facilities. Take a look at the best family accommodation in Queenstown listed below!
1. The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
Treat your loved ones to five-star luxury and an amazing lakefront location at The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments. The apartments allow families to each enjoy their own space with separate bedrooms, a lounge, kitchen and multiple bathrooms. Amenities in most rooms include a cosy electric fireplace, iPod dock, satellite and cable TV, in-house movies, free WiFi, free parking and more. While the hotel is a little out of town, the hotel offers complimentary shuttles, as well as a water taxi service from its own wharf. See more hotels like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Queenstown.
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2. Heartland Hotel Queenstown
Boasting a central location and unique A-frame buildings, the Heartland Hotel is a great choice for families staying in Queenstown. The Family Rooms have one queen bed and two singles, as well as a kitchenette, Sky TV and free WiFi. Even in between the activities available in Queenstown, families can enjoy some downtown at the Heartland Hotel by dining at the Hillside Brasserie serving a buffet breakfast and an a la carte dinner.
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3. Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Nestled in gardens with many rooms overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview is a “treat-yourself” choice in Queenstown for families. The four-star hotel has both Superior Rooms and Superior Lakeview Rooms suitable for families sharing the same bedroom across two double beds. Alternatively, there are split-level apartments available for more space and separate bedrooms. As for amenities, the hotel offers on-site parking, a Jacuzzi, ski lockers, free WiFi and an on-site bar and restaurant specialising in classic Kiwi cuisine.
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4. Pinewood Lodge and Apartments
For families on a budget and who want to stay close to the town centre, Pinewood Lodge certainly will provide. The accommodation village offers houses, cabins and studios for those seeking their own space with kitchen amenities, as well as private rooms and dorm rooms with shared facilities. The accommodation is a mere seven minutes walk from the town and has a few added conveniences, such as free on-site parking, bike hire, barbecue areas, spa pool and more. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Queenstown.
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5. Heritage Queenstown
Offering a Family Deluxe Room, Heritage Queenstown is the ideal hotel for a luxury family getaway. Choose a layout of either two super king beds or a super king bed and two singles in your private room. Alternatively, more space is available in the 2 Bedroom Suite with kitchen facilities and a lake view as an option. Kids will love the indoor and outdoor swimming pool, while the restaurant has a healthy kids menu with a sugar-free dessert.
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6. Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
This four-star hotel offers a double whammy when it comes to location: in the centre of town yet on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. It makes for a stunning location to enjoy the buffet breakfast from the restaurant or a glass of wine from your balcony. The hotel is great for families, especially with babysitting services available so mum and dad can enjoy some downtime whether it’s on the ski slopes, at the on-site bar or in the Jacuzzi. Rooms are simple, stylish and compact with the Standard Rooms and Lakeside Rooms with two double beds being the best options for families.
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7. The Waterfront
Enjoy the comforts of home in one of the two-bedroom apartments or two-bedroom penthouses at The Waterfront. Each apartment has its own kitchen, two bathrooms in some cases, Sky TV and access to free WiFi, ski lockers and underground parking. Penthouse guests also have a rooftop terrace with a barbecue which is pretty magical on summer days or for apres-ski sessions in winter. The apartments are a mere 100m (109 yards) away from the town. Plus, the views of the lake are hard to beat.
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8. Whistler Holiday Apartments
Another fantastic home-away-from-home accommodation for families awaits at Whistler Holiday Apartments on the edge of town, yet it’s only 10 minutes walk away from 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 family of four or five with a queen bed, two singles and a sofa bed. Each apartment has modern decor, a small kitchen, bathroom and a balcony with outdoor furniture.
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9. Peppers Beacon
An idyllic lakeside location, only five minutes walk from town, and offering luxurious hotel rooms, suites and apartments, Peppers Beacon is a dreamy choice for families. 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, a full kitchen, espresso machine and a few more luxurious extras. Or keep it simple in the two-bedroom garden suite with a kitchenette and a box office movies collection to keep the little ones entertained. The hotel has cots available, undercover parking, babysitting and childminding services too.
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10. Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road
For value accommodation, choose the Holiday Inn Queenstown. The hotel allows kids under 12 to stay and eat for free when sharing their parents’ room. Those rooms could be the Double Room with a Lakeview or the Family Room with two bedrooms and a kitchenette. The hotel is located along Frankton Road between the ski fields, airport and town, so it’s best to have your own transport available or be prepared to take the bus or a taxi. Other facilities at the hotel include a furnished deck and barbecue area, bar and restaurant, as well as tennis courts. See more like this in 11 Best Budget Accommodation in Queenstown.
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More About Queenstown for Families
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