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

20 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown đź’Ž [2023]

© The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

The Best Luxury Hotels, Lodges and Holiday Homes in Queenstown

A location as beautiful as Queenstown, with its majestic mountains, tranquil lake and vibrant blue rivers, calls for a special kind of accommodation. Whether you’re visiting in the refreshing winter for some ski time, winery-hopping during the vineyard harvest, or ticking adrenaline experiences off your bucket list during summer, there is always a sublime hotel or lodge with incredible views and facilities to retreat to. We go through some of the most breathtaking in this list of best luxury accommodations in Queenstown.

Plus, while you’re here, don’t miss the 10 Best Luxury Experiences in Queenstown and The Luxury Travel Guide to Queenstown.

1. QT Queenstown – The Best Luxury Accommodation in Queenstown

Boasting five-star views from your rooms kitted out with five-star quirk, no wonder QT Queenstown is one of the trendiest luxury establishments in Queenstown. With its signature eclectic design choices, artwork that invites you to step through the frame, and funky places to eat and meet, you can be forgiven if you find this hotel hard to leave. Enjoy a tipple at Reds Bar or sample a bit of everything at the gourmet buffet of Bazaar. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to work it off at the pool or one of the 15 Best Walks in Queenstown.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown đź’Ž [2023]© QT Queenstown

2. Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel – Five-Star Hotel in Queenstown

Far enough for a quiet retreat yet close enough for a stroll into town, Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel not only offers convenience but five-star luxury. The 22-room hotel treats guests to pre-dinner drinks and canapes each day, as well as an indulgent breakfast to fuel the day’s adventures. Rooms either feature views across the park to The Remarkables mountains or alpine views of the Queenstown Gondola. Either way, your room features sleek, contemporary and romantic design choices which make this boutique hotel a top choice for couples. See more hotels like this in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodations in Queenstown.

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20 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown đź’Ž [2023]© Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

3. Hulbert House Luxury Boutique Lodge Queenstown – Luxury Boutique Accommodation in Queenstown

Another stunning boutique accommodation in Queenstown, Hulbert House Luxury Boutique Lodge radiates historical charm combined with bold design choices that confirm you’re staying somewhere special. There are six uniquely decorated rooms on offer, all with breakfast, refreshments and pre-dinner drinks and canapes included in the rate. The lodge is just a short walk from town. Alternatively, take the e-bikes that guests are free to use.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown đź’Ž [2023]© Hulbert House Luxury Boutique Lodge Queenstown

4. Gibbston Valley Lodge and Spa – Luxury Accommodation in the Queenstown Area

Stay among the vines of the Otago wine region at the Gibbston Valley Lodge and Spa. Leave the rest of the world behind as you retreat to one of 24 beautiful vineyard villas with oodles of space, sun-washed decks and courtyard, and options to indulge in hot tubs, a sauna or to stick with your gym routine. Getaways to these luxury villas also include breakfast, evening wine tasting, valet parking and more.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown đź’Ž [2023]© Gibbston Valley Lodge and Spa

5. Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa – Luxury Resort in Queenstown

Located on the tranquil shores of Lake Wakatipu with Queenstown a mere 10-minute water taxi ride away and Queenstown Airport only a five minutes drive, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is a breathtaking yet convenient retreat. The five-star resort has 178 rooms, each complete with a private balcony, cosy fireplace, TV and WiFi. A real treat is the “Relaxation Rooms” featuring 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 providing its own fantastic eateries. Dine surrounding an open kitchen at the Wakatipu Grill or enjoy other facilities at the Hilton including an indoor heated pool, jogging/hiking trail, fitness room, family packages, day spa and more.

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Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa© Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

6. The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments – Family Luxury Accommodation in Queenstown

Treat your loved one or tribe to five-star luxury and an amazing lakefront location at The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments. While hotel rooms are available for solo travellers and couples, most of the accommodation options at The Rees consist of luxury apartments with separate bedrooms, a lounge, a kitchen and multiple bathrooms. Amenities in most rooms include an 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, complimentary shuttles are available, as well as a water taxi service from its own wharf. The ample space and variety of apartment sizes available make The Rees an ideal stay for families. See more hotels like this in 15 Best Family Accommodations in Queenstown.

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

7. The Canyons B&B – Luxury Honeymoon Accommodation in Queenstown

Escape to Arthur’s Point and the banks of the Shotover River at this homely yet lavish B&B accommodation. The Canyons B&B offers three romantic rooms ideal for couples or the opportunity to hire this piece of paradise as your holiday home. Each room is as lavish as the last, however, with alpine views viewable from your French doors that open onto private patios and tiled ensuite switch slipper baths. Take full advantage of the spa pool under the starry skies and your room’s mini-fridge with complimentary snacks to enjoy during your stay.

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20 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown đź’Ž [2023]© The Canyons B&B

8. Azur Lodge – Luxury Lodge in Queenstown

One of the most prestigious addresses in Queenstown, Azur Lodge is the pinnacle of luxury with the pinnacle of views from all aspects of its nine identical one-bedroom villas. Soak up unobstructed views from your freestanding bathtub or watch the sunrise from your all-glass bedroom. Underfloor heating and a gas fireplace will keep you cosy in winter, while summer begs for an in-villa massage on your private balcony. Also part of the experience is breakfast, afternoon tea and pre-dinner drinks and canapes which you can enjoy in the main lodge or your villa at a time that suits you.

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20 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown đź’Ž [2023]© Azur Lodge

9. The Spire Hotel – Boutique Hotel in Queenstown Town Centre

Jutting out over the vibrant central streets of Queenstown, The Spire Hotel offers tastefully decorated five-star rooms with a stone-clad fireplace for a cosy ambience in winter and a large balcony to soak up the sun in summer. The boutique hotel has just 10 spacious suites which can be arranged in super-king or twin bed layouts, while there’s also plenty of room to lounge by the fire or in front of the TV with streaming services. You’ll also find the hotel’s sister restaurant just across the road, as well as most of Queenstown’s top dining options just a stone’s throw away – check them out in The Food Guide to Queenstown: Places to Eat & Food Tours.

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20 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown đź’Ž [2023]© The Spire Hotel

10. A Remarkable Stay – Luxury House Accommodation in Queenstown

If you prefer your own private retreat, set your sights on this luxurious four-bedroom holiday home halfway between Queenstown and The Remarkables ski field. Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains from the cedar hot tub or while dining alfresco on the barbecue patio. With room for six guests, spacious open-plan living and easy access to Jack’s Point’s network of walking, running and cycling trails, you are in the perfect spot for entertaining and recreation. Being one of the most upmarket holiday homes in the area, needless to say, we also list this one in The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown.

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20 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown đź’Ž [2023]© Bachcare

11. Marina Apartments Element Escapes – Luxury Apartments in Queenstown

Swap the hotel-style holiday for complete privacy and a more local’s experience at Marina Apartments Element Escapes. Choose from two locations in Queenstown, either in the heart of the town or along Frankton Road so you are closer to the ski fields, for instance. All apartments and studios boast an ultra-modern design with full kitchens, underfloor heating, complimentary consumables, Sky TV, a ski storage area and much more. See more stays with home-away-from-home amenities in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Queenstown.

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Element Escapes Apartments© Element Escapes Apartments

12. Nugget Point Resort & Spa – Luxury Ski Accommodation in Queenstown

Swap modern designs for something stylishly traditional at Nugget Point Resort & Spa. Enjoy a truly unique stay at the base of Coronet Peak in Arthur’s Point with unbeatable views of the Shotover River and sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. Nugget Point offers a Roman-style spa, as well as a gym, squash court, private movie theatre, library, WiFi and so much more. The on-site restaurant, AWA Restaurant and Bar is one you’ll want to enjoy time and time again with floor-to-ceiling windows and cuisine to showcase the best of the region. But what about the rooms? Enjoy hotel-style rooms with your choice of view and adequate space to lounge and some with decks and spa pools.

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Nugget Point© Nugget Point

13. Heritage Queenstown – Luxury Suites in Queenstown

Crafted from schist stone and cedar, Heritage Queenstown embraces the dramatic ambience of your stay in this alpine town. There’s an accommodation type for all travellers: couples have the “Deluxe Rooms” with a private balcony, families have the “Family Deluxe Room” with a super king and two singles, and business travellers have ample space to work in the “Executive Deluxe Room Suites” are also available featuring a full kitchen, lounge and separate bedrooms. As for amenities, Heritage Queenstown has a spa, pool, sauna and gym, cosy dining by the fire in the Mackenzies Restaurant, as well as al fresco dining on the expansive balconies.

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Heritage Queenstown© Heritage Queenstown

14. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa – Luxury Queenstown Accommodation with a Spa

A luxury hotel on the central streets of Queenstown, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa offers a stay in effortless luxury. Enjoy fine dining, a day spa and elegant French-inspired interiors at this popular hotel. Any one of the five categories of rooms is designed to impress complete with underfloor heating, possum throws, bathrooms with double spa baths and much more. The dining here includes some of the fine dining hotspots in Queenstown, including Jervois Steakhouse, the artistic Left Bank Bistro and the romantic 1789 Lounge. See more options like this in the 10 Best Hotels in Queenstown.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown đź’Ž [2023]© Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

15. Hotel St Moritz Queenstown – MGallery by Sofitel – Five-Star Hotel with Lake Views

A five-star design-driven boutique hotel just a short walk from town, Hotel St Moritz Queenstown is well worth considering for a special occasion. Another one from the Sofitel hotel group, choose one of the “Guest Rooms” with your choice of lake or garden view, opt for a balcony or enjoy more space in one of the “Suites”. Many of the rooms have an espresso machine, Sky TV, removable mattress toppers and pay-per-view movies. As for dining, enjoy the enthralling views and the stylish interior of Lombardi, a casual retreat in the living room-style The Library, or enjoy a local varietal of wine at the Lombardi Bar.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown đź’Ž [2023]© Hotel St Moritz Queenstown Mgallery by Sofitel

16. DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown – Luxury Hotel Near The Remarkables Ski Field

An ideal base for skiing at The Remarkables in winter or to escape the hustle and bustle of the town in summer, DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown offers luxury accommodation in Kawarau Village. Spend your downtime here hiring a bike, watching a movie in the 10-seat executive cinema, divulging in one of the three on-site restaurants, bar, cafe or ordering room service. You can even prepare your own home-cooked meals with your room’s kitchenette facilities. There are king and twin guest rooms available with modern yet alpine-themed interiors and your choice of view.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown© DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown

17. Villa Del Lago – Luxury Lakefront Accommodation

Choose from two or three-bedroom villas, as well as one-bedroom king suites at Villa Del Lago. The serviced luxury apartments are located (almost) on the lakefront, about a 25-minute walk from the town centre, yet the apartments are perched on the hillside with tremendous lake views. Each apartment has a full kitchen where guests can pick fresh herbs from the herb garden. Enjoy warm nights in by the real-flame gas fires or summer evenings on your balcony or patio. Apartments are on multiple levels and accessible by stairs. Free parking, WiFi and ski storage lockers are included.

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Villa Del Lago© Villa Del Lago

18. Peppers Beacon Queenstown – Five-Star Apartment Hotel in Queenstown

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 just about any traveller. However large your tribe, you’ll find the right fit with a wealth of two to five-bedroom apartments available, as well as hotel rooms for couples. Many of the apartments and penthouses have schist stone fireplaces, a full kitchen, an espresso machine and, of course, much more. For more irresistible apartments, check out the 10 Best Holiday Apartments in Queenstown.

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Peppers Beacon© Peppers Beacon

19. Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown – Family-Friendly Luxury Apartments

Enjoy contemporary furnishings, majestic views and home comforts when you stay at Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu. Each suite boasts underfloor heating and gas fire, full kitchen facilities, Sky TV in the lounge and bedrooms, a DVD library, USB charging stations, an iPod docking station, laundry machines and some suites have a private balcony. The apartment hotel 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.

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Swiss Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown© Swiss Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown

20. Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown – Central Lakeshore Hotel

Convenience and idyllic views combine here at Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown with its lakeshore location only a five-minute walk from town. While the hotel’s exterior is nothing short of grand, standing majestically over Lake Wakatipu, the room interiors are, admittedly, a little uninspired. Nevertheless, there are room types for all travellers, including family rooms with many offering views of the lake that are hard to beat. The eateries here are superb though, with design and cuisine that are bound to be a memorable part of your stay. Lil Red is tucked away on level six of the hotel boasting unique geometric decor along with an enticing menu to enjoy by the fire.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Queenstown© Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

More About Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown

That’s it for our list of the best luxury accommodations in Queenstown. For more inspiration for the perfect escape, take a look at more of our guides:

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

Author

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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