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

10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Queenstown

© Hotel St Moritz Queenstown Mgallery by Sofitel

Romantic Hotels in Queenstown

The breathtaking alpine scenery, the wealth of adventures to share together, and the exquisite dining… Queenstown makes a glorious location for couples on a honeymoon, anniversary or simply enjoying a romantic getaway. Complete your escape together by staying in one of Queenstown’s most romantic hotels, whether it be an affordable yet stylish room in the town centre or a luxurious retreat on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. We go through your best options in this list of romantic accommodation in Queenstown.

While you’re here, don’t miss The Honeymoon Guide to Queenstown and 10 Best Holiday Apartments in Queenstown.

1. Nugget Point, a THC Group Hotel

Enjoy a truly unique stay at the base of the Coronet Peak ski field in Arthur’s Point with unbeatable views of the Shotover River and the surrounding mountains. Unwind together in the Roman-style spa and make use of facilities such as a gym, squash court, private movie theatre, library, WiFi and so much more. The on-site restaurant, Kanuka Kitchen and Bar is an utterly romantic venue to enjoy dinners together with its floor-to-ceiling windows and fine cuisine showcasing the best of the region. Couples stay in hotel-style rooms with your choice of river or garden view and adequate space to lounge. The Executive River Suite is a real treat with an outdoor spa pool overlooking the river. See more hotels like this in 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Queenstown.

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Nugget Point© Nugget Point

2. Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Located on the tranquil shores of Lake Wakatipu with Queenstown a mere 10-minute water taxi ride away, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa sure makes for a romantic retreat. The five-star resort has 178 rooms complete with a private balcony, cosy fireplace, TV and WiFi. Couples looking for something special should set their sights on a Relaxation Room featuring their own hot tub deck overlooking the lake. Hilton provides a home-away-from-home experience with a full kitchen and lounge amenities while fantastic eateries are just a short walk from your room. Dine surrounding an open kitchen at the Wakatipu Grill or share a gourmet pizza at Stacks Pub. Other facilities at the Hilton include an indoor heated pool, jogging/hiking trail, fitness room, day spa and more.

Check Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa out:

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa© Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

3. Heartland Hotel Queenstown

The Heartland Hotel is a great choice for couples choosing to stay in central Queenstown. The A-frame Chalet Rooms set the tone right for a romantic stay in an alpine town. Couples on a budget will find the Standard Rooms easy on the wallet, while those celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary may want to indulge in a Superior Rooms with premium lake and mountain views. Guests have access to Sky TV, free WiFi, free parking and the Hillside Brasserie serving a buffet breakfast and an a la carte dinner. See more like this in 11 Best Budget Accommodation in Queenstown.

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Heartland Hotel Queenstown© Heartland Hotel Queenstown

4. The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Treat your loved one to five-star luxury and an amazing lakefront location at The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments. While hotel rooms are enough for most couples, the creme-de-la-creme of The Rees is the luxury apartments with a lounge, kitchen and bathrooms. Amenities in most apartments 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 the hotel’s wharf. While you’re likely to have your own kitchen facilities, don’t miss the opportunity for a romantic meal at True South Dining Rooms serving award-winning beef, lamb and salmon dishes, or share a glass together at the Bordeau Wine Lounge.

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

5. 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 central Queenstown. The four-star hotel has both Superior Rooms and Superior Lakeview Rooms with a private patio or balcony, as well as free WiFi. The hotel has on-site parking, a Jacuzzi, gym, ski lockers and an on-site bar and restaurant specialising in classic Kiwi cuisine.

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Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview© Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

6. Mercure Queenstown Resort

Located on the hillside of Fernhill, Mercure Queenstown Resort boasts elevated views of Lake Wakatipu. The hotel is a five-minute drive from town offering a more tranquil destination for your couple’s getaway or honeymoon. Stay in a Superior Lake View Room with a king bed or make it more affordable by staying in a Garden View Room. Either way, you’ll have access to Sky TV, coffee/tea making facilities and the hotel’s array of amenities such as a seasonal pool, sauna and spa, fitness centre and two restaurants with unbeatable views of the lake.

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Mercure Queenstown Resort© Mercure Queenstown Resort

7. Peppers Beacon

An idyllic lakeside location and only five minutes walk from town, Peppers Beacon is a dreamy choice for just about any couple. You’ll find the right fit here with a wealth of luxurious hotel rooms, suites and apartments. Many of the apartments and penthouses set the scene for romance with schist stone fireplaces, as well as nights’ in with a full kitchen, espresso machine and more. Breakfast is served in the Gallery Lounge on the seventh floor, while other facilities include a barbecue area, gym and a sauna.

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Peppers Beacon© Peppers Beacon

8. Heritage Queenstown

Crafted from schist stone and cedar, Heritage Queenstown embraces the ambience of this alpine town. Couples love the Deluxe Rooms and Lakeview Deluxe Rooms with a private balcony. Suites are also available featuring full kitchens and a lounge. As for amenities, Heritage Queenstown has a spa, pool, sauna and gym, cosy dining by the fire in the Mackenzies Restaurant or al fresco dining on the expansive balconies during summer. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Accommodation in Queenstown for Foodies.

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Heritage Queenstown© Heritage Queenstown

9. 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 a honeymoon, anniversary or “just because”. 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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Hotel St Moritz Queenstown Mgallery by Sofitel© Hotel St Moritz Queenstown Mgallery by Sofitel

10. Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

This four-star hotel offers the best of both worlds when it comes to location: in the centre of town yet on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. It makes for a breathtaking location to enjoy the buffet breakfast from the restaurant or a glass of wine from your balcony. Rooms are simple, yet modern and stylish featuring an iPod docking station, TV and a chaise lounge. Executive Rooms have free WiFi, mineral water, bathrobe, slippers and an espresso machine.

Check Novotel Queenstown Lakeside out:

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside© Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

More About Queenstown for Couples

Now that you know the best romantic accommodations in Queenstown, 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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