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

15 Most Romantic Accommodations in Queenstown đź’‘ [2023]

© Hotel St Moritz Queenstown Mgallery by Sofitel

Romantic Hotels and Honeymoon Accommodations 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 and lodges, 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 accommodations in Queenstown.

While you’re here, don’t miss The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Queenstown and the 19 Most Romantic Things to Do in Queenstown for Couples.

1. Kamana Lakehouse

A breathtaking boutique hotel on the hillside overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Kamana Lakehouse not only offers the “highest-altitude accommodation” but boasts some of the best private hot pools offered by any accommodation in Queenstown. Choose between an array of view-capturing king and twin rooms and apartments. Either way, you’ll have a room that’s modernly styled, perhaps with its own outdoor hot tub, and that’s effortlessly romantic.

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15 Most Romantic Accommodations in Queenstown đź’‘ [2023]© Kamana Lakehouse

2. The Canyons B&B

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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15 Most Romantic Accommodations in Queenstown đź’‘ [2023]© The Canyons B&B

3. Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

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. No wonder this one ranks so highly in The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown.

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15 Most Romantic Accommodations in Queenstown đź’‘ [2023]© Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

4. Nugget Point Resort & Spa

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 at the Nugget Point Resort & Spa. 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, AWA Restaurant 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 the 20 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown.

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Nugget Point© Nugget Point

5. 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 enjoy other facilities at the Hilton including an indoor heated pool, jogging/hiking trail, fitness room, day spa and more.

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Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa© Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

6. 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 Room serving award-winning beef, lamb and salmon dishes, or share a glass together at the Bordeau Wine Lounge. For more stays with apartment options, head to the 10 Best Holiday Apartments in Queenstown.

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

7. The Spire Hotel

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 with 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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15 Most Romantic Accommodations in Queenstown đź’‘ [2023]© The Spire Hotel

8. Peppers Beacon Queenstown

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. For more choices with your own cooking facilities, have a  browse of the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Queenstown.

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Peppers Beacon© Peppers Beacon

9. 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.

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Heritage Queenstown© Heritage Queenstown

10. Melbourne Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Fantastic location, spectacular views and all for an affordable price, Melbourne Lodge offers rooms that are especially good value for couples. Breakfast is included in your stay just a five-minute walk from the town centre. There’s free WiFi and free off-street parking available plus shared or ensuite bathrooms, a guest kitchen, lounge and sundeck facilities. Book well ahead to get some of the best rates in town for couples. See more like this in 15 Best Budget Accommodations in Queenstown.

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15 Most Romantic Accommodations in Queenstown đź’‘ [2023]© Melbourne Lodge Bed & Breakfast

11. 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

12. 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. Novotel Queenstown Lakeside 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” also have free WiFi, mineral water, bathrobes, slippers and an espresso machine. For more hotel options, there are many more romantic options to choose from in the 25 Best Hotels in Queenstown.

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Novotel Queenstown Lakeside© Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

13. 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.

Check the Mercure Queenstown Resort out:

Mercure Queenstown Resort© Mercure Queenstown Resort

14. 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 Room” 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.

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Heartland Hotel Queenstown© Heartland Hotel Queenstown

15. 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 spa pool, gym, ski lockers and an on-site bar and restaurant specialising in classic Kiwi cuisine.

Check the Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview out:

15 Most Romantic Accommodations in Queenstown đź’‘ [2023]© Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

More About Romantic Accommodations in Queenstown

That’s it for our list of the most romantic accommodations 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 Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to 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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