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Esplanade Queenstown

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   58 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly Esplanade Residence)
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Ranked #16 of 60 hotels in Queenstown
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In a word - PERFECT Beautifully appointed apartment - cosy and warm and so much space ! Everything was ready for us for an early check in. House keeping staff so friendly - cos I was a bit thick and couldn't work out how to use the door ! A great stay , fireplace was great - kids didn't want... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a group of 8 golfers we chose these apartments as they offered 3Br with 2 Bathrooms upstairs whilst downstairs provided a separate lounge area with TV a formal dining table setting which seated 8 & a modern kitchen. We were able to alternate eating take away with restaurant meals thus reducing meal expenses. The 3 apartments were clean, modern... More

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Portland, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed at the Esplanade Apartments in villa 5 for a week while in Queenstown and absolutely loved our stay. We stayed from 6th feb to the 13th. We did find it warm at night but nothing opening a window didn't fix. The Apartments are perfect location, across the road from the lake and only a few minutes stroll to... More

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StaysouthManager, General Manager at Esplanade Queenstown, responded to this review

What an exceptional review - thank you, we really appreciate you taking the time. Glad the apartment was welcoming, roomy and well provisioned for you. The apartments location being so close to town and all its attractions, is certainly one of its best features and we hope that you come back to stay again in the future. Regards THE TEAM... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Gorgeous apartment, we had No. 8. It was quite a cold weekend so we didn't have the doors open. We were very happy with the apartment, very comfy beds and clean. There was plenty of towels and flannels but no extra tea towels, handtowels and bath mats. Ease of access, very clear instructions. Very comfortable.

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StaysouthManager, General Manager at Esplanade Queenstown, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback. Wonderful to see you found the apartment very comfortable and easy to access with the presentation top notch. We hope to welcome you back to stay with us in the future. THE TEAM AT STAYSOUTH.COM More

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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Our apartment was number 4. Very well appointed on two floors with three good sized bedrooms, beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and luxurious. Upstairs there are also two bathrooms, one en suite, a cupboard with washing machine and dryer and a wide spacious landing. On the ground floor, is a large single room, with a seating area at one end which... More

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StaysouthManager, Manager at Esplanade Queenstown, responded to this review

Of course you have "47 helpful votes" on your Trip Advisor page and are a Top Contributor, what a thorough review. Many thanks for your feedback and pointing out all the wonderful things the Esplanade Queenstown has to offer. With the villas central location and being on the Esplanade lakefront all of what you have observed is due to coming... More

Broadbeach, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The units themselves are very well presented, roomy and clean. Great kitchen and plenty of space for 4-5 adults. Now the downsides- no air conditioning (queenstown does get very warm to hot so give this place a miss in the summer), the noise from the road is another drawback, it doesn't let up till very late. No spa in ensuite... More

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StaysouthManager, Manager at Esplanade Queenstown, responded to this review

At Esplanade Queenstown we appreciate you pointing out the pros and cons of your stay with us, and great to hear you found the apartments well presented, roomy and clean with a great kitchen for a larger groups. As the Villas are located lakefront central Queenstown and are situated on the Esplanade, with this positive you do however have the... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The residence is very comfortable espacially for a group of six or with a family. It has all the basic eminities provided and can accomadate any requests, espacially for families with children. The place is spacious, which is excellent for my two little daughters when we stayed there. The residence located very near the town, where we took only about... More

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StaysouthManager, Manager at Esplanade Queenstown, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to post a review of your experience staying with us at the Esplanade Queenstown. You chose a wonderful place to stay with a young family and I'm sure they enjoyed the playground across the road from the Esplanade, and seeing the ducks on the lakefront when walking into town. Hope you are able to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We recently had a long weekend in Queenstown and had the pleasure of staying at Apartment 6 at The Esplanade Residences. The apartment is spacious and beautifully presented; we felt at home from the moment we walked in the door. The Esplanade Residences have a most stunning view of the lake and are perfectly situated, being a short stroll to... More

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StaysouthManager, Manager at Esplanade Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us. We are glad to read that you found your stay with us at Esplanade Villas to be pleasant and enjoyed the spacious and homely apartment. Yes we agree you never tire of the stunning lake and mountain views. We look forward to having you stay in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The Esplanade Apartments are one of a kind. We had the most wonderful stay with our 2 year old son. Child friendly with a great playground and beautiful lake across the road. A comfortable walk to all that Queenstown has to offer in the town. We will most certainly be back to stay. Wonderful!!!

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StaysouthManager, Manager at Esplanade Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a lovely review of our property. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday at the Esplanade Queenstown and that your son enjoyed the park across the road, wonderful memories for you all. A warm welcome back for the future. More

Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Just returned from a week skiing with my family of 4 in Queenstown NZ and absolutely loved it. We stayed at the Esplanade Residences (#6) and it was amazing, everything about it was 5 star and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. We have been to Queenstown before and loved it too, however the stay at this property was the... More

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StaysouthManager, General Manager at Esplanade Queenstown, responded to this review

So pleased to hear your stay at the Esplanade Queenstown was a treat, it sounded like the perfect ski holiday. The wonderful thing about the Esplanade Villas is that they all are a mirror image of one another, so it doesn't matter which one you stay in they are all superb. We welcome you and your family to Queenstown and... More

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Address: 58 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly Esplanade Residence)
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #16 of 60 hotels in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Esplanade Queenstown 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Across the Esplanade from Lake Wakatipu, these luxury 3-bedroom villas are perfect for any season. Downtown Queenstown, with all its restaurants and shops is only a short five-minute stroll along the lake shore. Fabulous for those with young children as there is a playground in the park directly in front of the complex and each villa has its own private courtyard – which allows children to play outside yet be off the road and safe from traffic and if travelling by car, a private garage at the back of the villa it very easy to drop groceries (and the children) at the back door before putting the car away for the night! Inside; enjoy a bottle of local Pinot Noir in front of the large gas fire in the sitting room, dine alfresco in the courtyard or relax and soak up the holiday feel in Queenstown in the large bath in the master en-suite bathroom overlooking the lake...Each villa's ground floor comprises a fully equipped kitchen, dining and sitting room with a large flat screen TV, DVD/CD player and radio. TV coverage is digital Sky with all channels available for viewing. Upstairs, the three bedrooms: - master bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom and other two bedrooms with shared second bathroom. A maximum of 6 guests can be accommodated with a bed configuration to suit 4 singles OR 3 couples OR 2 couples and 2 singles. Also available, upon request are portacots, high chairs and stair safety-gates if travelling with infants (POA). Each villa also has a laundry with washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board.No keys are required for the villas - access is by digital key-pad, making access easy, simple and convenient. ... more   less 
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