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Pounamu Apartments
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   110 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand   |  
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

OMG the view~ nothing beats lounging back in a fully equipped modern intuitive ergonomical apartment and being mesmerized at the beautiful mountains and lake which seems like only metres away.
Thanks to all the bubbly and serviced minded staff and management- (Priscalla) who self confuses to make it like home, which of course pleased my wife to no end as her expectations are rather high.

Sry to mention the inroom amenities Koha were chemical based (they creatively claim otherwise) in such a biodiverse surrounds its seems sacrilegious to use toxic chemicals on yourself and the environment.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Siebe, Manager at Pounamu Apartments, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Thanks again for staying with us at Pounamu Apartments, and taking the time to review us on trip advisor. Since your stay with us in September we have been in contact with our company who supplies us with our bathroom Amenities.

He has made the following points in his response

"These amenity products (unlike almost all others) are made by us here in NZ using the mildest of ingredients, all have pure NZ extracts, as well as the hair care and bath and shower gels products being totally paraben free.

All our ingredients are 100% approved worldwide and used extensively in all facets of hair and body care.
To call them chemical based is true I guess as without question almost all cosmetic products contain some sort of derived chemical ingredient, but they are definitely not toxic".

You can look at their website to check out the positive reviews they have had from others in recent times.

A lot of effort goes into ensuring that we provide products that met the “environmentally friendly” criteria and we do need to rely that the Chemical reports provided are genuine.

Overall we’re pleased that you had such a brilliant stay, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Leo Van Dijk
Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I stayed here with my sister and brother in law and it was fabulous, the apartments are top of the range.
everything you could want, no expense has been spared on these apartments.
beds were extremely comfortable with each having its own ensuite, washing machine and tumble dryer, internet, fitted kitchen with all mod cons, open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen, with big screen tv, dvd player, microwave, cooker, oven, dishwasher etc.
great views of the lake and not too far from the town centre.
It was one of the most expensive places we stayed but if you are looking for luxury, then this is the one for you 5 stars

Room Tip: ask for the apartments at the back as they are so peaceful with no road noise
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

August 20012 was our second stay at Pounamu apartments. The in floor heating provides a warm and cosy enviroment to come home to at the end of each day. The video selection and access to free cable TV makes it a simple enterainment selection. The kitchen has adequate utensils to prepare a meal when you are eating in. The bedding is large and comfortabe. The views accross the lake to the Remarkables tops off the relaxation factor of the room.
The ski buses stop outside the door. It is only a short bus ride to the airport or the Remarkables Park shopping centre. Central Queenstown is only a short walk along Frankton rd or the scenic route along the edge of the lake.
The staff were helpful and friendly.
We will be back for another ten days next year, or maybe sooner.

Kevin H

Room Tip: Unit 7b had great views accross the lake and mountains.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This was our 4th stay in Queenstown and we have stayed at the Pounamu Apartments everytime. They are ideally situated just 10 minutes out of town...close enough to walk to but out of the hustle and bustle. The views from the apartments are amazing but as they are situated on the main road the traffic noise can be bad at times. Overall the apartments are very comfortable to stay in with a lovely kitchen. It is great having two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well!! The staff are fantastic and booked any trip we decided to do and even helped us pick the best day weather wise for our trips.
Thank you Pounamu for another lovely relaxing 2 weeks of queenstown bliss!!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

My husband and I stayed here on our first wedding anniversary. It couldn't have been better. Very spacious and comfortable apartment! Full kitchen facilities and in-room washer/dryer were a plus. We ended up spending a lot of time simply relaxing by the gas fire, enjoying the amazing views. Easy walking distance to the town centre when we wanted to go out. The staff were also very helpful and friendly in organising any activities. Would definietly stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

My wife and I and our son and his wife stayed in a two bedroom apartment for 5 days and its was the perfect accommodation for our needs. Close to the centre of town 10 min walk around the lake to get there, views over the lake and the snow capped mountains. The apartment has a complete kitchen, log fire and floor heating. The staff were helpful and informative

Room Tip: lounge rooms without a balcony are larger and you would sit out there in winter
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

My partner and I stayed at pounamu apartments queenstown in August of 2012 for 10 days. We were attracted to pounamu due to the boutique set up, quality fit out, amazing views, self contained kitchenette and the size of the apartment. Most of the hotels closer to town offer 48sqm of living with no kitchen, dryer, washing machine and basic view. This apartment had so much to offer and with only a short stroll into the town about ten minutes and down hill the location was superb, the taxi ride home was only $8 nz so very cheap.
The staff were amazing and offered us great advice, especially Priscilla who informed us of skippers canyon jet boat tours and Botswana butchery fine dining restaurant, which were much to our delight, overall a ten out of ten, thank you Pounamu! Simone and brad

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 110 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Queenstown
#4 Family Hotel in Queenstown
#5 Best Value Hotel in Queenstown
#7 Romantic Hotel in Queenstown
#9 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
#10 Business Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pounamu Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax in style and soak up the spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables in our 1 or 2 bedroom spacious, self-contained or serviced Apartments. Each Apartment has an open plan lounge, dining and full kitchen facilities, gas fire, under-floor heating, Sky TV, ensuite bathroom with shared laundry amenities. A separate office area with computer/printer/fax. Our Studio Rooms a like a small hotel room with kitchenette and ensuite bathroom (NO Views). Facilities include FREE unlimited Wi-Fi Internet and FREE local calls. Complimentary secure under cover Car Park with Ski/Golf Locker, BBQ area and outside Spa Pool. We also have a "Pet Friendly" Apartment. Sleeping configuration King Beds. Single beds can be requested at the time of your booking. Just a 10 min walk to Queenstown town centre and approx 20 min drive to the ski fields makes these beautifully appointed Apartments a must for your stay.Enquire about special seasonal rates and tempting promotional offers, and at Pounamu Apartments, be assured of a warm, welcoming visit to this ‘Remarkable’ region. ... more   less 
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