I first stayed at the Loft Apartments in Queenstown on my last visit in 2003. I can testify to the complaints about the parking situation - I got a parking fine on that trip.
This time, it was low season so we did not have problems finding parking. The place is largely the same ... though the fittings are beginning to look old now. The old CRT TVs give truncated images when watching telly. I think NZ broadcasts in a newer wide format now.
That said, if you don't think of it as a motel or hotel ... it does offer more space, washer/dryer facilities and the cleaning service is said to be every other day by another reviewer (we didn't get it at all the 2 nights we stayed).
The location however, is very central. Esp useful if you are travelling with older folks who can go shopping while we head out for other activities.
Both in 2003 and 2011, we stayed on the ground floor so I have no experience with noise (and no view) ... and we sat outside for a glass of wine on occasion.
The younger staff at the recept were generally more helpful and friendly. There was an older staff manning the counter who was rather more impersonal and less helpful.
All in, I would say it is neither good or bad... it depends on what you're after. It's a decent enough place to stay with useful washer facilities and central, but service is definitely basic, bordering on non-existent.
After two stays, I'll probably try somewhere else on the next visit.
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