This is a new site on the other side of the lake from Queenstown, town itself. The site was a major build for a NZ developer who went into administration before it could all be completed. The banks and the Hilton agreed to finish what was there and try and sell off the remainder land. All this means that there are several views from the hotel of weed-coverd, semi-prepared land and foundations roughly fenced off. There are two hotels operating side by side both administered by the Hilton. The communal interiors and lighting are a little dark and gloomy but the rooms are well appointed and presented. Noisy air handling plant outside was obtrusive if you left the window open on premium rooms with partial lake view. The hotel is not within walking distance of the city centre (8-10km) and a water taxi will cost $10 each way and is not very frequent (hourly). Taxis are expensive at $40-50 to the city and as you can hire a car for $60 a day this is the best option.
Warning: Many of the rooms share a balcony with the neighbouring room with no barrier in between. This feels like a major security/privacy issue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Queentown Resort & Spa - this is the place. The only hotel positioned directly on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa showcases panoramic views over an unspoilt landscape famed the world over. It’s an exhilarating setting – and one without compromise. Welcome to a place where you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Queenstown like never before... welcome to Hilton. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Queenstown Hotel Queenstown