OK... So how do you review a hotel whose prices are in the same league as the Hotel de Crillon or the better suites at the Waldorf Astoria ? You would expect the same levels of appointment and service in addition to iconic location. On this comparison Eichardt's does not measure up. We stayed in a 2 br apt rather than in the main hotel section, so perhaps we missed out on the best it can offer.... One positive is the bar. Hidden behind a modest door onto the waterfront is a snug room and a warm fire with a great drinks list and cordial staff. This has always been a must for me on every Queenstown visit and always made me want to stay at the hotel. But this is not what you are paying for as a guest. Our apt was spacious with a great view and location. So are several others in Queenstown, some at much lower prices. The furnishings were quite chic, and the occasional ingrained grime stain did seem to clash. The kitchen nook was too small to be functional, but perhaps there is no expectation that guests will want to make anything more than a cup of tea in a 2 br apartment. All of this might sound like nitpicking but you have a right to expect the world at these prices. By the way, don't book thru the hotel's reservation system, as they are unaware of the discount prices available through the various online booking services.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eichardt's (I-carts) Private Hotel provides fine accommodation in five luxurious Hotel Suites, four Lakefront Apartments, and the Eichardt's Residence, all located in the historic district on a premium lakefront position at the heart of Queenstown's cafe and restaurant precinct with some of the finest international shopping labels an easy stroll away. The Hotel reflects contemporary provincial elegance, its modern features in perfect harmony with the distinctive antiques and luxurious furnishings of this New Zealand icon. The Lakefront Apartments, just a few paces away from Eichardt's Private Hotel offer stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and nearby mountain ranges. The Residence, located on an elevated position, a few minutes walk from the hotel is set over three levels and offers three suites, each with large ensuite, movie theatre, full European kitchen, and three lakefacing balconies. Queenstown's premier lakefront address offers a welcoming and stylish environment for sampling mouth-watering creations and timeless cocktails. Eichardt's Bar oozes the warmth, comfort and style of this beautiful old hotel with amazing views of the lake and surrounding mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eichardts Private Queenstown