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Whistler, The Chancellor - Queenstown
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Gorge Road | PO Box 221, Queenstown 9999, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #14 of 61 hotels in Queenstown
East Lansing, Michigan
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“Marvelous Hosts, Good Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The Whistler is very close to downtown Queenstown, easily walkable, and close enough to walk to the gondola ride to Bob's Peak and its attractions. Parking is under the units but requires some dexterity because drives are very steep and awkard. Our unit was comfortable, with a complete kitchen, bathroom with shower only, comfortable bed, but access is up a steep stairs and would not work well for the handicapped. There is a coin laundry available. The hosts were very helpful and accommodating, offering suggestions about signtseeing, restaurants, other attractions, and very willing to call for reservations, information, etc. As with most places, there could be modest improvements, but we enjoyed our stay there and recommend it very highly.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Totally enjoyed our stay at the Whistler. Our hosts were charming and went out of thier way to accommodate our needs. My husband is in a wheelchair so accomadation can be a problem.Will happily recommend to others and will return.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We loved our 3 days at Whistler. We'd been on the road for a week when we arrived and having a washer dryer in the bathroom was great. The appartment was a decent size and nicely furnished. The only thing we'd have improved was that there was no tv in the bedroom, but that was more than compensated for by the rest of the apartment and particularly the lovely big balcony which looked out over the school playing field where the paragliders came in to land. We'd been to Queenstown before so we were able to ease back a bit on the sight seeing and having this appartment to relax in was marvellous.

The hosts were really helpfu and gave us advice on where we might like to visit during our stay and also where we might find accomodation when we moved on to the West Coast...and as predicted the Glaciers were short on space!

There are 2 supermarkets just a few minutes walk away and our tip is to turn right and head to the Fresh Choice which was good on prices. We stocked up with some wine and sat out on our lovely balcony to drink it in the evenings.

The centre of town and Lake Front is less than 10 minutes walk away, there was ample parking and this provided us with a great base while we were chilling in Queenstown.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brsibane,Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We stayed in a one bed apartment for a weekend in February and it was the perfect place for us. We had been hiking so we just wanted to chill out and relax. It was ideal for this with its great living area, comfortable couch, dvd and flatscreen tv. We could pick up dvds at reception so it was so convenient.
We enjoyed chatting to Wayne and meeting Jan. Honestly, they work hard, and they help you at with any bookings or info you may need to make your holiday run smoothly. Loved the complimentary toiletries and the filter coffee. The full kitchen was really handy as well as the washing machine. All in all, we loved the place, it was convenient, a few minutes walking distance to town centre and to the supermarket, all on the flat so it was easy to get around on foot. The view from the balcony was of the gondola/luge mountain which was very pleasant and pretty.
Gorge Rd is quite busy, but we had a unit facing the side street and one does not notice traffic noise on the side. At night it is quiet here. If we went back to Queenstown we would stay here again as it was so convenient.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed in a one-bedroom apartment facing Gorge Road for a couple of nights in December 2012. The host Wayne is very friendly and provided useful information to us about Queenstown. Apartment is clean and tidy. Washing machine and clothes rack are provided, convenient for longer term stay. It was fun to watch from the balcony when the paragliders are coming down from the mountain during the day. Traffic can be quite busy (and noisy) on Gorge Road but once it dies down in the evening, the balcony is a great place to enjoy a bit of outdoor dining and soak in the evening atmosphere. One complaint about the bedroom is that the mattress is a bit too soft for my liking.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cowes, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Arrived late in queenstown And the I-centre found this for us. Loved the location . So close to walk into town. Beds were great, very comfy. The managers were the best, really helpful, friendly and welcoming. Large verandah with table and chairs was great for warm days, only complaint (if that) is there is no room inside to eat. The only table is outside, not the best on a cold evening! Having said that, would come back again.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burnham Market, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Two adults and a teenage stayed for two nights in January. Get the negative stuff out of the way first The accommodation is good but there is not enough seating in the sitting room for a family. The sofa was not comfortable (sofa bed) and really room for two and only one other small chair. So fine for the three of us. Being at the front (No 7) we were right near the road and the junction so the noise from the traffic going past and turning was bad. We had to close the verandah doors and woke us up early in the mornings.

The positives - good location for walking into town and watching the paragliding, near to the gondola. Hosts are friendly and very helpful. The apartment was spotless and good quality linen.
Queenstown has lots of things to do - so a great place to stay

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Corner Gorge Road | PO Box 221, Queenstown 9999, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Queenstown
#12 Romantic Hotel in Queenstown
#14 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
#22 Family Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Whistler, The Chancellor - Queenstown 4*
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