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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously can't get a better location than this. 2 minute walk into town, with uninterrupted views of the lake. We had a 2 bedroom apartment that was very comfortable. FOXTEL/Sky and wifi included, although the wifi did die after 2 days. Only criticism is the laundry isn't in the apartment, it's communal on a different floor. It's also very 'self... More 

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Thank Andy S
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank, you will get no argument from us about the location we agree it is the best in town. Hopefully if checking in and out of the apartments outside of Office hours was straight forward, we try to have a system that is easy for everyone, the new night flights into Queenstown has certainly changed the times and the way... More 

australia
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time staying at the Waterfront Apartments. Right on the lake and 1 minute walk to town centre. The apartment is getting a bit dated but with two bathrooms both with deep baths, it's exactly what we need after a day's skiing! We stayed on the 4th floor with great views of the lake and Queenstown Harbour.... More 

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pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review, we agree we simply have the best location in town, hopefully we will see you back soon for your third visit... Regards, Pete More 

Broadbeach, Australia
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48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

The location of this hotel is so close to town, everything is walking distance so its perfect if you dont have a car. We stayed in one of the penthouses for 9 nights and the view from our balcony was spectacular, looks right over the lake and onto the surrounding mountains. We never had any problems with road noise or... More 

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pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and the magnificent vista that both the The Waterfront and Queenstown offer, there is something about a cold winters night and the fireplace..... Thanks, Pete More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Booked a 2 bedroom penthouse apartment for 3 people. Beautiful views although for a penthouse we had no balcony, only a sliding door opening to a railing. Was expecting a balcony for the price we paid! Also only has one bathroom. The apartment was very clean and well heated. Bedrooms could do with a freshen up. Two heaters in the... More 

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pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback, glad you enjoyed our location and views, thank you for letting us know about the heaters, maintaining the apts to be possible standard is important to us. Regards, Pete More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 10 days with my wife. We were upgraded to a Penthouse Suite on the top floor. The views were amazing. Room was recently renovated, had a huge double head shower, great for those long days skiing.!! The room was self contained which we did make use of. Would stay again for sure, perhaps in summer so we could... More 

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pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you, one of the great things about The Waterfront is that all our apartments face the lake and Mountains, every apartment has stunning views. Regards, Pete More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Waterfront Apartments. The apartments are very spacious, very well heated and have the best views of the Lake. We were given a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment (although we only booked a 1 bed- thank you) by the manager and he was very helpful during our stay. We will definitely stay here again!... More 

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Thank LeahSaul
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

We all agree we have one of the best locations in town and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully you will be back soon. Regards. Pete More 

Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This was a fantastic choice of apartment accommodation. Magnificent views of snow-capped mountains from our penthouse apartment. Watching the boats, hang gliders, parachutists was bonus entertainment. The owner was so helpful and even gave us a lift to a couple of places we wanted to visit. Would highly recommend it for couples and families. Warm, comfortable, spacious rooms and just... More 

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Thank Anne L
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to give us such great feedback, sorry the Antique shop you looked at was not what you were looking for, come back and stay again and I will find you another shop!!!! Seriously though,thank you. Regards, Pete More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful views!!! Loved waking up each morning having a coffee and looking at the amazing views. The location is great as we were able to walk into town easily. Enjoyed being able to walk to the restaurants at night and have a few wines without having to worry about driving home afterwards. There was parking and wifi. The only negative... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I'm actually torn between giving it the awesome review it deserves or keeping this apartment block my own personal secret holiday destination! Absolutely loved our stay here! I brought my daughter here for her birthday and made a reservation for a single bedroom for the visit. When we arrived on a really cold winter's day, we were upgraded to a... More 

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pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us, sorry but we can't keep it a secret, to many people know about us already and all feel like you do about staying here..... being serious though, Thank you More 

Cairns, Australia
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We had a 2 BR apartment - we had booked a Penthouse but there was some error and we were put in the 3rd floor apartment, which was fine - the managers gave us a refund. The apartment was in a great location, and was comfortable Bedrooms were quite small but adequate. There was a complete kitchen which was adequate... More 

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Thank Judyholiday
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, once again apologies for the overbooking on the Penthouse and I am pleased that we had a great two bedroom/ two bathroom apt for you, not to mention the great views. Regards, Pete More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Waterfront is centrally located just a short stroll from all the action of downtown Queenstown, and unlike many other resorts is situated on the same level as the lake. The Waterfront provides spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments right on the waters edge of Lake Wakatipu. With modern furnishings, apartments provide comfortable accommodation to suite all occasions. All rooms are self contained with full kitchens and laundries, heating, DVD & stereo system, iron and ironing board, in-house movies, intercom, Sky TV and security system. Penthouse guests have the added comfort of there own rooftop terrace and BBQ. From your lakefront facing balcony you can watch the famous TSS Earnslaw head out from the nearby Steamer Wharf on its daily journey across the lake. For those feeling energetic, take a walk around the lakes edge fringed with weeping willows and pine trees. Whether you are visiting in winter for action on the slopes, or to enjoy the many summer activities, The Waterfront is perfect for couples, families and groups alike. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waterfront

Address: 109 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $201 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Waterfront 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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Breakfree The Waterfront Hotel Queenstown
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