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Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown
Ranked #12 of 59 Hotels in Queenstown
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

The apartments made my first encounter to the South Island memorable, for the right reasons. Beautifully appointed, ultra clean and everything one could want and more. Fantastic!!!!! So close to Queenstown central, we almost walked, almost!!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Having stayed in Queenstown before and been very dissapointed with previous accomodation was determined to get it right this time and made the best choice with Pounamu. Got a first floor one bed apartment with incredible view over lake and mountains - loved the modern uncluttered design of apartment, there is everything you need to cook a full meal and even free use of washing machine and tumble dryer complete with complimentary eco detergent. Luxury bedding, free Wifi, a computer and printer provided, free parking and everything we needed for our 8 night stay. Leo and Priscilla both charming and helpful, gave us free chocolate and wine for booking trips etc. We only stay in apartments or suites when available and this compares with the best anywhere. I cant understand the comments about lack of maid service or no toiletry replacements - it's a SELF CATERING apartment not a hotel,thats why we choose apartments we dont want maids disturbing us. There is some road noise but not when panoramic windows are shut and much less noise than when we stayed in central Queenstown before - have no hesitation in recommending these apartments

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

my wife and I had a wonderful stay at the apartments, the team was extremely helpful and friendly and the service was great, the apartments were very nice and the view was awesome. An excellent rating from us, many thanks

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We would like to say a big thank you to the the staff, as they made our stay so enjoyable. Our room was amazing and so clean. It's a 10-15min walk into town which suited us perfectly as it was very quite. It was our anniversary so they gave us a complementary bottle of wine and chocolates which were lovely. Would recommened this place to anyone!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

The accommodations were large and comfortable. We had a fireplace, nice stereo, full kitchen, great views. But for the price and with all the choices in Queenstown I'd recommend something different. The walk into town is a bit far, especially in the cold, and there are many other choices closer to the center. There is no maid service, and we weren't prepared with our own laundry detergent, etc. The staff is only available until 8pm at the desk, and doesn't start until 8am; this inconvenienced us a few times. However, the staff was attentive and helped with several local reservations.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was booked by our travel agency as part of a driving trip around New Zealand, and we had initially been reserved a studio apartment. Having read other reviews though, we took the option of the upgrade that was offered to us, and it was worth every cent. The rear entry door opens onto a small hallway with desktop computer complete with printer and fax, including free internet access. A luxurious bedroom to the right, which led into a beautifully appointed en suite. The bedroom is raised above the lounge area, and offers the option of the stunning panoramic views out onto the lake, but which can be closed off for privacy via shutters in the evening.
The kitchen was fully equipped with large fridge and freezer, microwave, oven and hob, plus every gadget and utensil you may require to produce a full blown dinner should you wish.
Similarly, the equipment in the lounge was equally impressive including a 42" flat screen T.V., cd player with a few cd's, and also a dvd player with a small selection of discs, (more of which available at reception if wished. Sliding patio doors open onto a small balcony overlooking the lake and above the main road, thankfully the glazing is such that road noise was not intrusive.
It's a short walk into Queenstown centre, and thanks to the tip from the very helpful receptionist, we were able to avoid the 'cardiac hill' route back by taking a short detour via the park, which led to a much more gentle incline. Car parking is free in an allocated bay in a monitored underground park beneath your apartment.
I would heartily recommend this accommodation, certainly one of the best we encountered on our trip, and upgrade your room if you can afford it

Room Tip: Ask for a front apartment with a balcony.
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Our stay at Pounamu was very enjoyable! The highlights were the breathtaking panoramic views, and the friendly, attentive staff. The personal touches made our stay very special and really added to the value for money. The rooms were decked out beautifully, and had awesome features like under-floor heating and heated towel racks. The location was good, although we chose to take taxis most of the time because the hotel is on the other side of the steep hill that leads into town. Overall, we were delighted with our honeymoon stay!

Room Tip: One-bedroom apartment on the upper level have exceptional views
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown

Address: 110 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly Pounamu Apartments)
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Queenstown
#2 Spa Hotel in Queenstown
#4 Family Hotel in Queenstown
#8 Romantic Hotel in Queenstown
#10 Business Hotel in Queenstown
#10 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range: $193 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Travellers' Choice(R) 2015 Winner - Voted #3 in New Zealand. Relax in style and soak up the spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables in our 1 or 2 bedroom spacious, self-contained or serviced Apartments. Each Apartment has an open plan lounge, dining and full kitchen facilities, gas fire, under-floor heating, Sky TV, ensuite bathroom with shared laundry amenities. A separate office area with computer/printer/fax. Our Studio Rooms are similar to small hotel rooms with kitchenette and ensuite bathroom (NO Views). Facilities include FREE unlimited Wi-Fi Internet and FREE local calls. Complimentary secure under cover Car Park with Ski/Golf Locker, BBQ area and outside Spa Pool. We also have a "Pet Friendly" Apartment. Sleeping configuration King Beds. Single beds can be requested at the time of your booking. Just a 10 min walk to Queenstown town centre and approx 20 min drive to the ski fields makes these beautifully appointed Apartments a must for your stay.Enquire about special seasonal rates and tempting promotional offers, and at Pounamu Apartments, be assured of a warm, welcoming visit to this 'Remarkable' region. ... more   less 
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