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Highview Apartments
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Marrickville, Australia
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8 reviews
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“View second to none!”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Stayed here for four nights with my now fiancé and found this to be the perfect spot for not only our stay in Queenstown but the perfect location to propose to my girlfriend.
The room, the amazing view, friendly staff and owners made our time in Queenstown very enjoyable.
Contacting Julie prior to arriving, she was very helpful in recommending places to eat and even wanting to help me prep the room for the big morning. Although the proposal was a spur of the moment thing, i'm still thankful in the excitement that Julie shown in wanting to help me out plan the day.
The one bedroom room was great and walking in to a fired up gas heater was perfect after a day in town or day up at the Remarkables.
Its a nice 10 minute or so walk into town and the walk back to the room although up the hill was exactly what was needed after a big dinner and few drinks every night.
Finally the view from the room was one of the best i've come across, the amazing snow capped Remarkables, the lights of Queenstown at night and the view of the lake in the morning capped off a great stay in Queenstown.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Broadbeach, Australia
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

My family (2 adults, 2 kids of 8 and 4 yrs) decided to go to Queenstown for my 40th birthday and found the Clarion Suites Highview Apartments on TripAdvisor. After reading the reviews, the general consensus was that the management were friendly, helpful and caring and that the quality of the accommodation was top notch specifically the views. It was purely due to these factors that we decided to book and stay at Clarion Suites Highview Apartments during late July, early August 2012.

Julie (Concierge, Manager) was wonderful and always so helpful with advice and handling our requests. The apartment was beautiful and clean and I cannot say enough about the view!!! Oh man, the view was just astounding as you can see from our photos. The view of The Remarkables and adjoining ranges are visible from the master bed (in the 1 bedroom section of our 2 bedroom apartment).

Julie mentioned that they take heating very seriously at Clarion Suites Highview Apartments and she was not wrong. Heating under the floors, heated towel rails, electric blankets, gas fireplace... we were always toasty and comfortable in our home away from home.

This is not a resort, so if you are looking for a destination where you have a multitude of in-house facilities like restaurants, pools, games rooms, foyers etc then the Clarion Suites Highview Apartments will not appeal to you. However, if you want a beautifully appointed, self contained apartment with a humble and gracious host and breathtaking views, then the Clarion Suites Highview Apartments are a perfect choice!

The final point to note is that the Clarion Suites Highview Apartments are not in the centre of Queenstown. They are a good 10 minute walk away. Some reviewers have talked about this as being a negative but I assure you the peace, quiet and privacy you get from being set as far back from the view facing road is so worth it and quite frankly necessary to achieve the perfect getaway. I believe that the position this little apartment block has is most likely the envy of many other bigger chain hotels and complexes in Queenstown.

Cannot rave about this fantastic place enough. Our room was serviced once in 7 days and that was adequate. The clean was professional and replenished all consumables as expected. If I was to be super-picky about anything it would be the bed and lounge not being as comfortable as I both expected and have experienced elsewhere, however, it did not detract from our experience and to be 100% clear, it was easily comfortable enough. I only mention this as the comfort of these two things just seem to slightly mismatch in comparison with the rest of the apartment! The property is so amazing that you expect EVERYTHING to reflect the great aspects.

I'll be coming back to Clarion Suites Highview Apartments on our next trip to Queenstownand look forward to that amazing vista. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: The 1 bedroom apartments on the top floor with the lake facing views are the pick of the bunch. We s...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Gold Coast
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25 reviews
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for a week in June/July and i really enjoyed my stay! This hotel was extremely affordable for the quality of room we had. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment (2 couples) for a winter getaway. The two bedroom apartments are really a studio apartment joined to a 1 bedroom apartment through 1 main door, yet each rooms have their own seperate doors. We had the studio room which was fine to stay in. The bed was comfortable and there was adequate cupboard space, with a mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and a small bench. The bathroom was a great size, with shower over bath and good storage. The room had large glass doors which led onto a small balcony. I was really happy with the room as it felt really homely. The 1 bedroom apartment which our friends stayed in (and we shared the facilities of) was amazing. The view was superb. We had glass sliding doors onto our own balcony that was nice and large with a small table. The kitchen had full facilities which was great as we stayed indoors a few days and cooked ourselves meals. The apartment was very clean with a lovely large tv and fireplace. The bedroom in there was great, with a large bathroom and double cupboards. You could also hire dvd's for free from reception which was great. I was really impressed with this place and would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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brisbane
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2012

My kids and I stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment. The apartment is large and has a fantastic gas fireplace that kept the whole apartment warm and cosy. The beds are so soft!! The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need. The views are fantastic across the lake. It is close to Queenstown but the hill was a killer coming back up but we cheated and took cabs. We stayed in a ground floor apartment. The faults: unfortunately we had heavy footed people in the apartment above and we heard them all day and night. We had internet only while sitting on the furtherest back bed in the apartment, we did tell reception about the internet but in the 5 nights we were there it wasn't fixed. And lastly being on the bottom floor, we had so many people walk through our patio, it was like a thoroughfare and made it a unsafe.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Sin Ming, Singapore
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

This is our family's 2nd time staying in Highview apartments. We love its views of the Remarkables and the lake as we woke up every day to what we call 'a million-dollar view' Imagine having breakfast every morning (and anytime too) with such stunning views and serenity. Beautiful and clean place with awesome scenery. Definitely will go back again!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

The view was amazing !!!! The layout suited our family of 5, we stayed there for 9 nights. It was very well equipped and we enjoyed our time there thoroughly. Would definitely return :)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We have just spent a week at the Highview apartments & couldn't have been happier. The views from the apartments are just stunning. The walk to town was an easy 5 minute stroll. A little longer on the return. The apartments are very comfortable with everything you need. We would go back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Highview Apartments
Address: 66 - 70 Thompson Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly Clarion Suites Highview Apartments)
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 92 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Highview Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury One & Two Bedroom Apartments overlooking Lake Wakatipu, from Queenstown Bay across the Remarkables to Walter and Cecil Peaks, watch the TSS Earnslaw steam her way across your view. A short walk from the CBD, Cafes, Restaurants and many of the local activities (or collection points) but away from the busy roads and noise. Self contained to allow that home away from home feel. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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