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Highview Apartments
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Gundagai, Australia
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“The perfect choice!”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

My sister and I just stayed at Highview for a fabulous 10 days in Queenstown. I had researched many accommodation options and am very happy that I chose to stay here. Our one-bedroom apartment on the top floor had a million dollar view of the lake, the room was cosy, quiet and very comfortable and the whole property was immaculate - plus it had a spa!. We loved the extra room that an apartment provides, and the convenience of a kitchen and washer/dryer. We didnt have a vehicle but had no problem walking anywhere we wanted to go. Fantastic!

Room Tip: top floor left hand side was fantastic.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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sydney
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Great view over lake.set above the lake.They are newer apartments a short walk from main part of tow but that is good. There is a charge for internet though and it's slow too. Apartments are well equipped including washing machine and on site parking

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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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7 reviews
Reviewed January 3, 2014

My Husband and I stayed for 3 nights in Nov in a 1 bedroom and were delighted with the service and the standard of the accommodation. the views are spectacular. Having stayed at many other beautiful properties in Queenstown this was by far the best and we will return.Thankyou for a truly enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York
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61 reviews
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

The good things first:

(1) We booked a two-bedroom on the top floor. The view from balcony was stunning.
(2) The street is quiet and residential. Very short drive from town centre and not a long walk too - if you can handle the very steep slope.
(3) It's not a serviced apartment but all the staff members I encountered - online/by phone/in person are all friendly and willing to help. The apartment is spacious and equipped with sufficient facilities. Nice to have a full kitchen and even free laundry powder provided.

Now, the not-so-good:

(1) The layout of the apartment is somehow weird - it's made of a one-bedroom and a studio connecting with a shared door behind the shared main door. The studio faced the carpark with very little privacy and no view at all. The one bedroom is actually made by a moveable partition so if you don't pull out the partition, there is a big bed right behind the 3-seater sofa.

(2) Maintenance of facilities needs improvement. A piece of wall deco hung above the bed dropped the minute we entered the apartment. A waterpipe broke in a morning so no hot water supply suddenly - while one of us is in the middle of shower. Sofa seems a bit dated.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

When my colleague recommended Highview Apartments to me, she said "Don't need to think twice". Having stayed there, I will say definitely say the same to anyone who cares to ask.

This accommodation is quite new, located on a slight uphill away from the bustle of Queenstown centre, and yet very near to it - 3 min drive, or you can even walk. The room is spacious and chockful with amenities - king size bed, washer/dryer, 2 TVs, fireplace, sofa area, nice bathroom, free wifi.

Did I mentioned the view? It's priceless - the elevated position of the apartment provided an unrivalled panorama of Lake Wakatipu and the distance mountain ranges. The scenery in front of you is almost surreal. However, note that there're some rooms that don't have the lake view - so you should request for one that has.

Spacious room, spanking new amenities, fantastic view - with a reasonable price. What's not to like? Don't waste your time looking elsewhere - this is IT.

Room Tip: You MUST request for a room with a lake view on the 2nd floor - that's what I had. Note that t...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Highview apartments where definitely the highlight stay of the NZ trip for us. The views from the apartments are breathtaking. Waking up the sun shine and the blue waters was great each morning. The apartment has a full service kitchen and has a great home like feel. Very modern interiors and well maintained.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Katikati, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Stayed here recently while attending a conference. I selected Highview due to other reviews on Tripadvisor. I am glad I did. I had a one bedroom lake view room and private patio. The room was warm, comfortable and clean. The bathroom was spacious with a seperate bath and shower. The views were a draw card and I really did waste time just admiring them. The bed was comfortable and the hostess Julie was very friendly and helpful. A full kitchen and laundry. Free wifi and parking. Not far into town. Although I had a rental car, I did walk back from town often for the exercise. Wasn't too bad. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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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 90 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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