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“Incredible lake-view suite and a world-class restaurant”

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Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Ranked #17 of 59 Hotels in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 20, 2011

We stayed earlier in the week at the Hilton Auckland and learned that the Queenstown Hilton was just opening. This was perfect timing as we were travelling to the South Island for a week. After staying 3 nights at the St. Moritz in Queenstown (reviewed separately), we decided to extend our stay in the Queenstown area and reserved for three nights at this new Hilton using my accumulated Hilton Honors points.

After just one day, we have been truly impressed. We were given a wonderful lake-view suite as a result of our Diamond Hilton Honors status. The staff have been incredibly professional, helpful, and friendly. The room is first class, with excellent furnishings, a nice dark wood color scheme, a fireplace, a large lake-view patio, and a great bathroom with separate tub and shower. In addition, we were unexpectedly given a nice cheese and fruit plate on arrival, likely a consequence of being one of the hotel's first guests.

One of the initial highlights has been the restaurant, which is truly a gem. We've eaten at some nice restaurants worldwide over the years, but the Wakatipu Grill ranks among the very best. The staff were engaging and helpful. The menu was inspired. My prime rib was excellent and my wife ordered the sole with clams, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Everything about the meals, from presentation to taste were great. And the deserts were just outworldly excellent. My wife's creme brulee was artfully done and my orange sponge cake was terrific. We even received a few extra minature desert samples from the pasty chef which were wonderful.

We're looking forward to a few more nights at this new Hilton, but we have been just so imperessed that I wanted to post a quick review of this new property.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2011

Great service, beautiful interior, open kitchen for a show, and first class food. About time we had a great hotel restaurant in town.

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  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Address: 79 Peninsula Road | Kawarau Village, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Queenstown
#4 Business Hotel in Queenstown
#13 Romantic Hotel in Queenstown
#15 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
#16 Family Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range: $169 - $538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 220
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated directly on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the resort boasts famous waterfront and mountain views. Each of the spacious rooms and fully-equipped residence apartments offer a gas fireplace, separate lounge area and private balcony to satisfy any travel needs. Take the complimentary hotel shuttle bus into town, rejuvenate in the opulent onsite spa facility or simply relax by the 25-metre indoor heated pool with steam and sauna rooms. While the five bars and restaurants including the signature Wakatipu Grill provide sought-after dining options in magnificent settings to complete a truly memorable stay. ... more   less 
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