We stayed at the Copthorne Hotel & Apartments in Queenstown for 7 days. We found the place roomy with two bedroom upstairs and the lounge and kitchen downstairs. Also having two toilets was very handy as we were travelling with 2 kids (6yo and 9yo). The lounge and master bedroom had TVs but lacked DVD players. This was disappointing as we had to boys who wanted to watch DVDs we'd brought with us.
The beds were comfortable but the pillows needed to be replaced as they were really flat. In hindsight we should have complained but never got around to it. The rooms were cleaned daily and the cleaners did a great job.
The place had a spa and a gym. Unfortunately the spa was out of order during our stay. The gym was only open the last 3 days of our stay due to some issue. When I did visit the gym I found it adequately equipped and was quite modern.
We ordered breakfast three times during our stay. If you order the night before you got a discount. We found breakfast quite nice the first morning we had it but it got a bit boring for the 2nd and 3rd time as the buffet breakfast was not varied. It was better to go into town to get a bit of variety.
The hotel was about a 10-15 minute walk to the city centre and had beautiful lake views from the balcony. The walk into town is quite easy but the walk back to the hotel was uphill and found this to be good exercise especially after a big meal!
Staff were friendly and were helpful when asked about touristy stuff in Queenstown.
It was disappointing that the hotel did not have WiFi in the hotel. They did offer internet access in the rooms but you had to plug your laptop into the cables provided. This did not suit as since we travelled with iPads and iPhones. You could use the smart TVs to surf the net but I don't recall the hotel's internet rates as being that good. Also we just decided to watch the Olympics.
Overall, the hotel is fine and ok for families. The apartment had been refurbished but it has been done on the cheap and still felt a bit tired and old. We'd probably stay at the Copthorne again if we were to visit Queenstown in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Copthorne Hotel & Apartment Queenstown, Lakeview has 66 studio rooms and 19 two bedroom apartments, every one of them offering views of Queenstown's mountain and lake wilderness. The apartments are self contained and extremely spacious with large private balconies so you can enjoy the magnificent views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range from the comfort of your room. ... more less
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