I stayed here for a week in late January 2014 in a lakeview king room on level 4 after reading the many positive reviews on Trip Advisor. I was delighted with my choice. My room and bathroom were very clean and spacious and the bed was amazingly comfortable. The linen and towels were excellent quality. The views across the lake to the Remarkable Mountains and the botanic gardens were just spectacular. The hotel staff were consistently polite, efficient and helpful. The concierge at the tour booking desk is very helpful but if you book at one of the many booking offices in town you won't incurr the 1.5% credit card fee for the same tours..
The buffet breakfast is very good with a wide variety of food choices although the "hot" food in the baine marie can be a bit luke warm.
Wi-fi internet is free if you take up IHG membership (also free to join).
I loved the convenient location of the hotel. It is on a quiet edge of town just across from the Queenstown wharf precinct with many good restaurants, cafes and a small casino. The TSS Earnslaw coal ship and the Real Journeys tour office are also located at the wharf making it easy to meet up for day tours It only takes 5 minutes to walk into the centre of town for other eateries, shops and boat tours.
You can get from the airport to the hotel by taxi or coach transport but it is also cheap ($NZ8) and easy to travel on the local bus service to the hotel, You can buy a ticket inside the airport terminal near the exit door or on the bus itself. It is only a 30 metre walk to the bus stop from the terminal. The bus travels via Frankton and O'Connells Mall (central Queenstown) then drops off at various hotels along the lake esplanade. For the Crowne Plaza you get off just across the road outside the Real Journeys office. When travelling back to the airport you can catch a bus from the stop at the front door. Read the bus times at on the sign. Too easy and only takes about 15-20 minutes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the breathtaking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range, Crowne Plaza Queenstown is conveniently located just minutes from the town centre. Across the road is the popular Steamer Wharf – home to great dining, bars and entertainment. Whether you are here for business, leisure, or even a bit of both, your comfort and enjoyment are our priority. From luxurious bedding, spacious rooms to your own balcony or courtyard, we have everything to make your stay a magical one. We also have a dedicated Queenstown activity concierge to assist with recommendations and bookings to help you get the most out of your stay in Queenstown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Queenstown Hotel Queenstown
- Queenstown Crowne Plaza