We stayed here for 3 nights this time around. Had stayed 5 nights previously (two years ago) and back then it was pretty swept up and well worth the price. Now it is looking very tired, and this makes it VERY expensive for what you get. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment, with two bathrooms, kitchen/lounge. We had to move apartment after the first night as the fire sprinkler in the en suite bathroom was leaking. As such we saw two apartments and the comments are equally true of each. The decor is chipped and very tatty throughout. In the second apartment the shower head in the main bathroom was broken off and the shower slide in the en suite detached from the wall, these were fixed within 24 hours once we mentioned it but should never have been left like that. One flush button was covered with tape, these seems a permanent "fix". The beds are not very comfortable and the bed linens not high quality. The rooms are only made up every 4 days. The location is very good indeed, but the apartments need a thorough rejuvenation to justify the high price. One attraction is the secure parking, but this is in fact not secure at all as the entry door is always left latched open and the reception is rarely staffed, anyone could walk in and smash and grab what they wanted from the guests' cars, safely out of view of the street. Very disappointed this time round, after a good stay last time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Waterfront is centrally located just a short stroll from all the action of downtown Queenstown, and unlike many other resorts is situated on the same level as the lake. The Waterfront provides spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments right on the waters edge of Lake Wakatipu. With modern furnishings, apartments provide comfortable accommodation to suite all occasions. All rooms are self contained with full kitchens and laundries, heating, DVD & stereo system, iron and ironing board, in-house movies, intercom, Sky TV and security system. Penthouse guests have the added comfort of there own rooftop terrace and BBQ. From your lakefront facing balcony you can watch the famous TSS Earnslaw head out from the nearby Steamer Wharf on its daily journey across the lake. For those feeling energetic, take a walk around the lakes edge fringed with weeping willows and pine trees. Whether you are visiting in winter for action on the slopes, or to enjoy the many summer activities, The Waterfront is perfect for couples, families and groups alike. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Breakfree The Waterfront Hotel Queenstown