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Eichardt's Private Hotel
Ranked #21 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
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“Last stop in NZ”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

I was lucky enough to stay at Eichardt's a few weeks back. The place feels like you're at home - quite a few up-market hotels can be a little stiff but Eichardt's is relaxed yet organised, formal but low key. The staff were sincere and helpful without fault...even to a dope like me who could not work out the safety features of the bathroom powerpoint...I was exhausted by the time I got to Queenstown, clearly. The staff coped well with my weird ways (swimming in the glacial lake morning and night) and the tapas bar is a great place not to leave. The open fire, possum fur rugs and huge rooms were spot on but it's the attention to the little things that make this a stand out place. Great memories - cheers from Oz

Room Tip: all depends what you're after: privacy/views/action. our rooms overlooked the mall and had views...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
There is nothing like an early morning dip in the lake to kick start the day!

Looking out over the mirror-still water from your suite it's pretty inviting but it took some willpower for you to drag yourself out of your cosy room - top marks. When you have a lovely breakfast to come back to I guess that makes it easier - and to be able to flick on the fire instantly in the suite has to be a plus!

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope to welcome you back again soon.
James Cavanagh
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stayed in the 3 bedroom apartments with our teenage children and their friends. It was truly gorgeous, heated floors, towl rails, majestic bathtub. Everything was faultless.
The apartments are stuated right on the water with the most gorgeous view of the lake. Everything is only a short walk from this hotel. I would recomend these apartments for a family who is used to the finer things in life. Truly decadent.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Dear FiveStarTraveller4,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at Eichardt's Private Hotel in our lakefront apartments. I was pleased to see you had a great experience with us, and I will be passing onto the team that you regard us as one of the best hotels in the world! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again at Eichardt's.

Kind regards,
Chris McIntosh
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Sydney
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Absolutely beautiful apartments on the lake- I can not fault it. I spent my afternoon lazying in the sunroom on an oversized couch which looked out onto the lake.
I am in the travel industry and have stayed at alot of very beautiful hotels and resorts- Eichardts Hotel was by far in my top few, would recommend to anyone who would like a little bit of independence (as you are in an apartment) and luxury at the same time.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Astrid M,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at Eichardt's Private Hotel in our lakefront apartments. I was pleased to see you had a great experience with us, and I will be passing onto the team that we are one of your favourite hotels worldwide! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again at Eichardt's.

Kind regards,
Chris McIntosh
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

The staff at Eichardt's was very helpful in planning our activities, shopping and dining. They went above and beyond in making sure we had everything we needed. Very engaging with our two teenagers sharing about the many adventure activities in the area. (We all ended up Bungy Jumping!)
Breakfast each morning in the hotel's restaurant was fantastic!
We would definitely recommend Eichardt's to friends and hope one day to return as well.

Room Tip: Apartment with kitchen and 3 bedrooms washer/dryer was comfortable, quiet, inviting - home away from...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear Susan C,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at Eichardt's Private Hotel in our lakefront apartments. I was pleased to see you had a great experience at the hotel, and I will be passing onto the team that we are your number one property in New Zealand! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again at Eichardt's.

Kind regards,
Chris McIntosh
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City of San Marino, San Marino
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We spent a week in Queenstown last week and for the second time we chose to stay at Eichardt's (the first time was in 2009). We have been delighted again by the place (right in the city centre but cosy), the room (a real apartment with a beautiful lake view) and the warm hospitality of the staff.
The breakfast was served at Eichardt's Bar, another perfect location to taste delicious pancakes and cappuccino (better than in Italy!).
It's definitly worth the investment ;-)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review, September 23, 2012
Dear nero1978,

Thank you for your review of Eichardt's Private Hotel. I was pleased to see you loved your return visit with us - the little things make such a difference! I will be passing on your feedback to my team and we appreciate your comments. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again at Eichardt's.

Kind regards,
Chris McIntosh
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

This hotel is very exclusive and has an absolute majestic feel to it. The staff were amazing and an all round wonderful experience, would higly recommend anyone wanting a piece of luxury in the middle of Queenstown to stay here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear Joanne B,

Thank you for posting a review of your stay at Eichardt’s Private Hotel. I was pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and thank you for recommending Eichardt’s. I appreciate your lovely comments - and I agree the hotel is very majestic, and it was great to see you enjoyed the service from our team here in Queenstown. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again at Eichardt’s

Kind regards,
Chris McIntosh
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We loved everything about Eichardt's! The architecture,
the location, the beautiful suites with amazing views, the bar with its delicious cocktails and tapas and the wonderful service by every staff member. We'll definitely return. Olga en Kevin

Room Tip: All the rooms are magnificent.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Private Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear Kevin D,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at Eichardt's Private Hotel. I was pleased to see you had a fantastic experience with Olga whilst staying with us. It was lovely to see you enjoyed the service from our team of wonderful people here in Queenstown in both the bar and the hotel. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again at Eichardt's.

Kind regards,
Chris McIntosh
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Property: Eichardt's Private Hotel
Address: Marine Parade | PO Box 1340, Queenstown, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Queenstown
#20 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
#20 Family Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Eichardt's Private Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HM Magazine (Australia) Best New Zealand Hotel 2014. World Luxury Hotel Awards Best boutique ski hotel 2013 and 2014 Eichardt's Private Hotel provides fine accommodation in five luxurious Hotel Suites, four Lakefront Apartments, and the Eichardt's Residence, all located in the historic district on a premium lakefront position at the heart of Queenstown's cafe and restaurant precinct with some of the finest international shopping labels an easy stroll away. The Hotel reflects contemporary provincial elegance, its modern features in perfect harmony with the distinctive antiques and luxurious furnishings of this New Zealand icon. The Lakefront Apartments, just a few paces away from Eichardt's Private Hotel offer stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and nearby mountain ranges. The Residence, located on an elevated position, a few minutes walk from the hotel is set over three levels and offers three suites, each with large ensuite, movie theatre, full European kitchen, and three lakefacing balconies. Queenstown's premier lakefront address offers a welcoming and stylish environment for sampling mouth-watering creations and timeless cocktails. Eichardt's Bar oozes the warmth, comfort and style of this beautiful old hotel with amazing views of the lake and surrounding mountains. ... more   less 
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