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Lakefront Apartments
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Fabulous location..but was really disappointed with the apartment.We paid $350/night and didn't expect to walk into an apartment straight from the 1980's..very run down. The pictures on the website are very misleading..would not stay here again for fear of getting apartment 10.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

Great place,excellent views,well decored..........have been twice with them ,looking forward to many more...............

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Southern Calif.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

We stayed in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with a full kitchen and in room laundry facilities. We were really pleased with the hotel. You can get more luxurious rooms in Queenstown but you will pay alot more than these. The apartment was comfortable and homey. The kitchen and appliances were all well cared for. The room service people took good care of us.There is also a balcony overlooking Lake Wakatipu, it was just the greatest place to sit and sip wine.. While the hotel was on the main drag the apartments are set back off the street a bit, there are some smaller accommodations and a parking garage between you and the street. So we didn't have any problems with excessive noise and at night closing the doors and windows knocked all the noise out.
There are plenty of nice places to stay in Queenstown but the Lakefront has something very few of the others have and that is super easy, flat access to downtown Queenstown. You walkout you door, 10 steps to St. Omer's Park, and 300 yards to the downtown wharf and Queenstown central. No steep hill treks! You can't beat it!!! Virtually everything is within a leisurely walking distance.
The convenience, the room, the view from the balcony, the price..you can't go wrong here.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2011

Very luxurious and comfortable. Great room service, freindly staff and comfortable bed - we had a great time staying here. Handy location - only a short stroll to everything with fantastic water views. I would have no hesitation staying here again or recommending it to anyone to stay. My wife and daughter didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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NZ
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2010

Stayed in Lakefront SERVICED Apartments for 5 nights, the only good point about this place was the location only a mere 5 mins walk, other than that I was really disappointed. The place states its a four star I would give it a three at a PUSH, the daily room service took place at 3pm each day, only the towels were changed, no beds were made, not one bed change in sheets during our stay, the decor was old and the bathroom had leaking taps, rotten bathroom boards along the so called shower/ bath and everything was old the bathroom was that pink plastic stuff you know and a shower curtain.

The toilet paper holder was broken and the gardens needed tending too I just fell if your looking for a place to stay dont stay here for your four stars cause its not.

The staff were helpful but I suspect they are all overseas students on a working holiday it was not their fault but I felt Management needs a kick up the butt.

We had a great stay in Queenstown but will all other accomodation listings like you can do a lot better.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Hobart, Tasmania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2009

Stayed here for 9 nights while skiing around Queenstown.

These are managed apartments so don't know what the rest of the complex is like -seemed good. We stayed in a two bedroom penthouse (number 20) and it was perfect. The apartment complex is oldish but our apartment was very contemporary and well appointed; very modern rennovation. Very roomy with a great kitchen, dining, lounge area. Fold out comfortable double bed couch if needed too. Master bedroom with ensuite (great shower) and second bedroom with two single beds. Second bathroom doesn't have a shower (but does have a bath which is great after the first few days skiiing). Parking under - a slowish lift but only three floors. Apartment has a very large balcony - great and relaxing views over Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountains; paragliding, the old Earnslaw steamer chugging past making for a permanently changing, interesting and beautiful vista.

Two minute walk to the centre of Queenstown. Couldn't have been happier with the accommodation and the skiing - great snow!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2007

Our accommodation here exceeded my expections. The view over the lake and snowcapped mountains was spectacular. Our apartment itself was lovely, very comfortable with nice decor. Really only 2 mins walk into town. Yes it is on roadway, but traffic noise wasn't really a problem for us as we were getting up by 8am every day to go skiing and were then out all day. I would definately stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Lakefront Apartments

Property: Lakefront Apartments
Address: 26 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #65 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lakefront Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Queenstown apartments - right on the water front. Two minute level walking distance to Queenstown Central. ... more   less 
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