Novotel Queenstown Lakeside Resort
We stayed at the Novotel Queenstown, which is centrally located right on lake Wakatipu.
The hotel is approximately 15 minutes from the airport and close to all attractions including the ski fields. Literally a two – five minute walk into the shopping and restaurant precinct of Queenstown. The hotel is equip with all necessary facilities including car parking, one restaurant, one bar, room service, convention area and meeting rooms.
The concierge upon check in, Sharlene was super friendly, efficient and very helpful. She gave us plenty of information on tours, cafés, bars and restaurants that did help did us with our trip.
To the side of the hotel check in area is a mini tourist office which is where you can book all tours, experiences and bus trips as well as information on pretty much anything you need for your stay in Queenstown. The employees here were very knowledgeable and helped Hannah and I choose alternatives to tours when one of our previously booked tours had been cancelled.
Rooms range from standard rooms to one bedroom apartments. We chose a lakeside room with two double beds as we really wanted to see the view of the lake and mountains from our room. Considering you see this view anywhere you walk in Queenstown if I stayed at the Novotel next time I would rather save the extra money that we paid for the view and spend it roaming around on a winery tour.
But that very spacious, immaculately clean, and warm. The beds were really comfortable and also very warm, loved the heavy black throw rug so much I wanted to bring it home with me.
I’d be more than happy staying at the Novotel next time I visit Queenstown. It had everything I needed for my week stay. What made the hotel exceptional were the staff, so helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. Greeted every morning with a smile before heading out for the day was a welcomed surprise. The location of the hotel is superb, not right in the middle of the bars and restaurants but a quick walk away from it all which for us was perfect.
Cnr Earl St and Marine Parade, 9300, QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND