Eichardt's Private Hotel

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

An elegant 19th-century homestead set on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, Eichardt's Private Hotel wows guests with inimitable luxury, sophisticated style, and dramatic mountain vistas. A town-centre location puts the charming cafe and restaurant precinct right on your doorstep, as well as all you’ll need to make the most of New Zealand’s capital of adrenalin-fuelled fun.
Perfect forSophisticated sightseers and romantic couples.
In the knowFor those with a sweet-tooth, Chocolates Patagonia has a fantastic line up of ice creams and sugary treats just a couple of minutes from the hotel. On your after-dinner amble, grab a hot chocolate to go and head to the pebbled lakeside nearby.

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Hotel Overview


Lakeside in the buzzy heart of Queenstown.

Rooms at Eichardt’s Private Hotel

A mix of matt black, cream-coloured and exposed-stone finishes gives the Lake View and Mountain View Suites well-deserved style points, while the modern furnishings, cosy fireplaces and enormous super-king beds skyrocket the comfort levels. Eichardt's Private Hotel has The Residence, a three-story suite with all the trimmings available for groups and families, as well as a modern selection of Lakefront Apartments.

Food and facilities

Loved by locals and holiday-makers alike, Eichardt’s Bar won’t be beaten for beer-time views, friendly service, and inspiring signature dishes crafted by Chef Will Eaglesfield. Regulars would recommend a plate or two of tapas, but whichever award-winning wine you have with them is up to you. Fancy a night out? Then an easy stroll from the hotel will take you past a great choice of bistros and fine-dining restaurants.

Activities at Eichhardt’s Private Hotel

Enjoy the spoils associated with a stay in New Zealand’s hub of high-octane adventure by skydiving, power boating, or hang-gliding. Or opt for some downtime with a lazy stroll around Lake Wakatipu, the attractive cafe precinct, or pine-clad foothills in the town’s outskirts. A scenic flight will give you unbeatable views of New Zealand’s glistening lakes and most mesmerising mountain ranges.

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