Luxury Hotels in Otago & The Southern Alps

Head to Otago and The Southern Alps for some stunning retreats with spectacular beaches, landscapes and wildlife on the doorstep. 

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Mahu Whenua

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

This exceptional hilltop retreat offers luxury and seclusion, gourmet New Zealand cuisine, unforgettable experiences and impeccable personalised service. It is set in 200 square miles of quintessential New Zealand beauty - amongst the soaring mountains of the Southern Alps, lush green forests and winding rivers - which you can explore on foot, by bike and by helicopter.

Best for: Seriously special, Adventure, Landscapes & Scenery, Private Groups

Azur Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Surrounded by some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery, Azur Lodge offers guests a panoramic backdrop of Lake Wakatipu and the snow-tipped Remarkables mountains. Secluded on a private hillside, this boutique is just a quick drive from the lively centre of Queenstown and its cluster of trendy restaurants and bars.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Water activities

The Spire

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

A unique design accented by retro furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and unfussy spaces secures The Spire as one of Queenstown’s premier luxury lodges. Its town-centre address means you’re ideally located to relish in the action, adventure and serenity hidden among the alpine surrounds.

Best for: Honeymoon, Chic Design, City Hotel, Food & Wine

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

One of New Zealand’s most prestigious hotels, the Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa lies close to the picturesque Lake Wakatipu. Here you can expect plenty of glitz and glamour, with an added touch of French sophistication.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Spa & Wellness

Matakauri Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Matakauri Lodge sits on the quiet alpine outskirts of New Zealand’s adventure capital, teetering above the northern banks of Lake Wakatipu. With gourmet canapés and a personalised concierge, indulge in an exceptional luxury-lodge experience amid the incomparable setting of Queenstown’s mountain surrounds.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Wanaka Haven

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

At the appropriately-named Wanaka Haven, you can enjoy luxurious accommodation, gourmet food and spectacular views over Wanaka, which, with its impressive lake and mountain backdrop, is one of the South Island's most beautiful spots.

Best for: Family-friendly, Eco-tourism, Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature

Whare Kea Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Standing lakeside in sight of Mt. Aspiring National Park, Whare Kea Lodge in Wanaka is picturesquely framed by the kind of landscape New Zealand is famed for. Intimate, luxurious, and relaxed, this hotel’s atmosphere exemplifies the impeccable lodge experience, and the friendly personalised staff pulls out all the stops to ensure an unforgettable stay among unimaginable surroundings.

Best for: Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Tin Tub Luxury Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

This inviting lodge is enveloped by astounding natural surroundings near Wanaka town, affording picturesque views of the pristine lake and mountains. The style of Tin Tub is relaxed and traditional, with stone and wood features, indoor and outdoor fireplaces; while luxurious facilities like the heated outdoor pool make it all the more irresistible.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track

Minaret Station

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Minaret Station is a collection of luxurious tented chalets in the Southern Alps of New Zealand’s South Island, surrounded by beautiful mountain wilderness. Minaret Station has a fleet of helicopters which provide unparalleled opportunities for heli skiing, mountain biking, and picnics, hikes and fishing in otherwise inaccessible locations.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Seriously special, Walking & Trekking

Blanket Bay Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Unwind among the peaceful alpine scenery that surrounds Blanket Bay Lodge, situated on the northern rim of picturesque Lake Wakatipu. Encased by incredible scenery, you’ll find yourself perfectly located for getting out and discovering New Zealand’s famous outdoors.

Best for: Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Eichardt's Private Hotel

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

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.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Water activities

The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Surrounded by calm waters and swathes of alpine groves, The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments is located right on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, only a short distance from Queenstown’s centre. Revitalise your senses with a hot stone body wrap in your room, before star-gazing at the hotel’s observatory.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Kaimata Retreat

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

A stylish eco-lodge, Kaimata Retreat shares its stunning location with sea lions, penguins and even an albatross colony. Escape to the peace and quiet of this corner of the nature-filled Otago Peninsula, which offers endless pursuits for lovers of the great outdoors.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Peace & Quiet

Fletcher Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

A charming turn-of-the century residence, Fletcher Lodge is a luxury complex located minutes from downtown Dunedin, perfectly placed to discover the township’s collection of cafes and restaurants as well as the beautiful backdrop beyond. Grandfather clocks, arched casement windows and old-fashioned furnishings help assemble an outpost of restrained elegance on New Zealand’s dramatic east coast.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, History & Heritage, Walking & Trekking

Pen-y-Bryn

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Set among a gorgeous rural backdrop on the southern boundary of historic Oamaru, Pen-y-Bryn Lodge is a quaint country guesthouse offering a warm home-from-home vibe. Hosts James and James invite you on a countryside getaway to indulge in organic, home-cooked cuisine, quality local wines and cosy log fireplaces.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Food & Wine, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

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