Eichardt's Private Hotel

Eichardt's history dates back to the gold rush of the 1860s, when Queenstown's founder, William Rees, built a woolshed on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Today this property is luxury in the middle of town- with easy access to shopping and restaurants.

The property now consists of Suites, Apartments, The Residence and a new 2600-sq.-ft Penthouse addition, Eichardt's Private Hotel in downtown Queenstown is one of the larger luxury accommodations in town. However, the size of the property does not mean a loss of focus on luxury appointments, as it provides top service and a great location to explore the town. Dining options include the Eichardt's bar and The Grille- both being great places to relax and people watch, with large open-air windows to the lake.

Suites provide either views over Lake Wakatipu, or the town and surrounding mountains. All are equipped with super king beds and personal living space featuring a fireplace and deluxe mini bar. The suites offer a dressing room and bathroom with double vanity, separate shower, heated mirror and floor. An integrated entertainment system and business desk with complimentary WiFi are also included.

The apartments are a 250-ft.-walk from the hotel. Perfect for larger parties, multiple couples traveling together and families, they are split-level and can be interconnected to form a large single space. The same great views over Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountains create the comfort of home while still providing use of all the hotel facilities, including concierge services.

The Residence, a short walk from the hotel, is a massive three-level accommodation with three bedrooms and a cinema. Ideal for larger families, on the top floor the master suite has floor-to-ceiling windows, which open to a private balcony. There are also large balconies on the lower floors- perfect for relaxing and central to downtown Queenstown.

Customer reviews

Frank and the Best of NZ team were exceptional in their planning support and execution of our trip to NZ North Island. We gave them the parameters - dates and golf courses we wanted to play and the pacing we wanted for the trip in terms of days in each region - and they produced an absolutely amazing trip for us. All of the arrangements were flawlessly executed and we sailed through the trip effortlessly. their expert advice - how much driving vs. in country driving would be ideal for us to maximize our experience, the excursion to Cape Reinga which was amazing, having our dinner prepared the first night after a long day getting to Bay of Islands was perfect and the selection of accommodations in Hawke's Bay was brilliant.

We will never forget the spectacular views from Kauri Cliffs golf course, the jet boat rides in Taupo, cycling through the vineyards in Hawke's bay and ending up sipping chardonnay with lunch at Clearview winery, the splendor of playing golf among the birds and grounds at Wairakei, and of course the spellbinding course at Cape Kidnappers.  We could tell Best of NZ have strong relationships in NZ because the people we encountered in NZ as our guides/hosts reflected just that - professional and friendly. NZ was an amazing, epic experience for us and we could not have asked for better support and execution from Best of NZ/Frank and his team. We cant wait to go back, this time to the South Island!!!! 

Thanks again Frank, YOU are the Best and the Best of NZ is truly the BEST!!

—Peter & Karen S., San Diego, CA

We could not have been happier with this trip! The Best of New Zealand, you and Frank, did an outstanding job planning our itinerary, and making this the trip of our dreams! All of the accommodations were superb, and the time coordination of flights, driving, etc. was great! It really allowed for a stress-free and fun vacation. We really felt like we experienced New Zealand at it’s very best, and would highly recommend you to all of our friends! We hope to return someday!

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—B St Hillaire, Florida