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. Debi and I thank you for our wonderful trip to NZ. You and Bill are special people, and we look forward to keeping you as extended family! You are certainly welcome back anytime, and we will look forward to seeing your wonderful family if/when we get out to LA-- maybe Clippers in the playoffs? Blessings to your family.

I will get with Debi, and see which pictures make us look the youngest! If you need any "references or testimonials" that I could share, just let me know how I can help.

—Carlan and Deb Y., Oklahoma City (2016)

Highlights Of The Trip: Getting off the plane in Queenstown – overwhelmed with the beauty. The boat ride in Queenstown to experience the expansiveness.

The drive from Queenstown to Franz Joseph - the mountains and glacier lakes that went on forever. Our lunch spot that day at a campsite on a lake. Abel Tasman: this is where I want to return and spend a week to hike the entire trail. Spent the day biking in Napier to wineries.

—Mary Jean S., Chapel Hill, NC