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

What a fabulous itinerary you made for us. It was perfect!

Wonderful country, delightful people, delicious food, and amazing scenery like no other. I guess our only major complaint is that we didn't have longer to see more of the country! You really planned it well for us. It felt balanced in the way of activities, driving days, photo opportunities, even some R&R in the afternoons.

—Vickie B, Los Angeles

My wife and I, along with Sandy and George, arrived home about two weeks ago from a trip to New Zealand that you facilitated. The four of us have been traveling together for 47 years after meeting in a small Bed & Breakfast in London in 1971.  We have traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, United States, and South America.

New Zealand was a distant stretch for us, and then we asked Julie for help on the recommendation of friends and she took us to you.  And that was our lucky day!

The five weeks we spent in New Zealand were possibly the most seamless, best organized trip we have ever experienced.  The accommodations were outstanding, everyone of them. The accommodations fit very well with the itinerary that we gave to you. Each and everyone exceeded our expectations from Auckland to Invercargill.  The people we met in the B&Bs were very accommodating and attentive to all of our needs. We did not consider them as hosts but rather New Zealand friends.  The food was excellent.  Tour suggested excursions were always right on target.

I believe the only thing that would have made the trip better was to stay longer.  This was meant to be a onetime experience, but already there has been suggestions of a return.

Thank you for your part of this fantastic adventure!

—Carol and Bob P., PA, USA