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

From all of us, thank you for a fabulous trip to New Zealand! We cannot begin to tell you how much we loved everything you put together for us! Every detail ran like clock work and each lodge was better than the last! A highlight was our daughter’s engagement at Cape Kidnappers where we were spoiled by the staff to a lovely wine cellar dinner! But add that to all the heli fishing and fine golf everywhere, we could not have had a more memorable, special trip! Many thanks for a great job on the part of you and your team.
Leslie and Michael L., Texas, USA

—Leslie L., Texas, USA

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