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Eichardt's Private Hotel

Queenstown, New Zealand

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Eichardt's Private Hotel

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Excellent luxury hotel. Great rooms and fantastic service. Awesome vibe.

Eichardt's opulent suites invite guests to soak up a sense of quiet before exploring one of the world's truly remarkable locations. The hotel provides accommodation in five luxurious suites with stunning lake and mountain views. The historic building is in the premium lakefront position at the heart of Queenstown's cafe and restaurant precinct, with some of the finest international shopping labels an easy stroll away. Inhale the invigorating alpine air - then step out into the expectant evening and let the lights of Queenstown and canopy of stars guide you to one of the world class restaurants nearby. When winter's blanket descends over the town, the allure of open log fires, coffee aromas and cheery conversation beckon you in from the cold.

The hotel reflects contemporary provincial elegance, its modern features in perfect harmony with distinctive antiques and luxurious furnishings of this New Zealand icon.

The rooms all feature a super-king bed, fireplace and mini-bar, a dressing room and bathroom with generous bath and double vanity, separate shower, heated mirror and floor. Each one is fully entertainment and business integrated with personal audiovisual systems, along with email and Internet access.

All rooms are generously proportioned and the hotel has ample spaces for privacy and quiet, whether that is reading by an open log fire in The Parlour or enjoying a late morning espresso in The House Bar.

Eichardt's sets its own standard for gracious, luxury accommodation with the confident strokes and flawless symmetry of one of New Zealand's leading interior designers, Virginia Fisher.

All this beauty and alpine splendour is a world apart, yet right outside is the bright buzz of Queenstown's vibrant cafe, dining, shopping and nightlife. It has all the facilities and amenities you would expect in a world-class resort. Find out more about the climate and what to bring with you. Enhance the restorative powers of the mountains with one of our luxurious health and beauty treatments, have a deep tissue massage in your room or drift through the valley in a hot air balloon. Wander around the corner to see a new release movie, take a thrilling jet boat ride from the pier in front of the hotel.

The Parlour is the ideal setting for lingering over the breakfast of your choice or poring through the daily papers, with the comforting crackle of an open log fire beside you. The leather wingback chairs invite pondering and even pontificating, and are perfect for leafing through a good book.

The Parlour has your comfort in mind, with overstuffed chairs and sofas against a backdrop of exquisite antiques and objets d'art.

If you want to get closer to nature, wander out onto the balcony and take in draughts of the heady mountain air. Observe the bustle of lakefront activity and plan a stroll around the café precinct below, choosing from a range of international accessory, fashion and designer shops.

In the evening, you may join us in The Parlour for complimentary cocktails before taking a table for dinner at a restaurant a short walk from Eichardt's. Several pre-eminent restaurants also provide meals at the hotel.

The House Bar is ideal for comfortable interaction between guests and some of Queenstown's colourful characters. It is distinguished by comfortable sofas, mood lighting, a stunning fireplace and the attentive service you will come to expect. Lunch is served downstairs in The House Bar and includes a selection food made from local and New Zealand produce and a selection of cakes for afternoon tea.
Hotel Address:
  • Eichardt's Private Hotel
  • Marine Parade
  • PO Box 1340
  • Queenstown,
  • New Zealand

Location Summary
Queenstown is a 45-minute flight from Christchurch International Airport. It is a comfortable five to six hour drive from Christchurch by limousine or hire car. You may choose to take a day to travel at a relaxed pace. The route takes in the Canterbury Plains; mountain passes; views of Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak; and through the plains of the Mackenzie Country in the hinterland.

Directions to Hotel
Queenstown is a 45-minute flight from Christchurch International Airport with flights operating several times a day between these two destinations. There are also regular domestic flights from other New Zealand cities into Queenstown. Some international flights from Australia arrive directly into Queenstown. Eichardt's can organise helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft charters from Christchurch.

** Driving instructions from the Airport **

Turn right at the roundabout as you leave Queenstown airport, then right again at the "T" intersection.

Turn left at the next roundabout which will put you on Frankton Road (6A).

Follow Frankton Road to Queenstown for approximately 6 km's(10-15 minutes) Drive straight on through the first roundabout at the bottom of the hill and turn left at the second roundabout.

You will now be on Shotover Street. Go straight through the next round-about (first round-about). At the second round-about turn left into Rees Street.

As you drive down Rees Street and you will see the hotel building (large white building) directley at the end. Follow the road around the corner past Pumpkin Patch on the right and this is where Rees Street turns in Marine Parade. Eichardt's is situated on Marine Parade.

Pull into the loading zone just around the corner opposite the hotel and make your way to reception or if this is full just pull up in front of reception. The reception is the glass atrium at the South end of the building where we will be ready to welcome you, park your car and take care of your luggage.
Note Bene
Activities available nearby include Bungy Jumping, Parasailing, Yoga, Rafting, Paragliding, and even Skiing (cross-country, downhill and ski school).
The hotel is located on the lake
Casino Gambling
Two casinos in and near Queenstown
Fishing Fly
Queenstown has some of the planet's best dry-flyfishing
Paragliding as well
Championship courses in Queenstown
Jet Skiing
Jet Skiing and Jet Boating
Eichardt's is only a short walk away from a fantastic range of shops you would normally have to traipse all over a large international city to find. Designer clothing, uniquely New Zealand fashion, specialty accessories, jewellery and some of the world's finest outdoor technical clothing and equipment are all within walking distance. International designer labels mix with some of the most exciting and innovative ideas coming out of the southern hemisphere. The hotel is also close to support facilities and health services.
Skiing Snow
New Zealand's first commercial ski-field opened at Coronet Peak over 50 years ago and the region has gradually grown in stature to be a four-season resort of international calibre.
Winery Tours
Winery and vineyard tours nearby
Recommended Rooms
All 5 rooms feature a super-king bed, fireplace and mini-bar, a dressing room and bathroom with generous bath and double vanity, separate shower, heated mirror and floor. Each one is fully entertainment and business integrated with personal audiovisual systems, along with email and Internet access.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Business Center
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
Available Activities
  • - Ballooning Hot Air
    - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Casino Gambling
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Fly
    - Gliding
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Jet Skiing
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Shopping
    - Skiing_snow
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Water Skiing
    - Windsurfing
    - Winery Tours

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