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Eichardt’s Private Hotel

Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

Eichardt's opulent suites invite guests to relax in the lap of boutique luxury before exploring the pretty alpine town of Queenstown and its surrounds, one of the world's truly remarkable locations on Lake Wakatipu, ringed with mountains.

At a Glance

  • There are few luxury hotels in the world that can rival Eichardt's majestic lakefront setting

  • The unique décor and private entrance add to the feeling of exclusivity

  • The tapas bar downstairs is perfect for an evening in after a day of exploring or skiing

  • You are just footsteps from the heart of town and the lake front

  • The hotel really comes into its own in winter, with roaring fires and possum fur throws

Adventure, Honeymoon, Ski, Culture

Insider's View

The Tapas at the in-house bar at Eichardts is to die for, particularly when coupled with a glass of local Quartz Reef bubbles.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Escape the tourists in Queenstown for a spot of golf. Head to the Hills golf course which has been designed by Andrew Peterson on 250 acres of former deer land in Arrowtown. Alternatively Jack's Pass is on your doorstep.

Katie Kennard

Insider's View

Try one of their ‘Eichardt Mule’ cocktails for a refreshingly delicious ginger, lime concoction.

Sarah Rowan

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Eichardt’s Private Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Central Otago and the Southern Lakes

Description

For those seeking pure indulgence, few places compare with Eichardt’s on the lakefront in beautiful Queenstown. An historic landmark dating back to New Zealand’s gold rush days and located in the center of this vibrant alpine town, the monumental building was originally built as a woolshed in 1859. Its owner soon found himself in the middle of the gold rush frenzy and adapted it to a hotel in order to benefit from the hoards of travelers seeking their fortunes.

Through time, Eichardt's has been totally transformed and now has boutique shops on the ground floor and exclusive romantic suites for guests on the top floor. Eichardt's has recently added a wonderful lake front cottage to its portfolio, offering a more family-friendly set up with self-contained one, two or three-bedroom suites with the most incredible views over Lake Wakatipu.

Eichardt's has been sympathetically renovated to retain its character while providing up to date facilities and the atmosphere is one of sophistication and warmth, cleverly mixing antique and contemporary elegance. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts, light lunches and pre-dinner drinks in front of the fire in the Parlour before venturing out to try one of Queenstown's many excellent restaurants. Alternatively have the chef prepare you dinner and watch the sun set from the parlour or your comfortable suite. The iconic House Bar also serves fresh and organic dishes, with ingredients sourced from local producers, throughout the day and is a great place to mingle with fellow travelers.

Queenstown is known primarily for its sheer beauty, but has much more to offer the visitor, from shops, restaurants, skyline gondola and fascinating historical sites linked to the town's mining past to a huge range of activities for those seeking adventure. New Zealand's adventure capital's highlights include sky diving, climbing, hiking, jet boating, bungy jumping, river rafting and helicopter tours. More relaxed excursions include golf, gourmet wine tours and fly fishing.

Accommodation

Eichardt's five luxurious Hotel Suites all have a super-king size bed, a fireplace, a mini bar, a dressing room and a generous bathroom as well as personal audio visual systems and internet access. The Lakefront Cottage is home to four two-bedroom suites, offering visitors flexible accommodation each with stunning lake and mountain views. These split level suites can interconnect to join groups and families or can be kept as smaller units. Each has a compact kitchen and plenty of entertaining space.

Childcare

Children are very welcome at Eichardt's and the flexible accommodation in the Lakeside Cottage provides families with plenty of options. Eichardt's is happy to organize a nanny or babysitting but there are no specific children's facilities at the property. Queenstown is New Zealand's adventure capital and there is plenty here to keep children busy and ensure they are exhausted enough for a great night's sleep.

Facilities

The hotel's Parlour and iconic House Bar both have comfy sofas, crackling fires and here you can enjoy some of Queenstown's finest breakfasts, lunch menus and tapas as well as some great cocktails. The staff at Eichardt's can also organize beauty treatments and therapeutic massages in your suite.

Activities

Eichardt's is centrally located and plenty of adventure is within easy reach of its sophisticated urban comforts - just a stroll away, an array of world class restaurants and shopping experiences make a great change from skiing, hiking, golfing, jet boating, cruising the lake or fly fishing.

Heli-skiing

There is over 8,500 sq/km of terrain around Queenstown and Wanaka to play in, and a range of options and packages for heli-skiing in and heli-boarding to match your abilities. We work with experienced guides who will whisk you to a peak topped with fresh snow. With a ratio of five clients to one guide, grouped together with people of similar ability you'll have a day you'll never forget.

Location & Directions

Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

Eichardt’s is situated on Marine Parade, on the lake front in Queenstown, New Zealand. The views of Lake Wakatipu are astonishing, and Queenstown's location makes for winter skiing in the Remarkables and summertime watersports on the lakefront.

When to go

The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.

Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Eichardt’s Private Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Central Otago and the Southern Lakes

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