Queenstown, New Zealand
The Sofitel combines the ultimate in sophistication, intimacy and warmth with exquisite attention to detail in the heart of vibrant Queenstown, just moments from all the superb shops, bars and restaurants of this great little town.
At a Glance
All the style and service of a Parisian hotel, with plenty of Kiwi charm
Centrally located in the heart of Queenstown, just a stone's throw from the lake and the central plaza
Fantastic spa inspired by the native New Zealand landscape
Rooms and suites perfect for families traveling together
Even if you don't stay here, be sure to visit Le Spa for a signature treatment or a hammam
Inspired by the beautiful Central Otago landscape, Le Spa at Sofitel is fabulous. I had a relaxing Hammam before their signature Greenstone Ritual - the greenstone is believed to possess intuitive healing and harmonising properties.Scott Dunn team
Feeling adventurous? Head to A.J.Hackett in town and sign up for a bungy jump or canyon swing!Sarah Rowan
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Sofitel Queenstown or take a look at our itineraries to Central Otago and the Southern Lakes
The Sofitel Queenstown is located in the heart of this alpine town and only 20 minutes from the nearest ski fields. The Sofitel embraces its French origins and features unique French art throughout the hotel, with its authentic Parisian sidewalk cafe being a lovely spot for breakfast. Combine these chic French features with classic, sophisticated New Zealand modern design and this boutique property is simply stunning.
Each elegant room and suite at the Sofitel is thoughtfully designed, with huge bath tubs and the softest of furnishings. The opulent and stylish rooms provide intimacy, sophistication and warmth with exquisite attention to detail including little French touches, which add to the experience.
Vie Restaurant is on the third floor and overlooks a tranquil waterfall and landscaped gardens - here you can enjoy fresh seasonal produce in an elegant setting. The more casual Parisian style Left Bank cafe serves breakfasts, light lunches and afternoon teas in a pavement style cafe, great for people watching.
Le Spa at Sofitel is designed to reflect the beauty of the South Island and after a day of skiing or exploring, relax with a Hammam steam treatment and a Maori treatment or massage in this tranquil retreat.
The Sofitel has 82 elegant luxurious rooms and suites all with comfortable beds, double spa baths, espresso machines, underfloor heating, surround sound audio visual systems and special French amenities. Superior Rooms and Deluxe rooms are the same size but the Deluxe Rooms have the added benefit of Bose sound systems, breakfast in the Vie Brasserie daily and evening drinks. Prestige Suites are larger and have a separate sitting room for additional space.
The Sofitel Queenstown welcomes children and their families and many of the rooms can interconnect. However, there are no specific facilities for children except for babysitting which can be arranged on request. Queenstown has the lake, botanical gardens and skiing nearby, all of which children will love.
The Left Bank Cafe is part French kitchen, part tea room and is open for breakfast and lunch and has a great atmosphere. Vie Brasserie and Restaurant offers a range of gourmet delights for dinner and the Nue Lounge is an intimate, stylish bar, perfect for a drink by the open fire. The Sofitel has a fitness center, spa, hammam and Jacuzzi for guests to enjoy after a day's adventuring in Queenstown and its surrounds.
From the Sofitel, Queenstown's shops and restaurants are easily accessible as is Lake Wakatipu. The hotel can arrange a multitude of activities including golf, skiing, heliskiing, horse riding, fishing, sea kayaking, scenic heli tours, sailing and quad biking to name a few.
Location & Directions
Queenstown, New Zealand
Located on Duke Street in the heart of Queenstown, South Island, within close proximity of Lake Wakatipu the hotel occupies an ideal position from which to explore the cosmopolitan Queenstown dining, shopping precincts and ski fields.
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.