I've searched the boards and have seen that the St. Moritz and Crowne Plaza are both well recommended, but haven't seen too much of how they compare to each other. My husband and I will be staying in Queenstown three nights starting December 23 (we'll be there over Christmas). Right now, it looks like a room at the St. Moritz with views is 175 USD, while a room with views and a balcony is 133 USD at the Crowne Plaza. Staying at the Crowne Plaza would save us 42 USD a night, and $126 overall (and, it has a balcony - not sure if the St. Moritz rooms do?). I'm leaning this way, but for some reason feel the St. Moritz might be the better choice (maybe it's just the style of the hotel, or the fact it has a hot tub on the roof?). Does anyone feel strongly for one over the other? Or think the St. Moritz is worth the $126 extra? or not?
Thank you in advance for any replies. They are sooo appreciated.