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“Spectacular views and so close to cafes and restaurants, and ideal base for outdoor adventures.”
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Pounamu Apartments
Ranked #11 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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“Spectacular views and so close to cafes and restaurants, and ideal base for outdoor adventures.”
Reviewed 18 April 2009

We stayed for a night as part of a group of friends prior to walking the Routeburn track and the Caples track and again for 2 nights after finishing the walk. The apartments were ideal for our purpose and we were able to leave our non track gear in the rooms as they were not too busy, so we found this great.
There were fantastic views from the rooms and was only a 10 to 15 minute walk to the middle of Queenstown so was close enough to restaurants and shops that we didn't need to drive.
We would recommend this complex to anyone wanting a great place to stay in Queenstown and also to walking groups as the management would organize to keep gear safe while out walking through the spectacular mountain tracks that are close to Queenstown.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 April 2009

We had the most amazing family reunion here with two apartments booked. The accommodation was incredible and so quiet even though it looks out on the main road. Lake views are stunning and the Frankton walkway entry is right across the road. We will definitely stay again. Probably the only accommodation that has catered for all our needs.Two families right together having lots of different interests all catered for. Easy walk to town but ultra quiet. We loved it.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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HK
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Reviewed 12 April 2009

We stayed at the Pounamu during our trip in December... it has to be one of the best maintained places we stayed at in NZ. Well appointed,self contained apartments with a gorgeous view of the lake. About mid-way between the town and the airport (10 minutes each way), its a good place to stay at if you're visitng Qtown!
PS: The managers are pretty helpful for Qtown/ Te Anau/ Milford bookings..

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2009

We stayed here in Jan 09 - myself, Mrs H and our 8 and 5 year olds - for 4 nights. There's not much I can add to what has been said in the previous reviews. The apartments are fabulous - great layout and facilities (a real bonus having a PC, internet and a printer). The kids loved their room, with a tv and ensuite. The views are fabulous, just wonderful and the location is fine - a 10 minute wander into town. The owners were also terrific - our arrival was delayed by one day due to illness and they were happy to alter the arrangements. We also went off for 2 nights for a Doubtful Sound cruise and they were happy for us to keep the apartments and leave our stuff - very kind of them and saved us a lot of packing/unpacking.

The only downside is the noise from the traffic. It is a busy road and there is traffic from early morning until late night. The doors and shutters do help but it is still noticeable - and sadly it did bother me. Which is a shame as everything else about the apartments is 5 star luxury. That said I suspect we would return, it would take a very special place indeed to tempt us away.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 9 April 2009

Lovely apartments, well furnished, with great views

  • Stayed March 2009
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Sunnyvale, CA
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Reviewed 26 March 2009

The place was awesome, the view was great. The rooms were exceptionally clean (newly built), modernized and the staff was extremely friendly. We got locked out and got home at 4 in the A.M. Had to call the staff. They answered with a "good morning" and the guy was there to let us in, in less than 5 minutes with a smile on his face! I would have loved to have a unit on the top floor but no complaints! The place gives you a quiet and serene feel yet is only a 5 minute drive from the hustle bustle of downtown. The internet center and laundry inside was an added bonus. A towel warmer in the bathrooms totally worked!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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Cheshire
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Reviewed 25 March 2009

We were touring New Zealand and booked these apartments before we left the UK. We were not disappointed, in fact we grinned with delight when we opened the door. They are very, very well equipped and very modern in style - ultra clean. The 2 bedrooms were each en-suite and the lounge large with windows looking across the road to the lake.
When we first arrived we were concerned that we were about a 10 min walk from the main town but the walk could be done alongside the lake on a purpose built pathway - very pleasant- and it was nice to be out of the main centre. We stayed for three days and were sorry to leave at the end.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pounamu Apartments

Property: Pounamu Apartments
Address: Pounamu Apartments 110 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Queenstown
#2 Spa Hotel in Queenstown
#5 Family Hotel in Queenstown
#8 Romantic Hotel in Queenstown
#10 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
#10 Business Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Pounamu Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Travellers' Choice(R) 2015 Winner - Voted #3 in New Zealand. Relax in style and soak up the spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables in our 1 or 2 bedroom spacious, self-contained or serviced Apartments. Each Apartment has an open plan lounge, dining and full kitchen facilities, gas fire, under-floor heating, Sky TV, ensuite bathroom with shared laundry amenities. A separate office area with computer/printer/fax. Our Studio Rooms are similar to small hotel rooms with kitchenette and ensuite bathroom (NO Views). Facilities include FREE unlimited Wi-Fi Internet and FREE local calls. Complimentary secure under cover Car Park with Ski/Golf Locker, BBQ area and outside Spa Pool. We also have a "Pet Friendly" Apartment. Sleeping configuration King Beds. Single beds can be requested at the time of your booking. Just a 10 min walk to Queenstown town centre and approx 20 min drive to the ski fields makes these beautifully appointed Apartments a must for your stay.Enquire about special seasonal rates and tempting promotional offers, and at Pounamu Apartments, be assured of a warm, welcoming visit to this 'Remarkable' region. ... more   less 
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