This was a gorgeous property located just outside of Queenstown in the town of Frankton and on the Kelvin Peninsula. Don’t be misguided to think this property is actually IN Queenstown, because it is not. But I actually preferred to be here than in Queenstown, it was peaceful and quiet and had gorgeous views of the lake and the towns directly across.
The Hilton does provide a shuttle into town, but at very long intervals. They should definitely improve this feature because so many people got angry at them when there wasn’t any room on the shuttle. I was told to book space, so I had to plan and did so…so I didn’t have a problem. You can also take the water taxi into town, though it costs money…and again, only comes at specific times. There is a running trail right in front of the hotel that connects all the way into Queenstown from the peninsula.
As for the room, we stayed in the two bedroom king suite with a lake view at The Hilton Residences. It was breathtaking. The room had all the comforts of home including a washer and dryer and fireplace!!! …I just wished could have stayed longer. The restaurants, the service, the views…everything was first class.
I would recommend this hotel to people who don’t mind paying the price, and who want a quiet alternative to the noisy and crowded Queenstown. It’s not for everyone, so do your research before booking this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- From the moment you set foot inside the Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa, you'll discover a place that not only celebrates the world-renowned beauty of this region, but immerses you completely in that beauty. Welcome to a new way to experience Queenstown. Welcome to Hilton. This is an exhilarating setting, and one without compromise. The only hotel positioned directly on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa faces north, delivering full afternoon sun and showcasing panoramic views over an unspoilt terrain famed the world over. Watch the deep blue hues of the lake shimmer and glisten and savour this most intensely beautiful destination. In the heart of vibrant Kawarau Village and just 15 minutes via lake or land from Queenstown, you'll enjoy effortless access to all the excitement on offer in the region - and the closest accommodation to The Remarkables. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Queenstown Hotel Queenstown