There is no signage on the main road advising where the property is. Although you can see it when approaching the river and bridge, the old access is closed off and you have to drive up the hill and turn right, then drive along until you find the entrance.
We stayed in a Deluxe King Lake View, which was just that. The decor is contemporary and bed very comfortable. There were no wine glasses in the kitchenette, and only 2 pillows on the bed. I rang and requested 2 extra pillows, waited an hour, then received a call from "magic" (reception) who said she had been told there were spare pillows in the wardrobe. We are accommodation providers ourselves, so had checked in here obviously. Another hour later we still had not received the pillows, so went out for dinner. The pillows were there when we got back. When we checked out the next morning, I advised that there was a light bulb out in the main room and that there were no wine glasses in the room, and was told I could have requested them! Our own accommodation has multiple wine glasses, 4 pillows on each bed with spares in the wardrobe in every room!
Apart from the poorly cleaned ceramic cooktop, the room was fine, and the included breakfast was amazing - everything you could want. Staff were pleasant.
Good undercover parking, although nearly missed out when we returned from dinner in town - luckily some visitors were just leaving.
Some lovely walks along beside the lake and river.
I would recommend that the management put wine glasses and at least 1 spare pillow per person in every room. This is a basic requirement in commercial accommodation in NZ.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a warm welcome at DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown. Savor our delicious DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie upon arrival and settle into one of our comfortable and inviting guest rooms. Ideally located in the heart of Kawarau Village, this modern Queenstown hotel boasts breath-taking views of the shores of Lake Wakatipu and is situated just five minutes' drive from Queenstown International Airport. Central Queenstown is also just minutes away via water taxi or by our complimentary shuttle service upon availability. Surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery, this Queenstown hotel presents the closest hotel accommodation to The Remarkables Ski Field. Go skiing or snowboarding in the winter months or try exciting outdoor activities. Hire a hotel bicycle and explore the local sites or simply relax in the hotel's 10-seated executive cinema. The hotel also offers an ideal setting for business meetings and special events, with over 2,000 sq. ft. of flexible function space for events with up to 190 guests. Feel at home in a stylish guest room at DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown. Each room boasts breath-taking views and modern amenities including WiFi access and an LCD TV. Prepare a home cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchenette, complete with oven, microwave and fridge/freezer, or visit our onsite eateries such as Me&Mee Chinese Restaurant, Wakatipu Grill, Stacks Pub, and The Lake Counter Café. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kawarau Hotel, Managed By Hilton Hotel Queenstown