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Ranked #17 of 57 Hotels in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Azur Lodge is an incredible experience - superb luxury accommodation with what must be the best views on the planet! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we where made to feel welcome and nothing was a problem, they even drove us into town and collected us for a fab night out in Queenstown.

Room Tip: All lodges the same!
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

I took my wife to Queenstown for a significant birthday, staying 5 nights at Azur. From the time we arrived to the time we left, we were pampered.
After being picked up from the airport and shown around the main lodge, we were taken to our villa, where a chilled bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates were waiting for us. On hearing that we hadn't eaten on the flight we were immediately offered canapes to tide us over, and these were promptly delivered.
All staff were very knowledgable and helpful in making bookings for tours, which were simply charged to the room for convenience. Advice on restaurants and locations of shops, galleries etc. was also readily available. Transport to and from town was also provided immediately on request.
Breakfasts were as good as previous reviewers have said, and delivered anytime. One day it was delivered, hot, at 6;30 am, to our villa prior to leaving for a day tour to Milford Sound. The next day we had it at 12 noon on our private terrace, enjoying the sunshine and magnificent views.
The villas are spacious, clean and fitted out to a high quality and the views from all parts of the villa are spectacular.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Trevor W
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

In February, 2013, my wife and i stayed at Azur Lodge. We swear by Andrew Harper travel, on any continent, and when they suggested Azur Lodge, we said, fine, book it.

I remember watching the Super Bowl, having breakfast in our suite on a high floor overlooking Hong Kong. For years i thought the MO was the best ever. Full stop. Azur Lodge beats it...but then there is no comparison. Different? Yes, but both 5 stars for incomparable facilities and service. Yes, in the spectacular views.

We walked into Queenstown for dinner (couple miles). But, on way back, called them from the hiking trail and said, please come pick us up. they picked us up 5 minutes later. That was four nights in a row.

Queenstown is the jumping off point for Lord of the Rings scenic tours. We took one of the tours and recommend it highly. But, all one really needs to do is look out the floor to ceiling walls of glass, or sit on the deck outside, and the Remarkables (a row of incredible mountains) are right in one's face. They are a major feature of LOTR. Right there at Azur.

There are only 9 exactly alike villas. Hasten to this place.

Room Tip: all nine villas are exactly alike and have the same views of the mountains and lake.
Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
4  Thank James J
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

As a former travel agent and somebody who has travelled extensively, I can say that Azur Lodge is one of the finest hotels in the world.
The view from our free standing unit was breath taking; the service top notch and
friendly; the baked goods by Maria memorable.
The complimentary drop off and pick up in Queenstown only 10 minutes away is a wonderful
It is difficult to understand why many other deluxe hotels in New Zealand charge twice
as much.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank burtrossrealty
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

Not having been to Queenstown before, we could not have envisioned the frenetic, tourist oriented town it is. Certainly remarkable scenery, true to the name of the nearby mountains, and the beauty is absolutely jaw dropping. But the city/adventure scene can be a little much. Likewise, in town accommodation options are not so great, unless that's what you are looking for.

Happily, Azur is a short 3 km from the heart of downtown, a doable walk home along a beautiful waterfront trail, followed by an incline, but you may not want to leave. The facilities, the rooms, the architecture, the amenities are absolutely superb, at the highest level we experienced anywhere on our trip (here or elsewhere).

Each of nine rooms are uniquely secluded, situated with living, sleeping, separate bath closet areas etc. Short walk up to the main lodge where an à la cart, whatever you would like breakfast is here, in addition evening drinks and canapés. Do take advantage of the I room dining option one night.

My wife and I have sometimes found that places of exceptional architectural appeal can want for the human touch. Not so at the Azur. Here, the personal service and the what can we do for you attitude prevailed morning noon and night, accommodating every request with a smile. You will not be disappointed.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
3  Thank SLCtraveller25
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

My husband and I spent 2.5 weeks in South Island New Zealand and stayed at various lodges and retreats. Azur Lodge is one of the top ones overall that we would be more than happy to recommend any travellers visiting Queenstown. There are only handful of rooms at Azur Lodge so you can ensure that your needs can always be taken care and cared for. Each room has a full range of the views of the lake and each day we were greeted by the amazing sun rise and the romantic sunset. We stayed total 3 days in Azur Lodge and each day we did various activities in and around Queenstown. We rent car so taken care of our own mid-longer term distance travel in Queenstown, but if we want to just take a short stroll in the city center, Azur Lodge staffs would always be happy to drive us to the city center (about 8 mins) or to pick us up. We visited during the busy X'mas season but never felt the lodge was overly occupied, and we always felt a lot of privacy during our stays. Highly recommend this lodge for the services, location, views, and the food (daily canapese provided before the dinner!)

Room Tip: If you do not want to walk up and down the hills everyday to reach to your room, you could request a...
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Maryann T
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Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

Well what can I say, this place is simply perfect! We stayed here for one night before we left NZ and we had an amazing time. The villas are all self contained and you have lots of privacy, we arrived to complimentary wine and roses and a stash of complimentary goodies in the fridge.

The staff were friendly and informal but ready to help and grab anything you wanted/needed. Breakfast was included and there was no menu, you basically just asked and they fixed whatever you wanted up for you there and then. Plus a continental buffet breakfast.

The guys here went out of their way to help and respected your privacy, they were there when you needed, and not when you didn't!

The villas themselves are very well furnished with a bunch of gadgets for lighting, heated flooring, heated mirrors etc, and had probably the best shower I've been in!

Would highly recommend this place if your looking for a treat :-)

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Additional Information about Azur

Address: 23 MacKinnon Tce | Sunshine Bay, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Queenstown
#9 Family Hotel in Queenstown
#15 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range: £691 - £984 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Azur 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It would be hard to imagine a perfect view than the one from Azur. Set to best capture the views of both Lake Wakatipu & the surrounding mountains, Azur is a beautiful property set amongst 3.5 Acres of native bush. Featuring the main lodge and nine identical 79sqm freestanding villas. Azur captures the best of both worlds; amazing views and a tranquil setting yet only 5 minutes from downtown Queenstown. ... more   less 
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