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Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Ranked #7 of 59 Hotels in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 April 2009

Very nice hotel and good staff. The only negative is the fitness center. Too small and only one treadmill that did not work!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank Teen05
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Reviewed 7 April 2009

We had a lovely time at this hotel. It had quite a few special touches that you wont find in many other hotels - a TV built into the bathroom, two head showers, big flat screen tv, discovery channel, possum fur throw, alarm clock that projects onto the ceiling, coffee maker and in room safe.

Its only faults were a serious lack of staffing on the first four days we were there in terms of concierge and valet parking. They all appeared on the day we checked out - maybe there was a virus around.

We got married whilst staying at this hotel and received no special treatment apart from a note and a chocolate - so dont count on anything more if you are staying here for your honeymoon.

We were also in a room that overlooked some local bars and were woken a few times by people leaving late at night and bottles being thrown in bins so perhaps seek to be put in a room on the other side of the building.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2009

Way way over priced compared to every place else we stayed in New Zealand and compared to what was available in Queenstown. Unfortunately we booked this before we got to Queenstown and would have been charged whether we stayed there or not. Both of us got bit by some creepy crawly thing in the room. Street noise was kept me awake at night. Again this is the only place on our journey where I lost sleep. Service OK, a little on the stuffy side. Not worth the price for the room AND they charged extra for parking AND they charged extra for internet access. What a rip.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank pkchristensen
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Reviewed 2 March 2009

I took my husband here for a night's stay for his birthday. From the first step in the door we were treated so well and felt very welcomed. We were given a free bottle of wine with dinner as well as a complimentary drink on the ground floor bar. The room was amazing, and although we could not see anything but the street from our window it did not matter too much as we were only there when it was dark. The bed was so comfortable and the nice touches such as a coffee machine, underfloor heating and a TV over our spa bath completed the inviting atmosphere. Our concierge was very helpful and organised some of our activities such as finding out open times for the Olsen Hot Pools. We also dined in their resturant and found the service friendly but not pushy. the duckl was divine and my husband enjoyed his venison dish. We also used the spacious gym and had a massage at the Spa located in the Sofitel, which was pure bliss. Again, the touches such as offering free herbal teas and allowing you to take as much time as you want to relax in thier sitting area is very relaxing and enjoyable. I think this Hotel is worth every penny you pay!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank chile_chicken
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Reviewed 22 January 2009

First time in Queenstown and couldn't have picked a better hotel. I realise it is expected to be good considering the brand but that isn't always true of the big name 5 star brands. It is true in this case.

Excellent position for a 1st timer. Close to the centre of town, restaurants, shopping, lake etc. Very large room with comfortable bed and coffee machine, balcony (no view though), very well equiped bathroom that included a big spa and a well serviced breakfast room. In fact the service was good everywhere.

Not the cheapest hotel in town for sure but in this case you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: December 2008
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Thank BVGBris
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Reviewed 1 January 2009

firstly let me say this is my third stay at Sofitel and it has always been very good - good food, great rooms, and bathrooms and fantastic spa. valet parking has always been excellent. Initially the front desk was extremely helpful when we needed extra nights which they arranged at very good prices when they were nearly full, we were pleased to be staying on. The service then became a little strange. The spa booked the wrong treatments for the wrong times, not in itself a big deal as it happens but their immediate attitude is that we were wrong not them until their mistake was pointed out and they were very apologetic, it left a sour taste with very poor customer service. Then, and their biggest mistake is that they allowed the occupants of the adjacent room to smoke despite repeated requests from us and reminding them that it is a non smoking hotel, our room continuously smelled of fresh and then stale smoke, they knew my wife is pregnant and their answer was they gave the occupants warnings but as they were in a more expensive room they would do nothing more. Frankly that is very poor and they even admitted they knew it was against local regulations but still allowed it. We checked out and although apologetic and discounted our room we will not stay there again, hotel managers should be tougher and take some more responsibility with guests who happily flout the rules and persistently irritate other guests.

  • Stayed: January 2009
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4  Thank manningProvence
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Reviewed 10 November 2008

Everything about this hotel was amazing - staff was friendly and very helpful. The room was out of the world and loved the complimentary wine and chocolates

  • Stayed: October 2008
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1  Thank Dhruv_Parashar
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Additional Information about Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

Address: 8 Duke St | PO Box 1797, Queenstown 9297, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Queenstown
#2 Business Hotel in Queenstown
#5 Family Hotel in Queenstown
#5 Romantic Hotel in Queenstown
#7 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range: £135 - £360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a new level of sophistication at Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa. Inspired by the charms of Paris with the warm hospitality inherent to Queenstown, be mesmerized by its tasteful combination of French antique elegance and local avant-garde design. Centrally located in the heart of Queenstown, it offers 82 luxuriously appointed bedrooms and suites, featuring Left Bank Café open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge and Jervois Steak House. Situated in the heart of Queenstown's dining and entertainment precinct, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa is the perfect base to explore central Queenstown on foot before heading further afield to local ski resorts and adventure attractions. Just 15 minutes from the airport, you can take a stroll down to the shores of Lake Wakatipu, or up to Queenstown's scenic vantage point and adventure attraction Skyline Luge during your stay. ... more   less 
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