The historic Eichardt’s changed the Queenstown accommodation game when it reopened in 2001 as Eichardt’s Private Hotel, offering an international standard of luxury not seen before in the town.

That reputation remains intact – Eichardt’s is defined by a unique style of boutique hospitality. The Virginia Fisher fit-out is sumptuous but not ostentatious, the rooms and public areas defined by exposed stone walls, dark tiling and timber, and luscious fabrics. All 13 suites are beautifully appointed, but the Lake View Suites are the prize, with their outlook straight down the barrel of Lake Wakatipu.

On-site there’s the Grille restaurant and Eichardt’s Bar – as much a favourite with well-heeled locals as it is the hotel guests. Still, much of the Eichardt’s Private Hotel’s appeal is its location right in the heart of town, which puts you on the doorstep of Queenstown’s buzzy bar and restaurant scene.

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Updated: April 26th, 2022

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