Library. In rooms: minibar, LCD TV, Denon DVD/CD player, iPod dock, free WiFi, Linden Leaves toiletries, private decks.
All villas come with separate lounging areas, ensuite bathrooms replete with rainforest showers and double spa baths, and huge windows bringing the outside in – but we like number 5 for its privacy.
There's no pool at Azur, but gardens overlook nearby Lake Wakatipu – ideal for a dip.
Binoculars for spying on lake action, including historic local steamboat TSS Earnslaw as it cruises past.
On arrival at Azur you’re welcomed with a glass of wine, beer or a soft drink on the house – and a run-through of Queenstown’s highlights.
Baby cots are free. They can split double beds into twins or provide extra beds for NZ$70 plus tax. High chairs, toys, microwaves and patio safety features are also on tap, as is babysitting at NZ$20 an hour.
Azur Lodge welcomes kids of any age, and can split double beds into twins or provide extra beds (NZ$70 plus tax) and free baby cots. High chairs, toys, microwaves and patio safety features are also on tap, as is babysitting for NZ$20 an hour.
Any age, but teen adrenaline junkies might get the most out of Queenstown.
Four of the nine villas have super-king-size beds which can be unzipped and split into twin beds for children. These villas are flanked by regular ones, so parents can book a villa for their children next door to their own, reassuringly close by.
Queenstown has a wealth of fun-filled adventure pursuits and natural excursions that would suit kids, with many tailored specially for them. Riskier fare like bungy jumping or jet- boating may be age-restricted, but Azur Lodge staff recommend mini golf, go karting, 10-pin bowling or movies for younger kids. Azur also has a good stock of boardgames and DVDs for entertaining smaller folk.
Children are welcome in the hotel restaurant, which offers a kids' menu, high chairs, packed lunches on request and can heat up baby food or milk.
Hotel staff are happy to babysit, for $20 per hour, given 12 hours' notice.
No need to pack
Baby cots, high chairs, toys and a microwave for preparing kids' food can all be supplied by Azur Lodge, so you can pack lighter.
Let the hotel know in advance and they'll have your villa primed with any child-friendly options you need, including extra beds or patio safety features.