Queenstown, New Zealand

QT Queenstown

Rates per night from$222.76

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (NZD327.83), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Bright and poppy

Setting

Remarkable(s) views

Quirky city stay QT Queenstown has a brightly colored, mod interior full of Pop Art, and uninterrupted views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and Lake Wakatipu. The city-centre boutique hotel is also home to a buzzy cocktail bar and buffet-style international restaurant, Bazaar, where you’ll find everything from fresh seafood to choose-your-flavor soft serve. Rooms look out over the breath-snatching scenery, and some have Jetsons-esque hanging fireplaces for a touch of space-age coziness.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Sixty-nine.

Check–Out

11am; earliest check-in is 2pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $222.76 (NZ$328), excluding tax at 15 per cent.

More details

Rates generally include a buffet breakfast with Continental and cooked-to-order options and nightly turndown service; Remarkable King rooms get a charcuterie board and included cocktail making kit too (NZ$25 in other room types).

Also

Try your hand at cocktail mixing with your very own in-room kit; just ask for some ice and decide if you prefer yours shaken or stirred.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, sauna, ski storage facilities. In rooms: a TV, free films, minibar, tea- and coffee-making kit, and Malin & Goetz bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Top-floor Remarkable King rooms each have a Juliet balcony and sweeping views of the mountain range; if you’d prefer to wake up to Lake Wakatipu, book a spacious Lake King room.

Poolside

There’s a heated outdoor plunge pool for quick dips.

Packing tips

Bring your ski jackets in winter, swim togs in summer and hiking boots in the shoulder seasons: sporty Queenstown has something for every season of adrenaline seeker.

Also

There’s lift access to all levels and some bedrooms are fully accessible, with adapted bathrooms. A two per cent surcharge applies for all credit card payments.

Children

This grown-up stay is for over-16s only.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Sit next to the floor-to-ceiling windows for a panoramic view of Queenstown with your meal.

Dress Code

There’s no need to dress to the nines, but to blend in, channel ‘creative-industry type goes on holiday’ and you’ll fit right in with the artwork.

Hotel restaurant

Restaurant Bazaar has an internationally influenced menu that includes authentic Italian wood-fired pizzas, fresh seafood, charcuterie and cheese boards, Asian-inspired grill stations. It’s a buffet-style affair, so there’s no need to choose between colourful salads, Malaysian curries or dimsum – make your way ‘it’s a small world’-style through it all. Do save room for the dessert bar, though, which is stacked with house-made desserts, pastries and choose-your-flavour soft serve. In the mornings, there’s a full breakfast spread of Continental and cooked classics, including made-to-order omelettes.

Hotel bar

Watch the sun set over the Remarkables as you sip your tipple of choice at Reds cocktail lounge. There’s a hefty wine list – as you’d expect in New Zealand – and a house-curated cocktail list that includes a twist on the classic mojito, the signature QT G&T, and a separate menu just for negronis. Food is available from 2pm until late, so you can snack on crinkle cut fries, dumplings, green pea guacamole, antipasto and wood fired pizzas without having to leave your mountain-view seat.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 6am to 10am, and dinner from 6pm to 9.30pm. Reds shakes up cocktails and uncorks bottles from 2pm to 11pm.

Room service

Your in-room minibars has a schmancy gin martini kit (free for guests staying in Remarkable King rooms), Maude Central Otago Pinot Noir, and a selection of sweet and savoury treats.

Location

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Address
QT Queenstown
30 Brunswick Street
Queenstown
9300
New Zealand

Planes

Queenstown Airport is 15 minutes away by car; one-way transfers cost NZ$40. Call our Smith 24 team to arrange flights and transfers.

Automobiles

There’s no need for a car in Queenstown, but if you’re road tripping your way across New Zealand you can park your hired steed onsite for NZ$10 a night (or NZ$20 a night for valet parking).

Worth getting out of bed for

In summer, pend a day exploring Lake Wanaka or neighbouring Lake Hāwea; or, kayak through the Milford Sounds with local guides from Rosco’s Milford Kayaks, who lead groups tours for all ability levels. In winter (mid-June to early October), hit the slopes above Queenstown: snow bunnies of all ages and abilities can zip down the slopes of Queenstown’s Coronet Peak and the Remarkables. Fancy something less adventurous? Wander around postcard-pretty Arrowtown for a day; it’s especially photogenic when the leaves change colour in the autumn. Or get a taste of New Zealand’s finest with Appellation Wine Tours; your tour will take you through Central Otago to visit boutique vineyards, where you’ll take part in guided tastings. Craft beer tours can be arranged on request, too, for those who prefer a hoppier beverage.

Local restaurants

Dive into Malaysian hawker food at Madam Woo, a casual cafe with bold flavours: snack on rolls stuffed with pulled sticky pork or soy-glazed aubergine, or dive into dishes of lemongrass-infused seafood coconut curry or honey tossed squid. Make like a local and join the queue at Fergburger for, you guessed it, burgers of all sorts: take your pick from inspired choices such as the tempura-battered Codfather, the brie and boysenberry topped Sweet Bambi and the classic Ferg Deluxe – a beef patty with streaky bacon and cheddar cheese. (Breakfast sandwiches are on offer from 8am, too.) For a leisurely brunch, check out Yonder, where they serve up speciality coffee, baked-in-house goodies and morning favourites including eggs-many-ways and impressive stacks of blueberry buckwheat pancakes.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Queenstown and unpacked their new favourite bottle of Central Otago pinot noir, a full account of their luxury city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside QT Queenstown in New Zealand…

Edgy city stay QT Queenstown is on the edge of the self-proclaimed adventure capital of the world, but you don’t have to bungee jump or skydive to stay here (although that could certainly be arranged). Whether you’re in town for the the thrills, the scenery or the wine, a lake- or mountain-facing room in this boutique hotel will have you ready for each new day of your New Zealand holiday. Hit the slopes of the snow-covered Remarkables, hike around the otherworldly lakes or hop on a guided tour through Central Otago’s wine country. Or if you’re in for a slower pace, just spend a silly-long time at the mountain-view breakfast table, wander through friendly Queenstown and improve your cocktail-making cred with your in-room kit…

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