Eichardt's Private Hotel

Marine Parade, PO Box 1340, Queenstown, New Zealand
City Center

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  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability

  • One complimentary glass of champagne or one cocktail, per guest, upon arrival

  • A NZ$50 voucher for Eichardt’s House Bar

  • One complimentary bottle of Mt Edward's 'Eichardt's' Pinot Noir in room on arrival

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Hotel Description

Eichardt’s Private Hotel was established during the gold rush days of the 1860s, and was, at the time, Queenstown’s premier lodging. Of course, that was a long time ago, and in the intervening years hard times befell the property. By 1999 it was nothing more than a slightly tacky pub — and then came the flood, the final indignity.

It’s little more than a cliché than every setback is an opportunity in disguise — but in this case, it happens to be true. Eichardt’s, a pale and waterlogged shadow of its former self, was rescued and rehabilitated by its new manager, Victoria Shaw. The result is a delightful small hotel, perhaps owing equally to its auspicious location and to the unique qualifications of Ms. Shaw, who just happens to have been raised at the Martinborough homestead that was to become the renowned Wharehaukau Lodge.

“Exclusive” only hints at the atmosphere here — this is a property of just five luxury suites, and is priced out of the range of most of Queenstown's backpackers and ski bums. Eichardt’s is an almost painfully stylish hotel, the rooms richly decorated and comfortably appointed, boasting wood-burning fireplaces and super-king beds with possum-skin throws. The views of Lake Wakatipu are astonishing, and Queenstown's location makes for winter skiing in the Remarkables and summertime watersports on the lakefront. In fact Queenstown is something of an all-weather tourist mecca, with no shortage of lodgings — but even against stiff competition, Eichardt’s is the best five rooms in town.

How to get there:

From Christchurch International Airport guests take a 45-minute flight to Queenstown. From Queenstown Airport it’s a 10 minute drive to Eichardt’s. Alternatively, guests can take the 5–6-hour drive from Christchurch International Airport. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com to arrange transfers from either airport. Helicopter transfers are also available from Christchurch.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 5 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

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Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

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3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • One Bedroom Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 753 ft²/69 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain, street or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • jacuzzi tub
    • kitchenette
    • Lake Wakatipu view
    • minifridge
    • patio
    • Platinum/Opossum linen brands
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Lake View Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 861 ft²/80 m².
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    Views: harbour, mountain or partial mountain.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • complimentary minibar
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • wet bar
  • Mountain View Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 861 ft²/80 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain, partial mountain, street or city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • hairdryer
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • 1 Bedroom Lake Front Apartment

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 861 ft²/80 m².
    Amenities

    Views: harbour, mountain or park.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • jacuzzi tub
    • kitchenette
    • rain shower
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • 2 Bedroom Lake Front Apartment

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 King Beds or 2 Single Beds
    • 968 ft²/90 m².
    Amenities

    Views: harbour, mountain, city or park.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • jacuzzi tub
    • kitchenette
    • rain shower
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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