Eichardt's Private Hotel

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

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  • Service20
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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
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • 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

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking. Infant cots can be provided on request at no additional charge. Children under 11 yrs staying in existing bedding may do so without charge, if additional bedding is required for any children or adults, $400 Extra bed rate will apply. Extra bedding available on request basis only.

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • The Residence

    • Fits 6 people
    • 3 King Beds
    • 2152 ft²/200 m².
    Amenities

    Views: harbour, mountain or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • gas fireplace
    • iPod docking station
    • jacuzzi tub
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • patio
    • Platinum linen brands
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • Three Bedroom Residence, Cinema room
    • wake up service
    • wet bar
    • working desk
  • The Penthouse

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 King Beds or 1 King & 2 Single Beds
    • 2368 ft²/220 m².
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    Views: harbour, mountain or city.

    This room includes:

    • Aesop bath amenities
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • complimentary minibar
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • full kitchen
    • game system(s)
    • gas fireplace
    • Outdoor fireplace, rooftop terrace
    • outdoor hot tub
    • rain shower
    • separate living room
    • soaking tub
    • steam sauna
    • turndown service
    • walk-in closet
    • wet bar
    • working desk
  • Mountain View Suite

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

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

    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
  • 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
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • 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

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking. Infant cots can be provided on request at no additional charge. Children under 11 yrs staying in existing bedding may do so without charge, if additional bedding is required for any children or adults, $400 Extra bed rate will apply. Extra bedding available on request basis only.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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