Queenstown Hotels to Take in the Scenery!
A resort town surrounded by the Southern Alps, Queenstown is a dream for adventurers. Deemed the global capital of adventure, so many activities await here. So, when we reached this gorgeous place, we decided to honor it the best way we could. How? By staying in one of the best hotels in Queenstown. And it quickly became clear which of many Queenstown hotels would be our home away from home!
In Queenstown, you can find all types of hotels, from backpacker lodges to more luxurious options. You’ll need a good night’s rest after all the adventure. Why not stay at our choice among Queenstown hotels?
Here’s my review of the St Moritz Hotel!
If you’re visiting New Zealand’s beautiful adventure capital, GET YOUR GUIDE allows you to see the sights in a unique way. Check out this Queenstown: Spirit of Queenstown Lake Wakatipu Scenic Cruise!
St Moritz Hotel – One of the Best Hotels in Queenstown
Overall Experience & Rating
St Moritz Hotel was an all-around astounding experience. The hotel is part of a Sofitel brand called MGallery, dedicated to “lovers of life, literature, and culture.” Lately, I’ve stayed at some of these brand’s lodgings and I’m always in awe of the offering. Each of these MGallery hotels tells a story, with a unique design and a perfect location to go with it. St Moritz was no exception! An alpine design oasis with the best view you can get in Queenstown. Here you eat, sleep and live with a gorgeous view over the mountains and Lake Wakatipu. A truly memorable moment and experience!
Ride away on the side of Lake Wakatipu with this lovely Queenstown: Self-Guided Cycle Trail!
- Design & Boutique Feeling: 5
- Room & Other Facilities: 5
- Food & Drinks: 4
- Service: 5
- Location: 5
Design & Boutique Feeling
Just by coming through the doors, you know this is one of the best Queenstown hotels. Honoring its proximity to the Southern Alps, the design is a true homage to the Alps, with all the coziness that entails. Upon entrance, we felt welcome with the lobby’s brick wall, open fireplace, wooden ceiling beams, and cow-patterned details.
There’s real thought put behind the entire setup, as is always the case with MGallery hotels. Every area was decorated harmoniously, in earthy warm colors. Everything was quite beautiful, though still focused on coziness. There are so many comfy chairs to sit back with a book, and areas to relax with great conversation. Or you can just admire the view while surrounded to this hipster Alpine paradise.
No wonder this is one of the best hotels in Queenstown. For a unique and romantic experience in the area, check out this Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Stargazing Tour!
Room & Other Facilities
If there’s one thing that sets the best hotels in Queenstown apart it is their rooms, and we were not disappointed! Our suite was big and included a living room, kitchenette, big windows and a small balcony facing the lake. I can definitely recommend the “One bedroom alpine suite lake view and balcony”!
The décor in the room was lovely and kind of different from the rest of the hotel, a more modern approach. In keeping with the earthy palette, the furniture was more hipster. The turquoise armchair was perfect to lounge with a book or just dream away while gazing outside. This vibe of Queenstown hotels by the lake is unmatched!
The bedroom was decorated in darker colors for an even cozier feel, with a super comfortable bed. Perfect place for some luxury treat before bedtime!
The modern B&W bathroom was another highlight, with a shower and a bathtub. It was hard for us to leave our room at one of the best hotels in Queenstown!
Outside Our Cosy Room…
As for the other facilities, the bar/restaurant was also lovely, with floor-to-ceiling windows facing the mountains. Having breakfast and dinner here, it was almost as though we were also eating the view! Sunsets are supposed to be spectacular here, but we were unlucky and it was rather cloudy. Still, it’s a good excuse to return to this gem of Queenstown hotels!
They also have two hot pools with a view, perfect to relax after an adventurous day.
Food & Drinks
New Zealand is a country of great flavors, so we obviously had high expectations of Queenstown hotels. St Moritz met them, offering delicious food! I particularly loved the salmon, lasagna, crème brûlée, and the wine. Even if you don’t stay at this, one of the best hotels in Queenstown, make sure to pay it a visit. Get a great meal or have a sunset drink with a view.
Enjoy the local foodie scene with this lovely Otago Winery Tour with Gourmet Wine & Food-Paired Lunch!
Although this is technically a big chain hotel, the service was spectacular and had a truly personal touch. Friendly, hospitable and genuine. A key factor making it one of the best Queenstown hotels!
The location is one of the things that makes this one of the best hotels in Queenstown! It’s just off the path of the city, facing Lake Wakatipu and the Southern Alps but still just 5 or 10-minute walk from the crowds and happenings!
More from Travel with a Silver Lining
- Now that you’ve read about our Queenstown hotels experience, why not read my latest Hotel Review from Sydney or our Romantic Hideaway in Whitianga, North New Zealand!
- Want more hotel inspiration, then read all my hotel reviews at the Stay Page of the blog.
- For more on the far south of the world, check out my Australia section, including our incredible Great Ocean Road Trip, Instagram Spots in Sydney and Melbourne Off the Beaten Path!
- If adventurous destinations are your thing, read about these 4 South American Destinations for Millennial Travelers!
- Check out my top 3 posts: My Lisbon Instagram Guide, My Favorite Trendy Restaurants in Moscow, and my Amalfi Coast Photography Guide.
Booking Support & Input
- Flight. MOMONDO can take you anywhere at the best possible rates. Download their amazing travel app!
- Hotel. Would you like to stay at the St. Moritz Hotel? THEN BOOK IT HERE! For more Queenstown hotels, check out the BOOKING.COM city page!
- Tours. GET YOUR GUIDE is my favourite place to find incredible tours everywhere I go, and Queenstown is no exception. When in the capital of adventure, why not embark on one? Check out this Queenstown: Tandem Hang Gliding Experience!
- Don’t miss the Queenstown city guide, below!
Did you like this post about Queenstown hotels and the best hotels in Queenstown and want to save it for later or share it with others? Find some pins for this post below!