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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?

the view from St Moritz hotel - one of the best Queenstown hotels
The best of Queenstown just outside your window!

Here’s my review of the St Moritz Hotel!

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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!

  1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 5
  2. Room & Other Facilities: 5
  3. Food & Drinks: 4
  4. Service: 5
  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.

The lobby with an alpine feel in one of the best hotels in Queenstown - St Moritz hotel!
Love this alpine feel of the lobby!

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.

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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”!

Looking out through the balcony at our room at St Moritz - one of the best hotels in Queenstown!
Can I please wake up like this every morning?

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!

Our cozy living room in earthy colors and with a hipster vibe in St Moritz hotel - one of many Queenstown hotels!
Our cozy living room in earthy colors and with a hipster vibe!
Just enjoying the moment in our cozy living room in St Moritz hotel, Queenstown!
Just enjoying the moment!

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 bedroom in our suite in St Moritz hotel
Can I please sleep now?
Drinking a glass of champagne in bed in St Moritz hotel, Queenstown
… or first a glass of champagne in bed:)!

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!

Cool and modern B&W design in the bathroom in St Moritz Hotel, one of many great Queenstown hotels
Cool and modern B&W design in the bathroom
The complimentary bathroom products in St Moritz hotel, one of the best hotels in Queenstown
Some extra treats to make your stay even better!

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.

The hot pools at St Moritz hotel in Queenstown
The best spot after a day full of Queenstown adventures!

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!

Dinner with a view at one of the best Queenstown hotels - St Moritz
Dinner with a view!


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!

Welcome note and gifts at St Moritz hotel, Queenstown!
Such a lovely welcome! Thanks a million for having us!
A cozy corner in St Moritz hotel, Queenstown!
So many cozy spots in this little oasis!


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!

The best location in town with a view to die for at St Moritz hotel
The best location in town with a view to die for!
Queenstown view with the lake, mountains and an old boat!
Bye bye Queenstown! We hope to see you soon!

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    • Linda Reply

      for sure, it’s a perfect getaway just to relax or explore 🙂

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