Queenstown, New Zealand
A luxury, private hotel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu.
Eichardt's has a long history. First opened in 1867, along the prime lake front area of Lake Wakatipu with the Remarkables mountain range in the background gave this hotel New Zealand's most exclusive lake front address. Completely refurbished, the hotel has kept the character from the past and blended it with spacious rooms with every convenience for today's discerning guests. There is a warm and gracious style that is reflected throughout the entire property.
Located in the heart of downtown Queenstown on Marine parade. While sitting on our balcony with a glass of wine, about 25 hang gliders landed lakeside directly in front of our room and I thought I'll never want to leave. Just steps away are many restaurants and shops to wander and enjoy.
The guest rooms are large, comfortable and have wonderful bathrooms. Rooms feature a fireplace, sitting area, mini bar, super king size beds and large luxurious bathrooms with a a separate shower and large bathtub complete with candles for complete relaxation and indulgence. The sitting area features a personal entertainment center and full internet access.
The activities in Queenstown are endless. From a cruise on Lake Wakatipu on the old steamship Earnslaw to for dinner or afternoon tea at the St. Nicholas Sheep Station to bungy jumping, the choice is yours. This small mountain town has been named "the adventure capital of the world".
Only breakfast is served at Eichardt's. However, meals can be brought in from the restaurant next door and they have an extensive menu. The hotel features a bar that is the "in place to be" in Queenstown and snacks are available in the bar. The breakfast is wonderful. Beautiful fresh fruits, juices and breads are available and a full cooked to order breakfast is offered.