Eichardt’s opulent suites invite guests to soak up a sense of quiet before exploring one of the world’s truly remarkable locations.
The hotel provides accommodation in five luxurious suites with stunning lake and mountain views. The historic building is in the premium lakefront position at the heart of Queenstown’s café and restaurant precinct, with some of the finest international shopping labels an easy stroll away.
Inhale the invigorating alpine air – then step out into the expectant evening and let the lights of Queenstown and canopy of stars guide you to one of the world class restaurants nearby. When winter’s blanket descends over the town, the allure of open log fires, coffee aromas and cheery conversation beckon you in from the cold.
Parlour and House Bar
The Parlour is the ideal setting for lingering over the breakfast of your choice or poring through the daily papers, with the comforting crackle of an open log fire beside you. The leather wingback chairs invite pondering and even pontificating, and are perfect for leafing through a good book.
The Parlour has your comfort in mind, with overstuffed chairs and sofas against a backdrop of exquisite antiques and objets d’art.
If you want to get closer to nature, wander out onto the balcony and take in draughts of the heady mountain air. Observe the bustle of lakefront activity and plan a stroll around the café precinct below, choosing from a range of international accessory, fashion and designer shops.
In the evening, you may go to The Parlour for complimentary cocktails before taking a table for dinner at a restaurant a short walk from Eichardt’s. Several pre-eminent restaurants also provide meals at the hotel.
The House Bar is ideal for comfortable interaction between guests and some of Queenstown’s colourful characters. It is distinguished by comfortable sofas, mood lighting, a stunning fireplace and the attentive service you will come to expect.
Lunch is served downstairs in The House Bar and includes a selection food made from local and New Zealand produce and a selection of cakes for afternoon tea.
If you want to raft on it, jump out of it, ski over it, float down it, paddle up it, scale it, zoom down it or jetboat in four inches of it, Queenstown has your measure. This is an international adrenaline playground of epic proportions. However, some travellers miss the point about the area – that it is a destination for anyone to find their pace and that there is a great depth to the activities on offer. Here you will find some of the planet’s best dry-flyfishing, award-winning wineries, tramping tracks through world heritage-listed national parks, championship golf, therapeutic massage and a choice of two casinos for a roll of the dice. It is your vacation to find your pace and the staff can organise any activity.