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6 Queenstown accommodations for that adventure-filled trip

Book in the best base to springboard off into adventure with our top Queenstown hotel picks.

Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty and the unique energy of Queenstown create the perfect backdrop for a holiday full of adventure and rejuvenation.

Whether you're taking off on an adventure or planning a relaxing one, there's a room in Queenstown with your name on it.

Our top Queenstown hotel picks

Best for luxury: DoubleTree by Hilton

Best for luxury: DoubleTree by Hilton from Hilton Hotels

Situated in the centre of Kawarau Village, this 4.5-star property is modern and unique. The multiple amenities this contemporary hotel offers include express check-in and check-out, a lake and a beauty centre.

  • Star rating: 4.5 stars
  • Features: Express check-in and check-out, beauty centre, fully equipped kitchenettes, Wi-Fi and on-site restaurants.
  • Why we love it: This is one of the most unique stays we've found, looking more like a village than a hotel with rooms running side-by-side rather than stacked on top of one another. Plus, there is also a 10-seater executive cinema hosts two screenings daily.

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Best 5-star hotel: Peppers Beacon

Best 5-star hotel: Peppers Beacon from Finder Hotels

Boasting incredible views of Lake Wakatipu, Peppers Beacon is a luxury 5-star hotel that makes for an ideal base in the centre of the city.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: This hotel features a gym, a jacuzzi and a sauna.
  • Why we love this hotel: It caters for all travel styles with family rooms and child-minding services for families and a sauna and in-room massages for couples. Plus, it's right on the waterfront.

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Best hotel in the city centre: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Best hotel in the city centre: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside from Finder Hotels

Surrounded by vibrant nightlife, Skycity Queenstown and other popular tourist activities, this hotel is conveniently situated for those looking to explore. Express check-in and check-out as well as childminding services are only some of this hotel’s amenities.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Features: Childminding services, express check-in and check-out, in-house dining, swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
  • Why we love it: The Novotel Queenstown has it all. With 4-stars under its best, it's a luxury hotel, it's located central to just about everything and it also sells ski passes for anyone keen to hit the slopes.

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Best cheap hotel: Sir Cedrics Tahuna Pod Hotel

Best cheap hotel: Sir Cedrics Tahuna Pod Hotel from Finder Hotels

You'll be living the Champagne life on a beer budget at Sir Cedrics. It's a 4-star hotel with a 1-star price tag, starting at just $70 per person for a dorm bed. Guests have hailed it as having spotless beds and wonderful staff. It's also smack bang in the middle of the city.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, laundry, ski lockers and kitchenette
  • Why we love it: This hostel is all value for money, with spick-and-span rooms, a central location and a variety of room options to suit all budgets. Beds start from $70 while private studio rooms start from $92.

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Best hotel for snow sports: 360o Views Jackpoint

Best hotel for snow sports: 360o Views Jackpoint from Finder Hotels

Make this 5-star accommodation your home for a few days the next time to visit Queenstown for a snowbound adventure. It's on the eastern edge of Queenstown CBD and the front door of The Remarkables.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: Wi-Fi-, Jacuzzi, playground, sundeck and laundry facilities.
  • Why we love it: It's a boutique stay with a truly homely feel. There are four lodgings available to book and Queenstown Airport is only a 15 minute drive away.

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Best hotel near Queenstown Airport: Spa B&B

Best hotel near Queenstown Airport: Spa B&B from Finder Hotels

You'll find this home of relaxation and contentment directly across from Queenstown International Airport. After a day out on the slopes, sink your weary muscles in its hot tub or with a massage.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Features: Airport shuttle, massage and beauty centre, Wi-Fi and luggage storage.
  • Why we love it: It's one of the most convenient hotels to Queenstown Airport being just across the road from it though we'd recommend taking the courtesy shuttle to arrive. All rooms come with free breakfast as well.

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