Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

Address: Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St, Private Bag, Queenstown, South Island, DX ZP95021, New Zealand | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St, Private Bag, Queenstown, is near Nomad Safaris, Ultimate Hikes, Milford Sound BBQ Bus, and Kawarau Jet.
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        TravelPod Member ReviewsCopthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

        Reviewed by chloeagr


        Reviewed Dec 8, 2015
        by (1 review) , Greece Flag of Greece

        Great hotel, value for money. Friendly staff. 10 min walk from the center of town.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        Reviewed by mariannedave15

        Slightly disappointed

        Reviewed Feb 22, 2015
        by (20 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

        The Hotel is very busy and noisy. The rooms are a labyrinth of corridors and it is not easy to locate your room. We had a junior suite, which is comfortable and well laid out, with good facilities including two toilets, a spa bath and a good shower. However, we were disappointed that we had booked a room with a veranda and lakeside view and this had been shown in the reservation confirmation, but were given a room without these. The staff are pleasant and helpful and we were given a small refund.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        Reviewed by carolineanne22


        Reviewed Oct 25, 2013
        by (1 review) Southampton , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

        Great location - close to town, clean, lovely staff, parking available underneath hotel, lovely views if you want them, spacious rooms, AMAZING breakfast provided with room.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        Reviewed by preets05

        Nice plc..great view

        Reviewed Sep 8, 2011
        by (3 reviews) India , Singapore Flag of Singapore

        Great place..beautiful view ..main shopping & eating area are at abt 15 mins walk...

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        Historical Traveler Reviews Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

        A fabulous anniversary


        Graded as 3 *, but looks better than that. Most of the rooms would have a view of the lake. Hotel is on a busy road, but we were on the far side and suffered no noise. Nice bar - cocktails 1700-1900 were 2 for 1. Breakfast ok, continental at 16.50$. Undergound parking available at no cost. Walking distance to the main town area. We had an executive suite, 2 rooms with spa bath. Internet available in room with your own laptop. Room was very clean, well decorated and fitted out with great views. Stay was very good. This was our 25th wedding anniversary and we had a complimentary bottle of champagne. Queenstown is a lovely place to visit.

        Great position, wonderful views


        Stayed here in a lakeview room. Few minutes walk to Queenstown. Room was clean and spacious. Only used the restaurant for breakfast, lots of good restaurants in Queenstown. try the 19th restaurant on the harbour for good food at reasonable prices.

        OK for the price


        Stayed here for 2 nights in Jan 2005. Price wise I'd say it was good value for money. The hotel is nothing special but at least it's clean and comfortable, but for the price (apr 65UK a night) that was more than reasonable.

        Location wise its a 10minute walk into town (downhill - 15minutes back uphill!)

        The concierge was very helpful: while I was checking in my girlfriend had arranged via him a jet boat trip on arrow river. He was also very helpful with arranging our trip to Milford Sound

        It also has free parking which is a plus when you're driving the south island yourself

        Great Views but not great value for money


        We stayed at the Copthorne at the end of June so, out of season, as the hotel was offering discounted rooms - approx 40 per night for a double room. We upgraded to a room with a view of the lake for approx 15 and it was worth it. The picture windows and views were spectacular (attached photo - a little dark as taken at sunset) and worth the upgrade to wake up to. The hotel itself is deceivingly large, the corridors of rooms go on and on forever and the room itself wasn't as grand as the room we'd stayed in previously at the Aspen but it was okay. The bathroom too was fine and certainly all very clean. The staff were friendly and happily booked a table at our favourite local restaurant "Fishbone". It's a short walk into Queenstown from the hotel - down a steep road on the way down and a steep climb on the way back but really does only take 10mins to walk. We declined breakfast at the hotel as it was $22 per person but only $8 down by the lake. Would stay there again.

        Fantastic Area, Good Hotel


        My husband and I stayed for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon and really enjoyed ourselves.

        The hotel is a short (5 min) walk from Queenstown centre so easily accessible and the views are outstanding.

        We had a lakeview room which was fab. Big room - huge, huge huge bed, good sized bathroom and what a view from the BIG window. It was clean, comfortable and well furnished. The Bar and restaurant area were nice. Staff were friendly and helpful, and there was lots of tourist brochures and a booking desk in the reception area.

        Queenstown itself is a beautiful area with plenty to do. We'd love to go back!

        Copthorne is a sylish hotel


        Whilst this hotel is not on the lake front it is fairly close with nice views from the bar terrace. The room we had was comfortable with a small balcony, but no lake view. Usual room facilities, but internet access is very expensive. Quite a sprawling site with a long walk from the underground car park. The reception area is quite impressive. Breakfast is buffet style, continental or full "English". The location is a short walk from the town centre.

        Overall a good hotel to stay in

        Loved it


        Good service from a very attentive staff. The room had a good view of Frankton Arm and the Remarkables. The Restuarant was being renovated so food was served in the bar which made it akward for the staff who did very well. The food was great. The wife and I thought that the rooms at the Kingsgate were better mainly because the had a drink preparation area(for tea and Coffee).

        Liked the Copthorne Lake Front but,


        We liked the Copthorne Lake Front but, its not really on the lake. We ahd a nice view of the Remarkables from our room. The room was nice, alittle small and not air-conditioned. Which was actually not too bad an inconvience since we just opened a window and we 're just fine. Its a walk down hill into town. Its alot shorter if you cut through the park but a little scary at night tho' I'm sure its very safe but dark.Queenstown itself was a nice place, lots to do and still peaceful. Its a long bus ride from Christchurch though, so spend a few days to make it worth it.

        Well Worth the Minor Irritations


        After a long drive from Mt.Cook but with a delightful lunch stop at Gibbston Valley Wines on SH6, 25 minutes before Queenstown, (which I strongly recommend) we were glad to easily find and park the car underneath the Copthorne. The minor irritations were not not being able to find the way to the lobby from our room after having parked. More direction signs are needed. The other was trying to use the free internet access and being told it was out of action but I could use the one across the street at sister Hotel the Millenium. It was working but defied being able to reach Hotmail MSN. So I had to give-up on that. If you are aviation minded and travel by car toward Christchurch don't fail to stop at the Wanaka War Birds Museum at Wanaka Airport. While there we were glad to see a P51 Mustang owned by a local farmer, take-off to beat-up the family farm where his son was being married. You see surprising things in New Zealand.

        Good standard Hotel


        Hotel is a good standard, staff are very attentive in the Bars and resturant.The quality of the food is good but with the choice of quality restaurants 10 minuites walk away I suggest you give it a miss.

        The only downside on my stay was the number of coach parties in the hotel which meant that the bar (which is smallish) was full each time i went for a drink before dinner. Upside was the room which had a lakefront view . A good standard hotel.

        TripAdvisor Reviews Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

        3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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