Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
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The day I had been waiting for was finally here! I was going to Queenstown! Let's see what the fuss was all about..
Admittedly we had a bit of a lie in but it was definitely needed, we then got on the mountain roads.. which were a tad too windy for my liking & made me feel a bit sick, to head to Queenstown! The views as we were driving …
The weather is smiling on us and we have a warm sunny final day in Queenstown. We head up the hill on the Skyline Gondola in the morning to admire the views over Queenstown, the lake and mountains. We really have been spoilt for views this trip!
Enjoying our time at the top we even have a go at the luge although Paul insists they should …
Following in the footsteps of various family members we took a ride on Queenstown's world famous Shotover Jet this afternoon. The jetboat boasts 520 horsepower, travelling at speeds of up to 85kph as it bursts through the Shotover River Canyons, just inches from the rock face.
The Shotover Jet is the only boat in Queenstown capable of 360 …
Thankfully the sun is out in Queenstown on Wednesday and we head to the tourist information centre early on to narrow down our choices for the next few days.
Milford Sound comes highly recommended by almost everyone we speak to but the choices of a 4/5 hour drive each way or a 12 hour organised coach trip do not sound appealing at this …
The drive down to Queenstown on Tuesday is a long one so we take our time and make a few stops along the way at Lake Paringa, Boundary Creek and Lake Hawea. By the time we reach Wanaka, stomachs are well overdue sustenance so we enjoy a bite to eat at Puzzling World, an attraction of crazy architecture, illusions and puzzles. Thankfully most of it …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCopthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
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.
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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
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.