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The Waterfront

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Mornington, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was lucky enough to be placed in the upper Penthouse Studio, wow..what a view! plenty of space in the room with a perfectly adequate kitchenette, even a BBQ on the balcony. I look forward to visiting this beautiful town again when the weather is warmer, I will certainly stay here again.

Thank Richard M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed on the top level and the views were excellent. The location is excellent, across the road to most activities, walks, places of interest and the bustling town centre. The kitchen and apartment was modern, very clean and very well decorated. The views of the lake at all hours of the day were stunning. I will definitely stay here again

Thank Krishan1234
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank so much for the fantastic feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you can come back soon. Regards. Pete

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I just spent 4 nights here. Fantastic views and a 2 minute walk into the heart of Queenstown. Big spacious rooms and most importantly it was clean. Undercover off street parking. Would highly recommend if you want something within walking distance of all Queenstown has to offer. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

Thank Joeblackk
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us such great feedback, \hopefully we will see you again soon. Regards. Pete

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All apartments ar individually owned so furnishings may be different. Our apartment 5 on level 3 was a one bedroom King. The kitchen dining area was large and faced the street front. Free Wifi, parking on site and was 300 metre walk to the beginning of the shopping/ dining area. Opposite the boat terminal and bus station so was a...

Thank 123degrees
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, I am a little confused apt 5 is actually on level 4 (not level 3) and has totally unobstructed views of the lake and Mountains and the Steamer Wharf terminal building is about 100 meters to the East of us and certainly does not block any of The Waterfront views. In addition please note...

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed here on the lowest level, the Street traffic dies down in the evening. Within a couple minutes walk to the central CBD, on flat ground (useful if someone in your group of 2 whines about walking when faced with an incline). Clean room, with excellent heating, I didn't realise how much I would value the heater.

Thank paul q
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, the flat walk in and out of town is a huge bonus when staying at The Waterfront in Queesntown, mix that with all apts facing the views and dont think there is abetter property available in Queenstown, come back and stay again, soon. Regards, Pete

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 April 2017

we had a two bedroom two bathroom apartment which was on the second floor and had incredible uninterrupted views over lake wakatipu. Location is unbeatable with being able to walk everywhere within queenstown city. Parking right out front and underneath the building. Decent sized two bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and good open plan living space and kitchen.Interiors could do with...

Thank fussytraveller2
pete t, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your feed back, upon arrival your are given a welcome letter which has the Wifi etc in it, in addition we advise while the apartments are not serviced, should require anything for your apt please contact reception or housekeeping . On daily basis guests request additional supplies for their apt and we are more than happy...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This hotel has the potential to be so brilliant. We had the penthouse room, which was two bed/one bath, plus great size kitchen/lounge. All really nicely reno'd. Amazing view across lake, with lovely fireplace to stay warm. All was well until we went to go to bed and the room only had white blinds in them! The second bedroom backs...

Thank nikkig257
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, if you had let us know that you could not sleep because of the night light then we would have adjusted it for you. W Kind Regards, Pete

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay. We had a studio penthouse with great views of the lake. Large bathroom and comfortable bed. Location was perfect, one door down from the crowne. Easy to walk anyplace in queenstown. I found it easier to meet shuttles etc for tours at the crowne. A bit more accessible and easier for them to find you. If...

Thank Erika W
pete t, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you so much for 5 out of 5 rating you gave us it is appreciated and we agree with you on our location and views. Regards, Pete

Forster, Australia
Reviewed 30 March 2017

You could not get a better location to view the day time action on the lake. Easy and flat walking to shops and restaurants. Management helpful and friendly. The building has age and the apartment could do with a refurbish. Internal bedroom is not the best, but does reduce road noise. If you have a car, the parking is quite...

Thank johnfI9887PY
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. yes it is amazing how little road noise there is given our superb location to the lake and all the bars and restaurants and of course shopping that Queenstown has to offer. Regards, Pete

Greater Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2017

During a trip to Queenstown for Wedding Anniversary we stayed at the Waterfront Apartments. The location was great, right across the road from the lake with great views but far enough out of the main hustle and bustle. 5 min walk to most restaurants and shops, the 1 br apartment was a well equipped and just a great place to...

Thank paulmcdougall
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us the great review, we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Regards, Pete

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Waterfront is centrally located just a short stroll from all the action of downtown Queenstown, and unlike many other resorts is situated on the same level as the lake. The Waterfront provides spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments right on the waters edge of Lake Wakatipu. With modern furnishings, apartments provide comfortable accommodation to suite all occasions. All rooms are self contained with full kitchens and laundries, heating, DVD & stereo system, iron and ironing board, in-house movies, intercom, Sky TV and security system. Penthouse guests have the added comfort of there own rooftop terrace and BBQ. From your lakefront facing balcony you can watch the famous TSS Earnslaw head out from the nearby Steamer Wharf on its daily journey across the lake. For those feeling energetic, take a walk around the lakes edge fringed with weeping willows and pine trees. Whether you are visiting in winter for action on the slopes, or to enjoy the many summer activities, The Waterfront is perfect for couples, families and groups alike. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waterfront

Address: 109 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $175 - $453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Waterfront 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“it appears all the rooms have views, I really enjoyed the upper level position”
T4391EBrichardm, 27 May 2017 | Read review
“Top floor rooms are great”
Krishan1234, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“The top levels had better views”
123degrees, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms have beautiful views over lake.”
nikkig257, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“As close to the top level (only 5 floors) as you can get.”
johnfI9887PY, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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