The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels

The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels

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4.5
#6 of 66 hotels in Queenstown
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From the creators of quirk comes The Central – where you can leave the everyday behind and enter our world of magic, nature and design. Feel a childlike curiosity and sense of wonder as you discover our eccentric art-filled rooms and common spaces with our lounge serving our free flow drinks hour nightly from 5-6pm. With a dazzling location (right in the thick of it) and a friendly team filled with insider knowledge your city stay is sorted.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Breakfast available
Hiking
Skiing
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, German and 2 more

Location

4 Sydney Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles829 reviews
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The Central Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels stands out for its prime location a stone's throw from the town center, offering guests a tranquil yet convenient stay. Visitors are charmed by the spacious and fashionably decorated rooms, complete with comfy beds and complimentary minibars. While opinions on value for money diverge, the hotel's cleanliness and generous amenities, including a praised complimentary happy hour, receive unanimous approval. The staff's warmth and the unique, artsy atmosphere contribute significantly to the hotel's inviting vibe, making it a favorite for many.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Eclectic
Rooms
Stylish
Value
Pricey
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Abundant

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bidaman wrote a review Jan 2020
Philippines
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a small boutique place. We stayed during New Year so price was really high. The positives were good size room, luxurious feel, clean room, breakfast was included, free parking was available but limited so we parked on the street outside and it was free as well. Rooms have aircon. The girl at the front desk help us by giving great suggestions on what to do for the day. The negatives were that the location is not really at the CBD and with an uphill climb back from CBD. Distance from central area is about 8-10 mins. walk. No available staff during the night so technically not really a hotel if you want that kind of a service or attention. The bed was a bit too soft for my taste. We were also on the 2nd floor so we had to carry our luggage up the stairs and down on check-out.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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jbourk743305 wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing staff who really go out of there way to make you feel welcome and can’t do enough for you, they are certainly a credit to this establishment. The hotel puts on a complimentary happy hour each late afternoon where you can mingle with other guests over a wine, beer and nuts. The location is ideal, just a short walk of around 3 minutes to the centre of town, the rooms are very clean and eclectic which makes a lovely change over a boring standard looking room and the beds are extremely comfortable. Definitely worth staying here for the service given, the location and it’s just a fabulous boutique style hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Missy Sabio, General Manager at The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels
Responded Dec 25, 2022
Dear @jbourk743305, Thank you very much for your amazing feedback from the service you have been given over your stay at The Central Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels. It is our teams' pleasure to ensure our guests are welcomed and given with the utmost care. I will make sure your comments are passed on to the team. We hope to welcome you again at The Central Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels. Kind regards, Missy Sabio
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Chantelle Huggins wrote a review Apr 2021
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comprises of 15 boutique rooms only, this is an older hotel completely refurbished so you are immensely special, and Maria the asset of the house makes you feel like a million dollars!
Very unassuming from the road, but you only surprise your senses on entry.
The fact the took an older building under there wing to restore aids to its warmth & a feeling of home.
Communication was excellent from Maria, before & during.
The central’s warm hues and dark mood lighting hug you on entry, you barely see anyone else, the room was large, divinely decorated with outstanding views of the gondolas.
The bed was dreamily comfortable with scrumptious pillows, for a deep rest.
In a place like The Central, it’s about service and this comes in abundance from Maria.
The smell of freshly toasted muesli wafting thru the hotel, the beautiful presentation of fresh wholesome breakfasts served at your whim, daily happy hour, and treats everywhere.
Twice we could not make the complementary happy hour due to flight delays & the trip to the Milford sounds, but Maria left us delightful treats to make us feel at home upon our return.
Maria’s recommendations for dinner & making the reservation finished our last nite off spectacularly.
We booked this thru Luxury Escapes, but to be honest, I would just call direct to Maria, she makes everything easy.
Would go back in a heartbeat & no hesitation in recommending.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Maria Flower, Other at The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels
Responded Apr 26, 2021
Dear Chantelle, Thank you immensely for taking your time and sharing your experience at our hotel with other travelers. You are simply too kind and please be assured it was my absolute pleasure looking after you and we cannot wait to welcome you back in not so distant future. Best wishes, Maria
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Lynne S wrote a review Feb 2020
Bangkok
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This small hotel is in a fabulous location - 2 mins to walk to Queenstown Gardens which are lovely, and 5 minutes walk to the town centre. Perfect. Our road was lovely, spacious, views overlooking the trees in the park opposite. The bed was a bit soft for us, but guess that is a personal taste. King size bed, two armchairs, little stool and tables, little area for kettle and tea, coffee, hot chocolate, tv, nice hot shower. Breakfasts were great. Manageress, Maria is absolutely wonderful, so pleasant and helpful. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the park if you like a view.
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snowybear00 wrote a review Oct 2021
snowybear
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Frequently stay in QT for a weekend break and was super impressed with The Central. Personable staff showed us our room and the shared spaces. Our room was large and very comfortable with outside seating with a view of the gondola. I’m a bed snob and our king was very comfortable. Tasty continental breakfast and evening drinks with snacks was included in our package (Luxury Escapes) in the shared lounge. Hotel had a calm and welcoming feel. Very central, short walk through the park to the CBD. Parking included. Will definitely be back and have recommended it to friends.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Maria Flower, Other at The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels
Responded Oct 9, 2021
What a stunning review! Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing your experience here as well as recommending our property to others. We certainly love what we do and the place we live in -which clearly shows in our offerings and services. Please be assured it was our absolute pleasure looking after you both and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Pippa & Maria
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Rob H wrote a review Oct 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate a special birthday. We arrived late but made our way in with an email from Pippa outlining what we needed. Once in the room there was a complimentary bottle of wine and a gin tasting which was lovely.

Our room was warm and inviting and filled with other nice touches eg a huge double spa bath with crystal s, tea and bath salts. The tea and coffee included T2 teas. We also had the option of going down to the bar area which had more tea and an espresso machine. There were also complimentary juices, soft drinks and lollies. Our bed was a dream and this part of town is well away from all the noise from the roadworks and building that's taking place at present. We slept really well.

Breakfast the next morning was healthy and delicious with muesli, berries, Greek yogurt alongside sourdough toast and house made preserves.

Drinks are served in the bar B&B style between 5 and 6pm each day. Pippa plays host and chats or leaves you alone as required. Misha too was very friendly and charming (as was the other woman working breakfast who's name I didn't get).

Overall I LOVED this hotel and found myself messaging friends to tell them they would love it too. Arty, funky but not pretentious. A real feel of caring underpins everything here. Sure there's no spa or pool area but I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Maria Flower, Other at The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels
Responded Oct 11, 2021
Dear Rob, What an amazing review! Thank you ever so much for your kind words and recommendations to ours. Please be assured it was our pleasure looking after you and we hope it's not too long until we can welcome you back. Best wishes, Maria
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Travelbuglee wrote a review May 2024
Adelaide, South Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With only 15 rooms in the hotel, you feel as though you are personally being looked after. From the complementary in room snacks to the free use of the laundry including washing powder, it felt like a home away from home. Very stylishly decorated, clean and warm, we loved every minute of our stay at the Central. Walking distance to town. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again or recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Abhishek Kokje, General Manager at The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels
Responded May 19, 2024
Kia ora, Thank you for your lovely review! We're delighted to hear that you felt personally looked after during your stay with us. It's fantastic that you enjoyed our complimentary in-room snacks and free laundry facilities, making it feel like a home away from home. We're glad you appreciated our stylish decor and found the hotel clean and warm. We’re thrilled that our location was convenient for you, and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in Queenstown. Thank you for recommending us! Ngā mihi nui
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Toyah M wrote a review Mar 2020
Surfers Paradise, Australia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommend this hotel - Fran on reception was amazing checking us in! Apples for guests to snack on was so thoughtful too. Parking on site is great for the busy streets. We were lucky to have room T6 which had the most amazing view of the hill and a window out the side looking up the backpackers way. Huge room with seating to enjoy the view while your partner was getting ready. Huge bath which we were both able to soak in after a long day travelling, love the Manuka honey products. Great wifi. A short walk into down down the (very) steep hill or through the gardens. We did not have breakfast but the dining area looked cosy and tables outside to enjoy the sun. Everything you need!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cwgstreet wrote a review Mar 2023
Stirling, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked and paid for this hotel before Covid and really appreciated being able to keep payment in credit until borders reopened and we were able to take the trip. Staff are very customer focused. We were given a large comfortable room and appreciated all the small touches like excellent continental brekkie, evening wine and nibbles and, most importantly, the ability to store our bags wile we were away walking the Milford and Routeburn tracks.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Abhishek Kokje, General Manager at The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels
Responded Apr 3, 2023
Kia ora, We are delighted to learn that your stay was perfect and proud of the standard of service our team provide, ensuring every guest enjoys the experience through the entirety of their stay. We very much look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Queenstown. Kind regards,
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Anthony A wrote a review Sep 2023
Unley, Australia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I found The Central Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels while looking for a place to stay in Queenstown for Gay ski Week. We have stayed in Queenstown many times over the years in a lot of the places that are popular in town so were happy to try something new.

By the looks of the website the hotel looked cool and funky which we love.

When arriving at the hotel we were surprised at how small it looked from the outside but once inside we were pleasantly surprised at how stunning it was. The place is larger than it appears. The decor is so artsy and tasteful and the rooms are spacious and well appointed.

The beauty of this hotel is you can tell they actually care. The lovely French girl who welcomed us and looked after us the majority of the time we were there, is SUCH an asset to the hotel. She was welcoming, explained things to us and always was happy to see us come and go. She also helped to clean the rooms each day which was always done amazingly.

The hotel is close to the centre of town so very convenient and also not too badly priced at all.

The room comes with its own little mini bar with free drinks, cream topped milk and even snacks!

Downstairs in the bar area there are nightly, free flowing drinks happy hour, with an old-fashioned Kiwiana Sweet Station and warming espresso station. while you mix and mingle with other travellers.

There is also a sauna to warm the bones after a day of skiing and a lovely garden to spend some time soaking up the sun.

Everything about the hotel has been well thought out. It's truly a gorgeous hotel. I will definitely be returning and suggesting to anyone who is visiting Queenstown. Such a special find this one!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try and get a room with a view
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Response from Abhishek Kokje, General Manager at The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels
Responded Sep 22, 2023
Kia ora Anthony, Wow, what an amazing review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We're absolutely thrilled to hear that The Central Private Hotel was a delightful surprise for you. We're so glad you appreciated the artistic and tasteful decor, as well as the spacious and well-appointed rooms. It's wonderful to hear that our team member made you feel welcomed and taken care of throughout your stay. Moran is indeed a valuable asset to us. We're glad you enjoyed the convenience of our location and found our pricing reasonable. It's fantastic that you made good use of the mini bar and enjoyed the nightly happy hour. We're all about creating memorable moments for our guests! We can't wait to welcome you back on your next visit to Queenstown. Thank you for recommending us! Ngā mihi nui
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zosa90 asked a question Jan 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia1 contribution
Does this place have an elevator?
Queenstown, New Zealand
No elevator at the hotel.
Answer from Martin D
Sydney, Australia460 contributions185 helpful votes
Hi, Probably best to contact accommodation place direct as not all places are the same. I think by memory ours had a king bed and the room was very large as well.The view wasnt that great,that was on the ground floor,maybe ones on the 1st floor would be better. Regards M
980lainey wrote a tip May 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Happy hour was great "
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Adrienne A wrote a tip Mar 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking available but book ahead as limited"
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Happytohelp wrote a tip Feb 2024
Penrith, Australia74 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"On site parking which is great!"
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IdahoKelly wrote a tip Feb 2024
Boise, Idaho39 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Limited hotel parking."
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K V wrote a tip Jan 2024
Cologne, Germany51 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking can be an issue, but a drive around should solve it. Don’t miss happy hour!"
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C$183 - C$356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
central ridge boutique queenstown, hotel central ridge boutique
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mountvista Boutique Hotel
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionQueenstown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels
Which popular attractions are close to The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels?
Nearby attractions include Escape Quest Queenstown (0.4 km), Browns Ski Shop (0.5 km), and Fear Factory Queenstown (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fogo South American Bbq Experience, Perky's - Floating Bar Queenstown, and Blue Kanu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Queenstown.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Russian, Hindi, and Vietnamese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vesta Design Boutique (0.2 km) and One Mile Power House (0.8 km).
Does The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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