Eichardt’s Private Hotel

Eichardt's Private Hotel Exterior

Nestled on the picturesque shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, Eichardt’s award winning Private Hotel delivers highly sought after 5 star luxury accommodation for the discerning traveler, right in the heart of Queenstown.

Eichardt's Private Hotel Exterior

A mix of old and cleverly incorporated new, the exterior of the Hotel takes advantage of the original historic Eichardt’s Private Hotel while incorporating the more recently built architecturally designed development next door. Though the exteriors may represent vastly different eras, the internal design of the Eichardt’s Private Hotel remains consistent throughout with modern features and luxurious fittings harmoniously complementing the distinctively old-world ambiance.  

The Impressive Features

With its opulent interiors designed by the world-renowned Virginia Fisher, Eichardt’s Private Hotel’s provincial contemporary elegance attracts travelers from all over Australia, Asia, Europe, America and New Zealand.

Guests are treated to a highly personalised service and an extensive list of hotel features including 24 hour porterage and reception, on-site bar and restaurant, free WiFi, Concierge, DVD library, dry cleaning services, in-house spa treatments, on-site gym and tour desk and even a pillow menu to ensure you are well rested and ready to enjoy all that Queenstown has to offer.

Eichardt's Private Hotel Foyer

The Spectacular Location

Standing front and centre on Queenstown’s Marine Parade, Eichardt’s Private Hotel is an easy 8 km from Queenstown Airport and just 20 minutes’ drive from The Hills Golf Course, Lake Hayes and the Coronet Peak ski fields. Only 5 minutes’ walk from Skyline Gondola base or the TSS Earnslaw vintage steamer dock, 40 minutes’ drive from The Remarkables ski fields and just over an hour from Cardrona.

Eichardt's Private Hotel Balcony View

New Zealand’s lower South Island is renowned for its untouched beauty and remote rugged landscapes, Queenstown makes an excellent base for travel further afield to the Fiordland National Park, the famous Milford Sound or to explore the rugged Mount Aspiring National Park.

The Superb Accommodations

Priding itself on providing an individualised service, Eichardt’s Private Hotel has the ability to customise its entire accommodation experience with various suite and apartment options. Choose from an array of flexible room options with interconnecting access, mountain or lakefront views or even the 240 square metre Penthouse (at $10,000/night). This boasts uninterrupted views out over Lake Wakatipu, a private spa and sauna, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, a sprawling one hundred square metre balcony, the services of an all-day (and night) butler, private chef and 4WD vehicle complete with its own driver for your personal use.

Eichardt's Private Hotel Apartment

If you would prefer something a little more self-sufficient, Eichardt’s also offer a three bedroom villa only a 5 minute walk from the main hotel. Known as The Residence, this space was designed with luxurious comfort in mind making it ideal for small groups or families. Your very own cinema suite along with a fantastic European influenced kitchen is just an example of the special features The Residence provides, along with the option to tailor the sleeping configurations to specific guest requirements.

Eichardt's Private Hotel, The Residence

The Fine Dining

Guests can choose to dine by the fireplace in the warm welcoming atmosphere at Eichardt’s Bar – a local favourite since 1867, or enjoy the sophistication of Queenstown’s premier lakefront fine dining destination; The Grille by Eichardt’s.

Eichardt’s Bar offers the chance to unwind and mix with the locals while enjoying a specialty cocktail, award winning wine and one of Chef Will Eaglesfield’s signature lunch dishes or delicious selection of tapas.

The Grille is the perfect place for lunch or dinner whether staying at Eichardt’s Private Hotel or not. Along with its vibrant setting, The Grille offers an exceptional menu built upon regional delights and New Zealand specialities the likes of which include West Coast whitebait, oysters, green lipped mussels, wild venison and Eichardt’s Legendary Seafood Chowder.

Eichardt's Private Hotel, The Grille

The Queenstown Highlights

Whether you come to enjoy the stunning scenery, experience something unique or to sample some of the local award winning wines and cuisine, Queenstown never fails to deliver. The scenic location alone provides a multitude of opportunities to get outdoors and reconnect with nature and all it has to offer. Take the plunge and Bungy Jump from the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, experience the thrill of jet boating on the Shotover River, try your hand at rafting, canyon diving and heli-biking or hit the slopes on some of New Zealand’s best ski fields.

Not the adventurous type? The vibrant township filled to the brim with stylish eateries, cafes and restaurants along with high end boutique stores and a wide range of shopping opportunities – there is bound to be something for everyone. Build yourself a memorable holiday full of adventure, amazing encounters and top it all off with a little relaxation and rejuvenation at Eichardt’s Private Hotel in Queenstown for your next holiday.

Whatever your plans, staying at Eichardt’s Private Hotel will become the highlight of your stay. For more information regarding accommodation at Queenstown’s Eichardt’s Private Hotel, dining at Eichardt’s Bar or The Grille by Eichardt’s take a look through the Eichardt’s Private Hotel website at your leisure.


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If you have any questions or need help or advice about rental cars or your New Zealand travel plans we’re here to help you. Please contact us


New Zealand Free Phone: 0800 800 956

Australian Free Phone: 1800 771 302

Other international enquiries. Find your nearest New Zealand rental cars branch.