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Eichardt’s Private Hotel: Queenstown New Zealand

Gourmantic travelled to Queenstown courtesy of Air New Zealand.

Eichardt’s Private Hotel

Eichardt's Private Hotel
Eichardt’s Private Hotel 

Eichardt’s Private Hotel is located along Lake Wakatipu and is situated 8 km from Queenstown Airport and right beside the town’s centre and hub of dining and entertainment activities. The hotel offers luxury accommodation in five suites with an additional four lakefront apartments.

The Lobby

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The Lobby

The Apartment

Room 7 is a Lakefront Apartment, mere steps away from the foyer and into another building.

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Split Level Room

The split-level accommodation gives a sense of space and privacy.

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A comfortable king size bed with fluffy pillows and crisp white sheets adds a touch of elegance and luxury. The bedroom can be separated from the living area by shutters that cloak the room in darkness.

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The apartment is equipped with a washer, dryer, microwave, induction cooktop, fridge, hairdryer, iron and ironing board as well as coffee and tea making facilities. Tap water is drinkable in Queenstown but you’ll find bottled water in the fridge and by the bedside table.

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A large, concealed flat screen television set hides beneath a painting and a roaring stone-surrounded fireplace adds a romantic vibe to the room. Wifi is also included. Antique timber cabinets, a casual dining table for four persons and a lacquered wooden box containing stationery and an international plug give it a welcoming and homely feel.

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Outdoor Setting Overlooking Lake Wakatipu

The apartment has a balcony with a rustic outdoor setting which makes it ideas to enjoy a drink with the lake mere steps away.

The Bathroom

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Spa Bath

The spacious bathroom with clean lines and dark timber accents invites lingering in the spa. A tea light candle is provided which adds a thoughtful romantic touch.

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The shower is large enough for two, and with a double sink you can spread your toiletries as much as you like. Gilchrist & Soames provide the in-room amenities including relaxing bath salts.

Eichardt’s Bar

Located in the main building off the hotel’s foyer, you’ll find Eichardt’s Bar, an inviting place to enjoy a drink from the bar and snack on tasty tapas.

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Fireplace at Eichardt’s Bar

Relax in comfortable sofas around a central metal fireplace and wood boxes. Two metal-studded tables complement the design with rounded corners and rustic elegance.

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The Bar

The bar’s wine list includes Otago and regional classics from around New Zealand as well as international wines. Keep an eye out on Mt Edward Pinot Noir produced exclusively for Eichardt’s Bar.

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Sofa Seating

The cocktail list is divided into Classic Cocktails with the likes of a Bloody Mary as well Eichardt’s Spring Collection menu. The bar team can also prepare your favourite drink from a succinct but diverse range of spirits.

Eichardt’s Bar also serves tapas style dishes made from local produce from 3 pm till late.

Breakfast at Eichardt’s Bar

Breakfast is served at Eichardt’s Bar and you can choose dishes from an a la carte menu ranging from warm brioche with butter and homemade jam to egg-based breakfast dishes.

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Coffee with Designer Spoons

Wifi is available at the bar should you feel the urge to check your email or engage in social media.

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Eichardt’s Bircher Style Muesli

If you’re health conscious, try the Eichardt’s Bircher Style Muesli soaked overnight in apple juice, served with a side of yoghurt and local blackcurrant coulis ($12 NZD).

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Eggs Benedict with Hot-Smoked Salmon

Eggs Benedict with home-made sourdough English muffin, poached free range eggs, hollandaise sauce with hot-smoked salmon ($18 NZD) are guaranteed to fill you until lunchtime. The hot-smoked salmon filling is generous and delicious to eat on its own.

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Eggs Benedict with Wild Boar Ham

Equally irresistible are the Eggs Benedict with Wild Boar Ham ($18 NZD), cured in-house, and leaves you wanting more.

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Eichardt’s Bacon And Eggs

Satisfy your bacon and eggs cravings with Eichardt’s house-cured bacon, buttered toast, fried free range eggs and tomato relish ($16NZD).

Eichardt’s Bar is open daily to the public from 7.30am until late.

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Historical Plaque

On a clear and crisp day, you may be tempted to order another coffee and settle back the comforts of the bar but the siren call of Queenstown cannot be ignored.

Queenstown from Above

It’s difficult to think of a visit to Queenstown without staying at Eichardt’s Private Hotel when the location, amenities and service make it your luxury home away from home.

Eichardt’s Private Hotel
2 Marine Parade
Queenstown, New Zealand
Ph: +64 3 441 0450

Air New Zealand flies direct daily from Sydney to Queenstown. For more information, visit

Eichardt’s Private Hotel is featured in our article Top 10 Things to Do in Queenstown.

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.