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Hotel St Moritz

10-18 Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Scout loves

  • The views from the restaurant and the lake view rooms.
  • The European influence.
  • Good-sized studio rooms with ample cooking facilities.
  • The bathrooms were remodeled at the end of 2013.
  • Daily specials in the restaurant. Plus there is a nice bar area for après ski.
  • Stacks of National Geographic magazines in the rooms.

Scout tips

  • Scout would not recommend rooms without a lake view. Try to get one higher up and on the end.
  • Studios are a great size. However the bedrooms don’t have a direct window.
  • Location is just on edge of town – a good walk up a hill. Close enough but not in the thick of things.
  • The ‘two bedroom apartments’ are comprised of a paired-together studio and guestroom.
  • There are only two small hot tubs for the entire hotel (142 rooms). Plus the gym is very small.
  • Free internet is limited to 30 minutes per day in the lobby. Then it is charged at NZ$29 per day.
  • There’s a $15 charge for overnight secure parking. However some street parking is also available.


Queenstown has its fair share of hotels, but most feel slightly corporate and lacking in personality. Despite being part of the Accor group, Hotel St Moritz manages to escape this problem. This is thanks to the cues it has taken from the European Alps – evident, first of all, in its name. But it’s the chalet-style architecture, neat Swiss wood piles, and sophisticated lobby furnishings that make St Moritz truly worthy of its title.

When you first enter, you’ll notice that the lobby has a warm buzz – thanks to the busy comings and goings of guests, and the large fireplace in the center. To the side is the Italian restaurant and bar Lombardi, which is popular both with guests and locals. The hotel enjoys a slightly elevated position above the lake, so views from the restaurant (and some of the rooms) are good enough to drool over. And what better way to enjoy the view than with some deliciously-prepared Italian food!

As for the hotel rooms, they’re a good size and are done in a contemporary yet stylish design – and the studios are perfect for couples who want to cook the occasional simple meal. As an added bonus, each room contains a bookshelf lined with National Geographic magazines – allowing the weary traveler to sink into their comfortable bed at the end of big day and plan their next adventure in another exotic location. 

Who should stay here

Sophisticated urbanites who are looking for a hotel with a European Alp influence. 

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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