4.8 out of 5

"Excellent clean tidy , however a little high in the price range " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 02 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Queenstown awaits you at Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find popular attractions like Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Gardens. Highlights at this ski hotel include in-room free WiFi, free high-speed Internet, and balconies.

All 82 rooms feature LCD TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy sitting areas, DVD players, and in-room childcare. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Pillow menus and down comforters invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like jetted tubs and rainfall showerheads. Separate bathtubs and showers, espresso makers, and free newspapers are also available.

A day of pampering at So SPA can include deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with access to the spa tub and steam room. The restaurant, Left Bank Cafe/Bistro, serves international cuisine. 1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge is the hotel's own tapas bar. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness centre and Turkish bath/hammam. 3003 square feet (279 square metres) of event facilities include conference rooms, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business centre and limo/town car service. Plus you'll find WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 5-star Queenstown hotel include Skyline Gondola and Shotover Jet.

Superior Room, Balcony (Juliet Balcony)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$367 per night

Superior Room, Balcony (Juliet Balcony)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, Balcony (Prestige Suite-Juliet Balcony)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Luxury Room, Balcony (Juliet Balcony)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa ratings based on 192 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

Everyone (57) Couples (123) Family (12)
2 out of 5
The hotel is ok, very dated and not in perfect shape. Carpets are old and a bit dirty. Same as curtains. The only amazing thing about the hotel is the bed. Extremely comfortable. The rest is all meh. The staff are rude, with that air of superiority sometimes they have just cause they work on a french 5 star chain and they seem to forget you are the guest. The facilities are old, there is not many things to do in the hotel and everything is so overpriced! The gym was closed due to some deadly hazards and no one bothered to let us know, missing on our work outs. When I told this upon checking out, instead of offering some kind of remediation. I got a " have you asked anyone?" "You should have asked someone" I would not stay in this hotel again for that amount of money. You can do way better.

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jan. 2019 by Rooms Division Manager at Sofitel Queenstown Hotel

Bonjour, Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. It is very disappointing that we did not meet your expectation during your recent stay. Our gym has just begun its renovation and it is on its way to meet up Sofitel standard. Meanwhile, we are offering a complimentary gym access for our guests to local fitness centre that is located less than a minute walk from hotel. Please accept our sincere apology if you did not receive the information. Thank you for mentioning our bed was extremely comfortable, our carpets will be progressively replaced starting from this year and we are very confident that we can turn around your experience in your next visit. Thank you once again for sharing your feedback with us and we will look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Rick Lee Rooms Division Manager Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa

5 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Oct. 2018 by Josef Caron, Guest Relations Executive

Bonjour, We very much appreciate your comment regarding your stay at Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa. It as always a pleasure to receive a positive feedback as we are doing our best every day to provide an excellent and friendly service. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one, Kind regards, Josef Caron Guest Relations Executive

5 out of 5
Excellent stay, great breakfast, amazing room and staff

Posted by on 11 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Sep. 2018 by Josef Caron, Guest Relations Executive

Bonjour, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa, It is with a great pleasure that I read your lovely feedback. I was delighted to learn that you had an excellent stay with us, and that you enjoyed all these aspects of our hotel, We hope that your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one, Kind regards, Josef Caron Guest Relations Executive

5 out of 5


Excellent clean tidy , however a little high in the price range

Posted by on 2 Mar. 2018

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4 out of 5
Pros: In the CBD but no view
As an accor member no benefit provided due to booking via wotif

Posted by on 19 Dec. 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel with great location

Enjoyed our stay here. Rooms are nice altho beds average. And the bedding/linen needs improvement. The duvet barely touches the sides! Would expect more plush covers and pillows from a Sofitel. Lovely bar and handy having restaurants onsite. Friendly staff. Would stay again.

Posted by on 7 Jun. 2017

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5 out of 5

Excellent hotel in centre of Queenstown

The staff are welcoming, helpful and friendly in every part of the hotel. The room was beautiful- comfortable, clean an quiet.

Posted by , from Melbourne Australia on 15 Apr. 2017

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4 out of 5

Very centrally located within Queenstown.

Staff were very helpful & friendly. Excellent location. Luxury room was absolutely lovely with lots of nice little extras. Room had doors out to a small balcony & the windows opened which made it very pleasant to have fresh air in the room. Room was located at the back of the hotel however still had a view & was very sunny. Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

Hotel close to everything

Pros: It was surprisingly quiet inside the Hotel.
We enjoyed staying at a place close to the centre of the town. The breakfast was great, staff were friendly and always willing to assist.

Posted by on 17 Mar. 2017

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4 out of 5

Excellent location for those not keen on parking

Pros: Location and staff esp Pablo! He's the reason we enjoyed our stay. It's the friendly faces that make the difference, not the building.
Cons: Either have your own underground parking or reduce price of your parking service. It's really over the top.
Location: You are a road away from the bustling town, most importantly, Fergburger.
Great staff, great location, great service Though the price is acceptable, more packages should be put together i.e. free breakfast or free valet parking for those staying over 5 days.

Posted by , from Auckland on 16 Sep. 2016

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About the Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

Location 8 Duke Street, Queenstown, 9300

Property Features

After a day on the slopes, indulge in a treatment at the full-service spa or enjoy the use of a 24-hour fitness centre. When the sun goes down, sip après-ski drinks in the hotel's bar. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Parking is available for a fee. This 5-star Queenstown hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 82 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 3003 sq ft of conference space
  • 279 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2005
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) (7.8 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa offers 82 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Beds feature down comforters. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a jetted bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and designer toiletries. This Queenstown hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and a safe. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Jetted tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Films for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Espresso maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Left Bank Cafe/Bistro – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine. Open daily.

1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge – This tapas bar specialises in international cuisine. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Group booking policy: This property allows bookings of up to a maximum of 4 rooms. Reservations exceeding this number will be cancelled without penalty within 24 hours of a confirmed booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 95.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 100.00 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 32 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 0 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: NZD 50 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 95.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sofitel Queenstown Hotel
  • Sofitel Queenstown
  • Sofitel Queenstown Hotel Queenstown
  • Sofitel Queenstown Hotel And Spa
  • Queenstown Sofitel

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®