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The Mercure Queenstown Resort Hotel is located on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, with a gobsmacking vista of the Remarkables Mountain Range.
Queenstown, New Zealand offers so much, and once you've returned from the slopes, this lakeside village has the best of possibly everything. From 5 star restaurants, great shopping, charming cafes, bars, clubs and Apres-adventures that don't get mentioned on social media.
This is a ski holiday that will really deliver the goods. Queenstown is ideally positioned close to some of the best-loved local ski slopes including Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone.
Our choice of accommodation was spot-on, with a kinda funky personality and switched on staff who always offered a warm welcome home after a hard day on the slopes.
If your not a party animal, then dine-in at the atrium style South Eatery Restaurant with floor to ceiling glass capturing the superb view as late sunsets envelope the mountains and Lake Wakatipu turns a spectacular pink hue.
For dinner we polished off a serve of New Zealand’s finest aged beef with ‘comforting mash’ and lightly battered fish, so fresh it could’ve just jumped out of the lake into the chef’s pan.
We then meander up to the lounge bar enjoying its great atmosphere and an impressive selection of cocktails and some of New Zealand’s South Island best award winning wines.
With 148 rooms offering either lake and mountain views or tranquil garden vistas, theres a price range for everyone. Facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, gymnasium and three spacious meeting rooms. Free parking is also available.
If you can tear yourself away from the views and great feel of this resort hotel, then only a five-minute drive away is Queenstown's buzzing precinct.