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Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Queenstown, New Zealand

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside lies in the heart of Queenstown, facing Lake Wakatipu. This property has been renovated to a high standard and has a vibrant, modern feel. The communal areas are bright and spacious, with a bar that spills out onto an alfresco dining terrace in the Rose Garden.

Rooms are modern and contemporary, furnished with all of the comforts you would expect from a four-star hotel.


This hotel offers a comfortable base in the heart of Queenstown, where everything is in walking distance.


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Accommodation is offered in Standard and Superior rooms. The rooms are arranged in a horseshoe around the Rose Garden courtyard and have views of either the garden, alpine forest, or lake.


Novotel Queenstown is located in the middle of vibrant Queenstown, right next to the shores of Lake Wakatipu. There’s a wide choice of bars and restaurants all within walking distance.

The hotel provides a convenient base for the area’s adrenaline activities and trips out to Fiordland National Park. Queenstown International Airport is also nearby.

Food and drink

A buffet breakfast and à la carte dinner is served daily in Elements Restaurant.

Elements Bar is also open for lunch, bar snacks and drinks throughout the day and is located on the ground floor. Guests can choose to be seated in the courtyard after 5pm.

The hotel is within easy reach of a wide range of dining options, whether you prefer a lavish meal at the Botswana Butchery or a quick bite to eat at the famous Fergburger.

Facilities and activities

The hotel has a spacious lobby and bar area with contemporary furnishings throughout. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for all guests in the lobby area. If you are a member of the Le Club Accor programme, you will benefit from unlimited free Wi-Fi throughout the building.

On-street parking is available or, for longer stays, you can opt for the multi-storey car park or hotel valet parking.


The hotel has disabled access guest rooms, with wet room facilities and wheelchair ramps. There is lift access to all floors.

Tour ideas in Queenstown

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Novotel Queenstown Lakeside as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • 4x4 Safari of Scenes
      Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

      4x4 Safari of Scenes

      4x4 Safari of Scenes

      The perfect tour for those who want the thrills of an off-road adventure but also want to discover exciting 'Lord of the Rings' film locations.

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    • Dart River Wilderness Safari
      Jet boat on the Dart River

      Dart River Wilderness Safari

      Dart River Wilderness Safari

      Board the Dart River jet-boat on a white-knuckle ride for an hour and a half up the narrow, meandering waterway, into real wilderness country.

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    • Routeburn Track — 3 Days
      Lake McKerrow, Hollyford Track

      Routeburn Track — 3 Days

      Routeburn Track — 3 Days

      Climb a well-graded track to Key Summit, where you can sit among the alpine plants and partake in 'The Annual General Meeting of the Mountains'. You then descend to Lake Howden before gradually climbing through lush silver beech forest to the base of Earland Falls: quite a sight in wet weather!

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    Queenstown and nearby places