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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here on the lowest level, the Street traffic dies down in the evening. Within a couple minutes walk to the central CBD, on flat ground (useful if someone in your group of 2 whines about walking when faced with an incline). Clean room, with excellent heating, I didn't realise how much I would value the heater.

Thank paul q
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a two bedroom two bathroom apartment which was on the second floor and had incredible uninterrupted views over lake wakatipu. Location is unbeatable with being able to walk everywhere within queenstown city. Parking right out front and underneath the building. Decent sized two bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and good open plan living space and kitchen.Interiors could do with...

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pete t, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your feed back, upon arrival your are given a welcome letter which has the Wifi etc in it, in addition we advise while the apartments are not serviced, should require anything for your apt please contact reception or housekeeping . On daily basis guests request additional supplies for their apt and we are more than happy...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has the potential to be so brilliant. We had the penthouse room, which was two bed/one bath, plus great size kitchen/lounge. All really nicely reno'd. Amazing view across lake, with lovely fireplace to stay warm. All was well until we went to go to bed and the room only had white blinds in them! The second bedroom backs...

Thank nikkig257
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, if you had let us know that you could not sleep because of the night light then we would have adjusted it for you. W Kind Regards, Pete

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay. We had a studio penthouse with great views of the lake. Large bathroom and comfortable bed. Location was perfect, one door down from the crowne. Easy to walk anyplace in queenstown. I found it easier to meet shuttles etc for tours at the crowne. A bit more accessible and easier for them to find you. If...

Thank Erika W
pete t, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you so much for 5 out of 5 rating you gave us it is appreciated and we agree with you on our location and views. Regards, Pete

Forster, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could not get a better location to view the day time action on the lake. Easy and flat walking to shops and restaurants. Management helpful and friendly. The building has age and the apartment could do with a refurbish. Internal bedroom is not the best, but does reduce road noise. If you have a car, the parking is quite...

Thank johnfI9887PY
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. yes it is amazing how little road noise there is given our superb location to the lake and all the bars and restaurants and of course shopping that Queenstown has to offer. Regards, Pete

Greater Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

During a trip to Queenstown for Wedding Anniversary we stayed at the Waterfront Apartments. The location was great, right across the road from the lake with great views but far enough out of the main hustle and bustle. 5 min walk to most restaurants and shops, the 1 br apartment was a well equipped and just a great place to...

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pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us the great review, we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Regards, Pete

Perth, Western Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The Waterfront Apartments are in a beautiful location by the lake (although on a busy road) and only a few steps to the shops and restaurants in Queenstown. The 1 bedroom apartment (No 10) that we were allocated was clean and a reasonable size but in urgent need of renovation to take it from the 1980s to the 21st century....

Thank Clarke-family
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Regards, Pete

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This property is directly across the street from the waterfront. It is a great location to all the shops and restaurants. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished, but parking is tight! Bed is a little hard, but we survived! Would stay here again.

Thank ChristchurchKevin
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for positive feed back is very appreciated nd we would love to have you come back and stay with us again. Kind Regards, Pete

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We rented the 2 bedroom 2 bathroom suite. It's very spacious and the lookout is good. Probably even beter on the higher floors so ask for them. Main road is in front and can be busy/noisy. They have 1 parking space for each apartment under or before the building. 4 apartment per floor. There is a terrace but only so...

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pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you. I read your review and thank you for taking the time to do this, In your title you have the word "but" however cannot work out what this relates to and everything you said was positive, but thank you. Regards, Pete

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Waterfront could not be in a better location. Right on the water and at the end of all the hustle and bustle of the tourist area. The one bedroom unit is basically a one bedroom apartment that you could tell was really cool at one time. This place needs a kiss to make it awesome again. Meanwhile I suggest...

Thank THSF
pete t, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback both and your photos have been forwarded to our Housekeeping department. Regards, Pete

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Waterfront is centrally located just a short stroll from all the action of downtown Queenstown, and unlike many other resorts is situated on the same level as the lake. The Waterfront provides spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments right on the waters edge of Lake Wakatipu. With modern furnishings, apartments provide comfortable accommodation to suite all occasions. All rooms are self contained with full kitchens and laundries, heating, DVD & stereo system, iron and ironing board, in-house movies, intercom, Sky TV and security system. Penthouse guests have the added comfort of there own rooftop terrace and BBQ. From your lakefront facing balcony you can watch the famous TSS Earnslaw head out from the nearby Steamer Wharf on its daily journey across the lake. For those feeling energetic, take a walk around the lakes edge fringed with weeping willows and pine trees. Whether you are visiting in winter for action on the slopes, or to enjoy the many summer activities, The Waterfront is perfect for couples, families and groups alike. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waterfront

Address: 109 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: RM665 - RM1,532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Waterfront 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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Breakfree The Waterfront Hotel Queenstown
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“Rooms have beautiful views over lake.”
nikkig257, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“As close to the top level (only 5 floors) as you can get.”
johnfI9887PY, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask to a room on the upper floor, little less noise and better views”
paulmcdougall, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a view!”
bitsyboom, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't book the waterfront if you have a family- it's only good for location”
acjles, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
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