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Greater Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

Thank paulmcdougall
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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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...

Thank ErikLaenens
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

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The location could not be better. You are right in town close to all shops and restaurants. Right in the lake so you have great views and close to boat docks for excursions. The rooms are very spacious and beds are comfortable. Kitchen well equipped other than no napkins or paper towels which would have been helpful. Front desk helpful...

Thank bitsyboom
Hallidays Point, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Fantastic location and central to everything. We stayed in a one bedroom on the 3rd floor as a studio was unavailable for our time. The apartment had a well equipped kitchen for cooking if you wanted, and basic dishwasher/detergent/ towels were replenished on request. We had a small ensuite off the bedroom and the heating was fine for the time...

Thank mowie91
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you and we will see you again in June, Regards, Pete

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the penthouse (unit 4A) Everything was great with this apartment. It was spacious, clean, comfortable with an excellent view. Conveniently located, it was within 10 min walking distance of all the attractions. The staff was friendly and the parking was free. Would definitely stay here again.

Thank jjjjj888
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us such excellent feedback, came back again soon. Regards, Pete

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We actually wanted to stay at The Waterfront for 4 nights. However, due to the property being fully booked, we only managed to secure a 2-night stay. A day before we were due to check-in, my friend and I got into a horse-trekking accident, which left both of us injured. My friend with a sprained and super swollen right ankle,...

1Thank DianaRahman
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review, I am very pleased that Jiri was able to be of so much help, after your horse trekking accident. All our apts face the lake and mountains and I am pleased you appreciated the incredible views. Hope you are all mended now and ready for another adventure.. Regards, Pete

Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed 26 December 2016

All around excellent place to stay! Our Apartment was clean and modern (had great cable TV so on the rare time we were in the room we could get a wide variety of news and sports or other). The location allows for you to park and forget about your car, you can walk everywhere! Jiri gave us restaurant ideas and...

Thank KDR2016x
pete t, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you so much for feed back, our staff work hard at making our guests experience a good one, we very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. 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: RM824 - RM1,578 (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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“Ask to a room on the upper floor, little less noise and better views”
 of 5 bubbles paulmcdougall, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a view!”
 of 5 bubbles bitsyboom, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't book the waterfront if you have a family- it's only good for location”
 of 5 bubbles acjles, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Couldn't fault the studio apartment”
 of 5 bubbles rjp748, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you specify the bed configuration for each bedroom when booking.”
 of 5 bubbles MaureenSnowfall, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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