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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The studio apartment we stayed in was the perfect location for a Queenstown holiday. Clean, tidy, perfectly furnished .......... the list goes on! The studio comes with questionably the best views in town for such a convenient location. A short stroll into the centre of town. We will be using The Waterfront Apartments as a base for any future visits.

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

Thank you so much for your comments they are greatly appreciated, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards. Pete More 

Melbourne
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment recently for a week. The apartment location is second to none, just a 100 meter stroll to the waterfront shops and restaurants. The size of the apartment was excellent and all apartments have amazing views. The bathrooms have been recently refurbished. I would gladly stay there again... the only criticism was that, apart... More 

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Essex, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a studio apartment (top floor) overlooking the lake for 5 nights and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Shops and restaurants are close by and the view of the lake and mountains is spectacular. It was fun to sit on our balcony and watch all of the water sports and boats on the lake.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Waterfront has an amazing location. Situated right opposite the end of the boardwalk where the charter boats are located it's just far enough away to be out of the main noise area yet 2 mins to the shops and eateries. We stayed on the third floor in a 2 bedroom apartment. It was very spacious with the master bedroom... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This penthouse studio has a fabulous view of the lake and mountains. The terrace and BBQ are terrific. 5 minutes walk to the lakefront shops and restaurants. Really enjoyed our stay Let renters know ahead of time that they can park in the owners only parking lot.

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Buderim, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked a studio apartment for five nights. On arrival we were greeted by a very friendly manager who welcome dus like long lost friends, he handed me the keys and showed us where to park in the underground carpark. When we checked the apartment, we were on the fourth floor in a two bedroom unit. I checked with... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location, great views over the lake. Nice welcoming check in. Option of secure parking. However the unit we had was a little tired & needs a bit of refurbishment, bathrooms are compact & shower over the bath is a little awkward to get into if you aren't fit & able. Beds do the trick but feel are budget models.... More 

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

Thank you for feedback. Regards, Pete More 

Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the Waterfront because of the location but expected better quality internally within the unit as it is a bit tired especially the bathrooms. We had a two bedroom unit on the 1st floor so we were directly above the outdoor carpark. Therefore I think the rooms on the higher levels would have a better view but our view... More 

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

Thank you for feedback it is much appreciated, the great part of the Waterfront is that ALL our apts face the lake and Mountains ie no apts with no views. Of course as you also mentioned our location is second to none. Thanks, Pete More 

South Island, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Arrived at The Waterfront at 7pm we had been Ziptrekking since 3.30pm in heavy rain and cold conditions.Our key was in a drop box so no check in,into the elevator straight up to our room on level 4 . Cold wet but on a high we had the wow factor as soon as we opened the door.Spacious rooms with everything... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feed back. We agree our location is second to none and it is nice to come home to a nice warm apt. A new couch has been ordered for that couch we have been waiting for its delivery. Come back again and hopefully as you said you will stay longer. Regards. Pete More 

Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

the room is big, nice view, face to the lake and good location . But room is old, bad design for shower ( hard to access and not good for senior ), heater is broken in toilet. they put all extra blanket and pillow in the closet, so you have no space to put your own clothes in closet anymore.... More 

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Hi Thank you for your comments. Regards, Pete More 

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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: RM942 - RM1,737 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Waterfront 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“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
“Choose a studio apartment overlooking the lake on the top floor for the best view and price.”
 of 5 bubbles 137sandyc, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the higher the better- the view was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles kathybS178RI, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All units overlook the lake”
 of 5 bubbles aussieart, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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