Luxury Hotels in South Island

Last updated on Aug 3, 2022

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Luxury Hotels in New Zealand South Island

Whether you plan on visiting the South or North Island, New Zealand has so much to offer. Situated off the southeast coast of Australia, this island country is truly one of the most underrated countries in the world. Known for its captivating landscapes including towering mountain peaks and picturesque lakes, New Zealand is best done in luxury.

From small luxury hotels to large lodges, there are so many places to vacation in leisure when visiting the South Island in New Zealand.

Luxury New Zealand Hotels in South Island

If you are planning to indulge in a grand getaway to New Zealand’s South Island, here are some of the most luxurious lodges, resorts, and hotels the island has to offer.

  • Fern Hill, Queenstown, New Zealand
Kamana Lakehouse

Kamana Lakehouse offers stylish suites, fine dining, as well as a spa and wellness center, all overlooking the breathtaking scenery of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range.

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This lakeside hotel will present you with comfort in its most elegant form, with air-conditioned rooms that have unobstructed views of the lake. The selection of spacious suites feature contemporary decor, free Wi-Fi, a Bluetooth speaker, premium beds, designer toiletries and more.

Nest Kitchen + Bar is the hotel’s very own restaurant, bar and lounge. The brasserie, which boasts a stunning dining room, offers fine dining Mediterranean cuisine at its absolute finest.

On top of the luxurious rooms and restaurant, the Kamana Lakehouse hotel also gives guests access to a concierge service, ski storage, and even wedding services.

  • Queenstown, New Zealand
QT Queenstown

This QT hotel is truly a one-of-a-kind holiday experience and one of the top 5-star hotels in New Zealand. Said to be the peak of alpine luxury, this quirky Queenstown resort offers lakeside luxury at its best.

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With air-conditioned rooms that include mini-bars, plasma televisions, and free Wi-Fi, you are guaranteed to have a spectacular time no matter the weather. Each private bathroom includes designer toiletries and hair dryers.

In keeping with its quirk, the QT hotel boasts its very own Bazaar Marketplace which offers foods suited to every taste. Be entertained as chefs create delicious dishes right before your eyes as you enjoy the vibrant interactivity the restaurant exudes. Head to Reds Bar for a delightful cocktail or boutique beverage.

This luxury hotel’s recreational amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and sauna. Other facilities are concierge services and babysitting/childcare services provided for guests to access.

  • Kinloch, Glenorchy, New Zealand
EcoScapes

If you’re looking to escape the city, EcoScapes is the ultimate getaway combining both nature, and luxury, all while being eco-friendly. With lakefront eco-cabins that resemble tree houses, situated within Kinloch Wilderness Retreat, this tranquil abode is one of the best New Zealand hotels.

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To keep you entertained during your stay, you can partake in horse riding, kayaking, scenic flights, and even jet boating. And of course, the hiking trails are there if you are in the mood to explore. With the nearby Glacier Burn and Routeburn Track, adventure is only a walking distance away.

The luxurious amenities offered at EcoScapes include a television and iPad, free toiletries and bathrobes, as well as a sun terrace and hot tub jacuzzi. Not to mention daily gourmet breakfasts and picnic lunches.

  • Fern Hill, Queenstown, New Zealand
Azur Luxury Lodge

Azur Luxury Lodge offers a world-class experience in a secluded section of Sunshine Bay in New Zealand. The private villas boast panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu.

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Each Azur villa includes a king-sized bed, a mini-bar, a fireplace, a private balcony, an indoor hot tub, a 32-inch LED television and more. With free Wi-Fi as well, you can relax in both comfort and leisure at this luxury lodge.

With a restaurant, a bar and lounge, as well as a snack bar and deli, every meal can be enjoyed in luxury at this leisurely lodge. A complimentary breakfast is also served every morning.

The experience also includes concierge services, a spa, health club and fitness center, as well as babysitting or childcare services for guests. And if you would like to venture out and explore the local shops, Azur Lodge also offers a complimentary shuttle service.