Eichardts Private Hotel

Marine Parade, Queenstown, 9348 New Zealand

+64 3 441 0450    info@indochinastrings.com

Eichardt’s is located in the heart of Queenstown’s café and restaurant precinct on a premium lakefront setting. The stunning Queenstown hotel, offers accommodation in five luxurious suites with an additional four lakefront apartments.

The third offering of luxury accommodation in Queenstown is The Residence – a private villa located on an elevated position with magnificent views over Queenstown Bay over to Queenstown Gardens and the remarkables mountain range.

HISTORY

Eichardt’s was born as a result of the rich vein of gold, which drew many prospectors, opportunists and downright optimists from around the globe to the shores of Lake Wakatipu.

The quest for pastoral land brought William Gilbert Rees to the shores of Lake Wakatipu in 1859 when he built a homestead on the lakefront and erected a woolshed on the site now occupied by Eichardt’s Hotel.

When gold was discovered in the nearby Shotover River, Rees found himself at the centre of a gold rush – his homestead declared an official goldfield and the main business area developed around the station. The entrepreneurial Rees quickly turned to the hotel keeping business, the woolshed was given a wooden façade and turned into a hotel and named the Queen’s Arms.

In early 1866, Rees entered into partnership with Albert Eichardt who went on to become the sole proprietor of the hotel by 1869. Eichardt renamed the hotel Eichardt’s Queen’s Arms Hotel, but during his time there, it came to be known simply as Eichardt’s Private Hotel where he catered mostly for tourists as the tenor of the town evolved from a mining settlement to something more permanent.

Eichardt’s today accommodates discerning travellers from around the globe.

Lake Front Apartments
The Apartments are perfect for larger parties, families, professionals and longer staying guests. The split-level suites are interconnected and can be opened to become a large single accommodation space, or sectioned off for smaller groups.

Majestic vistas over the lake and mountains and luxuriously-appointed amenities give the Lakefront Apartments all the comfort and style of a home-away-from-home, while guests enjoy full use of all Eichardt’s Hotel facilities, including concierge services, literally just a few steps away.

One Bedroom
Each one bedroom suite is spacious and airy, illuminated with natural light, and upper floor roofs have sunny skylights with electric shutters. A compact and well-equipped kitchen with microwave and hob enables relaxing ‘at home’ dining or entertainment.

Two Bedroom
Our larger apartments can be configured to meet your needs from two to four bedrooms. The apartments are spacious and airy, illuminated with natural light, and upper floor roofs have sunny skylights with electric shutters. A compact and well-equipped kitchen with microwave and hob enables relaxing ‘at home’ dining or entertainment along with full laundry facilities.

Eichardt’s offers a unique venue for events and gatherings. From intimate dinners to cocktail receptions, this iconic venue presents a stunning location and ambience.

The Parlour hosts a monthly winemakers dinner, offering a five course degustation dinner from Eichardt’s kitchen paired with wines picked for the occasion – and presented by the winery themselves in an entertaining and informative fashion. We like to showcase wines from the Central Otago region which offers so much outstanding quality and variety – and occasionally with wines from further afield, around New Zealand and Australia. These affairs have become a firm locals favourite over the past year and we are looking forward to many more.

The Bar
The award winning wine list features a huge range of world-class Otago favourites, regional classics from around New Zealand, and international varietal specialties. Mt Edward make a fantastic Pinot Noir exclusively for Eichardt’s Bar, be sure to drop in for a glass or two.

Here, cocktails are created by top New Zealand bartenders who incorporate years of experience and passion into every drink. Eichardt’s attentive bar team are always ready to serve with a welcoming smile, good humour and an utterly professional, knowledgeable manner.

Private Dining
Eichardt’s offers a unique venue for events and gatherings. From intimate dinners to cocktail receptions, this iconic venue presents a stunning location and ambience.