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10 Best Hotels in South Island

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown
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The price is AU$186 per night
174.31 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,419 reviews)

"We stayed for 7 days 6 nights at this resort. We loved it, very clean, we had maid service every day and they were wonderful, the pool/jacuzzi/sauna was amazing. Staff was always greeting us anytime passing one, and it was overall a beautiful stay! Would definitely reccomend."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
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The price is AU$196 per night
178.54 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,409 reviews)

". We have stayed there before and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.However We mainly dined in the town where honestly the food choices were superior to that at the Novotel and considerably cheaper in most cases. I think they need to lift there game in that regard.The buffet breakfast was fair to average. ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
4 out of 5
171-179 Frankton Road, Queenstown
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The price is AU$197 per night
177.58 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (864 reviews)

"Fantastic views Comfortable units but missing some utensils in the kitchen that would have made it perfect"…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort
4.5 out of 5
327-343 Frankton Road, Queenstown
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The price is AU$197 per night
176.79 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,172 reviews)

"Excellent location and lake view ,had amazing experience. Looking forward to visit again in future .It was perfectly match our expectations and all staffs were quite humble ."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr. 2020

Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
3.5 out of 5
38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
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The price is AU$104 per night
179.27 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (2,738 reviews)

"Perfect position, easy walk to city centre, worth spoiling yourself for a lakeview room. Very nice bar and restaurant and all staff very good."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments
5 out of 5
377 Frankton Road, Queenstown
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The price is AU$219 per night
176.61 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (952 reviews)

"The staff was so welcoming, friendly and helpful! Highly recommend this property!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
The price is AU$176 per night
178.83 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,392 reviews)

"Location is great near to everything in Queenstown.... staff super friendly and gave us lovely bottle of wine for our anniversary..... have stayed there before will stay again"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Wanaka
4 out of 5
109 Mount Aspiring Road, Lake Wanaka, Wanaka
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127.88 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (474 reviews)

"Very pleasant accommodation. Friendly staff & clean."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr. 2020

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Wanaka
QT Queenstown
5 out of 5
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
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The price is AU$164 per night
179.23 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (525 reviews)

"We really enjoyed staying at the QT Queenstown, the room we had seemed modern and well maintained. Large modern bathroom with a soaker tub, large walk in shower with a rain shower head. The bed was super comfortable. We had the buffet breakfast each morning which was fantastic with wonderful views ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

QT Queenstown
Peppers Beacon Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
34 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
The price is AU$158 per night
179.18 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (1,050 reviews)

"Clean rooms, lovely view and close walking distance to town."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

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Accommodation in South Island

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Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in South Island?
Wanaka Haven is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 5-star lodge offers free WiFi and free parking. Other top choices based on reviews include Bluestone On George and Hokitikas Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in South Island, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view top deals in South Island.
What is staying in South Island like?
Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in South Island, and visitors give high marks for the stunning glacier views, lakeside setting and local tours. This city also attracts tourists with its restaurants and cafes. Top sights in the city include Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki and Lake Wanaka. In South Island, there are 4302 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in South Island?
Cultural venues include International Antarctic Centre, Mount John Observatory and Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Families come for attractions such as Tekapo Springs, Hot Tubs Omarama and Skyline Gondola. Landmarks like Church of the Good Shepherd, The Octagon and Clyde Dam might be worth a visit.

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