$110 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 30, 2014 Check-out: Jul 31, 2014

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

4 stars
38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, Queenstown, 9300
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
25 reviews
Great location - comfortable place

We traveled with our two teenage daughters, and all of us had a great time. We really enjoyed the... See full review

  • B Weldon
  • Apr 6, 2014
Wonderful stay

My wife and I recently stayed here and had a great time. The location is near impossible to beat,... See full review

  • ATwin
  • Mar 13, 2014
Presenting elegant accommodation and friendly service, the Rydges Lakeland Resort is a perfect venue for an unforgettable vacation in Queenstown. Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu, the Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown is only 5 minutes flat walk along the Lakefront to the centre of town, while the airport is just 10 minutes scenic drive away. This hotel offers 255 immaculate accommodation units that are endowed with contemporary amenities to assure you immense pleasure throughout your stay. Suites, Deluxe and Superior rooms offer spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu for you to enjoy. The Ben Lomond is a stylish and a casual restaurant that offers delicious contemporary New Zealand cuisine for breakfast and dinner. You can also enjoy a wide range of international and local beverages in contemporary and comfortable surrounding of the hotel's bar. The Rydges Lakeland resort offers five conference rooms that can accommodate up to 420 people for hosting your business events. For your comfort and relaxation, the hotel offers a heated outdoor swimming pool, spa services and a sauna. Unlimited Free WI-FI included in all rooms.

Hotel Map

-45.0355 168.6514
Area served
Queenstown.
Nearby airports
Queenstown International Airport.
Area description
With just a five-minute flat walk along the lake to the town center of Queenstown, the hotel is in a prime position for all travelers - from sporting groups to conference delegates. Queenstown is widely known as the Adventure Capital in New Zealand, and set amidst the dramatic Southern Alps, is also one of New Zealand's most scenic regions. The four very distinct seasons make it a year round destination. Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu, Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown boasts breathtaking views over the lake and surrounding mountains. Queenstown's largest hotel is just a 5-minute flat walk along the Lakefront to the center of town; with the airport only a 10-minute scenic drive away.

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Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown Rooms

Deluxe Room - Lake View
Breathtaking views overlooking Lake Wakatipu and up to the Remarkable Mountains. Located in the prime position within the hotel. Unlimited Free WI-FI included & balcony available on request. Please note that the balcony request is not guaranteed, and is subject to availability.
Lake View (Junior) Suite
The most Amazing Views Overlooking Lake Wakatipu & some of the most Majestic Scenery in New Zealand. Perfectly suited for families with a bedroom, lounge area and shared balcony. Sofa bed available for additional bedding. Special Amenities & Unlimited Free WI-FI included.
Budget Double
The Best of Both worlds! Private Backpacker Style Accommodation, with Your Own En-Suite & Full Access to All Hotel Facilities! Unlimited Free WI-FI included.
Budget Twin/Quad
The Best of Both worlds! Private Backpacker Style Accommodation, with Your Own En-Suite & Full Access to All Hotel Facilities! Unlimited Free WI-FI included
Superior Lake Facing Room
Oriented towards Lake Wakatipu and up to the Remarkable Mountains. By far our most popular rooms with partial Lake Views. Private Balcony & Unlimited Free WI-FI included

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Steamer Wharf: 0.3 mi
  • Earnslaw: 0.3 mi
  • Town Pier: 0.4 mi
  • Ben Lomond Track: 0.4 mi
  • Ben Lomond: 0.5 mi
  • Queenstown Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Skyline Gondola: 0.5 mi
  • Underwater World: 0.5 mi
  • Queenstown Ice Rink: 0.5 mi
  • Bungy Jumping Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Shotover Jet: 0.6 mi
  • Kiwi Birdlife Park: 0.6 mi
  • Anderson Heights: 0.8 mi
  • Warren Park: 0.9 mi
  • Fernhill: 1 mi
  • Steamer Wharf: 0.3 mi
  • Earnslaw: 0.3 mi
  • Town Pier: 0.4 mi
  • Ben Lomond Track: 0.4 mi
  • Ben Lomond: 0.5 mi
  • Queenstown Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Skyline Gondola: 0.5 mi
  • Underwater World: 0.5 mi
  • Queenstown Ice Rink: 0.5 mi
  • Bungy Jumping Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Shotover Jet: 0.6 mi
  • Kiwi Birdlife Park: 0.6 mi
  • Anderson Heights: 0.8 mi
  • Warren Park: 0.9 mi
  • Fernhill: 1 mi
  • Sunshine Bay: 1.2 mi
  • Frankton Track Start Point: 1.2 mi
  • Kelvin Heights Golf Course: 1.3 mi
  • Kelvin Heights: 1.9 mi
  • Jardine Park: 2.1 mi
  • Goldfield Heights: 2.2 mi
  • Queenstown Hill: 2.8 mi
  • Arthurs Point: 3.3 mi
  • Atley: 3.6 mi
  • Kawarau Falls: 4 mi
  • Frankton: 4.1 mi
  • Onsen Hot Pools: 4.2 mi
  • Davis Park: 4.4 mi
  • Queenstown Events Centre: 4.4 mi
  • Lake Johnson: 4.5 mi
  • Helicopter Line: 4.6 mi
  • Lake Dispute: 5.2 mi
  • Jacks Point: 5.5 mi
  • Dalefield: 6.3 mi
  • Malaghans Road: 7.2 mi
  • Walter Peak: 7.5 mi
  • Coronet Peak: 8.4 mi
  • Millbrook Golf Club: 10.1 mi
  • Cardrona: 18.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (25)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
25 out of 25
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.4

64% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
B Weldon
Singapore (originally from the US)
Apr 6, 2014

Great location - comfortable place

We traveled with our two teenage daughters, and all of us had a great time. We really enjoyed the location -- there were beautiful views and we were able to walk around the lake directly from our hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You can walk a short distance from the hotel to the boardwalk area where there are lots of great restaurants and shops.

Review of Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ATwin
Portland, Oregon
Mar 13, 2014

Wonderful stay

My wife and I recently stayed here and had a great time. The location is near impossible to beat, located right on Lake Wakatipu with views of the Remarkables and Cecil and Walter peak. The staff is friendly and the rooms while somewhat small are nice, clean and if you have a lake facing room are great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lehotma
Seattle
Feb 15, 2014

You get what you pay for

Great location, great rate. Bare bones room. The hotel seems much nicer than our room and rate would indicate. It is possible that they have some very inexpensive rooms just to help out people like us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Take the gondola on a pretty day. Breathtaking. Worth the price.

Review of Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
U S visitors
Salem, Oregon, USA
Dec 2, 2013

Five days in Queenstown

Great location, well appointed, liked staying at the Rydges. Loved the view of the lake.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Microbe Hunter
Brookline, MA
Nov 7, 2013

Lovely view of Lake Wakatipu

The member of the Rydges hotel chain in Queenstown has an excellent location right across the street from a beautiful lake. It is definitely worth requesting a lake view room. The hotel is spread out in several wings, some of which do not have elevators, but a very strong and accommodating bellman/concierge is anxious to help carry your bags. Rooms are of comfortable size and have all the expected amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Be sure to visit Arrowtown and Glenorchy, the former for its interesting history and shops, the latter for the spectacular ride up the coast of Lake Wakatipu.

Review of Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Happy Traveler 87
Denver, CO
Oct 1, 2013

Perfect end to a long trip

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, which was great because I was traveling alone. The location was fantastic - just a short walk to center of town. Everything was comfortable and clean. I read previous reviews stating that the hotel was a little rundown, and there is room for improvement, but I'm very happy with my stay here and would definitely come back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
thisbitisawasteoftime
Queenstown New Zealand
Apr 29, 2013

Good place to stay

Very good. The weather was bad at the time but we were still able to sit in the bar upstairs and see the lake etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Queenstown was a lovely place with lots to do or nothing if that's what you want.

Review of Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Oregon runner
Portland, OR
Oct 29, 2012

Nice view but not worth the downsides

The positives of this hotel are: 1) view (if you get a lakeside room) and 2) location (nice to be by lake and the walk to downtown is easy). However, our room smelled odd, the facility is very dated and the layout is a labyrinth (have to take two elevators to get up to rooms on the top floors, stairs don't continue, etc.) There are better options for the same price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ATwin
Portland, Oregon
May 22, 2012

Amazing

Location cannot be beat. Staff is great - very helpful. Lake side rooms are highly recommending. Walls are a little thin and same goes for the floors - noise travels easily down the halls and can be disturbing if people are noisy at night coming and going down the hallways. Heaters in rooms in the M section of the hotel are somewhat fickle and I kept finding myself cold in the room, but otherwise the hotel is amazing and I plan on staying here in the future for sure!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
returning kiwi
Seattle, WA, USA
Jan 22, 2012

Rydges resort looking tired

While the location is perfect and the outside of the hotel is very impressive, the rooms are looking very tired. Wall paper looking old and a little dirty, The bathroom mirror gilt all coming off, and the swimming pool walls and steps needed a good clean. You are paying for the location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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