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Spinnaker Bay Apartments

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a lovely stay in a 3 bedroom apartment. The apartments themselves are very spacious and comfortable with incredible views. The apartments were really well equipped with everything we needed for a fantastic relaxing holiday. The basics were replenished every day and a daily service was an unexpected surprise. The walk into town was very enjoyable along the lake. We would definitely recommend staying in these apartments and look forward to returning one day.

We stayed her for 4 nights -2 adults and 2 children. We chose an apartment and it was worth every cent. The views were spectacular, you could hear a pin drop from the balcony (apart from the regular jet or plane) but who cares when you're in Queenstown. Rooms were spotlessly clean. Beds news (we think) and the comfiest in the Sth island. The kitchen and bathrooms are dated but they work as supposed to. Look at the views not the appliances. An easy walk in to town which is tourist central. The fire was a novelty for us Aussies :) Would stay here again for the hospitality, cleanliness and views. Thanks team spinnaker.

Stayed a week in apartment 8 (2 bedrooms). Clean, spacious, very well equipped kitchen, warm (it was the end of winter), friendly staff, pool water warm. Views from the lounge and bedrooms spectacular. Location is an easy 15 min walk into town along road or 25 min along the lake shore.. Endless supply of firewood too! You get what you pay for. It was excellent.

The Spinnaker apartments are actually a cluster of town houses with a basement car park for 2 cars, first floor sitting room/ kitchen and second floor bedrooms. There is a separate heated swimming pool building (with a sauna) in the middle of the complex. 6 of us (5 adults and 1 10-year old) stayed at Spinnaker for 7 days. Distance to town wise, it is only a 5 min drive but a good 25 min walk (up the hill on the way back!). It's only a 15 min drive to the airport. Our apartment was fully equipped with a washer/ dryer, dish washer and a full kitchen. The TV has quite a range of programs. It had a real log fire fireplace. The entire place was also nicely heated 24/7. The cleaning staff came to service the apartment every day. Wifi was free. There were 3 bedrooms (one suite with a King size bed). The remaining rooms had 2 single beds each. There was another communal bathroom on the 2nd floor. The scenery from the apartment was absolutely breathless and it was very quiet at night. Queenstown is so small I suspect most of the areas is in the flight path of planes leaving and arriving during the day so that's a small minus. The manager Jude was very kind and helpful to us.

We booked a 2 bedroom apartment at Spinnaker Bay as we were joining friends who stay there every year for skiing holidays. The apartments are nestled below the road directly in the lake and the views are amazing. It was also very peaceful and we heard no noise from the road. The apartments were well appointed and had everything you could need including a great log fire and plenty of wood. I particularly loved the underfloor heating in the bathrooms. The manager Jude couldn't have been more accomodating, and we'll definitely stay there when we return to Christchurch. Only slight drawback was the parking. There is a garage for each property, but some are very difficult to get into.

The staff were very nice and the view amazing. However that's where the positives end unfortunately. The room is very dated and depressing the television didn't work properly. There is no build in heaters all external and do not warm the room appropriately. The beds were equip with electronic blankets however not plugged in and also no close/available power points to plug them into so they were unable to be used. The pillows were thin and very uncomfortable. The walls are paper thin and you can hear everyone around you having showers etc. Parking in the available parks also wasn't easy for the apartment we had and we ended up having to leave the car outside allocated parking. Defiantly not worth the cost, wouldn't stay here again.

Spinnaker Apartments are roomy, well appointed, have beautiful views. We arrived late in the afternoon and Judy had the apartment nice and cosy with the heater on. The apartments are large enough for a couple to live in. Good size kitchen with every extra you could want. The dining area and lounge room complete with a wood fired heater as well as a very efficient electric heater. Bedrooms & bathroom are downstairs. In a perfect world it would be great to have a toilet upstairs. Bedroom & bathroom have heated floors, bliss. Garages are tight & some cars won't fit. Close enough to town for a healthy 20-minute walk. Would return in a flash.

This apartment left you wanting for nothing. It had all the amenities you could want. It even had a heated indoor pool and a sauna which we used every day. Our apartment also had a beautiful little private deck overlooking the lake. The view left you breathless. I could not fault this place, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone :)

Love these apartments - the view is perfect and everything you need is available. Very warm and cozy and accommodated my babies needs in terms of a cot and high chair. We highly recommend a stay at Spinnakers.

We stayed here for a week and it was an awesome experience. The unit (we stayed at number 1) is really comfortable, views from the dining room are breathtaking and the owners couldn´t be kinder and more helpful. We decided not to go out In a rainy day because we were tired from a long walk we had gone the day before and the unit was amazing, we spent a wonderful day enjoying the view in a cozy and warm room (the fire stove is awesome!!!). I´d definitely come back to Spinnaker Bay if I go to Queenstown again.

151 Frankton Road Queenstown

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Spinnaker Bay Apartments places you within a leisurely stroll of St Josephs Parish and Arrow River. This 15-room, 4-star apartment welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also near Queenstown Arts Centre and Church of St Peters.


The 15 individually furnished apartments feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include washers/dryers, fireplaces, and electric kettles.

Property features

Guests staying at Spinnaker Bay Apartments enjoy an indoor pool, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury apartment include a garden and barbecue grills.

Room options

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Lake View

King 3 | Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Lake View

King 2 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Lake View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 134 reviews