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Queenstown and the St. Moritz Hotel, New Zealand
The location and reasons to visit:
Queenstown, New Zealand. Located on the South Island of New Zealand, this, to me,
is one of the best-kept secrets on the planet. What a truly wonderful place. It is
located on the shores of Lake Waktipu. I visited in the month of November and there
was still snow on the high peaks that can be seen from the lakeside, even though
it was 20 degrees Centigrade at lake level. I really think this is a year-round destination,
with something for everyone at different times of the year. There are so many activities
that can be arranged locally, from a flight on the excellent Air Fiordland plane
to visit Milford Sound (and that must be an essential for anyone’s To Do list), or
a cable car ride, a steamer boat trip on Lake Waktipu, through to bungee-jumping
for the more adventurous. A magically wonderful place, full of friendly people, with
good bars and restaurants everywhere.
Review of the St. Moritz Hote, Queenstown, New Zealand:
An absolutely wonderful hotel. The room, the food, the service, the views, were all
spectacular. Be sure to book a lake-view room though, if you plan to spend any time
in the room at all. I cannot speak too highly of this hotel for so many reasons.
The service in the bar was brilliant, as was the service and the food in the restaurant.
I have just returned to the hotel after a gap of over 18 months and, if anything,
it is even better. Queenstown, in the South Island of New Zealand, is one of my favourite
places in the world, with the St. Moritz Hotel ranking very high on my all-time favourites
list of hotels, anywhere. Very, very, highly recommended. Go there, you will not
be disappointed. Apart from everything else, they have possibly the most helpful
people on Reception that I have experienced, of all the places I’ve ever visited.
The view from the hotel bar, after a rain shower
The Air Fiordland plane
On the flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound
The fantastic views at Milford Sound
The view from the St. Moritz hotel room, over Lake Waktipu
Part of the room in the St. Moritz Hotel
20 degrees C, and there’s still snow on the mountain peaks