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Lakeside Motel - Queenstown

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Lakeside Motel - Queenstown

2.5 star property
Mountain motel in Queenstown City Centre

7.4/10 Good

301 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
The price is NZ$161
Price available on 19/04/2023
18 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, 9197
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Ski storage
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Queenstown City Centre
  • The Remarkables Ski Area - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 10 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Smiths - Craft Beer House - 6 min walk
  • Fergburger - 6 min walk
  • Vudu Cafe & Larder - 6 min walk
  • Bazaar - Interactive Marketplace - 2 min walk
  • Harrys Pool Bar - 8 min walk

About this property

Lakeside Motel - Queenstown

Lakeside Motel - Queenstown offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for NZD 25 per person one-way. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking and mountain biking. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and nice bathrooms.


English, French, Hindi, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests will receive key retrieval information
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Free off-site parking within 164 ft


  • Airport shuttle from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

What to do

  • Bike tour information
  • Beach access
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski storage
  • Snow sports gear
  • Water sports equipment


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1975
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Bike parking


  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Portuguese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Portable fan
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 25+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Cleaning supplies

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 25 per person (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 7 and 16 costs NZD 25 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.</p> <p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Lakeside Motel - Queenstown offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Lakeside Motel - Queenstown does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Lakeside Motel - Queenstown?
As of 31 March 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lakeside Motel - Queenstown on 19 April 2023 start from NZ$161, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lakeside Motel - Queenstown?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Lakeside Motel - Queenstown?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Lakeside Motel - Queenstown?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Lakeside Motel - Queenstown?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on request. The charge is NZD 25 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lakeside Motel - Queenstown?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Lakeside Motel - Queenstown?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but SKYCITY Wharf Casino (4-min walk) and Skycity Queenstown Casino (7-min walk) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Lakeside Motel - Queenstown and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation such as ice skating and downhill skiing, and return when the snow melts for cycling and boat tours. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming, cave exploring and ecotours.
Does Lakeside Motel - Queenstown have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a toaster, cookware and a freezer.
What's the area around Lakeside Motel - Queenstown like?
Lakeside Motel - Queenstown is located on the waterfront in Queenstown City Centre, a short 1-minute walk from Lake Wakatipu and 4 minutes' walk from Steamer Wharf. Travellers say that the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.







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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Very disappointed, not a safe vibe
We only stay one night however that seem to long as we was so disappointed with this place. We was not expecting anything more than a clean and safe room however we did not feel comfortable with what was offered. We had booked a motel room. On way to the room we noice they used the gest towel as door Matt's outside the rooms to soke up water that was running down the passageway. When we got to our room we found that window in the door had been boarded up, note no warning at check-in to explain, we also notice the lock hanging off. The cooking facilities look like they never been cleaned. The main room was over crowded with items of furniture and everything seem old and grubby. For the cost we was disappnted. We looked to move but queen's town was busy and the place was full so we opted to make do and left at 4am as we could not rest.
Iain, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Alan, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Vikesh, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Great location / room was dated.
Erin, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Great location, handy to town and good view from the second floor. Not enough car parks. Very dated interior apart from the bathroom. Shower was faulty and big crack in hand basin.
MARK, 4-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Really enjoyed it. Regards Nathan
Nathan, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Beds were comfortable, looked very new and sheets were very clean. Same with the bathroom. Down side was that the radiator didnt work (replaced by 2x heaters in the room) and there was a big patch of mould by the door on the left. Other wise, great location at a few mins walk into town and awesome view out of the apartment.
Daniel, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Amazing view, friendly reception, great location, functional, but very basic. Could use updating and better cleaning in bathrooms and windows (mould around frames due to condensation).
Ian, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Only stayed one night, Sept 26, 2022. Great location and convenient. However, the property is old. Heating system is old. Provided external/mobile heaters. Keeping the mobile heaters in a proper place was a challenge. It has to be plugged and at the same time it should not interfere with one's walkway. I was given a room in the ground floor. Since, it is next to the road, it was noisy. Less privacy, since the only glass viewable area is located towards the road.
Partho, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

Location and view were excellent
Lee, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review