There are no lake views here but Queenstown Park Hotel’s location in the middle of two lush parks makes it just as scenic and ideal for early-morning runs. A short stroll up a gentle hill from the town centre, the hotel offers modest-sized rooms with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, self-contained kitchenettes and work desks. Ask for a room facing Robins Road with views of a green field where paragliders – strapped to brightly coloured parachutes – land all day. Pre-dinner twilight canapés and drinks are included in the tariff and indulging in one or two is a great way to meet other guests and exchange travel notes. The hotel is also right near the famed Skyline Gondola (skyline.co.nz).
A 10-minute walk to the centre of Queenstown and next to the Skyline Gondola.
Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel | 21 Robins Road, Queenstown