4.0 out of 5

"Fabulous location. Friendly staff. Great views. Close to shops and amenities " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 15 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Queenstown awaits you at Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find SKYCITY Wharf Casino and Steamer Wharf. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy plasma TVs with satellite channels, and all 165 rooms feature in-room childcare, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Refrigerators and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining convenient. In-room massages, safes, and hairdryers are also available.

The restaurant, Bazaar, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Reds Bar is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Enjoy the sauna and kids' swimming pool. 7126 square feet (662 square metres) of event facilities include meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a business centre. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and ski storage. Breakfast is available daily. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Queenstown City Centre hotel, you'll be 16.7 km (10.4 mi) from Coronet Peak Ski Area.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$169 per night

Deluxe Twin Room, Lake View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Twin Room, Lake View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown ratings based on 978 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
Fabulous location. Friendly staff. Great views. Close to shops and amenities

Posted by on 15 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

Great hotel by lake and close to town

All staff were extremely helpful, accomodating and friendly adding to a very pleasing stay.

Posted by , from Tauranga, N.Z on 8 Jan 2018

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4 out of 5

Great views near the township

Pros: Spacious room and great views of lake and mountains.
Cons: The room could do with a makeover as the decor was well quite dated.
Location: Great location near the township where many outdoor activities originated.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Rydges. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We dined in the restaurant and found the food excellent and the views spectacular. We were able to walk to the pier where we had lunch. The shops were nearby.

Posted by , from Pleasant Point, NZ on 19 Dec 2017

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3 out of 5

It was so hot in the room. And no aircon

Don't stay here in summer. It was so hot in the hallways and room. The room had a heated bathroom mirror that you couldn't turn off. The only thing you could do was to open the balcony door. This let in light, traffic noise and the noise of every drunk person walking home.

Posted by on 18 Dec 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location

Rydges is in a great spot, an easy walk into town but far enough away that noise is not an issue. The view from the bar and restaurant is fantastic.

Posted by on 17 Dec 2017

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2 out of 5

Good location

Overprice for what you get, as it was a older room it was very small

Posted by on 15 Dec 2017

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5 out of 5

Views, location and fantastic buffet breakfast

Pros: Views
Location: Comfortable flat 5 minute walk to the heart of Queenstown
While a lot of reviews i have read focussed on the aging rooms - the location and views were great. Buffet breakfast included was a big winner. Lovely helpful staff. A fantastic family holiday.

Posted by on 13 Dec 2017

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4 out of 5

Awesome location, so close to the lake..

The best thing we liked about Rydges is the location being on the quiet side of the lake and walkable distance to the towncentre...

Posted by , from auckland on 11 Dec 2017

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3 out of 5


Location was superb but the room facilities are outdated and old. Restaurant and lobby renovated, but the guest room we stayed in had not been. Staff were very friendly and courteous, which made it!!

Posted by , from brisbane, australia on 8 Dec 2017

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4 out of 5
Room's temp to hot had to leave the windows open to get any relief but had to close them because of vehicle noise all night and as a room with a views of the bay except for all the tree's the restaurant was far too expensive had a $20 meal at a local pub which was fantastic Sorry Rydges won't be my choice again

Posted by , from qld on 7 Dec 2017

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About the Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Location 38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown,

Property Features

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown offers its guests an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a kid's pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include A business centre and a meeting room. Event space at this hotel measures 7126 square feet (662 square metres). A rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3.5-star Queenstown hotel is smoke free.

  • 165 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 7126 sq ft of conference space
  • 662 sq. m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) (8.5 km / 5.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown offers 165 forms of accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Plasma televisions come with Satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy breakfast daily.

Bazaar – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Reds Bar – This poolside bar only serves light fare. Happy hour is offered.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 50.00 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 3 rooms. A group of any more than 3 rooms will be 100% non-refundable. Full payment is due within 24 hours of booking the reservation. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD100.00 per stay

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: NZD15.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD50.00 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
  • Rydges Lakeland Resort
  • Rydges Lakeland Queenstown
  • Rydges Lakeland
  • Rydges Lakeland Hotel Queenstown

You should know

  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 3 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 3.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®