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Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed - Bed & Breakfast

One King Bed
Max Occupancy: 2 adults
Includes: Full Breakfast, Free Parking, Free Wireless Internet
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Suite, Garden View

One King Bed or Two Single Beds
Max Occupancy: 2 adults
Includes: Free Parking, Free High-Speed Internet
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Suite, River View

One King Bed or Two Single Beds
Max Occupancy: 3 adults
Includes: Free Parking, Free High-Speed Internet
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Superior Suite, River View

One King Bed or Two Single Beds
Max Occupancy: 3 adults
Includes: Full Breakfast, Free Parking, Free High-Speed Internet
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Sophisticated boutique hotel in alpine setting

River views, snowfields

Less than 7 km from Queenstown, this boutique hotel stands on a bend of the Shotover River with views towards the mountains, and is just 8 km from the snow fields of Coronet Peak.

Relaxation, recreation

Sofas next to open fires, complimentary wireless Internet access, and a soundproofed theatre with a DVD library encourage guests to linger. The hotel also offers a fitness centre and tennis and squash courts.

Walk-out balconies

All 36 guestrooms feature walk-out balconies/patios with garden or river views. Plush sofas, soft lighting, and writing desks show individual variation in colour scheme and décor.


Distinction Queenstown Nugget Point Boutique Hotel and Spa is nestled above the Shotover River. Its gardens and terraces feature views of the river and mountains. A lounge area combined with a library and bar leads into the dining area. The room features river views, two open fires, shelves of books, red-and-gold sofas, occasional tables, and Art Deco lamps.

The hotel's cellar has a fully-soundproofed home theatre with deep sofas and a DVD library. Adjacent to the theatre is a small wine cellar outfitted with fine wood cabinets, leather chairs, and a selection of mostly New Zealand wines. This room can be used for wine tastings and private dinners for two. All guests have complimentary use of a spa suite, sauna, spa tub and steam room, as well as a tennis court, squash court, gym (open during limited hours) and cinema. Massages, body scrubs and beauty treatments are available in the hotel's spa (reservations are required).

The multilingual staff can assist with concierge services, wedding arrangements, child care, laundry/dry cleaning, luggage storage, and limo/town car service. A round-trip airport shuttle is available (surcharge). Free open-air on-site parking is available adjacent to the hotel.

Business services such as photocopying and printing are available from reception on request. The hotel provides a computer and complimentary wireless Internet access in the lobby.

  • Beauty services
  • Full-service health spa
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath/Hammam in spa
  • Spa tub
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Total number of rooms - 36
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Number of floors - 3
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tennis on site
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business services
  • Concierge services
  • Multiple large conference rooms
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Medical assistance available
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free parking
  • Free self parking
  • Patio
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Video library
  • Wedding services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Media library
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Number of meeting/conference rooms - 2
  • Ski storage
  • Garden
  • Spa services on site
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Available in all rooms: Wireless Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi


Free parking, Free self parking

Room Amenities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • DVD player
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room massage available
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Premium bedding
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • In-room safe
  • Digital TV service
  • Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
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Birches Restaurant - Serving à la carte contemporary New Zealand cuisine with an extensive wine and cognac list. Open for lunch and dinner.

Round tables of carved wood topped with glass, plus imposing wooden armchairs and chandeliers, set the tone. Enjoy views of Shotover River and valley.

Shotover Bar - Serving salads, sandwiches, soups, and other snacks, along with tea, coffee, wines, spirits, and evening cocktails. A white baby grand piano is available for guest use, or just sit by an open fire. Open all day and evening.

The Breakfast Room - Serving breakfasts only, but can be reserved for private functions at other times. Enjoy an open fire. Overlooks garden and birch trees.

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Guests will have free use of a spa suite, sauna, spa tub and steam room, as well as tennis court, squash court, cinema and a professionally designed fitness room (open during limited hours) that offers weights, treadmills, exercise bicycles, and other fitness equipment. With two sides encased in glass, the fitness room overlooks the gardens and mountains. It also overlooks Distinction Queenstown Nugget Point Boutique Hotel and Spa's seasonal 25-metre outdoor swimming pool.

The Queenstown area is known as the adventure capital of New Zealand and has a host of sports and activities on offer, from skiing at nearby fields (the nearest, Coronet Peak, is 8 km from the hotel) to paragliding and parasailing on Lake Wakatipu (7 km). Bungee jumping, having originated in Queenstown, can be enjoyed at several locations. Jet boating is another famous activity; the nearest to Distinction Nugget Point is Shotover Jet (1 km), which guests can see passing by on the river below from the hotel 's terraces. Full lists of the many activities on offer can be found in local booking agencies and tourist information shops.

Arrowtown Golf Course (12 km) is open to the public and costs approximately NZ$55 (AU$45) per round. In addition, the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounding valleys offer plenty of opportunities for walking and hiking, as well as vineyard visits.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Tennis on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Skiing - downhill nearby
  • Skiing - cross-country nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Rowing or canoeing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Golf - miniature nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Golf - driving range nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction nearby
  • Pilates classes/instruction nearby
  • Helicopter/airplane tours nearby
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Bungee jumping nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
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  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Massages
  • Facial treatments


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Distinction Queenstown Nugget Point Boutique Hotel and Spa's front desk has limited hours.

Reception hours of operation: Monday–Sunday, 7 AM–11 PM.

Instructions: After booking a reservation via this Web site, guests must contact the property using the phone number provided in the reservation confirmation e-mail in order to inform the staff of arrival time and arrange for a meal if required. Otherwise, guests may also ring the front doorbell to gain access to the hotel after hours.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Accepted at this hotel: JCB International, American Express, MasterCard, Visa


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

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Additional Details

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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