Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown


“Guests should treat the Hotel St Moritz in Queenstown as their very own personal ski chalet”

Entrance to Hotel St Moritz

Blissfully set back from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown, Hotel St Moritz overlooks Lake Wakatipu and beyond to the Remarkables Mountain Range. Guests should treat the Queenstown St Moritz as their very own personal ski chalet-lodge. The MGallery boutique hotel is a great place to unwind and relax by the fire place, enjoying a glass of pinot from the Otago Region.

Entrance to MGallery St Moritz

Hotel St Mortiz is located approximately 15 minutes from Queenstown airport. It’s only a short walk to the Skyline Gondola (which is a must!) and for travellers coming for the snow season, it’s roughly about 35-40 minutes to the Remarkables Ski Field.

Check’n In

Just a breezy 5 minute stroll from the busy streets, the Queenstown St Moritz is perfectly nestled upon the hill of Brunswick Street. Entering off a side street, through the sliding glass doors and into a warming fireplace and handsomely furnished lobby. My initial feeling was I was walking into my own personal lodge rather than a hotel. Which is the exact memorable moment MGallery hotels a renowned for.

Lobby Area Hotel St Moritz

The soft furnishings and artworks pay homage to the Central Otago Autumn colour palette, with oranges and browns complimented by the slate surroundings. With a crackling fire in full force, crowded with those coming in from a day of hiking, there was a sense of community and celebration in the air. Something that I have not quite ever experienced before in a hotel lobby.

The Room

I was located in “The Den” which in closed off section of suites and on the same level as the lobby. Feeling extremely jetlagged thanks to my 30hr transit (having come straight from Germany) I was quite happy to roll straight into bed, with out really looking around or talking to anyone. Being the early bird that I am, I rose at 5am after a much, much needed sleep, I started to wonder around my suite.

Alpine Suite St Moritz

I was in the Alpine suite, which was exceptionally large, continuing with the moody handsome décor, there were soft furnishing hues of yellow and teal, complimented by the unique wallpaper which to me symbolized the waters edge.

Within my suite I had kitchenette, dining table and sitting area which looked directly out to the gorgeous snow capped mountains and low clouds. I settled into for a Nespresso while catching up on emails, while taking in the artwork of a rather handsome hare – who’s name I was told later was “Bruce”.

Alpine Suite Hotel St Moritz

My bathroom was also exceptionally big, with a bathtub, huge shower and large basin with Molton Brown toiletries.

The Alpine Suite Bathroom

Must: Indulge in one Hotel St Moritz signature Molton Brown Bath – Scented & filled with roses and accompanied by a divine glass of the Central Otago Pinot Noir.

Food & Beverage

Meals are served in Lombardi, which has won extensive awards over the past few years. Obviously me being a foodie, with a love of health and wellbeing, I was excited to see the extensive range of “healthy eats” on the menu at breakfast.

Breakfast at Hotel St MoritzBreakfast at Hotel St Moritz

You can opt to sit by the library and enjoy your meals, or if you’re like me and like to look out at nature, pop yourself in the main part of Lombardi, by the window and enjoy the serenity of the mountain range and the lake forefront.

The Library @ Hotel StMoritz

Tip: If you are after a little fancy cocktail – you must try the “Honeynut Martini” inspired by Susan Nugent Wood, who was a pioneer woman of the Gold Rush in Otaga. With NZ 42 Below Manuka Honey Vodka, Frangelico & Butterscotch Schnapps = delish!

Pool & Gym

There is a sauna, gym and even a hot tub spa for guests to indulge in! I popped down to the gym & sauna area most mornings, although quite small, it did the job! My tip would be if you are after some cardio exercise, get outdoors and walk along the beautiful lake front.

Gym at the St Moritz
Hot Tub at Hotel St Moritz

That little bit extra special – Inspired By Her

We have all been there, you pack your bags, you eagerly get to the airport, go through security, board the plane, settle in with some in flight entertainment, then…. Mid Way through your flight, that thought of “my toothbrush” “my moisturizer” Did I pack my tooth brush? Did I pack my moisturizer? What about deodorant?

The Inspired By Her Package

Well, that is me, practically EVERY trip I go on. There is always something, even as small as hair ties. Lucky for me, Hotel St Mortiz, which is part of MGallery Hotels, offers bespoke house robes, eye masks, makeup mirrors, complimentary beauty items, quality hairdryers, emergency kit (full of makeup remover wipes, nail polish remover, hair ties etc) and the list goes on. This package is perfectly tailored to what you need and how to make your stay as a woman, more enjoyable.

Memorable Moments by MGallery

Having spent a little over a week in Queenstown, I can honestly say without fail, that it is one of the most beautiful places in the world (for me personally). The incredible mountain ranges, that are ever so snow capped (during Autumn) with the divine Autumn trees lining the streets, I found myself just walking through the town centre looking around and feeling quite at home. For those that are adventure seekers like myself, or simply want to explore the true beauty that Queenstown has to offer, I would highly recommend doing one of the tailored “Memorable Moments” that Hotel St Moritz has to offer.

Memorable Moments by MGallery Heli Tour

For me, my top pick was a Heli Picnic on an extraordinary Alpine Plateau.

At your leisure, fly by private charter helicopter to “The Ledge” on Cecil Peak for a magical half hour of tranquility.  There, overlooking The Southern Alps you will enjoy a tasty picnic prepared by Lombardi Restaurant.  An incredible sensory moment, where the imposing scale of nature is awe-inspiring.

Pros:

  • Inspired By Her emergency beauty kit
  • Ambience within the entire hotel
  • Beautiful view of the gorgeous mountain range
  • Complimentary Green Taxi from the town centre (once per day)

Cons:

  • Gym was quite small, but, as I mentioned, when you have such a gorgeous surrounding, why would you not go outside to get your workout done!
Memorable Moments by MGallery Heli Tour

Overall:

My stay at the MGallery Hotel St Moritz, was one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had whilst travelling. With everything from the staff, to the location, to my room, to the memorable moment (Heli Tour). I am eagerly waiting to return to such a beautiful part of the world.

Queenstown St Moritz
MGallery Collection
10/18 Brunswick St, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand
+64 3442 4990
www.stmoritz.co.nz

Kx
Disclaimer: My stay at the Hotel St Moritz was provided complimentary in exchange for a review on the Inspired By Her campaign for MGallery. All opinions and experiences are my own and should be treated as such.
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18 Comments

Tara M.
Reply May 17, 2018

My hubby and I just booked here for our snow season escape!! Seriously looked amazing on ur Instagram stories!!

I’m perstering him to get me into the chopper for our anniversary, looks like the most perfect spot in the world!

    Hotel St Moritz
    Reply May 17, 2018

    Dear Tara - we look forward to welcoming you to Hotel St Moritz. Please feel free to contact me directly should I be able to assist with your holiday planning - or to convince your hubby for the Memorable Moment. Kind regards, Marina Silva - Operations Manager

    krumbled
    Reply May 23, 2018

    Please make sure you get him to!!! You won't regret it :)

Anita
Reply May 17, 2018

PLEASE COME TO MEXICO!!!

    krumbled
    Reply May 22, 2018

    Hi Anita!
    I am hoping to get to Mexico at the start of the year!!
    k x

Sarah Connors
Reply May 17, 2018

Africa!! It looks so amazing. Go to that giraffe place!!

    krumbled
    Reply May 22, 2018

    Hi Sarah!
    I am heading to Africa in 3 weeks! Excited is an understatement!!
    K x

Hannah
Reply May 17, 2018

You should stay in NZ! Best sea change we ever did!

    krumbled
    Reply May 22, 2018

    Hi Hannah!

    My goodness - what a divine part of the world NZ is! I could honestly move there too!!

    K x

Matilda B.
Reply May 17, 2018

Come to Western Australia!! It is further away from NZ and just as beautiful!!

    krumbled
    Reply May 22, 2018

    Hi Matilda!

    Hoping to get to WA at the end of the year!
    It looks absolutely STUNNING!!

    K x

Ben W
Reply May 17, 2018

Did you go to the hobit house?

    krumbled
    Reply May 22, 2018

    No!! I wish!! It was in Aukland and I didn't have enough time to go North!

Lauren
Reply May 17, 2018

lol i just found myself on some weird heavy metal page instead of yours - krumbleD not krumble! hahaha - I want you to go to iceland!! it looks so amazing

    krumbled
    Reply May 22, 2018

    Hey Lauren!
    Haha oh gosh I know!!
    Iceland looks AMAZING!! Hoping to get there asap x

Becca
Reply May 17, 2018

Next destinations should be: Africa (but you are already going!!)
Then somewhere in an overwater bungalow (I love it when you are in summery places!!)
Then america!!!! You haven't done LA yet! Youd love it here girl!!

    krumbled
    Reply May 22, 2018

    Yes!! I can't wait for Africa!
    The states are on my to do list for next year!!

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