Suite Life Review: Hotel St Moritz Queenstown-MGallery

Hotel St Moritz Queenstown-MGallery

Two bedroom suite lake view/ 90m2

Price per night: From NZD$926 (about AUD$842)

Review by: Kavita Lala /

Any notes: At the time of my stay (October 2022) many of the restaurants in Queenstown are closed for lunch, and bookings are required for dinner.

There is a short hill to ascend to the hotel, which we walked a couple of times a day, but could be a consideration for those with mobility constraints.

Why stay here?

Located on a slight hill, MGallery’s Hotel St Moritz offers stunning Lake Wakatipu views framed by The Remarkables mountain range, which is covered in snow in the winter months—ideal for ski season. A short stroll down the hill and you are in Queenstown’s vibrant centre, minutes away from the famous Fergburger (a must-try when visiting Queenstown), retail and plenty of dining options and attractions.

The popular Shotover Jet boating experience is exhilarating and recommended—be sure to take your gloves and a beanie in the cooler months.

Design and sustainability notes

Blending understated luxury with warmth and genuine hospitality, Hotel St Moritz offers a choice of rooms and suites, each handsomely appointed to cleverly blend timeless classics with modern essentials.

The feel of the rooms is best described as charming. The turndown service included a water jug with a glass that appeared discretely on your side table—a welcome sight after a night out in town.

My suite was spacious with crisp décor and artwork that blended seamlessly with its surroundings. There was a calm looking over the lake when in the rooms, where we spent a bit of time playing games and trying wine from local vineyards. While we ordered food to our room, there was a full kitchenette that flowed well with the lounge space–perfect for relaxing and entertaining.


While sitting around the fireplace in the lobby and having great chats with fellow guests was warming, we also had a fun time with the family chatting at the hotel bar. The bar vibe was relaxed and informal, while positioned to take advantage of the amazing alpine views.

Breakfast was in the main dining room, and while the buffet was somewhat limited, the chef was happy to accommodate special requests.

Spa and wellness

The hotel has a hot tub garden and gymnasium on site.

Service was at Accor standard and despite some resource challenges the region is experiencing, the Moritz did a great job.

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