Azur was a bit of luxury for us at the start of our holiday (we had two nights there at the start of a 9 night holiday) and we had been impressed with the website photos, so we were expecting a lot ... and Azur absolutely over-delivered.
Azur's location was incredible - just 4 mins drive from the centre of Queenstown - yet it felt a world away. From memory there are about 9 or so villas on a hillside which means the view from each is excellent. Also, the villas are set slightly adjacent and facing away from each other which means complete privacy. We had the surreal experience of standing completely starkers in from of ceiling-to-floor glass (don't tell my wife I wrote that - she will not be happy. ;) looking out across Lake Wakatipu from our elevated positon and yet feeling in complete privacy as if no one was around for miles.
Also, the finish of the room was excellent as was the large bathroom with two person spa bath that has the same view as the main room/bedroom.
It looks everything like the photos on the website... and more.
I think the thing that surprised us the most though was the way the staff treated us - the service was excellent and very distinctive. It was personal, relaxed and friendly. If I owned a SuperYacht and had a long term crew who knew me well, I could imagine that's what it would be like with the staff on board. Nothing was a problem. When we called up for breakfast, they said 'what would you like?' ...... And they made us anything we could think of. (On the 2nd day we tried to throw them some curve balls, but they just said 'no problem.') And then delivered it right to the room and set up the breakfast right there for us in our bay window.
So, I guess my wife summed it up best when she said: 'it's like being on honeymoon again.'
We definitely felt very very special and will absolutely be staying at Azur again.
To the Azur team: thanks for a wonderful experience. You made our holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It would be hard to imagine a more perfect view than the one from Azur. Set to best capture the views of both Lake Wakatipu & the surrounding mountains, Azur is a beautiful property set amongst 3.5 Acres of native bush. Featuring a main lodge and nine identical 90sqm freestanding villas. Azur captures the best of both worlds; amazing views and a tranquil setting yet only 5 minutes from downtown Queenstown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Azur Hotel Queenstown
- Azur Queenstown