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The best place to stay in Queenstown? You decide.

When it comes to the best place to stay in Queenstown, there’s one standout choice: STAY. More than just a place to rest your head, STAY embodies the essence of Queenstown’s charm and hospitality, offering a truly unique and unforgettable experience for every guest. 

Proudly locally designed and owned by Ingrid, STAY is more than just a hotel; it’s a labor of love, crafted with passion and attention to detail. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted by the warm hospitality of the STAY team, including Paola, Natalye, Roy, and Waz, who are dedicated to ensuring that your stay exceeds all expectations.

What sets STAY apart is not just its luxurious accommodations or breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains, but its commitment to creating a sense of community and connection. Whether you’re lounging in the stylishly appointed suites, mingling with fellow travellers in the inviting common areas, or exploring the vibrant streets of Queenstown, STAY feels like home.

So, why choose STAY for your Queenstown getaway? Because here, you’re not just a guest – you’re part of the family. From the personalised service to the thoughtful touches scattered throughout the property, every aspect of your stay is designed to make you feel welcome, valued, and cherished.

Experience the best of Queenstown at STAY – where luxury meets warmth, and every moment is infused with the magic of this extraordinary destination.

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Our passion for the environment​

At Stay of Queenstown we tread carefully on the land.

Our passion for the environment:

At STAY, we embrace the Maori concept of Kaitiakitanga, which emphasises our responsibility as guardians of the land. We cherish our breathtaking environment here in Queenstown, New Zealand, and are dedicated to preserving our slice of paradise for future generations. That’s why we’re committed to minimising our impact on the environment in every way possible.

As our valued guest, your input is invaluable to us. If you notice any opportunities for us to reduce our carbon footprint or implement more environmentally conscious practices, we’d love to hear from you. Whether it’s a suggestion for recycling initiatives, energy-saving measures, or any other ideas you may have, your feedback is essential in helping us improve our operations and uphold our commitment to sustainability.

Please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] with any thoughts, feedback, or suggestions you may have. We greatly appreciate your contribution to our ongoing efforts to protect and preserve our stunning environment for generations to come. 

Thank you for being a part of our journey towards a more sustainable future.

We are proactive towards the environment by:

Tiaki Promise

Our passion for the environment

 The Tiaki Promise is a nation-wide commitment from both visitors and locals to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations. It encompasses three elements:

Caring for land, sea and nature by treading lightly and leaving no trace.

Travelling safely, by showing care and consideration for all. Finally, respecting culture by travelling with an open heart and mind. We encourage our visitors to embrace the Tiaki Promise as we do ourselves within The Stay of Queenstown team.


Our Southern Hospitality

In Maori culture, Manaakitanga is a cherished value that lies at the heart of our society, guiding the way we welcome and care for others. At Stay of Queenstown, Ingrid, Paola, Natalye, and our entire team take immense pride in hosting our guests and showcasing the beauty of Queenstown, all while embodying this fundamental value in every aspect of our service. 

From providing safe and peaceful accommodation to offering personalised recommendations for exploring the region, we strive to go above and beyond to ensure that your stay with us is nothing short of extraordinary. This commitment to excellence is evident in the glowing reviews we receive from our valued guests, reflecting the genuine care and dedication that permeates every interaction at Stay of Queenstown.

Furthermore, we believe in giving back to our community in meaningful ways. With your support, we’re able to donate food to a local individual facing mental health challenges on a daily basis, extending a helping hand to those in need. We also work closely with Family Works to support children who require extra assistance, and our involvement with St John’s Pet Therapy team brings comfort and joy to those in hospitals and care facilities. Additionally, we proudly make annual donations to the hospice, contributing to the vital services they provide to our community.

Your stay with us not only allows you to experience the beauty of Queenstown but also enables us to continue making a positive impact on the lives of those in our community. We’re grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming you to Stay of Queenstown, where Manaakitanga is more than just a value – it’s a way of life.

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