Pounamu Apartments

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Pounamu Apartments

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Pounamu Apartments3.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Pounamu Apartments

Pounamu Apartments

Pounamu Apartments offer deluxe accommodation in studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, and the apartments offer great views across the lake and mountains.

Where are Pounamu Apartments?

Pounamu apartments are located a short stroll (about 10 mins) to the heart of Queenstown and about 10 mins drive from Queenstown Airport. The apartments are very close to the bus stop for shuttles to the ski resort.

Accommodation

Each apartment incorporates stunning interior designs with the latest modern conveniences, accommodating from 1 to 4 guests.

Alpine Studio

  • 21 sqm, similar to a small hotel room
  • 1 king bed or 2 singles, max occupancy 2
  • No views
  • Microwave, toaster, small refrigerator, small sink, basic kitchen utensils
  • Entry into the studio is via a shared foyer with laundry

Lakeview 1 Bedroom Suite

  • 74 sq metres, located on ground floor
  • 1 king bed or 2 singles
  • max 2 guests
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Living area with gas fireplace, full kitchen, dining
  • Office area
  • Laundry facilities

Lakeview 1 Bedroom Super Suite

  • 74 sq metres plus private balcony – located on first floor providing superior panoramic views of the lake and mountains
  • 1 king bed or 2 singles - max 2 guests
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Living area with gas fireplace, full kitchen, dining
  • Office area
  • Laundry facilities

Lakeview 2 Bedroom Suite

  • 104 sq metres – located on ground floor
  • Each bedroom configuration: 1 x king bed or 2 X singles – max occupancy = 4
  • Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Living area with gas fireplace, full kitchen, dining
  • Office area
  • Laundry facilities

Lakeview 2 Bedroom Super Suite

  • 104 sq metres plus private balcony – located on 1st floor
  • Each bedroom configuration: 1 x king bed or 2 X singles – max occupancy = 4
  • Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Living area with gas fireplace, full kitchen, dining
  • Office area
  • Laundry facilities

Alpine 2 Bedroom Suite

  • Each bedroom configuration: 1 x king bed or 2 X singles – max occupancy = 4
  • Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom
  • Living area with gas fireplace, full kitchen, dining area
  • Office area
  • Balcony
  • Laundry facilities

All have underfloor heating and deluxe fixtures and fittings.

Property Facilities & Services

  • Continental breakfast available which includes bread, milk, muesli, fruits, and juice, for preparation in room
  • Free parking in covered garage
  • Free WiFi access
  • Concierge services
  • Bikes for rental
  • No smoking property
  • Secure private ski lockers
  • Children’s playground
  • BBQ facilities & outdoor tables and chairs
  • Babysitting services

Pounamu Apartments Rates & Availability

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Pounamu Apartments Packages

This property currently has no lifts & lodging packages available.

Pounamu Apartments Features, Amenities & Services

Property

  • Drying room
  • Non-smoking property
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Ski lockers
  • WiFi

Rooms

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Bath
  • Breakfast available
  • Fridge
  • Gas/Log fireplace
  • Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/Internet TV
  • TV
  • Views
  • WiFi

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Pounamu Apartments Reviews

Stay in an Apartment But Not a Studio

11/09/2022

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  • Guest Type
    Couple
  • Guest Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
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Stay in an Apartment But Not a Studio

11/09/2022
We stayed in a studio, which is essentially one of the bedrooms of the 2 bedroom apartment, which can be locked off. The property rates themselves as 5 star luxury and perhaps the apartments are super luxe, but it wasn’t the case for the studio. For the price you pay, you’d be much better off paying the extra money for an apartment, or staying in a hotel which would likely provide much better value for money. After staying at Pounamu, we stayed at the Ramada Central in a studio which was larger, provided lake views, was closer to town, had on-site facilities, and was cheaper.

There were various series of minor limitations to design and service, which you’d look past if the rates were lower and the property didn’t tout itself as luxury.

Firstly the room was really small, and the bed was placed up against the window. Meanwhile the wardrobe hanging space was large (but no room to put a suitcase) and the bathroom was quite spacious, but it had a peculiar shower over bath that had sharp angles so it wasn’t comfortable to lie in. The narrow desk was too high to sit at and the “kitchenette” wasn’t so much a kitchenette but rather a tiny tiny space that had a toaster, kettle, and a miniscule sink and a small microwave but no microwave dishes to heat anything up.

Unlike most of the studios which must feel really penned in, we were lucky that we had a corner studio so the side window provided a small view of the lake.

The housekeeping was definitely below par for a “5 star”. One of the pillows had a pillow case that was about 6 inches too short for it so they just left the grubby pillow hanging out. The quilt provided was shrunken (perhaps in the wash) and it was rock hard and like a surfboard. It required 3 phone calls to get a replacement.

There was a bit of noise from our neighbouring apartment but at least being at the back of the block, it was relatively quiet. I imagine that the apartments at the front with the views would get some road noise considering it abuts directly up to a busy main road.

I’ve ticked recommend and would revisit as I imagine that booking one of the apartments would be worthwhile, just not a studio. See our video here
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