mi-pad Queenstown

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mi-pad Queenstown

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mi-pad Queenstown5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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mi-pad Queenstown

mi-pad Queenstown

mi-pad hotel in Queenstown is a new and funky hotel that’s put a lot of thought into what travellers want and don’t want. Mi-pad is an energy conscious high tech hotel in a great location that offers affordable indulgence. You can use the mi-pad app to check in and check out, use as your room key, control room temperature and lighting, and be your personal virtual concierge. Other great touches include GHD hair straighteners and hair dryers in the rooms.

Relax or socialise in one of the hip communal spaces, or the piece de resistance is the huge rooftop terrace with its outdoor fireplace and 270 degrees views over Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountains. This is a great spot to sip on a BYO wine and watch the sunset.

Where is mipad Queenstown?

Located in Henry Street, mi-pad is just 100m from the top end of Shotover Street and one block from the CBD of Queenstown, so it’s a really quick walk to the heartbeat of Queenstown and its many restaurants, bars and shops. The hotel is about 400m walk to the Snow Centre, the central bus station for buses to The Remarkables and Coronet Peak ski resorts. On street parking is available close by.

Hotel mi-pad Rooms

Hotel mi-pad Queenstown has 57 stylishly modern rooms for up to 2 guests with luxe ensuite bathrooms. Storage has been carefully thought through, and along with unlimited high speed wifi and chromecast, there are multiple power points and USB ports that have been cleverly placed. And of course, soundproofing between rooms has been well thought out too. Many of the rooms offer views or alternatively you can just watch the live camera feed of Queenstown and the lake.

Standard room

  • Queen bed
  • Mountain or lake views 

Twin Room

  • 2 single beds
  • Balcony 

Bunk Room

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 1 bunk
  • 2 single beds 

Deluxe Room

  • Top floor, views over the mountains
  • Queen bed
  • Largest room type
  • Balcony 

Courtyard Room

  • Courtyard level so no views but more affordable

Services & Facilities

On level 2, the indoor/outdoor courtyard is a great perching spot with a coffee machine inside and a vertical garden outside.

On level 3 you will find a library and the tech hub, a shared working space that’s fully equipped with numerous USB and power points.

Other facilities and services:

  • Rooftop terrace with lounges, coffee tables, high tables and chairs, outdoor fireplace 
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Free wifi
  • Complimentary hot drinks from vending machines
  • Ski/snowboard lockers

Dining

There is no restaurant or breakfast available onsite, because it’s not necessary considering there are so many dining offerings nearby.

You can order delivery food and eat it in one of the many social spaces, or buy some drinks at the nearby bottle shop and enjoy your beverages on the rooftop terrace (wine buckets and ice supplied).

mi-pad Queenstown Rates & Availability

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mi-pad Queenstown Packages

This property currently has no lifts & lodging packages available.

mi-pad Queenstown Features, Amenities & Services

Property

  • Communal area(s)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking property
  • Ski lockers
  • WiFi

Rooms

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/Internet TV
  • Views
  • WiFi

Services

  • 24 hour reception

mi-pad Queenstown Location

mi-pad Queenstown Reviews

Exceptional Queenstown Hotel: Had to Work Mighty Hard to Find Any Inadequacies

POWDERHOUNDS.COM30/08/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Couple
  • Guest Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    5

Exceptional Queenstown Hotel: Had to Work Mighty Hard to Find Any Inadequacies

POWDERHOUNDS.COM30/08/2019
Apres drinks with sunset views from the rooftop terrace
More communal spaces
High tables and lots of lounges on the roof
Funky bathroom: loved the frosted glass mountains
Compact yet very functional room
mi-pad Queenstown is an absolutely exceptional hotel for its price point. It may look plain on the outside (and eco-friendly), whilst inside it is super sleek, hip and modern. The hotel designers pride themselves on putting a lot of thought into exactly what travellers want in a hotel. We expected perfection and the hotel was almost perfect – we had to work mighty hard to find any minor shortcomings.

The communal spaces were phenomenal. The lobby lounge with its groovy fireplace is all most hotels would have, yet there was also another lounge and working desks on the same level. Downstairs was a large shared space for dining or hanging out with particularly groovy lights (I want to know where they sourced them from – I want some!), including a lovely courtyard with a vertical garden. The rooftop terrace was a major highlight for après ski drinks. Instead of finding a cocktail bar with views that charges an arm and a leg for a drink, we could buy drinks from the nearby bottle shop and rug up on the roof for sunset views across the town and lake.

Many of the shared spaces featured oversized scenic photos of Queenstown, and some of them were backlit so they looked even more spectacular. The free hot drinks from the vending machines were also a bit of a hit.

We stayed in a standard room which had delightful furnishings, a super comfie bed, and was rather compact (as advertised) but it didn’t matter as there the great social areas to spread out. The room had good soundproofing and I loved the funky bathroom with the mountain-view frosted glass so I could still look at the real mountain views from the shower. Some girls would appreciate the hair straightener, but the designers neglected to put a light above the mirror to apply makeup (doh!). Also if I was to nit pick, the towel rack was in the toilet rather than being within easy reach of the shower.
It’s a smart hotel that uses plenty of technology which was pretty cool but technology is only good when it actually works, and some things were a fraction gimmicky. For example, you could pick your colour for mood lighting or just let it cycle through different colours. Light sensors were in place in the footwells and the toilet (technology that’s in place in some aged care facilities to prevent patients from falling), but I just found it disturbed sleep when it inadvertently turned on and was annoying because I’m not at risk of falling over. Getting the internet TV to work was a rigmarole and sometimes it just didn’t work, and the wifi had its moments.

The mi-pad Queenstown hotel has taken some good steps to be eco friendly including plenty of insulation and small windows, lights that power off when no one is in the room, and not providing the small shampoo bottles.

Service levels were very good and all the staff worked hard to respond via the app or face-to-face with any queries, and they provided some good recommendations for dining.

Be aware that there is no parking at the hotel and the street parking out the front has a 2 hour limit. 24 hour parking is available 5 minutes walk away.

We got incredibly comfortable at the mi-pad hotel during our few days there and could have easily settled in for a fortnight. Highly recommended!
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