Hotel Review: The new Sudima Queenstown Five Mile, the ideal stay for winter ski holidays


Sudima Queenstown Five Mile. Online video / Equipped

Dan Ahwa stays at the new Sudima Queenstown 5 Mile

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Spot: The 4.5-star resort is in a key location – located in a newish development of retailers in the bustling Frankton area in the 5 Mile precinct, around the airport, town centre, ski fields, and principal routes to well-liked destinations. It is really just a 10-minute generate into Queenstown’s centre.

The Sudima Five Mile Queenstown has a contemporary Scandanavian style which its owners have said is ''reminiscent of an armadillo''. Photo / Supplied
The Sudima Five Mile Queenstown has a contemporary Scandanavian design which its proprietors have mentioned is ”reminiscent of an armadillo”. Picture / Provided

Style: Modern Scandanavian, which its entrepreneurs have explained is ”reminiscent of an armadillo”. This a single is the seventh Sudima Hotels home in the group’s portfolio, and joins two Sudimas in Auckland, two in Christchurch, just one in Rotorua and a newish a person in Kaikōura.

Sudima Five Mile Queenstown is the seventh property in the group's portfolio, and joins two Sudimas in Auckland, two in Christchurch, one in Rotorua and a newish one in Kaikoura. Photo / Supplied
Sudima Five Mile Queenstown is the seventh residence in the group’s portfolio, and joins two Sudimas in Auckland, two in Christchurch, a single in Rotorua and a newish a single in Kaikoura. Photo / Supplied

Cost: From $179 for each night time for a top-quality twin home to $289 for a two-bed room suite.

Perfect for: A weekend getaway for a couple, a family with youthful children or gurus needing someplace safe and quick to stay on operate journeys.

Examine-in encounter: We were being fulfilled by supervisor Winsome who checked us in with relieve. Workers were pleasant and welcoming. If you have employed a rental automobile, the very best place to park is not through the most important strip on Grant Rd, but in the carpark all-around the back again. You can just have to have to accumulate a Sudima card to put on the dashboard. Check-in time is 2pm and check out-out time is at 11am.

Initially impressions: The 5 Mile shopping precinct is a jarring juxtaposition to the bordering vista, but it is absolutely a position of usefulness. You are a stone’s throw away from the airport and a assortment of shops and cafes close by. At the time you get earlier the shop windows of puffer jackets and an huge Glimpse Sharp Store up coming door, you happen to be greeted by a shiny, clear and fashionable Sudima foyer.

Rooms: There are six kinds of slick, well-lit rooms, from a Top-quality Twin place to a Remarkables King area. Of the 120 rooms on offer you, we stayed in an Alpine Watch King Home which has a king-dimensions mattress, ensuite bathroom and a majestic see of the mountains. The flooring-to-ceiling double-glazed windows available a wonderful see of the snow-capped mountains – and also a entire look at of the gymnasium throughout the highway with people today doing the job out every single hour of the day. The bedroom was heat and peaceful, and comes conveniently equipped with Alexa speakers, a mini-fridge (bottles of water only), tea and espresso, safety secure and Tv with written content-casting abilities. There is an ironing board, a yoga mat with sanitiser in the wardrobe. Personalized spotlight? A pillow menu.

Sudima Five Mile Queenstown has six styles of slick, well-lit rooms available. Photo / Supplied
Sudima 5 Mile Queenstown has six types of slick, very well-lit rooms offered. Image / Equipped

Toilet: A tastefully adorned toilet that includes an overhead shower and a hand-held shower head with fantastic h2o strain. Facilities incorporate Smith & Co. toiletries, plush bath robes and a recycling bin. I beloved the Tamara Shower Burst – a aromatic shower thingy you set on the ground to give off aromatherapy vibes.

Amenities: There are meeting amenities out there, and it is free to use a 3rd-party health club close by (check with at reception for a important). You will find also a great spa in the resort lobby known as Moss, and snowboard/ski storage.

Food: Podium restaurant on degree a person has a cosy fireplace and is a excellent put to dine. When we have been there, the chef had only just remaining to just take up a post at Eichardt’s Private Hotel in the town centre, but the kitchen area staff members did a fantastic occupation of maintaining an impressive menu that did not feel like regular hotel fare. Don’t pass up the cool Tanoshi sake bar and restaurant in the lobby.

In the neighbourhood: Almost everything from Countdown to Caroline Eve. Kmart is also conveniently situated throughout the street, and if you happen to be a silly Aucklander who hadn’t study the climate forecast about the snowfall beforehand, you can decide on yourself a Kathmandu jacket next doorway.

Accessibility: There are accessible rooms accessible, with ramps in frequent spots.

Sustainability: Water regulation, guest-activated air-conditioning and lights, eco-dry cleansing of linen, plastic-absolutely free interval care from Oi, compostable slippers and the possibility to bypass place cleaning altogether are just some of the nods to a greener encounter at the resort.

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