Hulbert House


A luxurious boutique hotel with just seven rooms, Hulbert House in Queenstown, New Zealand, is the perfect location for celebrating your romantic honeymoon or as part of a luxury tailormade New Zealand holiday

Why you'll love it here

  • Stay in a beautifully restored, historic Victorian villa, built in 1888
  • Take in panoramic views over the mountains and Lake Wakatipu
  • Explore downtown Queenstown, only a five-minute walk away
  • Relax in your individually styled room, featuring elegant décor
  • Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapes at Palm Lounge each evening

Best For

  • Honeymoon,


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Each room at Hulbert House is individually styled with its own independent charm and character. From the Grand Room’s rich purples, blues and golds to the Queen Room’s lush garden access and kitchenette, there’s an accommodation option tailored with luxury amenities to your preferences.

In addition to this, a New Zealand Historic Places covenant protects the property’s historical significance for future generations. Built by Horatio Nelson Firth and first established in 1888, the Victorian villa is steeped in authentic history, which you’re invited to explore and learn about. Nowadays, the interior design by Neil McLachlan preserves the period details with the use of splendid English wallpapers and custom milled carpet, large scale French antiques and chandeliers.

Relax in the iconic Palm Lounge or marvel at sweeping views of majestic mountains, Lake Wakatipu and downtown Queenstown. Not only that, but the town centre is a five-minute walk downhill, where you can discover delicious eateries, the lovely Bay Beach and a fabulous shopping centre.

To top it off, enjoy a sumptuous à la carte breakfast, along with an extensive buffet and mid-morning tea. Hulbert House even provides a delightful spread of canapés, paired with wines and beers.

Featuring just seven rooms (five Premium Rooms, one Grand Room, one Queen Studio), Hulbert House is one of New Zealand’s most luxurious boutique lodges, ready for you to sit back and relax.

Premium Room

Premium Room

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Wake up to stunning views over Lake Wakatipu and the Skyline Gondola in this luxury boutique accommodation, an elegant space with its own individual character and charm.
Grand Room

Grand Room

Sleeps: 3 Adults

Rich purples, royal blues and radiant golds combine to bring this fabulous living area to life. Slumber in style and enjoy a gourmet breakfast in true luxury with a breathtaking view of Lake Wakatipu.
Queen Studio

Queen Studio

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Enjoy easy access to the lush garden and relax with all the luxury amenities you can imagine. This spectacular accommodation comes with a kitchenette, so you have a little more independence.
Exclusive Stay

Exclusive Stay

Sleeps: 12 Adults

Hulbert House is available for complete hire as your own luxury, staffed holiday home.

Pre-dinner drinks and delectable canapés served in the iconic Palm Lounge from 5-7pm

Hulbert House is just a five-minute walk from downtown Queenstown and you have access to a host of spectacular activities and experiences. Skippers Canyon is perfect for jetboat activities and 4WD exploration while Lake Hayes has a beautiful walking trail boasting the most stunning views. Alternatively, you can swim at Wilson Bay in summer and go gold panning along Arrowtown river.

There’s something for the whole family. Experience the Milford Sound by plane or helicopter, during which you can admire the magnificent vistas of glacier-carved valleys, mountains, alpine lakes and vast forests. Additionally, the Queenstown Wine Trail offers an indulgent Wine and Food Sampler Tour while golfers can practice their swing at Jack’s Point, one of the area’s well-known courses.

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  • Time zone: +13 GMT
  • Flight time: 25 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Air New Zealand, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airlines
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar
  • Tipping guideline: Optional, but not expected
  • Health considerations: No major health risks.
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Population: 5,269,938
  • National languages: English, Maori
  • Electricity and plugs: Type I (V), 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for New Zealand if you have a British passport - apply online

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 7:30pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 


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  • Enhancing your escape with personal touches

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  • Diverse portfolio and exclusive experiences
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