The month of January in New Zealand is the height of
summer, and Queenstown is a popular holiday destination. Accommodation (and car
hire if required) is best booked well in advance, to get the best choice of
places and rates.
Tip: check before booking that your accommodation is within
easy walking distance of the Millennium Hotel venue - you will arrive more
relaxed for your games! It is also nice to be able to stroll home from the
Queenstown town centre, after a glass or two of Pinot Noir in the evening.
Finding somewhere close to the venue/town centre should be
easy - there is a wide choice of places to stay in Queenstown.
Renting a holiday home with friends will keep the cost down
- ask for somewhere near the tournament venue.
Goodstays Queenstown, www.goodstays.co.nz
corner Camp and
Shotover Street, First Floor Chester Building, Queenstown.
Tel 03 409
For short-term holiday lets in houses and apartments around
Queenstown. Search their Holiday Rentals website or e-mail
Resort Property Rentals,
short-term lets in houses and apartments around Queenstown.
Blue Peaks Apartments and Blue Peaks Lodge,
of Stanley St and Sydney St, just 150 metres from the tournament hall).
range of different-sized units and apartments.
Queenstown Holiday Homes,
For short-term lets in houses and apartments.
Pauline Marron, e-mail
Vacation Villas, www.vacationvillas.co.nz
David Clarke or Susan Murray for short term lets around Queenstown.
short term lets around Queenstown.
ACCOMMODATION BOOKING SITES
(these sites can be good for gaining an overview of what is
available, and occasionally offer bargains)
- user friendly site usually with some good prices
- an excellent information site giving contact details for numerous
accommodation places, in all price ranges.
HOTELS (higher end)
corner of Frankton Rd and Stanley St, Queenstown;
special chess rate:
NZ$175.00 incl GST per room per night - Bed & Breakfast for 2 persons
Tel: +64 3 441 8888 Fax: +64 3 441 8889
Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St, Private Bag, Queenstown;
chess rate: NZ$160.00 incl GST per room per night - Bed & Breakfast for 2
tel: +64 3 442 8123 fax: +64 3 442 7472 reservation: +64 9 309 4420
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview,
Frankton Road, Queenstown;
special chess rate: NZ$160.00 incl GST per room
per night - Bed & Breakfast for 2 persons
tel: +64 3 442 7950 fax: +64
3 442 8066 reservation: +64 9 309 4420
Novotel, www.novotel.co.nz - four-star hotel in the
Queenstown town centre.
Six minutes' walk to the playing hall.
Further accommodation links:
blacksheepbackpackers.co.nz - 13
Frankton Road, Queenstown.
Reasonable quality backpacker accommodation, two
minutes' walk from the tournament venue.
- the hip new Nomad establishment is situated in the heart of town. Eight
minutes walk to the tournament venue.
- Base Queenstown - good quality budget hostel accommodation at the Base
Discovery Lodge, well-located in the town centre and walkable to the venue.
Choose from single, double, twin, triple or dorm rooms.
MORE ACCOMMODATION WITHIN 5 MINUTES' WALK TO THE TOURNAMENT
For those on a budget, some of these places offer "family
units" which can sleep 6 or more people.
Garden Court, www.gardencourt.co.nz
opposite the tournament hall.
Caples Court, www.caplescourt.co.nz
owners Scott and Sonya Ford say to ask for a chessplayer discount.
also manage The Lofts, www.caplescourt.co.nz/the_lofts/
which are holiday apartments right in the middle of town.
Four Seasons Resort -
Motor Lodge & Apartments - www.alexisqueenstown.co.nz
Motel Apartments - www.qma.co.nz
Motel - www.autolinemotel.co.nz
Hurleys Quality Inn - www.hurleys.co.nz
Amity Lodge -
There are many car hire companies in Queenstown, and you
will find car hire quite cheap and hassle-free in New Zealand. The car hire
companies offer airport pickups whether or not they maintain a counter at the
airport. Here is a selection of firms:
Omega Car Rentals
Pegasus Car Rental,
Queenstown Branch website:
Apex Car Rentals, Queenstown Airport Branch
Ace Rental Cars
Thifty Car Rentals