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Set on a private hillside above Lake Wakatipu, Azur is a private and tranquil lodge just five minutes drive from buzzing downtown Queenstown.
Azur Lodge is perfectly located for seclusion and relaxation at the end of a day in the 'Adventure Capital of the World'. Nine free-standing villas feature sundecks, open plan lounges and gas fireplaces creating that home-from-home feeling, with the addition of discrete personal service. The main house consists of communal spaces including a kitchen (with daily baked treats), living rooms with open fire and DVD collection, and a private courtyard garden.
In the typically leisurely style of the lodge, breakfast from the flexible menu is served whenever and wherever guests choose, be it their villa, the courtyard or in the main communal kitchen. Dinner is just as stress-free - reservations can be made and guests driven to and from their chosen restaurant. The Azur staff will also deliver dinner from some of Queenstown's best restaurants directly to guests, room service style on fine china, and even clear it away afterwards.
In room massage and mini-spa treatments are available, or guests can be chauffeured to any of the reputable spas in the Queenstown region.
The knowledgeable Azur team are on hand to discuss and book excursions, of which there is a huge range in and around Queenstown; hiking, skiing, golf, fly fishing, helicopter tours and jet boating are just some of the popular offerings.
You can take in the panoramic views of the Remarkables mountains from your villa's luxurious spa bathtub.
Frances, Original Traveller