Today's blog shall be less than positive about our hotel. We decided to try breakfast out for one day & I was decidedly disappointed. Apart from falling massively short of JDH standard, it not not even come close to the Novotel at Freiburg. With the amount of bars/restaurants that offered breakfast for many dollars less the hotel should know better. On the subject of the hotel, it has all the ingredients to be very successful yet does not realise it. The views from the bar & restaurant deserve JDH service & food. The outdoor hot tub & pool area could be more user friendly. Also the main restaurant was closed on a sat night for a function as had the bar for the previous two nights for two hours. Should this place be run properly it would be a gold mine.
Anyway, our day took us to Glenorchry. 45mins from Queenstown it was situated at the top of the lake which allowed is to see where the lake starts. Like the rest of NZ it had a golf course even though there did not seem to be enough people to go on it. The lagoon walk was very picturesque especially with another day of sunshine.
We took to the Feenhill track on the way back that was a mountainous scramble. After an hour of both of us not breaking an ankle we returned to the car. A third walk took us round Queenstown gardens to round off a good day outside.
A mini bar crawl occupied the evening along with 3games of NRL Rugby. Food was taken on board at some stage. The Pig & Whistle was certainly the low point of the evening.
All in all Queenstown has great nightlife & could u occupied for quite some time.